Vet Nurses and other support staff

Positions Available in Industry & Non-Clinical Jobs
including Kennel/Cattery Attendants & other Animal Care

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.

Federation Training, Warragul Campus, Gippsland VIC (posted 8th February)

Federation Training

Teacher Animal Studies

GREAT things happen here

About us:
Be part of a dynamic, flexible and family-friendly organisation helping to shape the future skills for Gippsland and our community.  Now with Free TAFE we can offer more outcomes for students and industry.

Federation Training make GREAT things happen by ensuring we have the right people in the right places living our values through performance in Integrity, Collaboration,  Excellence, Responsibility.

If you are a motivated, enthusiastic and passionate industry expert join our Health Studies Teaching Team now.

About the role:
Based at our Warragul Campus, an exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced industry expert to join the Federation Training Animal Studies team in the delivery of a range of animal studies courses.

These courses provide the skills and knowledge to monitor and maintain animal health, capture and transport companion animals and education in aquatic animals.

At Federation Training the role of the Teacher is to:

Mandatory requirements:

What we offer:

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online
and include a current CV and address the Key Selection Criteria. No late or hard copy applications will be accepted.


Sam Fenton, Program Manager on (03) 5662 8556 Human Resources on (03) 5152 0724.

Advanced Anaesthesia Specialists, Gladesville, Sydney (posted 7th February) Clinical Support / Customer Service

Advanced Anaesthesia Specialists

Clinical Support / Customer Service - Full Time Position

A Great opportunity exists for a motivated & enthusiastic person with Veterinary Nursing Experience to join our Clinical Support and Customer Service team in our Anaesthesia and Critical Care company based at Gladesville, NSW. Our Sydney based international company is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of innovative devices for veterinary anaesthesia, hypothermia prevention and critical care.

For more information visit

As a Clinical Support and Customer Service specialist your responsibilities will include:

The ideal applicant would be a Qualified Veterinary Nurse with experience in anaesthesia and enthusiasm for equipment, its’ applications and maintenance. Previous administrative and/or customer support experience would be preferred. Self-motivation, good organisation, time management, excellent communication, listening and problem solving skills with a passion to continue learning and to improve anaesthesia outcome are the qualities we seek.

For consideration please submit a copy of your resume including at least 2 contactable referees and a 250 word or less personal statement telling why you would like this position to or fax to 02 9808 1866.

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.

IDEXX Laboratories, Mt Waverley, VIC Based (posted 4th February) In Field Technical Support Representative VIC/TAS

With 7,000 people and one global focus to enhance the health and well-being of pets, people and livestock.

We are passionate about what we do at IDEXX - and why wouldn't we be? When you're working together to raise the standard of care for companion animals, helping to keep our livestock population around the globe healthy and free of disease and making drinking water safe for billions of people it's no wonder that what we do is more than just a job. There's an energy across IDEXX that is contagious - where caring and committed people come together for the benefit of our wider communities.

This In Field Technical Support Representative role provides face to face support to our veterinary customers through diagnostic support, equipment installation and training within their clinics. You will resolve elevated customer technical issues on site for diagnostic equipment.

The role is based in Melbourne and requires frequent travel within the Melbourne Metropolitan, greater Victoria and Tasmania regions.  However, you could be called on to assist our customers outside the region/interstate.

To be a success in this role you will have:

To be considered for this opportunity submit your resume and cover letter via the IDEXX website

University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital, Parkville, VIC (posted 4th February) Volunteer Animal Ethics Committee Members


Job no: 0000002
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville

Make a difference!

Expressions of interest are sought for membership to The University of Melbourne’s Animal Ethics Committees.

The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching, and engagement.

As part of its many programmes, the University uses animals for various scientific purposes, including medical research, teaching, veterinary diagnosis, ecology & conservation, and agriculture & environmental studies.

Through its Animal Ethics Committees (AECs), the University strives to uphold best practice in animal-based science, while reflecting the expectations of the broader community.

The AECs are responsible for the ethical review and approval of all research and teaching activities involving animals at the University. They operate to ensure that all such activities are conducted in compliance with the current edition of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (2013), and in a scientific and ethical manner, with the welfare of the animals involved as their focus.

The University’s AECs are constituted according to the guidelines of the aforementioned Code, with each AEC comprised of members from four categories, to ensure that the proposed work is assessed in a thorough and well-rounded way. The Categories of membership are:

The University of Melbourne is currently seeking expressions of interest from people interested in joining one of its four Animal Ethics Committees in the capacity of:

Please refer to our website for further information relating to the University’s AEC system, and the eligibility requirements for each membership category.

Interested candidates should apply online using the application link. You will be required to address the selection criteria (located in the position descriptions), provide your CV, Qualifications and any other supporting documentation for the committee member role you are applying for.

If you have any questions please contact:

Manuel Christie
Senior Animal Ethics Officer
Research Ethics and Integrity
+61 3 8344 4993

Coopers Animal Health & MSD Animal Health, WA or SA Based (posted 23rd January) Technical Advisor


Technical Advisor

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare

MSD Animal Health has a newly created opportunity available for a Technical Advisor for the Ruminant team. The Technical Advisor is responsible for providing high level technical support to the Ruminant business and will be based in South Australia or Western Australia.

The Technical Advisor will:

The successful candidate will have knowledge and practical experience in the Australian livestock industries. A Bachelor of Veterinary Science (or equivalent) qualification and registration with the NSW Veterinary Surgeon board. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with the ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will demonstrate the ability to analyse numerical and technical data from a range of sources to produce solutions and sound logical problem-solving skills.

MSD Animal Health
MSD’s Animal Health (MAH) division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

For further information please contact Jane Morrison 0419 402 001 or email

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