Being part of the Tropical Vets team

At Tropical Vets we work hard to provide a supportive and positive workplace culture for our team.

We invest heavily in our staff to promote a healthy and happy work-life balance, and we listen to their feedback, needs and concerns. We credit this approach to maintaining a strong team of dedicated staff and high retention in an industry where practices are struggling to keep staff long term. We currently employ around 70 permanent staff across our six clinics, of which 43% have been with us for over 5 years, and 14% have been with us for over 10 years. We also have a number of valued casual and support staff members.

Why work with us?

Professional team with high standards of care
Professional team with high standards of care
Above award wages and additional superannuation
Above award wages and additional superannuation
Family orientated business with a focus on work-life balance
Family orientated business with a focus on work-life balance
Great training and professional development opportunities
Great training and professional development opportunities
Additional allowances and staff discounts
Additional allowances and staff discounts

Experienced Vets

We are seeking experienced Vets to join our team.

Many of our vets have a variety of interests, including:

  • Small Animal orthopaedics (including cruciates and fracture repairs)
  • Bovine Reproduction (including ET, FTAI and BBSE’s), nutrition and production
  • Equine reproduction (including AI’s), dentals and medicine
  • Small animal behaviour
  • Wildlife work (including Crocodiles and Cassowaries)
  • Remote Indigenous Community work on Cape York

If you are interested in being part of a strong, positive and progressive work place, consider applying for a position at Tropical Vets.

Graduate Program

We welcome new graduates, offering exceptional structured support to kickstart your career with confidence. Our well-structured Graduate Program includes:

  • Monthly cross clinic Zoom meetings to discuss cases or particular topics
  • Tutorials with visiting specialists including Dermatology, Cardiology, Opthalmology and Surgery
  • Days out on farm completing routine horse or cattle procedures (when time allows)
  • Competitive above-award salary and allowances

Career Opportunities

Veterinarian - Ayr
Full Time Ayr
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Full Time Ayr Clinic 184 Queen Street, Ayr QLD 4807

The opportunity: Veterinarian – Tropical Vets, Ayr

Tropical Vets is team focused and progressive, being one of only eight organisations able to achieve the AVA Employer of Choice accreditation. We have a career opportunity for a Veterinarian in beautiful NQ who is focused on animal welfare and upholding high Standards of Care.

Why Tropical Vets:
Tropical vets are a large family focused organisation who have a team of staff supporting our vets across multiple locations. We are very proud of our positive workplace culture and high staff satisfaction rate as seen in our recent staff survey.

Tropical Vets is a true mixed practice organisation with a great working environment, and we claim to have the best reputation in NQ due to our supportive teams and initiatives such as additional paid parental leave (on top of the existing Govt Paid Parental Leave Scheme).

We have embedded a career progression plan into our organisational structure for our Vets and Nurses, and even have the ability to aid Vets with the skills to establish their own clinics.

To top all this off, we host multiple employee social events throughout the year, and we believe we have one of the best Xmas functions around.

We are in close proximity to major ports and an international airport (Cairns), as well as some of the most beautiful attractions in Australia - Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Whitsundays and so much more.

If this of interest to you then please read on about what we can do to support you and what we can offer you!

How we support you:
This role is a permanent position based in Townsville with flexible working arrangements available for the right person.

  • One of only eight organisations able to achieve the AVA Employer of Choice accreditation.
  • 4 day working week to ensure work life balance.
  • Online After-Hours triage service to reduce on call requirements.
  • Minimum of 20 min consults.
  • An amazing Vet to Nurse ratio, receptionist, kennel hand and back of house support.
  • Subscriptions paid for (AVA, SIG, online learning platforms etc).
  • Access to specialist support.
  • Supported Continuing Education
  • Paid 1 week conference leave per year.
  • Additional Paid Parental Leave (6 weeks at the PPL rate)
  • Mental Health First Aid Officers on site.
  • Visa Support if required.
  • Regular meetings, communication and training sessions.
  • Bi-annual pay reviews for the entire organisation.

We offer:

  • An attractive salary that is in the top 25 percentile of remuneration packages (total renumeration package of $80k-$130k),
  • Above award superannuation (currently 11.5%),
  • Ability to participate in a bonus scheme (% of earnings above a set amount),
  • Retention bonuses ($2,000 at 2 years),
  • Relocation allowance ($1,000),
  • Continuing Education allowance ($4,000 per year),
  • Shared afterhours incentive (50% of professional fees), and
  • A wide range of other incentives.

Qualifications and skills:
Qualified Veterinarian and be eligible to register with the QLD Veterinary Surgeon’s Board.

To apply:

Click the 'Apply Now' button or email your CV and cover letter to hr@tropicalvets.com.au.

Apply Now

Veterinarian - Ingham
Full Time Ingham
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Full Time Ingham Clinic 67 - 69 Herbert Street, Ingham QLD 4850

The opportunity: Veterinarian – Tropical Vets, Ingham

Tropical Vets is team focused and progressive, being one of only eight organisations able to achieve the AVA Employer of Choice accreditation. We have a career opportunity for a Veterinarian in beautiful NQ who is focused on animal welfare and upholding high Standards of Care.

Why Tropical Vets:

Tropical vets are a large family focused organisation who have a team of staff supporting our vets across multiple locations. We are very proud of our positive workplace culture and high staff satisfaction rate as seen in our recent staff survey.

Tropical Vets is a true mixed practice organisation with a great working environment, and we claim to have the best reputation in NQ due to our supportive teams and initiatives such as additional paid parental leave (on top of the existing Govt Paid Parental Leave Scheme).

We have embedded a career progression plan into our organisational structure for our Vets and Nurses, and even have the ability to aid Vets with the skills to establish their own clinics.

To top all this off, we host multiple employee social events throughout the year, and we believe we have one of the best Xmas functions around.

We are in close proximity to major ports and an international airport (Cairns), as well as some of the most beautiful attractions in Australia - Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Whitsundays and so much more.

If this of interest to you then please read on about what we can do to support you and what we can offer you!

How we support you:

This role is a permanent position based in Ingham with flexible working arrangements available for the right person.

  • One of only eight organisations able to achieve the AVA Employer of Choice accreditation.
  • 4 day working week to ensure work life balance.
  • Online After-Hours triage service to reduce on call requirements.
  • Minimum of 20 min consults.
  • An amazing Vet to Nurse ratio, receptionist, kennel hand and back of house support.
  • Subscriptions paid for (AVA, SIG, online learning platforms etc).
  • Access to specialist support.
  • Supported Continuing Education
  • Paid 1 week conference leave per year.
  • Additional Paid Parental Leave (6 weeks at the PPL rate)
  • Mental Health First Aid Officers on site.
  • Visa Support if required.
  • Regular meetings, communication and training sessions.
  • Bi-annual pay reviews for the entire organisation.

We offer:

  • An attractive salary that is in the top 25 percentile of remuneration packages (total renumeration package of $80k-$130k),
  • Above award superannuation (currently 11.5%),
  • Ability to participate in a bonus scheme (% of earnings above a set amount),
  • Retention bonuses ($2,000 at 2 years),
  • Relocation allowance ($1,000),
  • Continuing Education allowance ($4,000 per year),
  • Shared afterhours incentive (50% of professional fees), and
  • A wide range of other incentives.

Qualifications and skills:

Qualified Veterinarian and be eligible to register with the QLD Veterinary Surgeon’s Board.

How to apply:

Click the 'Apply Now' button or email your CV and cover letter to hr@tropicalvets.com.au.

Apply Now