We are looking for a veterinary surgeon to join our much-loved small animal general practice. We see educated and motivated clients who want the very best for their pets. As a respected member of our friendly team, you will have the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with our loyal clients and their small friends, whilst being encouraged to work up cases and take them through from initial presentation to resolution. Each day you will be supported and mentored through an interesting mix of consulting, treatment, and surgical responsibilities.

  • Up to 38 hours per week (hours and days negotiable)
  • No weekend work or after hours
  • 4 weeks annual leave and 1 week CPD leave and financial support
  • Accommodation is available
  • Sponsorship (work permit) available for successful overseas applicant with 2 years work experience.
  • Salary $70,000 – $120,000 proportionate to experience and ability
  • Financial assistance for relocation

Why work with Small Friends?

We are a positive, kind, and cheerful environment with a qualified and professional team, all of whom truly enjoy their work, with a caring boss whose priority is always his staff. We have a great team of happy, well supported, and supportive nurses who make a vet’s job a dream! Combined with our long-standing productive relationship with local specialists we provide the perfect environment to offer outstanding care to families and their small friends and gain a high standard of professional satisfaction.

You will work in a small, very clean and modern veterinary hospital with a dedicated surgical theatre, digital x-ray and ultrasound and in-house pathology suite. We want to assist you to gain confidence, learn new skills and to share with you our love of the veterinary profession. Our performance appraisals are all about you gaining confidence and us being able to provide the right support, not about us filling the coffers – we will never set consultation charge targets. We encourage, and our clients expect, a sound, scientific and sensible approach to all cases.

Canberra is a wonderful place to live. It is almost always sunny, and our diverse community provides a wide range of cultural experiences. We have excellent restaurants, world-class galleries and museums, many award-winning wineries, great shopping, a wide network of cycle paths, and thriving sporting and performing arts scenes. We even get an extra two public holidays here each year.

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What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for a friendly pet owner who truly enjoys helping clients and their small friends. Our successful applicant will appreciate the important role all our staff play in the service we provide, care about delivering outstanding customer service, possess excellent communication skills, the desire to exceed client expectations and be well presented. You want a workplace that considers mental health and workplace happiness first priorities. You possess a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and you are eligible for registration as a veterinary practitioner in Australia.

If we sound like a good fit we would love to hear from you.

Please get in touch with Matt Almond
T: +61 2 6262 2233
E: office@smallfriends.com.au

    What our clients say?

    We will always support Small Friends Vet as they are passionate about working together like family and never just about doing the job and taking our money. The best vets we have ever used.

    If you are someone who is looking for a vet for the first time or if you’re thinking about changing vet practices, then choosing Small Friends Vet is easily the smartest and best decision you’ll ever make for your small friend.

    There are so many positives about this amazing small practice.

    I’ve been raving about the Small Friends team for over a decade now, and I will continue to do so. 

    Saki always looks forward to his visits and the love and attention he gets makes a trip to the vet much more enjoyable. Small Friends isn’t just a vet, they are actually a part of our family!