Wildlife Veterinarian, Brisbane

Location: Wacol  |  Queensland  |  Australia
Sector: Vets
Consultant: Ashley Nichol
Job Reference: N4PQLD
Salary: $67000 - $87000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Wildlife Veterinarian – Night Shift

Our client, an animal welfare charity, presents an exciting opportunity for a passionate wildlife Veterinarian to join their team based at their world class wildlife animal hospital in Wacol, Brisbane.

Their wildlife hospital will deal with over 21,000 sick, injured or orphaned wildlife animals this year. The Hospital operates with both full time and part time staff. They receive animals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hospital is fully equipped with surgical theatre, orthopaedic equipment, digital radiography, and ultrasonography. Part of your role will also be attending to domestic animals who arrive in critical condition during the night shift, as the building also has a domestic pet hospital.

This role will best suit those who thrive in a fast paced environment. You will have both an internal case load as well as external case load with our existing wildlife carers.

What you will need to be successful:

• Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent and registration with Queensland’s Veterinary Surgeons Board;
• 2+ years’ experience working as a veterinarian;
• A willingness to be trained, or demonstrable competence, in the handling, treatment and rehabilitation of all native Australian wildlife;
• An aptitude for problem-solving medicine;
• Exceptional leadership, organisational and communication skills;
• Energy, flexibility, resilience, tenacity and adaptability to ensure that the best care is offered to every animal presented to the hospital;
• Current radiation user licence;
• Completed lyssavirus vaccination course.

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 usually from 10pm to 8am.