Locum Veterinarian Jobs & Locum Veterinary Nurse Jobs
We are a 2 Vet practice seeking an experienced, qualified Vet Nurse to join our genuinely fabulous team. You are a professional, kind, caring and gentle Nurse. A team player, a capable surgical Nurse, thorough in your record keeping, a clear communicator and happy to work collaboratively with all the team to investigate, identify and treat all cases.
We have an exciting opportunity for a driven Inventory and Purchasing Officer to join our brand new state-of-the-art Emergency and Specialist Hospital, supporting over 60 team members with tools and equipment for their tasks – conduct research on potential vendors, suppliers, inventory management and more. Now is the time to join our family-like culture!
From routine annual health checks & wellness plans to management of complex medical & surgical cases, we are dedicated to excellence in our field. You are a talented Veterinarian with a broad skill set & you are keen to work with a highly supportive & professional team, that works hard but does so with a sense of fun & harmony. It’s time to join us!
Our organisation is at an exciting point of growth and development and we are looking for a dedicated, like-minded veterinarian to join us on this exciting journey. Join us and help us to deliver full-service, high-quality veterinary care ranging from routine vaccinations, desexing and health checks, to diagnostics and soft tissue surgeries.
We are looking for a passionate Feline Vet who gains satisfaction from working with committed clients who genuinely love their cats. We focus on a team approach, & support & care for each other, our clients & our patients. Our core values are Enthusiasm, Integrity, Compassion & Excellence & our entire team embody this in everything that we do.
Looking for a positive change in your career? Join our fantastic team and become our future Veterinarian – take pride in a career where you actually look forward to coming to work, being supported and financially rewarded as you grow your case load. A great work-life balance in a beautiful city located just minutes from the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Veterinarian Locum/Casual in AdelaideThe University of Adelaide The Companion Animal Health Centre at the Roseworthy Campus is seeking qualified veterinarians to express an interest in either week day General Practitioner roles or Emergency Critical Care ...Adelaide, Australia
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the USA and similar bodies in the UK, Australia and worldwide, opportunities for Veterinarians are set to climb by 19 percent through 2026, while roles for Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Technicians will increase by 20 percent in that same time frame.
Working as a Locum Vet or Locum Vet Nurse in Australia and across Asia is an ideal environment to strengthen and diversify your veterinary skills and build a network of friends and colleagues to keep you motivated and happy in your career.
Locum Vet and Locum Vet Nurse jobs are temporary positions that aid established veterinary practices in filling their medical practitioner needs. It’s very common for vet clinics to need to find temporary vets and nurses to cover maternity leave, holidays, and sick leave. Establishing yourself as a reliable Locum can open up many doors for your career.
Locum jobs offer many advantages over working in one clinic. For starters, the pay for Locum Vets can be considerably more. Based on a study performed by Recruit4 Vets in 2016, they reported a majority of Locum Vets were making between $400- $600 a day. In addition to great pay, there tends to be less stress when working as a Locum Vet. As you will be working for short periods in multiple clinics you are able to avoid the clinic dramas that can occasionally arise. It’s easier to ignore conflict when you know you are only going to be in one place for a short period. Since your stints will be short, you will also be able to network and establish friends and colleagues everywhere you work. These connections can lead to further job opportunities.
Increasingly, Locum Vet Nurses are becoming in high demand for similar reasons – vet practices needing temporary Vet Nurses to cover maternity leave, holidays, and sick leave. In addition, there is a growing supply of Locum Vet Nurses; many, having gained their qualifications and good experience, use their abilities to open up travel and lifestyle opportunities.
The biggest challenge for Locum Vets and Nurses is getting started. Most positions require the vets to be experienced. As you will be staying for short periods of time in a variety of clinics you need to be able to perform veterinary medicine at a higher level. You should have knowledge of vaccine protocols, common surgeries like desexing and wound repair, and treatments for common diseases. You may be placed in a situation where you are the only vet on duty or the clinic is too busy to interrupt another vet while they are seeing patients or in surgery. It’s very challenging to land a job as a Locum Vet if you are fresh out of school. If you want the flexibility that being a Locum offers you will need to be willing to work for it. Many Locum Vets start by picking up random shifts on weekends or during holidays or at night while working full time in a vet clinic. Tap into your network of colleagues for opportunities to help fill in open shifts.
Once you have established yourself as a reliable and helpful Locum Vet or Nurse the opportunities to work are almost endless. Spend summers in your favourite towns and winter in warmer climes, if you prefer. If you are struck by wanderlust, then being a Locum is pretty much the best job you can have. You get the pleasure of treating animals, you provide stress relief for follow vets, and travel the country and world. And more and more, Vets and Nurses are seeking more flexible hours and variety in their work, so being a Locum can help fulfil family or lifestyle choices, and for others it can even refresh their enthusiasm for being a Vet or Nurse.
Working as a Locum Vet or Locum Vet Nurse is a great opportunity for passionate vet care professionals. With a little effort and luck you can be working in no time.
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