Are you driven by a strong dedication to veterinary care and a deep love for animals? If providing exceptional care to pets in need sparks a fire within you, we warmly invite you to join our passionate team.

PRIME LOCATION Flexible Shifts

Our prime location makes us the heartbeat of after-hours and emergency care in the region. With our variable 10-week roster, you’ll have ample time to explore and enjoy the beauty of Cairns.

CUTTING EDGE Animal Hospital

Our state-of-the-art facility boasts an in-house lab, radiograph facilities, isolation room, seizure monitoring ward, and oxygen piped to cages – and that’s just the beginning!

Benefits of Joining Us At Emergency Vets 24/7

Fulfilling Work

Experience the satisfaction of helping animals in their time of need, making a difference when it matters the most.

Varied Experience

We treat all manner of conditions here, from trauma to tick paralysis and ventilation, simple and complex medical cases and of course treating the native wildlife when necessary. Pain management and patient care is the primary driving force behind our hospital.

Collaborative Environment

Work alongside experienced professionals and be a part of a team that values collaboration and continuous learning.

Advanced Facilities

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment to support the best possible care for our patients.

Career Growth

We prioritise the professional growth of our employees and offer opportunities for skill development and career advancement.

Competitive Compensation

We offer competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract and retain the best talent in the industry.

What We Can Offer

Our staff are our biggest asset – we have a team of 8 vets, 15 nurses and 6 support staff who collaboratively work together to deliver the best emergency and critical care.

Meet your future colleagues here.

Free access to mental health and wellbeing program.

Opportunity to be involved in the Vets For Climate Action pilot ‘Climate Care’ program dedicated to improving sustainability and helping us gear towards a carbon neutral certification.

Relocation allowance, if applicable.

VISA sponsorship opportunities available.

Generous annual CPD contributions – we encourage study for memberships.

Salary sacrifice Novated Leasing options available for car purchasing.


Emergency Veterinarian

Responsibilities: Provide urgent medical care to animals brought into the clinic, diagnose and treat various conditions, and communicate effectively with pet owners.

Qualifications: DVM or equivalent degree, active state veterinary license, experience in emergency medicine preferred.

Email careers@emergencyvets247.com.au

Locum – December 2023

Responsibilities: Provide urgent medical care to animals brought into the clinic, diagnose and treat various conditions, and communicate effectively with pet owners.

Qualifications: DVM or equivalent degree, active state veterinary license, experience in emergency medicine preferred.

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Veterinary Nurse

Responsibilities: Assist veterinarians with medical procedures, administer medications, handle laboratory tests, and monitor patients’ conditions.

Qualifications: CERT IV, previous experience in an emergency setting is a plus.

Email careers@emergencyvets247.com.au


We welcome applicants with qualifications registrable with the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board. If you’re seeking an exciting career that combines your love for animals and nature, join our family at Emergency Vets 24/7!

Apply now and discover a fulfilling role with us. Enjoy competitive salary and benefits, a warm and caring team, and a chance to make a difference in the lives of pets, people, and wildlife alike. Let your passion for animals flourish in our nurturing and supportive environment!

To apply, please submit your updated resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and passion for emergency veterinary care. Our team will review your application, and if your qualifications match our requirements, we will reach out to you for further discussions.

Start Your Journey at Emergency Vets 24/7 today!

Email careers@emergencyvets247.com.au

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Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications and experience are required to work at Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns?

We value veterinary professionals with relevant qualifications, experience, and a commitment to providing exceptional care. Specific requirements will vary by position, so please refer to individual job postings for details.

Vet nurses: As an emergency vet clinic, we mandate a minimum prerequisite of a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

Can I send an application to the Careers Team for a job that isn’t listed?

Absolutely! We encourage you to send in your application to our Careers Team, even if the specific job you’re interested in isn’t currently listed. We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals, and your unique skills and experiences could be a great fit for our team.

I am a veterinarian based internationally, with qualifications recognised in Australia. Would Emergency Vets 24/7 be open to the idea of sponsoring me?

We greatly value the diverse talents that staff can bring to our team. At Emergency Vets 24/7, we are open to exploring sponsorship possibilities for internationally based veterinarians whose qualifications are recognised in Australia. Your expertise and background could contribute significantly to our team, and we’re more than willing to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration. Feel free to reach out to our Careers Team so we can further explore how we might work together to make a positive impact in the field of emergency veterinary care.

I have previously only worked in general practice, can I apply and work at Emergency Vets 24/7?

Yes!! Everyone starts somewhere. Your background in general practice is invaluable to anyone working in emergency medicine. Whilst it may seem daunting at first, the transition from general practice to emergency is extremely rewarding. The team here is very supportive and there is plenty of support to make the transition. One of the advantages is the handovers, they are a fantastic way of learning in a non-judgemental setting. Plus having the right equipment where you need it and the nurses and support staff to help make the change much easier than most people imagine.

Isn’t working in emergency too upsetting?

Embracing the world of emergency veterinary care brings a mix of both challenges and rewards. Within this realm, our dedicated team occasionally faces emotional hurdles, but they tackle them with resilience and determination.

Emergency veterinary care is for those who thrive on making a difference during critical moments and acquiring skills that matter. The combination of making a real difference through interventions and developing valuable skills results in a special sense of fulfilment that you can only find in this line of work.

At Emergency Vets 24/7, the pace is dynamic, filled with quick decisions, expertise, and unwavering dedication. Amidst the intensity, however, our staff finds gratification in making an immediate impact and stepping in to save precious lives, whilst supporting clients in their time of need.

There is of course time to reflect on the in patients and do solid, steady and well thought through medicine. There is generally more time to fit in complex cases than you get in a general practice setting. It’s not all go go go.

Beyond the challenges of being involved in emergency vet care, Emergency Vets 24/7 is a supportive team. We stand together, extending compassion to both our clients and fellow team members. Additionally, we provide access to psychological support to ensure wellbeing and assist in the management of any stress or emotional demands that may arise.

In a world where each day is an opportunity to make a difference, Emergency Vets 24/7 invites you to join us on this journey of impact and service.

What benefits does Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns offer to its employees?

Our team members enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that may include competitive compensation, continuing education opportunities, and a supportive work environment.

What’s the work environment like at Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns?

At Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns, we take immense pride in cultivating a work environment that is both supportive and enriching. Our team thrives in a collaborative and compassionate culture, where the well-being of our patients and employees is at the forefront of everything we do. We understand that working in emergency veterinary care requires a special blend of expertise and empathy, and that’s why we emphasise both exceptional patient care and a strong support network among our staff.

Our team members are not only skilled professionals but also caring individuals who are always ready to lend a helping hand to one another. We believe that by fostering an environment of teamwork, open communication, and continuous learning, we can collectively provide top-notch emergency veterinary services that make a real difference in the lives of animals and their owners.

When you join Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns, you’ll find yourself surrounded by like-minded colleagues who share your passion for high-quality veterinary care. You’ll have access to ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills in emergency medicine, ensuring that you’re well-prepared for any situation that comes your way.

In essence, our work environment is a place where dedication, compassion, and expertise come together to create a fulfilling and impactful veterinary career. We invite you to become a part of our team and experience the rewarding atmosphere at Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns.

What opportunities for professional development are available?

We believe in continuous growth. We offer various opportunities for professional development, including workshops, seminars, and training to enhance your skills and knowledge, and we encourage CPD towards memberships and diplomas.

How does Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns ensure the well-being of its staff?

We understand that our team members are the heart of our clinic, and their well-being is of utmost importance to us. Here’s how we prioritise the well-being of our staff:

Supportive Environment: At Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns, we’ve cultivated a supportive and inclusive environment where every team member feels valued and respected. We believe in open communication, collaboration, and mutual assistance. Our senior staff and mentors are always ready to provide guidance, share knowledge, and offer a helping hand, creating an atmosphere where you can thrive and grow both personally and professionally.

Work-Life Balance: We recognise the demands of emergency veterinary care and its potential impact on work-life balance. We believe that a healthy work-life balance is crucial for maintaining long-term well-being and job satisfaction.

Physical and Mental Wellness: The nature of emergency veterinary medicine can be emotionally and physically challenging. To support our staff’s well-being, we offer resources and programs aimed at promoting physical and mental health. This includes access to wellness workshops and counselling services. We prioritise self-care and encourage our team members to prioritise their own health.

Continued Education: Staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine is essential for both the quality of care we provide and the satisfaction of our staff. We offer opportunities for ongoing education and skill development, ensuring that our team members have the tools and knowledge they need to excel in their roles.

By placing the well-being of our staff at the core of our operations, we aim to create an environment where every team member can thrive, contribute, and find fulfilment in their veterinary career. At Emergency Vets 24/7 Cairns, your well-being matters to us, and we’re committed to providing the support you need to succeed.

What is the typical work schedule like?

At our emergency veterinary services, we understand the importance of work schedules that accommodate both the needs of the organisation and the well-being of our team members. Our work schedules are designed to ensure seamless coverage while promoting a healthy work-life balance.

We operate on a 10-week roster system, providing our staff with the advantage of knowing their schedules well in advance. This approach allows our team members to plan their personal and professional activities with greater certainty.

For the sake of employee well-being, we adhere to a policy of scheduling two or three, with a maximum of four, consecutive shifts. Following these shifts, our employees are granted consecutive days off. This pattern not only prevents burnout but also gives our team members the time they need to recharge and focus on their personal lives.

Our commitment to this structured work schedule is rooted in the belief that a balanced and predictable routine enhances both the quality of service we provide and the overall satisfaction of our employees. This system aligns with our mission to deliver exceptional emergency veterinary care while also valuing the health and happiness of our dedicated staff.

I had to take my cat Merlin in at 3am on a Sunday, as we discovered paralysis ticks on him, and he was showing difficulty walking and breathing. They were so informative on the phone and told us exactly what we needed to do, before we brought him down. When we got there the staff were all so lovely and handled Merlin with so much care. They explained everything to me about his treatment process and I was aware of the fees and payment plan from the start. An hour after I got home, I got the sweetest text from them letting me know he'd had the serum and was resting comfortably. I was kept updated about his condition the entire time and was told I could call them any time day or night if I needed to, which helped ease my worries. I was able to bring him home Monday afternoon and he is completely back to normal and happier than ever (even with his cute shave haha). I saw a few different nurses, and I cannot thank you all enough! Absolute best team, service and animal care!

Cassandra Daniel

Amazing care and skill shown in a recent emergency when our dog was run over. Nothing was too much trouble, and his medical care was 10/10 all through the night. Very impressed with both the staff, and the extent of the equipment available, from ventilators, 24-hour onsite blood testing, X-ray, 24-hour staff onsite monitoring and the pens for each animal in the high care section all having their own piped oxygen all the time! Even includes a motion activated camera for seizures, and an isolation room. This place gets an excellent recommendation from me!

Amanda Roberts

I am so grateful to this exceptional team of humans. Late at night on New Year’s Day, my 8-year-old Ridgeback Bodey, bloated up and was in pain. I called the clinic and they suggested I bring him in straight away. Upon arrival they took immediate action giving him IV painkillers and an X-ray. Unfortunately, my Bodey was suffering badly and the surgery to save him was risky and too expensive. I faced a hard decision which needed to be actioned without delay, and so I said goodbye to my best friend that night. Through one of the hardest experiences of my life, I found all the staff I dealt with, from the phone call with Frances and Chelsea, to the visit with Richard and Becky, to be genuine, professional and supportive. I’m so incredibly grateful to your team for being there to assist Bodey’s transition to heaven in a peaceful and painless way. I appreciated your ‘no B.S.’ approach to the situation and your kindness and support.

Raych Apples

All the staff at Emergency Vets 24/7 particularly Dr Richard who spent many hours performing lifesaving surgery on my cat Ollie. From the time of my phone call to the service to our arrival Ollie and I received caring professional treatment from all the staff including Dr Richard, Dr Mehai, Dr Kati, nurse Becky, Andrew, Livvy and Natalie. (Sincere apologies if I have forgotten someone). No one was ever too busy to talk to me or give me their time to discuss Ollies treatment and progress or allow me to visit when I came to Cairns (I live in Mossman) during the 10 days they lovingly nursed Ollie back to good health that made it possible to bring him back home. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone seeking a loving, personalised professional and skilled team to care for their fur babies.

Jody Marsh

I’ve visited the emergency 24/7 vets twice now, first time my little chihuahua had a dog fight with her sister. We were very lucky to have Dr Nikki to look after Lucky and give her the care she deserved. Nikki put me at ease and was happy to go the extra mile and look at Lucky’s eyes as well. Yesterday I was concerned about my puppy who was limping, I called and Nurse Livvy who was so beautiful to talk to and reassured me to come in to have Archie looked over. We then had Dr Marion look over Archie and admit him into hospital. I felt very comfortable with Dr Marion and she helped me understand what Archie was going through. This morning I’ve picked Archie up and he is in better spirits but still limping. I have called around 100 times today and every time they reassure me and put me at ease. I am really appreciative of how caring the nurses and Drs are and how understanding they are. Thank you everyone who works there! You are all amazing!

Alinta Dicello

If I could give you 10 stars out of 5 I would. You guys were ABSOLUTELY amazing in the worst time of our life. Our beautiful Arelie was more than a dog to us, she was our family, she was our everything. It’s been over 2 weeks now and we are still broken. This was our first time visiting your clinic and I can't fault you guys in any way. The communication and 100% care you gave our girl in her last hours meant so much to us. We were hoping she could be saved but unfortunately not. I know you done everything you could for her and we can't thank you enough. Also, thank you for the lovely card and helping us organise her cremation. You were there for us and Arelie when we needed it most. I only wished there were more caring vets/nurses around like you guys. Best wishes to you all.

Emma Braun

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to our much-loved fur baby the other day. I cannot thank our vet Jo enough. It was the first time we have had to go through this experience, which was scary and heart breaking. Jo explained every single detail of the process so we could understand what was going to happen. She was so caring and loving towards our family and made the experience less traumatizing. Our beautiful pup left us relaxed and peaceful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making a terrible situation a little bit more bearable.

Charlotte Stanley

The crew at Emergency Vets 24/7 are fantastic. They were so calm, kind and helpful when I needed urgent advice late last night. Words can not truly express how grateful I am to know that I can call without hesitation and receive their advice and veterinary care no matter what time of the day or night. Thank you so very much for being there for us!

Vanessa Lobegeier

The service I and my pooch received was second to none, polite, understanding and totally professional, I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone, please keep in mind this is emergency service and they have to treat the urgent cases first, so if you are bumped down the line don't think they don't care it's pretty much the same as our ER at the hospital and they have priorities.

Peter Jappe

Had an emergency with our beloved Maxi cat. The staff were fantastic so caring. Just the best. Thanks to all.

Barry Cantelo

All the staff are so caring and compassionate and were so kind to our family in our grief when we rushed our very sick Tobi dog in and he passed away soon after. We are so grateful for the assistance we received in our darkest hour.

Jacquelene Pennells

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