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Current Vacancies

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
Veterinary Nurse - Atherton

The opportunity

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

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

  • 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
Receptionist - Malanda

The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking a new RECEPTIONIST/NURSE to join our Malanda 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

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 detals

  • 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 5:00pm with 30 minute unpaid lunch break
  • Some Saturday morning work required

Complete the contact form below to submit an application

Please complete the contact form below to submit an expression of interest for one of our vacant positions.

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Charters Towers

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