Vet Nurses and other support staff

Animal Attendant and Grooming Vacancies 

Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre, Kurralta Park, SA (posted 23rd February) Hospital Support x 2 Positions

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Hospital Support Nurse - AAERC

The AAERC Workplace
The Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre (AAERC) is a twenty-four-hour emergency and referral centre for small animals. We offer care to companion animals from referring clinics in the disciplines of emergency medicine, specialist surgery, medicine, dentistry, cardiology and imaging.

We are a group of over sixty staff including specialists, veterinarians, radiographers, nursing, management and support staff backed by facilities, equipment and supplies. All focused on providing patient care to the South Australian pet community.

On a day to day basis the clinic is looked after by our management team; Henk, Elisha and Sophie. The management team are here to support you and help you develop in your role.

Your Job
The role of the hospital support nurse (HSN) is to provide support to nursing and veterinary staff within our clinic through cleaning, animal attending and nursing duties. This is a critical enabling role in the clinic and requires some versatility on behalf of the employee.

Core Responsibilities
Cleaning - this includes the cleaning of cages, runs, laundry, floors, drains, walls, doors, staff facilities, offices and toilets. This vital task enables clinic operations, ensuring hygiene and cleanliness. and restocking throughout the whole clinic
Animal Attendant – this includes covering for nurses for breaks, answering phones, and assisting nursing staff with animal restraint, patient care (walking, grooming & feeding) and patient checks.
Nursing – at times you will be asked to fill in for a nurse/receptionist in any of our departments. This includes patient care/monitoring, assisting with surgical procedures, anaesthesia monitoring, assisting veterinary staff, liaising with clients, reception tasks and cleaning theatres, instruments etc…

This HSN is a very diverse roll. It will require the person to be self-driven and be able to work both autonomously and as a part of a team. The HSN will also need to be able to be very flexible in their daily work as things could change at a moment’s notice.

It is desirable that the HSN has completed Certificate 4 in veterinary nursing or is in the final stages of completing it. A minimum of three years of working in a busy general practice is also desirable. Experience of working in an emergency centre is advantageous.

At the AAERC we pride ourselves on the high standard of care we give to our patients. As you can see, the role has a lot of technical requirements and calls for a great diversity of skills. As a part of the opportunity for growing in this role the AAERC will offer on the job training throughout the departments. This may be directed by management and/or by the employee’s interest.

There are two HSN positions. Both HSN will be a part of a two-week rotating roster. Week one will see one nurse work the morning shift 6am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. The second HSN will work the afternoon shift 1.30pm to 8pm. It is expected that the afternoon shift will be able to stay on until 11.30pm if covering for an afternoon nursing shift. A degree of flexibility with hours is needed as if multiple nursing shifts are needed to be filled then time off may be given for extra hours worked.

Rates of Pay
We pay according to the Veterinary Nurses Award. Individual rates can be worked out based on personal details and level of education. The package includes superannuation, Workcover, an annual CE allowance and the normal award leave and penalty rate provisions.

Final Note
This position is not a job for the feint hearted.

We support our referring clinics by seeing their patients out of hours or the cases that don’t fall within their expertise. This means that we see a lot of severely sick animals. We deal with death almost daily.

Sometimes there can be high stress levels due to cases or an unavoidable high workload. Our veterinary staff have high expectations of our nursing staff and rely on them heavily.

The flip side is the rewarding hands-on and personal development you will gain from this position along with a strong team supporting and guiding you.

If this role is the right one for you, and you would like to become part of the dynamic AAERC team, please email your application, including a cover letter and resume, outlining your suitability against the above mentioned criteria to:
Sophie Harris
Nurse Manager – AAERC

Nundah Village, New Farm & Cleveland Vet Clinics, Brisbane QLD (posted 19th February) Animal Attendant

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Animal Attendant

Who are we?

We are a privately owned group of small animal general practice clinics. Our service is client centred – with the aim to provide considered and tailored healthcare solutions to all pets, delivered with empathy and exceptional care. We value personal and practice development, and this is supported in the clinic with training, mentorship, and continual advances in clinic equipment.

Our group consists of three clinics in South East Queensland; located in Nundah, New Farm and Cleveland. Across our group we have a diverse team with interesting and varied areas of expertise.

What Do We Want?

We are seeking a friendly Animal Attendant whose values align with our clinic culture of providing high quality veterinary care.

The Position:

The Ideal Candidate Must:

What we will offer you:

If you think this job is for you, and you are ready to join our progressive team, please forward your applications (including a cover letter and CV) to Tahnee Boucaut (Practice Manager) via email: (Mob: 0402 595 244) .

All applications will be treated confidentially, however please ensure your CV does include a minimum of two references that we are able to contact.

Lort Smith Animal Hospital, North Melbourne VIC (posted 2nd February) Animal Attendants

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Attention Animal Care Assistants, this is not your average role!

Would you like to work for an organisation truly committed to providing exceptional veterinary care and preserving the human-animal bond irrespective of a person's circumstance?

Are you looking for a unique opportunity where you can improve the health and happiness of animals and the people who care for them?
If you answered yes, then we’d love to hear from you because we are currently searching for permanent full time or part time Animal Care Assistants to join us at Lort Smith - Australia’s largest not-for-profit animal hospital.

Lort Smith’s mission is to improve the health and happiness of animals and the people who care for them. We do this via three very important streams of work; in our hospital by providing exceptional veterinary care and preserving the human-animal bond irrespective of a person’s circumstance; in our adoption centre by providing sanctuary, rehabilitation, welfare and a new home for animals; and through our community outreach programs by promoting responsible pet ownership and nurturing the human-animal bond.

In this role, you will be working with a large team of dedicated nurses and vets in a fast paced environment. Your ability to work collaboratively with fellow team members and build rapport with clients will be second to none.

About the job:

To be considered for this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

About you:

About us:

If this job sounds like the job for you we would love to hear from you. Apply now: Here

To learn more about Lort Smith and the wonderful work we do, please visit:

Sit Happens, Mornington VIC (posted 20th January) Animal Attendant

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Animal Attendant - Casual

Sit Happens Animal Behaviour Centre in Mornington is seeking a new and enthusiastic team member.

We have shifts in our daycare centre available for a quick learning, motivated, happy animal lover with great communication skills. We are looking for someone who is willing to learn about dog behaviour, appropriate socialisation and help facilitate dogs learning how to be calm, relaxed and happy in the company of other dogs. Our centre is not a “free for all” where dogs are left to “sort it out” themselves. Our socialisation is about helping each dog have a feel-good experience with another dog and our environment and work at extending their social/emotional skills from week to week. The majority or our clientele are long term committed owners who have completed our training courses or behavioural therapy and understand animal emotional welfare and have expectations regarding appropriate socialisation

We have on the job training as well as expect our successful applicant to attend staff training and submit internal assignments to help improve their knowledge and skills.

This job role has the potential to extend into the training and behavioural therapy field should the right applicant desire.

Applicants must be:

Available Shifts for immediate start:

This position would be an ideal job for a veterinary student or vet nurse with an interest in behaviour, or someone passionate about emotional welfare who is beginning their animal care career.

To apply please send through a cover letter and CV to:

Double Bay Veterinary Clinic, Eastern Suburbs (posted 6th January) Experienced Groomer

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Required: Experienced Dog Groomer to start ASAP

We are a busy small animal clinic, providing top quality patient care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We are a highly respected, modern, well-equipped practice located in a sought after area of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, with a second branch in Pyrmont.

The job:

Who are you?

Please forward expressions of interest and CV to and

Highgate Hill Veterinary Surgery, Dutton Park, QLD (posted 4th January) Casual Positions

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We are a happy, independent and rapidly growing veterinary surgery just outside the Brisbane CBD looking for additional staff members to join our team.

We currently have two casual positions available, hours to be negotiated, so if you have experience in nursing and/or reception, please contact us as we are happy to train you in any areas you're not so familiar with. We would also like to hear from you if you are an experienced groomer or animal attendant wanting to learn more about nursing and reception.

In a nutshell, we are looking to interview anyone with experience in:

A candidate with experience in all of the above will be favourably considered as we would welcome all-rounders to join our team but a great attitude will certainly make up for inexperience!

Employment is on a casual basis and we have a LOT of hours on offer!

Please send enquiries and resumes to:

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