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Veterinarian at Animal Diabetes Australia

The Position

  • One of a kind, excellent mentorship opportunity for someone looking to advance their career in referral internal medicine.
  • Work in a small team led by Dr Linda Fleeman, an international expert in canine and feline diabetes, in a large specialist veterinary referral hospital (CARE in Collingwood) and in a specialist veterinary ophthalmology clinic (Melbourne Eye Vet in Mulgrave).
  • The case load is focussed on diabetes management, but also includes broader exposure to other aspects of internal medicine, including other endocrinopathies and clinical nutrition.
  • The full-time position will be tailored to the individual’s experience and career goals, and will suit those seeking either internship training or more advanced career development.
  • A keen interest in small animal medicine and a strong commitment to helping clients understand and manage their pet’s illness are required.
  • The position is flexible in terms of hours and days, with approximately 40% of the workload able to be performed at your home.
  • Experience in small animal practice and advanced learning in small animal medicine such as ANZCVS Membership will be an advantage.

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About Animal Diabetes Australia & Dr Linda Fleeman

  • Animal Diabetes Australia is the only diabetes-specific veterinary clinical service in the world.
  • We pioneer ground-breaking diabetes treatments and management strategies, and present the results nationally and internationally.
  • Ongoing communication and support of our clients helps to achieve successful patient outcomes and provides us with great job satisfaction.

Dr Linda Fleeman is an internationally renowned expert on the treatment of diabetes in dogs and cats and is regularly invited to write textbook chapters and speak on this topic at international and national forums, including:

  • The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
  • The European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology
  • The Centre for Veterinary Education
  • The Australian Veterinary Association
  • The New Zealand Veterinary Association
  • The Brazilian Veterinary Endocrine Society

Link to one of Dr Fleeman’s talks:  Mini Seminar: Diabetes In Dogs And Cats – Dr Linda Fleeman – YouTube

Recent publications

1. Linari G, Gilor C, Fleeman LM, Fracassi F. Insulin glargine 300 U/mL for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in cats. J Feline Med Surg 2021:1-9.

2. Fleeman LM. Flash glucose monitoring in diabetic dogs and cats. In: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum; 2019; Phoenix AZ, USA; 2019.

3. Fleeman LM, Bjørnvad CR. Dietary management for diabetes mellitus. In: Feldman EC, Fracassi F, Peterson ME, editors. Feline endocrinology. Milano, Italy: Edra; 2019. p. 503-521.

4. Fleeman L, Gostelow R. Updates in Feline Diabetes Mellitus and Hypersomatotropism. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2020;50(5):1085-1105.

5. Sparkes AH, Cannon M, Church D, Fleeman LM, Harvey A, Hoenig M, et al. ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Practical Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Cats. Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery 2015;17:235-250.

6. Thompson AL, Lathan P, Fleeman LM. Update on insulin treatment for dogs and cats: insulin dosing pens and more. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports 2015;6:129-142 [View Article]

Throughout her career, Linda has worked in both university referral practice and general small animal practice, and her primary focus for more than 20 years has been on all aspects of diabetes in dogs and cats.

Linda graduated from the University of Queensland and completed a Small Animal Medicine Internship at Murdoch University and a Residency in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Melbourne.  This was followed by a PhD at the University of Queensland on the clinical management of diabetes mellitus in dogs.  She held positions as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Queensland and Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney before deciding to return to private clinical practice in January 2010.

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