Companion Animal, Mixed Animal, or Large Animal Veterinarian - Position Available

Permanent part-time, full-time or casual - flexible days and hours.

About Ararat:

Ararat is fantastically located at the foot of the Grampians, Western Victoria, just 2 hours from Melbourne for those that need their city fix, 1.5hrs from the stunning coastline, 5 hours from the ski fields, 3 minutes from the closest winery and 3 minutes from the pub.

About the role:

• Relocation allowance.

• Overseas sponsorship available.

• Generous CPD allowance + gym membership.

• Personal and Professional Development

 • 1 in 8 weekends on call with a triage service, backup and excellent remuneration.

• Partnership opportunity for aspiring practice owners.

We are a family friendly privately-owned practice (only a few left in the region). We are a team of 5 experienced veterinarians and one new graduate. The practice has been operating in the area for over 35 years and is rapidly expanding.

The focus of this job can be whatever you want it to be.

Typical large animal work includes preg testing, brucellosis testing, herd health management, lameness, calvings, bull examination and testing, disease investigation, individual animal diagnosis, equine dentistry, colics, wound management and more. No dairy means no late nights and no early mornings. If racing is your thing, we also attend harness race meets, gallops and the local rodeo.

Typical small animal work includes all the standard procedures as well as plenty of interesting trauma cases and wound repairs, abdominal surgeries, emergency c-sections and orthopaedics.

Our clients are happy to spend money on their pets and we have the option for extensive inhouse work ups as well as referral. There is scope to expand our services and we are happy to purchase any equipment that we do not already have to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved. We like to keep up with the latest equipment as well as standards of care.

We are a very laid back and progressive team with professional development and work life balance being an absolute priority. We have partnered with the Lincoln Institute to promote staff well-being and professional development through strong leadership and team culture.

We are passionate about continuing education and industry innovation and love attending conferences – both nationally and internationally.

If you’re looking for a great opportunity in a prime location, we would love to hear from you. Please give Ali a call on 03 5352 1021 for a chat, or send your CV and cover letter to

If you would like to spend a day or week with us we would love to have you and are happy to arrange accommodation.

Some words from our latest recruit:

‘Working at Ararat Veterinary Clinic has been fantastic. As a developing vet, I have been encouraged and offered opportunities to further my career here and overseas.
The clinic is incredibly supportive, with all the vets always really looking out for each other. Our support staff and nurses are amazing at keeping the wheels turning and are always so organised. It’s a fun place to work with plenty of laughs and snacks! After hours is minimal with plenty of support and well rewarded.
Ararat itself is located an easy 2 hours from Melbourne (a $10 train ride!), 5 hours from Adelaide and 30mins from the national heritage listed Grampians, with many fantastic wineries and stunning hikes on our doorstep within 12kms. The town itself has all the usual amenities and pubs, with a great country town community feel’ Dr Olivia Cooper.

Veterinary Support - New Position

About the role:

A new opportunity exists for a permanent part-time Veterinary Support person to join our team on a permanent part-time basis. This role would suit somebody who is hard working with a passion for animals and excellent customer service skills.

Full training and support from experienced staff will be provided.

Work would involve 2 - 3 days a week (including 1 day a week working at our Beaufort Clinic), and approximately 1 - 4 Saturday mornings (9am - 12pm). Full-time work may be available in the future. 


  • Assist veterinary staff with the handling and restraint of patients.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of hospital facilities and animals.
  • Monitor and report changes in the behaviour or condition of animals.
  • Collaborate with veterinary nurses and veterinarians to ensure the smooth operation of daily activities
  • Assist with the transportation of animals within the hospital.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

  • A strong work ethic with the ability to show initiative.
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team.
  • Possess initiative and a positive mindset
  • An interest in professional growth
  • Willingness to undertake tasks involved with maintaining the hygiene of the practice
  • Previous experience working with animals in a professional setting is preferred but not essential.
  • Comfortable handling animals of various sizes and temperaments.
  • Basic knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under the guidance of veterinary staff.
  • Ability to maintain a positive demeanour even under stress
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays as needed.

If this interests you, email your CV and cover letter to or call Ali on 03 5352 1021.