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Location: Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: Based on experience
North Coast Equine Veterinary Clinic is seeking a full time Equine Specialist Surgeon. The candidate should be ACVS OR ECVS Board certified or hold a Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. This is a new position so there will be ample opportunity for the right candidate to expand the surgical caseload and the range of surgical procedures offered by the clinic.
North Coast Equine Veterinary Clinic is a 3 vet practice with a purpose built clinic including a full surgical suite located on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, approximately one hour north of Brisbane. The clinic is located adjacent to Corbould Park racetrack which is one of Australians newest racecourses with a recently installed all weather Polytrack and lights for night racing. There are approximately 500 horses stabled on track and a further 250 floated there to train on a daily basis. Corbould Park hosts in excess of 80 race meetings per annum.
The practice offers both first and second opinion referrals with several visiting specialists consulting at the clinic. The caseload is varied with racetrack practice, performance horses, endurance and pleasure horse. Approximately 60% of the cases is Thoroughbred racehorses.
The current surgical caseload is predominantly elective surgery mainly orthopaedic, soft tissue and respiratory cases but we are keen to expand the caseload to take on more emergency and colic surgery.
The position would be mainly hospital based however there would also be an ambulatory and routine component. In addition to managing the surgical caseload other duties would include clinical and diagnostic work ups, preoperative diagnostic procedures as necessary, and maintaining the standards expected of a referral centre. As such the applicant should be capable to perform a wide range of surgical procedures from castrations and laceration repairs through to complex colic, respiratory, arthroscopic and orthopaedic surgeries.
Queensland’s Sunshine Coast offers a beautiful sub tropical climate with some of the worlds best beaches and rainforest mountainous hinterland. There are also excellent schools, a university and recently opened largest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere.
Oversea applicants are welcome to apply and assistance will be given with immigration and relocation. All applicants must hold a qualification which is eligible for registration with the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board.
Remuneration package will be based on experience and will include a vehicle and phone for business and reasonable personal use, and an annual CPD allowance.