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  • Join one of Victoria’s most recognised not-for-profit animal welfare organisation
  • Make a real difference to thousands of animals
  • Full-time position at our Peninsula site

About the RSPCA

We are a leading animal welfare charity that works to end cruelty to all animals. Our purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, animal care, and protection. We achieve this by actively promoting animal care and protection through awareness campaigns and education programs.We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an environment that is underpinned by our values: respect, consideration, clarity, accountability, expertise, and collaboration.

About the role

If you're looking for a change, ready to be involved in a variety of medical and surgical cases, and keen to embrace the diversity of private practice and shelter medicine, then this could be for you! We currently have an opportunity for either an experienced Veterinarian or a junior Veterinarian wanting to take the next career step to join our incredible clinic team located at our Peninsula site. As a Vet with RSPCA Victoria, no two days are the same. You will have the opportunity to learn and deliver excellence in medical and surgical services to private and shelter clients, contributing to the best possible welfare outcome for every animal in our care.

What we can offer you

  • A uniquely diverse role with the opportunity to expand your skillset in shelter medicine, private practice and animal welfare;
  • A great, cohesive and supportive team;
  • Encouraged work-life balance and a broad range of leave entitlements, including annual leave, personal leave, additional leave (6 days per year), purchased leave, paid parental leave (6 weeks) and family and domestic violence leave;
  • Development of special interest skills through CPD and scholarship opportunities, including an annual CPD allowance and 5 days of study leave per year;
  • Opportunities to be involved in special projects or pursue your special interest areas;
  • Access to our Employee and Volunteer Assistance Program (EVAP);
  • Generous discount on products and services, including pet food
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with leading provider, Maxxia;

What we are looking for from you

  • General Victorian Veterinary surgeon registration;
  • Capability to conduct simple to moderately complex clinical consultations and surgical procedures;
  • Resilience and a strong collaborative drive;
  • 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;
  • A desire to work with the community to improve animal welfare outcomes.

Qualifications and other requirements

  • Victorian driver’s licence, hold or are willing to receive an 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).
  • Current Covid-19 vaccination


How to apply

If you are interested in making a difference to animal welfare and the excitement of private and shelter medicine, please visit the advertisement for this position on our website at and download the position description (top right-hand corner). For further information, please contact Iain Mitchell, Senior Veterinarians on 5978 9000 or

Job Ref: RT000205
Submitted: 19-11-2021

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