The Lost Dogs' Home is proud to be Australia's largest animal shelter, helping thousands of lost and abandoned animals each year. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing outstanding veterinary care to animals who find their way to us.
In the shelter, we provide veterinary treatment and care for animals as we prepare them for life with a new family. This means you will have the opportunity to perform complex workups on shelter patients, collaborate with a veterinary behaviour team, undertake surgery, and have the opportunity for further development in the unique area of shelter medicine
About the role:
At Lost Dogs Home Cranbourne, you will receive the right balance of support and challenges as you are empowered to develop your own shelter skill sets. As we do not offer a veterinary service to the public at the Cranbourne Shelter, there is no requirement for client consultations in this role.
You will be undertaking sole charge responsibilities only on Saturday's (with potential to expand to Sunday's), all other days of the week you will have the support of another Vet.
On a day-to-day basis you will be:
• Providing diagnostics, treatment and care to lost and abandoned animals at the Cranbourne shelter
• Medical and surgical examinations in a shelter setting
• Conducting incoming animal checks if indicated
• Undertaking clinical examinations of animals in our care
• Undertaking routine surgical procedures.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and committed veterinarian who practices and performs to a high standard of care in small animal medicine and surgery. Additionally, you will have:
- 3+ years of previous experience as a veterinarian (preferred)
- Well-developed clinical and soft tissue surgical skills
- Sound emotional maturity and animal welfare ethics
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong leadership skills and ability to delegate tasks effectively
What we can offer you:
- Monday – Friday role, with a rotating 9am – 1pm shift on Saturday’s
- Excellent remuneration, including support and financial assistance for approved studies and developmental activities
- Large and varied caseload comprising of both small animal medicine and surgery and animal welfare
- Internal support where needed from the greater Lost Dogs Vet Team of 10+ vets with special interests in areas such as shelter medicine, orthopaedics, internal medicine, feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, behaviour and ultrasonography
- Opportunities to further develop your surgical skills
We have a wonderful team of staff who are very welcoming, will support you in your role and work cooperatively in a tight knit team to support this animal welfare initiative.
If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to be successful in this role, please click the ‘apply’ button, ensuring you have attached your cover letter and current resume in Word or PDF format. If you have any questions regarding this position, please email email@example.com
The successful applicant will be required to complete satisfactory background screening checks.
The Lost Dogs’ Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.