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North Shore Veterinary Hospital, North Sydney, NSW (posted 27th June) Animal Attendant

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North Shore Veterinary Hospital is seeking a Full-Time Animal Attendant!

Want an insight on what it’s like to work at North Shore Veterinary Hospital? Click on the link below to hear from some of our wonderful staff on why they love working at North Shore Veterinary Hospital.

At NSVH, we pride ourselves on having friendly, sociable teams with a great support network within the VetPartners community, allowing for potential career development and progression.

About the role

About you
The successful applicant will possess the ability to:

Please apply online with your resume and cover letter or by emailing

Sydney Animal Hospitals - Norwest, Bella Vista, Sydney NSW (posted 23rd June) Animal Attendant

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We are looking for the next super animal attendant!

Sydney Animal Hospitals- Norwest is a purpose-built veterinary hospital which offers a range of professional services including pet boarding.

Our boarding facilities are of high demand and can be extremely busy.

We are looking for a positive, highly motivated and reliable animal attendant to provide a high standard of care to the pets in our hospital and boarding kennels.

The successful applicant must have experience with animal handling and wanting to study Cert V in Vet Nursing.  You will be allocated a work placement day in order to enrol into the course.

You must be available to work public holidays including throughout the Christmas holiday period as this is our busiest time of the year.

Shifts are:  Monday to Friday 6:30am- 10:35am and 4:00pm-7:00pm
Weekend shifts 7:30am – 11:30am and 2:30am – 5:30pm

The successful applicant will do share of these shifts.

Primary responsibility include:


If you are interested in the opportunity to work amongst a great team of professional, caring and dedicated staff please send your resume to

North Coast Vet Specialist, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast QLD (posted 14th June) Kennel Hand

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Entry Level - Kennel Hand

Looking to make a difference in a business that prioritises gold standard patient care and support to their staff?

We want you to be a part of our team!

As a collective we pride ourselves and strive for a cohesive team environment. We are here to provide not only the best possible care for our patients and clients but a workplace that provides support, encourages growth, and encompasses a team value ensuring each member of staff knows their value to the team.

We are currently seeking a Kennel Hand to join our team!
We are looking for an individual who takes pride in their work and genuinely enjoys being around animals! You will work closely with our ECC department ensuring the cleanliness of the hospital and hospitalised patients. This is a great opportunity if you are looking to dip your toes into the Veterinary world and experience all the amazing things we do! This position includes rotating shifts.

Job duties include

About You:

What We Can Offer You

Roles within our privately owned business do not become available often, so take action right away.

How to Apply:

Please send through your CV and cover letter to our Hospital Co Ordinator, Brooke Walker

Optional - for extra brownie points record a video (3 minutes max) of yourself, outlining why you are a perfect fit and what excites you about the opportunity. Don’t worry, we’re only interested in meeting you, not your video production skills! Use our FB page to send your video via messenger.

We’re accepting applications up to close of business Friday 1st July.
We’ll let you know we’ve received your application. After that, you probably shouldn’t expect to hear from us until the application deadline has passed. We want to give everyone who’s interested in a fair chance to apply and be evaluated. ⠀
We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin, ACT (posed 10th June) Nurse Assistant


Are you looking to pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing and want to advance your skills in a great team environment? We currently have a Casual position available for a Nursing Assistant role.

About us

We are an after-hours service for emergency and critical cases, operating weeknights from 6pm to 8am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. This means our shift structure comprises of early morning, evening and weekend shifts, perfect for work life flexibility!
We care about the members of our team, particularly the direction of their career progression and managing work-life-balance. We strive for a positive and inclusive work culture, with a team who support each other in their learning.

About the Role

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service (CVES) has a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join our team who has completed their Cert II in Animal care, and is now studying or enrolled in the Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.
As a Nursing Assistant, you are responsible for the general care, handling and hygiene of the practice. This role will include a large portion of cleaning duties and laundry, as well as assisting the nurse and vet teams with their patients. It will also involve jobs such as running pathology tests, walking dogs, and basic reception duties.

About you

We require a Nursing Assistant who is passionate about learning and evolving their career pathway, with the desire to develop skills in the field of emergency in a supported environment.

Key requirements to succeed in this role:

If you are interested, Email us at:

Northside Veterinary Specialists, Sydney Northern Beaches NSW (posted 9th June) Senior Animal Attendant

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Senior Animal & Facilities Attendant

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, animal-loving superstar to join our team.

As the senior animal and facilities attendant, you will play a critical role in the wellbeing of our patients and the wildlife we care for. You will be there to provide comfort and the basic necessities, food and water, walks, a clean bed, etc. as well as to support our incredibly hardworking nurses and vets by keeping the hospital sparkling clean and well-stocked. You will work with our incredible team of animal and facilities attendants to ensure ongoing training is provided, implementing and maintaining high quality standards and controls, and supporting the team in personal and professional development goals. 

About you

Our ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

Our offer

NVS is working to become the Employer of Choice amongst the specialist hospitals of Sydney. We strive to promote a healthy work environment and have a strong focus on overall wellness. We provide a range of in-house and external CPD and learning opportunities, and truly wish to see every one of our employees reach their career goals.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and – perhaps the biggest bonus of all – we don’t work nights, weekends, or public holidays! We are very fortunate to be partnered with Northside Emergency Veterinary Services (NEVS) who operate in the same building after-hours, looking after our patients so we can go home and be re-energised for our next shift. We offer flexible working hours and can accommodate a 4 or 5-day workweek.

Interested?! We’d love to chat! For a confidential discussion, send your CV and covering letter to

Northside Veterinary Specialists, Sydney Northern Beaches NSW (posted 9th June) Animal Attendant

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Animal & Facilities Attendant

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, animal-loving superstar to join our team.

As an animal attendant, you will play a critical role in the wellbeing of our patients and the wildlife we care for. You will be there to provide comfort and the basic necessities, food and water, walks, a clean bed, etc. as well as to support our incredibly hardworking nurses and vets by keeping the hospital sparkling clean and well-stocked.

Casual, part-time, and full-time employment considered.

If you are interested in applying to be part of our awesome, supportive team, send an email with your CV and a covering letter to

Animal Emergency Australia - Tanawha, Sunshine Coast (posted 7th June) VN Assistant

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Veterinary Nurse Assistant – Emergency and Critical Care

Tanawha, Sunshine Coast

Does this seem too good to be true? 

Fortunately, this is the exciting reality of Animal Emergency Service (AES) life! We have recently grown to a 24hours per day, seven days per week facility and we are looking for Veterinary Nurse Assistants to help our amazing team of Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nurses. You don’t need to be a qualified veterinary nurse for this role, but you need to be studying your Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing or have prior experience in a Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Nurse Assistant role.

About Animal Emergency Services Tanawha

Animal Emergency Service (AES) is one of Australia’s leading emergency and critical care referral centres. Our practice is on the stunning Sunshine Coast in southeast Queensland. We deliver world class emergency veterinary medicine and gold standard patient care. We are always bustling with exciting cases and an energetic atmosphere. We have all the toys including blood gas, digital X-Ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, and ventilation.

Role on Offer

We are looking for Veterinary Nurse Assistants who thrive in a hands-on, dynamic environment. 

This is a casual position so it's fine if we are your second job. But our non-negotiable is that your other job is not full time so that you have some availability left to work with us on weekdays between 5pm and 9am, 24-hours on weekends, and public holidays.   

If emergency and critical care medicine seems daunting, please know that it is common for us to help people make the transition from GP. You will: 

Eligibility Requirements:

The Benefits

We challenge the heart, support the mind, and thrive on trust. We operate with integrity, compassion and kindness in everything we do.  

Please email your resume and covering letter to quoting reference number SCVN2205. 

RSPCA Queensland, Toowoomba (posted 3rd June) Vet Nurse / Animal Attendant



The RSPCA Qld presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced Animal Attendant / Veterinary Nurse to join their team in Toowoomba.

We are the leading animal welfare charity in Queensland, currently rehoming more animals than any other organisation in the Southern Hemisphere. As a non-government, community based charity; we are the only charity with the power to prosecute animal cruelty and neglect.  We care for displaced domestic pets as well as native wildlife patients in our Brisbane RSPCA Wildlife Hospital and Eumundi Rehabilitation Centre. 

Each year over 47,000, animals need assistance from the RSPCA. RSPCA Qld requires over $46 million annually supporting our animal centres, programs and services. RSPCA Qld, a community based charity relies on donations, bequests and sponsorships from ordinary Queenslanders, just like you.

Our mission statement is simple, but powerful: Together We Change Lives.

You will provide vital help to all creatures great and small by caring for and attending to all animals in the care of RSPCA Qld by performing a wide range of duties using best practice in animal husbandry.

Reporting to the Animal Care Manager, you will be responsible for:

Our Animal Attendants / Veterinary Nurses primarily work with our domestic animals, including dogs, cats, livestock, and small pets.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

This role is a full time position, working 40 hours per week, based at our Toowoomba Animal Care Campus. Working hours will be rostered across a 7-day roster and weekend work will be required. Remuneration is as per the RSPCA Qld Enterprise Agreement for Animal Care and Veterinary Staff; with a starting pay rate (qualified) of $26.15 per hour (junior rates may apply).

Applicants without a completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (or equivalent) need not apply.  A Certificate II or above in animal-related study would be an advantage.

How to apply: 
Are you great team player with a keen eye for detail, a strong self-starter with the ability to think outside the box and energised by an incredible purpose and passion to achieve the best outcomes for animals everywhere? If so we would like to hear from you.

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject title “Toowoomba Vet Nurse”. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sydney Veterinary Emergency & Specialists SVES, Rosebery, Sydney (posted 2nd June) Animal Attendant

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Sydney Veterinary Emergency and Specialists are looking for an experienced Animal Attendant wanting to work full-time in a fast paced environment. Experience in the industry would be preferable.



An animal attendant is responsible for the basic animal care, husbandry and cleaning of the hospital. An animal attendant has a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision within an allocated framework and time constraints. Animal attendants are another pair of eyes on the hospital and expected to contact whoever is appropriate if they notices something isn’t quite right, from a patients behaviour to an item being out of stock.


Job performance will be monitored on a day-to-day basis by the Animal Attendant Team Manager and by regular performance reviews.

Education Requirements

Experience Requirements

Previous animal attendant and/or veterinary practice experience is desirable but not required
Demonstrated communication skills

Personal Requirements;


The animal attendant in a veterinary practice must be familiar with and competent to work in an environment that poses multiple known hazards and at times emotionally demanding situations. These include but may not be confined to:





Consult Room:

Treatment Room:

Staff Kitchen

Apply now with your CV and Cover Letter:

Animal Referral Hospital - Essendon Fields, Melbourne VIC (posted 20th May) Clinic Assistant

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Essendon Fields VIC

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinic Assistant to join our amazing Essendon Fields team on a part-time basis.

Due to an expanding case load the Animal Referral Hospital in Essendon Fields has a part-time position for clinic assistants to join our hard-working, close-knit team.
The successful candidate will be required to work on a part time basis with shifts that may include weekend days, weekday mornings and afternoon shifts, plus public holidays.

Our clinic assistant team are greatly valued and are an integral part of the success of the day to day running of our hospital.

About your new role

We are searching for a person who possesses the ability to multitask and work well as a team in an often fast-paced environment. A large part of this position requires extensive cleaning of the hospital and assisting with ensuring tasks are completed to a high level of attention to detail. On the job training will be provided with ongoing support by nurses and existing clinic assistants, however applicants must possess the ability to work unsupervised as well as demonstrate reasonable proficiency in performing the required tasks.

How to contact us

If this opportunity interests you, please send your updated cover letter and resume to Laura Cotton, Specialist Surgery Head Nurse on

Brisbane Bird & Exotics Veterinary Service, Greenslopes, Brisbane QLD (posted 29th April) Nursing Assistant/Cage Hand

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Nursing Assistant/Cage Hand (our patients are too small for kennels!) Part Time

A position exists at Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Service for a Nursing Assistant/Cage Hand. We introduced this position in 2020, and soon wondered how we’d ever managed without! One of our first assistants become a trainee nurse in the practice, one moved on for personal reasons, and we currently have a part-time Nursing Assistant.

It’s clear that this job is critical every day, so we’re looking for a second nursing assistant to job-share for 3 days/week, including rotating every second Saturday morning.

We like to think of the job description as ‘Restoration of Order in Chaos’. While laundry, cleaning cages, feeding patients, helping vets with restraint etc might not be seen as the most glamorous work, you’ll find that we are VERY grateful to the amazing humans that do this for us! It also gives an excellent step into the world of avian and exotic medicine and nursing care.

This job will suit somebody who can operate independently, sometimes under pressure, and who loves the species that we treat (parrots, chickens, lizards, snakes, turtles, rats, guinea pigs, fish and more!). This is an excellent opportunity for somebody looking to begin learning about the field of avian and exotic medicine. As a practice, we are committed to lifelong learning, and love to share what we know. The position would suit somebody who is familiar with veterinary practice and workflows. There is ALWAYS something happening in our busy practice, so moving at a fast pace is essential!

Applicants must be current with COVID vaccination, and willing to have repeated vaccinations, as required, to keep that status. The successful applicant must either be Q-fever vaccinated, or willing to become vaccinated as soon as possible.

Our practice is staffed by warm, caring, hilarious, quirky humans, so a sense of the ridiculous coupled with a strong work ethic is essential. We believe that carbs and fats are an appropriate response to crisis.

While we are hoping for a quick recruitment process, we are very willing to wait in order to find ‘our person’.

Please contact: with an application letter and CV.

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