Careers for RSPCA NSW

Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Hunter Veterinary staff

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 hundreds of staff across NSW to care for animals.

Our Hunter Veterinary Hospitals located at Rutherford and Tighes Hill are looking for a highly experienced Veterinarian to join our hospital teams on a full-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. 


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


Major responsibilities include:

  • Conducting 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 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


What are the benefits?

  • Annual VIN, AVA and ASAVA Membership;

  • 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;

  • 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, you will need to have the following attributes, 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 be considered for this role, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria in one document via the vacancies noticeboard on ConnX.


Applications close 20 October 2019.