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Smooth Operating Vets is the name I chose as it encapsulates how I like to work.  In a team where everyone knows their talents and calmly does their very best in an encouraging  and supportive place.  My vision is to ensure that all veterinary women have the opportunity to do this.  To return to practice with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need and that the clinic is supportive  and flexible and everyone works together, basically like a community, to achieve the goals of everyone. 

I am keen to  work with individuals wanting to get back to practice, as well as practices that are looking for dedicated wonderful and knowledgeable veterinarians.  Life for us is not the same as it was 30 years ago. 

New systems and values need to be put into place so that we can all achieve our goal of being, Smooth Operating Vets.

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About Dr Jocelyn Birch-Baker

Jocelyn graduated as a veterinarian nearly 40 years ago. 

Now Jocelyn has a thriving and profitable, fully staffed clinic in regional Queensland.

Jocelyn is a dynamic and progressive veterinarian and has gained experience in many different areas of our profession.  From mixed and locum to IVF in cattle, beef cattle management and corporate and government work, to small animal clinic work and buying into a clinic.

After many mistakes, many lessons were learned.  Jocelyn has a practice that has happy, a top class dedicated and experienced vets and one that many other vets would like to work in.

Through her life experiences, Jocelyn has developed a system that works in our profession.  A system that considers the needs of our team members and a system that enables your clinic to grow and be highly profitable and fully staffed.

If you would like to have a practice that vets want to come and work in, a practice that grows and gives you time to live your life, you can.

Jocelyn has been there and done that.  Now she works about one half day a week in the clinic.  The rest of the time she is available to help you find your veterinarians and grow your practice.

Jocelyn says, ‘All of our team want to be here, they want to save animals and practice their skills.  We all work collaboratively to make our practice a profitable and happy place.’


Jocelyn's Experience:

  • Owner of High Street Veterinary Surgery 

  • Awarded the Best in Business in Central Queensland in 2014

  • Worked as full time, part-time and locum veterinarian, in mixed and companion animal practices.

  • Graduated in 1983 with Hons. 

  • Board member, Queensland Beef Industry Institute and Emerald Agriculture College.

  • Member, North Australia Program of Meat and Livestock Australia.  

  • Medicine and a Surgery post Grad courses (Sydney University Vet School)

  • Trainer, Cattlecare QA Veterinary Chemicals

  • Chair, Education Committee, Beef Australia

  • Worked in partnership to run an extensive beef cattle operation in Central Queensland

Contact Us

Please contact me and tell me your stories and I think that we will be able to work out a plan of getting you back to practice. For practices, contact me and we can work out how to get great veterinarians working with you again.

Clock and Plant

0419 634 702

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