AWL NSW are currently looking for more veterinarians to join our busy small animal practice, servicing the rapidly growing local area as well as our animal shelter. We offer opportunities unlike other vet clinics – providing the opportunity to work closely with Inspector cases, and the ability to help disadvantaged communities, providing assistance with vaccination and desexing through community drives. This is your opportunity to make a real difference to the welfare of companion animals!
AWL NSW Senior Veterinarian Dr. Deshaylia Moodley gives an insight into a day in the life of an AWL NSW Veterinarian, and what makes working at AWL NSW so rewarding!
What made you want to work at Animal Welfare League NSW?
Being a vet is my dream but I’ve always wanted to make a difference, to the community and to the lives of homeless and abused animals. Working at the Animal Welfare League NSW allows me to do just that. I go home everyday with the most rewarding feeling knowing that I’m actually making a difference.
What is so different about working at AWL NSW, compared to other clinics?
At AWL NSW we work closely with our shelter animals as well as Inspectorate cases. We are able to provide help to owners that cannot afford vet treatment. We have a close-knit team of vets and nurses that are all extremely passionate about Animal Welfare.
What does your day to day look like?
The veterinary clinic provide support to private clients, AWL NSW shelter animals and inspectorate cases. A day can consist of:
- Private and foster animal consults
- Shelter consults/checks
- Inspectorate cases and offsite inspector checks
- Private and shelter surgeries (wide range of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries. We can perform 15-20 surgeries a day)
- Community Vaccination and Desexing Programs
What opportunities are you exposed to here, that you wouldn’t get anywhere else?
Working with abused and neglected Inspectorate cases is unlike anything else. They can be extremely challenging but equally as rewarding. We also perform Community Outreach programs – vaccinations and desexings.
Do you have a favourite memory that you would like to share?
There isn’t really one memory that jumps out at me but these are definitely some of my favourite moments:
- Anytime a long term animal is adopted
- Performing surgery after surgery at our desexing programs
- The laughs between staff on a daily basis
Why should someone consider working at our vet clinic?
If you’re passionate about helping the less fortunate, passionate about animal welfare and want to give back to the community, AWL NSW is the place for you. We would love another passionate vet to join our friendly, fun family. Come work with us!