Emergency Veterinarian - Greencross Veterinary Hospital Werribee

  • Full-time

Company Description

Greencross is excited to have launched our new state-of-the-art Greencross Veterinary Hospital in Werribee!

Opening our doors on the 16th of January 2023, this multidisciplinary veterinary hospital offers western Melbourne pet owners and their pets access to GP, Emergency and Specialist services. While our team will also be dedicated to supporting our future veterinary practitioners studying at The University of Melbourne with clinical experience.

We are driven to develop a strong culture team delivering excellent 24-hour veterinary emergency and critical to the Western Melbourne region, where your ideas, suggestions and participation will be valued.

Job Description

We are recruiting for a Senior ECC Veterinarian looking to take the next step in their career!

The role is diverse, and we will assist you in growing your knowledge and skills. With the support of ECC Specialist Dr Liam Donaldson (DACVECC), and registrars and specialists in the fields of Surgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Dentistry and Anaesthesia, you will gain exposure to complex cases requiring critical care and multidisciplinary management.

Such cases may include;

  • patients requiring mechanical ventilation secondary to elapid snake envenomation,
  • septic cases requiring extensive monitoring and instrumentation (central venous catheters, arterial catheters, invasive arterial blood pressures etc) and,
  • post-operative multi-disciplinary cases requiring ICU referral (post-op balloon valvuloplasty patients, post-op thoracotomy patients, polytrauma cases etc).

We strongly believe in continuing education and undertake monthly morbidity and mortality rounds as well as ECC journal club. This is of course in addition to your many continuing education benefits as a Greencross Employee outlined further below.

Our Emergency and Critical Care team will have access to a roster that supports shift work and allows you to recover and enjoy your days off. Our senior ECC clinicians work between 6 am–midnight (no overnight shifts) and a 1:3 – 1:4 weekend rota.

Finally, given our strong relationship with the University of Melbourne, you will guide the development of future veterinarians through the support of the University of Melbourne DVM program. This includes on-the-floor training to DVM students. You will also play an integral role in the training of our Greencross Vet Hospital ECC interns as we establish our Greencross Vet Hospital ECC Internship program.

Additional Information

Your Benefits as a Greencross Employee:

When you join our team, you’ll be supported to develop your career path with access to the following:

  • National Clinical Symposium: An in-person clinical conference with over 100 lectures across seven streams
  • Paid Continuing Education Leave
  • Clinical Workshops: In 2022, we ran workshops in ophthalmology, basic ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, wound management, nerve blocks, basic dentistry
  • Modular courses for Vets: we offer four-year-long modular courses across ophthalmology, ultrasound, dentistry and radiology
  • Ability to choose access to external resources such as VIN, Plumbs, VetStream and  Elsevier
  • Access to GP and AEC webinars through Vet-Webinar, with an extensive archive of on-demand webinars and new webinars, added monthly
  • S&E: RECOVER certification, providing an internationally recognised life-support certification, helping our S&E teams apply consistent and lifesaving evidence-based techniques
  • Access to an opt-in mentoring program
  • Stress-Free Pets: team members can do the Stress-Free Pets course, become accredited, and reduce the stress on themselves and their patients

You will also be provided with the following:

  • A full-time role that provides flexibility to meet personal or family commitments
  • Competitive above-market salaries, which are reviewed yearly
  • Additional benefits include but not limited to, paid parental leave, car leasing programs, and discount health and pet insurance
  • Visa and relocation support for international or interstate applicants
  • Opportunity to partake in charity events supported by Petbarn Foundation
  • Free access to confidential Employee Assistance Program lifeWorks 24/7

To register interest:

Click on the link to register your interest in joining our team, and our recruitment team will make contact to discuss this further.