Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Veterinary Nursing Manager Position Vacant at Cairns Vet Clinic

Cairns Vet Clinic is seeking an exceptional nursing manager for their 3 clinic, 6 vet practice group.
The successful candidate should demonstrate:
  • Experience in undertaking all aspects of surgical and medical nursing tasks.
  • The ability to lead and manage the nursing team.
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and well organised.
  • The skills to assist with the formation and management of clinic policies, procedures and WPH & S risk assessment and management.
  • Recruitment, performance reviews and training of the nursing team.
  • Rostering.

Please submit your resume and covering letter to For further information please call Jane, Practice Manager, on (07) 4032 9999.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bat bite puts Cairns boy's life in danger

Our thoughts go out to a Cairns boy fighting for his life after contracting lyssa virus from an infected bat.

Source: Cairns Post

Bats and flying foxes are pretty peaceful creatures who avoid human contact, but can occasionally carry the deadly lyssa virus. The virus (related to the rabies virus) can be transmitted from scratches or bites from infected flying foxes.
For this reason, you should never handle bats or flying foxes, unless you have been vaccinated for rabies and correctly trained
Cairns vet clinic doesn't examine or treat bats at all for this reason, even though we do a lot of Cairns wildlife veterinary treatment generally.
If you find a sick or injured bat, don't touch it!
Sick bats are more likely to be infected.
If you are bitten, wash the wound thoroughly and see your doctor immediately