We have a new position to fill; are you going to be the latest new addition to our awesome team?
You became a vet because you love animals, right? And you want variety, challenges, discretion, flexibility and responsibility, yes? Well, imagine being able to work-up cases and treat your patients the way they deserve …as an Associate Veterinarian in one of the most amazing lifestyle locations on the planet! …
Amazing? Think surfing beaches, cafes, live entertainment, vineyards! You can choose to live in town or on a rural property of your choosing. Where prices are affordable, the people are friendly, and it’s idyllically safe for bringing up a family. We’re talking Grafton, Northern New South Wales of course.
If you are a city slicker then you really should stop reading now – unless you are looking for a change in pace. If you like the idea of hardly any traffic jams lots of space and astonishingly affordable house prices you definitely DO want to keep on reading.
First let us talk about our expectations for your work/life balance.
Here in Grafton we have one of the state’s best kept secrets; The Mighty Clarence River.
Enthusiasts in the know drive huge distances to come to the Clarence for water skiing and wakeboarding (and will often enjoy having the whole river to themselves).
… prefer calmer activities? The river is also a great place for fishing, kayaking and swimming.
Did I mention the surfing? Angourie is one of Australia’s most famous point breaks and is within an easy half hour’s drive from here. There are also World Heritage National Parks on our doorstep.
Now do not worry that you will be missing out on the culture side of things being away from the big city,
Grafton has theatres, a newly refurbished multi screen cinema, art exhibitions, gallery, coffee shops first class restaurants and some good old country pubs. We also have a great selection of high street shops and a brand new shopping complex.
What is also really important (and often overlooked) is the first class selection of dynamic public and private schools. This truly is a wonderful town in which to raise a family. (It is why we moved here from Perth, WA six years ago).
Enough about your time off, your relaxation and your work/life balance.
Now let’s talk about where you will be practicing your small animal medicine and surgery – at Riverbank Animal Hospital in South Grafton, Northern New South Wales.
This is a place where both clients and pets are welcomed and always made to feel at home, it’s a place where staff are friendly and work as a highly professional and energetic team which is passionate about delivering excellent patient outcomes and exceeding client satisfaction expectations. Our focus is exclusively companion animals, we do not treat livestock or horses.
Our veterinary hospital is multi award winning and at 800 square metres is one of the largest purpose built veterinary facilities outside of any capital city in Australia. Our team consists of three vets, (soon to be 4) six highly trained nurses, two dedicated receptionists, a practice manager, vet nurse manager and a professional groomer. We have all of the equipment you would expect in a modern veterinary hospital including the latest in Idexx in house laboratory, RX Works practice management (12 stations), X-Ray, Ultrasound, two operating theatres, spacious central treatment area and separate dog, cat and isolation wards. One of the real benefits of this job will be the opportunity that you have to work as part of an awesome and very supportive team.
Further education and professional growth is supported and funded. You will receive at least one week of paid annual study leave. We place a lot of emphasis on education here.
Would you like to join us and live the life of your dreams in a wonderful regional centre setting? Your roster will be a 4 day week, one in three weekends and one or two night duties per week - to keep your emergency medicine skills sharp (rolling week night roster). There is very comfortable on site accommodation available upstairs for on call duty nights if you need it (definitely not compulsory). You get four weeks annual leave to enjoy everything the area has to offer or travel further afield. Byron Bay and the Gold Coast are just a few hours away and can be visited for an easy day trip away.
We are offering a full time (part-time may be negotiable) 38 hour, 4 day work week. We are looking for an outstanding vet with ideally a minimum of three to four years experience. This position would suit candidates that have done or are planning to sit for memberships. A special interest in one or more of the areas of diagnostic ultrasound, orthopaedic surgery or canine breeding and fertility would be a real bonus.
Essential attributes include genuine caring nature, positive enthusiastic personality, a great communicator and even better at being a great team player. You must want to promote excellent health care and be passionate about awesome customer care and also appreciate that a veterinary practice is a business.
Salary package will start according to experience with generous after hours package. If you are applying from overseas we will definitely consider sponsoring the right person! Practice owner is a UK graduate. We are happy to provide assistance with organizing relocation if desired. We are pre approved as a business sponsor for overseas applicants requiring sponsorship for a working visa.
Now, if all of this sounds interesting, take your career to the next level and apply now!
Amanda Gough, Practice Manager
Riverbank Animal Hospital
Telephone 02 66423083 (+61 2 6642 3083) or 0400 888 538 (+61 400 888 544)
Or write to us: PO Box 115, South Grafton, NSW 2460 Australia.
Want to find out more? Check us out online at www.riverbankvet,com.au or see what our friends are saying about us on Facebook. www.facebook.com/riverbankanimalhospital
Veterinarians: Locum needed August to October 2012
Contact Amanda Gough, practice manager
Telephone 02 6642 3083 or 0400 888 538