Veterinary Surgeons / Senior Surgeon

Veterinary Services
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 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 organizations with 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.


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 veterinary team.


  • 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 (Veterinary Surgeon)

The position is perfect for a capable veterinary surgeon wishing to further hone their skills.


  • At least 2 years of practical experience in the small veterinary field (applications from recent graduates are also encouraged)


About you (Senior Surgeon)

The successful candidate would be based at our Hong Kong hospital overseeing the running of our surgery floor. Surgical caseloads are extremely high with a large variety of interesting procedures and injuries.


  • At least six years of practical experience in the small veterinary field
  • Strong surgical skills in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, preferably to Certificate level
  • A keen interest in the development of and mentorship of colleagues in all aspects of surgery


About the Offer

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Out-of-hours commission
  • Discretionary performance incentive
  • Service gratuity on completion of every 2 years’ service
  • 5-day working week, 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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