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• Casual Position available (no guaranteed minimum hours per week)
• Degree in Veterinary Science, from a recognised tertiary institution or the equivalent academic qualifications
• Work with a team where the animals are your clients.
• LGO6 ($60.77- $64.85) per hour- Based on skills, qualifications and experience.

Why Choose Us

Townsville City Council is the largest local government authority in Northern Australia.

We are committed to creating value by growing Townsville through driving economic diversity and generating an enriching lifestyle.

Our organisation provides and maintains over $7b worth of community assets including water and wastewater network and treatment, bridges, drainage, roads, waste management, community facilities, sporting venues and more. We contribute to an active lifestyle for our residents and visitors through events, providing recreational facilities, protecting the natural environment and heritage, while creating a mentally and physically healthy... city.

We lead creation of a city for this and future generations by focusing on our transition to a circular economy that is resilient to social, financial and environmental shocks.

We are a Council led by our community to create an exciting and dynamic future.

Townsville City Council is growing Townsville.

About The Role

As the Townsville City Council Veterinary Surgeon you will contribute to the care of all animals in the animal care and adoption centre. This position is responsible for managing the vet clinic with an emphasis on infectious disease control and prevention, animal care, behaviour assessment, environmental enrichment and medical consultations and centre surgeries.

This position will also work closely with the Animal Care and Adoption Centre team to teach basic identification and treatment of animal illnesses and injuries, behaviour assessment, animal population health management and environmental enrichment.

As the Townsville City Council Veterinary Surgeon you will play a pivotal role in collaborating with the community and the animal industry to promote the responsible pet ownership messages of Council. The position will also play a role in the implementation of key programs across the community.

About You

Our ideal applicant will have:
• Degree in Veterinary Science, from a recognised tertiary institution or the equivalent academic qualifications that meet the requirements for registration as a Veterinarian in Queensland.
• Two or more years of veterinary experience is preferred. However, candidates with lesser experience that possess a keen interest in shelter work will also be considered.
• Ability to direct the team and make the appropriate decisions for final outcomes.
• Strong surgical skills especially in spay/neuter procedures.
• Strong interest in animal welfare.
• Possession of a radiation licence that is valid in QLD (or ability to obtain licence).
• Drive to continue upskilling knowledge in veterinarian care and science, including changes in legislation.
• Advanced levels in recordkeeping and reporting.
• Well-developed skills in behavioural identification and handling of unpredictable, aggressive and dangerous domestic animals.
• Experience in managing the operations of a vet clinic.
• Ability to mentor, train and provide guidance to the vet nurse and other members of the Animal Care and Adoption Centre team.
• Advanced levels of problem solving and resourcefulness in performing the role.
• Advanced level of interpersonal skills including the ability to relate in an authoritative and diplomatic manner, particularly in dispute and confrontational situations.
• Well-developed level of organisational, prioritisation and time management skills.
• Experience in effectively and positively dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and the public in an educative and compliance focused environment.
• Intermediate skills in Microsoft applications.
• Current unrestricted ‘C’ class drivers licence.
• Animal Shelter / Pound experience (desirable).
• Ability to work extended hours when reasonably required.
• Demonstrated experience role modelling a positive safety culture and adherence to the Health Safety Management Systems through visible leadership and exercising due diligence and management of compliance and legislative obligations.

Applications should be submitted through the 'Apply' button and include a Cover Letter (maximum 2 pages), Resume outlining previous academic and work experience and must include attachments of the relevant qualifications and licenses, relating to the role.


For further information review the Position Description.

Closing Date: 11.45pm Sunday 24th March 2024

What We Offer
• Long Service Leave available pro rata after seven years
• Up to *13.5% Superannuation employer contribution for contributing members
• Salary Sacrifice opportunities
• Learning and Development opportunities
• Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership to selected gym, pool, and yoga facilities
• Employee Loyalty Program offering discounts at selected local businesses
• Employee Assistance Program
• Active Family Social Club

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, encouraged, and respected. People from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with diverse gender identities and sexualities, people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, and veterans) are encouraged to apply!

If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact [email protected] for a confidential discussion.

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Townsville City QLD Australia


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