Welcome to our workplace

Meet
Dr. Mark Dowden

Hi, I’m Mark and I’m happy to see you’ve landed on our page.

Our veterinary practice has been looking after pets for over 20 years and now, following a recent expansion, we are looking for more people to join us at our clinic located in beautiful Port Stephens in New South Wales, Australia.

We are a friendly and compassionate team who love what we do and the amazing area we service. We like to maintain a welcoming atmosphere in the clinic and you’ll find we embrace our clients and our team as though they are family.

Keep scrolling to find out more about us, where we live, and take a look at our job vacancy board below.

Job vacancy board

Having recently completed an extension of our clinic and given the population growth our area is experiencing, we find ourselves in the position where we need more veterinarians.

From time to time we need locum vets and welcome enquiries from any veterinarians looking to experience working in our popular holiday destination. 

Could this be your new job in the idyllic Port Stephens?

Experienced Veterinarian

Full-time position | Small animal vet

Salamander Bay Veterinary Clinic is looking for a veterinarian to fill an upcoming full-time position, with no after-hours, at our practice.

The current veterinarians are all experienced practitioners. There are six vets in the practice, approximately 4 full-time equivalent, 2 part-time. We have experienced and qualified nursing staff and a friendly and professional working environment.

Our modern and is well-equipped with digital (DR) radiology facilities, ultrasound, ECG, two endoscopes, video otoscope, Tonovet, orthopaedic equipment including bone plating kit, pulse oximeters, IV fluid pumps, in-house IDEXX lab equipment, and IM3 dental equipment. A brand-new extension to the clinic has just been completed to allow for a second operating theatre and prep room.

We enjoy a coastal lifestyle only a short drive to Newcastle and within easy reach of Sydney.

A very generous remuneration package is offered plus one week paid conference leave with conference fees paid.

Graduate Veterinarian

Full-time position

NEW GRADUATES WELCOME

Salamander Bay Veterinary Clinic is looking to include a new graduate veterinarian in our practice. No after-hours work is required.

You’ll be joining a team of six experienced vet practitioners along with our well-qualified nursing staff in a friendly and professional working environment.
 
The successful graduate would be provided with appropriate support and mentoring and gain experience with a wide range of equipment including: 
 
– digital (DR) radiology facilities
– ultrasound
– ECG
– two endoscopes
– video otoscope
– Tonovet
– orthopaedic equipment incl. bone plating kit
– pulse oximeters
– IV fluid pumps
– in-house IDEXX lab equipment
– IM3 dental equipment.
 

Port Stephens is home to many beautiful beachside suburbs and offers endless watersports, and stunning bushwalking, while only a short drive to the City of Newcastle. Sydney is within easy driving distance.

International Vet Job Applicants

Full-time position | Small animal vet

ACCREDITED SPONSOR

Salamander Bay Veterinary Clinic is an accredited sponsor and welcomes veterinarians from all over the world. We offer a four-day work week with no after-hours. 

Veterinarians from the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa are all directly registerable to work in NSW.

Veterinarians from USA, Canada, West Indies, France, Mexico, the Netherlands and South Korea are registerable after passing the NAVLE exam.

Veterinarians from other countries may need to complete the AVE (Australian Veterinary Exam Certificate) and an English proficiency exam.

We promote a friendly and professional working environment amongst our team of experienced vet practitioners and well-qualified nursing staff.

Our modern clinic has a new extension housing a second operating theatre and prep room and is well-equipped with digital (DR) radiology facilities, ultrasound, ECG, two endoscopes, video otoscope, Tonovet, orthopaedic equipment including bone plating kit, pulse oximeters, IV fluid pumps, in-house IDEXX lab equipment, and IM3 dental equipment.
 
Port Stephens offers much for the nature lover as we enjoy a coastal lifestyle with the mountains on our doorstep. The city delights of Newcastle are only a short drive away and Sydney is within easy reach by car or bus.
 
A generous remuneration package includes one week paid conference leave with conference fees paid.

A reference document for international vets

The attached document provided by the Australian Veterinary Boards Council lists Australian and international qualifications deemed eligible to apply for registration as a veterinarian in Australia.

Qualifications recognised by AVBC

Our veterinary clinic

We are a friendly team of professionals working within a modern well-equipped practice.

Our clinic has recently received a new extension and the original front is about to undergo a significant renovation. We have multiple consultation rooms, two operating theatres and a prep room all housing the latest equipment for medical procedures and surgeries including: 

Our location

We are located in Salamander Bay, which is one of the stunning areas within the Port Stephens region known for its pristine beaches, water activities, and mountain top views.

Here, we enjoy a nature-filled lifestyle both in and out of the clear blue waters. With a resident population of over 160 bottlenose dolphins, whales that pass on their migration and a marine park, you’ll also discover endless water activities including first-class snorkelling and diving, sailing and cruising, jet-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, surfing, deep-sea fishing and more.

If you prefer to stay dry, there’s spectacular bushwalking and wildflowers, 4WD sand dune tours, sand boarding and tobogganing, horse and camel riding and go-karting. Golf enthusiasts will find two championship courses at Horizons Golf Resort and Nelson Bay Golf Club.

Whatever you like to do in your spare time, there’s something for everyone.   

Apply for a position

To apply, please fill out the form below and attach your CV or resume, all applications are treated as private and confidential.

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