- Finalist in "Outstanding Animal Shelter" awards - never a dull day
- Incredibly rewarding with extremely high success rate - thorough medical and surgical case management
- Full time, part time, and/or casual roles available following a refurbishment and ambitious new goals
Due to the complete refurbishment of our on-site clinic, we are seeking a passionate, friendly vet to join our team! Small but busy shelter clinic, thorough surgical and medical case workups, and the opportunity to feel great about your contribution to animal welfare. Minimal public customers, almost zero cost conversations, and extremely high success rates.
With a new setup, a new manager and a brand new way of working, you’ll be amazed at the scope and quality of care that you’re empowered to provide here at Cat Haven. We perform a wide range of interesting and life-saving surgeries that you rarely get to try in private practice, and we work up complex medical cases to the same degree, if not more so than many other clinics. We treat a vast majority of cats, and those which we can’t save are decided based on veterinary and behavioural advice rather than cost constraints.
Cat Haven is a busy, open-admission shelter that has been in operation since 1961, taking in over 8000 cats and kittens each year. Operating under the Getting to Zero model, we are proud of being able to save more than 90% of the cats that need our help each year and are constantly striving to do more. We’re a finalist (again) in the Jetpet Companion Animal Rescue Awards as an “Outstanding Animal Shelter”.
We’re a small but busy clinic where no two days are the same and you’ll never get bored. Shelter medicine is infinitely rewarding, and you’ll get to finish your week knowing you genuinely saved lives and made a difference to the welfare of 8000+ cats a year.
Took a friend’s cat to get a checkup and the vet was nothing but professional and dedicated to looking after the cat. Nothing was too small or large for the vet to look at and explained everything clearly and gave great advice. I would highly recommend them. Great job – Jarrod Fowler (Google Review)
About this role
Your duties will include surgery, dentals, consults (mainly with our foster carers) and treatment of cats/kittens in our rehoming programme.
Thanks to a refurbishment and an expansion of the team, we’re looking for a number of roles including part-time, full time and casuals to cover the larger team.
- Veterinary degree registerable in WA and rights to work in Australia
- Friendly, positive approach
- Enjoys a fast pace and the challenge of creating innovative solutions
- Genuine passion for cats and their welfare, including low-stress management and handling
- For new graduates, at least some experience with sterilisations would be ideal
- Experience or qualifications in behaviour, low-stress handling, shelter medicine or similar
Shenton Park is a highly desirable area in the inner suburbs of Perth, with nearby cafes for lunches.
While we have to responsibly balance salary expenditure with saving more lives, we’re proud to offer industry average rates.
While we can’t always offer benefits and bonuses that corporate clinics might, we instead offer 8hr days, no after hours, almost zero conversations with owners about money, and the knowledge that you’ve genuinely saved lives and made a difference every week.
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