Wildlife Veterinarian


We currently have a permanent position available for a clinical veterinarian based at the RSPCA Qld Wacol Animal Care Campus. The successful applicant will have a high degree of competency in the clinical aspects of veterinary medicine. As a member of the RSPCA’s wildlife veterinary team, the successful applicant will join a team of full-time and part-time veterinarians supported by veterinary nurses.

The position requires good oral and written communication skills. The ability to work well with people, function within a team approach to practice and to work under a diverse range of conditions is essential. In addition to clinical duties, the position will involve input into and active participation in the development and expansion of preventative medicine programs, gross pathology services, wildlife disease projects, nutrition and clinical research projects. A high standard of professionalism and veterinary care is expected, all staff are encouraged to strive for continual improvement.  

Our goal is to provide an exemplary standard of patient care, with a strong focus on animal welfare.  

In your role, you will provide veterinary clinical management of all wildlife patients and determine potential for their succesful return to the wild, as well as examine and provide professional expert advice and reports for cruelty cases dealt with by RSPCA Qld.

You will possess:

  • At least 5 years work experience in a large mixed veterinary practice, wildlife or zoological facility, specialist referral centre, or similar working environment.
  • Excellent clinical and organizational skills, attention to detail, an aptitude for problem-solving medicine and self-directed learning and plenty of initiative and flexibility.
  • A good sense of humour, excellent communication skills and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team including the domestic animal hospital.
  • Cultural sensitivity and a background in captive wildlife management or charitable veterinary work are beneficial.
  • Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years
  • A BVSc or equivalent degree registrable in Queensland and current Queensland registration to practise veterinary medicine;
  • A willingness to be trained, or demonstrable competence, in:
    • the handling of all Australian wildlife, including snakes and bats;
    • the use of firearms for tranquillisation or destruction of animals;
  • A willingness to be involved in filming or audio recording for news media or any other purpose related to the work of the RSPCA Qld.

More Info?

This is a full time position based at the Wacol Animal Care Campus.  The ordinary working hours for the successful incumbent shall be a nominal 40 hours per week, being 38 ordinary hours and two (2) reasonable additional hours.  After-hours calls and weekend work are shared amongst both domestic and wildlife veterinarians.  Salary is commensurate with experience and remuneration for on-call and after-hours attendance is in addition to the base salary.

Note: Only applicants that meet the above requirements will be considered.  If you do not meet the requirements for this role but are interested in getting involved with the RSPCA you may wish to consider volunteering - or contact

To Apply …

Applications should be forwarded to the Human Resources Manager via email on Ensure you place the title WILDLIFE VET in the subject box of your email.