Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian
ECC Transition Program
Canberra ACT

An opportunity for a Vet Associate to join our ECC Transition Program at ARH Canberra on a full-time or part-time basis.

• Have you ever been interested in emergency medicine?
• Would you like to feel confident managing critical patients such as septic abdomens, polytraumas or snake bites?
• Would you like to be a pro at GDV surgeries, CPR resuscitation, and mechanical ventilation?
• Do you feel that you would thrive in the exciting world of emergency and critical care but just aren’t sure where to start?

If you’re a new or recent graduate, or even an experienced GP vet who would like to make the transition into the world of emergency, critical care and referral medicine then ARH Canberra has an exciting opportunity for you!

Our Offer to You
Our emergency vets love what they do and we want you to love it too! Experience has taught us that many vets want to take up the challenge of ECC, but some feel unprepared when it comes to applying their knowledge to emergencies. As a result, our experienced ECC team have developed an in-house ECC Transition Program to introduce vets to the world of ECC in a supported and structured environment.

The ECC Transition Program
• Suitable for new/recent graduates, or GP vets looking to make the move into ECC
• Each individual is paired with their own mentor (senior ECC vet) for the first 3 months; you are rarely be rostered to work without your mentor being there too.
• You will only be expected to manage patients classified as Triage class III – V
• Weekly scheduled rounds that include informal case discussions, troubleshooting and structured learning modules.
• Multi-disciplinary M+M rounds held monthly
• Access to VIN, on-call specialists and extensive in-house library for additional support or study.

About Us
The Animal Referral Hospital Canberra is a first-class facility with extensive up-to-date equipment including a full in-house IDEXX lab, digital radiography, ultrasonography 64 slice CT and high field MRI. Our exceptional team of vets and nurses are friendly, supportive and knowledgeable and we pride ourselves on high quality 24-hour care. We offer referral services Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and emergency care at all times. The referral service is comprised of multidisciplinary specialist teams in surgery and internal medicine. The expansion of services has led ARH Canberra to construct a new purpose-built 1100 square metre facility which opened in November 2021.

We have a strong group of highly skilled veterinarians and nurses, many of whom have been with us long-term, and we are focused on providing career pathways and professional development for all our team members. The majority of our ECC veterinarians have completed further study in areas of ECC and imaging as well as being in the process of preparing for membership examinations.

Your New Role

We are happy to provide you with funding to complete the Improve International Accelerated Emergency Program 2022 (https://improveinternational.com.au/course/global-accelerated-emergency-program/) as well as the $5000 signing bonus and $5000 bonus after 1 year of permanent employment.

An opportunity for Veterinarians to join our cohesive and dynamic team. You will have a genuine interest in emergency medicine and be someone who loves an exciting environment. We will provide the rest!

Remuneration is negotiable commensurate with experience, plus 4 weeks of annual leave, 1-week paid study leave, and continuing education allowance. Support to relocate to Canberra will be offered to the successful applicant if required – to find out more about living and working in Canberra, please visit www.canberra.com.au

About You
This opportunity would suit an energetic individual who enjoys learning, the challenge of a busy hospital and who enjoys a multi-disciplinary specialist hospital environment. The ideal applicant will be available to work various rotational shifts, including evenings, overnights, weekends and public holidays.

You will have excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and have a passion for outcomes, patient care and excellent clinical service. You enjoy working as a team but also flourish individually. With a great sense of humour, flexible and positive attitude towards work, you’ll fit in nicely with our culture.

About Your Skills & Experience
• A keen interest and/or background in emergency medicine
• Ability to work efficiently both independently and within a team
• Exceptional organisational and communication skills
• Flexible, adaptable and a positive ‘can do’ attitude!
• Enjoys coming to work in a fun environment and has a good sense of humour

More Information
If you would like more information on the ECC Transition Program or the role please contact the program coordinator, Dr Kate Waterhouse at k.waterhouse@arhvets.com or our Veterinary Director, Dr Candice Evans at c.evans@arhvets.com

How to Apply
To apply or start a conversation, send your cover letter and resume to Matthew Lacey, Talent Acquisition Partner on matthew.lacey@gxltd.com or call 0402 715 462.


Job Categories: Emergency Vet Graduate Vet Veterinarian
Job Types: Full Time Part Time
Job Locations: ACT

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To apply, please submit your details below. For a confidential chat, or to learn more about opportunities with us please contact VetRecruitment@gxltd.com.au or speak directly with our Talent Acquisition Partner by region:

Lisa Willis – Victoria – Email or 0402 715 425
Abbie Smith – QLD & WA – Email or 0412 966 031
Aimee Elliott- SA, NSW & ACT – Email or 0401 162 466
Matthew Lacey – Specialty & Emergency (National) – Email or 0402 715 462

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