Vetwest Graduate Program


The Vetwest New Graduate Program is designed for new veterinarians who have a strong desire to practice quality medicine, excellent patient care and are dedicated to advancing their professional skills to a high level.

As a new graduate, within your hospital placements you'll get the opportunity to work alongside a team of veterinary professionals and participate in all aspects of patient care. You will be assigned mentors and work on pre-determined learning objectives.

You'll also get an invaluable, realistic look at life as a veterinary professional with client interaction and first-hand experience in various hospital settings.

Supporting Your Move Into The Veterinary Industry


Vetwest have been the local vets in Perth since 1993. We are passionately client focused, progressive, professional and aim to be at the forefront of our industry in every way.

We place a strong emphasis on professional development, providing a supportive environment for our team and are committed to continuing education.

Our 16 modern hospitals are purpose built and come fully-equipped with all the diagnostic  tools including:

  • Digital X-Ray (including Dental X-Ray)
  • Surgivet / BM5 Anaesthetic Monitors
  • Ultrasound
  • Doppler Blood Pressure Monitors
  • IM3 Dental Machines
  • Idexx In House Blood Machines

We encourage team members to work to the best of their ability, supporting them with the development of skills and ambitions and to embrace new responsibilities, thereby taking an active role in their career progression.

Feedback From Our Graduate Vets

Don't just take our word for it! Hear what the new graduate vets have to say about their first year in the program.

Applying for the VetWest Graduate Program has been the best decision I have made! The program has helped me to transition from student to clinician in a supportive environment and with people who desire to help me reach and exceed my full potential.  The in-clinic support of a mentor that is matched with you and the ongoing continuing education and clinical skills training has meant that I am doing things I didn’t think would be possible after 6 months!”

Krystall - New Graduate Vet 2019


“The Vetwest New Graduate program provides me with a very supportive working environment.”

Jane - New Graduate Vet 2019
 

“I have been working with Vetwest since February and don't plan on leaving. It's so great to have that extra support from my mentor whilst also being able to do my own things and make my own mistakes. Everyone at my clinic is so helpful and you always feel supported. I get to do surgery almost every day which I love, plus also have interesting cases to work up. Overall, I’ve had a really positive and supportive start to my career.”

Jenna - New Graduate Vet 2019
 

"Everyone has been very understanding, supportive and patient! I have never felt alone in my journey as a new graduate because there is always someone whom I can go to for a second opinion, moral support or for a listening ear. To top it off, I get to enjoy work-life balance."

Sabrina - New Graduate Vet 2019

Program Timeline

We've developed a structured program to help new graduates succeed as you begin your career. You'll be supported along your journey and receive ongoing training and development to build your confidence and skills. In addition you will benefit from:

- Clinical workshops in emergency medicine, radiology/radiography, internal medicine, ophthalmology and surgery tips and techniques.
- Clinical learning including regular consulting sessions with your mentor and surgical shifts per week with your mentor for routine and complicated surgery
- Mentoring and support from clinic mentors, the veterinary manager and assistant veterinary manager

Month 1

Week 1 and 2:  Formal induction and shadowing clinical mentor

Week 3 and 4: Undertaking vaccinations and basic consultations

12 months rotating program

Your rotational program will incorporate on the job learning with 50% consult load increasing to 100% by the end.

1st rotation:  26 weeks

2nd rotation:  26 weeks

12 months clinical placement

On shift at 100% consult load and continued development of surgical skills

3rd rotation:  52 weeks

Then continue your career and development with Vetwest!

 

Interested In Finding Out More?

If you’re interested in finding out more about Vetwest or the program please contact Lauren at [email protected] or register your interest in the form below.

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There Are 16 Vetwest Hospitals Across Perth

  • Armadale-Byford
  • Ellenbrook
  • Ballajura
  • Mandurah
  • Bibra Lake
  • Midland
  • Canning Vale
  • Rockingham

  • Carine
  • South Perth
  • Clarkson
  • Wanneroo
  • Cockburn
  • Whitfords
  • Currambine
  • Yokine


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