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.

Veterinarian – Casual

RSPCA (ACT) Inc.

Veterinarians – Saturday Casual

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. 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.

RSPCA ACT is looking for veterinarian/s to work one to four Saturdays a month (dependant on your availability) at the Weston Shelter.

The veterinarian’s role is to provide veterinary support to the shelter and duties include:

  • Consultations
    • Arrival health checks
    • Rechecks and reviews
    • Pre-Adoption clearance
    • Foster carer support
  • Inpatient care
    • Medical support
    • Preparation for emergency care transfer
    • Data Entry
    • Patient histories
      *This is a non-surgical role however there may be the odd occasion that surgery may need to be performed.

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