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Graduate Associate Veterinarian


Reference: 4598222

  • Career - defining opportunity for a graduate Vet
  • Tailored development and mentoring
  • Supportive environment with a family spirit

The Preston Clinic is synonymous with growth and a reputation built on excellence in pet care. The Vet and nurse teams join as a united team to ensure each pet entrusted to their care receives the highest standard of care, a responsibility they take seriously. For this reason, the team forge relationships with new and long - standing pet owners based on trust and a true family spirit.

Each day will bring something new.

As a graduate Vet, you will gain experience and exposure in the fundamentals of small animal GP practice, with additional opportunity to practice with exotics (including birds, aquatics, reptiles and "pocket pets"). Your day to day learnings will cover consultations, diagnostics, standard procedures and checks (dental, vaccinations), various routine to advanced surgeries and general preventative medicine across a diverse caseload. In a clinical setting, you will rely on your knowledge and resources to diagnose the condition and consider the best option available. You will consult pet parents, listening and empathising with their unique circumstances and collaboratively deciding on appropriate treatment plans. In a surgical role, you will begin with base surgeries and procedures as you skilfully evolve them from lumpectomies to cruciate and soft tissue. You will feel a sense of fulfillment as you witness the difference you are making in the welfare of these pets and the impact on their devoted families, the clinical challenges you resolve and seeing yourself evolve as a vet who's repeatedly asked for by name.

The benefits of being our new graduate Vet.

Our expanding clinical resources will enable you to familiarise yourself with the application of modern clinical equipment used in imaging, microscopy, full surgeries and dentals. Recognised for our structured and comprehensive training programs you will benefit from an 8 week induction program (teaching you all the essentials in clinic protocols and procedures), an extensive library of certified online training modules (with credits available to meet CE requirements) and personalised development, detailed clinical resources on any subject of interest, invitations to industry events and conferences, and national network of vets across our 27 clinics locations nationwide. Should you be interested, we will extend your accountability and provide specific training to assist your career progression into leadership.

Based in the Best Friends stores, outside your clinic doors is one of the largest waiting rooms in Australia. You and your clients have immediate access to products, services and the knowledge of our retail and grooming teams ready to help you with information about nutrition, health & well - being range, latest pet care products, pre - puppy school and animal behaviour, grooming and skin/coat care. This allows you to focus on your role as rely on the Best Friends team to support you the rest of the way

In support of a work - life balance, you will only be rostered ordinary or part time hours (if preferred), so no on-call or overtime are involved. Weekends are rotated across the veterinary team and sole charge days are rostered when you are ready.

We look forward to meeting you soon. Apply now.

For further information contact our Talent Manager, Theresa Galea on 0452 237 470 or at