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Employment 

Equine Racetrack and Ambulatory Associate

 

The Ballarat Veterinary Practice Equine clinic is an 11-vet practice based on the edge of the Ballarat Turf Club Racing and Training Centre where 350 horses are trained and 25 race meetings a year are held.  There is also a large Standardbred population and 40 meetings per year are held at the local harness track. The clinic provides a hospital based surgical and imaging referral service and is the base for the ambulatory services provided to the racetrack and general equine clients in the surrounding district. The hospital also has an internship programme with three interns currently employed. The practice has regular visits to neighboring racing regions including Stawell, Horsham and Warrnambool.

The position available is for a member of the racetrack and ambulatory team. The successful applicant will provide service to all breeds of horses from Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds and sport horses, through to all types of pleasure horses and ponies in the district.  As well as racing stable work, typical general practice equine work is also undertaken including lameness assessment, dentistry, lacerations, reproductive work including ultrasound scanning, field colic assessment and all general veterinary equine work. Due to the size of the practice and level of experience there is strong support for our ambulatory veterinarians at all times.

The practice has two specialist surgeons available for consultation and assistance with referral of cases.  The clinic has full surgical facilities, ultrasound, digital radiography, endoscopy, scintigraphy and standing MRI facilities and the ability to house up to 28 horses.

The successful applicant should be a graduate with at least two years' experience. Weekend after-hours responsibility is shared equally between members of the ambulatory team with the normal rotation being one weekend every four weeks. Duties will involve all ambulatory services as outlined above and also attendance at both thoroughbred and harness race meetings as the official veterinarian.

A company vehicle and phone are provided with this position. Remuneration is dependent on experience but all award benefits are available and provided for.  Other benefits include AVA membership and an annual Continuing Education stipend of $2,000 per annum.

Interested applicants should forward a resume along with the names of three referees to Dr Ian Fulton at jobs@bvp.com.au




Placement for Veterinary Nurse Students - Companion Animals

The Ballarat Veterinary Practice is committed to providing quality educational placement opportunities to students studying Veterinary Nursing.

Our clinic runs multiple student intake periods per year, with work placement positions available for 1 student per day of the week. These positions are available through until the completion of the placement component of the course but must be completed within 12 months of commencement.

Students may complete their placement between the hours of 8am - 6pm, one day per week. Students will be rotated through the various areas of the hospital to enable a broad practical placement experience. All students will be teamed up with an experienced nurse who is allocated to the relevant shift rotation.

Positions are only available to students currently enrolled in Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges, and are on a voluntary basis. Students will be required to provide evidence of workplace insurance cover, which is usually available through course providers.

We have high standards of animal care and staff safety. Students will therefore be required to complete a workplace and safety induction and must be willing to follow all policies and procedures of the clinic.

We currently are fully booked, with no more placements available until 2018

Interested students should email suep@bvp.com.au with a resume and cover letter outlining which intake period you are applying for and preferred day, if any. Due to the quantity of requests, verbal applications will not be accepted at the clinic.