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Dairy & Beef Cattle Veterinarian - Malanda

The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking a dairy and beef cattle veterinarian with a minimum of 2 years experience. The role will be based at our Malanda clinic on the beautiful Atherton Tableland.

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.

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!

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.

This role may be perfect for you if…

  1. …you are seeking a position where you will get a truly mixed practice caseload, featuring dairy and beef cattle including regular scheduled herd health visits, equine reproduction, dentistry and routine clinical work, and first opinion small animal medicine and surgery cases.
  2. …you want to foster close relationships with your farm clients and have a genuine and lasting impact on their farming enterprise.
  3. …you want to be surrounded by people who love their work and know how important a healthy balance between work and personal life is.
  4. …you want to be an appreciated and respected part of your community.
  5. …you love an outdoor lifestyle, featuring rolling countryside, pristine rainforest and waterfalls, golden beaches, turquoise tropical waters and endless expanses of bush.
  6. …you highly value the opportunity to learn and grow, both as a veterinarian and a well-rounded person.

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 candidates will be passionate about mixed practice, and especially dairy and beef cattle production. They will have developed an affinity for farm production systems and desire to help their clients to be more efficient, profitable and sustainable.

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, although there is plenty of support from clinic colleagues, our experienced nursing team and the senior vets across our group.

You need to be willing to take a leadership role in our team to help mentor graduate veterinarians and trainee nurses, and contribute to the clinical teaching of final year veterinary students. You should also have an infectious enthusiasm for rural cattle practice, that inspires other aspiring veterinarians to pursue a career working with production animals in regional Australia.

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 5:00pm with ½ 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

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 privately-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 cares for the needs of all animals, from dairy and beef herds, to working dogs and 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.

Our Core Values

The TVS Spirit is built on a foundation of five guiding principles – our Core Values. These principles are the timeless beliefs that guide our decisions, inform the way we relate to one another and behave. They underpin the way we recruit, review and reward our team, and are considered every time we need to make an important decision.

The TVS Core Values are:

Be dependable

  • Follow through on promises.
  • Take ownership.
  • Make life easier for those around you.

Solve problems

  • Think. TAKE ACTION.
  • Progress before perfection.
  • Embrace new challenges.

Stay humble

  • Take the job seriously, not yourself.
  • Treasure constructive feedback.
  • Challenge your own opinions.

Show love

  • Care for one another like family.
  • Assume best intentions.
  • Strive to understand others.

Choose positivity

  • Express gratitude and appreciation often.
  • Celebrate each others wins.
  • Laugh, smile and have fun.
Mixed Practice Veterinarian - Malanda

The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking an experienced mixed practice veterinarian to join our team in early 2021. The role will be based at our Malanda clinic on the beautiful Atherton Tableland.

The role is a balanced mixed practice position encompassing small animals, equine, dairy cattle and beef cattle. The Malanda clinic is home to around nine of our veterinarians, five veterinary nurses and also the main administrative hub of the broader TVS business.

There is scope for the role to evolve according to the applicants’ professional interests. Our team – although general practitioners – are encouraged to pursue further study in their field of special interest, and internal referral among our team is common. If your aspirations include studying for membership of the ANZCVS or pursuing post graduate study, this could be the ideal position.

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!

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.

This role may be perfect for you if…

  1. …you are seeking a position where you will get a truly mixed practice caseload, featuring dairy and beef cattle including regular scheduled herd health visits, equine reproduction, dentistry and routine clinical work, and first opinion small animal medicine and surgery cases.
  2. …you want to be surrounded by people who love their work and know how important a healthy balance between work and personal life is.
  3. …you are ambitious and ready to take the next step in your career by taking on more responsibility or further study.
  4. …you want to be an appreciated and respected part of your community.
  5. …you love an outdoor lifestyle, featuring rolling countryside, pristine rainforest and waterfalls, golden beaches, turquoise tropical waters and endless expanses of bush.
  6. …you highly value the opportunity to learn and grow, both as a veterinarian and a well-rounded person.
  7. …you have a couple of years’ mixed practice experience, and are looking for an opportunity to further develop a specific special interest in a supporting, encouraging team.

The day to day role

TVS has a large and diverse veterinary team. Most of our vets are general practitioners who can turn their hands at most emergency jobs and species, however we encourage all of our vets to pursue further knowledge in areas of special interest.

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.
  • Providing advice and mentorship to less experienced vets and nurses across the TVS clinics.
  • Routine small animal surgery and procedures, including desexings, lump removals, dentistry and wound treatments.
  • Routine, scheduled herd health visits to a dairy farm to pregnancy testing, provide husbandry advice, assess milk quality and mastitis cases and review reproductive performance.
  • 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.
  • Scan mares and perform assisted equine reproduction.

Our ideal candidate

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

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, 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 5:00pm with ½ 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

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 privately-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 cares for the needs of all animals, from dairy and beef herds, to working dogs and 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.

Our Core Values

The TVS Spirit is built on a foundation of five guiding principles – our Core Values. These principles are the timeless beliefs that guide our decisions, inform the way we relate to one another and behave. They underpin the way we recruit, review and reward our team, and are considered every time we need to make an important decision.

The TVS Core Values are:

Be dependable

  • Follow through on promises.
  • Take ownership.
  • Make life easier for those around you.

Solve problems

  • Think. TAKE ACTION.
  • Progress before perfection.
  • Embrace new challenges.

Stay humble

  • Take the job seriously, not yourself.
  • Treasure constructive feedback.
  • Challenge your own opinions.

Show love

  • Care for one another like family.
  • Assume best intentions.
  • Strive to understand others.

Choose positivity

  • Express gratitude and appreciation often.
  • Celebrate each others wins.
  • Laugh, smile and have fun.
Experience Small Animal Veterinarian - Atherton

The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking a small animal veterinarian with a minimum of 2 years experience. The role will be based at our Atherton clinic on the beautiful Atherton Tableland.

Our Atherton clinic is companion animal only, and currently has a team of 4 vets, 6 nurses and 4 reception staff. We offer all of the expected routine and preventative care services, such as vaccination, desexing and dentistry, along with emergency treatment of medical and surgical cases. We also take referrals from our other TVS clinics, along with neighbouring practices, for more advanced orthopaedic surgeries such as fracture repairs, bone platings and cruciate repairs.

There are plenty of nice toys for you to use, including a brand new DR xray unit with floating table and cloud storage, IM3 dental machine and dental xray (coming soon), small animal ultrasound, endoscopy, in house IDEXX pathology and 24-7 video monitoring of hospital patients.

After hours is generous by rural standards, and our usual roster includes one midweek night per week, and one weekend in four. Our team are very supportive, and it is not uncommon for vets to assist one another after hours when needed, or for our nurses to come in to help with a complicated after hours surgery.

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.

This role may be perfect for you if…

  1. …you are seeking a position where you will get the opportunity to expand your skills and experience, especially in relation to emergency care and unique and interesting cases.
  2. …you want to foster close relationships with your clients and have a genuine and lasting impact on their pets and family.
  3. …you want to be surrounded by people who love their work and know how important a healthy balance between work and personal life is.
  4. …you want to be an appreciated and respected part of your community.
  5. …you love an outdoor lifestyle, featuring rolling countryside, pristine rainforest and waterfalls, golden beaches, turquoise tropical waters and endless expanses of bush.
  6. …you highly value the opportunity to learn and grow, both as a veterinarian and a well-rounded person.

The day to day role

As a first opinion practice in rural North Queensland, we see plenty of interesting cases. 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.
  • Assisting with an orthopaedic surgery, such as a TTO, De Angelis or bone plating.
  • Home visits to surrounding residents for routine health checks or end of life care.
  • Telemedicine consultations and triage to remote clients who are unable to attend the clinic.
  • Pro-bono care of injured wildlife, including tree kangaroos, wallabies, possums and birds.

Our ideal candidate

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, although there is plenty of support from clinic colleagues, our experienced nursing team and the senior vets across our group.

An infectious enthusiasm for veterinary science and helping both people and animals is essential. The prospect of interesting and novel cases should bring excitement rather than trepidation, as no two days are the same and there are limited opportunities for referral of complex cases to specialists. This means you will get plenty of opportunities to try new things and expand your experience.

You need to be willing to take a leadership role in our team to help mentor graduate veterinarians and trainee nurses.

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

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 privately-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 cares for the needs of all animals, from dairy and beef herds, to working dogs and 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.

Our Core Values

The TVS Spirit is built on a foundation of five guiding principles – our Core Values. These principles are the timeless beliefs that guide our decisions, inform the way we relate to one another and behave. They underpin the way we recruit, review and reward our team, and are considered every time we need to make an important decision.

The TVS Core Values are:

Be dependable

  • Follow through on promises.
  • Take ownership.
  • Make life easier for those around you.

Solve problems

  • Think. TAKE ACTION.
  • Progress before perfection.
  • Embrace new challenges.

Stay humble

  • Take the job seriously, not yourself.
  • Treasure constructive feedback.
  • Challenge your own opinions.

Show love

  • Care for one another like family.
  • Assume best intentions.
  • Strive to understand others.

Choose positivity

  • Express gratitude and appreciation often.
  • Celebrate each others wins.
  • Laugh, smile and have fun.
Receptionist & Veterinary Nurse - Weipa

The opportunity

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

Our nurses are responsible for ensuring that all of our patients receive the care, attention and love that they deserve. They maintain our clinical areas in an organised, tidy and meticulously clean fashion, and support our veterinary team to deliver best practice veterinary science.

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;
  • 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 nursing team work both behind the scenes and on the front line, meaning that they need to provide outstanding customer care, empathy and compassion, while also remaining passionate advocates for the health and welfare of our patients and working efficiently. They play both a support role to our veterinary team, and also a lead role in delivering a number of para-professional services, including providing advice on nutrition, parasite control, preventative health programs and animal behaviour. Some of these roles include:

  • Provide care for hospital patients including monitoring clinical signs, medicating inpatients, clean and sterilise cages and communicate with owners and colleagues on patient status;
  • Admit patients for surgery, prepare the surgery theatre, monitor anaethaesia, recover patients from surgery and provide discharge information and post-operative care to clients;
  • Ensuring that clinic hygiene and biosecurity procedures and maintained;
  • Support the veterinary team in diagnostic work up, including restraining animals, assisting with radiographs, taking pathology samples, running tests and preparing medications.

For the right candidate, there is also the opportunity to undertake formal training with either a Certificate 2 in Animal Studies or Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.

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

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.

The position details

  • Permanent part time position
  • 3 – 4 days per week (approximately 25-35 hours per week)
  • Pay range – $23-$27 per hour, depending on experience
  • Workday from 8:00am to 5:00pm with ½ hour lunch break

Our Core Values

The TVS Spirit is built on a foundation of five guiding principles – our Core Values. These principles are the timeless beliefs that guide our decisions, inform the way we relate to one another and behave. They underpin the way we recruit, review and reward our team, and are considered every time we need to make an important decision.

The TVS Core Values are:

Apply now

Keen to join our happy TVS family? Please forward a resume and covering letter to:

Human Resource Manager

Tableland Veterinary Service

work@tablelandvet.com.au

Experienced Veterinary Nurse - Malanda, Atherton & Edmonton

The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking a new, experienced or Cert 4 qualified VETERINARY NURSE to join our Atherton, Malanda and Edmonton clinics.

Our nursing team are the engine room of our clinic, ensuring that all of our patients receive the care, attention and love that they deserve. They are responsible for maintaining our clinical areas in an organised, tidy and meticulously clean fashion, and supporting our veterinary team to deliver best practice veterinary science.

The work of our nursing team is divided into three key roles: hospital, surgery and consulting. Our team rotate through these areas to ensure that their skills are well rounded, and that they are constantly being challenged by new and exciting work. They are also trained to assist our customer care team on reception, and from time to time will fill in on our front desk, although this is not a routine part of the role.

The day to day role

Our nursing team work both behind the scenes and on the front line, meaning that they need to provide outstanding customer care, empathy and compassion, while also remaining passionate advocates for the health and welfare of our patients and working efficiently. They play both a support role to our veterinary team, and also a lead role in delivering a number of para-professional services, including providing advice on nutrition, parasite control, preventative health programs and animal behaviour. Some of these roles include:

  • Providing memorable customer experiences, compassionate support and assistance to clients on the phone and when visiting the clinic;
  • Provide care for hospital patients including monitoring clinical signs, medicating inpatients, clean and sterilise cages and communicate with owners and colleagues on patient status;
  • Admit patients for surgery, prepare the surgery theatre, monitor anaethaesia, recover patients from surgery and provide discharge information and post-operative care to clients;
  • Ensuring that clinic hygiene and biosecurity procedures and maintained;
  • Support the veterinary team in diagnostic work up, including restraining animals, assisting with radiographs, taking pathology samples, running tests and preparing medications.

Our ideal candidate

  • Either Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing qualified, or with at least 2 years of veterinary nursing experience
  • 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 veterinary, clinical nursing, or customer service role
  • A working knowledge of Windows based software programs

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.

The position details

  • Full time position
  • 4 days per week
  • Pay range – $21-$26 per hour, depending on experience
  • Workday from 7:30am to 5:30pm with 1 hour lunch break
  • Some Saturday morning work required

Apply now

Keen to join our happy TVS family? Please forward a resume and covering letter to:

Human Resource Manager

Tableland Veterinary Service

work@tablelandvet.com.au

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday, 28th May 2020

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