Vet Nurses and other support staff
Animal Attendant and Grooming Vacancies
University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney, NSW (posted 20th May)
VETERINARY ANIMAL ATTENDANT - CASUALS
UNIVERSITY VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL - SYDNEY
FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
REFERENCE NO. 462/0213
- Well equipped Vet Teaching Hospital
- Casual position
The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 6,800 permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.
The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS) is a veterinary hospital, a specialist veterinary centre and a teaching facility all in one. The hospital is now open 24/7 for emergency services which has increased the clinic’s caseload to all its services. We are therefore seeking to fill a casual animal attendant position.
Experienced Casual Animal Attendant
Reporting to the Head General Medicine Nurse, your duties will include:
- Cleaning and maintenance of kennel and cattery.
- Feeding, exercising and care of hospital and boarding patients.
- Cleaning and maintaining treatment rooms and other hospitals areas.
- Cleaning and maintenance of food stocks for clinic kitchens.
- Maintaining bedding for kennels, cattery and all areas of hospital including ICU’s and treatment rooms
- Maintain hospital records.
In this appointment you will participate in rostered 3 days/week 11am -7pm including Saturdays 8am – 4pm and public holidays with our general nursing staff and one other kennel hand. However days and hours are subject to change.
To succeed in this position, you will need:
- Certificate in Animal Studies II or III / or equivalent
- Have at least 2-3 years animal attendant experience or have worked within an emergency or small animal referral hospital.
- Good communication skills and ability to take direction from other staff.
- An ability to work in a team environment and autonomously as required.
- Experience with handling companion animals particularly dogs and cats.
All applications must be emailed to the Head General Medicine Nurse: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 3 June 2013
The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
MOBILE PET GROOMING BUSINESS FOR SALE - Blue Mountains, NSW (Posted 10th May)
Existing large loyal client base in mid Blue Mountains, 5-6 days a week or part-time if desired, could be a shared business for couple or partnership. Flexible hours/days. Established 2 1/2 years.
Equipment, training & support included. Exclusive territory, growth potential. Financials available. Peugeot diesel station wagon included if needed.
Genuine enquiries please phone: 0414 608 893
Ringwood East Vet Care Animal Hospital, Melbourne, (posted 1st May) Cattery Ward Attendant
About You: Looking for an entry point into working within a veterinary hospital? You’ll be delighted to hear about this ward attendant opportunity with Ringwood East Vet Care Animal Hospital.
This position provides you with the opportunity to give you practical experience in all the basics of working within a veterinary hospital setting. This position is principally positioned in the cattery and will give the right candidate an entry point to further positions within the hospital, if so desired. You will be working with knowledgeable, understanding and supportive colleagues. You will need to enjoy working as part of a dynamic team and have a positive disposition. You will need to have excellent communication skills be flexible and enjoy being attentive to detail. It would be an desirable if you lived in the local area.
About Us: Ringwood East Vet Care Animal Hospital is a small animal veterinary hospital based in Melbourne’s leafy outer east region. We have a friendly dynamic team who love what they do. The hospital is well equipped with all modern facilities and latest medical equipment and is based conveniently in the heart of Ringwood East Shopping Village Precinct. For more information please check out our website or Facebook page, links below:
How to apply: Please address your application to: The Principal Veterinarian, Ringwood East Vet Care Animal Hospital. 106 Railway Avenue, Ringwood East, Vic. Email: email@example.com
Closing Date for applications is 14th of June. 2013.
Applicants will be invited for interview based on their fit with the role. Please note that all applicants will be required to complete a pre-interview questionnaire to further ascertain their suitability for the position.
Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital, Outer Southern Perth, WA (posted 16th April) Two Groomer Positions
We are currently seeking two professional groomers at our very busy animal clinic. One for Monday-Friday and the other for weekends. We will bring in the selected candidates as contractors; we advertise for you, provide a large clean area, your equipment and accessories. You arrive on time, do quality work, have a pleasant personality and we will work with you to bring in all the clients you need.
- Customer service oriented
- Able to work well alone and in a team environment
- Clean and Tidy
- Willing to do test groom before hiring decision is made
- Experienced people please include portfolio and references
We are a large veterinary hospital in Port Kennedy (Rockingham area). We take great pride in our team and offer only the best to our clients in all areas of veterinary care. We have been in business since 1999 under this owner and have gone from 1 doctor to 8 doctors along with our 15+ support team members. Many of our people have been with us 5-10 years. We are looking to grow and improve our already very good grooming business and will work with the right person to bring it to the level the rest of the hospital is already at.
Experience preferred but may consider a recent graduate.
Experience with nail painting, dying and other out of the ordinary grooming skills will be given higher consideration.
To apply please forward Resume with Cover letter and school certificate(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: please include compensation expected in a percentage format (e.g. 40%, 50% etc) in your cover letter
NO CALLS OR DROP INS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Small Animal Specialist Hospital, North Ryde, NSW (posted 3rd April) Animal Attendants
Are you looking for an outstanding opportunity to kick start your career in Veterinary Nursing? Then this could be the job for you. We are currently looking to employ Animal Attendants to assist our team of highly skilled professionals who are truly dedicated to providing exceptional service and the best quality of care to our patients
Our Animal Attendants ensure the standard of animal care/husbandry and presentation of hospital facilities are maintained at the highest possible level.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
- Cage & hospital cleanliness
- Setting up cages for incoming patients
- Walking patients
- Feeding and offering water
- Restocking IV fluid & disposables
- Cleaning & washing
As the person who will be attending to our patients, it is important that you care for our patients with a calm approach and a positive outlook coupled with a “can do” attitude that will make you stand out from the rest.
It is essential that you have the following;
- Enrolled in a Certificate IV Vet Nursing or Animal studies course
- Ability to work independently or part of a team
- Ability to work a 24/7 day rotating roster
- Excellent animal handling skills
- Be able to time manage and prioritize
- Ability to work unsupervised
- Be a team player
- Able to follow directions
- Ability to multitask
- Great communication skills
This role is available to start ASAP, so don’t miss this great opportunity, apply today!
The next step is to forward your resume with a cover letter addressing the essential criteria to Attention Human Resources, quoting Reference No: AA2013/2, to email: email@example.com.
Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital, Five Dock, Sydney (posted 28th March) Groomer
Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital is based in Five Dock and we are looking for an experienced, fun and bubbly pet groomer to join their team. We currently have a fully equipped grooming facility and due to the increasing demand, we are looking to expand this part of our business.
Our groomer will join our team of vets, vet nurses, trainers and current groomer. Our grooming facility is located at the front of our clinic and is very well equipped with a hydrobath, grooming tables, dryers and latest clipping and brushing equipment.
The work hours and days are flexible.
If you are interested please send your resume to Ashlee:
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