Website RSPCA Victoria
Our Clinics have teams of highly-skilled Vets & Nurses who make sure that the welfare of pets always comes first, and who are responsible for providing care to our shelter animals, as well privately owned pets in the community.
- Want to make a difference in animal welfare with a leading not-for-profit organisation?
- Exciting opportunity to lead, manage and mentor a team of veterinarians and veterinary nurses
- Full-time position based in Epping
RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.
Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values – clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration – set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.
About the Role
We are seeking a qualified and experienced Veterinarian to lead, manage and mentor a team of passionate veterinarians and veterinary nurses at our RSPCA (Victoria) Epping Animal Welfare Facility.
Reporting to our Chief Veterinarian, this position will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large and constantly changing population of animals delivering high quality care to ensure good welfare to animals presented to the Epping Animal Welfare Facility and enhance RSPCA Victoria as the leading animal welfare agency in shelter medicine.
As our new Senior Veterinarian, you will:
- Provide leadership, management and supervision to our Clinic team members, including Veterinarians, our Veterinary Nurse Team Leader and Veterinary Nurses.
- Deliver quality veterinary care advice, be able to work up complex cases and carry out complex medical and surgical procedures.
- Oversee rostering, recruitment of clinic team members and performance management of staff.
- Work with our Veterinary team to formulate best practice medical protocols and procedures, and continually measure and improve these.
- Work under the guidance of our Chief Veterinarian and in conjunction with the Animal Care team to ensure successful intake, sheltering, medical care and adoption of the shelter population.
- Develop and implement internal training strategies to enhance veterinary knowledge and skills of clinic staff.
- Provide accurate, current and reliable veterinary information and advice to internal stakeholders.
- Assist with business planning and budgeting processes.
- Act as a spokesperson for the RSPCA upon request.
- Be able to apply for the Wotherspoon Estate Professional Development Scholarship.
- Have access 5 days study leave per each year of service.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have the following skills and experience:
- Proven experience managing and supervising a team, with demonstrated leadership skills required to mentor and coach veterinarians and a team of veterinary nurses.
- Advanced medical and surgical skills with the experience required to conduct complex clinical consultations and surgical procedures independently and manage clinic activities and development.
- The ability to operate as a team player & generate enthusiasm in the team.
- Have previous experience working in a fast-paced and busy practice.
- The ability to build effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Exceptional organisational skills.
- Resilience and the ability to bounce back from occasional setbacks.
- A strong interest in animal welfare and a desire to work with people to improve animal welfare outcomes.
- Able to work 38 hours per week across a seven-day rotating roster including weekends and public holidays as required.
You will also be required to the hold the following licences and qualifications:
- Registered veterinary surgeon in Victoria.
- Hold an Australian driver’s licence.
- Hold a radiation use licence and microchipping implantation certificate.
- Be willing to participate in a national criminal history check as part of the recruitment process for this role.
For further information about this role, please contact Dr Emma Bronts, Chief Veterinarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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