Maranoa Veterinary Surgery



South West Queensland


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Maranoa Veterinary Surgery

Description of position:

Check out this cool opportunity in a mixed rural practice!

  • Would you like to work in a rural truly mixed practice, that provides an exceptional level of service? We don’t compromise on setup or standards because we are rural! Our smallies practice is clean, organised with loads of excellent, modern equipment and we have an equine unit with crush, 9 stalls and 4 day yards and a round yard for surgeries.
  • Would you like a low level of afterhours and a long weekend every third weekend?
  • Want great pay that reflects the value you bring?
  • Want lovely understanding clients who are easy to work with and appreciate high standards of vet care? (We’ve weeded out the crap clients and focus on providing exceptional care for appreciative clients)
  • Do you enjoy continuously upskilling your professional career? And working in a vibrant young team with a growth mindset? We have regular staff meeting and training tutorials
  • Would you like to work with an enjoyable team that are willing to support you? Our team is small and close knit this ensures you’re not just another vet in a big practice, you can follow up your cases and know and care for your own clients and become a loved community member.

If this opportunity is resonating with you, read on…

The practice is in Roma, the Maranoa Veterinary Surgery.

It’s a mid sized country town with all necessary shops and sporting facilities.

It has an outstanding social scene such as:

  • The famous Roma Cup, and other race meets including Mitchell camel races
  • Dachshund Day/ Running of the Wieners
  • Easter in the Country Festival- bull rides, rodeo, motorcross, markets, mud derby and more
  • Food and fire festival bi-annually
  • “Roma Round Up” veterinary conference
  • Pilates, yoga, footy, netball, tennis. you name the sport and it’s likely here
  • Roma SHOW!!!

Other pro’s to this awesome little town are:

  • Carnarvon Gorge is only a 2.5 hour drive away making for a perfect weekend away or day trip.
  • Arts shows, historical exhibits, Roma’s tree top walk, Big Rig Museum, Mucka pub and other attractions
  • Daily flights to Brisbane (50mins) for city weekend getaways and easy conference access with local rates
  • We also host the largest cattle selling complex in the Southern Hemisphere = ROMA SALEYARDS- we do a reasonable amount of work there too

You’ll never suffer from “same stuff, different day” scenario! Check out the caseload.

  • 65 % is made up of small animal, pocket pets, wildlife, goats, sheep and anything else that walks through our door.
  • 25% beef cattle – Bull testing, preg testing, prolapses, calvings and more. The employer is ACV Preg check accredited examiner so can facilitate you getting your tail tags (if not already acquired) and is able and willing to teach bull testing to ACV Bull Check standards.
  • 10% equine – geldings, dentals work, mare breeding, stitch ups and more

As for all the gadgets - there are too many to list but in short, we believe in high quality equipment so we can do high quality work.

Your chance at being the successful applicant will be improved if you:

  • Are a self-starter who loves to improve themselves. We are big on that.
  • Are reliable. That’s non-negotiable.
  • Are happy to work reasonably independently but with support on the “tough ones”.

We are New Grad Friendly as long as you are prepared to “have a red hot go”. Of course you will have mentoring when you start here to ensure you become a confident vet as soon as possible (Mixed practice is the best way to rapidly develop your skills). We will NOT send you for cattle caesareans on your own until you're confident. The employer is an experienced teacher for anyone who wants to learn.

1 week paid conference leave / year and up to $4000 to spend; 4 weeks annual leave. We encourage undertaking in the equine dental course for new and recent grads (and will pay for this even though it's more the 4k)

You will have your own work ute that is purposefully set up for the job.

Additionally, we are a 482 VISA sponsor approved.

We can ease your relocation stress by providing FREE short term accommodation (1-2months) whilst you find the right house for you.

If this full-time opportunity is ticking the boxes for you, then please call me (Joanne) to have a chat on (0428 744 326) or you can also send your resume to

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