Department of Regional NSW
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District Veterinarian

District Veterinarian

  • 496990
  • Animal Care
  • Full time ongoing role located in Dubbo available
  • Applications from candidates looking for temporary and/or part time positions also welcomed.
  • Annual salary from $81,158 pa to $127,332 pa + super (dependent on experience)

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.

Central West Local Land Services (LLS) are keen to hear from qualified veterinarians interested in joining the team in Dubbo.

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.

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.
  • Internal support and mentoring is on tap, with collaboration and cooperation across all functional areas encouraged
  • Professional development in any production species is encouraged (e.g. vet public health, epidemiology or nutrition)
  • You can develop skills in areas such as podcasts, videos, conducting webinars and running work shops
  • 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)

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

NB: 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 your region as required.

Please note that you’ll be required to undertake a functional health assessment as part of your pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.

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:  30th January 2022 @ 11:55pm

For more information about working as a District Veterinarian, please contact Belinda Edmonstone - Team Leader Animal Health on 0428 521 699 or via

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.

About Local Land Services:
Local Land Services (LLS) is a regional-focused NSW Government agency delivering quality customer services to farmers, landholders and the wider community. We help people make better decisions about the land they manage and assist rural and regional communities to be profitable and sustainable into the future. We bring together a wide range of service and advisory functions including agriculture, biosecurity, natural resource management, land management, biodiversity, emergency services, private native forestry and the Soil Conservation Service.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required: 

  • To be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 30 January 2022 and/ or 
  • an approved medical contraindication. 

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role. 

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