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 Qld presents an exciting opportunity for a qualified Wildlife Vet Nurse to join their team at the Wildlife Hospital based in Wacol.

In your day-to-day duties, you will work with a variety of exciting Australian species as a member of a fun and dynamic team. You will be provided with opportunities to further your professional development with regular onsite training and guidance from an experienced team of veterinary staff. 


In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Being a part of a wonderful team of people committed to animal welfare;
  • Care for iconic native species including Koalas, lizards, bats and many more!
  • Assist the veterinarians in treating animals;
  • Perform routine medical and laboratory tests;
  • Participate in wider organisational events and projects (foster program, media & events);
  • Perform daily cleaning and maintenance duties;
  • Assist with emergency surgeries;
  • Work in a 24 hours hospital with rotating roster.

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • A Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (or Australian recognised equivalent);
  • Previous surgical nursing and emergency and critical care experience with companion animals would be highly regarded;
  • The ability to work autonomously;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • An interest in native wildlife and animal welfare;
  • Previous native wildlife or emergency experience in highly regarded but not required.

What do we offer?

  • On-site café and pet store with staff discounts;
  • Various discounts for staff from our generous suppliers;
  • Be a part of a purpose driven organisation where the work you do really does have an impact on the welfare of animals;
  • An environment that is centred around growth, helping you develop, thrive & shine;
  • Access to family friendly health and wellbeing support;
  • A fun and inclusive team culture.

We are seeking 2x Part Time Parental Leave 12 month contracts, working a min of either 16 or 24 hours per week and based at our RSPCA Wildlife Hospital in Wacol. 


Working hours are across a 7-day roster, with weekend work and some night shifts required. Remuneration is as per the RSPCA Qld Enterprise Agreement for Veterinary Staff with a starting pay rate of $27.02 per hour (Certificate IV qualified or equivalent). Junior rates may apply.


How to apply:

Are you a great team player with a keen eye for detail, a strong self-starter with the ability to think outside the box and energised by an incredible purpose and passion to achieve the best outcomes for animals everywhere. If so, we would like to hear from you!

Please email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter outlying your skills and experience in relation to role.