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Animal Attendant – Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Position: Animal Attendant
Location: Coldstream
Contract: Coldstream – MUST be available P/H and weekends

Looking for an opportunity with a difference; a role with strong emotional reward and a sense of purpose?

A fantastic opportunity exists for an animal attendant to join our Boarding Kennels & Cattery.

The Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Animal Aid) has been serving the local community since 1935, caring for and re-homing countless lost, abused and unwanted companion animals.

Successful applicant must be flexible for work across a 7 day roster & MUST be available to work across ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

We are seeking a person with a genuine passion for helping people and animals. This role is in a fast-paced team environment and you will need to be able to multi-task to a high degree.

The successful applicant will have:

      • Animal Husbandry– Proven animal husbandry and canine handling knowledge and experience. Dog Breed knowledge along with good behaviour / medical observation skills. Must be comfortable with handling dogs & cats varying in size and temperament.
      • Teamwork– You must be able to work in a team environment, one where all staff members are respectful, communicate well and are able to depend on each other.
      • Communication & Customer Service – Must have sound customer service experience along with exceptional communication skills.
      • Physical ability / Time management – This role is physically demanding, must have a “can do” attitude and be prepared to work in all weather conditions. The position is fast paced and requires everyone to be able to manage their time and priorities to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner
      • Front of House / Reception – Along with great communication and customer service skills you will also be required to have sound computer skills.

Role duties & responsibilities

  • General care, husbandry and handling of animals.
  • FOH Administration and Customer Service
  • Assist with animal admissions
  • Monitor and report animal health.
  • Upkeep and clean the facilities.
  • Work in a team environment and support volunteers.

To apply please send all applications that include a resume and cover letter to our HR Manager Ariel – ajennings@animalaid.org.au

Animal Attendant

Position: Animal Attendant
Location: Bairnsdale
Contract: Permanent Part Time Min 8 hours per week – MUST be available weekends

Looking for an opportunity with a difference; a role with strong emotional reward and a sense of purpose?

The Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Animal Aid) has been serving the local community since 1935, caring for and re-homing countless lost, abused and unwanted companion animals.

A fantastic opportunity exists for an animal attendant to join our Bairnsdale Animal Aid Team.

We are seeking a person with a genuine passion for helping people and animals. This role is in a fast-paced team environment and you will need to be able to multi-task to a high degree.

The successful applicant will have:

Animal Husbandry– Proven animal husbandry and canine handling knowledge and experience. Dog Breed knowledge along with good behaviour / medical observation skills. Must be comfortable with handling dogs & cats varying in size and temperament.

It is not enough to just “love” animals, you must also have a level of experience within the same or similar industry.

Teamwork– You must be able to work in a team environment, one where all staff members are respectful, communicate well and are able to depend on each other.

Communication & Customer Service – Must have sound customer service experience along with exceptional communication skills.

Physical ability / Time management – This role is physically demanding, must have a “can do” attitude and be prepared to work in all weather conditions. The position is fast paced and requires everyone to be able to manage their time and priorities to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner

Reception – Along with great communication and customer service skills you will also be required to have sound computer skills.

Role duties & responsibilities

      • General care, husbandry and handling of animals.
      • FOH Administration and Customer Service
      • Assist with animal admissions
      • Monitor and report animal health.
      • Upkeep and clean the facilities.
      • Work in a team environment and support volunteers.

To apply please click on the apply button below or send applications that include a resume and cover letter to our HR Manager Ariel – ajennings@animalaid.org.au

Associate Veterinarian

Full Time & Part Time Positions Available
Location – Coldstream
Salary Range – Negotiable based on experience
Hours/Days – negotiable with work life ballance

Looking for an opportunity with a difference; a role with strong emotional reward and a sense of purpose?

Located in Coldstream, only 45 minutes from the city, we are at the gateway of the picturesque Yarra Valley. The Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Animal Aid) has been serving the local community since 1935, caring for and re-homing countless lost, abused and unwanted companion animals.

A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced veterinarian who is seeking work life balance with financial and emotional reward. As an Associate Veterinarian, you will be responsible for applying your veterinary skills in a mix of private and welfare cases. Our clinic principally cares for small animals, with occasional exotics and small ruminant cases. 

Our team is led by a highly skilled Clinic Director who provides mentorship and opportunities for learning. Our clinic was built in 2018 and is equipped with latest technologies. As an Associate Veterinarian, you will be an integral part of our animal welfare mission and be working with a great team.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, has a drive to succeed and is wanting to deliver their veterinary skills in a busy team orientated environment. The right candidate will have the energy to make a real difference.

More broadly, this role is an integral part of our greater animal welfare mission; delivered by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers across Animal Aid businesses including Shelters, Boarding Facilities, Grooming Services, Animal Training, Retail, Fundraising and Community Engagement.

The successful applicant will have experience in a private or welfare veterinary role and have a strong customer focus.

Salary will be dependent on experience and is negotiable for the right skillset.

To apply please submit your letter of application and resume to Ariel Jennings, Human Resources Manager via email ajennings@animalaid.org.au [link removed] 

Experienced Vet Nurse – Cert IV qualified.

Part Time – Maternity Leave contract with view of extension
Location – Coldstream

Looking for an opportunity with a difference; a role with strong emotional reward and a sense of purpose?

Located in Coldstream, only 50 minutes from the city, we are at the gateway of the picturesque Yarra Valley. The Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Animal Aid) has been serving the local community since 1935, caring for and re-homing countless lost, abused and unwanted companion animals.

A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced Cert IV qualified Vet Nurse to join the Animal Aid family. Our clinic primarily cares for small animals, with occasional exotics and small ruminant cases. We are looking for a nurse who is experienced in all aspects of nursing & must have strong surgical / theatre experience.

This is a role with diversity, as the successful applicant will perform a mix of both private and welfare veterinary services, with shifts covering FOH, BOH and Surgery.

Work in a shelter is a rewarding opportunity which is not often realised until you become a part of it. Paired with a balance of private practice work to the general public, this is a holistic and highly rewarding role.

More broadly, this role is also an integral part of our greater animal welfare mission; delivered by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers across Animal Aid businesses including Shelters, Boarding Facilities, Grooming Services, Animal Training, Retail, Fundraising and Community Engagement.

The successful applicant will have:

      • A genuine passion for helping people and animals.
      • Positivity, with an ability to make people feel good about themselves and our organisation.
      • An ability to train and mentor our volunteers.
      • A proactive and autonomous character.

To apply please send all applications that include a resume and cover letter to our HR Manager Ariel – ajennings@animalaid.org.au

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