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.

The Marine Mammal Center : Domoic Acid Toxicity

Study for my ACVPM boards takes me into interesting areas for veterinarians to step into – especially the world of ecosystem health. Today I learned about Domoic acid toxicity from the diatom plankton genus known as Pseudo-Nitzschia. I feel you should all learn about the impacts of this toxin too!

The link below has a ton of interesting videos and information about the condition in sea lions.

The Marine Mammal Center works to rescue and humanely treat ill, injured, or orphaned marine mammals and to advance knowledge about marine mammal health. Explore The Center’s website to find out how you can help support marine mammal conservation.

Source: The Marine Mammal Center : Domoic Acid Toxicity


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The webinar, to take place Wednesday, April 13 from noon – 1 p.m.

CT, will be presented by Dr. Cindy Driscoll, the first fish and wildlife veterinarian for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and clinical instructor/adjunct associate professor of wildlife diseases at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Driscoll will discuss exciting career opportunities available for those interested in providing veterinary care to wildlife.

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