About the RSPCA Qld Wildlife Hospital

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 the largest and busiest Wildlife Hospital in the state, providing care to over 24,000 native animals every year. There are many factors that impact our native animals: natural disasters such as bushfire and droughts, dog attacks, road accidents and habitat loss. Every year our RSPCA Animal Ambulances attend over 24,000 rescue call outs for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.

About the role

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. Additionally, plans are underway to open a new RSPCA Qld Wildlife Centre of Excellence based at Redland Bay.

  • 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-hour hospital with rotating roster.

Who are we looking for?

  • 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.

We have two part time opportunities available:

  • Part time 32hr permanent role
  • Part time 32hr 6mth parental leave cover

Working 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 $28.57 per hour + Super (Certificate IV qualified or equivalent).

Benefits and culture

How to apply:

Please click here or visit www.seek.com.au and search using the keywords ‘Wildlife Vet Nurse’, location ‘Wacol’ and follow the application instructions. Please include a copy of your resume and cover letter.


We are an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to ensuring a fair and inclusive hiring process. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity, or experience, to join our diverse team.