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Graduate Associate Veterinarian

Shellharbour, Australia

Reference: 5157797

  • Graduate vet opportunity in scenic Shellharbour
  • We support you to achieve and grow!
  • Comprehensive onboarding program & resources to set you up for success

Many graduate vets have chosen to embark on their careers with us because they know we are committed to support.

We recognise that support is essential in ensuring graduates are kick starting their career in the best possible way! We also understand that support means different things. Our experience has shown that support is part of everyday - it is demonstrated as you learn new skills, seek guidance from experienced vets around you, feeling welcome to ask questions, the open exchange of knowledge and ideas, or an onboarding program that enables you to gradually ease into the role.

We are excited to announce that we have a Graduate Vet opportunity in OurVet Shellharbour.

Each day will bring something new.

As a graduate, 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), 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 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 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 and rely on the Best Friends team to support you the rest of the way

In support of a work - life balance, you will be rostered ordinary hours, 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 supporting you soon. Apply now.

For more information, feel free to contact our Talent Manager Theresa Galea on 0452 237 470 or via email at

We ask that applicants have the right to work in Australia. Agencies are not required to present candidates.