Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - WA and NT


Midwest Veterinary Centre, Geraldton, WA (posted 1st March) Head Vet Nurse

Midwest Veterinary Centre

Head Nurse WANTED!

We are seeking a head nurse to join our team at Midwest Veterinary Centre in Geraldton!

What we need -

What will be expected from you will include -

What will we give you!

Why us?

If this sounds like you or we sound like a place you would like to work, please send your cv and cover letter to bataviavet@outlook.com  Att Tara. Feel free to email if you have any questions or would like to discuss further!

Visit: www.midwestvet.com.au and 


Caryn Veterinary Hospital, Edgewater, Perth, WA (posted 26th February)

Caryn Veterinary Hospital,

Stand Up if you’re an Amazing Vet Nurse!

If you are the Vet Nurse we are looking for, you will be able to answer a phone, type an email and cuddle a puppy all at the same time! You’ll be motivated to work in a thriving and client-focused vet clinic, both within a team and as a sole charge Nurse. Our ideal candidate will be looking to establish a long-term career and will demonstrate a strong work ethic, with a love of chatting to clients, working efficiently and providing top-notch care to patients.

ABOUT US

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Your role encompasses all areas of Veterinary Nursing with exposure and opportunity to learn new skills in Nursing, knowledge and management. Joining a 1 Vet, 2.5 Nurse team, you will have the creative opportunity to maintain and continue building a vet clinic that thrives with loyal clients and patients, and working with a well-liked Vet and Nurse. Your responsibilities will include positively dealing with clients on Reception, all areas of Surgery and Patient Recovery, and assisting in all daily aspects of the hospital, Marketing/Client creation opportunities, and any other skills you would like to sink your teeth into. Being proactive, efficient and having strong attention to detail is a must. Your position will be a full time 38hr week including alternate Saturday morning’s and 1 hour each week night of Puppy School (additional pay).

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Registered and Qualified Vet Nurse
  2. Minimum of 2 years experience in small animal clinics preferred
  3. Previous  puppy school experience preferred
  4. Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a close working relationship with your boss and fellow team mates
  5. Business acumen, or desire to learn
  6. Team spirit (and able to have a laugh!)

REWARDS

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive base salary above award+ Superannuation + Bonuses and Incentives after probation period. You will have the opportunity to develop in every aspect of nursing, clinical administration, community outreach and management! Puppy School for 1 hour per weeknight attracts additional pay.

Please email your resume, along with a 1 page cover letter outlining why you would be a great fit for our team, to thevet@carynvet.com.au

Applications close Friday, 12th March at 5pm (Perth time)

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Animal Emergency Centre Midland, Perth, WA (posted 26th February) ECC

Animal Emergency Centre Midland

We are so excited to announce our new co-located hospital has opened at Midland. This means the AEC is located next door to a Petbarn retail store and a Greencross General Practice, providing you with a broader network of pet-care professionals and the support to ensure gold standards of care to your clients and their pets.

We are seeking a part-time Vet Nurse to join our passionate team and experience the growth and success of this hospital.

You will be supported by a network of experienced, passionate and like-minded Vets and Nurses.

What we offer you:

 Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

If you are looking for a new & exciting challenge, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Harriet Alden
Business Manager
recruitment.eands@gxltd.com.au
Please quote job number ‘ES2066’


New Era Vet, Oakford, WA (posted 26th February)

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Full Time Veterinary Nurse

Located in Oakford Western Australia, 30 Mins South of Perth, we are a new and developing Small Animal Veterinary practice with a great team of Nurses, a Practice Manager and 3 Vets.

We are looking for a qualified (Certificate IV & registered with the WA VSB) Veterinary Nurse to join our team on a Full Time Basis.

The successful applicant must:

The roster will be Monday to Friday between 8am and 7pm with one in four Saturdays (No public holidays). Pay is above award and dependant on the experience you bring to the role.

If you are interested in joining our amazing team please apply with your Resume & Cover Letter (including at least one referee) via email to reception@neweravet.com.au

New Era Vet
111 Blair Road
Oakford, WA, 6121


Perth Animal Surgery, Osborne Park, WA (posted 26th February) Full Time Surgery Nurse

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Perth Veterinary Specialist is looking for a Full-time Surgical Vet Nurse to join our nursing team!!

An exciting opportunity exists for a veterinary nurse to join the team at Perth Animal Surgery part of Perth Veterinary Specialists.

Perth Animal Surgery was founded on and is still guided by, the principle that the most important aspect of our work is ensuring the best outcome for the patient entrusted to our care. This principle guides us in all our discussions with owners and dealings with our patients. We take our responsibility in this regard very seriously.

Perth Animal Surgery currently has three specialist surgeons. They are supported by a team of highly experienced, qualified personnel, including surgical interns, nurses and office staff. Having a surgical specialist practice in the same building as advanced imaging facilities, medical specialists and an oncology practice provides the pet owners and veterinarians of Western Australia with unsurpassed diagnostic and therapeutic options to ensure the best possible.

Essential:
You will be expected to deliver a high level of nursing care to all patients. You possess high-quality skills in understanding & monitoring anaesthesia. You will be able to work in a fast-paced environment, both in a team and autonomously. Ventilator knowledge is advantageous, however, not essential. A good sense of humour is welcomed!

Desirable:

Apply Now!
Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.


Perth Veterinary Specialists, Osborne Park, Perth WA (posted 25th February)

Perth Vet Specialists

Medicine/Oncology Veterinary Nurse

Perth Veterinary Specialists is looking for an experienced Medicine/Oncology Veterinary Nurse to join our nursing team part-time!

Perth Veterinary Specialists is a multi-department, multi-specialist referral hospital, providing excellence in care since 2008, with after-hours support on-site from Animal Emergency Care.

Internal Medicine and Oncology are 2 busy PVS departments, with specialists, residents, interns and nursing staff who combined see around 1000 of the most interesting and challenging cases each year.

We are looking for a qualified (certificate IV and registered with the WA VSB), motivated veterinary nurse to work with both departments on a part-time basis. This is will be Monday, Thursday and Friday working 8am to 6pm. Experience within a referral hospital is beneficial but not a requirement.

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

The ideal candidate:

Apply Now!

Please apply with your resume and cover letter to: Kendell.hunt@vetpartners.com.au


Ascot Veterinary Hospital, Belmont, WA (posted 22nd February)

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Ascot Veterinary Hospital is looking for an experienced veterinary nurse to join our team. We are a busy, progressive, small animal hospital, that strives to deliver a high standard of customer service at all times. We are a well-equipped hospital with a newly renovated reception and consulting rooms. Our vet and nurse team are very experienced, with a low staff turnover. Medical and surgical caseload is varied. The role is full time and will involve both reception shifts and nursing shifts. Ability to work weekends is essential.

We require someone with excellent communication and problem-solving skills, who has a passion for both customer service, and hospital and surgical nursing. We are seeking someone who thrives in a busy environment, loves working in a close-knit team, and enjoys working face to face with clients and their pets.

Please send applications to annaevans@ascotvet.com.au


Greencross Vets Ellenbrook, North-Eastern Perth, WA (posted 15th February) Full Time, Part Time or Casual Vet Nurses

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Full Time, Part Time and Casual Vet Nurses
Ellenbrook, WA

Over 1900 veterinarians and vet nurses across Australia have chosen a career with Greencross Vets. Our vets and vet nurses benefit from the resources that the largest veterinary group in Australia provides including an industry leading education program, business support for better work/life balance and career opportunities throughout the 136 plus veterinary related businesses in the Greencross Vets family. At Greencross Vets your passion for pets is exemplified by practicing the highest standards of care. We invite you to join Greencross Vets for a rewarding and fulfilling career. 

Greencross Vets, a pioneer in the Veterinary landscape for over 9 years, are committed to raising the industry bar and we want you to be a part of our journey! We have various exciting job opportunities for; Casual, Full-Time and Part-Time positions for qualified and passionate Veterinary Nurses to join our new clinic opening at Greencross Ellenbrook in April 2021!

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities and expertise:

What we can offer you:

Pay is commensurate with experience and qualifications. If this role is the right one for you, and you would like to become part of the dynamic Greencross Ellenbrook team, please email your application, including a cover letter and resume, outlining your suitability against the above-mentioned criteria to:

Eren Arthur | Practice Manager
Eren.Arthur@greencrossvet.com.au


Sorrento Animal Hospital, Sorrento WA (posted 15th February) Full or Part Time Experienced Vet Nurse

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Sorrento, Perth, WA

Part-time (up to full time) Veterinary Nurse - Experienced

We have a position available for an experienced nurse to join us at Sorrento Vet.

This is a typical nurse position, and you will do all the typical allrounder stuff a great nurse will do on a typical roster from reception all the way through to assistance in surgery, patient care and even boring stuff like laundry, cleaning and receiving stock.

If you are someone that puts in effort at work and you are naturally friendly and outgoing, send us a nice cover letter and resumé and let's have a chat.

Have a look at our Facebook and website; don't confuse us with Sorrento in the USA :-)

Some obvious things which already needs to be in place:

To apply

Please email your proper CV / resumé and cover letter to anton@sorrentovet.com.au

See our website https://www.localvet.com.au/sorrentoanimalhospital/

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Greencross Vets Cockburn, Southern Perth, WA (posted 15th February) Full Time Practice Manager

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Full Time Practice Manager
Cockburn, WA

Over 1900 veterinarians and vet nurses across Australia have chosen a career with Greencross Vets. Our vets and vet nurses benefit from the resources that the largest veterinary group in Australia provides including an industry leading education program, business support for better work/life balance and career opportunities throughout the 140 plus veterinary related businesses in the Greencross Vets family. At Greencross Vets your passion for pets is exemplified by practicing the highest standards of care.  We invite you to join Greencross Vets for a rewarding and fulfilling career. 

We have an opportunity available at our Cockburn clinic for a Full Time Practice Manager to lead our passionate team! We are looking for an experienced team leader with exceptional communication skills who is ready to drive our business forward using well-developed business, customer service, human resource and operational skills.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

What we can offer you:

If this role could be everything that you are looking for and you would like to become part of our highly motivated and successful Greencross team, please apply here and include a cover letter and resume, outlining your interest and suitability to:

Divya Nasta
Area Manager
divya.nasta@gxltd.com.au

Vet24, Balcatta Perth WA (posted 11th February)

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Full Time/Part Time/Casual Experienced Overnight Vet Nurse

Are you dynamic, adaptable and enthusiastic? Vet24 are excited to offer you an opportunity to join our team in a very special, full time, part time or casual position. We are looking for Nurses to work a variety of shift roles. At Vet24 you will receive the perfect balance between challenge and support, furthering your skills and experience in the veterinary industry.

Who are we?

Vet24 is a state-of-the-art 24-hour veterinary hospital. From its early beginnings as a small three-vet practice, Vet24 has grown to one of the largest and best equipped veterinary hospitals in WA. Our growth is testament to our high standards of care, stunning modern facilities and commitment to continued professional development within our very special team.

Feedback from a previous employee: I really enjoyed my time at this practice. This position would be ideal for someone who would like exposure to gold-standard care and see excellent GP and referral services.

Positions available: Full Time/Part Time/Casual - Overnight and nurse consultant:

The ideal applicant will:

Why Vet24?

To apply:

Please send your cover letter and CV to: sharon@vet24.com.au

To learn more about Vet24, please visit: https://vet24.com.au/

Or find us on Facebook: Facebook


Warnbro Veterinary Hospital, Warnbro South Perth WA (posted 3rd February)

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Casual Veterinary Nurse

Warnbro Veterinary Hospital is looking for a casual Vet Nurse to cover for sick leave and annual leave. The person would need to be available at short notice and have a minimum of 4 years experience. The role would consist of both reception and surgical duties. Shifts range from 8hrs to 10hrs with some weekend work involved. No on call duties. We are a well-equipped family run, independent 100% small animal clinic South of Perth.

The successful applicant will have a variety of responsibilities nursing (medical/ hospital and surgical), on reception and cleaning so a high level of professionalism and excellent customer service skills are required with a “can do” attitude. Previous experience performing specialised nurse clinics (e.g. dental, weight, arthritis) or puppy pre-schools would be highly advantageous. We are looking for someone with a good knowledge of pet healthcare who is confident to provide client education and can fluently communicate with owners post-op and medical treatment plans as directed by the veterinarian. Practical skills will include IV catheter placement, fluid therapy, venepuncture, use of anaesthetic monitoring equipment and assessing vital signs, dental and radiographic assistance.

Our ideal candidate will:

All enquiries and applications are to be addressed via email to: warnbrovet@gmail.com to both Dr Katie Currie and myself Renae Strang


Karrinyup Small Animal Hospital, Gwelup Perth WA (posted 28th January)

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FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY Veterinary Nurse - Small Animal Practice
Gwelup/Karrinyup, Western Australia

Job Description:

About You:

About Us:

Karrinyup Small Animal Hospital is an independent family-owned hospital that has a strong focus on evidence based medicine, surgery, dentistry, behaviour and low-stress fear-free handling. We are a 100% small animal clinic with a high caseload.

We have separate cat and dog sections in our spacious waiting area, dedicated sterile surgical theatre with a height adjustable table, ample workspaces in the treatment area, a dental wet table and a comfortable staff room retreat for taking breaks. To complement and expand the range of services we offer our patients, we also work closely with a visiting small animal surgeon and ultrasonographer, and have a great relationship with specialist referral centres.

We aim “To be the most excellent vet hospital in Perth where we practice top end medicine and surgery, quality is uncompromised and patients are loved as our very own pets.” Our mission statement of “caring for pets, their people and our planet” is fleshed out in our daily operations running by our core values of Compassion, Accountability, Reliability and Excellence."

“Overall very high standards” was the comment from our recent VSBWA Audit.

Development:

We encourage our team to develop skills in their special interests. We provide our nurses with paid membership with CAVE and Vet Education, and allocate a generous amount of paid CE annually. Remuneration is based on experience, above the Industry Award, with regular remuneration assessments made based on productivity.

It’s Time To Apply:

To apply, email Cindy at: karrinvet@gmail.com a cover letter specifically highlighting why you think that this is an ideal role for you together with a fully up to date resume.

All applications will be equally reviewed, however we will only communicate with shortlisted applicants.


Northern Territory Veterinary Services, Katherine, NT (posted 27th January)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time Experienced &/or Qualified

Northern Territory Veterinary Services is looking for someone to join our dedicated team of vets and nurses. Experience and/or qualifications in Vet Nursing is essential.

This is a busy companion animal practice based in the NT, currently staffed by a team of 3 vets and 4 nurses. The practice is extremely well equipped and handles a large and varied caseload of dogs, cats, horses, native animals and exotic pets.

Equipment includes digital xray (table based, portable and dental), ultrasounds, endoscopes, in house Idexx lab machines, iM3 dental machine, fluid pumps, pulse ox, ECG and BP monitors, advanced orthopaedic equipment (TPLO), fully computerized with Rx works.

We also operate Aboriginal Community Veterinary Services, providing services to remote indigenous communities throughout the whole NT. Visits last for 1 to 14 days, averaging 5 days duration and are often to spectacular and otherwise inaccessible areas.

The position involves all aspects of animal care and vet nursing including feeding, grooming, medical care of patients, cleaning, surgical nursing, inventory management, reception duties and visits accompanying vets to remote towns, stations and communities.

The practice is modern, computerised, airconditioned, in pleasant tropical surroundings. Staff are supported to pursue continuing education and ongoing training.

Katherine is a vibrant town with all major facilities including schools, sporting clubs, restaurants, cinemas and loads of outdoor activities. Fishing, camping, canoeing, water skiing, hiking, hunting and all popular sports are some of the recreation activities.

A generous well above award salary package will be offered dependent on qualifications and experience. Assistance with accommodation may also be possible. Sponsorship is available for suitable overseas applicants.

Selection Criteria- Essential:

Check out our website: www.ntvet.com.au or find us on Facebook

Contact Alex Burleigh at: info@ntvet.com.au or 08 8972 3599 for more information.


Gungurru Veterinary Centre, Hocking, Northern Suburbs Perth WA (posted 22nd January)

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We are a very modern, fast growing, SA clinic in the Northern Suburbs of Perth. We prime ourselves on practising excellent and gold standard Veterinary Care.
Our vets are very experienced and we do most things in house with modern Xray facilities, ultrasound, Idexx blood machine and orthopaedics.

We are looking for an energetic nurse with a can-do attitude, work well with other people and a have a confident, friendly personality.

We are looking for someone with some experience as some of the shifts are sole charge with one vet. You are expected to work Satursdays and fill in for holiday-and sick leave as required.

Is this you? Send me your CV - stormers15@me.com

We need someone ASAP.


Animal Dermatology Clinic, Perth, WA (posted 22nd January) Vet Nurse Practice Administrator

Animal Dermatology Clinic

VETERINARY NURSE PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR WANTED: DO YOU DESERVE A PAY RISE?

The Animal Dermatology Clinic-Perth is seeking an energetic, competent, organised and skilled, full-time senior veterinary nurse to manage our team at the new beautiful referral facility Animalius. This is a new, multi-disciplinary specialist hospital at the cutting edge. The dermatology clinic has an ear clinic and hospital with oto-endoscopy, hearing testing with specialist anaesthesia and imaging support as well as a new laser centre.

We are searching for an outstanding applicant with the ability and enthusiasm to help us support and manage our expanding business at this facility. If you are a specialist nurse working in referral or emergency practice looking for a change; or an experienced nurse in general practice with administrative skills seeking higher financial and workplace rewards, then this may be the opportunity for you. We want an outstanding applicant and we are prepared to pay well for the right person.

Qualifications for the position include a veterinary nursing degree registrable in Australia.

The nursing role is clinical with a large caseload of dogs and cats. The administrative role requires an individual who is organised and efficient. The job entails a significant amount of interaction with owners and their pets. A demonstrated competence in multi-tasking with good verbal and telephone communication skills is an absolute requirement. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience, qualification and earnings and subject to negotiation. We are willing to remunerate well above the award rate for the right person.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of professional goals for this position, and letters from two or more referees to Ms Karla Ramsden, Animal Dermatology Clinic, The Animal Hospital, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150. Applications can also be emailed to k.ramsden@murdoch.edu.au.


Midwest Veterinary Centre, Geraldton WA (posted 18th January)

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Experienced Veterinary Nurse Wanted

Due to rapid expansion we are looking for 1-2 experienced nurses to join our team at Midwest Veterinary Centre in Geraldton !

What we need -

What will we give you!

Why us?

If this sounds like you or we sound like a place you would like to work, please send your cv to bataviavet@outlook.com Att Tara. Feel free to email if you have any questions!

Let’s make 2021 a fresh start for everyone!

www.midwestvet.com.au


WAVES Dermatology, Perth (posted 13th January) Dermatology Nurse

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Veterinary Dermatology Nurse full time position available

WAVES Vet Hospital
1/640 Beeliar Drive
Success
Western Australia 6164

The dermatology team at WAVES vet hospital is seeking a full-time vet nurse to join the WAVES family to better serve pets, their owners and veterinarians within WA.

The position is full-time consisting of 38hrs on 4 working days per week. There are no weekend, on-call nor public holiday work. The current working schedule is as follows. On Monday, we consult from 1230pm to 9pm. For Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, we consult from 8am to 6:30pm. We also consult at satellite clinics and successful applicant must be available to travel north of the river every 3-4 weeks.

WAVES Dermatology is committed to finding the right team member to stay with our WAVES family long term. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated nurse who is genuinely interested in only working within the specialised dermatology department. 

The successful applicant must have:

In return for your hard work and dedication, WAVES Dermatology will:

At WAVES Dermatology, the nurses are actively involved in procedures and patient care, both inpatient and outpatient to help pets with complicated skin and ear diseases (you can see some of these cases on WAVES Dermatology Facebook and Instagram). These include consulting with the dermatologist, restraining patients, assisting with and performing nursing procedures such as blood collection and catheter placement, sedation and general anaesthesia. In addition, you get to learn and perform advanced dermatological procedures such as allergy testing, video-endoscopy and skin biopsies. Administrative duties include booking consults, follow up calls and answering owners’ queries.

Furthermore, you get to work alongside other members of the WAVES family, including specialists and nurses from the other departments i.e. medicine, surgery, emergency and radiology. WAVES is a fully equipped referral hospital, filled with the latest technology including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

We take recruitment very seriously because we know it is important to get the right people and it’s also important that you are going to like working with us. We want to build up a team of people who will stay for years and grow with us.

So if you think that you may be the person we are looking for please email Ash Cook at dermatology@wavets.com.au to find out about our recruitment process and how to apply.

We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

**Please note we are unable to respond to private messages regarding this advertisement. 


GeoVet Veterinary Hospital, Busselton, WA (posted 12th January)

GeoVet Veterinary Hospital

Experienced Veterinary Nurse - Full Time/Part Time

Busselton is located on Geographe Bay, 2.5 hrs south of Perth.  The City boasts excellent schools and easy access to great recreational facilities and outdoor activities. We are at the gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region with outstanding surfing beaches, a wide variety of shops, restaurants, sporting facilities.

GEOvet a well-established, busy mixed practice with approx. 70% small animal, 30% seasonal large animal mix, with a caring and responsive client base. 

Click here to see photos!

The super friendly team take great pride in taking care of our clients and their pets to a remarkably high standard.  It’s a fun, easy-going and close-knit team who all support each other to provide the highest standards of care to their patients.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

The ideal candidate will have the following:

Please  send your CV with a covering letter (including contact details of 2 referees) to: helen@geovet.com.au

www.geovet.com.au


Cat Haven Veterinary Hospital, Shenton Park, WA (posted 12th January) Nursing Team Leader

Clinic Team Leader required for WA’s premier cat welfare organisation

Cat Haven is a busy, open admission shelter that has been in operation since 1961, taking in over 8000 cats and kittens each year.  Operating under the Getting to Zero model, we are proud of being able to save more than 90% of the cats that need our help each year and are constantly striving to do more.

With a recent clinic refurb, expanded team and upgraded ways of working, you’ll be amazed at the scope and quality of care that you’re empowered to provide here at Cat Haven. We perform surgeries and medical investigations to the same level, if not more so, than many other clinics. We treat a vast majority of cats, and those which we can’t save are decided based on veterinary and behavioural advice rather than cost constraints. Shelter work is infinitely rewarding, and you’ll get to finish your week knowing you genuinely saved lives and made a difference to the welfare of 8000+ cats a year.

As the Clinic Team Leader, you’ll support a fast-paced clinic as well as having clinical duties in surgery and hospital. We’re a small but busy clinic where no two days are the same and you’ll never get bored. Your role will involve keeping things running smoothly, staff and volunteer training, stock control and supporting the team and Veterinary Services Manager with their day to day activities.

Essential criteria:

Preferred criteria:

The role would ideally be 4 days per week (plus one Saturday every 4-6 weeks) but this could be negotiated with the right person.  To apply, please email your cover letter and CV to samantha.holliday@cathaven.com.au Applications will close when preferred candidates are selected, so don’t delay in submitting your application!

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Western Australian Veterinary Emergency & Speciality (WAVES), Southern Perth, WA (posted 8th January) Full Time Surgery Nurse

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Western Australian Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (WAVES) are an emergency, critical care and specialty veterinary hospital that opened in Success, WA in May 2013. The hospital has in the past year undergone major expansions so we currently need a Full Time Surgical Veterinary Nurse to join our Surgery Department team!

Every day here is challenging, you never know what you are going to see next.

At WAVES you will get more responsibility and be able to influence what happens with the patients. You will learn so much and there is always more to learn. You get to do fun stuff like scrubbing into major surgical procedures, anaesthesia monitoring for surgery, x-rays and CT imaging, placing catheters and get to know all sorts of instrumentation.

You will be providing patients with the highest standards of care and feel confident that you are doing the best for people’s pets.

WAVES is committed to finding the right team to staff our hospital over the long term. We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated nurses who understand that veterinary nursing isn’t a 9-5 job, are genuinely interested in surgical veterinary procedures and are willing to consistently provide quality patient care in a sometimes hectic environment. You need to have a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing or equivalent and must have at least 2 years of experience in general practice. Previous experience in a referral hospital would be a big advantage however your approach is the most important thing to us. You will get training, continuing education and workplace support if you have the right attitude, but only lack the experience.

Please only apply if you are flexible within your working hours and you have a real passion for surgery.  

Your work will include preparing patients for surgery including blood-taking, catheter placement, clip and prep of surgical site, anaesthetic monitoring or scrubbing in, care of patients whilst in hospital and liaising with their owners, instrument cleaning and sterilization.

You must be able to work efficiently within our team environment supporting our surgeons and all our team members.

You will be working with surgeons as a team to help the patients through their procedures and facilitate the highest standard of patient care until they are discharged home.

You will need to encourage and support all staff in the team, especially junior or less experienced members whether they are nurses or vets. You will need to spot things that require doing and get on with them without being asked. To make sure the hospital keeps running smoothly, you will need to keep the hospital clean, walk dogs to let them stretch their legs and have a sniff, stock shelves, keep the laundry moving and cuddle patients as required. If you have time, you can have a coffee too.

In return for your hard work and dedication, WAVES will:

Surgical veterinary nursing is not for everyone. To take on this job you need emotional resilience, staying power, a belief that miracles are possible (they are), and a healthy dose of pragmatism. However, the rewards can be amazing! You will love the team and get a real buzz from working with us.

We take recruitment very seriously because we know it is important to get the right people and it is also important that you are going to like working with us. We want to build up a team of people who will stay for years, be part of the WAVES family, and grow with us.

So if you think that you may be the person we are looking for please email a cover letter and your CV attention to Cathy at wavets@bigpond.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Western Australian Vet Emergency & Speciality (WAVES), Southern Perth, WA (posted 8th January)

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Internal Medicine Nurse

WAVES is a specialist veterinary hospital located in Success, WA. We are seeking applications for an experienced nurse to become a full-time  or part-time member of our team!

At WAVES you will get to do real nursing. What we do here is important and makes a real difference to animal’s lives.  With support and training, you’ll get more responsibility and be able to influence what happens with our patients. You’ll be giving animals what they really need to the highest standards of care and you will know you are doing the best for the animals. You need to be calm, organised and thorough. You’ll be keeping everything under control so our vets can get on with their work as efficiently as possible.

WAVES is committed to finding the right team to staff our hospital over the long term. We are looking for dedicated and skilled nurses who are genuinely interested in the science of veterinary medicine and are willing to consistently provide quality patient care in a sometimes hectic environment. You need to have a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing or equivalent, and at least 2 years of full-time experience in general practice. Previous experience in a referral or emergency setting would be an advantage; however, your approach is the most important thing to us. You will get training, continuing education and workplace support if you have the right attitude, but only lack the experience of working in a referral hospital.

The position is permanent full-time or part-time, but the benefit of great work-life balance by working a 8 or 9 day fortnight! The hours of work are between 8am and 6pm on Monday to Friday with no evening, weekend work or on-call work.

Your routine on a typical day will involve treating and monitoring medical inpatients, restraining patients, assisting with and performing routine nursing procedures such as blood collection, catheter placement and using in-house laboratory equipment, but also assisting with exciting medical procedures such as endoscopy, CSF taps and bone marrow biopsies.  With support you must be able to prioritise your workload, keep meticulous records on the patients in your care and importantly need to recognise abnormalities in patients’ health status and alert the medicine clinicians accordingly.

Each day you will be working with a team of two or three medicine clinicians and three or four other medicine nurses but also a team of other veterinary specialists & nurses throughout the hospital to facilitate patient care. You will need to spot things that require doing and get on with them without being asked. To make sure the hospital keeps running smoothly, you will need to keep the hospital clean, walk dogs to let them stretch their legs and have a sniff, stock shelves, keep the laundry moving and cuddle patients as required. If you have time, you can have a coffee too.

We take recruitment very seriously because we know it is important to get the right people and it’s also important that you are going to like working with us. We want to build up a team of people who will stay for years, and grow with us.

So if you think that you may be the person we are looking for please email me at anna@wavets.com.au to find out about our recruitment process and how to apply. We are looking forward to hearing from you.


VIP Veterinary Centre, Landsdale Perth WA (posted 7th January) Maternity leave from April

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VIP Vet Centre is a veterinary hospital in the Northern Suburbs of Perth with a strong focus on the well-being of our patients, clients and staff. We work to the principles of providing the care for our clients and patients that we would want for ourselves and our pets.  The facility is purpose built with a great, supportive team and is equipped with in-house HESKA blood machine, digital x-ray and Surgi-Vet monitoring equipment.

We are currently seeking a vet nurse to provide a minimum 7 month maternity leave contract, starting 12th April 2021. The part-time role would involve approximately 25 hours per week, covering all veterinary hospital duties, ranging from reception to assisting in orthopaedic surgeries. Currently there is no requirement for any Saturday shifts and the pay is above award rate.

It is anticipated that this role would require a minimum of 2 years clinical experience, but new graduates of the right calibre may be suited to the role and are welcome to apply.

Applicants need to hold a Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and be currently registered with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board of Western Australia.

For further information, please call Helen or Kylie on (08) 6143 4929.
Please email your application and CV to vipoffice@vipvet.com.au


Bullsbrook Veterinary Centre, Outer Perth WA (posted 5th January) VN / Receptionist

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Amazing Casual Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist needed

We are keen to find a new crew member who would enjoy being part of a close knit team. We support each other in good times, and in not so good times.

If you believe that you can easily interact with a diverse range of clients, handle some challenging patients, and come up smiling, you might be just the one we need.

We really need an amazing person who can switch from Nurse to Receptionist in a heart beat

You need to be a fully qualified Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse and be registered with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board of Western Australia.

Bullsbrook Veterinary Centre is a small animal practice Northeast of Perth Western Australia.

If you are interested in this position, please apply now to Dr Lyn Dunstan email: admin@bullsbrookvet.com.au


City Beach Veterinary Clinic, Perth WA (posted 5th January)

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Senior Experienced Nurse

We are looking to expand our team and require an experienced senior nurse to help lead our great group of current nurses. We are a highly experienced group of 5 small animal veterinarians who are motivated and practice to a very high standard, and are seeking a nurse who has similar aspirations.

We are based in the beautiful Perth beachside suburb of City Beach. The position is full time with limited weekend work.

If you feel this position is the one for you, please send your application to office@citybeachvet.com.au


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