Equine Veterinarian

Aquis Farm
May 5, 2020
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As we commence our exciting breeding season, we have an opportunity for two experienced veterinarians to join our farms in QLD and NSW for the upcoming season commencing in August. Based at Canungra on the Gold Coast Hinterland and picturesque Murrurundi in NSW, these roles will support the Director of Veterinary Services in the delivery of high-quality veterinary care to Aquis Farm horses and those of our clients, with a focus on maximising the breeding outcomes at both farms. At Aquis, our goal is to promote the wellbeing of the horses in our care while achieving exceptional breeding outcomes so these roles will suit veterinarians who are passionate about their profession and want to develop their skills in a supportive and professional environment.

Duties will include:

  • Reproductive examination for breeding
  • Pre-Breeding laboratory sample collection and interpretation
  • Antenatal examinations of broodmares, specifically ultrasound examination of mare's placenta and fetal well being
  • Post-natal examinations and care of broodmares
  • Newborn foal examinations and insurances
  • Stallion fertility and health examinations and insurances
  • Yearling radiography
  • Yearling upper airway endoscopy
  • Foaling down mares (100+) and primary emergency responder for foaling emergencies
  • First opinion caseloads that include minor surgical procedures, medical illnesses and emergencies, and basic animal husbandry

Essential Criteria

  • Veterinary Degree
  • Registration with either Queensland or New South Wales Veterinary Board or eligibility for limited registration
  • A minimum of two years’ experience of equine breeding
  • Knowledge and experience specific to thoroughbreds
  • Knowledge of safe operation of all equipment and use of personal protective equipment
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety obligations and demonstrated skills in safe operation of equipment relevant to breeding horses

This position will require weekend and out of hours work; and may require some travel between the Canungra and Murrurundi farms.

What we can offer you:

  • An attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • On farm accommodation
  • Support by a fully trained vet nurse and strong stud team
  • In-house blood testing as well as the ability to undertake bacteriological testing on site
  • Support from the Director of Veterinary Services

If you want to be part of a rapidly growing and exciting organisation and are looking for an exciting experience in the Thoroughbred industry then please apply by sending a cover letter and detailed CV plus two referees’ name and contact numbers to employment@aquisfarm.com.

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