Radiology Residency, Small Animal Track

Animalius is offering a radiology residency in 2022.

This is a full-time residency training programme with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, with the goal of becoming a Fellow in the Small Animal track. 

Supervisors Dr Belinda Hopper and Dr Zoe Lenard are experienced in the training of residents, with 3 previous candidates, two of whom are Fellows and one who has just completed her residency, soon to sit examinations.   

As Perth’s newest specialist hospital, Animalius is purpose-built and architect designed. Our specialist team comprises of internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, anesthesia and dermatology, with residents training in radiology and internal medicine.  

The imaging team comprises two registered specialist veterinary radiologists, a radiology registrar (board eligible), a third-year radiology resident, a radiographer and 4 dedicated registered nurses. Our wider team is supported by hospital vets who assist with anesthesia, procedures and patient care, a large team of experienced nurses, and solution-focused client services team.  

Opened in 2020, with an additional renovation finished in Oct 2021, our imaging facilities are Siemens for advanced imaging (1.5T MRI, 64 slice CT, fluoroscopy), 2 Philips Epiq ultrasound machines with cardiac, abdomen and MSK capacity, Cuattro DR, Asteris PACS.  

Wider hospital facilities incorporate general, MSK, neurological and orofacial surgery, extensive endoscopy, chemotherapy suite, laser treatments, extensive cardiology capacity.  

Our case load: 

  • Busy outpatient referral clinic incorporating a high cardiac and general abdominal load for US  
  • Busy CT and growing neurological MRI caseload, for both inpatients and outpatients 
  • High internal radiography caseload, meaning there are no problems getting numbers for the ANZCVS case log  
  • Interesting external teleradiology load – supporting our colleagues around the state and country.  
  • Growing exotics caseload – rabbits, ferrets, birds, guinea pigs (US, XR, CT) as well as many zoo species.  

The ideal candidate will have

  • a growth mindset: be hungry to learn, eager for feedback, resilient, adaptable and prepared to give things a go.  
  • already passed ANZCVS Membership examinations in Radiology (either stream) or be close to sitting (i.e. at least 3 years post-graduation)  
  • experienced practice, either in general practice or a referral setting  
  • a proven track record of working productively in teams.

Applications should comprise of a short statement (less than 300 words) outlining your experience and interest in the imaging field, a current CV and the names of two referees.  

Applications to Operations Manager, Ms Alison Hall, by COB Friday 8 April 2022.