Vet Nurses and other support staff

Animal Attendant and Grooming Vacancies 

The Lost Dogs Home Veterinary Clinic, North Melbourne (posted 14th February) Qualified Exp Senior Behavioural Trainer

Senior Behavioural Trainer

The Lost Dogs' Home is one of the country's largest animal welfare organisations, caring for more than 20,000 cats and dogs each year. We pride ourselves on employing qualified individuals who demonstrate a strong personal connection to animals, the community and the cause.

We are currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Behavioural Trainer to join our North Melbourne team on a full-time basis. The Behaviour Department are responsible for overseeing canine behavioural assessments and designing a treatment plan for dogs in their care.  The Behaviour Department work closely with other departments to assist with behavioural issues and oversee environmental enrichment programs throughout the Home. 

Your responsibilities will be:

To be successful in this role, you need to have:

We offer our staff a variety of benefits including discounts in our vet clinic, Employee Assistance Program, access to our Foster Care program and a unique work environment supporting a great cause.

If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to be successful in this role, please apply in confidence via our website,, ensuring you provide a cover letter and updated resume in Word or PDF format. If you have any questions, please contact or telephone Melissa Jones on 9321 8735 for more information.

Applications for this role will close on Wednesday 27 February 2019.
The Lost Dogs’ Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Drummoyne Veterinary Hospital, Inner West Sydney, NSW (posted 8th February) Full or Part Time Groomer

Drummoyne Veterinary Hospital in Sydney needs a highly skilled groomer to carry our reputation forward. Our team will support you with lots of customers and all admin and laundry done - you just need to bath and groom and keep your workspace clean and tidy.

You need to be a highly skilled and professional groomer with a particular focus on gentle handling and satisfying high customer expectations. Our clients are used to Japanese groomers and we're usually booked out 6 weeks in advance.

You will be working alone in an air-conditioned light-filled room with Hydrobath, dryers, etc and adjustable grooming table.

Pay and hours/days is negotiable. Full-time or part-time. You can work on a commission basis if you are fast and experienced, or you can elect to be paid as a casual on an hourly rate. We of course pay superannuation. We currently groom Monday to Friday only.

You have access to our tea-room and change-room, and of course will be included in staff social events.

We seek a cheerful, competent, enthusiastic and experienced groomer to continue our popular and highly regarded service.

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a short covering letter, and your resume including some photos of your work, to Dr Steve Anich on

For more information, see and

Lynbrook Vet, South-East Melbourne, VIC (posted 8th February)

Experienced Pet Groomer needed

Do you want to work in a veterinary practice where you feel engaged, valued and enjoy yourself?

If you answered yes and have the desirable criteria below, then apply for our Pet Groomer position today!

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a brand new custom-built veterinary clinic situated in Lynbrook, in the growing and expanding south-east of Melbourne.

At Lynbrook Vet, we like to think that we do things a little differently, to provide the best care for animals and humans (both staff and clients) that walk in through our door. As we grow, we need an experienced Pet Groomer to join our team and help us provide a wholistic service to our clients, including pampering!

Our mission is to create a work place that supports, enables and engages our employees so that they may realize their true potential and provide exceptional service to animals and the community. We do this by living our values of Respect, Compassion, Trust and Professionalism, and take these very seriously (but we also like to have fun, we are not all that serious!)

If you would like to work with us, you will need to demonstrate:

To learn more about us, visit our website: and our Facebook page.

We are looking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible so if you meet our desired criteria above, please email your resume and covering letter to including ‘groomer application’ in your subject heading. Applications close 22 February 2019.

Guide Dogs NSW / ACT, Glossodia, NSW (posted 8th February) Full Time Breeding Centre Team Leader

Full time employment opportunity
Glossodia location

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is the largest provider of orientation and mobility services for people with sight loss in Australia. We are a trusted brand delivering thousands of free client service programs annually. We provide and train our clients in the use of aids including guide dogs, mobility canes and electronic devices.

We are seeking a full time Breeding Centre Team Leader to join our team at the Guide Dogs Centre in Glossodia (past Windsor). Our modern kennel complex has capacity for 90 dogs and is equipped with an onsite veterinary surgery. 

The successful candidate will provide leadership to staff in the breeding centre kennels, maintain the highest level of hygiene standards in the kennel environment, maintain a safe working environment, develop enrichment practices to provide the highest quality of canine care, induct and train staff, and assist with other day to day tasks of the kennel operations. The role also includes fulfilling kennel attendant duties alongside other facilities staff.

To be considered for this opportunity you must demonstrate:

More information about this opportunity can be viewed in the position description on our website at:

Should you be interested in the opportunity please email your CV and covering letter to:

For more information contact Sonya Leotta on (02) 9412 9373.

Fox Valley Animal Hospital, Wahroonga NSW (posted 6th February) Part-time Groomer

We are a small animal hospital located on Sydney’s North Shore in Wahroonga.

We are currently seeking a part time groomer to work 2-3 days per week.

You would be required to work 8am - 4pm and groom a minimum of 6 dogs per day.

We have a covered outdoor grooming parlour with all the modern equipment supplied including an electric grooming table.

Experience in all types of clips and deshedding is essential.

Friendly clients and staff to work with.

If you think this position is for you please forward your resume to:

Jess Gombi

Practice Manager:

Greyhound WA, Cannington, WA (posted 5th February) Casual On Track Veterinary Assistant


Greyhounds WA conducts greyhound racing from venues (tracks) at Cannington, Mandurah and Northam on six days per week.  Race meetings are generally conducted during the evening and night period at Cannington and Mandurah but during the afternoon in Northam.

A qualified veterinarian is in attendance at each race meeting and we now seek to appoint casual veterinary assistants to provide support to the qualified veterinarian.  The assistant will also be responsible for transporting injured greyhounds at the track and to external veterinary facilities as required.

Specifically, the veterinary assistant will:

The successful applicant will have experience, knowledge, skills and ability, as follows:

Veterinary assistants will be rostered to work on one or more race meetings per week at either Cannington, Mandurah or Northam.  Greyhounds WA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   Remuneration will be as a casual employee under the provisions of the Racing Clubs Events Award 2010, Grade 3 racecourse attendant, currently at a rate of $28.75 per hour.

If you are interested, please submit your application and resume to Greyhounds WA,, by close of business on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Telephone inquiries may be directed to Debbie King, (08) 9445 5318.

Enfield Vet Hospital, Inner Western Sydney (posted 5th February) Casual Kennel Hand

Casual Kennel Hand wanted

We are a 3 vet, 4 nurse practice in the Inner West of Sydney looking for an honest & reliable person with an eye for detail & an interest in providing an exceptional level of care to be our kennel hand 1 day a week & 1 weekend a month.

Previous experience in a similar position and current driver’s license would be advantageous.

If you are interested please forward your resume to


Ph 02 9747 3999

The North Shore Veterinary Hospital, Crows Nest NSW (posted 24th January) Full Time, Part Time or Casual Animal Attendant


The North Shore Veterinary Hospital (NSVH) is seeking an enthusiastic, animal attendant to work with us within our busy referral and general practice.

The NSVH is situated on the lower North Shore of Sydney and has a strong well-established client base. We have an outstanding group of team orientated veterinarians who work together to provide excellent veterinary care in a fun caring environment. The group is closely associated with North Shore Veterinary Specialist Centre, which is an expanding multi-disciplined Veterinary Hospital also located on the lower North Shore of Sydney. We have developed a strong culture based around a collaborative team effort to provide outstanding veterinary care to our patients.

See photos here

Position Involves:

Applicant must have:

Apply online or for more information contact the VetPartners Careers Team on

Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre, Norwood SA (posted 21st January) Part Time Surgical Support Assistant


Part Time Surgical Support Assistant – 12 month contract
Norwood, SA

The Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre and Animal Emergency Centre provides high standards of Veterinary care in the fields of Surgery, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Dermatology, Exotics and Emergency care. 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Part Time Surgical Support Assistant to join our team on a 12 month tenure contract! The successful candidate will be energetic, possess enthusiasm and have the ability to manage their time effectively both within the team and autonomously. A strong work ethic and positive attitude is necessary, as is the ability to multitask and to demonstrate initiative.

Surgical Support Assistant duties include but are not limited to:

The successful candidate will work rostered shifts within the hours of 7.00am – 7.30pm Monday to Friday. The hours of this role will vary due to leave cover and to aid in meeting the ever-changing needs of the business. Training and support provided including professional development opportunities, all within in a friendly working environment.

If you would like to be considered for the role, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Donna Wasylkiw
Nursing Director

AHT Vets Pty Ltd, Thornlands/Alexandra Hills, QLD (posted 10th January) Casual Vet Nurse/Groomer Across 2 Locations

Casual Veterinary Nurse and Groomer

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Nurse and Groomer to join the AHT Vets team at Thornlands Veterinary Hospital and Alexandra Hills Veterinary Surgery.

Located on the Brisbane bayside in the Redlands, these practices are well equipped and perform a wide range of Veterinary services. The Thornlands Veterinary Hospital is a purpose built facility and includes digital X-ray, Ultrasound and IDEXX machines. The busy practices are staffed by an experienced and passionate team of 6 vets plus support staff.

This position will suit a mature minded person with prior experience in a fast paced customer service role. Prior experience in the Veterinary industry would be advantageous and grooming experience is essential. This is a groomer and casual nurse role.

The ideal candidate would be:

Wages are as per the Veterinary Industry award and commensurate with experience.

Please send your application including cover letter, resume and references to

Guide Dogs NSW / ACT, Glossodia, NSW (posted 20th December) Full Time & Casual Kennel Attendants, Fixed Term


Full time employment opportunity (Fixed term – 12 months)
Casual employment opportunities
Glossodia location

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is the largest provider of guide dogs and orientation and mobility services for people with vision loss in Australia. We have a trusted and recognised brand and deliver thousands of client service programs annually. In fact, Guide Dogs has won the Readers Digest “Most Trusted Charity Brand” award from 2013 to 2018.

We are currently seeking to engage a full time Kennel Attendant at our Guide Dogs Centre in Glossodia (past Windsor), on a fixed term basis of up to 12 months in duration. Casual employment opportunities for work on weekdays and weekend days may also be available.

Our modern kennel complex has capacity for 90 dogs and is equipped with an onsite veterinary surgery and breeding centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring appropriate care of dogs (including feeding, watering, toileting, bathing, grooming, maintaining health treatment plans, transporting dogs, supervising the general behaviour of dogs, etc.) and maintaining the kennel environment to a high level of hygiene.

To be considered for this opportunity you must demonstrate:

More information can be viewed in the position description for this role on our website at:

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to

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