Shelter Medicine Veterinary Surgeon

Hong Kong Island (On-Site)

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Why join The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HK)

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HK) is one of Asia's leading animal welfare organisation with seven income generating private veterinary clinics, four adoption centres and two mobile vehicles, making us one of Hong Kong's leading veterinary establishments. In addition we run an array of effective services and programmes that directly help animals on the ground, from our Inspectorate to Adoption facilities to our Cat Colony Care Programme. We are now looking for animal-lover with talents and passion to help promote animal welfare, prevent animal cruelty and promote humane education in Hong Kong. As the longest-standing charitable organisation focusing on animal welfare, SPCA(HK) relies heavily on public donations and members' support.

If you aspire to contribute your skills to help the less fortunate animals to get a chance for a better tomorrow and to build a better society where animals and human can co-exist harmoniously, please send us your resume now.

Job Description

Due to future expansion plans we are currently looking for driven, talented veterinary professionals with an interest in shelter medicine to join our diverse and friendly team at the SPCA (Hong Kong).


Key Points

  • The chance to work for the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Hong Kong.
  • We provide an excellent and rewarding environment for growth and development, in a highly-collaborative and supportive setting where professional development and specialization is encouraged.
  • The opportunity to practice a high standard of ethical veterinary medicine, coupled with serving the community through our animal welfare and outreach work.
  • Ample time off to enjoy an excellent work-life balance in this amazing city and beyond, together with low taxation rates.


About us

Founded in 1921, The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HK) is one of Asia’s leading animal welfare organisations with a 24 hour animal rescue and animal cruelty investigation service, 3 adoption centres, a large foster programme, 3 high quality high volume spay neuter programmes (including a cat TNR programme, a mobile surgical unit and a dedicated static spay neuter clinic facility) and other outreach programmes seven income generating clinics, plus a spay-neuter vehicle and designated spay neuter clinic. Our veterinary facilities include a 24-hour hospital, in-house diagnostic laboratory, digital and dental radiography, ultrasonography, ECG, endoscopy and modern surgical suites and our welfare work is supported by seven income generating clinics.


A new state-of-the-art animal welfare, veterinary and education centre is due to open during the second half of 2023 located in Tsing Yi, this will expand our capacity to serve even more animals in need alongside our current clinics.


About you (General)

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our Shelter Medicine Welfare team to assist with our companion animal welfare programmes and initiatives.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work as a team
  • Genuine interest in the welfare of animals
  • Responsible, systematic and able to work under pressure
  • Drive and enthusiasm 
  • Genuine interest in animal welfare


About you (Shelter Medicine Welfare Veterinary Surgeons)

  • Preferably a minimum of 2 years practical experience in the field of shelter medicine and / or HVHQ spay neuter programmes  
  • Post-graduate training / internship and/or a qualification in shelter medicine or related subject would be an advantage is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • A willingness to travel around the region and a genuine interest in the welfare of all animals


About the Offer

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Out-of-hours commission / compensation
  • Discretionary performance incentive
  • Service gratuity on completion of every 2 years’ service
  • 5-day working week (including limited weekend work shared on a rostered basis), 6pm finish and limited out of hours  and weekend work
  • Annual leave – initially 22 days annual leave per year (increasing to 30 days with years of service)
  • Public holiday entitlement – 17 days per year
  • Sabbatical leave on completion of 3 years’ service and above
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) leave which increases with years of service
  • In-house CPD training opportunities from board certified specialists
  • Medical insurance
  • Subsidized membership of VIN
  • Hong Kong has a very low tax rate which is currently capped at a maximum of 17% 
  • Assistance with working visa application and Veterinary Surgeons Board registration

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an Asian world city with a diverse expat and local community. The city is compact with easy access to the country parks, outlying islands and beaches. Hong Kong is famed for its great dining and cultural experiences, and is the perfect location for travel to Asia, Europe, Australia and the USA.


About our Team

Here’s what our veterinary team says about working at the SPCA:

SPCA Hong Kong.. - Our Veterinary Surgeons


For further information regarding the varied work of the SPCA (HK) please visit our website at SPCA Hong Kong.. - Home

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