Listed 13 days Ago

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time

Hours of work: 16 hours per week, Mondays & Tuesdays 8.30am-5.30pm + 11 additional hours per month (usually weekends)

Location: SPCA Christchurch Centre

Have you been seeking the next step in your career? A role that will make the most of your clinical experience? Do you find personal satisfaction in helping animals that are most in need? 

We are currently seeking a qualified Veterinarian to join the team at our on-site SPCA Veterinary Clinic on a part time basis. 

The role offers a great work environment with a highly experienced team of veterinary nurses and support staff, interesting medical & surgical cases and loads of experience with routine procedures. 

This is your chance to make an exciting, possibly long-considered move from private practice to shelter medicine!  This role provides both a unique personal challenge and satisfaction in the knowledge that you will make a real difference to the animals of New Zealand that need our help and care.  

What we can offer you

o An amazing opportunity to use your clinical skills in a shelter environment and make a real difference to New Zealand’s animals

o A workplace that provides the highest standards to all animals that need our care, including excellent treatment protocols, strict hygiene standards and fear free handling

o A highly experienced, friendly & passionate team of veterinary nurses and support staff, who always have your back

o Normal business hours and regular breaks, with no late evenings. 

o A hygienic, well laid out hospital that is equipped with a large open-plan prep room/non-sterile area, two roomy surgical theatres, separate cat and dog wards, IDEXX in-house lab diagnostic suite, high speed dental equipment and a dental x-ray unit, ultrasound, digital x-ray unit, and easy to use veterinary software

o Generous CPD benefits to encourage and assist vets to follow their passions

o  Attractive salary to work for the leading animal charity in New Zealand

o Onsite free parking 

Our ideal candidate will: 

• Be a fully qualified Veterinarian, with current professional registration 

• Have experience in clinical practice 

• Have experience and efficiency in surgical procedures, both routine and non-routine 

• Confidence and experience in handling a wide variety of animals (domestic, un-socialised and wildlife)

• Be able to prioritise and effectively manage workloads.

• Have sufficient computer skills; previous experience with Ezyvet software would be an advantage. 

• Have the ability to work in an environment that changes every day, and be passionate about both people and animals.

· Experience or understanding of Shelter medicine is preferred, but not essential 

· A sound understanding of, and empathy with, the goals and values of the SPCA

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1872. To find out more about us, go here

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now!  Please ensure you include a cover letter explaining why you would like to work for the SPCA and what you can bring to our organisation.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.     

Applications close on 19 February 2023.

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