Internal Medicine Specialist

Location
Queensland
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
May 06, 2021
Contact
Jennine Bennett
Practice Area
Small Animal
Hours
Full Time

Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) is one of the largest independent referral practices in South-East Queensland with hospitals located in Underwood (south of Brisbane), Carrara (Gold Coast) and Jindalee (western suburbs of Brisbane). We have over 35 veterinarians and 100 support staff between our clinics.


Are you looking to practice high quality specialty medicine in an internationally diverse practice? Consider moving to Australia, many of your ACVIM colleagues have already made the move after their residency and never looked back. Queensland experiences 300 days of sunshine annually with a subtropical climate. Our motto is beautiful one day, perfect the next! Still not sure, have a look at google images of Tallebudgeera Creek and Burleigh Heads, a 10-minute drive from our Gold Coast clinic, or live in the relaxed and modern city of Brisbane and work at our Jindalee clinic.

Our team is a fun combination of Australians, Europeans, Americans, and South Africans. We have ACVIM/ECVIM/South African/Australian boarded diplomates in internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, surgery, oncology, critical care, dentistry along with a well-established physiotherapy/rehabilitation practice. Radiation oncology (ACVR) is within a 1-hour drive. We use teleradiologists (small island, not a lot of radiologists).

Envision copper crested cockatoos on your drive to work, waiting for a koala to cross the road, having a surf or a beach run before work, and actually getting to take all your vacation. 

Why Australia?

-We work to live, not live to work. Quality of life is important, we work but want to enjoy the beautiful paradise lifestyle. 95% of our specialists and nurses take big international trips yearly. It’s the norm here.

-4 weekday workweek with shared weekends rotating among a group

-Vacation, vacation, vacation. 5 weeks of paid vacation

-12 scheduled government holidays per year (another 2.5 weeks’ vacation)

-1 week of paid conference leave with conference stipend

-VISA sponsorship is easy, and we have done it a few times. In 2 years, you could choose to become a permanent resident with socialized (free) healthcare, bring yourself, bring your family (we can make that happen as well – a family recently moved from the USA, despite the Covid restrictions)

- We are in a fortunate position with a strong government health response to the Covid pandemic leading to few restrictions on normal life. 

-after 10 years of service, we offer long service leave, that is a 3-month paid sabbatical

The Gold Coast, Queensland is a place where a medicine specialist is able to obtain real estate within walking distance to beach. If you like the rainforest, our Hinterland is a short 30-minute drive away for hiking and mountain biking. Our clinic is about a lifestyle choice. If you like the city, consider our Brisbane (Jindalee) clinic. If you love the beach, consider the Gold Coast Clinic.

Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) is one of the largest independent referral practices in South-East Queensland with hospitals located in Underwood (south of Brisbane), Carrara (Gold Coast) and Jindalee (western suburbs of Brisbane). We have over 35 veterinarians and 100 support staff between our clinics.

You:

  • Diplomate ACVIM/ECVIM/MMedVet or have completed their residencies or about to complete and eligible to sit for specialist registration in internal medicine
  • Have a sense of humour and like to chat about interesting cases with your colleagues
  • Love to travel and want nearly 8 weeks off yearly between vacation, conference leave, and annual holidays

What we can offer you:

  • Our hospitals are purpose designed, state of the art facilities with dedicated ICU, CT, MRI, Video Endoscopy, Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy, physiotherapy and underwater treadmill providing a referral only service whilst working closely with an integrated 24-hour emergency service.
  • Paid Study leave for your board exams and continuing education allowance
  • Remuneration base salary and a percentage of your productivity, no negative accrual.

We are committed to finding the right team members - If you are interested in discussing opportunities within VSS, or for a confidential conversation, please contact one our Internal Medicine Specialists (below) or our HR team (hr@vss.net.au)

Peter Barron, BVSc, FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine), pbarron@vss.net.au

Lisa Singer, VMD, DipACVIM, lsinger@vss.net.au

Ninette Keller, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Medicine), GradCertEd, nkeller@vss.net.au