Equine Vacancies

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  1. NZ- Auckland - 20 vet equine practice - 2024 Breeding Season Vet new
  2. NZ - Canterbury - Rangiora - mixed practice, equine position - racehorse and performance horse photos
  3. NZ - Canterbury - Prebbleton - 4.5 vet small animal/equine practice, Equine position
  4. NT - Darwin - Howard Springs - 4 vet small animal/equine practice photos
  5. NT - Alice Springs - 6 vet mixed practice, small animal/equine position photos
  6. QLD - Rural Moreton Bay - Samford Village - 8 vet mixed practice, Equine or Mixed photos
  7. QLD - Toowoomba - Wellcamp - 8 vet mixed practice, Equine focused position New
  8. QLD - Gold Coast - Bundall - 2 vet equine practice
  9. QLD - Scenic Rim - Beaudesert - 17 vet equine/mixed practice New Graduates welcome photos
  10. NSW - New England North West - Castle Doyle - 1.5 equine practice New Graduates welcome photos
  11. NSW - New England - Tamworth Equine Vet Centre - 3 vet New Graduates welcomephotos
  12. NSW - Hunter - Scone - 8 vet equine practice photos
  13. NSW - Central Coast - Mardi - 4 vet equine practice
  14. NSW - Sydney NW - Hawkesbury - Clarendon - 7 vet equine practice New Graduates welcome
  15. NSW - Inner W & SW Sydney - University of Sydney - Clinical Residency in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine) New
  16. NSW - Queanbeyan Region - Bungendore - 9 vet mixed practice New Graduates welcome photos New
  17. VIC - SW Coast - Warrnambool - 5 vet equine practice New Graduates welcome photos
  18. VIC - Bendigo - East Bendigo - equine practice, Equine Internship New Graduates welcomephotos New
  19. VIC - Melbourne W - Werribee South - 3 vet equine ambulatory practice photos
  20. VIC - Melbourne - 6 vet racetrack practice - internship / junior associate New Graduates welcome
  21. VIC - SE Gippsland - Maffra - mixed/equine group practice, 6 Month Leave Cover, flexible photos
  22. TAS - Derwent Valley - 3 vet mixed animal practice, Equine Vet
  23. WA - Perth Outer S - Port Kennedy - 3.5 small animal/equine practice, Equine only position New Graduates welcome


Full-time EQUINE VETERINARIAN required for 7 person Equine hospital and ambulatory clinic in the beautiful Hawkesbury Valley, NSW.

Located just over an hour from Sydney, the area provides access to many educational, sporting and recreational facilities.

The practice is well established with a purpose-built equine hospital and surgery, with excellent up-to date facilities and equipment, and a fully automated in-house laboratory. The case load covers all aspects of equine work, including racing, breeding and the pleasure industry, as well as a small alpaca clientele. There is also access to several specialists through the practice.

A shared roster allows for excellent time off and the large, experienced team provides for plenty of backup and assistance. A veterinarian with an interest and experience in breeding would be advantageous, although a new graduate may be considered.

Remuneration package includes a late model 4-wheel drive and is commensurate with experience.

Interested veterinarians should email their applications to hevc@bigpond.com

For more information phone 02 4577 4611

See www.hevc.com.au and 

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Equine Veterinarian Required

Larkhill Vets are looking for a keen and genuine horse Veterinarian to work in our quality, purpose-built Equine hospital in Western Australia.

We provide the full complement of Equine services, including:

Our centre is 45 minutes south of Perth, close to amenities, and just minutes from fantastic beaches. We are directly opposite the Larkhill Thoroughbred Training Track.

We offer a shared workload within a team of 3 to 4 Veterinarians, involving a 4 1/2 day week. Afterhours is on an equal share roster, and incentives are paid. Renumeration is negotiable as per experience.

Performance horse, and reproduction experience will be viewed favourably.

Please email applications to: equinestaff@larkhillvets.com.au

Or telephone:
Dr Trevor Lindsay on 0418915361 or Dr Heather Stewart-Rowe on 0417917349

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Mixed Practice Veterinary Surgeon

If you have a passion for equine and mixed veterinary practice and want to work with an exceptional veterinary team then Darling Downs Vets has an opportunity for you!

We are a dynamic and forward thinking two centre practice that provides a wide range of first opinion and referral veterinary services to the Darling Downs and surrounding areas. Our referral equine hospital at Wellcamp offers the full suite of surgical, medical and reproductive services, while our mixed practice at Oakey has established small animal and cattle clientele.

We have a highly skilled team that is passionate about providing high quality care whilst maintaining a focus on work life balance and fun in the workplace. We are equipped with all the bells and whistles including gastroscopes, multiple digital xray machines and ultrasounds, powerfloats, bull testing equipment and in house haematology and biochemistry analysers.

The position on offer is a full time equine focused mixed practice role that will afford you the opportunity to broaden your skill set with support from senior clinicians and surgeons. Duties involve a range of responsibilities, including lameness, medicine, anaesthetics, minor surgeries and ambulatory call outs. Bovine and small animal work can be a large or small component of your role depending upon your interests. After hours services are one night a week and 1 in 4 weekends, covering large animals only.

Renumeration is well above award and commensurate with experience. We offer a 4 day work week, car and mobile phone. One week of study leave with CPD allowance is available for use each year.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player with a love for mixed practice and a desire to provide high quality care. Experience is ideal but not essential, and new graduates are welcome to apply. Overseas applicants with a degree that is recognised in Australia are also encouraged to apply.

Toowoomba is a thriving city on the Great Dividing Range 125km west of Brisbane. Known as the Garden City it offers superb parks, elegant building and historical trails and a number of high quality schools.

For more information and to apply please contact Dr Glen Laws on 0417 642 641, or email your cover letter and CV to glaws@ddvh.com.au

Wellcamp Video: https://avrlabonline.egnyte.com/dl/WJUXdW74GP

See our webpage: www.ddvh.com.au and Facebook page.

Virtual Tour Oakey: Click Here

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Equine Veterinarian – Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital

Join Our Team at Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital!

Are you an Equine Vet looking for a practice that values work-life balance like no other?

Look no further!

Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital is seeking a dedicated and passionate equine vet full time or part time to join our dynamic team.

About Us:
We are looking for an equine vet to join our amazing team!

At Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital, we are passionate about providing high standards of care to our large animal and equine patients. Our super enthusiastic team is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and building lasting relationships with our clients.

If you're ready to join a team that prioritises work-life balance, offers access to cutting-edge equipment, and is situated in a stunning location, we want to hear from you!

We support each other. We work hard. We collaborate. We always hold the patients’ needs first and foremost. We have vets with many decades of experience to assist you. We problem solve together.

Samford feels like a small country town but is really on the outskirts of Brisbane - located just 40 minutes from Inner City Brisbane and an hour from the Sunshine Coast, our practice is nestled in the breathtaking Samford Valley. Experience the perfect work-life balance in an incredibly beautiful setting.

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About the position:

We are looking for an experienced equine vet but have the option for mixed role within this: Interested in working with companion and large animals? We're happy to consider a mixed role to suit your preferences and skills.

Flexible Hours: Say goodbye to the rigid schedules of traditional equine practice! Enjoy unheard-of flexibility in your work hours, allowing you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

No After Hours or On-Call Work: Rest easy knowing that your evenings and weekends (except one in every 4 Saturdays) are yours to enjoy, with no after-hours or on-call responsibilities expected if you choose.

Weekends and Public Holidays: With just one in four Saturdays, and no work on public holidays, you'll have plenty of time to spend with family and pursue your passions outside of work.

State-of-the-Art Equipment:  Work with the latest tools of the trade, including a brand new Aohua Vet OR-1200 High-Definition Endoscope, PowerFloats, Equine Portable Stocks, a full suite of equine dental equipment, and a beautiful to use digital and portable X-ray with Slate system.

Experienced and Varied Team: Collaborate with a diverse team of professionals, including an internal medicine specialist vet and a memberships dental vet, providing you with ample opportunities for growth and learning. A team of 4 dedicated Equine and Large Animal Vets.

Remuneration and Apiam perks: 
Generous salary packages including a base salary of $90,000-$120,000 + super (depending on experience)

As well as bonuses of up to $20,000 to improve your work-life balance including:

As part of Apiam Animal Health, Australia’s largest rural and regional mixed and production animal veterinary group, we offer considerable opportunities for training, personal development and career progression. Opportunities to gain extra skills by spending time in other clinics within our Apiam network are encouraged, and we offer industry-leading internal training as well as genuine support for your career progression. 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter here.

For more information or to chat about the position contact Corinne on 0458 387 478 or email corinne.warnick@apiam.com.au

We can't wait to welcome you to our team!

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Equine Veterinarian – Prebbleton Vet Hospital – New Zealand

Need a lifestyle adjustment?

Prebbleton Veterinary Hospital is looking for an equine vet with minimum of 3 years’ experience preferably with an interest in lameness/performance medicine and dentistry.

Prebbleton is halfway down the East Coast of the South Island, in a growing affluent satellite village on the western flank of Christchurch city, with a wide range of new housing for sale and rent.

Our clientele is varied - racing, sport, and pleasure horses, 90% within 25km of the clinic.

Ski slopes are 90 mins away, 30 mins to the beach or some lovely hill walks and 4-5 hrs from some amazing world class hiking. Christchurch, New Zealand’s 2nd largest city (about the size of Leicester) has good restaurants, theatres, and excellent schools in a compact area.

Our clinic is proudly privately owned, and you would be joining 2 experienced colleagues with a third to return in a year: a specialist equine surgeon visits monthly.

The small animal department has 3 vets and a dedicated nursing staff.
You will be mostly working independently but have backup from your experienced colleagues and vet techs. 85% of the work is ambulatory.

Our vets are an international collection and are all happy to have a chat about the practice and living/working in NZ. We pride ourselves on being part of the local community sponsoring horse events and projects within the village.

Whilst it is a full-time position, we are open to discussion on flexible hours.
4 weeks paid holiday.


If you think this opportunity may be right for you, contact Melissa to apply or discuss the position.
admin@prebbletonvet.co.nz +643 3499946

We look forward to hearing from you 😊

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Equine Contract- Gippsland Veterinary Clinic

Seeking an equine or mixed animal Veterinarian for a 6 month leave cover
August 2024- January 2025
Join an experienced and supportive team in our fantastic veterinary clinic

Our long-established practice includes our main hospital in Maffra as well as the Sale Vet Centre and purpose-built Gippsland Equine Hospital.

Our Maffra hospital is an impressive facility with 4 consult rooms, dedicated room for dentistry, imaging including CT, huge surgical theatre and treatment area, plus hydrotherapy and rehabilitation. The Sale clinic has recently relocated to new and bigger premises and can offer a wide range of services and the Gippsland Equine Hospital has purpose-built surgery facilities for both emergency and elective surgery.

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We have a great client base of progressive dairy and beef farmers and an ever-expanding population of dedicated equine and small animal owners that trust us with the care of their animals.

We provide a high standard of service and can diagnose and treat most things in-house due to the quality equipment and extensive experience amongst our vets. We have a fantastic, approachable and friendly team.

Gippsland is a fantastic spot to explore with a stunning coastline, lush forests and charming towns. Whether you are into outdoor adventures like hiking or surfing, or simply enjoy unwinding with delicious local food, Gippsland has something for everyone to enjoy.

We require a vet to assist during the equine repro season as a priority.
We require someone experienced or with a good understand of equine reproduction.
We have a high caseload of frozen and chilled AI.

We also require general GP equine skills and can offer dairy and small animal medicine as well.

Dates Needed: Any blocks of time between August 2024 and January 2025

Shift Details:

Additional Information:

If you are interested in this position, please apply here. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please reach out to recruitment@apiam.com.au

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Equine Vet

Unique Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity for a very lucky person!

We have a rapidly growing predominately ambulatory mixed animal practice, focusing on equine, preventative small animal medicine and herd health. We will absolutely upskill you while you are here because we want to encourage our staff to be their best and do their best. We have a crack at everything, and our clients support us. You’ll have to have a “can do” attitude.

We have plenty of toys, but if there is anything that we don’t have, and you want, and can justify, we will buy it. While the right attitude is a must, your chances of landing this job will be amplified if you have any of the following:

If you are looking for “just a job”, then this position won’t suit you. However, if you are a great vet, and want to be a part of something that will have impact for future generations then please call me on 0481 236 870 or email your CV to libby@vetinthevalley.com

See our website: https://vetinthevalley.com/

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Seasonal Equine Veterinarian

Veterinary Associates Equine is a progressive general and referral practice with a hospital located in Karaka, South Auckland, New Zealand and satellite practices in Kumeu, West Auckland, and Warkworth, North Auckland. The three practices are involved in all types of equine pursuits, including sport horses, Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses, stud work, and pleasure horses, providing a tremendous variety of work.

We are looking for an equine veterinarian with a background in managing medicine and critical care cases to join our hospital-based team for the 2024 Southern Hemisphere breeding season. The position is designed to offer assistance in the shared care of our medicine caseload, both in the hospital and in the field, and to provide support for all members of the practice.

We are committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with regular team meetings, topic rounds, journal club, and team-building activities. We pride ourselves on a work environment that is supportive, friendly, and engages a team-approach while providing high-quality veterinary care to our patients and their owners. We value a positive outlook, good sense of humor, attention to detail, and strong communication skills in our team members.

New Zealand is renowned for the great outdoors, and our local area is no exception. We have incredible beaches, surfing, fishing, forest and bush walks, and great local schools. Being on the outskirts of a large city, many restaurants are nearby, and city culture is a short drive away. Many of our staff are involved in equestrian sports, including popular local hunts, show jumping, pony club, racing, and polo. This is a great opportunity to join our Vet Associates Equine family and to be part of our growing practice in beautiful New Zealand! www.newzealand.com/nz/auckland/

A vehicle is provided, and a competitive salary will be commensurate with experience and includes shared emergency fees. In addition, paid licensure, a cell phone package, and paid professional liability are all part of the benefits package. New Zealand offers a publicly-funded national healthcare system and an employer-matched retirement savings plan known as "KiwiSaver." Four weeks annual leave per annum is also included with additional days in lieu accrued for after-hours work.

Applicants need to be eligible for full veterinary licensure in New Zealand (details available at www.vetcouncil.org.nz/Web/Veterinarians/Registration.aspx).

To submit an application or to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Jenny Sonis by email at jenny@vetassociates.co.nz or by phone at +64 929 47307. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact details of three references.


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Western Equine Veterinary Services are seeking a full time or part time veterinarian to join our team in the inner west of Melbourne.

Western Equine Veterinary Services (WEVS) is an equine focused mobile practice committed to delivering comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care to the horses in Werribee, Bacchus Marsh and the surrounding regions.  We are a predominantly ambulatory practice with a strong reputation servicing Melbourne's west for over 50 years. We have a varied caseload focused mainly on the health, wellness and emergency care of pleasure and companion horses in our immediate area.  We also provide general performance horse services, standardbred racetrack practice, reproduction services, and a small amount of hobby farm / small animal care.

We are based at a 3 acre purpose built facility in Werribee South, near the Werribee Park Equestrian Centre, where we also offer some equine in-patient and reproductive services, and are likely to soon offer some small animal services.  We also run weekday outreaches from FeedPlus Stockfeed in Bacchus Marsh.  

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We have all the necessary equipment for optimal on farm care and job satisfaction – including cordless digital xray, repro/tendon/abdo ultrasound, gastroscope/respiratory endoscope, power dental float, K-Laser PBMT, ect. We use modern mobile cloud-based practice management software - ezyvet.  If specialist care is required, we work very closely with nearby referral hospitals.  We also receive referrals back to our Werribee South facilities for post surgical rehab and ongoing case management.

Our location offers a great lifestyle opportunity. Being just 25 minutes drive from the Melbourne CBD, we have the advantage of being able to live in the city's inner western suburbs (and reap all the cultural/lifestyle benefits of this) but get out to work with more laid back folk in the semirural urban fringe.

Ideal applicants will have 12 months experience in mixed or equine practice, however, more recent graduates are also welcome to apply.

A generous salary package is available with all award conditions, commensurate with experience. An on site 4 bedroom modern house and 4wd car are available as part of package if desired.

Applicants should be eligible for registration by the Victorian Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board and be currently located in Australia, or soon to be located in Australia (with the ability to source your required visa independently).

Further information can be found on our web site www.wevs.com.au

If interested, please forward your CV to Dr Nicholas Robson at info@wevs.com.au  or phone 0418 385 223.


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Then check this out:


Advantage Equine Veterinary Practice is seeking an intern and an associate in equine racetrack medicine and surgery. There is a high demand for trained, experienced and passionate racetrack veterinarians.  However, it is difficult for young veterinarians to achieve this experience in this specialized field that requires a unique skill set.  New or recent graduate veterinarians are strongly encouraged to apply.  A role can also be tailored for an experienced veterinarian.

Advantage Equine is a 7-veterinarian ambulatory racetrack practice based in Flemington and Cranbourne, Australia that has a large caseload of elite race and performance horses.  The practice includes a registered specialist in equine surgery, a member of the ANZCVSs in Equine Medicine, an internationally certified veterinary acupuncturist and over 80 years’ experience in racetrack practice. Advantage Equine services its clients with the latest advancements in veterinary care, provided ethically with the horse’s welfare in mind.

The successful applicant will receive extensive experience in the daily management of the equine athlete and in veterinary management of large racing stables. Applicants will be involved with supervised and first-opinion consultations, with the level of supervision dependent on the development of skills and confidence. Exposure to lameness examinations, pre-purchase examinations (including yearling sales), international quarantine, digital radiography, ultrasonography, telemetric ECG, overground endoscopy, resting endoscopy, and lower airway diagnostics are commonplace in this practice.  Exposure to referral imaging and surgical consultations at other sites, and their post-operative management will be a component of the internship.  These positions will suit an applicant who is enthusiastic and motivated to be a racetrack and performance horse veterinarian. Salary Package $70-150k.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and be able to provide references. 

All enquiries should be directed to stuart@advantageequine.com.au or phone 0427 979 942.


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Southwest Equine Veterinary Group- Equine Veterinarian

Exciting opportunity to join the experienced team of equine vets at SWE!

100% equine role with a racehorse focus. Full time position.

New Graduates and Post Internship applicants welcome to apply.

About us:
Southwest Equine Veterinary Group is composed of an experienced team of equine vets offering dedicated equine veterinary services across the southwest and at our purpose-built clinic. We cater for horses across all disciplines from the racetrack to the family pony including pleasure horses, competition and pony club mounts.

SWE is one of the expanding Apiam Animal Health group of regional and rural clinics that are committed to enriching the lives of animals, people, and communities. We are looking for the right person to become part of our friendly and supportive team.

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About the position:

About you:
You are an experienced veterinarian with 5+ years of experience in the equine field. You are looking for a fantastic clinic culture where you can use your skills and experience to provide a high standard of equine veterinary care to the community. You are looking for a great place to work with a good work/life balance and great clients. We will also consider applications from confident post internship equine veterinarians with racehorse experience. Or you are an enthusiastic new graduate or post internship applicant who is looking to work in a fantastic equine clinic with the support and guidance of our experienced team.

What we can offer:

Southwest Equine Veterinary Group is in Warrnambool in Victoria. It is a fantastic place to live with its coastal location offering beautiful beaches and a perfect place for outdoor activities. The city has a vibrant community with a rich cultural scene. It also boasts excellent amenities such as schools, healthcare facilities and recreational areas, making it an ideal place for families. The regional nature makes it excellent for those seeking a balanced lifestyle. Find out more about the area here: https://visitwarrnambool.com.au/

Warrnambool has great opportunities for racehorse work and a strong country racing community with the May Racing Carnival and Jericho Cup as highlights and many other racing events throughout the year.

Next Steps:
Find out more about us here: https://www.facebook.com/swequine/

Please contact Corinne on 0458 387 478 or corinne.warnick@apiam.com.au to chat about the position.

Otherwise apply here with your cover letter and resume

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Exciting new opportunities

Advance Equine Vets is looking for an experienced equine vet to join our team full-time in July 2024. We will be moving into an equine clinic with full surgical facilities, crush and inpatient facilities, across the road from the Magic Millions Sales Complex and ever-expanding Gold Coast Racecourse.

We are well equipped with the latest portable DR machine, ultrasounds, power dental float, shockwave, video and portable endoscopes and Equinosis Lameness Locator. Plus, we will be adding in a brand new anaesthetic machine, monitoring and surgical equipment.

The role would involve a mixture of ambulatory and hospital cases for a wide range of horses, from racehorses through to miniatures, with the opportunity to pursue and develop your own interests.

We offer:

For more information or to apply please contact Dr Jon Lee at admin@aevets.com.au or 0488 984 422


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Veterinary Clinical Residency Position

University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science is currently recruiting for a resident in:

Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine)

Commencement Date: Monday 1 July 2024

This three-year, full-time program supports a resident to fulfil the credentialing requirements for specialisation in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine) through specialist examination by the American College Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. The residency is supported by board-certified specialists, and additional clinical staff that make up the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital team.

Residents will manage cases under direct and indirect supervision and interact closely with specialists, registrars, and other residents across a range of specialty fields. A collaborative approach to learning and patient care is encouraged at all times. Residents will be required to participate in daily patient rounds, journal club, morbidity and mortality rounds and resident pathophysiology seminars. Residents will be expected to assist in teaching senior veterinary students through lectures, tutorials, practicals and during clinic rotations and participate in afterhours ambulatory roster as needed.

This program requires completion of two concurrent postgraduate degrees, a research Master’s, and a Master’s by coursework. The Scholarship Package for the successful candidate includes:

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 June 2024.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply, please submit an application form and any relevant documentation, as well as two referee reports via email to vetsci.education@sydney.edu.au.

• Application form
• Referee report

N.B. that reports must be submitted directly by referee to vetsci.education@sydney.edu.au
For further information:

Website: http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/clinical_residency/
Phone: 02 9351 8783
Email: vetsci.education@sydney.edu.au


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Equine Vet

A 100% equine GP position is available in the beautiful northern tablelands of NSW. Our practice is ambulatory and clinic based, including a repro centre and basic hospital.

On any given day you could be on the road tackling anything and everything that equine general practice throws up - routine procedures, dentistry, medicine, field surgery, reproduction, lameness, emergencies and everything else. Our patients are mostly thoroughbreds and performance horses, with a smattering of pleasure horses thrown in.

Our clinic offers a full suite of reproduction services, hospitalisation including for neonates, standing surgery. We have all the usual equipment - DR, portable ultrasound, portable crush, video endoscopy, IRAP, in house bloods, etc. We have a significant number of resident mares during the breeding season.

We will provide as much or as little support as you require, and pursuit of any area of special interest is strongly encouraged.

We can offer you a fantastic lifestyle that isn’t possible in many other equine jobs- agistment for your personal horses can be provided, as well as use of the fully sanded arena and round yard.

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Flexible hours during the off season can be negotiated, including 4 day weeks in Winter and Autumn. On call is usually quiet, and you will not be expected to tackle it by yourself until you are comfortable. We have short term accommodation available while you find your feet.

If riding horses isn’t your thing, the New England region has a lot to offer in terms of recreation, and Armidale has all the creature comforts you could need or want.

Applicants must be eligible for full registration in NSW

To apply, please send a resume to info@thunderboltequine.com.au or call Calum on 0428 319 015.


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Equine Intern/Associate Position

"The best vet job I've ever had..."

...said the new graduate who has just vacated the position. Because his visa ran out, not because he wanted to leave.

So, once again, a position has become available that is fluid and adaptable, and could be made into exactly the job you have dreamed of.

It's an excellent new graduate job, but might also suit someone with a bit of general experience who has realised that all the cool kids are horse vets, or someone who is eyeing a surgical Residency, and needs to bling up their CV a bit.

It also might suit someone who is a bit burnt out, and wants to live life a bit, whilst funding their extravagant, hedonistic lifestyle.

You can hone your surgical skills and expertise as assistant surgeon in approximately 300 elective surgeries performed at several equine practices around Victoria. Sometimes my brother, the pilot, and perfectly adequate surgeon, Captain Doctor Johnny Russell flys me to his surgery in his plane, so if you're into adrenaline sports, have I got the rush for you. He's only nearly killed me twice. Most of them, though, will happen at Bendigo Equine Hospital on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you'd rather have the day off, or a long weekend away...be my guest.

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The entire working week is based around my jiu jitsu schedule, so you don't even need to get out of bed on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays until 10 o' clock, unless you got a Pilates class, or something. It's a little known fact that Black Belts in jiu jitsu are given the honorific 'professor'. I got mine last week, and I will absolutely insist on the title, mostly to annoy friends in academia, but it will also allow you to tell people you worked with a professor in your last job.
Just leave it at that. No need to elaborate.

You will have ample opportunity to get practice behind closed doors, and with zero stress, at most of the day-to-day competencies required to be an equine vet. X-rays, ultrasound scans, nerve blocks, joint injections, catheter placement, lameness exams, endoscopy. You name it, you can do it. I literally couldn't care if I never touch another horse in my life. If you want to learn, I will teach you. Then you can do all the work whilst I stand back and, at last, attain the apotheosis of my veterinary career by becoming, simply, "eye candy".

I'm already nearly there. Ask anybody.

You will be my anaesthetist during approximately 300 on-farm surgeries/year. During the first six months of the year, you will have the opportunity to attend and be involved in all the major Yearling Sales. You will work closely with the Racetrack Practice (based in Euroa) during Sales season, and gain experience in Sales radiography and endoscopy. There is also potential for exposure to race track work at the world-renowned Lindsay Park stables, and surrounding clientele, should you wish.

Or not. You can drive me around a bit, and have nearly every Sales weekend as a very long weekend off, and quite a lot of other long weekends off, as well, if you want. There is the opportunity for weeks of paid holiday, when I'm at Sales and suchlike, if you wish. Or, you can spend time at the Hospital gaining valuable training in anaesthesia and in-patient care. Up to you.

At the time of writing, the incumbent veterinarian had the choice of doing this, or spending some time with his hot Colombian girlfriend.
No-one has seen him in three weeks.
He could be dead.
We simply don't know.

Your role will vary with the season. There is no weekend or night on-call roster work, although on average, one night a week will be spent in a hotel, especially if you come to the Sales.
You won't. Once is enough.

You will not be required to take any serious responsibility, if you don't want to, and the job is relatively stress-free, unless you want to push your own boundaries.

Salary is negotiable, but whatever skills you bring to the table, don't worry - I can afford them.

Accommodation and a car may be available.

The position starts in late July/August. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply. I am open to a six-month position, because why the hell am I always advertising in May, when nearly everybody in Australia graduates in January?

For further details, please call or FaceTime Professor-Doctor Tom Russell on 0429 845 505, or email me at: horsesurgeon@icloud.com.

If you wish to speak to the previous couple of interns, that can be arranged. The current one is Japanese, but his English is excellent. The one before that is from Leeds or somewhere, and, I'm not gonna lie, is basically incomprehensible.

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Salary Package: up to $197,000 dependant on experience (Base Salary up to $160,000 + relocation expenses + bonuses and entitlements)

Experienced Small animal / Equine Practice Veterinarian for young, energetic and rapidly growing practice in one of the most vibrant townships in Australia – Alice Springs.

Northern Territory Veterinary Services’ Alice Veterinary Centre is rapidly growing and we are seeking a sixth veterinarian to join our friendly team. Ideally you will have small animal/equine practice experience or at least be competent with small animals and basic ambulatory pleasure horse practice and we’ll show you the rest.

The Practice: The practice is recently renovated, expanding into a large purpose build, fully air conditioned and includes two dedicated surgical theatres, large prep/treatment room, separate dog and cat wards, and horse stables. Equipment includes digital x-ray, 2 ultrasounds, endoscopes, in house Idexx lab machines, fluid pumps, pulse ox, ECG and BP monitors, digital dental xray, iM3 dental machine, orthopaedic equipment (TPLO and Stryker Drills), fully computerized with Rx works and 3 vehicles equipped for Equine ambulatory practice and remote community work. The clinic is rapidly expanding with the majority of the work being small animal and equine. We work also with the local wildlife centres and parks, treating a variety of native wildlife. We do a small amount of cattle station work, and this area can be focused on and grown if desired.

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Remote Indigenous Community Practice: In Alice Springs, we also operate Aboriginal Community Veterinary Services, providing services to remote indigenous communities throughout the whole NT. Community trips will be fully mentored and then accompanied with a nurse. Visits last for 1 to 14 days, averaging 5 days in duration and often travelling to spectacular and otherwise inaccessible areas including Uluru and the MacDonnell Ranges. Our remote work offers unique veterinary experiences in remote areas not normally seen by the general public. It is a great way to enhance animal welfare in remote communities.

The Position: We are seeking an experienced small animal or Small Animal/Equine veterinarian to help expand the practice which has grown rapidly. Applicants can be predominantly small animal or equine focused. Small animal work which is a large percentage of the practice includes routine small animal medicine and surgery with advanced surgical options if desired, and a small component of birds, natives and exotics. Equine work is routine ambulatory practice for pleasure and station horses and local racetrack attendance. Willingness to travel to remote Aboriginal Communities and overseas to take part in dog and cat health and control programs is also encouraged.

Continuing Education: At NTVS, we encourage further education and offer at least 1 week of continuing education per year to our veterinary staff. We will send staff to courses and conferences to help further their skills and knowledge in a variety of different areas. Special interests are encouraged and we strongly follow best practice and evidence based medicine.

The Town: Alice Springs is a bustling town and far from being in the middle of nowhere. It has an extremely well serviced airport to all major capital cities, loads of shops, café’s, restaurants, schools, sports and cultural activities. Just a 2 hour flight to Darwin and most places. It is surrounded by many national parks some of them internationally renown including Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley and the Larrapinta Trail. Its magnificent landscapes lend themselves to an active outdoors lifestyle. Major festivals and events include the Finke Desert Race, Masters Games, Henley-on-Todd Regatta, Camel Cup, and Alice Desert Festival to name a few.

Salary: We are offering a generous salary package of up to $197k (commensurate with experience). Total annual leave and days off of up to 15 weeks per year (4 weeks annual leave, 1+ week study leave and accumulated RDO’s) leaves plenty of time for exploring the area, visits interstate or overseas holidays. Salary sacrifice options are also available for rent and other items which can help maximise your after tax income.

Contact Alex Burleigh at info@ntvet.com.au or 08 8972 3599 for more information.

Check out our website www.ntvet.com.au or Facebook

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Does the sound of being able to practice top level veterinary care whilst living in the relaxed tropical Northern Territory sound appealing to you?

Would a workday that enables you to work up your cases with all the latest diagnostic tools followed by days off spent camping, fishing or exploring the pristine swimming holes in the nearby National Parks fit with your lifestyle?

Howard Springs Vet is a rapidly growing enterprise and our Team is looking forward to welcoming a new team member to join us on our journey. This position is open to all applicants including New Grads as well as experienced veterinarians.

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Some of the aspects that make this role enticing include:

What we would offer you:

If you are looking for a real change, an exciting work environment and are looking forward to being part of a close-knit team, now is the time to apply. Please send your expression of interest and resume to vets@howardspringsvets.com, of if you would like to have a peek at our practice first head to www.howardspringsvets.com.au or find us on Facebook.

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Wyong Equine Clinic is now looking for a full time experienced equine practitioner to join our team. A minimum of 3 years equine practice experience is preferable, ideally with reproductive experience.

Our clinic is an ambulatory equine centre, with a fairly even spread of racing & performance horses, as well as stud work & pleasure horses.

We are located on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW just 15 minutes from the beach. The Central Coast is located an hour between Sydney and Newcastle and is an hour drive from the Hunter Valley. Our clinic is equipped with digital x-ray units, video and portable endoscopic equipment, ultrasound and dental power floats etc.

Our team consists of 4 full-time equine veterinarians who work 4 days a week and share on call (current roster 1 in 4). Our veterinarians are experienced, work well as a team and are willing to provide advice and mentoring. A work car, fuel allowance and phone are included. Annual memberships and CPD provided.

For more information or to apply, please contact Dr Brett Jones or Lauren Gough on 0418 299 938 or office@wyongequineclinic.com.au

For more information, see www.wyongequineclinic.com and 

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Exciting Opportunity for an Equine/Mixed Practice Veterinarian

Do you have a passion for equine/mixed practice and envision yourself as part of an exceptional veterinary team? Our thriving practice is nestled in the picturesque Beaudesert region, located in the thoroughbred horse capital of Southeast Queensland. We operate from a state-of-the-art facility and boast a team of 13-16 dedicated veterinarians.

What Our Practice Offers:
At our practice, you'll find a well-established and diverse clientele, encompassing everything from prestigious thoroughbred studs to pleasure horses, high-performance horses, dairy and beef farms, and even companion animals if it aligns with your interests.

Our surgical team handles a substantial caseload (averaging approx. 800 anaesthetic surgeries per annum) and is supported by two registered equine surgeons skilled in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, colic, reproduction, respiratory, gastrointestinal issues, and more. We also receive referrals for surgical and other complicated cases.

Our equipment includes cutting-edge digital x-ray and ultrasound machines to respiratory endoscope, gastroscope, arthroscope, laparoscope, ligasure, laser, dental powerfloat, in-house haematology and biochemistry analysers. We ensure that you have the tools you need to excel in your role.

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Our practice staff are a highly skilled and motivated team that maintain a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We would like to employ a vet who has the necessary skills to do the job and the character to enjoy the work with us.

The Position:
The role we offer is predominantly equine, but also affording you the opportunity to broaden your skill set with unwavering support from our highly experienced veterinarians.

Duties will involve a full range of practice responsibilities, including ambulatory callouts, medicine, lameness, minor surgeries, and focus on equine reproduction (natural, AI, ET) during the breeding season.

We require a full-time veterinarian (85% equine,10% production animal and 5% companion animal).

We offer a salary above award, cover VSB registration and AVA membership fees, and a range of other valuable benefits. Work vehicle and mobile phone.

Key Criteria:

Discover the Scenic Rim Region:
Lonely Planet named Southeast Queensland’s Scenic Rim among the world’s top 10 regions to visit in 2022.

Beaudesert is conveniently located only one-hour drive to both the vibrant Gold Coast and cosmopolitan Brisbane. With spectacular natural beauty, sweeping valleys and mountain ranges, the Scenic Rim is a year-round destination brimming with foodie experiences, outdoor adventure, cultural pursuits, eco escapes and visitor attractions. The region is home to Australia’s most accessible World Heritage-listed rainforests, six national parks and three lakes as well as fertile farmland and welcoming country towns.

There is an active community in all equine disciplines – dressage, eventing, campdrafting, reining, polocrosse, western pleasure, cutting, showjumping, adult riding, etc.

Please contact Corinne to chat about the position on 0458 387 478 or corinne.warnick@apiam.com.au. Otherwise apply here with your cover letter and resume.

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Equine Veterinarian – Racehorse and Performance Horse

If being part of a great team and working in a practice with a vibrant, inclusive and friendly team culture is something you've been looking for then keep reading - this could be the position for you! 

Rangiora Veterinary Centre Equine are seeking a dedicated and experienced Equine Veterinarian to join their team.

Our mission is simple:

To be the centre of veterinary excellence and innovation. Our values of excellence, empathy, respect, team, community and innovation are what we live and breathe every day, if these resonate with you, we'd love to hear from you.

About us:

We are a busy ambulatory practice with an onsite equine hospital and surgical facilities dedicated to providing exceptional care to our equine athletes. Our team are committed to best practice in veterinary medicine providing first opinion and referral services to horse owners and veterinarians of North Canterbury and the South Island of New Zealand. 

Rangiora Veterinary Centre is a large mixed practice established over 50 years ago and is situated 25 minutes north of Christchurch City, 10 minutes to the beach, and 1 hour to the mountains. Our equine hospital and ambulatory team are growing which has created an exciting opportunity for a veterinarian with experience and passion in racehorse and performance horse medicine to join our dynamic and clinically diverse team of seven equine veterinarians including a specialist surgeon.

Our facilities include an equine hospital with barn and paddocks, surgical theatre, equine CT scanner, digital radiography, ultrasonography, videoendoscopy, dynamic endoscopy, orthobiologics, shock wave and an in house laboratory. 

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Position overview:

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in working with high performance equine athletes and possess expertise in diagnosing and treating conditions specific to this population.



Join our RVC family and enjoy the benefits: 

Applying for this position could be the best decision you've made in a while!  For more information about us visit https://www.rangioravetcentre.co.nz/Equine

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the position to Dr Sam Taylor at sam@rangvet.co.nz. If you require further information or wish to discuss the role in person please phone Dr Taylor on +64 27 655 9911.

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Hunter Equine Centre is seeking a Senior Equine Associate Veterinarian to join our team prior to the 2024 breeding season in August. At least four-years’ experience is required with an internship and experience in thoroughbred reproduction desirable.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for independent veterinary care on thoroughbred stud farms as well as working within a team of ambulatory veterinarians. In addition to a minimum of three years reproductive stud-farm work, previous hospital experience such as an internship and a wide experience in equine veterinary practice would be viewed favourably to provide stud farms with a comprehensive service.

Our clients include some excellent and well managed stud farms in the Hunter Valley, with over 1000 mares under our care, and an important yearling sale component. We also service many of the local trainers and pre-trainers in the area and particularly and consider ourselves very fortunate to have such friendly and successful clients.

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Selection criteria would necessitate a Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent that can be fully registered in New South Wales (www.vpb.gov.au). Hunter Equine Centre will assist with visa requirements to work in Australia.

Please email Dr. Bridget Bester, with a current C.V. on bridget@hunterequine.com to apply or discuss the position further.

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Tamworth Equine Veterinary Centre has an opportunity for a veterinarian interested in developing their skills and knowledge in general equine practice with the opportunity to work with and be trained by experienced veterinarians in the heart of the New South Wales north west Pleasure and Performance Horse region.

The practice offers Assisted Reproduction services; Surgery and Intensive Care for horses in our hospital and provides a comprehensive On Farm service and Sports Medicine service to our equine clients in the region.

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TEVC is part of Scone Equine Group (SEG), which is Australia’s largest provider of equine veterinary services with expertise in all areas of horse care across its specialist subsidiary practices in Scone, Avenel, and Muswellbrook.

To be part of a team in a practice dedicated to the highest level of patient care and with support for advancement, please contact David on:

P | +61 2 6545 1333
E | david.omeara@sconeequine.com.au

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Rural Mixed / Equine Practice near the Nation’s Capital seeks new associate.

We are a genuinely mixed-practice seeing an approximately 60/40% small and large animal mix. The majority of our large animal work is equine with a good mix of cattle, alpaca and sheep work too. Our goal is to provide excellent patient care and client relations with a thorough but practical approach. Our clinic is well equipped with in-house lab, endoscopy, ultrasound and digital radiology. We have all the mod cons but we maintain that ‘country feel’.

We are looking for a mixed practitioner to do predominantly equine work, our clinic has the scope for you to pursue any particular professional interests. We have a large equine population in the area and our practice services multiple racetracks, studs and performance horse stables. In the breeding season we have a busy assisted reproduction program and have multiple vets trained in equine dentistry. The equine team are equipped with portable endoscope, tendon and repro ultrasounds and digital radiography along with Terafloat dental machines. 

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A suitable candidate will have 12 months or more experience however, the right new graduate will be considered and training will be provided. We are a nine vet team. We have a four day working week with weekend and on-call duty shared equally and good support is provided from senior veterinarians.

The position offers salary above award and we have a genuine commitment to on-going professional development. We also aim to foster a healthy team with a good work-life balance and we strive for a fun and supportive environment.

Bungendore is a lovely village approximately 40 minutes easy drive to Canberra, and around an hour’s drive to the beautiful NSW south coast. The town has good facilities - doctors, pharmacy, supermarket and, most importantly, has several places to get a decent coffee.

So if you are after a true mixed-practice career with the trappings of a rural lifestyle but easy access to the convenience of Canberra this could be the job for you.

Interested applicants should forward correspondence to Helena at  h_reeves@hotmail.com. Or please call 04 3227 4144.


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