Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT


Canberra Equine Hospital, Lyneham (posted 1st September) Part Time Equine Vet Nurse

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Canberra Equine Hospital is Hiring!

We are looking for an experienced horse person to join our equine nursing team in a part time role. The position will include weekend and on call working hours, ambulatory work with our vets, surgical nursing, care of neonates, radiography, lab work and all regular barn duties.

Our current team of exceptional nurses handle a wide variety of horses including thoroughbreds in training, high level performance horses, breeding stallions, mares and foals, beloved seniors and everyone in between! Applicants will have experience in safely using various methods of restraint, will be familiar with assessing horses for signs of pain, will be equally comfortable working alone or in a team and will be able to deliver excellence in customer service as our patients do come with owners! Teamwork is highly valued at Canberra Equine Hospital, within the nursing team and the vets and admin staff as a whole, so a great team fit and sense of humour is vital for this position.

Essential to the position:

The current role being offered is a minimum of 25hrs/week over 3 weekdays plus no more than every second weekend on call. There will be a 6 month probationary period with a performance review at 3 months. This is an exciting and varied position with a high level of responsibility and the chance to be involved in providing the highest standards of veterinary care to our clients and patients.

To apply for this position please attention your HAND WRITTEN letter of application with attached resume to Kelly Head, kellyh@canberravet.com.au or feel free to come by and drop it off at reception.


Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin (posted 1st September) Full Time, Part Time & Casual ECC Vet Nurses

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CALLING ALL VETERINARY NURSES – CVES WANTS YOU!

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service is looking for vet nurses to join our busy emergency team!

If you have your Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing or you are a Veterinary Technician who has previously worked in emergency or you have a keen interest in emergency we are looking for you!

We have permanent positions available and a flexible roster to help work around family life. We also have casual shifts available for those wanting to dabble but not yet take the plunge!

Our hours of operation are from 6pm to 8am daily and 24 hour a day on weekends and public holidays so there would be a mixture of overnight shifts, weekend days, afternoons and nights.

We are looking for people who are easy to get along with and pride themselves on providing exemplary care for all patients. You will need to work well under pressure and be team oriented to sustain the best outcomes for pets in our care. You will use all your nursing skills and likely learn a few more, our nurses are highly trained and come from many diverse backgrounds, we have a lot to teach but are also willing to learn and our vets depend on all the nurses in our team!

We are a group of compassionate professionals who not only love animals, we love what we do and we love the team we work with. We aim to provide gold standard care to all of our patients and we treat them as if they were our own. We value the human animal bond and try our best to ensure we do all we can to help owners and their pets. We love learning and value continuing education.

We have a range of diagnostic modalities from ultrasound to ECG to full blood works including blood gases, we have the ability to ventilate and we have everything we need to perform surgeries or medically workup any animal in need.

If you think we sound like a place you would like to work, please drop us a line, we would love to hear from you!

Please email applications to humanresources@cves.com.au


Manuka Veterinary Hospital, Griffith (posted 31st August) Full Time Vet Nurse or Receptionist

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Manuka Veterinary Hospital
Full Time Nurse

A Full Time nurse or receptionist is required to join our team of six nurses and six vets at Manuka Veterinary Hospital. We are looking for an individual that shows initiative and ambition. Our vision is "To help make people and pets the happiest they can be." We strive to achieve this by consistently providing both high quality patient and client care with enthusiasm, compassion and empathy. We aim to give our clients the peace of mind that their pets are receiving the best care in an environment where we practice a "Fear Free" handling policy.

The hospital is well equipped with in house digital radiography, dental radiography, blood machine, Ultrasound and Capnograph etc.

Surgery is carried out daily Monday to Friday with busy consulting times in the mornings and evenings.

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The full time position consists of 38 hours per week including occasional Saturday morning work.

Remuneration is commensurate with experience and in accordance with the Animal Care and Services Award 2010. We also actively encourage continuing education.

If you would like more information, then please visit our website and Facebook page.

To apply for this position please email your application and resume to The Hospital Director, Dr Michael Archinal michael.archinal@gmail.com


Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, Fyshwick (posted 29th August) Full Time Experienced Specialist Surgery Vet Nurse

Animal Referral Hospital Canberra

SPECIALIST SURGERY NURSE
Permanent full-time
Job Number: CB2003

The Animal Referral Hospital is Canberra’s premier veterinary specialist referral hospital. Due to an expansion in our busy surgical department, a full-time position is now available. We provide the highest standard of nursing and patient care and are seeking a qualified, experienced veterinary nurse to join our friendly, dynamic surgical team.

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Are you someone who:

Duties and responsibilities include:

** * The applicant must have some knowledge and experience in anaesthetic monitoring and management ***

We have a number of different roster shift times and overtime or on-call will sometimes be required. On-going training will be provided, and further education is encouraged and supported. 

The successful applicant will be well remunerated above the award rate.

If you are looking for an exciting surgical nursing career opportunity, please e-mail your updated cover letter and resume to recruitment.eands@gxltd.com.au. Please quote the job number ‘CB2003’ in the subject of your email.   

Applications will remain open until suitable candidate is appointed.


Northside Veterinary Centre, Braddon (posted 6th August) Full Time, Part Time or Casual Vet Nurse

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Experienced Veterinary Nurse, full-time/part-time/casual

Are you looking for a clinic that aims for great work-life balance?

We are looking for an experienced, qualified and highly motivated veterinary nurse to join our team. You will be working with a dynamic and friendly team of 6 full-time vets, nurses and receptionists that believe in compassionate client and patient care.

Northside Veterinary Centre is a locally owned, brand new purpose built clinic, in the centre of Canberra, 5 min walk from Canberra's best coffee, a range of restaurants and easy access to public transport.

Our facilities include two surgeries, a dental suite and ultrasonography, separate dog and cat areas, digital and dental radiography, multiparameter monitors, heated recovery cages, oxygen support cages and heated inspired air units for anaesthesia warming.

We advocate and aim for fear-free veterinary care and the primary role of this position is to provide a high level of care to both medical and surgical patients as well as excellent customer service. We have a varied caseload with a high percentage of referral work. The clinic currently opens 8am-6pm Monday-Friday and 8.30am-4pm Saturday. We do not open Sundays nor public holidays.

Please contact us with your cover letter and resume via practice.manager@northsidevet.com.au

For more information, see www.northsidevet.com.au and


Capital Veterinary Hospital, Phillip (posted 6th August) Head Nurse Full Time / Part Time / Casual & Experienced and Qualified Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist  

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Full Time / Part Time / Casual - Experienced and Qualified Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist

We are seeking an enthusiastic, qualified and experienced Veterinary Nurse to join our team. The successful applicant will be a nurse who works to establish positive and supportive relationship with our clients. They must have a welcoming attitude to greet existing and potential clients and build a friendly and supportive rapport with clients and staff alike. They will assist in surgeries, consults and treatment.

We are a Veterinary Hospital that serves Canberra and surrounding areas. We offer clients an extensive range of services including consultation, vaccination, desexing, advanced orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries as well as afterhours emergency services.

This will be an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our Veterinary practice that offers outstanding client care. We encourage you to read our clients feedback on Google review and our Facebook page.

We are a purpose built 100% small animal hospital. The practice has state of the art equipment including digital x-ray, dental machine, ultrasound, patient monitoring machine, ventilator, microscope and in house full IDEXX pathology system. All these are to make your job easier.

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We are open seven days a week (Monday-Friday, 7am – 7pm, Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays, 9am – 5pm).

The position available will be both weekday and shared weekend work. The position will also need to cover the reception job.

If you would like to realise your full potential as a vet nurse and get job satisfaction, then please join us. We will utilise all your nursing skills. You will be collecting blood samples, running blood tests, putting in IV catheters, applying bandages, triaging the patients, performing AFAST, TFAST (under Vet supervision), taking radiographs (under supervision) and monitoring anaesthesia. If you would like to do more, just let us know. We believe in work satisfaction and will make sure you enjoy what you do. On offer will be an attractive salary package to the right applicant.

An application including a cover letter and resume can be forwarded by email to:

Renata at: account@capitalvet.com.au
Ph: 02 6282 5522


Curtin Veterinary Clinic, Curtin ACT (posted 28th July) Experienced Vet Nurse

Are you ready for a challenge and want to be part of our relatively new and modern vet clinic (opened Sept 2014) situated amongst the Curtin shops in Canberra?

We are looking for a veterinary nurse with experience excellent customer service skills and a kind heart. We are a boutique vet clinic and pride ourselves in providing a very personalised service to our customers and their pets.

You must have a professional and mature manner, be well groomed, confident, show initiative, and be able to multi-task under pressure.

You must be able to demonstrate your willingness to make our clients and patients feel welcomed, comfortable and cared for.

Skills required:

Desirable Qualifications:

We offer a fun and professional working environment in a supportive and dedicated work team. The opportunity for further education and training is also available.

Salary will be well above award and is dependent on experience. Please send your resumes to: jana@curtinvet.com.au

For more information please ring Jana on ph 0412 904 103 or look us up at www.curtinvet.com.au


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