Midwest Veterinary Centre
Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
(on-site)
Spotlight Preferred
12 days ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Salary
38.00 - 76.00
Min Experience
None
Min Education
BA/BS/Undergraduate
Required Travel
10-25%
Salary - Currency
Australian Dollars
Salary - Type
Hourly Wage
Position
Veterinarian - Mixed Animal

Description

ixed Animal Veterinarian - Experienced & New and Recent Grads more than welcome to apply!

  • Do you want to pursue a career in a true rural mixed practice and learn the skills for small and large animal work?
  • Do you want to be close enough to a city but be far enough away from the hustle and bustle?
  • Do you want to work in supportive environment with experience vets available for 24 /7 support?
  • Are you looking for a change or to tick off a New Years Resolution??

If you have answered yes, maybe to any of these, then we are seeking a mixed animal vet, or a new or recent grad who has an interest in becoming a mixed animal vet, to join our team at Midwest Veterinary Centre in Geraldton! We would love to hear from you!!!!

What will we give you!

  • 4 days a week with rotating rdo each week, 8am till 6pm (Part time hours can be negotiated if this would be preferred) - consulting hours are 8:30am-5:30pm with last consult at 5:10pm.
  • Rotation of shifts between consulting, large animal/house call work, surgery and clinic/hospital work. Consults shifts are shared so not always staying past 5:30pm.
  • Minimum 3-day long weekend after on call weekend – ON CALL ONLY WHEN READY AND FULLY SUPPORTED! Currently doing 4 day long weekends after on call weekends which we would like to maintain!
  • As many shadowing shifts as needed to get you comfortable and on your feet in all areas, minimum 1 month of shadow shifts for new grads. All additional training will be provided.
  • 5 full time vet team and 2 part time vets with multiple over 10 years’ experience.
  • 1:4 - 1:5 on call weekend – WHEN READY, equally shared between staff - currently is 1:5 and aiming to get back to 1:6.
  • 1:5 Saturday shifts 8:45 - 12:30pm when on call.
  • Additional Saturday shifts 7:45 - 12:30pm – optional.
  • 24/7 support - boss happy to come in after hours if you need me, and always available by phone.
  • 50% professional fees paid on top of salary for afterhours work.
  • Support of a great nursing team, both during normal operating hours and always available after hours, you will never be expected to attend the clinic on your own.
  • 4 weeks annual leave + 1 week’s study leave per year + paid CPD with no limits.
  • Salary $75-150K per year (based on experience and skillset) + after hours, super, bonus. Paid as an hourly rate with on call allowances, meal allowances, laundry allowance, super, after hours pay and productivity incentive bonuses all paid on top. Additional bonuses are also available once been employed for more than 12 months.

Something we have missed??? Let us know and we can negotiate!

Why us?

  • Geraldton is a vibrant growing coastal town with a wide range of cafes, shops, cinema, pubs, great schools and outdoor activities including dolphin and whale watching, fishing, and numerous sporting groups. Population of 37,000 people.
  • We are a young dynamic team looking to grow while still offering support and a small family clinic feel.
  • Mixed animal clinic so will have exposure to a wide range of animals and cases.
  • Regular social events and team lunches when we can.
  • Multi week coffee runs delivered to our door.
  • We have all the toys to help with our varied case load! Including Digital X-ray, portable equine X-ray, im3 dental X-ray, equine gastroscope, electro cautery surgical equipment, ECG, SmartFlow, BM7 patient monitoring, portable horse crush and more!

"I have worked at this clinic since graduating from university at the end of 2019, I am now in my 3rd year out from uni. Since starting here, my skillset has dramatically improved as we have a varied and exciting case load. As our closest referral hospital is over 5 hours away, we have the opportunity to do complex work ups and surgeries and advanced emergency medicine. There is a good mixture of large and small animal work, as we see goats, sheep, alpacas, horses, cows, pocket pets, dogs and cats. Being able to work in a rural setting has been rewarding and you do feel like a vital part of the community.

I have been challenged to improve as a vet, however, have always had support and someone to call, no matter the time or day. The team is young, fun and progressive. The nurses are supportive and have excellent skills to assist us vets. The management of the clinic is supportive and constantly finding ways to improve working conditions and equipment for our team. The salary is more than competitive, especially being a rural clinic. I would recommend this clinic as a great workplace for someone who is interested in working in a mixed rural setting with up to date protocols, salaries and equipment"
Stacey, former recent employee

If this sounds like you or we sound like a place you would like to work, please send your cv and cover letter Attention Tara - all correspondence will be confidential ! 



Requirements

What we need:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent.
  • Registered with the Western Australian vet surgeons board or the ability to be registered.
  • Willingness to work independently and participate in afterhours work and Race days, when comfortable and ready.
  • The occasional Saturday shift in line with on call shifts.
  • Happy, outgoing person with great communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn both surgical and medical cases, willingness to learn equine and mixed animal work.
  • Someone who wants to experience all that a rural mixed vet career has to offer!
  • Experience with races, orthopaedics and equine work advantageous but not essential. Willingness to learn would be highly valued 
Job ID: 73731592
Veterinary
Geraldton , Washington , Australia

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