Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Specialist
Melbourne Victoria Australia

An opportunity for a Criticalist to join the Veterinary Referral Hospital (VRH) in Dandenong, Melbourne, Australia on a permanent full-time basis.

The Veterinary Referral Hospital (VRH), is a large multi-disciplinary referral hospital and 24/7 Emergency Centre in Melbourne’s South-East, which has moved in the last couple of years to a purpose built, state of the art veterinary hospital. We pride ourselves on being a patient focused practice and delivering treatment that has the patient’s best interest in mind. We also believe in a team approach to patient care, recognising that optimum patient care may require the involvement of more than one specialist.

About Your New Role
VRH is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Specialist to join our wonderful Emergency and Critical Care team, to make the most of the brand-new facilities, and provide the best care to our patients and their families. You will be working with an established team close-knit team of ECC Clinicians and Nurses, 2 Surgeons, 3 Medicine clinicians, 3 Neurologists, a Radiologist, 2 specialist anaesthetists and a Specialist Oncologist. We have state of the art Imaging facilities include fluoroscopy, 16 slice CT and a 1.5T MRI, and dedicated experienced radiographers.

About You
The ideal applicant will be motivated, committed to patient care, and share a vision for a collaborative working environment, where referring veterinarians and pet owners receive personal gold standard service. This position requires interaction with a large team of specialists, veterinarians and nurses. Good communications skills and an ability to work as a team are essential. A strong commitment to continued professional development is also desirable.

Essential Criteria
• Be eligible to register as a veterinarian in Victoria and be qualified as a specialist in Emergency and Critical Care, Fellow (ANZCVS) or Diplomate (ACVECC, ECVECC).
• If you have finished an approved residency training program in emergency and critical care and are eligible to sit a certification, we would be interested in hearing from you

We offer
• Melbourne is a thriving vibrant city offering all the benefits of a cosmopolitan culture capital, with the countryside, coast and mountains all within easy access. It is the ‘cultural capital’ of Australia, with a vibrant local café and bar scene, with extensive live music, art exhibitions and theatres calendar
• Migration support is available and financial support for relocation is on offer for international Vets
• Exceptional continuing education and support in ongoing professional development
• Paid Parental Leave scheme for all new parents
• Excellent work- life balance
• Collaborating with a national network of like-minded dedicated specialists, interns, vets, nurses and support team members
• Employee discounts and social events

How to Contact Us
If you interested in a great opportunity to work with a team of Specialists in a state of the art facility please forward your resume to or for more information call Matthew Lacey on 0402 715 462.


Job Categories: Vet Specialist
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: VIC

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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 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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