Govt boost for vet graduates

Thirty graduate vets will receive a financial boost to help develop their careers through the Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today.

The Ministry for Primary Industries Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians is designed to support and boost the number of graduate vets in our regions who are working with production animals such as cows, sheep and horses.

This year’s successful applicants will receive $55,000 each over five years — a total of $1.65 million.

“Our regions are desperate for skilled workers, including vets, so it’s important we give them every encouragement to pursue their veterinary careers in the primary industries, which support our rural communities, regions and economy,” Mr O’Connor said.

Find out more about the Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians HERE.

Source: Minister of Agriculture

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