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Senior Reproductive Veterinarian - (6 month seasonal locum with option to continue)


Scone Equine Group (SEG) is Australia's largest provider of equine veterinary services with expertise in all areas of horse care across its specialist subsidiary practices. Located in the heart of Australia's thoroughbred breeding country and across four key horse regions in NSW and Victoria, SEG delivers excellence in equine veterinary health through Scone Equine Hospital, Tamworth Equine Veterinary Centre, Avenel Equine Hospital and the Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre, Muswellbrook. SEG equine veterinarians are recognised around the world for their knowledge and specialists with skills across the full spectrum of the equine practice.


Scone Equine Group is seeking suitable applicants for a senior reproductive veterinarian for the 2020 southern hemisphere breeding season in 2 of our locations - Scone in NSW and Avenel in Victoria. 

The successful applicant(s) will have responsibility for reproductive veterinary care on client thoroughbred properties as well as other varied clients. The afterhours will be approximately 1 in 3 with adequate back up and second opinion. 

Applicants should have significant experience in reproductive management of mares and be knowledgeable of routine stud medicine and reproduction veterinary work in the thoroughbred industry, as well as on farm neonatal medicine and management of routine cases. It would be an advantage to have worked in a similar role elsewhere in thoroughbred stud practice. It is encouraged to consider the role to include at least 2 successive breeding seasons or a permanent role. The opportunity for an ongoing position can be discussed during the application process.


The area of Scone, Denman and Murrurundi is in the heart of the thoroughbred breeding industry in Australia with the second largest population of breeding horses in the world. It is also home to a large performance horse population. The Upper Hunter area is also in close proximity to larger regional towns - Tamworth and Newcastle. The area is close to the vineyard region of Pokolbin and the Newcastle beaches are one and a half hours away, or you could be in Sydney with three and a half hours' drive. Scone Equine Hospital is the largest equine veterinary practice in the southern hemisphere, employing approximately 30 equine veterinarians in the peak breeding season time of year.

Avenel Equine Hospital is a full service equine hospital located in the heart of Victoria’s thoroughbred breeding region. The practice offers a comprehensive On Farm service to equine clients in the local area (Avenel, Nagambie, Seymour and Euroa) as well as intensive care and surgical services at our new purpose built hospital. Avenel is approximately one and a half hours away from Melbourne.


Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent qualification that can be fully registered in New South Wales, Australia. For further information please contact the Veterinary Practitioners Board of New South Wales 

Scone Equine Hospital will assist the successful applicant with the VISA requirements for working in Australia if necessary. Applicants who are only eligible for limited registration will not be considered for the position.


- Base Salary range $2250-$2500 per week (AUD) with conditions outlined within a contract of employment

- A car equipped for on farm ambulatory work will be provided and is available for work and private use

- Fully furnished accommodation assistance provided 

- Phone allowance $50 per month 

- Computer tablet provided 

- Membership of the EVA and AVA organisations is provided

- Uniforms


Applicants need to forward their Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to: 

David O'Meara by emailing to


Closing date for all applications - Friday 29 May 2020

Contact: David O'Meara

Phone: +61 26545 1333


Status: Position Open

Equine Veterinary Podiatrist

Scone Equine Group is seeking a full time, experienced Equine Veterinary Podiatrist to be based at the Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre in Muswellbrook.

This is a permanent long term role with prospects for ownership.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing equine podiatry services to Pleasure and Performance Horse clients, Thoroughbred stud and racing clients and hospitalised patients. They will be supported by experienced farriers and registered specialists in Equine Surgery and Internal Medicine.

The Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre is Australia’s only dedicated podiatry and lameness practice and is recognised around the country as a centre of expertise in the field of equine podiatry. The practice is located in Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley. It is a beautiful part of rural Australia located close to major regional centres and cities on the east coast.

Salary $75,000-$100,000 depending on experience.

For applications or further information, please use the contact details below

Contact: Info

Phone: +61 2 6545 1333


Status: Position Open