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Veterinary Surgeon / Wildlife Vet - Koala Hospital Australia

Veterinary Surgeon, Small Animal Vet

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Full time


Veterinary Surgeon, Small Animal Vet


$90k to $110k

Job description

British and Irish Vets wanted!  
Full-time – 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with the occasional need to assist or provide advice out of hours. Part-time, job share arrangements may be considered.

Salary range $90,000 to $110,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Our client the Koala Conservation Australia is one of the leading authorities in Koala rehabilitation, education and training, conservation and research. It is a not-for-profit organisation. It is also internationally recognised for its wild Koala conservation work.

About the job
This role provides you with the opportunity to play a lead role in koala conservation as the Superintendent Veterinarian of the Koala Hospital. You will be assisted by trained volunteers. The veterinarian’s role is to admit, examine and treat all koala patients using best practice diagnostics such as sonography, pathology and radiology. The Vet will be expected to participate and collaborate with universities and institutions in all aspects of wild koala research as well as in house research programmes.

We are seeking a registered veterinarian with a minimum of one year clinical experience who has a demonstrated interest in working with wildlife. A veterinarian with post graduate qualifications is desirable. The role also involves managing and training volunteers so a demonstrated ability to do this is desirable.

Key Requirements
Degree in Veterinary Science with a minimum of one year clinical experience. The incumbent must provide evidence that they satisfy the statutory and professional requirements to practice in New South Wales (registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board).
Driver’s licence.
Zoo practice or residency training; memberships of ANZCVS in wildlife or Master in Wildlife Health or equivalent or further postgraduate studies are desirable.
Demonstrated experience in working with wildlife, including understanding of:
The role of rehabilitation in wildlife conservation and management
The regulatory frameworks and requirements involved in wildlife rehabilitation and captive program management
Best practice hospital management systems
Best practice in wild koala clinical care and management, including demonstrated ultrasonography skills and experience.
Experience and skills in managing people and service delivery, with experience in working in a volunteer-based organisation an advantage.
Excellent verbal and written communication skill.
Demonstrated interest in pathology/histology/necropsy and undertaking research.
Certificate in First Aid or willingness to obtain.
Certificate 3 or Cert 4 in TAFE Captive Animal Management – Zookeeping is desirable but not essential.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Ciaran on +447748575420 or email a CV via the link below.

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