Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - WA and NT


Western Australian Veterinary Emergency & Speciality Services, Success, WA (posted 18th October) Casual Internal Medicine Nurse

Internal Medicine Nurse

WAVES is a specialist veterinary hospital located in Success, WA. We are seeking applications from an experienced nurse to assist with the smooth running of the medicine service for regular weekly shifts and more during busier times and for annual / personal leave.

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 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 initially CASUAL with potential for permanent part-time for the right candidate. The hours of between the hours of 8am and 6pm on Monday to Friday with no evening or weekend 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 medicine clinicians and three 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, or you have any questions, 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.


The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University, Southern Perth, WA (posted 15th October) Casual ECC Vet Nurse

Veterinary Nurse (ECC)
The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University

The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University (TAHMU) is the teaching hospital within Murdoch University School of Veterinary Medicine. We aim to provide a responsive, comprehensive, referral service to Western Australian veterinarians, their clients and their patients. We also provide high professional and clinical standards, based on available scientific evidence, which are tempered with genuine care and compassion.

The Role
The key purpose of this role is to provide high quality emergency and critical care nursing to animals in The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University.

Skills and Experience
The successful candidate will possess:

Think Murdoch
With strong links to government, business and the community, Murdoch University helps people discover how to make a difference. Our staff and students are committed to high quality education, innovative research, and strong community engagement both locally and internationally.

Prospective staff can expect to enjoy the lively, natural campus and dynamic work environment, as well as a range of benefits and services unique to employment at Murdoch. There’s never been a better time to join us.

For more information or to apply:
Please visit http://jobs.murdoch.edu.au/ to view the Position Description and apply, or to find out more about joining Murdoch.

Position contact for queries: Erica Honey, Nurse Supervisor (ECC) via email at E.Honey@murdoch.edu.au.

Closing date: 21 October 2019 (5:00pm)


Vet24, Balcatta WA (posted 9th October) Full Time Experienced Vet Nurse

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Full time Veterinary Nurse Shifts Available!!

Are you dynamic, adaptable and enthusiastic? Vet24 are excited to offer you an opportunity to join our team in a very special, full time position. We are looking for a full-timer to work a variety of day, evening and night shifts. 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.

The ideal applicant will:

Why Vet24?

To apply:

Please send your cover letter and CV to – sam@vet24.com.au

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

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Warton Road Animal Hospital, Perth, WA (posted 9 October) Part Time

Warton Road Animal Hospital are a friendly, professional small animal hospital located South of the River.

We are seeking a dedicated, friendly and outgoing Veterinary Nurse to join our team in a part time capacity.

The role is a multi-modal position inclusive of reception, kennel duties, surgical nursing and assisting in consultation where required.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you’ll get to really utilize your nursing skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Our nurses are expected to:

You must have:

Wages are above award and are commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to kristen@wartonroadvet.com.au


Busselton Veterinary Hospital, South West WA (posted 3rd October) 34 Hours Per Week, Qualified Vet Nurse

Busselton Veterinary Hospital

Outstanding Veterinary Nurse Wanted

Busselton Veterinary Hospital has an opportunity for another superstar to join our family.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about exceptional patient care & providing “above and beyond” customer service. The right person must also be prepared to work within our culture which is based on respect, teamwork and equality.

If you would like to advance your career as part of an amazing team of passionate people AND are keen to spend your work days in an ASAV Accredited Hospital of Excellence in the beautiful South West of WA then we can’t wait to hear from you.

We are offering a permanent position, 34hrs per week (plus a rotating Saturday roster), however we are happy to be flexible for the right person.

If this sounds like a job you could make a commitment to, then please get in touch with me at bsnvet@bsnvet.net.au and ask for an application form. Thank you; Kylie Gibbs (Practice Manager).

Busselton Veterinary Hospital
60 Bussell Hwy
Busselton WA 6280


Northern Territory Veterinary Services, Alice Springs, NT (posted 1st October) Full Time Experienced Vet Nurse

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Veterinary Nurse - FULL TIME – NORTHERN TERRITORY VETERINARY SERVICES – ALICE SPRINGS (2017 NT Small Business of the Year – Telstra Business Awards)

Northern Territory Veterinary Services (Alice Vet Centre) is looking for someone to fill a new position amongst 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 4 vets, 5 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 x-ray (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, 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, air-conditioned, surrounded by some of the most spectacular country in Australia. Staff are supported to pursue continuing education and ongoing training.

Please see photos here

The position is full time (38 hour week) with salary ranging from $45,000 - $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Assistance with accommodation may also be possible. Sponsorship is available for suitable overseas applicants.

Selection Criteria - Essential

Selection Criteria - Highly Desirable

Alice Springs is a vibrant town of 28 000 with all major facilities including a hospital, schools, sporting clubs, restaurants, cinemas, ten pin bowling and loads of outdoor activities. It has a major airport with flights to most capitals daily. Camping, cycling, hiking, motor sports and all popular sports and games are some of the recreation activities.

Check out our website, www.ntvet.com.au

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Alex Burleigh
08 8972 3599
info@ntvet.com.au
Northern Territory Veterinary Services
PO Box 1610
Katherine, NT 0851


Veterinary Imaging Centre, Osborne Park, WA (posted 25th September) Full Time Experienced Vet Nurse

Veterinary Imaging Centre

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV level required for a full-time position.

The Veterinary Imaging Centre (VIC), is a specialist level referral-only practice located in Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia. VIC is an integral part of the Perth Veterinary Specialists PVS) referral hospital (www.perthvetspecialists.com.au), and provides all imaging services to inpatients of PVS, as well as to outpatients from general practitioners in Perth and regional Western Australia. The practice is equipped with high level ultrasound, digital radiography (DR), CT and MRI.

We are seeking a competent veterinary nurse to assist with small animal radiography, ultrasound (abdominal, cardiac) and CT/MRI; anaesthesia experience is desirable; training will be provided in other aspects of the role. This is a dedicated imaging-only role and offers a great opportunity to develop your skills in this area.

We are a close-knit team consisting of 3 specialist veterinary radiologists, a radiology resident and 2 full-time nurses (one of whom is going on maternity leave). We are well supported by the extended staff of Perth Veterinary Specialists, creating an integrated and enjoyable working environment. We are looking for a motivated, adaptable team player with an efficient work ethic and an eye for detail who will aim for excellence. You will need to have excellent communication skills for dealing with referring veterinarians and clients in a professional and helpful manner, both in person and on the telephone. You will also need to be confident using computers (e.g. Word, Excel, email etc) and have a proven track record of teamwork. 

Hours are full-time business hours, with no after hours or weekend work – there may be an opportunity for flexible working hours after the period of maternity leave for our current nurse. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications must provide a brief CV and a cover letter addressing the following criteria:

Applications should be sent to imaging@perthvetspecialists.com.au

Further information can be obtained by contacting the above email address. 


Forrestfield & High Wycombe Vet Hospitals, Perth East (posted 18th September) Full Time Experienced Vet Nurse

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Come join our Team.

Forrestfield & High Wycombe Vet Hospitals are looking for a Full time Qualified Vet Nurse to join our team of 5 other Vet Nurses in the foothills of Perth.

We are a workplace of 6 Vets & 6 Vet Nurses, with low staff turnover, as a result of our friendly work environment, where our Nurses are treated with respect & appreciation as part of the team.

All our Vet Nurses (and Vets) work at both hospitals, which adds to the variety, as well as increasing exposure to both cases and clients, and our regular rotating roster is designed to try to give everyone that important work-life balance.

We are privately owned, and great results are achieved without KPIs or heavy management pressure, but rather a willingness to do our jobs well, with high standards.

Both practices have been recently renovated, with our High Wycombe practice having undergone a major rebuild of its “front of house” in the last 6 months, adding to the appeal of working in a fresh new facility.

For less experienced Nurses, this Vet Nursing position is a great opportunity to further develop your skills under very experienced Vet Nurses, and Vets who are willing to teach.

We pride ourselves on doing the best we can for all our patients & clients. We believe in a high level of communication, & practice high quality medicine, a range of complex surgical procedures, (including orthopaedics) and care about our outcomes. We need our Vet Nurses to be part of that overall service & care.

We are looking for:

If this is you, we want you to apply with CV & cover letter to management@forrestfieldvet.com.au

See our website https://forrestfieldvet.com.au/

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Wanneroo Vet Hospital, Perth, WA (posted 12th September) Full Time, Experienced and Qualified Vet Nurse

Come and join us!

We are looking for an experienced vet nursing champion (Cert IV and Registered with the VSB of WA) to join our team of 7 experienced vets (4-5 on-duty vets per day) and 10 Nurses (7 on-duty nurses per day) at our busy family practice at Wanneroo Veterinary Hospital.

We are a long established, yet growing practice, with a large client base, with a busy case-load of surgery and medical cases.

We have a wonderful happy team that is engaged and motivated to provide the best care for our clients and their pets. We encourage our nurses and receptionists to "be involved" as much as possible in the day-to-day running of the hospital. We aim to give our clients the best possible experience at every twist and turn - from the first puppy and kitten checks, through to routine surgical procedures, through to the times when their beloved pets need us the most. We have a vital role to play in enhancing the pet-owner relationship, and all of our team embrace this responsibility.

The position is full-time and involves nursing and reception with a roster designed to give you proper time for your personal life.

This gives a wonderful opportunity to any nurses looking to take the next step in their career.

The following skills are essential: 

We want to hear from you! Please send your CV with a cover letter to Steve at vetnursewanneroo@hotmail.com


Western Australian Veterinary Emergency & Speciality Services, Success, WA (posted 5th September) Full Time Surgery Nurse

A rare opportunity awaits.

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 recently undergone major expansions so we currently need a Full Time Surgical Veterinary Nurse to join our team!

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

At WAVES you’ll get more responsibility and be able to influence what happens with the patients. You’ll 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’ll 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 whist 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’ll 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 isn’t 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. But, 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’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, 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.


Kimberley Vet Centre, Kununurra, WA (posted 5th September)

Kimberley Vet Centre position vacant

The Kimberley Vet is seeking a full time veterinary nurse as of New Year 2020. A Certificate 4 in Veterinary nursing would be a great advantage in securing this vacancy.

Our position involves both veterinary nursing as well as other tasks, such as invoicing, stock management and a variety of other administrative duties.

We seek a male or female team member who is: mature, self-motivated, organised and compassionate person, who possesses a healthy sense of humour.

If you think you might be the right person to join our team, or you would like to learn more about our crazy crew….then please contact Sarah Brett on 0407 691 229 or kimberleyvet@westnet.com.au.

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Wanneroo Veterinary Hospital, Northern Perth, WA (posted 3rd September) Full Time Parental Leave Cover From Mid October

Where: Perth's Northern Suburbs | Western Australia

Type of work:
100% Small Animal

Hours:
Full Time

After hours
: None

When: Mid-October 2019

Salary: Negotiable, based on experience.

We are friendly and privately-owned practice in Perth's northern suburbs is seeking to employ a veterinary nurse on a full-time basis to fill a Maternity Leave Position. We anticipate this role being available in October 2019.

The successful applicant will work with a highly skilled and experienced team of 5 vets and 7 nurses.

The ideal applicant will have at least two years', full-time, paid experience and be qualified with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (or equivalent).

We are a growing practice with a large client base.

The position is full-time, offering approximately 38 hours per week. There are a variety of shifts to be worked each week. Shifts include pure surgery shifts but also some shifts include reception and general duties. The roster rotates through a 6 week period with one Saturday morning in that period and 2 long weekends in each 6 week roster. Hours vary between 7.30am and 7.00pm.

The practice is conveniently located less than 30 minutes north of the Perth CBD and just minutes from several of Perth's popular beaches.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a vet nursing who wants to take the next step in their career. The following skills are essential:

We want to hear from you! Contact Steve at vetnursewanneroo@hotmail.com



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