Veterinary Surgeon

  • 60 Princess Highway, St Peters, 2044, NSW, AU
  • 419 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, 2016, NSW, AU
  • 196-204 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, 2023, NSW, AU

Job Description

Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic – St Peters

Southern Cross Vet has propositioned itself to be an “employer-of-choice” through flexible working conditions and attractive bonuses — not just salary increases. “Salary increases are great but a ‘lazy option’ in my opinion,” Sam Kovac tells SmartCompany. Instead, Southern Cross Vet offers a free team lunch every Wednesday, the opportunity to bring pets to work every day, and business class fares to Europe. “The business and first class tickets are available to be ‘unlocked’ by all staff after 6 months of tenure with Southern Cross Vet. An additional week of paid leave is given for all those who unlock this benefit,” Sam Kovac explains. And for those who don’t want to travel internationally — such as those with young children — Southern Cross Vet also offers an alternative, including long weekends away at five star resorts in Australia.

Some perks of joining our family include:

  • **We offer free return business class flights to any destination**
  • A generous CPD (Continuing Professional Allowance) with paid transport to and from conferences
  • Support in developing speciality such as such as dentistry, ophthalmology, or behaviour.
  • Open dog policy – feel free to bring your pet to work every day.
  • Quick and frequent access to public transport
  • Availability of parking if you have own vehicle.
  • Free weekly team lunches on ‘Weight-Gain’ Wednesdays
  • Provision of Fresh Fruit every week
  • Doona days – a day off to counter stress and just take some ‘me time’
  • SCV has tied up with Work Happy to ensure our employees get adequate mental support, life coaching and personal development if they need it. Mental Health of our employees is always a priority!

In order to be extra supportive, the management also provides weekend getaways and certain RAOK – “Random Acts of Kindness”. Last year, we went on a Christmas Boat Party!

About our Team and Culture

Our team is comprised of a bunch of highly enthusiastic and bright individuals. They readily challenge the traditional processes, take risks, and do what is right for the pet and pet owners – whether medically or surgically. They adapt quickly and work well in a fast-paced environment. Above all, they have a deep passion and love for animals, and enjoy spending time and taking care of them.

At Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic, we believe in providing you a nurturing environment and providing you the best opportunity to grow and develop in this role as well as in your career. In addition to the perks and benefits, we are also a VISA Approved employer, who are willing to help overseas vets achieve Permanent Residency in Australia through sponsorship.

We have an online presence like no other! Our presence on social media and our website gives us the ability to reach thousands of people on a weekly basis. This also provides you the opportunity to raise your profile if you wish to do so. Our unparalleled digital presence could add immeasurable value to your career, and you give digital relevance as well!

We are looking for a full or part time vet to join our team. Your enthusiasm, compassion, good sense of humour and love of what you do will make you fit in perfectly with our friendly and dedicated team. We have clinics in three of the liveliest locations in Sydney – St Peters, Surry Hills and Bellevue Hill.

The role is open to experienced candidates or recent graduates with a good easygoing disposition.

About Us:

Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic is a family-owned practice with fantastic clients, a majority of whom are insured. We pride ourselves in offering the best medical care available and in practicing Gold Standard medicine.

We are striving towards achieving the ASAVA Hospital of Excellence accreditation this year.
We offer some of the best technology and facilities comparable to most modern hospitals.

Just like most modern Veterinary Clinics we offer access to Ultrasound, CT scans, Digital X-ray and all the latest technology including Ligasure and Cayman surgical hand-pieces, supported by a remarkable, well-trained team of nurses. Our highly trained nurses are well equipped to perform clinical duties; freeing up time for our Doctors to focus on what they do best.

With all 3 clinics being in prime locations and well equipped for surgery, we rarely need to refer. We have contracted surgeons who perform our TTOs, MPLs and other orthopaedic surgeries as required – all inhouse. Additionally, our strong commitment to Laparoscopic Desexing and minimally invasive surgery not only ensures quicker recovery time for pets, but also means you’ll never need to spay a “fat” lab in heat again.

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About the Role:

At Southern Cross Vet, we strongly support individual growth by giving you every opportunity to advance in your field of interest. We encourage you to constantly advance yourself through study and seminars; all part of a generous CPD allowance.


Salary range between $75,000 and $85,000 per annum (plus superannuation).

A full-time role would require you to work 38 hours per week and would include some weekend work.

We have very little after hours work, which means you are able to maintain a Healthy Work Life Balance, leaving you plenty of time to spend with your loved ones & pursue your personal hobbies.

Project HoPe

At Southern Cross Vet Clinic, we also have our own charity called Project HoPe which looks after the medical and surgical needs of the companions of the homeless, ensuring that no pet gets refused treatment and care because of lack of funds. We expect the successful applicant to not only possess the required skills, but also the desire in their hearts to save the lives of the pets of Sydney’s least fortunate – those that lead a rough life on the streets.

The bonds between the homeless and their companions are pure and deep. Their four-legged companions are often what keep them going – keep them away from drugs, keep them wanting to wake up another day. We help them because we can.

Being an equal opportunity employer, we invite people from all backgrounds to apply.
To apply for this fantastic opportunity, please email your cover letter and CV to Sam at [email protected] and cc Nicola [email protected]

Job Details

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Full-time, Part-Time, Locum / Relief
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