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Veterinarian - Burwood East
  • Best of both worlds – deliver excellence in medical and surgical service to private clients and gain exposure to shelter medicine
  • Make a difference in animal welfare with a leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Multiple positions available
  • Burwood East location

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 currently have multiple opportunities for experienced Vet’s to join our Burwood East team including full-time, part-time and casual.

As a Vet with the RSPCA no two days are the same. In this role, you will experience working with a large and varied caseload, shelter medicine and small animal medicine, various routine and complex surgeries and a supportive team around you. The clinic team of over 40 Vets and Vet Nursing staff work in a hospital which is fully computerised and well-equipped, including state of the art ultrasound, digital and dental x-rays, iM3 dental and IDEXX diagnostic equipment.

The diverse and interesting role will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to:

  • Deliver excellence in medical and surgical service to private clients
  • Gain exposure to unique shelter animal work, including working with an in-house Animal Behaviour team
  • Work with and learn from special interest practitioners, in areas such as medicine and orthopaedics
  • Develop special interest skills through CPD opportunities including 5 days Study leave per year, annual CPD allowance, and Wotherspoon Scholarship
  • Support our crucial Inspectorate casework, providing veterinary services to animals which are subject to cruelty allegations
  • Further develop mentoring skills and take on leadership roles within the team and organisation
  • Help in emergency response situations
  • Assist the RSPCA Education and Learning team to facilitate programs educating the Victorian community on the welfare of animals.

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

  • Victoria Veterinary surgeon registration with minimum of 4-5 years experience working as a full time Veterinarian
  • The capability to conduct simple to complex clinical consultations and surgical procedures independently
  • The ability and desire to coach/mentor less experienced Vets
  • Strong communication skills: both verbal and written, and exceptional organisational skills
  • The ability to operate as a team player, generate enthusiasm in the team and build effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Resilience and a strong collaborative drive
  • A desire to work with the community to improve animal welfare outcomes
  • Victorian drivers' licence, radiation use license and microchipping implantation certificate
  • For Full-time position: Availability to work 38h/week across a seven-day rotating roster, which includes 1 in 4 weekends and some public holidays.

How to Apply

For further information, please contact our Senior Vets, Dr Stefanie Smith, Dr. Rebecca Belousoff or Dr. Kiki Raghavan on 9224 2222. 

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. 

Job Ref: JT000199
Submitted: 22-05-2019
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