The RSPCA Qld Wildlife Clinic is seeking a wildlife veterinarian to join their team based at the world class Animal Care Campus Wildlife Hospital in Wacol, Brisbane.
About the RSPCA Qld Wildlife Hospital:
Over 22,000 sick, injured or orphaned wildlife patients were admitted to the RSPCA Qld Wildlife Clinic in 2019. Additionally, the clinic provides veterinary care to over 1500 pet birds and 300 pet reptiles every year. The hospital is fully equipped with surgical theatre, orthopaedic equipment, digital radiography, and ultrasonography. You will join a team of two full time and five part time veterinarians supported by a team of experienced and passionate veterinary nurses.
The Clinic operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This role will best suit those who thrive in a fast-paced environment with a high case load. Wildlife patients are admitted to the hospital via members of the public, RSPCA animal ambulances and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation groups. Wildlife cases in care with rehabilitators are also seen on an outpatient basis. Successful applicants will be required to work four 10-hour shifts per week. This position will involve a mix of day and evening shifts. Regular weekend work will be required.
What you will need to be successful:
- Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent and registration with Queensland’s Veterinary Surgeons Board;
- At least 2 years’ experience working as a clinical veterinarian;
- Current radiation user licence;
- Completed lyssavirus vaccination course (or willingness to obtain);
- Good medical and surgical skills;
- Good time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure;
- The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently when required;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Prior experience with Australian native wildlife would be considered an advantage. Part of your role will also be attending to domestic animals who arrive in critical condition during the night shift, as the campus also has a Domestic Animal Hospital.
The ordinary working hours for the successful incumbent will be 40 hours per week with hours being rostered over 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a rotating roster. This position will involve regular night work with some day shifts. Regular weekend work will be required.
Shifts for this position are 10 hours, and night shifts are from 10pm to 8am.
Only people with the right to work in this country may apply for this position.