Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT

Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital, Canberra (posted 23rd September)



Paid VNCA Membership and annual AVNAT registration, annual CPD allowance, paid breaks, relocation assistance considered for interstate candidates!

Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital/Gungahlin Cat Hospital

Who we are…

Gungahlin Veterinary Services, comprising of Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital and the co-located Gungahlin Cat Hospital, is looking for a part-time or casual veterinary nurse to join our passionate team of highly skilled veterinarians, caring veterinary nurses, dedicated receptionists and support staff. We are an ASAV Accredited Hospital of Excellence, working from a purpose-built hospital equipped with a full complement of equipment for diagnosis and surgery of most small animal problems.

Come and join our hard-working and fun-loving team! Check out our website at to learn more about us.

The role on offer…

The role will work across Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital and Gungahlin Cat Hospital, and exposure to a variety of different cases and responsibilities is guaranteed. All the cool stuff like oesophageal foreign bodies, surgeries and complicated procedures will be a normal day at the office, as well as dental work and general nursing. Some blended reception/nursing work is included on particular shifts.

Working hours are rostered between the hours of 7:30 to 19:30 Mondays – Fridays and 8:00 to 16:30 on Saturdays. Working hours can be discussed in further detail with interested candidates – we can accommodate part time hours and different availabilities. There is no after hours, Sunday or public holiday work required as we are lucky enough to have a separate emergency service operating from our premises.

We are looking for someone who can tick the following boxes:

Benefits of working at GCH/GVH:

Applications should be via email, addressed to Greta, at

Alternatively, call the hospital on 02 6242 7276 and ask to speak with Greta to discuss the role further.

Northside Veterinary Centre, Braddon (posted 21st September)


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 keep growing! We are looking for another 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 blood pressure monitor, 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-1pm Saturday. We are closed Sundays and all public holidays.

The ideal candidate will:

We shall offer:

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Please visit our website:


RSPCA (ACT), Weston (posted 2nd September)


Qualified or Enrolled Cert IV Veterinary Nurse
Permanent Part-time – 5-month contract (with the possibility of extension)

RSPCA ACT Veterinary Clinic is seeking a nurse to join their team 3-4 days per week for a period of 5 months, with the possibility of extension. Each day varies and duties include surgical and medical nursing, client education and administration.

We are looking for a candidate that is a team player, who is self-motivated, adaptable, have excellent time-management and communication skills and thrive in a busy, supportive environment.

Salary and conditions are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010, Level 3 - 4, depending on experience and qualifications. The role may include working Saturdays.

If you are looking for a role that is more than just a job, please email  for further information and to submit your resume.

Please visit our website:

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin (posted 17th August) Emergency Vet Nurse


Emergency Veterinary Nurse

Are you feeling stuck within your current role? Are you sick of doing routine procedures without the opportunity to expand your skills and advance your career?

About us

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service (CVES) is a privately owned, well-established emergency clinic in Canberra ACT. We strive to provide gold standard of care to all of our patients, clients as well as offering a referral service for general practices. CVES offers generous CPD allowance and encourages staff to continue their professional development. Our clinic has all the bells and whistles and our team work hard to maintain a positive floor culture. We currently have a position available for a Veterinary Nurse.

About the Role

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service (CVES) has a fantastic opportunity for a Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse to join our growing team and start developing their capabilities.

We are an after-hours service operating weeknights from 6pm to 8am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays, meaning our shift structure comprises of afternoon, overnight and weekend days. Perfect for work life flexibility! Our practice is a purpose-built facility that offers state of the art equipment to work up an array of diverse and challenging cases which you will be taught to handle. No two days are the same at CVES and if you thrive in an environment where you are continually learning and collaborating to get the best outcomes, this is a role for you.

We care about the members of our team, the direction of their career progression, managing their fatigue levels and ensuring we all have a good work life balance, so our job is rewarding and compliments our home life. Working within a cohesive and supportive team environment where we help each other out and ensure the best outcome for our patients is paramount. We also encourage CPD by keeping up to date with the most recent literature, attending conferences and are always looking for those nurses who excel and want to attain a higher level of nursing.

About you

We require an experienced veterinary nurse who is passionate about high quality patient care and 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

Key requirements to succeed in this role:

This position is permanent parttime (60 – 76 hours per fortnight)

We’re willing to work with applicants to achieve a roster that best fits with your needs!

We also offer a competitive remuneration package based on experience and qualifications plus continuing education allowances.


Jess Griffiths – Emergency Nurse

Unlike a lot of jobs nearly everyone in the vet industry is here because they want to. It's not like a 9-5 that you might do for a couple of months to make money or build experience, you are here because you genuinely care, and you bring you heart and soul to work with you every day. Being here to help clients and their pets means so much. Emergency medicine is fast paced, stressful but so rewarding.

You are forced to think and learn on your feet so you can provide the best possible care to any patient that comes in. From reception taking that first worried call all the way through to our vets deciding on the best course of treatment. The team we have here at CVES is amazing and we rely so heavily on each other and what we bring to the team to get us through. I myself am a part of both the reception and nursing team. I am currently training to become a qualified Vet nurse and move away from admin into more hands-on patient care. 

Anyone who has anything to do with the medical industry knows how full on and taxing it can be but those times when you pause for a moment to have a cuddle, find an extra blanket, or warm up a patient’s dinner it reminds you why your here and these small things matter even if never noticed.

Your application should include the following:

Please send the above to  

For further information or a confidential discussion please call Claire De Candia on 0468 772 837.

Please visit our website:


Kookaburra Veterinary Employment reserves the right to edit or omit any advertisement at our discretion. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of any advertisement shown and will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising under any circumstances.

We offer an advertising service for Veterinary Surgeries requiring vet nurses, kennel hands, groomers, receptionists or other lay staff, both locum and permanent.

From 1st July 2021 the fee for veterinary clinics to place adverts on this page is $125.00 inc GST per advert.

Adverts are placed for 2 months or until closing date and can be removed prior by request.

If you would like to place an advert, please email your advert to Please include full contact details. (please note - we will not accept faxed adverts)