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Veterinarian position available – ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED!

Sitting in peak hour traffic trying to get to work on time? Eh, no thanks!
Daily sleep ins followed by a 20 second stroll to work? Yes please..

Paying $700+ per week for a shoe box in Sydney CBD? No thank you..
Accommodation provided in the picturesque, safe and welcoming heritage village of Hall? Hmm that’s very tempting..

A train, bus, ferry and cab to get to your favorite bar for dinner and drink? Its a no from me..
All the culture of Melbourne and Sydney combined but without the hassle? Okay, I’m sold.

Say hello to your new place!
Come and see what Canberra has to offer!

Why not take this incredible opportunity to see what all the Canberra fuss is about! Hall Veterinary Surgery and Vets at Amaroo are looking for a veterinarian to join our team.

Our modern and purpose built branch practice Vets at Amaroo

We are a Lincoln Institute Accredited Employer Of Choice – the highest level of leadership qualification currently available for Veterinary Professionals in Australia and New Zealand, and we want you!

About Us:

We are a small animal practice, operating out of two purpose-built clinics. With a mix of old heads and youthful vitality, each vet feels appreciated and worthwhile. We are supported by experienced qualified nurses and utilise a dedicated consult nurse. We work to everyone’s strengths and help each other to do our best every day.

We embrace autonomy, mastery and purpose so you will get lead the pet’s health journey and drive your own learning journey underpinned with an underlying deep seated caring orientated purpose. We are one big family without the Christmas arguments and through our love of learning, teamwork, respect and trust we deliver the best care to the pets and their people in a fun environment.

About you:

If you are a good listener, empathetic, love talking to people and helping clients give their pets the best possible life then this is the place for you. If you embrace challenges and love working in a team then we want you. If you are keen to grow in a supportive environment then we will help you become the best version of yourself. What are you waiting for?

What else:

  • Above award salary
  • Package negotiable, including a minimum of 4 weeks annual leave, study allowance and study leave. Pro rata for part time
  • Weekly rostered day off for full time
  • Provided continued education
  • ACT Vet Boars registration paid for
  • ACT Radiation license paid for

What’s next:

Whether you are an experienced vet or perhaps a new graduate just starting out, give us a call, we’d love to chat.
Telephone contact: Janet (Practice Manager) 6230 2223
Email contact:

Congratulations Helen!

anzcvsCongratulations to Dr Helen who passed her membership exams to the Animal Behaviour chapter of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

That was a lot of hard work!

That was an exhausting slog!


AMRRIC visits Yuendumu (September 2012)

This should have been posted many months back, but we were celebrating our Open Day, so here now is a link to a short article that Helen wrote after her stint helping with an AMRRIC (Animal Management in Remote and Rural Indigenous Communities) visit to Yuendumu.

Helen-does-surgery-in-the-kitchen_0We’ll try and get some other photos from that trip up too. And then there’s Canberra Mob’s most recent trip to Utopia (April 2013)… more from that soon, too.


Jim Riach – Veterinarian

JimI grew up on a farm, went to school in Dubbo, then studied Veterinary Science in Sydney, graduating in 1990. I started my vet career in mixed practice in Armidale, NSW, and eventually married one of my clients. After a stint in the UK, I worked in Taree for a couple of years before moving to Canberra in 1998.

These days I mainly work with small animals but have recently achieved my dream of returning to life among the cows on a small acreage.
Our pets include Jack the Border Collie, and two children. I have a fascination with chimps and chimp behaviour. It’d be good to meet one someday. My other interests are indoor cricket (I’m keen but hopeless), gardening, travel, reading, photography, golf and bushwalking.