Locum Veterinarian – Small or Mixed Animal
- Well established, purpose built family-owned Mixed Practice in the lower Hunter Valley
- Small or Mixed Animal Locum Veterinarians are equally welcome
- Patient mix is 65% Small Animal, 35% Large Animal
An ideal opportunity for an experienced Locum Veterinarian – small or mixed animal – to work collaboratively with a team of like-minded veterinary professionals. Share our welcoming & inclusive environment & enjoy all the advantages of mixed animal practice, supported by a well-resourced & enthusiastic team. An idyllic lifestyle location in the Greater Hunter Valley.
First and foremost, our practice is focused on providing sound, best practice veterinary medicine and surgical advice, ensuring clients are fully informed at every stage of their companion animal and larger animal lives. Preventive care is an essential element of our approach to providing health care advice and treatment options.
We aim to make every pet feel at ease in our practice with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations, in-clinic or out in the field. Our talented and dedicated staff and veterinarians are all passionate about pets and avid animal lovers.
Our practice is approximately 65% small animals and 35% large animals, mainly pleasure horses and cattle, we also see some sheep, goats and alpacas for the many hobby farmers in our district.
We are a friendly team, who regularly share baked treats with a cup of coffee, homegrown produce and spend time together outside of work drinking wine, bushwalking and horseriding. Our leadership respects the importance of work-life balance and is committed to achieving this successfully across the entire team.
Caring and professional vets……we took our Boxer puppy there on New Year’s Eve, and spoke the vets a few times prior. They were excellent as always. They are not our closest vets, but they are very much worth the drive! – Steven Chrimes (Google Review)
About this role
As a Locum Veterinarian, you already have a pretty good idea as to the day-to-day requirements of being a talented Mixed Animal Veterinarian. Here are some of the key skills that we are seeking that are particularly relevant to this opportunity:
- Pathology analysis
- Preventive care patient planning
- Record keeping and attention to detail
- Soft tissue surgery
- Training and mentorship
- Ultrasound skills and techniques
Some after-hours, on-call scheduling is necessary, offset by highly flexible rota allocation.
Your qualifications are certainly essential to your success in this role and it is expected that you will demonstrate talent and skill as a Locum Veterinarian. In addition, these qualities are important to us:
- Experienced with large animal work, mainly horses and cattle
- Competent in Small Animal surgery, routine and more advanced surgery
- Problem-solving skills
- Friendly and approachable
- Great organisational skills
Our practice is located in Clarence Town, a delightful village in the Greater Hunter Region of NSW, renowned for its forests, mountains and picturesque rural experiences. Our natural environment and cultural heritage offer a high-quality rural lifestyle within 2.5 hours easy drive of Sydney.
The community is warmly welcoming and local services, schools and community resources are held in high regard, making our location ideal for individuals, couples and families alike.
We are prepared to meet the market for Locum fees PLUS you get to enjoy our remarkable location! We are flexible in terms of length of service however our preference is for four week or longer intervals.
It's time to apply
By now you will understand that our practice is genuinely unique and an ideal match for what you are seeking in your next career step. For a preliminary chat, please contact Jasmin Klocker by clicking on the Apply Now button to send an email.
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