Permanent full-time position available

We have an opportunity to be part of one of the most dynamic and supportive shelter veterinary teams in South Australia. We provide critical veterinarian services to animals arriving to our care by ensuring the health and welfare needs are met and are of the highest standards.

About us

At the Animal Welfare League (AWL), we value the lives of people and pets, and encourage a community that values the human-animal bond for mutual wellbeing and enrichment.

By becoming a part of the AWL family, you will be assisting in the successful rehabilitation and rehoming of lost and abandoned animals from across South Australia and be part of a team that leads the industry in animal welfare practices.

About our Animal Care Centre

The purpose-built vet clinic has two operating theatres with three heated surgical tables, five consult rooms, separate cat and dog wards, IM3 dental machine, V5 anaesthetic monitoring, in-house bloods, digital x-ray, low-stress animal enclosures and fear-free design features. We do not offer veterinary services to the public, so interaction with clients is limited to foster care consultations only.

About the position

We are seeking a full-time experienced veterinarian to join our team of 3 vets and 6 vet nurses.  Working a 37.5hrs week between 8:00am and 4:00pm including one in four weekends. There is no after-hours work.

Working closely with the veterinary and animal care teams to ensure sound veterinary medical practices, the Veterinarian -

  • Provides animal care for all shelter animals, including health examinations, diagnostics, treatments, routine surgeries and consultations with our foster carers
  • Ability to perform routine surgical procedures and dental procedures
  • Maintains accurate and complete medical records
  • Will work as part of a three vet and five nurse team
  • Employee benefits include Income Protection Insurance

About you

This role will suit someone who is flexible, energetic, intuitive and motivated with the following skills and experience -

  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding of issues relating to animal welfare
  • Knowledge of procedures used in administering and monitoring anaesthesia, providing emergency care, and performing routine surgeries and dental procedures
  • Knowledge of cat and dog breeds, basic animal behaviour and low-stress handling
  • Current registration with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia
  • Knowledge and understanding of state veterinary legislations

Please address your application to the People, Culture & Safety Advisor and email to

Applications for this position must address the essential criteria of the job description and be accompanied by a covering letter and current CV.

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