Tropical Vet Services

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Full-Time Position

Have you considered escaping the cold winters of the southern Australia states and moving to the warm weather of North Queensland?

Tropical Vets is seeking a full time experienced Vet to join their team in Townsville, Queensland.


The role

We are seeking a full-time experience Vet to work at our Townsville Clinic located at Burdell (North Shore).

The position will work a 38hour week, across 4 days with a rostered day off each week and on call 1 in 3 week rotation.

Ideally we would like someone with 5+ year’s experience, however we will consider 3+ depending on the type of experience.

All professional staff are encourages to undertake continuing education with a personal training budget and study/conference leave available for all full time staff.

Currently the clinic is approx. 70% smallies, 30% largies, but we are hoping to increase the largies side of the practice, due to the local rural surroundings.

Management opportunities may also be available.

A salary package will be negotiated based on experience, with 50% of Professional Fees paid for afterhours call ins.


The Clinic & Tropical Vets Services

Tropical Vets is a privately owned group of eight clinics in North Queensland stretching from Babinda through to Ayr.

Tropical Vets has the advantage of still being operated with a family run philosophy but the advantages of a network of experienced Vets to call upon in other clinics for advice and assistance.

The Townsville Clinic is located at North Shore in the suburb of Burdell and is a virtually new facility, being purpose designed and fitted with new equipment to offer the gold standard for the best patient care available.

You will be supported by a team of other senior Vets, Vet Nurses and have the opportunity to refer to and work with veterinary specialists if required for those specialist cases.

The North Shore clinic also has the head office staff onsite as a resource. The Northern Beaches area of Townsville was one of the lucky areas that was not greatly affected by the monsoon floods, with the North Shore clinic one of the only Vet clinics who operated though out the flooding event proving vital care to so many animals during the crisis.


The Location

Townsville is the unofficial capital of North of Queensland, with a population of approx.. 200K people, with a range of schools, a world class university and teaching hospital. Townsville also has a casino and has a growing reputation for excellent restaurants and with the soon to open new stadium will offer a range of social activities to cater for most people.

Townsville is a gateway to the Barrier Reef to go fishing or diving and there are beautiful waterfalls just to the north to explore on weekends.

Townsville boasts a domestic and international airport offering flights to the major capital cities and regional centres in Australia, so you can stay connected with friends and family.


If you would like to find out more information or to apply for this position, please contact



Locum Positions


Tropical Vet Services is seeking an experienced locum to join their 2.5 vet mixed practice in Innisfail from October for up to 3 months, or for any reasonable period thereof. Clinic opening hours: 8.30am to 5pm Mon to Fri and 9am to 12noon Saturdays. Shared OOH. Accommodation available onsite. Flights/assistance with travel costs negotiable. Pay rate is negotiable. For more information, contact Jaci Card on mobile 0491 202 898 or email

Tropical Vet Services Innisfail, 84 Mourilyan Rd, Innisfail QLD 4860


North Shore

Tropical Vet Services is seeking an experienced locum to join their 2 vet mixed practice in Townsville from late September for 3months , or for any reasonable part thereof. Clinic hours are 8.00am to 5.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am to 12noon Saturdays . Some Sole charge maybe required. Shared OOH required on week days only. Accommodation available; Vehicle available. Assistance with travel costs available. Please contact Jaci Card on mobile 0491 202 898 or email

Tropical Vet Services Burdell, 10/50 North Shore Boulevard, Burdell, QLD, 4818



Ever dreamt of living in Tropical North Queensland?                                                     

On weekends you can swing in a hammock, sip from a fresh coconut and enjoy beautiful weather. Go chasing waterfalls or just take a wander on the many walking tracks. Freshwater or ocean fishing, scuba diving or island hopping on the Great Barrier Reef, mountain adventures up a nearby range. The natural beauty in our backyard along with a more relaxed perception of life are just a couple of the perks of living in the Queensland Tropics.


Why Work with us?

We have an excellent team of friendly and experienced nurses.

We are well equipped with IDEXX machines, multiparameter anaesthetic machines, digital radiograph equipment and a portable ultrasound.

We have a strong focus on continuing education and offer a supportive mentor program for new graduate vets.

We have clinics located in multiple locations in North Queensland with a wide support network of vets and nurses always available to call.

We strive to achieve a healthy work-life balance. We offer well above the award wage and our after-hours payments are very generous.

We love learning from and teaching challenging cases however we have the option to refer those things we just can’t sort out to nearby specialists.

Amongst our staff we have a lot of vets with special interests – Avian, Equine Repro & Dental, Small Animal Dermatology, Orthopaedics, Cattle Repro, Wildlife and Exotics just to name a few.


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Vet Student Placement

Interested in doing your Clinical Placement with us at Tropical Vet Services?

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Tropical Vet Services Graduate Program


Tropical Vet Services is excited to introduce our Graduate Program to 5th year vet students.


Our Graduate program offers new and recent graduates an awesome opportunity to delve into your career as a mixed-animal rural veterinarian working closely with a dedicated mentor and supported by a team of experienced vets and nurses.


From July 2019, we will be accepting applications for several Graduate positions – for each of our main clinics (start dates are negotiable).




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