Careers for RSPCA NSW

Employment Type:
PP - Part-time Permanent  
Hunter Veterinary staff

Part-Time Permanent

Hunter Veterinary Hospitals

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; New South Wales (RSPCA NSW) is a not-for-profit organisation that cares for, treats, protects and rehomes animals across the state. As a charity, we strive to maintain an open-door policy, so no abandoned, neglected, injured or surrendered animal is turned away or forgotten. Along with cats and dogs, RSPCA NSW helps a wide range of other animals, from horses to rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, goats and sheep, and many more. We run nine shelters and four veterinary hospitals around New South Wales dedicated to helping animals and employ a team of over 500 passionate staff.

Our Hunter Veterinary Hospitals, located at Rutherford and Tighes Hill, are looking for an experienced Veterinarian to join our dynamic and professional team on a part-time basis. Reporting to the Managing Veterinarian, the Veterinarian will be responsible for ensuring that a high standard of animal care and customer service is provided, in compliance with legal requirements. 


If you’d like to know more about working with our inclusive team before applying, we’d love to welcome you for a shelter and hospital tour, introduction and coffee chat. We want to make sure RSPCA NSW is right workplace for you!


The successful candidate will be required to work occasional weekends on a rotating roster.


On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Conduct consultations with private patients in relation to general veterinary services
  • Undertake surgical procedures
  • Provide support to prospective animal adopters and RSPCA NSW Foster Carers
  • Provide veterinary services to animals who have been subject to cruelty
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and staff members from various departments
  • Assist with RSPCA NSW programs, such as outreach in Indigenous and rural communities and local desexing and vaccination initiatives
  • Provide advice and guidance on a wide range of animal welfare matters to members of the public


To be successful in this role, candidates will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications as veterinary surgeon (essential)
  •  Experience as a veterinary surgeon (essential)
  • Registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW (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 animals and a commitment to 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
  • Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setbacks
  • The desire to work with people to improve animal welfare outcomes


To meet with the Veterinary and Leadership Team before submitting your application, please email


To be considered for this role, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria in one document. Apply via SEEK or visit our website at