RSPCA Queensland is a non-government, community-based charity dedicated to improving the lives of domestic, farmed and native animals in Queensland. Our mission statement is simple but powerful: Together We Change Lives.

RSPCA Queensland has Domestic Hospitals located in Wacol, Dakabin, and Toowoomba, as well as clinics in Noosa and Cairns providing care to over 17,000 domestic animals every year.

About the role

The Hospital operates 7am-8pm, 7 days a week. This role will best suit those who thrive in a fast-paced environment with a varied case load. Domestic patients are admitted to the hospital via members of the public, RSPCA animal ambulances, our Community Outreach program, Inspectorate and internal transfers from regional shelters. Your role will require you to work as part of a dynamic team within the veterinary clinic and surgery.

  • Provide high quality veterinary care (both medical and surgical) to all animals presented to the clinic.
  • Ensure high quality medical records are maintained for all patients.
  • Ensure a high standard of communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Help to ensure good welfare outcomes are achieved for each and every patient.
  • Ensure the values of the RSPCA QLD are upheld amongst domestic veterinarians, veterinary nurses and clinic assistants.
  • Participate in approved research projects as directed by the head scientist.
  • Regularly attend domestic veterinary team and general staff meetings.
  • Attend RSPCA events including Community activation days and fundraising days. 

Who are we looking for?

  • A BVSc, DVM or equivalent is required.
  • Required 5+ years' experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well & multi-task under pressure in a high-volume, busy hospital environment.
  • Maintain appropriate certificates as required to continuing professional development.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written).
  • Excellent relationship building skills within your team and across departments.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, including high attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks within a busy work schedule.
  • Ability to establish solutions for complex problems whilst working autonomously and collaborating as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Genuine interest in animal welfare and the objectives of RSPCA Qld.
  • Ability to perform physical duties including manual handling, and an ability to handle a minimum weight of 10 kilos.

We currently have full-time positions (working 38 hours per week) and part-time positions (16hrs minimum per week) available, based at our Wacol Animal Care Campus with opportunities to work across other RSPCA Queensland shelters.

This position will involve a mix of day and evening shifts with regular weekend work required. Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. Previous welfare experience is an asset but not essential.

Benefits and culture

  • We offer a flexible working environment.
  • Health & Lifestyle benefits – Access to Lifeworks EAP, 6 weeks paid or 12 weeks half-paid Parental leave, Companion Animal leave, Study leave, Volunteer leave and other leave options.
  • Free on-site parking, free animal adoption options, branded uniforms, discounts to the onsite World for Pets store and on-site café, free pet vaccines, 40% off Royal Canin pet food and much more!
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with our provider, Salary Packaging Australia.
  • Access to a range of learning and development opportunities that will benefit and support you in your role.
  • Countless opportunities to interact with the animals in our care.
  • Be a part of a purpose driven organisation where the work you do really does have an impact on the welfare of animals.

How to apply:

Please click here or visit and search using the keywords ‘Veterinarian’, location ‘Wacol’ and follow the application instructions. Please include a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining the following:

  • Looking for Full time or Part time employment.
  • Please provide a brief summary of your clinical/diagnostic and/or surgical experience.
  • Please tell us your yearly salary expectations.

Only people with the right to work in this country may apply for this position.