Recent Grad Position

Our 12 month New Graduate Program is a semi structured program aiming to turn your academic knowledge into practical high standard general practice skills.

What you'll learn:

  • Primary Consultations. Starting with basic vaccinations) & moving on to more complex common consultation types. e.g. skin, eyes, ears

  • Medical workups. Starting with common and straightforward cases. Learn the steps involved in creating a basic treatment plan for patients based on clinical findings and diagnostic steps

  • Vital consult room communication skills and confidence that will have clients eager to follow through with your recommendations

  • The variety of modern and integrative treatment options available for pets in our practice. Including Canine Rehabilitation - Hyperbaric Medicine - Regenerative Medicine

  • How to use common imaging equipment, including X-ray (including dental radiography) & cage side ultrasound (AFAST/ TFAST/ ultrasound for cystocentesis)

  • Develop competencies in interpreting blood tests & other pathology testing available both in house & results from external laboratories

  • Participate in delivery of hospital care to inpatients - including post surgery care of soft tissue & orthopaedic patients, medical patients & ICU/ acute trauma patients

  • Develop foundational surgical skills, beginning with desexings, basic lump removals, basic stitch ups & dental procedures. Potential for scrubbing into more complex surgical procedures with more experienced veterinarians

  • Developing & presenting to clients concise & informative summary information after consultations & procedures. Using in house template structures as a base.

Program Structure

Our Graduates start with a 2 week onboarding period.

Over this time you'll:

  • Learn our systems, processes & protocols

  • Meet all the staff & get to know the roles & expertise of each

  • Use our software systems, including Ezyvet, Smartflow, imaging PACS

  • Use our internal communication systems - Dialpad & Slack

  • Investigate our online education portal

  • Use the pathology equipment, X-ray equipment, including dental radiography, cageside ultrasound

After these 2 weeks you’ll be incorporated into our normal roster, with consulting & treatment shifts. This includes a share of evening shifts until 11.00pm  & weekend shifts (up to 3 shifts per 4 week cycle)

All vets work 4 weekday shifts, as well as their weekend component for a Full Time role.

Procedure shifts are usually incorporated after 1-4 months, depending on the individual.

How You'll Be Supported

Staff Sitting With Two Dogs

No sole charge - ever!

Specific vets are nominated as support each day, with expectations that most consultations are discussed, either during the consultation, or during a debriefing time with your support team.

Treatment (Hospital) shifts are supported through daily rounds sessions. Plans are made in consultation with the team & the case vets responsible for the individual cases. Changes to  patients & plans are made with discussion & consultation with the support team.

We have a separate vet available as ECC support for those more critical & emergency patients, as support- again both phone support & hands on as necessary.

We have nursing staff on site overnight.  The nurses monitor patients in hospital overnight, with veterinary support of the back up senior vet as necessary.

We have a strong focus on ongoing education, although in the first year of practice we believe that it is most important to concentrate on consolidating basic knowledge & skills.

This position will suit someone who is looking for a fully supported start to their career in a diverse multi-vet practice environment.

If we've got your interest and you'd like to meet us for an interview, please compete the application below.

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