Website Griffith Veterinary Hospital
We are passionate advocates of our company vision ‘enriching your life through the joy of pets’ and our purpose is to provide our clients with ‘peace of mind’ in regards to the health requirements of their pet.
Rock Star Veterinarian Wanted
Griffith Veterinary Hospital is searching for a full-time veterinarian to join our team of 2.5 (FTE) vets and 3 support staff.
We are looking for someone who has a passion for animals and enjoys working with clients to get the most out of their pets. Good communication skills, a sense of humour and positive attitude are also desirable skills for this position.
Our hospital has had extensive renovations which were competed just a year ago. The hospital has a fully computerised database and equipment include but not limited to digital x-ray, in-house bloods, ultrasound etc.
Griffith Vet Hospital has been servicing the Griffith and MIA for more than 4 decades. Our senior Veterinarian holds over 35 years’ experience and all our support staff being both fully and experienced beyond their years.
Please fill in this questionnaire
Your ideal job location
A. Cold, wet and rainy most of the year
B. Over-crowded suburban nightmare
C. Hot and humid costal area where you can’t sleep and your clothes never get dry outside
D. Idyllic Riverina where cool mornings become beautiful sunny days with wineries at your doorstep and the multicultural community are friendly and caring.
Your ideal boss
A. Loves to leave you to it while vacationing the world
B. Gives you targets to meet from head office
C. Grumpy and bitter about their career choice
D. Highly accountable and proactive in personal development and leadership, challenging you with many opportunities to grow and learn.
Your ideal pay
A. Pay? I just love animals who needs pay?
B. I really should have become an accountant or doctor
C. I love working my butt off for chump change
D. I love being rewarded for my hard efforts enough so that money is not an issue and I can get on and enjoy my work.
Your ideal team
A. Nurses that talk about you behind your back
B. A team that leaves you to it to grind by yourself with no one really giving a S*it.
C. A busy industrious hive with no time for chit chat or fun.
D. A team of happy, highly skilled professionals that live to make your job even easier, are supportive, have open communication, accountability and are loyal.
Your ideal educational program
A. Continuing education? Meh I had enough at Uni!
B. Forget that! I’m a genius and know all there is to know about being a vet.
C. Conferences, I’ll never get the time or inclination to bother with those.
D. I love my own personal development voyage, meeting new people and having a chance to network with my peers.
Your ideal hospital
A. Using a cat litter tray for x-ray film processing in a concrete basement
B. Doing surgery in a converted laundry
C. Working in a converted house with not enough room to do your job comfortably
D. Purpose built fit out, with all the diagnostic tools, digital x-rays, in-house bloods, etc to do my job well
A quick vet skills test
Dog walks in with smelly breath for routine vaccination
A. Vaccinate it and get it out. There’s someone waiting
B. Vaccinate and tell owners to watch the teeth, they’ll be ok for another year
C. Vaccinate it and send owners off with a toothbrush
D. Complete health check plus book in a dental examination and dental under anaesthetic.
Dog had a fall at the dog park and is lame
A. anti-inflammatory shot – she’ll be right!
B. Quick examination and anti-inflammatory injection and some take home NSAIDS
C. Complete musculoskeletal examination and NSAIDs course
D. Full health check and lameness work-up, progressing to digital radiographs under sedation, leading to corrective surgery if needed.
Dog walks in with smelly ears for routine vaccination
A. Vaccinate it and get it out. I need to go to the toilet
B. Vaccinate and tell owners to watch ears
C. Vaccinate it and send owners off with ear cleaner
D. Complete health check plus ear cytology and make plan from there.
Lump found in clinical examination
A. Probably a Lipoma, no need to unnecessarily concern the owner
B. Advise owner it has a lump
C. Advise owner it has a lump, that it feels like an OK one so just monitor it
D. Aspirate in consult and get a diagnosis of the lump.
Puppy health check – 3 mths
A. C5 and boom – see you next time
B. C5 and worming
C. C5 and SR12
D. Cover basic health (C5, SR12, worming, fleas and ticks) discuss what to expect for the next 15 years of the puppys life. The vet is your friend and we want to check puppy’s progress more than once a year.
Bonus questions (4 points)
I love being active, living in a community with lots of schools, transport and parks and enjoy what an outdoor lifestyle has to offer.
A. Absolutely not. I like to spend most of my life living in gridlock traffic.
B. Not really. I’d prefer to live in a city,wait in a queue for 10 minutes just to get a takeaway coffee.
C. Id like to be able to walk down the street and have people just say hi to me for no particular reason.
D. Id love to be spending my time that’s not spent queuing and driving relaxing and enjoying a true work/life balance.
How To Score
o 11-22 points Why did you get a vet degree? Maybe move to law or IT.
o 22-33 points Probably heading for a job in another industry.
o 33-40 points This job may not be for you, maybe ring a corporate
o 40-48 points YOU’RE A ROCK STAR VET – so please send your resume and cover letter by clicking on the APPLY BUTTON below.
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