Work in a supportive team

Vets supporting vets

Grow with us

Personal growth opportunities

Enjoy work-life harmony

Working hours to support your personal life
Vets Supporting Vets

Nishma Bakrania
Dr Nishma Bakrania

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Capalaba

“I'm glad that Our Vet ensures that our line managers are veterinarians themselves. Whether I have a clinic operations question or need case support, I always have someone with experience I can talk to. That support, as well as close contact with colleagues at other Our Vet clinics, gives me confidence to take on cases where I require guidance, especially with overnight care available at 24 hour centres close by.”
Vets Supporting Vets

Enya Peddie
Dr Enya Peddie

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Kawana

“I am so proud of my team; we are like a little family within the Our Vet group. We support each other every day, and share the laughs and the tears equally. We celebrate the good days and team lunches always go down a treat for those days we have worked especially hard. In addition to this, having regional managers and directors who are vets helps me with my confidence being a Lead Vet. If I ever have any questions, I know they are always there to help me. Having worked in clinics where practice managers and regional managers are not vets, I believe this sets Our Vet apart from the rest in such a beneficial way.”
Vets Supporting Vets

Jaspreet Sekhon
Dr Jaspreet Sekhon

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Thomastown

“What keeps me motivated is the opportunity to continuously develop my skills and a very strong support system around me. I have always felt that support is just a phone call away which can be to another Lead Vet or my Regional Manager. The amazing network of sister clinics help support each other in the best possible manner and the team around me holds Our Vet values so close to their heart that I look forward to coming to work every day. This empowers me to provide best care to pets while supporting my core teams at the same time.”
Personal growth opportunities

Que Tu
Dr Que Tu

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Geelong

“I started my veterinary career at Our Vet Geelong since graduation and have been here for nearly 5 years. I have had the opportunity to develop skills such as teamwork, communication and discover my interest in surgery. I'm lucky enough to have lots of support from all the vets I've worked with, a great team of nurses to assist me every day and a chance to embark on a leadership role.”
Personal growth opportunities

Dr Mary
Dr Mary Fatourehchi

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Geelong

"I joined Our Vet Preston because of theirn incredible passion for high clinical practice and innovation. My passion is to provide the best care for your loved members of the family. I believe knowledge is key and love is what bonds us in being an integral part of your pets health."
Personal growth opportunities

Enya Peddie
Dr Enya Peddie

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Kawana

“Within our profession we tend to never have two days the same! Whether it is learning about a new drug trial for our patient, or watching another vet undertake the same procedure in a different way, we are lucky enough to experience these most days! Our Vet provide online CPD and of course opportunity to attend courses worldwide. I was fortunate enough to attend WSAVA in Canada in 2019 and this enabled new ideas for the clinic on my return. We are constantly learning from and collaborating with our teams and the wider community to bring new ideas to fruition. We are fortunate enough to have mentors to help and educate us every day too either in clinic or just a phone call away.”
Personal growth opportunities

Willem Van Wyk
Dr Willem Van Wyk

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Rowville

“In the three years I've been working as a Lead Vet, I've found that Our Vet prioritises the same things I do. I find satisfaction in managing my clinic with the purpose of having a happy team, happy pet parents, healthy patients, and a successful business. Being a vet can be challenging, but I have found happiness in choosing to create a happy work environment for my team. ​”
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Gayani Peiris
Dr Gayani Peiris

Associate Veterinarian at Our Vet Rowville

“One of the many reasons I love working at Our Vet is because it provides me with a supportive environment that promotes professional growth. It is a family friendly workplace, offering flexibility in rostering. The business and my team were very accommodating during my pregnancy and subsequently returning to work. Further, Our Vet strives to deliver the best patient care and embraces the most up-to-date clinical and surgical care standards. It enables me to bring out the very best vet in me to make a positive change for our patients and their pet parents.”
Working hours to support your personal life

Enya Peddie
Dr Enya Peddie

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Kawana

“One of the most important reasons I moved to Our Vet from a private practice and another corporate practice was for the work-life balance I had yet to experience as a vet. A few reasons I think Our Vet excels with this is the knowledge of having no on call, no late shifts or early mornings and always closing when the pet superstore closes! On my days off I am able to fully relax and not think about work. This has allowed me to pursue my hobby of flying. Prior to Our Vet it was but a dream, but with a lot of determination (and days off) the past 5 years, I have turned my dream into a reality. I am a massive advocate for mental health in our profession, and ensuring a fantastic work-life balance goes hand in hand with improving this.”
Working hours to support your personal life

Nishma Bakrania
Dr Nishma Bakrania

Lead Veterinarian at Our Vet Capalaba

“I'm lucky to have found a company where our principles align; a belief that happy teams mean happy patients. Where clinic hours are structured in such a way that 'work-life balance' isn't just a pipedream, but a significant criterion to roster by. Only when I left did I realise how important these elements are to me, how rare it is to ACTUALLY find all of this in one place and how happy I would be to be back.”
MEET THE TEAM

Dr  Nick Emerton

Dr Nick Emerton

Managing Director

Our Vet

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Dr Emma Christie

Dr Emma Christie

General Manager

Our Vet Network Development

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Dr Warren Doidge

Dr Warren Doidge

Regional Manager

Our Vet Qld Region

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Managing Director

Our Vet

Dr Nick Emerton graduated from Veterinary Science at Melbourne Uni in 1990. Inspiration from the exploits of Yorkshire vet James Herriot is to blame for this.

31 years later, Nick has never been more passionate about the difference an amazing vet team can make to patients and their families. This is the philosophy upon which Our Vet was founded and Nick is determined to champion this commitment into the future.

Nick joined Our Vet as a Regional Support Manager in 2014. He is now proudly the Managing Director and head of all things veterinary at Our Vet and Best Friends. Prior to that, he invested 15 years in successful practice ownership.

And earlier still, he was like every other vet in their early career... looking for ways to be a better vet with better skills and deliver quintessential patient care.

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General Manager

Our Vet Network Development

Dr Emma Christie graduated from Glasgow University with a Veterinary Degree in 2001. Not long after, she left the UK and moved to Australia. Emma arrived in NSW and worked across a number of general practices of varying sizes. It didn’t take long for her to conclude that every day in vet-world is different.

Hoping to apply and develop the skills she had acquired over a number of years, Emma accepted a Lead Vet role with Our Vet Melton in 2011. She took the helm of a brand-new clinic, with limited staff and clients, and built a thriving practice that set the standard for other aspiring Leaders within Our Vet and the collective veterinary industry.

In 2021, Emma became General Manager of Our Vet Network Development. She continues to support her region in addition to coordinating vet and nurse student placement. She is proud to be an ambassador for our philosophy and values.

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Regional Manager

Our Vet Qld Region

Dr Warren Doidge completed his veterinary degree at the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2008. After moving to Australia, Warren spent 7 years in General Practice in Adelaide before moving to Queensland which he now calls home.

Warren's passion for animals became evident from a young age, bringing home sick and injured wildlife to nurture back to health. Once he was old enough, Warren volunteered to help at a variety of welfare organizations and found himself spending time at a local veterinary clinic. It was here that his fascination for animal medicine and surgery was born and Warren discovered his purpose.

Warren joined Our Vet as Regional Manager in 2021. He is excited to apply his expertise from general practice along with strong, intentional leadership to effectively support, develop and grow Our Vet Teams in Queensland. Helping each to deliver patient and client care excellence in their local community is his professional reward.

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Our Story

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Our Story

Our Values

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Our Values
Our Story

We stand united in our vision for a happy, healthy life for pets, their families and our teams.

Our vision to change the landscape of pet care came to life in 2007 with the opening of our very first Our Vet Clinic in Geelong. As an integral part of the Best Friends complete pet care solution precinct, pet owners were able to access a comprehensive range of pet care products, premium professional services, and personalised information in pet health and preventative care, all under one roof for the first time in Australia!

Over the years we have continued to pioneer programs and services that support our mission to create a “happy & healthy” life for pets, pet parents and our people. Our Vet is the cornerstone of every Best Friends superstore. We are proud to be a boutique family of general practices that deliver thorough & comprehensive pet care to an enormous cross-section of the pet-owning community. Together we make a difference.

We understand only a vet can really understand the challenges, rewards and changing needs of our profession. Which is why all our Support Team are experienced veterinarians. They will help you navigate the unexpected in an environment where no-one is ever expected to do more than they can but might want to learn & do something new.

“Think Adoption First” isn’t just a pet-ownership philosophy we talk about. Our Kitten Adoption Program delivers forever homes for around 1000 kittens annually.

We are Our Vet and we are proud of what we do and the difference we make.

Our Values

Our philosophy of “happy & healthy” guides everything we do

From the decisions we make, initiatives we introduce, practices we keep and partnerships we embrace. If it doesn’t serve the welfare of the pet, then it doesn’t serve us. Caring for pets is not what we do, it is who we are and what we all stand united in our mission to deliver every day.

  • Integrity
    Integrity

    Fair to:
    Pet, Team, Owner, and Business.

  • Relationship
    Relationship

    Commitment to:
    Pet, Team, Owner, and Business.

  • Pet Parenting
    Pet Parenting

    The core relationship on which our business is based.

  • Continuing Development
    Continuing Development

    To our people
    To our business

  • Success
    Success

    Personally
    Professionally
    Business

Why we love being a vet nurse

Dane
Dane

Our Vet Erina

“I love being a Vet Nurse because I get to play a proactive role in preventative medicine and the pleasure of puppy and kitten cuddles.”
Why we love being a vet nurse

Jordyn
Jordyn

Our Vet Kawana

“I love being a vet nurse because I adore working with my vet family and know I contribute to caring for happy, healthy pets.”
Why we love being a vet nurse

Nishma Bakrania
Elisha

Our Vet Geelong

“I love being a Vet nurse because I have so much passion and love for giving all animals the best life possible and I believe all animal’s welfare is as important as their owners.”
Why we love being a vet nurse

Sue
Sue

Our Vet Erina

“In my role I face many challenges however, the rewards of being able to assist animals both big and small outweigh these.”
Why we love being a vet nurse

Helen
Helen

Our Vet Springvale

“I love being a Vet Nurse because not only has it been rewarding to nurse our patients, it has taught me lots of valuable life skills.”
Why we love being a vet nurse

Emily
Emily

Our Vet Virginia

“I love helping people help their pets, especially being the one there to care for them when their pawrents can't be.”
WHAT'S IT LIKE BEING A PART OF OUR VET?

Dr. Emma shares her experience at Best Friends Pets as a Vet and Regional Manager.

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Our Vet Student Opportunities

  • Pre-clinical
    Pre-clinical
    Placement

    Best Friends invites DVM year 1 & 2 students to complete pre-clinical placement in our complete companion pet care solution precinct, retail, vet, grooming and puppy school all in one place. In your pre-clinical time at Best Friends you will engage with pet-owners, discover an enormous range of pet merchandise, learn about pet health products, interact with passionate staff and help with husbandry if your store houses animals.

    And after a fun experience we hope to see you back for Clinical Placement in DVM years 3 & 4. In the meantime we might have a great casual job for you on weekends and uni holidays.

  • Clinical
    Clinical
    Placement

    OurVet invites DVM year 3 & 4 students to complete clinical placement in a vet clinic that provides real-world general practice experience in a supportive, educative and engaging environment. There are also job opportunities that mean you could join the team and be paid as a casual vet nurse on weekends or uni holidays.

  • Vet Nurse
    Our Vet Nurse
    Part-Time Jobs

    Many of our DVM student placements become outstanding employed team-members for casual work on weekends and during uni holidays as veterinary nurses until they finish their degree. Apart from extra income, you would have the benefit of constant clinical exposure for learning and development. Future employers also value this coal-face exposure and experience.

  • Retail
    Best Friends Pets
    Retail Part-Time Jobs

    Many of our placement DVM students become outstanding employed team-members for casual work on weekends and during uni holidays as retail team members and puppy school instructors. Apart from extra income, future employers value this coal-face exposure and experience.

We appreciate the importance of gaining hands on experience prior to entering the profession. In the interest of providing students with an interactive learning experience like no other, we have designed programs that offer students a holistic insight into all areas of our unique business. You will get to handle animals in different environments, interact with pets and their families and have experienced pet professionals share their knowledge and rare tips.

By the end of your placement with us you will have gained practical experience, insights and knowledge that will support the remainder of your career. You will have also been introduced to an entire network of pet and vet professionals across our business from retail, grooming and Our Vet clinics.

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