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Locum Veterinarian - Epping

  • Looking to make a difference in animal welfare with a leading not-for-profit organisation?
  • Fantastic opportunity to further develop your skills as part of our great team
  • Locum position based in Epping

About the RSPCA

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values – clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration – set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a locum Veterinarian to join our team at the RPSCA Victoria Epping. The successful candidate will provide high quality veterinary care to all sick and injured shelter animals by ensuring the provision of a quality service and education to promote responsible animal guardianship.

As a veterinarian with the RSPCA no day will be the same. Our Epping Animal Welfare Facility is fully computerised and well-equipped, including iM3 dental equipment and digital x-rays.

This role will attract an hourly rate of $55.00 -  $65.00 depending on the candidate’s level of skills, experience and knowledge associated with the role.

Working with a team of vets and vet nurses, this diverse and interesting role will provide the successful candidates with an opportunity to:

  • Deliver excellence in medical and surgical service to shelter clients
  • Work on occasions with special interest practitioners in ophthalmology, ultrasonography, internal medicine and orthopaedic surgery
  • Help in emergency response situations
  • Assist the RSPCA Education and Learning team to facilitate programs educating the Victorian community on the welfare of animals
  • Benefit from assistance with study leave and financial support for CPD requirements and studies.

Applicants will be required to work over a rotating roster which includes weekends and public holidays as required.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have the following skills, experience, qualifications and licenses:

  • Strong interest in animal welfare, shelter medicine and small animal medicine and surgery
  • Be a registered Veterinary surgeon in Victoria
  • Capability to conduct semi-complex clinical consultations and routine surgical procedures independently with support when required.
  • Hold a Victorian drivers’ license (desirable), radiation use license and microchipping implantation certificate
  • Have previous experience working in a fast-paced and busy practice
  • Strong communication skills: both verbal and written, and exceptional organisational skills
  • Ability to operate as a team player, contributing enthusiasm and building effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Possess resilience and the ability to bounce back from occasional setbacks
  • Desire to work with the community to improve animal welfare outcomes

How to Apply

For further information, please contact our Chief Veterinarian, Emma Bronts at

If you‘d like to work with our team and make a difference to the protection and welfare of all animals, please visit the advertisement for this position on our website at and download the position description (top right-hand corner).

Click Apply Online to submit your application. Please upload your cover letter and resume as one PDF document.

Job Ref: HA000013
Submitted: 24-01-2019

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