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Veterinarian - Full Time (Pearcedale)
  • Work for Victoria’s leading animal welfare charity & help us end animal cruelty 
  • Do you want to be practicing high quality surgery and medicine in a way that will make a real impact on the welfare of all creatures, great and small? 
  • Full time position available at our Pearcedale clinic! 

About the role 

The Veterinarian is responsible for the provision of quality veterinary services for shelter and private animals in veterinary clinics operated by RSPCA Victoria, contributing to the achievement of the best possible welfare outcome for every animal in our care.

What we are looking for from you 

  • A Bachelor of Veterinary Science, current Victorian Veterinary surgeon registration, microchipping license and radiation license;
  • Ideally 2-3 years minimum experience, we may wave this for exceptional candidates
  • Capability to conduct simple to complex clinical consultations and surgical procedures independently appropriate to level of veterinary experience;
  • Ability and desire to coach less experienced staff;
  • Ability to operate as a team player, generate enthusiasm in the team and build effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Resilience and a strong collaborative drive;
  • A desire to work with the community to improve animal welfare outcomes

What we can offer you 

  • A broad range of leave entitlements, including annual leave, personal leave, additional leave (6 days per year pro-rata), purchased leave, paid parental leave, study leave and paid family and domestic violence leave 
  • Recognised by Mental Health First Aid Australia, as an advanced workplace - Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services and education programs
  • Generous discount on products and services, including Royal Canine pet food, Hush Puppies footwear and RSPCA Victoria retail and vet clinic products and services 
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with leading provider, Maxxia 
  • Access to a range of learning and development opportunities that will benefit and support you in your role 

Qualifications and other requirements

  • Victorian driver’s licence, radiation use licence and microchipping implantation certificate;
  • Availability to work across a seven-day rotation roster, including 1 in 4 weekends and some public holidays;
  • A current tetanus vaccination (or willingness to obtain one).

How to apply 

If you'd like to explore the successfully balancing a career and family and truly get back to what inspired you to become a vet forward your expression of interest and CV to Bronwyn at for a confidential discussion.

If this role is of interest to you, submit your application with your cover letter and resume, addressing how you meet the selection criteria.

* Please note that we are actively reviewing applications and to apply as soon as possible *

RSPCA Victoria is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are welcome to access RSPCA Victoria’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy here.  

Job Ref: RT000485
Submitted: 08-11-2023

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