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Casual Small Animal Emergency, Weekends


Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service

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Practice Type

Emergency Veterinary Clinic

Job Purpose

Are you looking for an extra income, want to gain more experience in emergency, or just want to cut that GDV and be more confident in dealing with trauma patients?

CVES WANTS You! We are looking for:

  • casual vets to do casual weekend shifts (Saturdays and Sundays, flexible in terms of hours)
  • an on-call procedures vet for the weekend to be called in to perform surgery or other out back procedures, with minimal (if any) client contact. Our FIFO vet!


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 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 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 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 spaces to monitor patients carefully.

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For The Successful Candidate

What We Have To Offer:

  • Competitive rate
  • Flexible roster
  • Great team and great work environment
  • Access to VIN, VECCS and many other resources

We pride ourselves on our compassion and we work closely not only with general practitioners and referral services but also with local wildlife groups so we can help out where necessary. We have a varied caseload and perform all our own soft tissue surgeries with referral as an option if necessary. We always have someone available to help out in difficult situations to provide our veterinarians with the support they need.

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