Fur Life Vet Horsham – SA Vet

Horsham, located in Western Victoria is a vibrant regional hub, centred on the Western Highway, 3.5 hours from Melbourne, 4.5 hours from Adelaide, and nestled in the foothills of the Grampians. We have strong sporting culture, recreational and arts communities and plenty of good pub grub!

As an ASAV Accredited Hospital, we proudly operate with a high standard of care. Our team of five vets, seven qualified nurses, four student nurses and three dedicated reception/administration staff pride themselves on excellent patient care combined with superior customer service.

Our building is the only old thing about our hospital, but it is fitted out with all the toys:

  • Fully equipped in-house Idexx laboratory, including the Sedivue machine.
  • Fully equipped for dentistry including digital dental radiography.
  • Digital DR radiography and ultrasound.
  • Multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring including capnography, SpO2, ECG and blood pressure.
  • Realtime patient monitoring using Smart Flow and ezyVet practice management software.
  • Endoscopy, Video Otoscopy, Tonometry, Electrocautery etc.

Experienced or new graduate applicants would receive strong support within the Apiam framework. Our team has nurtured many successful new graduates and have the patience, time and teaching skills to ensure you flourish. Regional practice will offer you plenty of variety and opportunities to thrive. You will grow your experience in quality preventative care, routine surgery (and if you are interested, more complicated ones too), dentistry, emergency (snakebites and grass seeds galore) and work up complicated cases. Referral to Melbourne is accessible when needed.

We believe in collaboration and our chatty sounding boards love to bounce cases around at our weekly vet meeting.

Afterhours is shared with the neighbouring clinic, resulting in approximately 1 in 8 weekends on call. Afterhours is fully supported by a trained triage team to filter out nuisance calls and take deposits.

Paid staff training takes place after lunch every Wednesday afternoon. It is a chance for us to catch up on the week, plan, and continue our professional development together. Our experienced vets, and our stable, qualified nursing team are well versed in mentoring new vets and love to teach. We practice team consulting, so you are supported in every consult by a nurse.

Apiam perks include:

  • Membership and VSB Registration paid.
  • Subscriptions are available for CVE, VIN and Plumbs.
  • 5 days paid volunteer leave. 
  • “Wellness Day” – An extra paid annual leave day!
  • Paid parental leave in addition to the government scheme.
  • Access to an online resource library.
  • Genuine paid support for CE.
  • Plus, various retail, travel, and service discounts.

We will invest in you and value the skills that you bring:

  • You will be paid an hourly rate for every hour you work – no unpaid overtime.
  • Generous afterhours remuneration. 
  • Relocation assistance will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Apiam Animal Health is an approved and accredited visa sponsor for international vets.
  • Rural Veterinary Support / Student Debt Reduction Program for eligible candidates. Visit https://www.apiam.com.au/apiam-careers/rural-veterinary-support/ to see more.