Consultant: Adam Gould
Job Status: Permanent / Part Time
A position has come up in a lovely small animal vet clinic! We might be corporate, but we stand as our own clinic and run as one. Being corporate means that we get support from our Head Office, but are allowed to practice medicine according to best standards. Being part of a pet shop and corporate means access to a whole range of products and prescription foods – there’s no requirement to stick to one brand! We believe that a workplace should be a comfortable and joyful place, where you want spend your time and feel supported – our job is tough enough already.
One of our vets is leaving us temporarily for the greener pastures of the UK, so we are looking for another vet to fill this gap. The position is a part-time position, with 3-4 weekdays and 1 Saturday in 3. We usually have two vets per day, and do a mix of surgery and consulting. The position requires some sole charge (especially on weekends) but the rest of the time, you will be supported by our other vets and our Head Office.
Altona is a great place to live and work. We are only a few minutes away from beautiful beaches – great for swimming or walking the dog. There is also a beautiful park and Cherry Lake nearby if you prefer to take your breaks outdoors. We are only 15 minutes from Melbourne (5 minutes from the West Gate Freeway) so you can easily attend conferences, concerts and sporting events or just party in the city.
We are a young clinic and have been open for 5 years. We have grown rapidly and established a loyal & growing clientele during this time. It is a lovely working environment with great people around you.
We have a groomer, 2 x DIY hydrobaths, puppy preschool program and a 30 cat cattery.
Our new practice is purpose built with the latest equipment. We offer DR – Digital X-ray, 4 way floating top X-Ray machine, a full iM3 dental suite, state of the art anaesthetic monitoring equipment, ultrasound, complete REM/Abaxis in-house haematology and biochemistry, endoscopy, orthopaedic surgery and much more!
We have a fantastic team of 2 vets & 5 nurses. We aim to keep as many medical and surgical cases in house as possible so perform a full range of both soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures. We use a consulting medical specialist to perform our ultrasounds onsite, and have a roving surgeon for specialist surgeries (eg. TPLOs). Our nurses are well trained and are able to place catheters, take blood samples, take X-rays and assist in consultations – making your life much easier! We also have student nurses on placement from Melbourne Polytechnic, so we encourage someone who loves teaching!
- Vet degree and Victorian Veterinary Board registration
- Minimum 2 years’ experience in small animal general practice
- Exotics experience is preferable but not vital
- Confidence with sole charge
- Excellent communication skills
- Good soft tissue surgery skills, although basic orthopaedic skills is a bonus!