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Department: Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Australia Zoo has a large collection of exotic and native wildlife.

These duties are expected to be performed at a high standard and with a high level of compassion. Animal welfare considerations are paramount in the treatment and veterinary management of patients and are affected minimally by commercial or financial considerations.

Compassion and a commitment to conservation are an important part of this role.

Although your primary responsibility will be associated with Zoo animals within the zoo grounds and/or within the hospital wards, there will be a requirement to assist with wildlife when requested.

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Veterinarian with demonstrated Veterinary Zoo and Wildlife experience to join the team.

Employed Veterinarians are required to show a high level of professionalism, commitment and dedication to their roles, which may include long hours, after-hours calls, night-time work and weekend/ public holiday work. In return for this commitment the position allows a high degree of professional satisfaction, ability to contribute to an altruistic cause, the opportunity to contribute to field-based projects and research.

Essential Criteria

  • A degree in veterinary science and be registered or be eligible to be registered to practice as a veterinarian in Queensland.
  • Duty of care and ethics in providing exceptional care
  • Have or acquire a current license to use radiation sources from Queensland Health.
  • Be prepared to get vaccinated against Australian Bat Lyssavirus and maintain protective titres.
  • Able and willing to obtain firearms licenses endorsed for animal control/occupational use from Queensland Police Weapons Licensing Branch.
  • Maintain competency in the use of the darting equipment and other firearms.
  • Demonstrate ability to competently and safely work around venomous snakes and other venomous and dangerous wildlife.
  • Excellent customer service due to frequent interactions with members of the public during tours.
  • Experience in the field of zoo and wildlife medicine.
  • Basic knowledge of emergency medicine principles, ultrasonography and surgical orthopedic procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of native Australian wildlife medicine.
  • Basic knowledge of animal husbandry and wildlife species natural history, including hand-raising of wildlife species.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work within a large group of people.
  • Good time management and organization skills to work in a busy practice with high numbers of patients daily.
  • Ability to be attend on-call sessions as the Wildlife Hospital is open 24/7
  • Ability to communicate our mission of conservation to guests and the general public
Please note that this advertisement may be removed prior to the end date listed.

    Apply for this job below. Applications close 28th of January 2019

    Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

    • Education history
    • Employment history
    • References
    • Any qualifications you may have eg First Aid
    • Any achievements you may like to tell us about
    • your availability (what hours can you work)
    • A resume in .pdf or .doc format
    • Any other info that may support your application

    Please allow 20 minutes to complete the application.