I’m enhancing the lives of others while developing my career
I applied for a position at Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, as I wanted to be a part of a team that delivers rewarding and positive outcomes. The connection between a client and their Seeing Eye Dog is truly remarkable, and it’s very rewarding seeing the dogs go on to enhance the lives of those in the blind and low vision community.
My job allows me to be part of a very supportive and encouraging team that are all striving towards the same goal. Everything we do, whether that be handling the dogs during enrichment, our feeding processes or even how we approach performing veterinary examinations, is all driven by the outcomes of the dogs, to satisfy the needs of our clients.
Working at Vision Australia in my role has afforded me many opportunities to enhance my leadership skills and further professional development. These are simply opportunities I would not have had in any previous roles. I have been able to collaborate with other departments within Vision Australia to successfully develop and implement released dog adoptions on the Seeing Eye Dogs website, and given opportunities to learn more about our breeding department, acquiring skills and adding more depth to my Veterinary Nursing career.
I have also enjoyed the flexibility my job has to offer. During maternity leave I was given the option to continue working from home with ‘keeping in touch hours’, which allowed me to feel very much like part of the team during my absence, and allowed a smooth transition back to work. My manager was open to discussing work hours on my return, to come to an arrangement that suited everyone.
Coming to work each day is something I look forward to and find very fulfilling.