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Associate Veterinarian

Shellharbour

Reference: 4643381

  • Where your career - defining opportunity meets lifestyle
  • Tailored development and mentoring
  • Graduate Vets are welcome to apply

Over the last 10 years we have operated an extensive network of general small animal (and exotics) practices across the country with the total wellbeing of our community's pets firmly in mind. Our successful Complete Care™ and award - winning Health & Wellness range are a couple of our many initiatives demonstrating our commitment to uphold preventative medicine benefits and have pets live long, healthy lives with their families.

As we continue to embark on our journey of growth, we have an unwavering commitment to stay true to our values and ethos that have distinguished Our Vet over the years. We now also have an opportunity for a talented Associate Vet to join our warm and engaging team at Shellharbour.

Each day will bring something new.

Whether a recent graduate or vet with some years' of experience this clinic will offer you invaluable insights and experience in the fundamentals of small animal GP practice, with additional opportunity to treat local exotics (including birds, aquatics, reptiles and "pocket pets"). With each day you will hone your skill in managing consultations, diagnosing conditions and formulating suitable treatment plans, conducting regular procedures and checks (from standard dentals to extractions, vaccinations and microchipping) through to diverse surgeries, all whilst providing suitable options in the interest of preventative medicine.

Across a diverse caseload, within this 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 capacity, you will begin with base surgeries and procedures as you skilfully evolve them to intricate cruciate and soft tissue surgeries. 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 progress to 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 (including isoflurane gas/anaesthesia), and dentals. Recognised for our structured and comprehensive training programs you will benefit from an comprehensive 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, the latest in pet care products, pre - puppy school and animal behaviour, grooming and skin/coat care. This allows you to focus on your role and rely on the Best Friends team to support you the rest of the way.

Committed to offering work - life balance, you will be rostered ordinary hours, with no on-call or extended hours required. Weekends are rotated across the veterinary team and sole charge days are rostered when you are ready.

The time is now to join a team with an impeccable reputation in veterinary care.