A career as demanding as yours should be rewarding

Ready to live near the beach in Newcastle and work in the region’s thriving, purpose-built emergency care vet hospital?  Put your veterinary experience to good use at AREC and enjoy the kind of life you’ve always wanted to live.  


You get to work with a team of empathetic, caring animal experts who are dedicated to giving every pet the best possible care & treatment. 

Our staff are the of everything we do

We have a team of more than 100 experienced, qualified vets, specialist vets, vet nurses and animal assistants who work 24/7 to provide holistic medical care. Our facility is equipped to handle everything from triage, pathology, imaging, surgery, intensive care, pharmacy and recovery. For more than 19 years we’ve been delivering emergency care for pets in the Hunter region. In 2021 we treated over 10,000 pet emergencies.

Team culture is more than just
cake on your birthday

We care for our people, not just our clients

At AREC, we understand the stress & trauma of working in emergency medicine, so we’ve created an environment where we prioritise our team wellbeing with mental health, self-care and mindfulness training.

A Flexible, ethical roster

that recognises you have a life beyond work

Approved visa sponsorship

We take care of all the paperwork


Accommodation assistance

To help get you started

Continuing education

For all clinical staff

Competitive salary packages

Our overnight penalty rates are especially attractive

Mentoring & Careers pathways

lifestyle options city dwellers dream about

Just 2 hours drive north of Sydney, AREC is located in Newcastle perched on the coast in the Hunter Valley wine region and has some of Australia’s best surfing beaches. 


With a population of just over 600,000 (and a University), Newcastle is big enough to have everything you need, without the crazy traffic and hustle of a major city. With breweries, distilleries and vineyards, beaches, bays and rivers, there’s lots to love about this coastal gem where we play hard and eat well.

What our staff say

Ready to find out more about working with us?

There’s lots at stake when you’re considering a new role. Sometimes you just need to have a chat and ask those burning questions. Contact us and talk to a human.

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