Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
(by appointment only)

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Employment Opportunities

RSPCA ACT offers a range of exciting roles at a variety of levels. From time to time, opportunities become available and are filled through a merit-based process. Core skills needed for all roles at RSPCA ACT include:

An empathy for and understanding of animal welfare
Outgoing personality embodying a willingness to always improve
Loyalty, honesty, integrity and personal maturity
Able to balance passion with integrity and common sense

RSPCA adopts an equal employment philosophy. Successful candidates are required to submit a police check and in some circumstances, a medical examination may be sought.

RSPCA ACT offers:
Free parking
Subsidised Veterinary Care for your pet
A range of other employee benefits

Available Positions

About RSPCA ACT

RSPCA ACT’s mission is the prevention to cruelty to animals in the ACT. We are the only animal shelter for all species, as well as, full time animal welfare Inspectorate in the greater Canberra community. Our 60+ staff members and hundreds of volunteers care for thousands of abused, neglected, abandoned, injured, sick and unwanted animals every year.

Click here to read more about our history and our mission.

Veterinarians – Full-time, Part-time, Casual and New Grads

RSPCA (ACT) Inc.

Veterinarians – Full-time, Part-time, Casual and New Grads

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ACT is Australia’s prominent animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. The RSPCA ACT is committed to the care and welfare of animals, providing extensive professional facilities, including a fully equipped veterinary hospital with dedicated staff to care for animals.

The RSPCA ACT is currently seeking highly motivated, experienced and skilled veterinarians with a passion for good people relationships and high-quality animal care and welfare to join our team in Weston Creek. You will be working with 2 experienced veterinarians and be supported by our team of trained nurses. The clinic is fully equipped with digital X-ray, ultrasound, Im3 dental equipment and in house Idexx diagnostics.

There is a large and varied workload which includes providing veterinary support to our RSPCA ACT inspector cruelty cases, looking after the health of our shelter animals and in the future, operating a small animal clinic that focuses on desexing and preventative health. Reporting to the Vet Clinic manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that a high standard of animal care and customer service is provided in compliance with legal requirements.

There are opportunities to join us on either a full time, part time or casual basis that may require weekends, some public holiday and on-call work. We also welcome New Grads to apply.

RSPCA ACT offers a number of employee benefits.

To apply for the position you will need to download the following documents:

Job Description

Health Declaration

Personal Information Cover Sheet

Applications are to be emailed to employment@rspca-act.org.au

Veterinary Nurse Positions - Permanent Part-time and Casual

Veterinary Nurse Positions
Permanent Part-time and Casual

RSPCA ACT veterinary clinic have exciting opportunities available for enrolled or qualified Veterinary Nurses. The permanent part-time role is 3-4 days a week and casual hours are flexible and are on an as-needed basis.

We are looking for candidates that are team players, self-motivated, adaptable, have excellent time-management and communication skills to team members and customers.

The successful candidate will join our supportive nursing team and provide assistance to our veterinarians. Duties will include surgical and medical nursing, client education and reception support.

Salary and conditions are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010, Level 1 - 4, depending on experience and qualifications. The roles may include working Saturdays.

To be considered for this position you must address the selection criteria located in the relevant job description below and include a covering letter and your resume.

How to apply:

You will also need to download the following documents and include these with your application:
Health Declaration
Personal Information Cover Sheet

Job Descriptions (cover casuals as well):
Vet Nurse Level 4
Vet Nurse Assistant Level 3
ACA Level 1-2

Your resume and covering letter complete with your responses to the selection criteria, and the completed forms, are to be forwarded to sarah.mcintosh@rspca-act.org.au

Applications close 8th January 2020