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Lead Vet Required for Mixed Practice in Australia

Fantastic opportunity to take your veterinary skills to the other side of the world.

Our client in a growing rural city just outside Melbourne Australia are looking for a lead veterinary surgeon to join their mixed practice on a permanent basis.

Established for 50 years this veterinary clinic has delivered veterinary excellence and earned a reputation for attracting, retaining and developing quality Vets and Vet Nurses.

The vacancy is due to the imminent retirement of a senior veterinarian, and as so they have this unique opportunity to welcome a new clinic leader to join the team in the next exciting phase of their journey.

As an experienced veterinary professional you will be offered interesting and challenging cases, with a manageable caseload and an excellent work life balance.

You will have a good idea of the day-to-day requirements of being a great Mixed Practice Veterinarian. Here are just a few of the key tasks that you will be contributing to, together with the rest of the team:
• Examine small animal, horse and farm animals to diagnose their health problems and recommend best practice treatment. The work is 70% small animal, 20% dairy cattle and 10% horses and farm animals. This position will involve a greater percentage of herd health work than outlined above.
• Consult with clients regarding preventive care.
• The ability to lead by example, and deliver internal skills training to junior veterinarians and the nursing team.

A successful candidate will have a genuine care for animals large and small, fellow team members and customers. You will have an enquiring and inquisitive mind and understand that attention to detail and documentation is as essential as great diagnostic expertise.
A strength in dairy practice with a wide range of mixed practice skills will be highly regarded.

This clinic is a genuinely unique environment, one that encourages quality and excellence in all that it does. The team strive to provide a great working atmosphere where honesty through transparency builds trust.

If you are interested in this role and making the move to the sunnier climate of Australia please get in touch today.
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If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.