Equine Vacancies

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  1. QLD - Moreton Bay Region - D'Aguilar - 5 vet mixed practice, full time majority equine New Graduates welcome photos
  2. QLD - Ipswich/Outer West Brisbane - 17+ vet equine/mixed practices, equine/mixed internship x 2 New Graduates welcomephotos
  3. QLD - Gold Coast - Bundall - 5/6 vet equine practice - equine vet photos
  4. NSW - Upper Hunter Valley - Sandy Hollow - 3 vet equine practice, full time stud season New Graduates welcome
  5. NSW - Hunter Valley - Jerry's Plains Vet Hosp - single vet equine practice - internship New Graduates welcomephotos New
  6. VIC/NSW Border - Mildura - 8-9 vet mixed practice, equine interest New Graduates welcome photos
  7. VIC - Bendigo - 9 vet equine practice, 3 x Internships New Graduates welcome photos
  8. VIC - Melbourne NE - Lilydale/Yarra Glen - 4 vet mixed practice, full or part time New Graduates welcome photos
  9. WA - Peel Region - Coolup - 6 vet equine practice, full time 18 month contract with possibility of permanent New Graduates welcomephotos
  10. TAS - Central Nth - Deloraine - 5 vet mixed practice, full time equine focus New
  11. NZ - North Island - Waikato - Matamata - 22 vet mixed practice, Equine, Locum mid Aug for 5 months
  12. NZ - South Island - Waimakariri District - Ohoka - 2 vet equine ambulatory practice

MATAMATA, WAIKATO - FULL TIME EQUINE Locum mid August for 5 months

Locum Equine Veterinarian

Matamata Veterinary Services is seeking applicants for a seasonal equine associate position, commencing mid-August 2020 for a fixed 5-month term.

The position is ambulatory and includes performing routine back-up work to the primary reproductive veterinarian at one or more large stud farms. It is ideally suited to a veterinarian with an interest in stud and foal medicine who has several years’ experience or is a graduate of an equine internship programme. You will have the support of our large equine team consisting of 14 veterinarians with a wide range of skills including two board-certified surgeons and a board-certified theriogenologist, and 12 support staff.

A culture of quality service to the client, dedicated care of the patient, teamwork and fun exist in this practice. Applications should include a cover letter and a CV including the names of two referees.

Please address all enquiries to:

Andrea Ritmeester
Matamata Veterinary Services Ltd
26 Tainui Street
Phone: 07 888 8193
Email: andrea@matavet.co.nz

See our website http://www.matamatavets.co.nz/

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Full Time Equine Vet - September 2020 to July 2021

Premier Equine Vets is an ambulatory practice based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are seeking a full time associate veterinarian with good communication, a strong work ethic, and a decent sense of humour. Experience with lameness and sports medicine is a definite bonus, but this position could also suit a new graduate with horse experience. The opportunity exists for a long-term relationship for the right person.

The practice services a diverse horse population throughout the Canterbury region and while there is a predominance of racing work, a growing sport horse clientele compliments pony club mounts, pasture ornaments, and everything in between. Uniquely, this practice also provides official race day veterinary services for harness and gallop tracks in Canterbury. Our clients expect a high level of care but being predominantly professional stables also bring great facilities, excellent horse handling and (mostly) good compliance to the table.

We come equipped with all of the standard toys – digital radiography, ultrasound, airway endoscopy, power float, ESWT. We have a great relationship with the local surgical/referral hospital and all blood work / laboratory tests are run locally with clinical pathologists only a phone call away.

If you are searching for the elusive work-life balance, look no further. Though this position requires emergency after-hours and weekend duty on a rotating basis, our call outs are few and far between. In addition to offering the standard 4 weeks of annual leave, you’ll have a 4-day work week every other week and opportunity for additional flexibility in the winter months when things are quiet. Like the beach? We’re a quick 10-minute drive from the surf. Like the mountains? In just over an hour you can have your choice of world class hiking tracks and ski fields. Wanting time to actually ride a horse of your own? There are endless opportunities on your doorstep with the National Equestrian Centre, multiple show jumping facilities, forest tracks, and public beaches all within 30 minutes of us.

The package: You’ll be provided with a fully stocked vehicle, fuel card, and cell phone.  4 weeks of annual leave. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Want to know more? Feel free to contact Alisa Corser via email at alisa@pev.co.nz  or call +64 212 421 585. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references.

See our website https://www.pev.co.nz/

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Moreton Bay Equine Vets


We have it right here . . .

We are looking for a 'special someone', who is a new, recent or experienced mixed animal / equine vet, to join our Veterinary team. Position open for immediate start.

It’s a unique opportunity because you will get to enjoy working with a well-established Equine client base (stud farms, pleasure horses, small animal house calls and hobby farms) . . .

AND work with small animals too at our brand new Veterinary clinic!

The ‘someone special’ we are looking for will be:

You will get the opportunity to carry out full work ups and exercise your quality diagnostic skills using all the cool stuff (mobile direct digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscope, microscope, incubator, powerfloat, equine reproductive equipment and a portable horse crush).

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As well as access to a dedicated work vehicle, mobile phone and the usual perks! Better still is that we are located between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast close to pristine coastal beaches with a rural country lifestyle!

Salary will be determined based on your skillset and value you bring to the business . . . we don’t scrimp on this because we are looking for more than someone who just wants a ‘job’.

If you are that ‘special someone’ we are looking for, then please send your resume, and cover letter to:

Attn: Trent Raeburn

Moreton Bay Equine Vets


Be sure to let us know why you are the person we NEED in our team…!

Visit: www.moretonbayequinevets.com.au and

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Internships - Equine Veterinarian – 3 positions available

Exciting opportunities are now available for motivated young veterinarians to join our ever expanding Bendigo hospital in the position of intern. Kick start your equine career with a fixed term hospital based contract, which on successful completion, you may be offered ongoing employment with excellent career path and prospects within our group.

About Us
The Victorian Equine Group runs two facilities, the Bendigo Equine Hospital and The Victorian Equine Reproduction Consultancy (Nagambie area). The practice employs nine full time equine veterinarians, and between August and January, additional seasonal veterinarians. We see a busy and varied caseload encompassing both first opinion and referral surgical and medical cases. The practice services a number of Thoroughbred and Standardbred studs in the area. As such the practice enjoys its busiest time of year in the spring when many neonatal foals and stud related cases are hospitalised.

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About the Role
Be involved in the treatment of in house patients, anaesthesia of horses for surgery, and assist with cases ranging from lameness, to colic work ups, to the breeding of mares. You will gain considerable experience in all aspects of equine veterinary medicine, taking advantage of the knowledge and guidance of our two registered equine specialists and other senior vets.

The Person
Are you a keen and enthusiastic individual who seeks to make equine practice the focus of your career? We seek flexible, reliable professionals with excellent communication skills, able to work effectively as part of a team. New graduates and those with some experience in mixed animal or first opinion equine practices are encouraged to apply. To be considered for the role, you must meet the full registration requirements of the Veterinary Practitioners Board of Victoria and have the right to work in Australia.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and references to:

Practice Manager
Victorian Equine Group Pty Ltd
PO Box 6009


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Full Time Equine Veterinarian Required

Do you love being and equine veterinarian and working with horses and likeminded people all day long, then this job may be the one for you. An opportunity is opening in August 2020 for an enthusiastic and dedicated equine practitioner to join our team at Murray Veterinary Services. This position is an 18 month contract with the possibility for a permanent position.

We are a 6 vet Equine Hospital in the peel region 55 mins south of Perth, Western Australia, with an exciting and busy case load. Being only 55 minutes from Perth and 20 minutes from Mandurah, the Peel region provides everything you want from country living with all the conveniences of a major city within easy reach.

The position will involve providing a broad spectrum of medical, surgical and reproductive equine services both in the Hospital setting and in an ambulatory capacity. The applicant would also be expected to participate in the anaesthesia roster and overseeing the daily hospital inpatient care.

We pride ourselves on providing a very high level of service to our clients and support our vets and nurses with continuing education to achieve this. Our hospital is purpose built and allows us to intensively manage cases. Our team of vets and nurses are highly experienced and great fun to be around.

We have all the equipment you would expect for high end equine practice including a surgical theatre, digital xray, endoscopy, gastroscopy, arthroscopy, HDE dental equipment, Mylab and Mturbo ultrasounds, REM blood machine and the list goes on To find out more about us visit www.murrayvets.com.au or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Murrayvets/ The roster is a 4-day week with on call duty being one night a week and one weekend each 5 weeks.

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Remuneration is above award and commensurate with experience. Continuing education will both be encouraged and supported. Fully equipped car and iPhone will also be provided.

This position is open to all applicants and new and recent graduates will be considered.

If you are interested in the position or require more information in relation to the position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ross and Pip Wallace
Phone: 08 9530 3751
Email: pip@murrayvets.com.au
Web: www.murrayvets.com.au

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Are you an amazing and dedicated Equine Veterinarian? Are you tired of the notion that to practice high quality and rewarding equine medicine/surgery you have to live somewhere that is a dustbowl during summer and/or freezing cold in winter?

Have you ever wanted to be able to work in Australia’s lifestyle capital, only minutes from the beach, but still be able to satisfy your professional needs and achieve your career goals?

An opportunity has recently become available at Gold Coast Equine Clinic. We are searching for a very special person to join and expand our team in this vibrant and exciting part of the world.


So that’s it. That’s all we are after; the perfect equine vet, nothing more!

A little about us ...............

We work from an exceptional fully furbished diagnostic and surgical facility adjacent to the Gold Coast Turf Club and the Magic Millions sales complex. We service a large racing, sport and pleasure horse population in the Gold Coast region and provide primary and referral veterinary services to horse owners in south-east QLD and northern NSW. Our practice is equipped with all manner of techno toys including digital x-ray units, video endoscopes (including dynamic endoscopy and gastroscopy), shockwave, arthroscopy, ultrasound etc. You can familiarize yourself with the full list of services offered by our clinic on our website www.goldcoastequineclinic.com.au

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A generous remuneration package is offered including above award salary based on experience and qualifications, after hours bonuses, conference/continuing education allowance, telephone and fully serviced 4WD vehicle.

We are ideally looking for a full time member of the team but will consider flexibility around this for the right candidate. The position commences as soon as we find the right person.

All enquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.

To apply, send a cover letter addressing your suitability to meet the criteria and a current CV with references.

Please address correspondence to:

Dr Rhian Partridge

Gold Coast Equine Clinic
15 Ken Russell Ct
Bundall, QLD 4217

e: rhian@goldcoastequineclinic.com.au
w: www.goldcoastequineclinic.com.au

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Permanent Mixed Vet Equine Focus - Tasmania

Associate with equine interest required for mixed practice in central north of Tasmania. This is a classic mixed practice with a dairy emphasis, staffed by four to five vets on any one day, giving good exposure to small animals, dairy cattle medicine & surgery, & equine. We are seeking someone who either is, or has the potential to become, an elite mixed practice veterinarian with a particular interest in equine. This position would be well suited to someone who has done at least an internship, and better still a residency, in equine, and is progressing well in their professional development since then. Ideally, the successful applicant will be mentored into becoming the team leader in the equine department, whilst maintaining competency across all species. There will also be a daily rotating roster of sole charge at a newly established branch clinic, giving opportunity for you to hone your independence whilst still having access to the backup of senior clinicians, and the ability to refer cases back to the main practice site as needed.

The equine component of our practice includes extensive dental work, and serves as a referral practice for complicated dental extractions. Full lameness work ups are enabled by high quality DR radiography, top of the range diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy etc. This role will be both ambulatory (including Portasafe Stocks and power float dental gear) and from our hospital facilities. Trigger point analysis and intra-articular injections are an important part of our lameness evaluations and treatment. The successful applicant will also be comfortable doing pre-purchase examinations.

We have a spacious hospital, and are very well equipped for a semi-rural practice. Small animal equipment includes comprehensive orthopaedic gear, arthroscope, Idexx blood, ophthalmic operating microscope, flexible and rigid endoscopy, CR and DR X-ray. Clientele are generally very good and appreciative of quality service provided. Nursing staff are some of the best in Tassie, giving competent support including after-hours availability. Veterinarians are encouraged to pursue their own cases through to completion or the limit of their ability, with back up or bail out provided as needed! Teamwork is a priority for us, with all staff contributing to a happy work environment, while providing quality care. Due to the number of veterinary staff, there is real potential to pursue particular areas of professional interest, whilst maintaining competency across all species.

We are looking for someone who is able to start ASAP, as we are soon to start into our calving season, and we would like our new employee to benefit from the teaching opportunities that this time of year provides.

Socially Deloraine is a town of about 2,500 within 35 minutes of provincial cities of Devonport & Launceston. Ski fields, bush walking, lake & ocean fishing all within one hour. The town itself is well equipped with sporting facilities, schools, etc (even pubs). We have a long history of satisfied graduates usually staying in excess of 2 years, and a more recent history of long term (5 years plus) associates still with us.  After hours shared evenly. Salary range according to experience.

For the right person there will be definite opportunity for ownership participation through a private company structure. So if you love horse work but don’t want to drop all those other skills, and are looking for somewhere to really settle down and enjoy life (drought free!), this could be the one for you.

Interested? Please send a resume with cover letter to our practice manager Kylie at accounts@meandervets.com.au or call (03) 63622 108

Visit: meandervets.com.au

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WestVETS Animal Hospital, Anstead and Marburg, QLD

WestVETS Animal Hospital is offering two (2) positions for a rotating internship focusing 75% equine, 25% mixed animal practice. The internship will rotate in two week blocks between the two facilities located 30 km apart. One two week block will be at WestVETS Equine Hospital (Anstead) performing anaesthesia, assisting in equine surgery, participating in the care and management of hospitalized patients, and working with specialists and senior veterinarians with referral lameness and medicine cases. The other two week block will be based between the Marburg and Anstead facility supporting the senior veterinarians with equine and ruminant ambulatory cases as well as small animal medicine and surgery.

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This is a unique position that we are excited to offer the new graduate or motivated individual wanting more mentorship and support. Please contact us for a more detailed description of the internship. Expected start dates are between September 1st, 2020 and February 1st, 2021. The start dates are flexible with individual circumstances.

Remuneration and Work Conditions

Salary is in line with the Veterinary Services Award and is inclusive of shared afterhour’s emergency duty. Rostered days off will be allocated in accordance with the award. A three day weekend off-duty will be provided as well as three days rostered off during the regular work week once a month. The internship includes 1 week of conference/study leaves well as 4 weeks of holiday leave. Holiday leave is accrued and can be taken after 6 months of employment between March and August.

Additional Requirements

The intern is encouraged to produce a poster or case report to be submitted to the Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures and the AVA Annual Conference. The intern is expected to participate in journal club and monthly morbidity and mortality rounds.


Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland, Australia. Overseas applicants are will be reviewed on an individual basis.


Visitation is recommended. Applicants are requested to provide a current curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference, and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Nathan Anthony.

Applications should be emailed with the subject ‘Internship Application’ to the following:

nathan@westvets.com.au. Any enquiries can be directed to Dr. Nathan Anthony.

Dr. Nathan Anthony
WestVETS Animal Hospitals
540 Mt. Crosby Rd
Anstead, QLD 4070

Ph 61 7 3202 7300 / Mob 61 407 00 11 55

Visit: www.westvets.com.au and

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HUNTER VALLEY, NSW - EQUINE INTERNSHIP New Graduates welcomeNew Position

There is a position available for an intern at the start of the coming stud season. It represents an opportunity for a less experienced veterinarian to become familiar with equine practice, working under the supervision of an equine reproduction specialist.

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The work involves both equine reproduction and ambulatory general equine work. It is a live-in situation, which will enable the applicant to become familiar with laboratory work, artificial breeding procedures and dealing with emergency situations on stud farms.

NSW registration and residency is essential.

Applicants should email, or call the number below:

Jerry's Plains Veterinary Hospital

Mobile: 0412 521 848
Email: jimvet@ozemail.com.au



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A full time position is available for a veterinary surgeon to join our eight to nine vet mixed practice in Mildura. Experienced colleagues and enthusiastic new graduates are encouraged to apply. An interest in equine work is a benefit. Our new and large purpose built hospital offers all the equipment and facilities to practice excellent quality veterinary medicine and surgery with friendly and supportive nursing staff. Digital x-ray, ultrasound with colour doppler, pulse oximetry, in-house laboratory and cytology, infusion pumps, oxygen generators and orthopaedic instrumentation are components of our practice. The practice has a busy medical and surgical caseload, mainly small animal (85%) and equine (10%), but does include avian and wildlife work in addition to the expected other species of cattle, sheep and pigs. The building now includes six consulting rooms and three operating theatres.

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The equine facility consists of a large shed with undercover stabling, two horse crushes, equine scales, and a knock down and recovery room. Seven holding paddocks are available for equine work brought to the clinic. Equine specific x-ray, dental work with power float, artificial insemination during the stud season, and routine tendon ultrasounds are components of the practice. This is in addition to the expected colics, geldings, lameness work ups, stitch ups and laboratory blood work.

The clinic has nine full time and four part time nursing and support staff. The Practice is an Academic Associate Practice with the University of Melbourne, and in addition has veterinary students seeing practice from international veterinary schools as well as the other Universities in Australia.

So, if a rural mixed practice with a wonderfully varied caseload, and strong support staff appeals, then we would welcome your application. There is a strong emphasis on discussion of cases between colleagues at rounds each day, and we are a practice used to supporting new graduates as they embark on their careers. Bi-monthly webinars, practice membership of CVE, and each veterinarian provided with VIN membership gives all colleagues opportunities to continue to enhance their skills and knowledge. We expect veterinarians to embrace new challenges as experience dictates.

Plans of the building and discussion of our practice can be found at our website www.benetookvet.com.au.

Mildura, a vibrant inland city on the Murray River in north-west Victoria, is a terrific place to live, enjoying a pleasant climate, and with extensive sporting, recreational and educational facilities. It boasts a rich multicultural heritage, reflected in a large and diverse selection of restaurants, a strong arts community with writers and artists festivals, music festivals and both local and visiting live theatre. Mildura is the main city in a large irrigation district of the Murray-Darling Basin, with grapes and citrus as the main horticultural industries. Extensive dry land farming of wheat, sheep and cattle in outback NSW is on your doorstep. Mildura is well serviced by three airlines with a dozen flights each day to and from Melbourne. Flight time is just one hour.

Enthusiastic new graduates or experienced colleagues would be welcome to apply.

New graduate salary is $65,000 plus after hours and superannuation. The salary for experienced colleagues will be commensurate with experience. After hours duty is shared equally with all veterinary surgeons, with a 4 day rostered weekend off each duty cycle. Normal hours of work averages 38 hours per week.

Please feel welcome to contact me by email or phone at any time in regards the position we have available.
Contact: Dr Bill Sutherland
Benetook Veterinary Clinic
634 Benetook Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
Phone: 03 5022 2455
Mobile: 0408 231 984
E-mail: w.j.sutherland@internode.on.net


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Yarra Ranges Animal Hospital, located in Lilydale and Yarra Glen with equine facilities at Dixons Creek, is seeking a full time or part-time veterinary surgeon to join our team of four full time vets. Our clinic is placed in the heart of the stunning Yarra Valley of Victoria and we are a genuinely mixed practice servicing predominantly small animals and horses.

About Us:
Our clinic has been operating since 1977 and we practice progressive, high level veterinary medicine and surgery and our two principals are both Members of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (small animal surgery and equine medicine). We have a great relationship with local specialists and we perform advanced surgery (including TPLO). Our purpose-built large hospital is modern and the following equipment is at your disposal:

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Plenty of information about us and photos are available on our website www.yarrarangesvet.com.au and our facebook.

About You:

Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with experience. You will be given 4 weeks paid annual leave plus one week paid study leave. We also pay for annual conference registration or CE expenses.

If this position sounds interesting to you, we'd love to hear from you! Please phone and speak with Dr Ben Fell on 03 9739 5244 or send your application and CV to ben@yarrarangesvet.com.au.

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Equine Veterinarian

2-3 Vet Practice, Hunter Valley

Padraig Kelly Equine Veterinary Services is seeking a young and enthusiastic veterinarian to join us for the 2020 breeding season with the possibility of longer-term employment.

The position would suit a recent or new graduate looking to gain experience in reproduction and stud practice. Duties during the breeding season would focus on the management of post-partum mares and foals, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia. During the off season, the practice is very busy with yearling radiography and endoscopy, so a candidate with an interest in these areas would be ideal.

We are a young, vibrant team that aim to provide excellence in stud care and have fun whilst doing so. The successful applicant will be flexible, hardworking, efficient and have a sense of humour.

After hours will be shared one in three during the breeding season. The off season will afford much flexibility to take time off, travel and undertake continuing professional development etc.

Applicants must be eligible to work and register as a Veterinarian in New South Wales For any further questions feel free to contact Padraig on 0421 676 571 and send your CV with cover letter to padraig@pkevs.com

Visit: www.pkevs.com

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