Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT


Sonza Veterinary Surgery, Kowen (posted 23rd February)

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Full Time Head Nurse – 4 Day Week

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head Nurse to lead our friendly team at Sonza Veterinary Clinic. We are a well-established and incredibly busy small animal practice located in the rural area of Kowen (situated half way between Queanbeyan & Bungendore).

This position is full-time, 36 hours per week over a 4 day week. There is no after hours or weekend work involved. We are looking for someone who is available to start as soon as possible so full training can be given by our current Head Nurse who is moving to sunny Queensland in mid April, to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Our team of 1 vet, 4 qualified nurses and 2 animal attendants are caring people who are passionate about what they do. We have a great clinic culture and would love to welcome the right person to enhance our team and be our go-to leader.

This role is suited to a confident all-rounder with a positive and can-do attitude, who is also a great communicator. You will have a high level of flexibility to make this role your own and be given freedom to implement processes and procedures to improve operating efficiencies and deliver a high level of customer service.

You will have a broad set of responsibilities for effectively managing the day-to-day operations of the practice.

Those responsibilities include:

The ideal candidate will have:

This role is spread out over Monday - Friday, 8am-6pm, with no weekend work and no public holidays.

For more information or to apply for this amazing position, please send your resume and a cover letter to Gill at: gill_sonza@hotmail.com


Manuka Veterinary Hospital, Griffith (posted 23rd February)

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Manuka Veterinary Hospital Full Time Nurse

A Full Time nurse is required to join our team of five 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 DR radiography, Digital dental radiography, blood machines, Ultrasound and Capnograph etc.. Surgery is carried out daily Monday to Friday with busy consulting times in the mornings and evenings.

The full time position consists of 38 hours per week including 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. This would involve nursing and reception duties with no out of hours work.

Remuneration is commensurate with experience and in accordance with the Animal Care and Services Award 2010. We also very pro-active in encouraging continuing education.

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

If you are part of our team, here is also the opportunity to join us on our major volunteer programme that has been going for over 10 years, to remote aboriginal communities to help with animal health. Please check the Canberra Mob Facebook page for more details.

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


Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin, ACT (posted 17th February)

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Veterinary Nurse - Casual or Locum

Come and Join us in Canberra...close to the South Coast and the Snowy Mountains!

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service is in need of skilled Emergency/Critical Care nurses to join our amazing team, either locum or on a casual basis.

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service is an after-hours service operating weeknight from 6pm to 8am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays, meaning our shift structure comprises of afternoon, overnight and weekend days. Our practice is a purpose-built facility that offers state of the art equipment to work up the most difficult of cases and as a nurse you will be responsible for caring for a number of intriguing and difficult cases.

About You:

A Veterinary nurse with Cert IV Qualification, preferably with a minimum of two years’ experience capable of working in a team environment.

What We Have to Offer:

Full Time hours for the months of March and April 2021 from 60 - 76 hour every 2 weeks pending your availability with the possibility of ongoing locum, casual or part time work.

Competitive remuneration package based on experience and qualifications; we can also help with accommodation for your stay in Canberra.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter to: humanresources@cves.com.au


Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin, ACT (posted 13th January) Emergency & Critical Care

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service is looking for an awesome permanent nurse to join our growing team.

CVES has a fantastic opportunity for a cert 4 qualified veterinarian nurse to join our growing team.  Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service is an after-hours service operating weeknights from 6pm to 8am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays, meaning our shift stucture comprises of afternoon, overnight and weekend days.  Our practice is a purpose-built facility that offers state of the art equipment to work up the most difficult of cases and as a nurse you will be responsible for caring for a number of intriguing and difficult cases.

We are a cohesive, supportive team who help each other out and ensure the best outcome for our patients by keeping up to date with the most recent literature and attending conferences. 

We are proactive in ensuring our nursing team attends conferences and are always looking for those nurses who excel and want to attain a higher level of nursing.

About You:

A Veterinary nurse with Cert 4 Qualification, preferrably with a minimum of two years experience capable of working in a team environment.

Have excellent organizational and communication skills with colleagues and clients Committed to providing optimal patient care and learning the newest techniques to ensure our patients are taken care of to the best of our ability Have a genuine interest in emergency as your chosen career pathway with the desire to develop your skills in the field of emergency in a supported environment

What We Have to Offer:

A permanent position from 60 - 76 hour every 2 weeks pending your availability.

Competitive remuneration package based on experience and qualifications Continuing education allowance and training Flexible roster Great team and great work environment

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter to humanresources@cves.com.au


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