Veterinarian – Mixed Animal

  • Full service Veterinary Clinic
  • Award-winning Regional Practice
  • Active Community Participation Program
  • $75k (new grad) to 120k (experienced Vet) + Super + Benefits Package
At Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding we are big enough to know, and small enough to care…
For more than 30 years Dr Roger Absalom and our team of passionate, enthusiastic Veterinary professionals have been providing best practice Veterinary care to Port Augusta and the local regional community.
Whilst we have built a solid reputation for quality Veterinary services across a very wide range of animals from pocket pets to companion animals to horses and cattle, and yes, even the occasional camel, what we are best known for is our ability to think on our feet and always act in the interests of our patients and clients.
We have open and honest team meetings and our team are involved in setting our goals, strategies and plans and then we all strive to meet them. We believe that our team and our teamwork is what makes us great. Our workplace has developed into an environment we are proud to be part of, and especially proud to lead. The staff roles at Redgum are varied; each one is respected and admired as part of the total team effect.

Our Offer

We know that you are not primarily motivated by money and fame, but we are also practical and down-to-earth enough to know that we all have a life to lead and friends and family to support, and so our offer guideline is:
  • A salary of $75k (new grad) to 120k (experienced Vet)+ Super + generous bonus package
  • Contribution towards Continuing Education
  • AVA membership
  •  on call and shared A/H – but only when you are ready!

About The Job

As a seasoned Vet with some experience under your belt, you already have a pretty good idea of what a typical day looks like in a significant regional practice – you also know that there are very few “typical” days. You will of course:
  • Examine animals, small and large and exotic, to diagnose their health problems and recommend best practice treatment
  • Consult with clients regarding preventive care for their pets
  • Conduct soft tissue surgery at an intermediate level
  • Maintain patient care records in as appropriately detailed and timely manner
  • Offer phone support and advice to isolated, outback/rural clients
  • Be confident in your own skills and abilities; open to new ideas, concepts and personal/professional development
Of critical importance is your diagnostic ability, both in terms of active care but also in relation to preventative care.
Although flexibility is important, our manning levels are normally based on a four-day week. We are based in town, but we also serve the region so some local travel and day trips is required.
You will be supported by a talented and enthusiastic Veterinary team who are encouraged to keep learning and to bring those new skills to their work every day.
Not an experienced Vet? Feel Redgum is the place where you can learn and grow your skills and abilities?  We would still love to talk with you! Redgum has supported a range of new graduates, enabling them to step forward with confidence after their time at Redgum.
Vet with cat
Huskie with vet

About You

You are experienced, with around three years of working across a mix of small and large animal clinics and hospitals, and you are comfortable to an intermediate level with soft tissue surgery.
You are quietly confident from a technical and quality of Veterinary care perspective and can give guidance in a supportive and encouraging manner. You also know when its time to insist on adherence to protocols even under trying circumstances.
You will value the team environment and see your own role as significant in meeting team goals.  
In addition to your Veterinary skills, you also have an enquiring mind, are worldly and you also just plain fun to work with and to be around.

About Our Location

Ideally located at the top of the Spencer gulf and at the foot of the Flinders Ranges, Port Augusta is a thriving Regional Centre in the heart of South Australia and less than four hours from the state capital, Adelaide. Port Augusta offers all the conveniences and facilities expected from a modern regional city and has a population of over 14,000 residents. We are an active participant in the local community and Dr Roger and the team are highly regarded supporters of events and local activities to help locals as well as the regional indigenous community.
Dog ultrasound

It’s Time

Having read this far you know that this is the right opportunity for you – we have all you need to satisfy this next important stage in your career and more. It’s time to take the first step.
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