- Position would suit a clinician with wide interests in medicine, surgery & emergency medicine
- Be part of a team of 6 Veterinarians with great support staff with 24-hour nursing care
- We are 90% Small Animals, but with a smattering of horses, cows, sheep, goats & alpaca. It's never boring!
We work out of a lovely 3-year-old purpose-built hospital, with fantastic support staff & wonderful clients, who want us to do the very best we can for their pets which allows us to practice a very high standard of care. Lots of small animal medicine cases to work up, plenty of surgery, a good load of emergency cases and enough equine & livestock cases to keep life interesting.
The best thing about being a Veterinarian is the variety of our work. And we have that in spades.
For all that, we have a good roster with ample time off. No-one works more than 4 days in a row, and we take turns at having 4 day weekends as a regular part of the roster. Weekends and nights on call are shared equally among what will be the 6 of us, and our starting salary range will be from $80,000 to $110,000 (plus super etc.) depending on experience.
We practice a high standard of medicine & surgery. We regularly perform Caesarians, Splenectomies, TPLOs & BOAS. We manage our diabetic & hyperA cases inhouse. When we do need a specialist surgeon, we are fortunate enough to have one come to us (hip replacements – that kind of next-level surgery). And we also have a referral hospital 10 minutes away for when that is needed. We run an emergency practice with 24-hour nursing care (which takes all the stress out of after-hours – you’re not going to be coaching a client to hold a vein for you!)
We’re in our 10th year and have a fantastic clientele who are a pleasure to work for and 99% of the time let us do our absolute best for their pet, and are grateful for our efforts (amazing the power of thanks, and chocolate!)
We enjoy our workplace, with usually a generous level of laughter, and we are regulars at the local tavern for Thursday night Trivia!
We have digital radiography, a lovely new ultrasound, gastroscope, bronchoscope, two dedicated surgeries, dedicated imaging suite, large animal covered area with crush & stables, and a very solid policy of only treating Hendra vaccinated horses.
So refreshing to have staff that were happy to stay on the phone with a scared fur mummy answering lots of questions, all staff were so informative every step of the way throughout treatment and really put our minds at ease. Amazing group of people – Killoran Smith (Google Review)
About this role
We actually have 2 roles available, and the role will vary with the experience of the applicants. We’d be very happy to have an autonomous Vet with lots of experience, but equally happy to take on New Graduates who are enthusiastic about our profession.
Nobody works more than 4 days in a row, you’ll have Thursday & Tuesday off either side of a weekend on call, and a regular 4 day weekend off to enjoy. Caseload is very varied, we do a lot of surgery, so feel free to follow through your own cases, but equally feel free to refer internally. Mentoring and training will be provided by the Senior Veterinarians as needed.
The principal lives on-site so help is only ever 100 meteres away. After hours are shared equally.
We love that our clients let us provide a good standard of care for their pets, and they love that we all obviously care about their pets.
What’s important for us is that you’re a team player. We have a great team environment and are looking for a couple of extra players to share the workload.
You need to be passionate about what you do – still be in touch with your inner 8-year old that wanted this job!
You need to love animals, obviously, but we also really like our clients – we need you to be a people person too!
If you’re a gun surgeon or a medicine wizard, great. If you’re a good all-rounder, that’s great. If you’re a new grad looking to do your best, that’s great too.
What’s important to us first, is who you are. We can help bring all the other things along as we go.
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Geographically, we’re roughly an hour from Sydney or Newcastle for any big events, and minutes away from some of the best beaches & National Parks in the country. Several of the staff ride their horses on the local trails, others spend their spare time in the surf. One of our Vets plays soccer locally, another plays hockey. It’s important to us that you enjoy your time away from practice, and whatever your hobbies are you can enjoy them on the Central Coast.
- $80 – 110,000+ depending on experience
- Plus Super
- 4 weeks Holiday
- 1 weeks Conference Leave
It's time to apply
These positions are both available immediately, but of course, we’ll wait a while for just the right person.
If this sounds like you, please email me, Dr Keith Phillips, by clicking on the Apply Now button.
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