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Veterinarian – Full Time/Part Time – Hunter and Tighes Hill Veterinary Hospitals

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW is Australia’s preeminent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. The RSPCA is committed to the care and welfare of animals, providing extensive professional facilities, including fully equipped veterinary hospitals and our state-wide shelter network, with dedicated staff located throughout NSW to care for animals.

The RSPCA Hunter Veterinary Hospitals are currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced and capable veterinarian with a passion for good people relationships and high quality animal care and welfare to join our team in Rutherford and Tighes Hill. You will be working with a team of over 10 veterinarians and well supported by skilled nurses. The hospitals are fully equipped with digital Xray, ultrasound, Im3 dental equipment and in house Idexx diagnostics.

The workload of the hospitals includes small animal private clinic cases and the hospitals also provide services for the shelter animals, RSPCA Programs client’s animals and RSPCA Inspector cruelty cases. There is a large and varied caseload daily. RSPCA NSW also conducts Indigenous Dog Health Programs in far west NSW and opportunities exist to assist with these.

Reporting to the Managing Veterinarian, you will be responsible for ensuring that a high standard of animal care and customer service is provided in compliance with legal requirements.

There are opportunities to join us on either a full time or a part time basis, and will require regular weekends and some public holiday work.

The benefits of working with us

  • Annual VIN, AVA and ASAVA Membership
  • The sheer variety and broad scope of the work
  • One week of paid CPE leave and course costs
  • A large peer network for further development and case discussion
  • Opportunities to further develop your surgical skills
  • Development of special interests is encouraged and supported

Role responsibilities

  • Conduct consultations with private patients in relation to general veterinary services
  • Perform surgical procedures
  • Provide support to prospective animal adopters and RSPCA NSW foster carers
  • Provide veterinary services to animals which are subject to cruelty allegations
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and staff members from various departments
  • Assist with RSPCA programs when required
  • Provide advice and guidance on a wide range of animal welfare matters to members of the public

Selection criteria

  • Certificate Degree in Veterinary Science
  • Registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Board of New South Wales
  • At least 12 months experience as a veterinarian working in a busy practice
  • Well developed diagnostic and surgical ability, with orthopaedic skills advantageous
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated affinity with people and animals and a commitment to improving and promoting animal welfare
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to be flexible and cope with change
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Team player
  • The resilience to bounce back from occasional setbacks
  • Ability to work autonomously, problem solve and use initiative
  • Drivers license class C (unrestricted, preferably NSW)
  • Ability to lift at least 20 kilograms
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality

This is an incredible opportunity to join a passionate team dedicated to making a difference to the lives of animals in need.

Please ensure you submit a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria and specify if you are interested in the full time or part time position.

Please address your application to Dr Tonya Stokes.

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