Lead Veterinarian

at Best Friends Pet Centre
Location Erina, Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Date Posted October 9, 2019
Category Veterinary Practice – Exotics and Birds
Veterinary Practice – Small Animal
Job Type Full-time
Salary up to $100,000 base (commensurate to exp) PLUS super, bonus, CE and benefits
Reference Number 4797917
Contact Name Theresa Galea
Contact Phone 0452 237 470


  • Manage and lead a team with an established fully fitted clinic
  • Salary range up to $100,000 base (commensurate to exp) PLUS super, bonus, CE and benefits
  • Supportive environment with a values' - driven and family - centric culture

We are Our Vet.

We are an organisation of pet care professionals with a mission to ensure every pet has a healthy and happy life. Our award - winning health & wellness range, highly successful Complete Care™ program promoting preventative medicine and adoption of over 7,000 rescue kittens to families across Australia in the last year are only a few examples of our dedication.

We have embarked on another milestone year in our history, with the recent acquisition of My Pet Warehouse and new store openings.

Setting you up for success.

We are seeking a Lead Vet who has been aspiring for such a unique position. An opportunity that truly empowers you to manage a clinic, make a real difference in the lives of pets and their families and build an established team of nurses and associate vet.

At the heart of all things Our Vet is a priority to meet the medical needs of a pet through efficient diagnosis and careful delivery of treatment. In this pursuit, we strive to ensure Lead Vets are set up for success with access to best practice standard operating procedures, high code of ethics, knowledge & information on any procedure/surgery, continuous professional development & upskilling, a collegiate network of medical professionals and support of a Regional Manager with over 25 years of veterinary experience.

To maintain this commitment, we are specifically offering this Lead Vet the benefit of a fully fitted clinic with spacious consultation and surgical rooms, medical equipment necessary for inhouse pathology and imaging to expedite the diagnoses process, and are welcome to request further surgical and medical equipment based on your interest & experience.

The opportunity.

Within this key leadership role, you will establish a presence in the local community as an experienced medical practitioner who is supported by a professional, diligent and engaging team. Our Lead Vets manage the clinic to their signature strengths and style.

These strengths are demonstrable in all interactions with others. During consultation, you forge meaningful relationships that instill trust and credibility with pet parents seeking counsel on the best course of action in the welfare of their pet. Your delivery is honest, measured and empathetic. An approach valued also by your team as you invest in explaining the “why” behind activities to help build their confidence in fulfilling their role more skillfully.

Based in a small animal and exotics general practice clinic within our Best Friends Pet Centre presents you with a range of the routine through to most fascinating of cases on any given day. Surgically you have experience in many routine procedures & surgeries commonly presented within a clinical environment, including spays, castrates, dental checks and are inclined to advancing yourself in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries. Additionally, you are assured in knowing that a highly skilled Regional Manager with extensive veterinary experience and collegiate network of peers, are at your assistance to aid surgery or act as a sounding board for the more challenging cases.

Our Regional Managers and CEO also share their vast knowledge in the successful management of a veterinary clinic. While we are not a corporatised kpi’s driven organisation, we reinforce our Lead Vets education on how to develop a high performing culture, upskilling team capability, understanding profit & loss statements and gleaning insights from business reports to generate clinic growth.

The benefits.

We have covered numerous benefits of assuming this bespoke opportunity. Further to this, we offer Lead Vets:

  • Leadership Development opportunities that see you expand your business acumen, ability to mentor and coach your teams and gain varied and interesting medical, surgical and emergency caseload
  • Rewards and Recognition with an industry leading salary, incentives for recruitment of vets, rewards and bonus schemes with continuous education allowances plus services and products discounts in the clinic and broader Best Friends store
  • Health & Wellness focus for our people as well as our clients, with access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • In the interest of promoting work - life balance, you will not be required to do overtime or be on-call.

This role will be required to be filled by end August so the Lead Vet can be involved in the selection of the vet team.

Apply without delay.

Applicants are required to have the right to work within Australia.

Should you require further information, you are invited to contact our Talent Manager, Theresa Galea on 0452 237 470 or at theresa.galea@bfpets.com.au.

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