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We are currently recruiting for the following positions. If you, or someone you know, might be a good fit for these roles, please complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Dairy & Beef Cattle Veterinarian
The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking a dairy and beef cattle veterinarian with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. This mixed practice role is based at Malanda, with a dairy and beef cattle focus.

Our Malanda clinic services approximately 50 dairy farms across the southern Atherton Tableland. Our herds follow a year-round calving pattern, and TVS has an established herd health program that focuses on reproductive performance and preventative health. Our regular, scheduled visits encourage a close partnership between the attending veterinarian and farmer, and is supported by a clinic-led herd recording and data analysis program.

The clinic services a number of large beef cattle stations, stretching west and north into the Gulf of Carpentaria. We have an increasing role in the reproductive management on these properties, that includes regularly pregnancy testing, bull fertility testing, synchronisation and AI programs.

The Malanda clinic supports a campus of James Cook University, where final year veterinary students undertake their dairy clinical rotation. The clinic has an extensive cattle handling facilities with two undercover crushes and yards, along with student accommodation and lecture facilities.

Opportunities exist for in house training and mentorship from our senior veterinary staff who hold a range of post graduate qualifications including multiple ANZCVS memberships, Masters and PhD degrees.

The day to day role

As a rural mixed practice, all of our Malanda team are expected to assist with routine small animal, equine and cattle consults. This is especially important for your ability to contribute to our after-hours roster. However, this role has a distinct dairy and beef cattle focus, and as such, a typical day may include:

  • Herd health visits, which involve pregnancy testing, treating non-cycling cows, lame and sick cow consults, and general animal health consultancy;
  • Ambulatory cattle visits for emergencies such as calvings, prolapses, treating tick fever and 3-day sickness, eye cancers and down cows;
  • Station visits to undertake bull testing and pregnancy testing of large mobs;
  • Pregnancy testing cattle for export;
  • Teaching final year JCU dairy rotation students structured practical classes, such as hoof trimming, downer cow management, or laparotomy;
  • Undertaking mastitis or calf disease investigations;
  • Small animal vaccinations, consults and routine surgery at one of our branch clinics;
  • Attending a horse stitch up or treating a colic.
Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about dairy and beef cattle, especially preventative herd health programs, reproductive analysis and consultancy. Well-developed ambulatory cattle skills, including confidence with obstetrics and sick cow consultations is essential. You should be well on the way to achieving PregCheck accreditation for manual pregnancy diagnosis, and experience with an ultrasound would be advantageous.

To thrive in this role, you should be a confident yet humble veterinarian, who can relate to people from all walks of life and have strong interpersonal skills. An ability to work independently and be adaptable is important, along with an eagerness to share your knowledge and experience with our graduate veterinarians and final year, dairy rotation students from James Cook University.

Other important attributes include:

  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and clients
  • A caring, compassionate nature
  • Someone who solves problems and has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • A desire to make life easier for your colleagues and clients
  • A positive outlook and desire to have fun and enjoy your work
  • Registration with the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board or other recognised jurisdiction.
The position details
  • Full time position – 9 days per fortnight
  • Workday from 7:30am to 5:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
  • 1-in-4 after hours roster – some Saturday morning work required when on call
  • Above award salary
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Income protection insurance
  • AVA Membership paid, clinic VIN and CVE membership
Graduate Mixed Practice Veterinarian - Malanda and Edmonton
The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking two full-time graduate veterinarians to join our team in early 2021. One role will be based at our Malanda clinic, while the other will be based at our Edmonton clinic.

The role based at Malanda is a fairly balanced mixed practice position encompassing small animals, equine, dairy cattle and beef cattle. . Our Malanda clinic hosts final year veterinary students from James Cook University, and has an extensive cattle handling facility with two undercover crushes and yards, along with student accommodation and lecture facilities.

The Malanda Equine Hospital facilities include a fully equipped surgical theatre, induction box, hoist, horse crush, stables and day yards.  Diagnostics include in-house haematology and biochemistry capabilities, mobile digital X-ray, multiple ultrasound machines (small animal, equine rectal, bovine rectal) video- and fibreoptic endoscopy, mobile horse crush, tonometry, etc etc!

The Edmonton role is  a companion animal and equine focus. The clinic is recently renovated and boasts a beautiful, open plan with tropical gardens and plenty of space. We have IDEXX in house pathology lab, digital x-ray, ultrasound, IM3 dental suite, mobile equine crush and dentistry kit. Our experienced nurses are an amazing support for our team.

Opportunities exist for in house training and mentorship from our senior veterinary staff who hold a range of post graduate qualifications including multiple ANZCVS memberships, Masters and PhD degrees.

The day to day role

TVS has considerable experience employing and supporting graduate veterinarians through their first veterinary positions. We recognise the need for balance between structured support and mentorship, and the opportunity to take on increased responsibility. Every graduate learns at a different pace, requiring variable levels of supervision. We believe that regular and open communication is the key to finding the balance between providing support and the freedom to learn.

A typical day may include:

  • Routine and first opinion small animal consultations including vaccinations and health checks, skin conditions, lameness, ear and eye consultations, sick animals, tick paralysis, snake bites and other emergency presentations.
  • Routine small animal surgery and procedures, including desexings, lump removals, dentistry and wound treatments.
  • Ambulatory cattle farm visits, including calvings, sick cows, routine surgeries, lame cows, pregnancy testing and other emergency visits.
  • Ambulatory equine farm visits, including colic management, stitch ups, ophthalmic conditions, vaccinations, dentistry and other first opinion visits.
Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidates will be passionate about mixed practice and eager to apply their university learnings across a range of companion animal, dairy and beef cattle and equine caseload.

To thrive in these roles, you should be a confident yet humble graduate, who can relate to people from all walks of life and have strong interpersonal skills. An ability to work independently and be adaptable is important, although there is plenty of support from clinic colleagues, our experienced nursing team and the senior vets across our group.

Other important attributes include:

  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and clients
  • A caring, compassionate nature
  • Someone who solves problems and has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • A desire to make life easier for your colleagues and clients
  • A positive outlook and desire to have fun and enjoy your work
  • Registration with the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board or other recognised jurisdiction.
The position details
  • Full time position – 9 days per fortnight
  • Workday from 7:30am to 5:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
  • 1-in-4 after hours roster – some Saturday morning work required when on call
  • Above award salary
  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Income protection insurance
  • AVA Membership paid, clinic VIN and CVE membership
Receptionist - Atherton
The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking a new receptionist to join our Atherton clinic.

Our receptionists are the heartbeat of our clinic, providing the first welcoming, friendly smile to our clients whether at the front desk or on the phone. They are responsible for providing a great first impression and making sure that our clients and their pets have a memorable experience with us.

They provide basic animal health advice on topics including parasite protection, nutrition, vaccination and desexing. They also keep the administrative wheels turning by taking phone messages, responding to emails and other client enquiries, coordinating appointments, updating client records, sending appointment reminders and keeping the public areas of our clinic clean, tidy and visually appealing.

The day to day role

Our reception team are based at the front desk of the clinic, greeting and farewelling clients who visit for veterinary consultations or purchase merchandise and medications. They are also responsible for answering phone calls and undertaking a number of administrative support tasks. Some of these roles include:

  • Providing memorable customer experiences, compassionate support and assistance to clients on the phone and when visiting the clinic;
  • Ensuring clear and timely communication between clients and the veterinary and nursing teams;
  • Maintaining the public areas of the clinic in a clean, tidy and aesthetically pleasing state;
  • Ensure that the display of retail products in the reception area is professional and appealing;
  • Providing basic animal care advice on parasite protection, nutrition, vaccination and other general health matters;
  • Processing financial transactions and managing the receipt and balancing of client payments.
Our ideal candidate
  • A bubbly, outgoing personality who can relate to people of all walks of live
  • A love of animals and caring, compassionate nature
  • Someone who solves problems and has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • A desire to make life easier for your colleagues and clients
  • Experience in a customer care or administrative role
  • A working knowledge of Windows based software programs
The position details
  • Permanent part time position
  • 3 – 4 days per week (approximately 25-35 hours per week)
  • Pay range – $21-$24 per hour, depending on experience
  • Workday from 7:30am to 5:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
  • Some Saturday morning work required
Veterinary Nurse & Receptionist - Weipa
The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking a new veterinary nurse/receptionist to join our Weipa clinic.

As a small, one vet clinic, our reception staff at Weipa are required to be able to fill multiple roles, including the traditional receptionist position but also be adaptable enough to support our veterinary team with clinical nursing duties. We are able to provide training and support the right applicant to obtain their Veterinary Nursing Qualification.

Our receptionists are the heartbeat of our clinic, providing the first welcoming, friendly smile to our clients whether at the front desk or on the phone. They are responsible for providing a great first impression and making sure that our clients and their pets have a memorable experience with us.

They provide basic animal health advice on topics including parasite protection, nutrition, vaccination and desexing. They also keep the administrative wheels turning by taking phone messages, responding to emails and other client enquiries, coordinating appointments, updating client records, sending appointment reminders and keeping the public areas of our clinic clean, tidy and visually appealing.

The day to day role

Our reception team are based at the front desk of the clinic, greeting and farewelling clients who visit for veterinary consultations or purchase merchandise and medications. They are also responsible for answering phone calls and undertaking a number of administrative support tasks. Some of these roles include:

  • Providing memorable customer experiences, compassionate support and assistance to clients on the phone and when visiting the clinic;
  • Ensuring clear and timely communication between clients and the veterinary and nursing teams;
  • Maintaining the public areas of the clinic in a clean, tidy and aesthetically pleasing state;
  • Ensure that the display of retail products in the reception area is professional and appealing;
  • Providing basic animal care advice on parasite protection, nutrition, vaccination and other general health matters;
  • Processing financial transactions and managing the receipt and balancing of client payments.

On top of these reception duties, the applicant will also be expected to assist:

  • Administer medication and care for inpatients
  • Restrain animals for veterinary examination
  • Prepare admission forms and monitor anaesthetics
  • Clean and sterilise surgical areas and equipment
  • Monitor stock on hand and assist with ordering of inventory
Our ideal candidate
  • A bubbly, outgoing personality who can relate to people of all walks of live
  • A love of animals and caring, compassionate nature
  • Someone who solves problems and has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • A desire to make life easier for your colleagues and clients
  • Experience in a customer care or administrative role
  • A working knowledge of Windows based software programs
  • An unflappable disposition and ability to remain calm under pressure
The position details
  • Permanent part time position
  • 3 – 4 days per week (approximately 25-35 hours per week)
  • Pay range – $21-$24 per hour (permanent rate), depending on experience
Farm Technician & Groundskeeper
The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking a new Farm Technician and Groundskeeper to be based at our Malanda clinic. Some travel to our clinics in Atherton and Edmonton will also be required.

This is a diverse and wide-ranging role, that includes activities that support the work of our cattle and equine veterinarians, and service our important farm and horse clients. The role is also responsible for maintaining the gardens, grounds and buildings at our Malanda, Atherton and Edmonton clinics in a tidy, clean and aesthetically pleasing manner.

This is a physical role working mostly outside, and you must be confident handling machinery and equipment such as whipper snippers, pressure cleaners, lawn mowers and tractors. A medium-rigid (MR) truck license and forklift license is an advantage. Experience and confidence handling horses and working with cattle is essential.

The day to day role

The role is based at our Malanda clinic, although some travel to our clinics at Atherton and Edmonton will be required to help maintain those sites. You will be working with another team member, sharing responsibility for ensuring that our equine hospital, farm deliveries and James Cook University teaching programs run smoothly and efficiently. Your day to day duties may include:

  • Coordinate and deliver merchandise and veterinary supplies to farm clients;
  • Loading and unloading pallets in the storage shed using the forklift;
  • Mowing lawns and whipper snippering;
  • Spraying weeds;
  • Cleaning paths and driveways;
  • Cleaning ponds, troughs and water features;
  • Maintenance and cleaning of equipment;
  • Arranging delivery or collection of hay, feed and saw dust to the equine hospital;
  • Cleaning stables, equine surgery and knock down area;
  • Feeding and medicating horses;
  • Greeting clients and admitting horses to hospital;
  • Assisting veterinarians with handling of horses for treatment;
  • Assisting the delivery of the JCU student cattle teaching program;
  • Mustering cattle as directed and returning cattle to appropriate paddock;
  • Collecting calves, lame cows, cull cows, reproductive tracts and other biological samples for student teaching purposes;
  • Cleaning of cattle yards;
  • Assisting with maintenance of agistment cattle, including fencing, troughs and pipes;
  • Assist veterinarians on farm calls when requested.
Our ideal candidate
  • A friendly, cheerful personality who can relate to people of all walks of live
  • A love of the outdoors and rural lifestyle
  • Someone who solves problems and has a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Attention to detail and dependable
  • A desire to make life easier for your colleagues and clients
  • Farm experience, including basic maintenance and use of farm equipment
  • Confident and safe handling horses and cattle
The position details
  • Permanent part time position
  • 3 days per week (approximately 25 hours per week) – additional hours available to cover holidays and leave
  • Pay range – $22-$24 per hour, depending on experience
  • Workday from 7:30am to 5:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
About Tableland Veterinary Service

Our purpose is to support better lives for the people, animals and communities of rural North Queensland with advanced veterinary science and compassionate care.

Tableland Veterinary Service is a family owned group of mixed practice veterinary clinics across Far North Queensland. Our clinics are located in Malanda, Atherton and Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tableland, along with clinics in Charters Towers, Edmonton and Weipa. We love our community and our work, but most of all we love to support each other and help one another succeed.

Our team care for the needs of all animals, from dairy and beef herds, to working dogs and horses, elite performance horses, cherished pets, and wildlife. We have over 60 staff and have a culture of positivity, dependability and humility. We care for one another like family, and love to celebrate each other’s wins.

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