Careers for RSPCA NSW

Broken Hill Veterinary Hospital  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Broken Hill Veterinarians

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW is Australia's pre-eminent 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 hundreds of staff across NSW to care for animals. We are seeking a motivated, energetic and experienced Veterinarian to join the team at our Broken Hill veterinary clinic. 

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 dependent on experience. 

The successful candidate will be 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. 

On a day-to-day basis, you will: 
• Conduct consultations 
• 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 
• Assist with RSPCA NSW programs when required 
• Provide advice and guidance on a wide range of animal welfare matters to members of the public 

What are the benefits? 
• 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

To be successful in this role, candidates will need the following skills and experience:
• Tertiary qualifications as a veterinary surgeon (essential) 
• Experience as a veterinary surgeon (desirable), graduates encouraged to apply 
• Registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW 
• 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 
• Ability to lift 20 kilograms
• Resilience – the ability to bounce back from occasional setbacks 
• The desire to work with people to improve animal welfare outcomes