Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon – Mount Eliza

Are you a veterinary surgeon who enjoys interesting, diverse, and challenging cases? We offer interesting and manageable caseloads, a four-day working week, an excellent support structure and no on-call requirements!

At Peninsula Vet Care, you will be part of and supported by our team of 5 GP clinics, and our 24/7 specialist referral hospital; offering specialist care in surgery, medicine, emergency, critical care and anaesthesia. A fun, exciting, supported, challenging and rewarding veterinary career awaits.


Peninsula Vet Care is incredibly proud to be the largest provider of quality veterinary services on the Mornington Peninsula.

Our team is supported by nearly 60 vets and more than 80 nurses, all of whom are dedicated to caring for and improving the lives of our patients, our clients, and the communities we are a part of.

When you join Peninsula Vet Care, you will have access to a family of specialists and industry experts and welcoming vets and nurses. Our full-time human resource manager will ensure a structure is in place to support you on your personal and professional journey to a fulfilling career.


Our location is the scenic Mornington Peninsula, a holiday destination for many and considered ‘nature’s playground.’ Famed for well-known wineries, breweries, restaurants, cafes, and markets year-round, from beaches to bushlands and farmlands, it is an ideal area for those who enjoy a flexible lifestyle.

We are only a 60-minute drive from Melbourne and our hospitals are located close to the Mornington Peninsula freeway for easy access.


Through your role as a small animal veterinary surgeon, you will see interesting, diverse, and challenging cases.

We offer a unique environment with roles within each of our five general practice hospitals tailored for vets to develop and grow their area of interest, with further opportunities for hybrid roles and additional training within our emergency and referral hospital.

Based at our Rosebud Hospital, you will be supported by, and enjoy working alongside our trusted team of vets and nurses, your mentor and your practice manager.

Beyond your team within your hospital, you will also have the support network of other veterinary surgeons


Committed to our core values of being passionate, building trust, having fun, growing and evolving, and having compassion and respect. In addition, these personal qualities and qualifications are most important to us:

  • 4 years plus experience as in small animal practice
  • Has compassion and respect for animals
  • Will be an active and passionate member of our team and committed to personal growth
  • Is committed to providing trustworthy, high quality companion animal healthcare
  • Has the qualifications to obtain registration to work in Victoria

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!


  • Generous pay and working conditions
  • Flexible paid parental leave
  • High-quality and heavily discounted healthcare for your pets
  • A generous study leave budget to accompany your annual study leave


  • The support of our highly qualified and experienced emergency and referral team, and our family of GP vets, and nurses with a vast range of skills, knowledge, and specialties
  • A dedicated 24/7 emergency service, which means no ‘on-call’ requirements
  • A capable and compassionate management team to take care of all the non-vet distractions
  • Opportunities for additional training within our emergency and referral hospital if you wish
  • Support when you need it with our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Access to the Vet Partners Fitness Passport program
  • Excellent working culture in a growing company, underpinned by values of trust, respect, professional growth, and having fun!
  • Sponsorship (work permit) is available for overseas candidates. Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (or equivalent) and be eligible to register with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Victoria. If this is you, please get in touch with us; we can assist you.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Visit our social pages on Facebook or LinkedIn to get a feel for who we are, and we invite you to join our Vet Education Hub on our Emergency & Referral Hospital website, where you can access educational videos and content delivered by our specialist team. Access is free!

Get in touch with Louise Daemen, Practice Manager on to find out more.

Ref: RR-6554