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District Veterinarian, Central West Local Land Services

District Veterinarian, Central West Local Land Services

  • 501944
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

  • Ongoing and Temporary Full Time or Part Time contracts available with part time job share arrangements also considered
  • Location Negotiable within Coonamble, Coonabarabran, Dubbo, Nyngan or Gilgandra
  • Annual salary from $83,211 pa to $130,544 pa + super (dependent on experience)
  • Great flexibility/occasional weekend work
  • 5 weeks annual leave as standard holidays

Central West Local Land Services (LLS) are keen to hear from qualified veterinarians interested in joining the team in the Central West LLS region. As a District Veterinarian with LLS you’ll be part of a supportive and experienced team of veterinarians and Biosecurity Officers who undertake in the field prevention, preparedness, detection and response activities for animal biosecurity and animal welfare. At LLS we believe in working together so teamwork is a must, whilst providing exceptional client services.

As these positions are based both in the office and the field, you’ll need to be comfortable and able to work outside in all conditions when required and have good physical fitness to undertake what can be at times strenuous physical work. 

The Central West Local Land Services region extends from the slopes of Grenfell, Wellington and Coonabarabran to the plains of Condobolin, Nyngan and Coonamble. The warm welcoming community is what make the central west region such a special place to live and work.

Why are these the jobs for you? 

  • 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.  
  • For new graduates it’s an ideal opportunity to consolidate your farm diagnostic skills working collaboratively with our wonderful landholders within an experienced team of District Vets.
  • Internal support and mentoring is on tap, with collaboration and cooperation across all functional areas encouraged.
  • We provide a wide variety of services, allowing you to develop your skills in areas including assisting local farmers to improve their on-farm biosecurity and animal health, emergency management, as well as particular species of interest to you.
  • You’ll become a part of a friendly rural community, as well as part of an amazing, experienced, professional and friendly team. 
  • We offer great working conditions (including family friendly flexible work practices).  
  • We offer an attractive salary with opportunities for professional development and progression
  • You can grow your communication and extension skills in areas such as podcasting, videos, conducting webinars and running programs and workshops.

So if working as a District veterinarian with Local Land Services sounds ideal, we’d love to hear from you!

  • What you need:
    A degree in Veterinary Science registrable in NSW, are (or can be) registered with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board, and
  • A current NSW Driver Licence, with the capacity and willingness to travel throughout the region as required, typically during business hours, occasional weekend or after hours work. 

How to apply:
We’re keen to hear from both graduate and experienced veterinarians. Please apply 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: Thursday 8 December 2022 at 11.55pm AEST

For more information about working as a District Veterinarian, please contact Angela Warrian Team Leader Animal Biosecurity & Welfare on 0447 025 940 or via angela.warrian@lls.nsw.gov.au and you can also download the Role Description.

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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