Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT

Northside Veterinary Centre, Braddon (posted 25th November)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time/Part time

Northside Veterinary Centre is a non-corporate, locally owned and run clinic. We are a team of passionate, fun and supportive vets, nurses, kennel hands and receptionists. We advocate and aim for fear-free veterinary care and our clinic is an ISFM Gold Accredited Cat-Friendly Clinic. 

We are looking for an honest, hardworking, and experienced nurse to join our team. We encourage and support ongoing learning and offer a great work-life balance, by understanding that life also exists outside of work.

The primary role of this position is to provide a high level of care to both medical and surgical patients using our vast range of veterinary equipment - multiparameter vital sign monitors, doppler, surgical and dental bair hugger, iM3 dental machines and dental x-ray, inspired air heaters, full IDEXX pathology suite, oxygen and heated recovery cages. We have a varied caseload with a percentage of dental and medical referral work that keep us on our toes. 

The clinic currently opens 8am-6pm Monday-Friday and 8.30am-4pm Saturday. We are closed Sundays and all public holidays. 

The ideal candidate will:

We shall offer:

Please forward your cover letter and resume to

Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, Fyshwick (posted 20th November) Full Time, Part Time & Casual ECC/Surgery Nurses

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Animal Referral Hospital Canberra
Job Number: ES2070

Permanent full-time, part-time and casual opportunities

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.

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. 

We pay well above award rate for the right candidates and shift loadings apply for ECC staff. Also, take advantage of our employee benefits including but not limited CE allowance, study leave, flexible work arrangements, free car parking, paid parental leave and more!

If you are looking for an exciting surgical nursing career opportunity, please e-mail your updated cover letter and resume to Job reference: ES2070 Specialist Nurse.     

Applications will remain open until suitable candidate is appointed.

Advanced Veterinary Imaging, Belconnen (posted 16th November) Part Time or Full Time Vet Nurse

Veterinary Nurse- Part time or Full Time

Advanced Veterinary Imaging/Belconnen Veterinary Centre are looking for an experienced nurse to join the team. We are a newly established clinic focusing on small animal medicine including but not limited to; general consultations, general surgery, orthopaedic and complex surgery, CT imaging as well as Canberra’s only MRI machine for veterinary use.

Details of the position:

Our ideal candidate:

Why work at Belconnen Veterinary Centre?

If this sounds like you please email your CV to referencing the job title ‘Veterinary Nurse Position’. If you require a more in-depth job description, please enquire through the same details as above.

Small Friends Veterinary Hospital, Amaroo (posted 3rd November) Full Time Vet Nurse


Full Time Veterinary Nurse

We are looking for a friendly pet owner who has completed or is enrolled in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing to join our happy team in Amaroo, ACT as a full-time vet nurse. 

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Our vets and nurses offer our clients and their small friends an excellent level of care and our hospital is part of the local neighbourhood. We love our jobs, we love our patients, and our clients know that they are part of the Small Friends “family”.

Details of available position:

Why work at Small Friends Veterinary Hospital?

What you need to have:


Please email an application letter with your curriculum vitae to Small Friends Veterinary Hospital's practice manager, Annette Robertson Almond.

Email address:

Applications close Monday 30 November 2020

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Capital Veterinary Hospital, Phillip (posted 27th October) Head Vet Nurse & Experienced Vet Nurse, Two Positions

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Capital Veterinary Hospital – Phillip

Head Nurse and Experienced Vet Nurse required

We are looking for a Team Leader (Head Nurse) and an experienced Vet Nurse with motivation and drive to join our family owned, friendly practice. Our hospital has exceptional standards of care, excellent equipment and a fantastic team.

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There is an attractive salary package on offer for the right applicant.

We require two enthusiastic Veterinary Nurses/Receptionists to join our team, who are hardworking and can establish positive and supportive relationships 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 brand-new 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, ultrasonography and echocardiography.

This will be an exciting opportunity for the right person to help build up a 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 local Business Awards Winner 2019 and current Finalist for Outstanding Pet Care 2020.

We are a purpose built 100% small animal hospital. The practice has state of the art equipment including digital x-ray, iM3 dental machine, ultrasound, patient monitoring machines, ventilator and the latest in house IDEXX pathology system. All these are to make your job easier.

We are open seven days a week (Monday – Friday, 7am- 7pm. Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays 8am - 5pm).

There are two positions available with both week day and rotating weekend work. Both positions will need to cover the receptionist job. Experience in orthopaedic surgery and advanced soft tissue surgeries is desired.

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 IV catheters, applying bandages, triaging the patients, performing AFAST, TFAST (under vet supervision), taking radiographs (under supervision) and monitoring the 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.

An application including a cover letter and resume can be forwarded by email to:
Renata Gianchou at:
PH: 02 6282 5522

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Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, Fyshwick (posted 16th October) Full Time ECC Team Leader

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Emergency Nurse Team Leader - Full Time
The Animal Referral Hospital – Canberra ACT
Job Number: ES2082

 The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is a well-established group of specialist veterinary hospitals. We offer a wide range of specialist services and provide 24-hour emergency and critical care through our facilities in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD and SA. ARH aims to provide a responsive, comprehensive emergency and referral service to veterinarians, their clients and their patients. We provide high professional and clinical standards, which are tempered with genuine care and compassion.

We are currently searching for an Emergency Team Leader Nursing to carry out all aspects of people management for a large group of emergency and ICU nurses. The role is based at our Canberra facility and will require some flexibility in terms of hours in order to build and maintain relationships with weekend and overnight staff.  

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Strong clinical management and leadership on the floor will be a critical success factor in this role. Management responsibilities will be with the support of the wider management team and will include but is not limited to recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, training, rostering, performance management, grievance handling, conflict resolution and more. The successful candidate will be an experienced, energetic and leader.  Salary negotiable dependent on experience.


Desirable attributes for this position

The Animal Referral Hospital is focused on providing career pathways and professional development for all our team members.

To apply, please submit your application including updated cover letter and CV to ARH Canberra Business Manager, Jasdeep Phull, at and quote job number ‘ES2082’ in the subject line of your email.

Kippax Veterinary Hospital, Holt (posted 28th September) Qualified Vet Nurse / Receptionist


Kippax Veterinary Hospital is looking for a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse or a veterinary receptionist with experience in the industry to join our supportive and friendly team.  This position could be either a dedicated reception position or a combination of reception and nursing.  There is a rotating weekend roster. 

Our nurses are encouraged to utilise their skills as much as possible and, as well as many other responsibilities, are trained to perform:

We have some dedicated receptionists as well who have a strong background in customer service as well as a good understanding of the industry which is essential for this role.

We encourage any special interests and provide a continuing education allowance and a specified career path. 

We have an amazing team of vets, nurses and receptionists and beautiful clients and patients.

If you are keen to join us, please email your resume and cover letter to Alison Taylor at  and Nicole Bell at

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