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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 - Charters Towers

The opportunity

Charters Towers Veterinary Service is seeking a full-time mixed practice veterinarian to join our team in early 2022. The role is based in Charters Towers, a rural city approximately 1 hour inland from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland.

Charters Towers Veterinary Service is a true rural Queensland mixed practice, servicing pets, horses and beef cattle stations in the surrounding area and beyond. In 2022, we expect the team will be made up of four veterinarians and six veterinary nurses and receptionists. The clinic offers all of the expected routine and preventative care services for pets and horses, such as vaccination, desexing and dentistry, along with emergency treatment of medical and surgical cases. We also provide pregnancy testing, bull fertility testing and ambulatory cattle services including obstetrics.

The clinic is brand new, having been purpose built in 2019. It boasts a beautiful, open plan with shiny new facilities and plenty of space. We have IDEXX in house pathology lab, wireless DR xray, large and small animal ultrasound, IM3 dental suite including dental xray, indoor horse crush at the clinic and mobile horse crush and dental kit including power float. We have recently added stables for hospitalisation of horses requiring ongoing care.

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. Our senior veterinarians from Malanda and Atherton visit regularly for support, training and mentorship in more advanced equine, cattle and small animal medicine and surgery, including orthopaedics.

We are seeking someone with well-developed skills across small animals, horses and cattle looking to increase their pregnancy testing and bull testing caseload. The role is ideally suited to a veterinarian ready to take on more leadership responsibility, who is eager to share their expertise and experience with enthusiastic graduates. For the right candidate, partnership may be a possibility in the coming years.

This role may be perfect for you if…

  1. …you are seeking a position where you will get a truly mixed practice caseload, featuring beef cattle including pregnancy testing and bull fertility testing, 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 the balance between support and opportunities are in your first year in practice.
  3. …you want to be an appreciated and respected part of your community.
  4. …you love an outdoor lifestyle, featuring rolling countryside, pristine rainforest and waterfalls, golden beaches, turquoise tropical waters and endless expanses of bush.
  5. …you highly value the opportunity to learn and grow, both as a veterinarian and a well-rounded person.

The day to day role

Charters Towers is a growing clinic with a diverse and interesting caseload. The clinic services a number of large cattle properties around Charters Towers, while the recent addition of stables and indoor horse crush has increased the capacity to undertake more complex equine cases. The closest referral hospital is Townsville, but willing and supportive clients allow the opportunity to undertake interesting soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery if desired.

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.
  • A farm visit to a local beef producer to pregnancy test a mob of cattle, check a sore eye, assist pulling a malpresented calf, or fertility test some bulls;
  • 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 take the next step in their clinical veterinary and leadership career path, with an well rounded companion animal, beef cattle and equine caseload.

To thrive in this role, you should have well developed diagnostic, surgery and client communication skills, and be able to relate to people from all walks of life. An ability to work independently and willingness to provide mentoring and support to recent graduates 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 – 4 days per week
  • 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
  • Generous salary dependent on experience
  • Very generous CPD allowance, including career and life skills development
  • Income protection insurance
  • AVA and Special Interest Group 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.

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

Veterinary Nurse – Atherton, Malanda & Ravenshoe

The opportunity

Tableland Veterinary Service is seeking new experienced or aspiring VETERINARY NURSES to join our growing clinics in Atherton, Malanda & Ravenshoe. These roles have emerged as we continue to increase the nursing support for our veterinary team and expand our support teams across our 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.

This role may be perfect for you if…

  1. …you feel inspired to support a team of dedicated professionals to achieve their best at work.
  2. …you want to help create a workplace that is recognised as one of the best in Australia.
  3. …you want to make a difference in the lives of our team, clients and their animals.
  4. …you want to be surrounded by people who love their work.
  5. …you highly value the opportunity to learn and grow, both as a leader and a well-rounded person.

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.

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

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

Graduate Veterinarian - North Queensland Veterinary Service

The opportunity

North Queensland Veterinary Service is seeking a full-time graduate veterinarian to join our team in early 2022. The role is based at our Edmonton clinic on the outskirts of the tropical city of Cairns in Far North Queensland. This is one of four graduate roles being offered at TVS in 2022.

North Queensland Veterinary Service is predominantly companion animal and equine mixed practice, with a team of four veterinarians and five nurses and receptionists. We are part of Tableland Veterinary Service, a privately owned group of practices with a culture of teamwork, humility and excellent veterinary care for all species. We offer all of the expected routine and preventative care services for pets and horses, such as vaccination, desexing and dentistry, along with emergency treatment of medical and surgical cases. We service an area from Innisfail in the south to Mossman in the north for both routine and emergency equine care.

The clinic is only a few years old and boasts a beautiful, open plan with tropical gardens and plenty of space. We have IDEXX in house pathology lab, digital xray, ultrasound, IM3 dental suite and mobile crush and dental kit including power float for horses. Our nursing team is experienced, well qualified and an amazing support to our team.  Plans are underway for expansion in early 2022, with additional consult rooms, expaned hospital ward and equine stables, yards and undercover crush.

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.

This role may be perfect for you if…

  1. …you are seeking a position where you will get a balance of equine and companion animal work, and get the chance to work on cases that would often be referred to specialists in more metropolitan centres.
  2. …you want to be surrounded by people who love their work and know how important the balance between support and opportunities are in your first year in practice.
  3. …you want to be an appreciated and respected part of your community.
  4. …you love an outdoor lifestyle, featuring rolling countryside, pristine rainforest and waterfalls, golden beaches, turquoise tropical waters and endless expanses of bush.
  5. …you highly value the opportunity to learn and grow, both as a veterinarian and a well-rounded person.

At the end of your first year, we would hope that you would be proficient or working towards accreditation in some or all of the following skills:

  • Able to confidently perform routine small animal surgery, including cat and dog spey and castrate, lumpectomy, leg amputations and foreign body removal.
  • Comfortable with equine obstetrics, stitch ups, and treating colic in the field;
  • Confidently use a power float to perform a routine equine dental;
  • Able to perform 14-day follicle scans in mares.

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 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 and equine caseload.

To thrive in this role, 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 – 4 days per week
  • 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
  • Structured Graduate Development Program – see our Graduate Development Program brochure or visit tablelandvet.com.au/graduateprogram/
  • Very generous CPD allowance, including career and life skills development
  • Income protection insurance
  • AVA and Special Interest Group 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.

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

Graduate Veterinarian - Charters Towers

The opportunity

Charters Towers Veterinary Service is seeking a full-time graduate veterinarian to join our team in early 2022. The role is based in Charters Towers, a rural city approximately 1 hour inland from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland. This is one of four graduate roles being offered at TVS in 2022.

Charters Towers Veterinary Service is a true rural Queensland mixed practice, servicing pets, horses and beef cattle stations in the surrounding area and beyond. The team is made up of three to four veterinarians and six veterinary nurses and receptionists. The clinic offers all of the expected routine and preventative care services for pets and horses, such as vaccination, desexing and dentistry, along with emergency treatment of medical and surgical cases. We also provide pregnancy testing, bull fertility testing and ambulatory cattle services including obstetrics.

The clinic is brand new, having been purpose built in 2019. It boasts a beautiful, open plan with shiny new facilities and plenty of space. We have IDEXX in house pathology lab, wireless DR xray, large and small animal ultrasound, IM3 dental suite including dental xray, indoor horse crush at the clinic and mobile horse crush and dental kit including power float. We have recently added stables for hospitalisation of horses requiring ongoing care.

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.

This role may be perfect for you if…

  1. …you are seeking a position where you will get a truly mixed practice caseload, featuring beef cattle including pregnancy testing and bull fertility testing, 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 the balance between support and opportunities are in your first year in practice.
  3. …you want to be an appreciated and respected part of your community.
  4. …you love an outdoor lifestyle, featuring rolling countryside, pristine rainforest and waterfalls, golden beaches, turquoise tropical waters and endless expanses of bush.
  5. …you highly value the opportunity to learn and grow, both as a veterinarian and a well-rounded person.

At the end of your first year, we would hope that you would be proficient or working towards accreditation in some or all of the following skills:

  • Able to confidently perform routine small animal surgery, including cat and dog spey and castrate, lumpectomy, leg amputations and foreign body removal.
  • Comfortable with equine obstetrics, stitch ups, and treating colic in the field, using a power float to perform a routine equine dental, and able to perform 14-day follicle scans in mares;
  • Confident pregnancy testing mobs of up to 200 head, and working towards PregCheck accreditation, and performing bull fertility examinations, and working towards BullCheck accreditation.

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.
  • A farm visit to a local beef producer to pregnancy test a mob of cattle, check a sore eye, assist pulling a malpresented calf, or fertility test some bulls;
  • 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 and equine caseload.

To thrive in this role, 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 – 4 days per week
  • 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
  • Structured Graduate Development Program – see our Graduate Development Program brochure or visit tablelandvet.com.au/graduateprogram/
  • Very generous CPD allowance, including career and life skills development
  • Income protection insurance
  • AVA and Special Interest Group 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.

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

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