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Emergency Veterinarian – Permenant


Emergency Veterinarian


Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service

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Practice Type

Emergency Veterinary Clinic

Job Purpose

  • A supportive work environment with a diverse and challenging case load
  • Competitive remuneration, generous CPD, paid Service membership fees and supportive learning.
  • Great location — 2 hours to the ocean and ski hills, a few hours drive to Sydney and Melbourne $90,000-110,000 + Generous CPD + Paid membership exam fees for Full-Time EMERGENCY EMERGENCY! CVES has a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Veterinarian to join Full Time our team. Open out of hours, weekends & public holidays, we are a supportive team committed to gold standard Emergency & Critical Care. We love what we do, which is why we do it & we love all things ECC from GDV’s to ventilation — why not give ECC a go??

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service is an after-hours service operating weeknights from 6 pm to 8 am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. Our practice is a purpose-built facility that offers we state of the art equipment to work up the most ) difficult of cases and we provide ample support in those difficult cases so you can always bounce ideas v off of someone either on the floor or a phone call away.

We have a team of 7 Vets all from diverse backgrounds, some with memberships in ECC and Radiology, others that have worked in ECC for almost 20 years. Our nursing team of ~ 20 nurses are highly trained and work seamlessly alongside the Vets as our second pair of arms and eyes on the floor.

We are a cohesive, supportive team who help each other out and ensure the best outcome for our patients by keeping up to date with the most recent literature, attending conferences, ensuring access to new medications and diagnostics, continuing education with inhouse tutorials, M & M rounds and journal club. We have access to 2 Emergency Fellows for extra support when necessary.

We care about the members of our team, about the direction of their career progression, about managing their fatigue levels and about ensuring we all have a good work-life balance so our job is rewarding and compliments our home life.

We like toys and have almost all the bells and whistles, from digital imaging and ultrasound to comprehensive blood machines including blood gases and APTT/PT. We have ventilators, multiparameter monitors, active heating devices and almost everything in between. The building has 9 consulting rooms, 2 surgical theatres and a separate cat ward. The treatment room is extensive with three treatment benches, oxygen cages and heated cages, large dog runs and multiple cage space to monitor patients carefully.

We love what we do, which is why we do it. We are hereby choice. ECC is exciting to work in and the miracles we see and have a hand in making working in ECC the most rewarding career ever!

Summary Of Duties

We are looking for a full-time Veterinarian to join our team. This role includes rotating shifts including afternoon, overnight and weekend shifts. It also includes rotating roles between consulting Vet, hospital Vet and procedures Vet.

We perform all our own soft tissue surgery but can refer if necessary; we also see a number of interesting medical cases which again, can be referred if necessary but there is plenty of support to help with diagnostics, workup and treatment of even the most difficult cases.

The overnight Vet is sole charge from midnight to 0800 as this is our slow time, there is always a minimum of 2 nurses on overnight and there is ample support when necessary.

Key Duties

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • An enthusiastic Veterinarian preferably with a minimum of three years of experience (but will make exceptions for the exceptional)
  • Capable of working in both a team environment and independently
    Have excellent organizational and communication skills with colleagues and clients e Committed to providing optimal patient care
  • Committed to ongoing learning to improve your skills and as such improve our overall knowledge
  • Have a genuine interest in emergency and critical care as your chosen career pathway with the desire to develop your skills in the field of emergency in a supported environment
  • Love of animals and desire to help them to the best of your abilities

Practical/Specialist Skills

Other Skills or Competencies

For The Successful Candidate

Our location
Canberra is a hidden gem, with an abundant number of things to do all within minutes from
your home. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is hiking, camping, mountain bike riding and
horse riding available within 30 minutes of your home with skiing and surfing only a short
drive away so you can leave your house in the morning, spend the day at the beach or on the
ski slopes and still be home for dinner. For the refined, sophisticated person, there are art
galleries, theatres and museums. For the family person, there are numerous parklands, kids
playgrounds, swimming holes and bike tracks. For the party animal, Canberra offers ample
nightlife and restaurants and Sydney and Melbourne are a close enough drive to attend
concerts or other major events. Canberra is a well thought out, progressive, modern city that
is large enough to have that big city feel with all the amenities and shops you would expect
yet is small enough that you aren’t stuck in traffic for hours.
Our offer

  • Supportive work environment with a team focused on gold standard animal care
  • $90,000-110,000 remuneration package based on experience and qualifications and generous annual continuing education allowance
  • 4 weeks annual leave + 1 week study leave
  • Flexible roster with the ability to achieve a good work/life balance and time off in lieu for > 76 hour fortnight
  • Relocation allowance
  • Access to VIN, VECCS and many other resources

It’s time to apply
If you have been interested in ECC or you think saving lives on a daily basis ts exciting why
not join our team? Apply now to discuss the role further. There are ECC Vets out there who
Just don’t know it yet! ECC is invigorating and challenging, it is a change from day to day
vaccines and skin consults, a challenge for those who like to use their mind for difficult
medical cases and perfect for those precision surgeons who love to cut the weird and

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