Department of Regional NSW
Animal, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Mammal, Wildlife, Antelope

District Vet

District Vet

  • 494376
  • Animal Care
  • Full-time ongoing position available
  • Located in Armidale
  • Annual salary from $79,297 to $124,413 + super (dependent on experience)


Who is the Department of Regional NSW?
Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


Northern Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) are looking to recruit a District Veterinarian to work out of their Armidale office.

You’ll need to have a degree in Veterinary Science registrable in NSW, are (or can be) registered with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board, and have a current NSW Driver Licence, plus the capacity and willingness to travel throughout the region as required.

An interest and/or post-graduate qualifications in a discipline relevant to the primary industries portfolio and/or equivalent experience in leadership and management of services to primary industries or the emergency management sector would also be ideal.

Why become a District Vet?

  • They’re great positions for both experienced vets and new graduates interested in production animals.
  • You get to become an expert in herd and flock disease investigation and management in a supportive environment.
  • Internal support and mentoring is on tap, with collaboration and cooperation across all functional areas encouraged
  • Professional development and field research in relevant production species is encouraged (e.g. vet public health, epidemiology or nutrition)
  • You’ll become a part of a friendly rural community, as well as part of an amazing, experienced, professional & friendly team
  • We offer great working conditions (including flexible work practices)


Why Work in the Regions? Come and work in Armidale!
Armidale is a cosmopolitan urban centre located in the heart of the Northern Tablelands of NSW, close to stunning world heritage National Parks and only a couple of hours from the coast. The city offers an excellent range of education options, with both public and private schools plus the University of New England on your doorstep.

Armidale ticks a lot of boxes as a perfect change of scene for jaded city slickers and anyone seeking a serene but interesting place to live.

Whether you’re a foodie in search of gourmet fare or a nature lover looking for a pristine Australian bush escape far from the crowds, the Armidale region in the New England High Country of NSW has something for you.

How to Apply:
We’re keen to hear from both graduate and experienced veterinarians. Please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why being a District Veterinarian with LLS is for you. We will then get back in touch after the closing date.

Closing Date:  14th May 2021 @ 11:55pm

For more information about the role please contact Nigel Brown, A/Team Leader Animal Biosecurity and Welfare, Northern Tablelands LLS on or 0419 434 087. You can also download the role description. Want to chat to a current District Vet to see what the position is all about? Just contact Nigel and he can put you in touch.


Capacity to hold a firearms licence and a Statement of Attainment (to Use Firearms to humanely destroy animals AQF AHCVPT203A, AHCPMG304) and be appointed as an Authorised Officer and Stock Inspector

a cosmopolitan urban centre located in a picturesque rural setting on the doorstep of some of the most scenic national parks in Australia
Closing date: May 14, 2021

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