Vet Recruitment program
Harnessing a huge life-saving resource
There’s so much life-saving potential in vet practices, pet owners and PetRescue all working together to keep pets out of the pound system that kills 100,000 pets every year. Approximately 2,300 vet clinics operate across Australia, and we want to empower them with the free digital resources they need to do exactly what they entered the profession to do - care for pets and help save lives.
Why vets are the perfect positive solution
Vets are regularly employed by council pounds to carry out euthanasia of impounded pets, which takes a huge emotional toll on all vet clinic staff. After all, most vets enter the profession because they love and care for animals deeply.
We also know that vet clinic staff are often the first people pet owners turn to when they’re at risk of giving up their pet. And many owners end up surrendering their pets to the pound, falsely believing their pet will be safe and rehomed.
Vets and pet owners working together for better outcomes
By becoming a registered PetRescue member, vets can list pets for adoption online and allow clients to keep their pet at home while a new family is found via PetRescue.com.au. Vets may also list any pets they choose to take into care at their practice for rehoming.
The benefits of this solution, for both human and pet wellbeing, are obvious. Owners and vets can take comfort in knowing they don’t have to surrender the pet to a pound, and pets are no longer at risk of becoming another pound-kill statistic.
We need your help to reach 2,200 more vet clinics
Just 100 of our 1,000+ rescue members are vet clinics, and few vets are aware that they can register for PetRescue membership. Our ambitious plan is to actively recruit vet clinics nationwide by making sure each and every clinic knows about PetRescue’s free membership, programs and services to help them help pets.
Find out more about free PetRescue membership for vets
If you work in a veterinary clinic and would like to learn more about PetRescue membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete your application online now for free membership.
Print an adoption poster to display in your local vet clinic
We also have some adorable adoption posters you can download, print out and put up in your vet clinic to encourage more Australians to help save lives.