Working For Greencross

At Greencross Vets, we believe in providing pet parents with the best solutions, delivered with love and empathy. Join our passionate and highly skilled team to enjoy a collaborative, supportive workplace, genuine clinical freedom and access to the most up-to-date evidence-based research and treatments.

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Learning & Career Development

Dr Yash examining a husky dog

Vet Graduate Program

We offer an industry-leading structured Vet Graduate Program, as well as sponsorship for membership and residency training. We have designed our Vet Graduate Program to meet the needs of our newest colleagues. We understand that graduate veterinarians want a supportive learning environment, mentorship, career progression and both clinical and professional development. Kick start your career with our 12 month Graduate Program with endless opportunities across our large network of General Practices, Emergency, Specialist and Referral hospitals and our partnered not-for-profit organisations.

Vet AJ with a patient

Leadership Intelligence Program

With a vast network of 170+ Greencross Vet GP clinics, Specialist, Emergency and Referral vet hospitals nationally, we recognise the importance of providing a career pathway for all our team members. This program encourages the development of our team not just as clinicians, but also as leaders. Involving online study and coaching, this is just one of the ways that we continue to develop our senior staff and reward our team.

Vet examining a puppy

National Clinical Symposium & Vet Programs

The annual Greencross Vets National Clinical Symposium is one of the biggest clinical events in the veterinary calendar. The event is a national gathering, with more than 1,000 delegates attending from Australia and New Zealand. Part of Greencross Vets’ commitment to the continued development of our team members, the symposium is always thought provoking, educational and enjoyable. Attendees access industry-leading content that covers clinical veterinary and nursing, practice and business management, emergency and critical care, as well as a large tradeshow.

ARH Specialists Dr Louis and Dr Sarah in a surgical theatre

Internship and Scholarship Programs

At Greencross we provide access to world-class specialists, with structured Internship and Scholarship programs within Australia’s leading referral specialist hospitals and emergency centres. Within our leading clinical vet care network we have the prestigious Animal Referral Hospital (ARH), Veterinary Referral Hospital (VRH), Adelaide Veterinary Specialist & Referral Centre (AVSARC), Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre (AAERC), Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre (MVSC) as well as Animal Emergency Centres (AEC) located across the country.

Vet with a dog in clinic

Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Membership

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is Australia’s professional organisation representing veterinarians, and offers a range of support, education and events for clinicians. Greencross is a platinum sponsor of the AVA and offers AVA Membership for our veterinarians and interested Practice Managers.

Emergency Vet holding a cavoodle

Access to online
Resources

At Greencross Vets, we’re focused on your professional growth and development, providing opportunities for you to progress in areas that spark your passion. To further help our vet teams to stay up to date with education, medical advancements, resources and trends, we offer access to extensive external online resource providers including: ViN, Elsevier, Wiley, VetFolio and Vetstream

Clinical & Professional Excellence

Emergency Vet holding a puppy while it kisses her face

Stress Free Pets

Focusing on best practice, the Stress Free Pets program is developed and delivered in collaboration with Vet Behaviour Specialists and internationally recognised experts. Stress Free Pets is an animal handling and behaviour education program designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to deliver patient care that minimises stress in the clinical environment. Providing a calmer experience allows for easier diagnosis, treatment and for you to provide the best possible care to your patients.

Two vets with a cavoodle puppy

GP Clinic Accreditation Program

Our bespoke and individualised accreditation process formally recognises clinics for the exceptional quality of care they provide to our patients. This accreditation reassures our clients that they can expect the safest and highest level of clinical care at any Greencross location they visit. Driven by the team leaders, the self-audit process is completed every year, with a post-audit visit from a Regional Clinical Director and Area Manager every second year. The program empowers our teams to excel in areas such as anaesthesia, pain management, surgery, dentistry and continuing education.

Vet with Cat

Clinical Research

We are committed to clinical excellence and providing evidence-based treatments to all our patients. As one of the largest veterinary clinic groups in Australia and New Zealand and a leader in clinical care, we partner with researchers and universities to provide meaningful contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine. Many Greencross Vets clinics actively participate in clinical trials.

Wellbeing, Work/Life Balance & Agile Working

Vet nurse Maxine smiling in the vet clinic

Paid Parental Leave & Back to Work Program

At Greencross we are proud to lead the way in the veterinary industry by supporting our teams with Paid Parental Leave, flexible working arrangements and a structured return to work clinical program. Paid Parental Leave provides financial assistance to primary caregivers of any gender upon birth or adoption of their child. Our structured return-to-work program is designed to support you as you return to clinical work after an extended break, such as parental leave. This program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make your return to clinical work as seamless as possible.

Two vets examining a cat

Mental Health First Aiders

At Greencross, you’ll be supported to be your best self with a genuine commitment to improving the mental health of all our teams. We are proud to be recognised by Mental Health First Aid Australia as a Gold Level Skilled Workplace. This acknowledges our achievements in developing Mental Health First Aid skills within our team and embedding a sustainable and effective program. Our Mental Health First Aid Officers are trained to proactively support mental health issues at work.

Vet Laura in a surgical theatre

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

At Greencross, we are committed to making sure our team is supported with any issue, big or small. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides all team members and their immediate family with access to 24/7 counselling and support services. Team members can receive support for both work and non-work related personal issues. The EAP also provides access to a range of other benefits including health calculators and tobacco cessation plans.

Giving Back to the Community

A group of vets volunteering at a RSPCA event

The Petbarn Foundation

The Petbarn Foundation was established in 2012 with a mission to help pet-related charities and welfare organisations care for animals in need. Since then, the Foundation has raised over $20 million, providing hundreds of small and large charities across Australia with financial support. In the wake of the Australian Bushfire disaster in 2020, the Petbarn Foundation distributed over $1.4 million in funds, products and services for those directly affected by the fires including a $75,000 donation to Vets Beyond Borders and delivering over $100,000 of pet food to rural areas. Over 56,000 pets have found loving homes through Petbarn Adoption Centres across Australia.

In six years, the Foundation raised $3 million for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, to provide training for 60 service dogs. Through the Foundation’s partnership with the RSPCA and other rescue organisations, more than 47,000 pets have been rehomed with 100% of adoption fees returned to the partners.

Vet Dr Martin holding a koala

Employee Volunteer Program

Every year we offer team members the opportunity to get their hands dirty and participate in subsidised animal welfare volunteer programs both within Australia and internationally with partners including the RSPCA, and Vets Beyond Borders. In recent years our volunteer program has organized for a team to volunteer in Port Moresby, PNG and also Sikkim in India.

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