Work for RSPCA NSW and make a lifesaving difference to animals in need.

Veterinarian – Full Time/Part Time/Casual – Broken Hill Veterinary Hospital

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.

Reporting to the managing veterinarian, and as a seasoned professional, you will be responsible for ensuring that a high standard of animal care and customer service is provided in compliance with legal requirements.  You will work within a close knit team of veterinarians with experienced nursing and support staff.  This role is open to recent graduates and experienced veterinarians alike, however salary may vary dependant on experience.

The successful candidate is able to work on a full-time, part-time, or casual basis as there is flexibility around the hours available. Working holiday visas welcome. Please include your preferred hours in your cover letter along with your working rights status.

The benefits of working with us

  • Annual VIN, AVA and ASAVA Membership
  • State of the art, well equipped hospital including iM3 dental and IDEXX diagnostic equipment
  • Large and varied caseload comprising of both private and shelter small animal medicine and surgery, animal welfare and some large animal work
  • One week of paid CPE leave and course costs
  • Flexible working schedule and holiday allowances with room to negotiate
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Tertiary qualifications as Veterinary Surgeon (essential)
  • Experience as a Veterinary Surgeon (advantageous), graduates encouraged to apply
  • Registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Board of New South Wales (advantageous)
  • Highly developed skills, experience and knowledge in veterinary medicine
  • Highly developed diagnostic and surgical ability
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated affinity with people and animals and a commitment to improving and promoting animal welfare
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills
  • 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 lift at least 20 kilograms
  • The desire to work with people to improve animal welfare outcomes

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

Please submit your current CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this role, and your preferred work schedule.

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