· Organisational skills: This position requires overseeing and organising important records and files
· Leadership skills: Veterinary practice managers must be able to motivate employees and deal with issues that may arise so that the vets can focus on helping animals.
· Communication and interpersonal skills: The majority of a veterinary practice manager’s day is spent working with other people, so verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others are key to success.
· Must be able to work under the broad general administrative supervision of the owners and doctors, and to be able to use sound personal judgment in selecting methods, establishing priorities, and arriving at conclusions.
· Proven client relations skills
· Surgical assistance expertise
· Animal health knowledge
· Sound administrative skills
· Clinical hygiene knowledge
· Ability to assist with health checks- temperament and health for re-homing
· Compassion for and an interest in animal welfare and care
Essential qualifications and experience:
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
· Certified Veterinary Practice Manager designation is desirable but not required.
· Work exposure to all aspects of a business enterprise, with demonstrated
competence in budgeting and financial reporting and in staff management.
Minimum three years working in a veterinary practice.