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Career Opportunities at Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic

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Feeling like you’re giving so much but are unappreciated? Overworked? Undervalued? Would you like a supportive and fun working environment? Look no further, you’ve found one with us at Happy Paws Vet!

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Ayana and Vanessa, Happy Paws Vet Clinic Coombabah
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Positions Available

Are you looking for something better? Thinking about a change of scenery? Want to be surrounded by people who love what they do? Keep reading as this may be the right position for you!

Due to one of our foundation vets leaving to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine, Happy Paws is on the lookout for an experienced full time veterinarian to lead our fabulous team!
 

Working At Happy Paws

Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic is a privately owned  small animal practice located on the northern end of the Gold Coast, opened in 2017 by Dr Vanessa.

Dr Vanessa Escott DVM, Happy PawsMy why – Since graduating in 1999 I have worked in a variety of independently owned and corporate practices throughout Canada, UK and Australia. I dreamt of a clinic where 30 minute consultations would be considered standard to be able to deliver exceptional service, be thorough and still have enough time to develop a relationship with the clients. A clinic where they embrace team culture based on respect and integrity, working alongside people who share a true passion for their job and enjoy going to work, where mistakes were viewed as learning opportunities and feedback was welcomed and encouraged. 6 years on, not only has this dream come true but we are currently in the process of becoming bigger and better with our new expansion!” Dr Vanessa

What we can offer you…

  • A well-equipped purpose-built clinic so you can provide the highest quality of care
  • 30 minute consultations and capped surgery limits so you don’t feel rushed
  • Generous salary package commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience
  • Ability to sponsor overseas visa candidates migrating to Australia
  • Relocation allowance if applicable
  • 1 week’s paid study leave + $1500 allowance towards continuing education (which rolls over each year)
  • Opportunity to invest in further equipment and training for vets with a particular interest
  • An amazing and supportive clientele who truly believe in your work
  • An environment where mental awareness truly matters
  • The opportunity for you to speak up and be heard
  • A passionate and knowledgeable team of nurses and dedicated receptionist
  • Monthly team meetings and development training
  • Membership to Lincoln Institute’s Leading Edge and Emerging Leader’s (never heard of them? call me to find out more!)
  • Access to an espresso machine all the time
  • Birthday celebrations and clinic outings

What we need from you…

  • Confidently perform in all areas of general practice
  • The ability to promote a positive environment and forging positive relationships both internally and externally (you must be able to have a good laugh!)
  • A non-judgmental approach, maintaining sensitivity to everyone’s individual situations, backgrounds and decisions
  • Proven track record of strong resilience and empathy within the workplace
  • Accuracy and clarity in communications with clients and team
  • Ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations
  • Loves to love people at their best and through their challenging times
  • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
  • Identify areas of improvement for patient care and implement change where appropriate
  • Experience in Ultrasound would be highly desired but not essential

Our team values are…

Curiosity, Having Each Other’s Back, Going Above and Beyond, Optimism and Tell It How It is. If these resonate with you, we might be the clinic you’re looking for!

To Apply

This is a full-time position working 76hours per fortnight with the spread of hours being 4 days during the week (8am to 5:30pm) and every second Saturday (8am to 12midday).  However, if you are seeking part time hours, embody the ethos of Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic and think this is the job for you, don’t let this put you off applying!  We are willing to be flexible for the right candidate.

Are you interested? Check out our social media @happypawsvet & HappyPawsVetClinicGC read our Google reviews to see firsthand what we’re really like!

Do you have any questions or want to apply? Please email your resume and cover letter to Vanessa via [email protected]

Are you a Vet Nurse with a minimum 3+ years hands on experience looking for a positive change? Do you want to work with a team of passionate nurses? Do you believe in getting to know your clients on a first name basis? Keep reading as this could be the right position for you!

Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic is a privately owned small animal clinic located in the northern end of the Gold Coast, opened in 2017 by Dr Vanessa.

My why: Since graduating in 1999 I have worked in a variety of independently owned and corporate practices throughout Canada, UK and Australia. I dreamt of a clinic where 30 minute consultations would be considered standard in order to deliver exceptional service, be thorough and still have enough time to develop a relationship with the clients. A clinic where they embrace team culture based on respect and integrity, working alongside people who share a true passion for their job and enjoy coming to work, where mistakes were viewed as learning opportunities and feedback is welcomed. 7 years on, not only has this dream come true but we have become bigger and better with a recently completed expansion to the clinic! The expansion includes a separate cat entrance, waiting room, consult rooms and cat ward. A separate dental suite and a large imaging room.” – Dr Vannessa Escott

What’s in it for you…

  • An engaged team who are truly passionate about their work
  • Time to care for each patient by not overbooking
  • A focus on patient and client care
  • Ongoing professional and personal development through Lincoln Institute
  • Encouragement and funding to participate/undertake CPD that interests you
  • An environment for you to speak up and be heard
  • A collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Work/life balance
  • Lots of laughs and fun team events

What you need for this role…

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Veterinary Technician Degree
  • Minimum 3+ years hands on clinical experience in a practice is essential
  • Confidence in carrying out all clinical aspects of a vet nurse
  • An outgoing, friendly attitude with a growth mindset
  • Exceptional customer service and strong communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and pride in your work
  • Proven track record of strong resilience and empathy within the workplace
  • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
  • The ability to promote a positive environment and forging positive relationships both internally and externally (you must be able to have a good laugh!)
  • Loves to love people at their best and through their challenging times

 

Please note, only applicants who meet the above criteria will be considered for interview.

This position will be permanent part time working a minimum of 70hrs per fortnight with a spread of hours between 7:45am and 5:45pm Monday to Friday and every second Saturday from 8am to 12midday.

Our team core values are – Curiosity, Having Each Other’s Back, Going Above and Beyond, Optimism and Tell It How It is. If these resonate with you, we might be the clinic for you!

Are You Interested?

Check out our social media @happypawsvet and HappyPawsVetClinicGC read our Google reviews to see firsthand what we’re really like!

Do you have any questions or want to apply?

Please email your resume and cover letter to Vanessa via [email protected]

Check us out on:

Veterinarian

No Positions Currently Available

Are you looking for something better? Thinking about a change of scenery? Want to be surrounded by people who love what they do? Keep reading as this may be the right position for you!

Due to one of our foundation vets leaving to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine, Happy Paws is on the lookout for an experienced full time veterinarian to lead our fabulous team!

Working At Happy Paws

Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic is a privately owned  small animal practice located on the northern end of the Gold Coast, opened in 2017 by Dr Vanessa.

Dr Vanessa Escott DVM, Happy PawsMy why – Since graduating in 1999 I have worked in a variety of independently owned and corporate practices throughout Canada, UK and Australia. I dreamt of a clinic where 30 minute consultations would be considered standard to be able to deliver exceptional service, be thorough and still have enough time to develop a relationship with the clients. A clinic where they embrace team culture based on respect and integrity, working alongside people who share a true passion for their job and enjoy going to work, where mistakes were viewed as learning opportunities and feedback was welcomed and encouraged. 6 years on, not only has this dream come true but we are currently in the process of becoming bigger and better with our new expansion!” Dr Vanessa

What we can offer you…

  • A well-equipped purpose-built clinic so you can provide the highest quality of care
  • 30 minute consultations and capped surgery limits so you don’t feel rushed
  • Generous salary package commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience
  • Ability to sponsor overseas visa candidates migrating to Australia
  • Relocation allowance if applicable
  • 1 week’s paid study leave + $1500 allowance towards continuing education (which rolls over each year)
  • Opportunity to invest in further equipment and training for vets with a particular interest
  • An amazing and supportive clientele who truly believe in your work
  • An environment where mental awareness truly matters
  • The opportunity for you to speak up and be heard
  • A passionate and knowledgeable team of nurses and dedicated receptionist
  • Monthly team meetings and development training
  • Membership to Lincoln Institute’s Leading Edge and Emerging Leader’s (never heard of them? call me to find out more!)
  • Access to an espresso machine all the time
  • Birthday celebrations and clinic outings

What we need from you…

  • Confidently perform in all areas of general practice
  • The ability to promote a positive environment and forging positive relationships both internally and externally (you must be able to have a good laugh!)
  • A non-judgmental approach, maintaining sensitivity to everyone’s individual situations, backgrounds and decisions
  • Proven track record of strong resilience and empathy within the workplace
  • Accuracy and clarity in communications with clients and team
  • Ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations
  • Loves to love people at their best and through their challenging times
  • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
  • Identify areas of improvement for patient care and implement change where appropriate
  • Experience in Ultrasound would be highly desired but not essential

Our team values are…

Curiosity, Having Each Other’s Back, Going Above and Beyond, Optimism and Tell It How It is. If these resonate with you, we might be the clinic you’re looking for!

Are you a Vet Nurse with 1+ year experience looking for a positive change?

Do you want to work with a team of passionate nurses? Do you believe in getting to know your clients on a first name basis? Keep reading as this could be the right position for you!

What’s in it for you…

  • An engaged team who are truly passionate about their work
  • Time to care for each patient by not overbooking
  • A focus on patient and client care
  • Ongoing professional and personal development through Lincoln Institute
  • Encouragement and funding to participate/undertake CPD that interests you
  • An environment for you to speak up and be heard
  • A collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Work/life balance
  • Lots of laughs and fun team events
  • Permanent Part Time (we are open to consider the right applicant looking for a full time role)

What we’d like you to bring…

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Veterinary Technician Degree
  • 1+ year clinical experience in a practice
  • An outgoing, friendly attitude with a growth mindset
  • Exceptional customer service and strong communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and pride in your work
  • A high level of emotional intelligence and resilience
  • Availability to work every other Saturday from 8am-12p

To Apply

Are you interested? Check out our social media @happypawsvet & HappyPawsVetClinicGC read our Google reviews to see firsthand what we’re really like!

 

If you feel this position is what you have been looking for, please email your cover letter and resume to Ayana with strict confidence at [email protected].

Check us out on:

Experienced Vet Nurse Wanted – Minimum 4 years experience

Are you an experienced nurse who:

  • loves to actually nurse?
  • wants to improve their skills and knowledge?
  • enjoys feeling supported by your colleagues?
  • wants to know your clients on a first name basis and form special relationships?
  • wants clients who trust and believe in your work?
  • loves making each and every patient and their owners feel special and cared for?

Working At Happy Paws

A little about your new clinic and what sets us apart from everyone else …

Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic is a privately owned and operated small animal practice on the northern end of the Gold Coast in the green and leafy suburb of Coombabah. Opened in 2017, we are in the process of expanding to the space next door. Renovations include a separate cat ‘side’ – with an entrance, waiting room and two designated consult rooms.

Your new team are a fun-loving bunch of people who are in the veterinary profession because we have a real passion for what we do. We strive to consistently exceed expectations and value integrity, compassion, attention to detail and above all – positivity!

Team culture is something else we’re extremely passionate about. We absolutely love our team and will go the extra mile to make sure you feel supported and valued too.

We’re members of the Lincoln Institute, which delivers leadership and development training to veterinary business owners and their teams. Their programs help us to not only improve the running of the clinic but also the working environment for our team members.

Is this you? If so, then here is what your new clinic will offer you in return for your Vet Nursing superstar skills:

  • time to care for each patient by not overbooking surgeries
  • a focus on patient and client care and not numbers coming through the door
  • ongoing professional development opportunities
  • an environment where mental awareness truly matters
  • the opportunity for you to speak up and be heard
  • work/life balance
  • an actual 30min lunch break
  • a designated receptionist
  • access to an espresso machine at all times

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Veterinarian

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