We are recruiting!

Associate veterinarian

Are you a veterinarian with a passion for travel and unique cultural experiences? Would you like to live in a quintessential tropical South Pacific Paradise that is home to the friendliest people while doing your part to improve the welfare of owned and stray cats and dogs?

An exciting opportunity exists for a passionate, committed veterinarian in our busy, non-profit animal shelter and clinic in the beautiful Fiji Islands.

The SPCA Fiji Islands is a small animal shelter and veterinary clinic located in the heart of Fiji’s capital city of Suva. In addition to providing veterinary services to stray animals and our shelter population,  our team of veterinarians, veterinary interns and veterinary nurses provides a broad range of veterinary services to client-owned cats and dogs through our clinic and surgery. SPCA has basic facility for examinations, radiography and surgery, and ongoing works for the comfort of shelter animals.

The role offers a diverse medical and surgical caseload in a supportive environment, with access to mentorship and liaison with other veterinarians in Fiji. Our clinic offers rich and diverse experiences that are often unavailable in larger clinics in more developed countries. Our Head Veterinarian has years of experience working both in Fiji and abroad, and together with our experienced team of nurses and interns, is available to provide support and mentorship.

Salary will be paid in Fiji dollars at an attractive local rate commensurate with experience. The remuneration package will include shared accommodation, transport to and from SPCA, and opportunities for subsidised travel to some of Fiji’s most beautiful locations.  

Scroll down for the job description or download a copy. Please send a resumé detailing your qualifications and experience with a cover letter stating why you are interested in working at the SPCA Fiji Islands. Address your email to spca@connect.com.fj using the subject line “Associate Veterinarian 2022”.

For further information, please visit www.spcafiji.com or email us at spca@connect.com.fj

 

Applications close: 15 April 2022 .

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FULL TIME ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

This position is based in Suva, Fiji at the SPCA Clinic and Shelter.

 

The  Associate  Veterinarian will work in collaboration with the SPCA Senior Veterinarian to develop a work plan and roster that will enable the most efficient and cost effective approach to providing clinic and shelter services and attending to outreach clinics. 

 

The Veterinarian will follow the Standard Operating Procedures of the SPCA and liaise with the Senior Veterinarian as needed.

 

The Veterinarian will:

  1. Provide quality veterinarian services and support to all our clients and shelter animals.

  2. Provide consulting services and assist with SPCA’s client and shelter desexing surgeries.

  3. Support the SPCA’s community outreach and welfare programmes through paid community clinics.

  4. Apply and promote best possible practice in the running of the Clinic and Shelter, including ensuring hygiene and cleanliness in all areas and proper maintenance of clinic equipment.

  5. Ensure all relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed and, where gaps are identified, make the Senior Veterinarian aware of this.

  6. Ensure all medical, nutritional and welfare (physical, emotional) needs of shelter animals are addressed.

  7. Ensure cleanliness and proper care level throughout the shelter and clinic environments.

  8. Alert the Clinic and Shelter Manager of any OHS issues promptly and take steps to ensure the safety of other staff, clients and animals until such issues are rectified.

  9. Advise the Senior Vet and Clinic/Shelter Manager on stock needs or issues.

  10. Promote SPCA’s culture of continuous learning and growth and participate in staff meetings, retreats and professional development programmes.