The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Western Australia (RSPCA WA) is the state's leading voice in animal welfare. On an average day, we employ around 90 staff and we have the support of an amazing group of volunteers. Together, our team works diligently toward preventing animal cruelty.

About this opportunity

The veterinary clinic based at the RSPCA WA shelter in Malaga provides services for the shelter animals and the RSPCA WA Inspectorate. The facility is fully equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound, surgivet monitor, in house biochemistry, CBC and pulse oximetery equipment. The role involves work in surgery, shelter and wards. As we do not offer a veterinary service to the public, there is no reception work, but the role does still require liaison between departments and basic administration.

This locum role is aimed at a Level 4 Veterinary Nurse who is able to work unsupervised and does not require supervision from a veterinary surgeon for general, and more complex, nursing tasks.


  • Carry out all nursing tasks without instruction including (but not limited to);
    • preparation of animals for surgery.
    • anaesthetic monitoring.
    • co-ordination of clinic admissions.
    • stock control.
    • conduct radiography under instruction from veterinarian.
    • help with more junior staff members.
  • Provide assistance to volunteers and other nursing/support staff as required and maintain a friendly, helpful manner at all times.
  • Provide general animal care, including feeding, cleaning, exercising of animals in care, without requiring any veterinary supervision or requiring additional assistance.
  • Assist with providing feedback/information to foster carers on current medical status and appropriate care/treatment, either prior to the animal going on foster or after a re-check, as required.
  • Be willing to assist or handle a wide variety of animals, with appropriate training as required. Advise other team members on how to do this safely and do this in a manner to reduce potential for harm to both persons and animals at all times
  • Comply with workplace policies and procedures, including Occupational Safety and Health and Equal Opportunity legislation.

Skills and experience

  • Competent Nurse who is able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Certificate 4, Qualified, Veterinary Nurse.
  • Driver's License.


We confidently fight the good fight to prevent animal cruelty, we work hard, we're highly skilled, we believe in what we do and we have a great time doing it!


It's a rewarding day at work when everything you do counts toward a great cause!
Free onsite parking

How to Apply

If you are looking for a role that will challenge and inspire - APPLY NOW.

Please apply via Seek: Locum Veterinary Nurse

Your application must include: 

  • An application letter that outlines the skills and experience you would bring to this role, as well as your salary expectations.
  • A concise CV

For further information, please contact RSPCA WA Human Resources.