Veterinary Position Available – Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding, Port Augusta – South Australia, December 2018


Port Augusta, South Australia (the Gateway to the Outback)

The Role: Mixed Animal Practice, including some visiting work in remote communities

Closing Date: Open till filled, advertised 22 December 2018

The Opportunity: Settle into a pleasant and affordable lifestyle where with full time work and lots of time for life outside of work. In a flexible and open workplace that is interested in new ideas and concepts; there is the opportunity for you to identify and follow a theme in cases – i.e we can help you see most of the eye cases if you want to develop that skillset further. Combine this with your week’s paid study leave, and access to CVE through the clinic to deepen and develop your interests and progress your career.

Dr Roger Absalom, Senior Veterinarian and Possum

It is also an opportunity to work in Rural and Remote Communities, we send a team to Roxby Downs every week, Ceduna, streaky Bay and Smoky Bay every month and regular scheduled trips to Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Wilmington, Hawker and Quorn – so this is a unique opportunity to really help ‘on the ground’.


The Location & Lifestyle: In Port Augusta you get the best of both worlds with the ocean on your doorstep, and located at the foothills of the Flinders Ranges there are great walking tracks for people keen to get out of town and experience the Australian Outback. It is brilliant for someone who enjoys, hiking and bushwalking or water sports.

We have a 3-bedroom house that you can rent at an affordable rate or get a private rental through town which is very reasonably priced.  There is one other clinic in town and many young professionals and lots of sporting teams!

Business Chamber Awards


The Culture: Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding has a culture of excellence and a focus on quality care, recently winning several Business Awards from the local Business Chamber, including an award for ‘Excellence in Medium Business’, and the ‘Most Outstanding Business’. Team members enjoy in-house training and support, and nurses are certificate trained; the vets have a tiered approach to after hours to ensure there is the right level of support and a nurse is always rostered on also.

RedGum Team celebrating after the awards night

Our Team: We are a team of 14 led by husband and wife team of Roger Absalom Senior Veterinarian and Louise Absalom, Practice Manager. We have worked on our team dynamic over the past few years and work well together, as a supportive environment, this is something we are proud of and is important for us to continue. As a business we are also teamed up with the United Vet Group and have membership of several Australian Veterinary Association groups and pay AVA Membership for the role, so there is lots of support and networking that effectively extends our team.



The Candidate:

Our new vet will know their value and know what they bring to the clinic, they will be a team player and know what they are seeking in this next stage of their career, or which set of skills they are interested in developing. They will communicate well and know their experience and competency level so that we can work well together in making the fit work and ensure their career development is headed where they are seeking it to be. We think this person will enjoy the outdoorsy lifestyle – but we will leave that up to you! We look forward to welcoming our new team member!

To meet some of our team members – please watch our short YouTube video HERE

To express interest in the role – please submit your resume through registering as a candidate on the website – and see the FULL JOB ADVERT and contact Louise if you have further questions.

Call for nominations: Wild Horse Scientific Advisory Panel for Kosciuszko National Park, Closes 21 Dec 2018

Applications close: Close of business Friday, 21 December 2018.

Advertiser: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Location: NSW

Applications are now open for membership of the Wild Horse Scientific Advisory Panel.

The Panel will provide rigorous scientific and technical advice to the Office of Environment and Heritage to inform preparation of a draft wild horse heritage management plan for Kosciuszko National Park to be prepared under the Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act 2018.

Nominations are invited from persons with expertise and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • cultural heritage assessment and management
  • animal welfare and veterinary science
  • animal population survey, modelling and statistical analysis
  • horse ecology (including demography, reproduction and behaviour) and/or horse population control techniques
  • vertebrate pest species management, including assessment of impacts to natural and cultural values
  • biology and ecology of the flora and fauna of the Australian Alps / Kosciuszko National Park and associated alpine, sub alpine and montane ecosystems
  • soil erosion and soil processes.

The size of the Panel will be determined based on the range of expertise received in nominations. If additional scientific expertise is required, further appointments may be made.

Panel appointments will initially be for 12 months.

How to apply:

Applications close: Close of business Friday, 21 December 2018.

For more information, or to apply, click ‘here to go to website

ESSENTIAL CAREER PLANNING FOR VETS – HIT YOUR POTENTIAL IN 2018! Online Event on Saturday 20th January 2018 @ 5:30 – 8.30 PM AEST

Enjoy 3 well spent hours focusing on your most important asset – > You!

This seminar will increase awareness and clarity of your career, financial and personal ambitions and create a workable plan on how to get there. Take control of your career path as you focus on what is important and recognize the progress you are making in achieving your goals.

Session details:

Date: Sat 20th January 2018

Time: 5:30 – 8.30 PM Canberra, AEST (Note this is 6.30 – 9.30 AM 20 January UK time)

Place: Online Zoom Event

Presenter: Dr Emma Davis (nee’ Haslam) BVSc (Hons I), BSc/A (Equine), Director (View: LinkedIn Profile HERE)

Contact: or facebook message to

Investment: $55.00 AUD GST


~ Love Your Career! ~

Science and Entrepreneurship Grant Funding – Open Now!

Hi Oz Vets – I found some MONEY that should come into our Vet Profession Research World and make some positive change! So get your Thinking Caps ON! WIN this $$$$ and let us at know how you go and what IMPACT you are going to have!!

The Linkage Projects scheme

promotes national, and international, collaboration and research partnerships between key stakeholders in research and innovation (STEM) including higher education institutions, government, business, industry and endusers. Research and development is undertaken to apply advanced knowledge to problems, acquire new knowledge and as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research. From $100,000.00 to $1,500,000.00, Closes 19 December 2017

The Future Fellowships scheme

supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia. The aim of the Future Fellowships scheme is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.

At present many highly qualified mid-career researchers choose to work overseas to further their careers due to lack of opportunities in Australia. The Future Fellowships scheme addresses this problem and will significantly boost Australia’s research and innovation capacity in areas of national importance.

Future Fellowships provide four-year fellowships to outstanding Australian mid-career researchers. In addition, the ARC may award the Administering Organisation up to $50 000 of non-salary funding per annum which may be used for personnel, equipment, travel and field research costs directly related to the Future Fellow’s research. Close Date & Time: 22-Nov-2017 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program

was announced as part of the Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM element of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

The program provides funding to support women in STEM and to eliminate barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, including entrepreneurship. The program supports projects that  foster girls’ and women’s interest in STEM and entrepreneurship, develop their scientific and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, build their professional networks, or other activities consistent with the program’s objectives. The program also provides funding to identify and celebrate STEM role models in science and research, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership to inspire school-age girls.

The program’s objectives are to:

  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM and entrepreneurship education and careers, including in schools through to university and to the research sector
  • increase participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers
  • stimulate an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.
  • From $5,000.00 to $250,000.00, Total Amount Available (AUD): $8,000,000.00
  • Close Date & Time: 15-Nov-2017 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Good Luck! (Rock it!) & drop us a line if you think  there are other opportunities we should let our colleagues know about @ ! Cheers Emma D


Vets bare all for Burrumbuttock Hay Runners | The Examiner

CAPTURE: James Cook University vet students support the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners this year with their annual Vets Uncovered Calendar. Photo: Vicki (Miller) Pugh.
James Cook University Vets Uncovered 2018 Calendar raises funds for Burrumbuttock Hay Runners

James Cook University students have launched their annual nude calendar and video that gives an insight into how 2018 Vets Uncovered calendar was shot.

In its third year, Veterinary Science students from Townsville are raising money for their graduation ball and this year’s chosen charity, Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.

About 70 students took part in this year’s calendar, hoping to raise as much money as possible for drought-stricken farmers.

Fourth year Veterinary Science student, Amy Neale, said 10 per cent of the proceeds would go to the Hay Runners.

“If we sell all 1500 copies, we will be able to donate $3000 to the charity,” Ms Neale said.

“Each year we try to chose a charity relevant to us, as rural vet science students. So this year we chose the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners to help them support local farmers.

“Each year Burrumbuttock Hay Runners do a charity run to drought-stricken parts of Queensland and supply feed and produce to farmers who are doing it tough.

“As the drought continues it is definitely relevant to Queensland at the moment, so we wanted to support something close to our hearts and assist farmers.”

The photoshoot was taken at Grass Hut, Charters Towers with photographer Vicki (Miller) Pugh capturing the students on her property.

“We got some beautiful shots around Vicki’s horse stud, on machinery, in the yards, around baby farm animals; so there is a bit of everything,” Ms Neale said.

“These beautiful shots will definitely catches people attention and it was all a bit of fun and in good spirit.

“As our calendar is rural-themed in conjunction with our course and charity, it allows the agriculture industry to be seen in a different, more fulfilling light.

“We are just so happy with the community, university and industry support since we started this process three years ago.

“The support we get each year from vet clinics and industry-based professionals is great and makes it all the more worthwhile.”

The 2018 Vets Uncovered calendar is available for pre-sales and the calendars will be shipped out in October.

Source: Vets bare all for Burrumbuttock Hay Runners | The Examiner