Meet Our Hiring & Onboarding Team

Our team is completely invested in helping you succeed. Their passion for the profession will inspire you to realize your potential, build confidence, and create a fulfilling career for yourself. They’ll show you the ropes, help you acclimate to our unique, fast-paced environment, and direct your growing skills towards a particular area of interest. Lisa, Malcolm, Gaby, Bek, and Ellie-Mae are some of the first people you’ll meet when you join The Vet Practice; they will guide and support you on your journey.

As a team member of The Vet Practice, there’s never a situation where you’re on your own. The size and experience of our team is a resource you can rely on.

Lisa, Practice Principal

Lisa

Lisa Practice Principal

Lisa became a valued member of our team in March of 1992. She wanted to be a vet since grade 2! Her current roles include senior medical diagnostics, and mentor to our other vets. After working here for 6 years, Lisa became a co-owner of the hospital. She likes that every day at The Vet Practice is different, enjoys problem solving, helping clients sort out what’s best for their pets, and helping our staff learn, grow, and gain new skills. Lisa also loves watching new grads and nurses flourish.

Qualifications: Masters for vet science
Hobbies: Making things, and fixing the same pair of socks all the time
Pets: A cat, 2 dogs, and 6 chickens

Malcolm

Malcolm Practice Principal

Bio coming soon.

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Gaby Practice Principal

Bio coming soon.

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Bek HR Manager

Bek started at The Vet Practice in March 2021, after working in HR in mental health for a couple of years. This is her first role in the veterinary industry. Bek likes working here due to the high standards of patient care and how well we educate people. She has never been more at ease about her own dog's care, and has never been more informed. Some of Bek's favourite things to do include cuddling our patients (especially the puppies!), having a cup of tea and catching up with the team.

Qualifications: 2 years' experience in HR
Hobbies: Muay Thai and watching movies (she once saw 52 movies in one year!)
Pets: Axel, a Sarplaninac (@smaxelthesarplaninac on Instagram), who has a wealth of problems but is in the best hands here at The Vet Practice!

Ellie Mae

Ellie-Mae Hospital Manager & Training Coordinator

Ellie-Mae started with The Vet Practice over 3 years ago as a nurse, but she has had a variety of roles since then, including nurse, hospital manager, and training coordinator. She loves the variety of cases we see here, helping clients and their pets, and training younger nurses and seeing them flourish. But as much as Ellie-Mae loves the training aspect, her number 1 favourite thing is emergency and critical care.

Qualifications: Cert IV vet nurse, RVN, studied for half of ECC diploma
Hobbies: Watching TV, sewing and making scrub caps for everyone, scrapbooking, and shopping online
Pets: 2 dogs, Oreo and Oatmeal; 3 budgies, Blueberry, Lemon, and Grape; 2 ragdoll cats named Odie and Oxy; a scorpion named Oscar, and lots of guppies and other fish!

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A Team that Supports and Empowers You

At The Vet Practice, we take pride in having support systems at every level to help our vets and staff members do their best work and end each shift feeling fulfilled. Our support staff are the backbone of our hospital; they play a crucial role in making The Vet Practice an amazing place to work. They will mentor you and provide you with a strong network of support, so you can find your niche and help other new team members.

Chrissie

Chrissie Hospital Administrator

Celine

Celine Head Surgery Nurse

Kate

Kate Reception Team Leader

Brianna

Brianna Head Patient Care Nurse

Gabbie

Gabbie Head Kennel Attendant

Sarah

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Kristy

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Shona

Shona Concierge

The support system at The Vet Practice stretches beyond just professional support. I’m available 24/7 if anyone needs to talk and the owners are some of the best people I’ve ever worked for. You can tell they care about every member of our team.

Bek, HR Manager

Mitigating Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

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Burnout and compassion fatigue are two things every veterinary hospital has in common. The Vet Practice is dedicated to minimizing these issues as much as possible.

Here are some of the systems we have in place to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue among our vets and staff:

  • Delegating challenging and financial conversations to certain support staff to take pressure off our vets so they’re happier and able to maintain a positive relationship with their clients

  • A high nurse-to-vet ratio to help with consults

  • A maximum of 2 vets per case to ensure synergy in case handling and more consistent care for our patients

  • A strong HR team acting as a bridge between our staff and ownership to help staff pursue their area of interest and have a voice in how our practice evolves

  • Holding daily Q&A sessions and rounds to share knowledge, collaborate, and offer support for difficult cases

Apply now and take your first step towards a fulfilling career in veterinary medicine!