Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - SA and Tasmania

Greencross Vets, Para Vista SA (posted 16th September) Part Time Experienced Vet Nurse


Part Time Veterinary Nurse
Para Vista, SA

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 10 years, are committed to raising the industry bar and we want you to be a part of our journey! An exciting Part Time opportunity exists for a qualified Veterinary Nurse to join our passionate team at our Para Vista clinic.

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 team, please email your application, including a cover letter and resume, outlining your suitability against the above mentioned criteria to:

Danielle McCabe
Practice Manager

Hobart Community Veterinary Hospital, Lenah Valley TAS (posted 15th September) Vet Nurse – Permanent Part Time

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About the Role:

The Hobart Community Veterinary Hospital is a not-for-profit organization seeking a permanent part time vet nurse to join the team! This role will offer a minimum of 12 hours per week, with expected hours to range between 19-30 hours per week.

We provide the usual array of veterinary services to the general public with the particular aims of eliminating unwarranted euthanasia and encouraging desexing and responsible ownership of all pets. We offer payment plans and charitable discounts to those in need which helps animals and reduces the stress of those financial conversations with owners.

Our Team:

The successful candidate will work with an experienced, supportive and good-humoured group of vets and support staff. Our highly skilled nurses will always be one step ahead of you in providing excellent care to all of your patients! Our receptionists are well-trained in financial discussions with owners and working out plans that achieve the best outcome for their pet. Our team are highly dedicated to great customer service, our service to the community and contributing to a happy work environment.

Our Hospital:

Our hospital is situated in the quiet, affluent suburb of Lenah Valley, just 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre. We are surrounded by tree-covered hills with views of Mt Wellington. We are open Monday to Saturday. We are not open to the public on Sundays or public holidays and we refer all our after-hours work to a nearby emergency clinic which affords us an excellent work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities:

What are the minimum requirements for this position?

To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet the following selection criteria:

How do I apply?

Please forward your CV and selection criteria response to:

AWLQ would like to thank all applicants for applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Colonel Light Veterinary Clinic, Adelaide's South (posted 14th September) Full Time Vet Nurse

Colonel Light Veterinary Clinic


We are looking for a veterinary nurse to join our wonderful team of Vets and Nurses.

Our clinic is busy, well equipped and has a great reputation in the community. We are located in the inner Southern suburbs of Adelaide.

We are looking for someone who is flexible and able to work Saturdays. The position involves up to 38 hours per week with remuneration commensurate with experience. The clinic is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm and 7:30am to 1:30pm on Saturdays.

Experience and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing will be advantageous.

Please send applications only to:              

The Practice Manager,

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St Bernards Road Veterinary Clinic, Magill, SA (posted 10th September) Casual or Part Time Vet Nurse

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Veterinary Nurse – Must have 2+ years experience with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to be considered

St Bernards Road Veterinary Clinic is a small animal veterinary clinic located in Adelaide, east of the city. We have a highly loyal and regular client base, under ownership with Dr Jenni Trewren, and practice management with Amy Snajdar.

We have a professional and committed team of ten staff members who all have a caring and fun client focused attitude, and who practice high standards of care to all our patients.

We are excited to offer an outstanding opportunity for a Nurse to join our team.

To fit into the culture of our team we would expect you to have these qualities:

We are a day clinic with Saturday mornings but no regular after hours. Your employment will be governed by the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 with a rate negotiated.

A Position Description is available on request.

We are really excited about adding new team members to our work family and if you feel you are the person we are looking for and would like to join a professional, passionate yet fun organisation we invite you to apply.

Please visit our website at to learn more about us.

Applications will remain confidential.

Job Type: Casual or Permanent Part time available

If you are interested in this position, please send both a cover letter describing why you are suited to the position and a resume to Amy Snajdar by email at:

Newton Vet Clinic, Adelaide Foothills, SA (posted 9th September) Part Time Vet Nurse

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Permanent part time position available.

We anticipate 20 to 25 hrs per week, with occasional cover for staff leave and no after hours.

This is a non-corporate practice in the north eastern foothills of Adelaide.

Cert IV is essential. A willing attitude and common sense are both highly desirable.

The wage is negotiable.

For more information or to apply, please email

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Newton Vet Clinic, 112 Clairville Road, Newton, SA, 5074

Paws Galore Vet Centre, Christies Beach, SA (posted 8th September) Full Time and Part Time Vet Nurse

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A veterinary clinic near the beach in Adelaide's southern suburbs needs a motivated nurse.

Whilst we are a very busy clinic and working with us requires flexibility, energy and commitment. we deliver excellent job satisfaction to anyone who wants to be part of a caring group of professionals dedicated to doing the best they can for every patient and cooperative client. We won't try to deceive you into thinking that times won't be tough on occasion, but the rewards are always worth it!

Salary is as per the Award with bonuses.

We need someone who:

If you think you will be an excellent fit please send your application letter and resumé to:

Stewart Mason
Paws Galore Veterinary Centre
145 Beach Road
Christies Beach
SA 5165


Pet Universe Vet Centre Broadview, Northern Adelaide, SA (posted 26th August) Full Time Vet Nurse Leadership Role

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Full Time Vet Nurse Leadership Position

Pet Universe is a progressive, high quality, small animal veterinary practice located 10 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD. With many years of veterinary experience, we have become an employer and practice of choice. We are also the Small Animal Practice of Excellence Winners 2015 and Telstra Small Business Awards SA 2015 Finalists.

Pet Universe Veterinary Centre has now expanded into the field of canine rehabilitation and regenerative medicine. Dr Chris Lee, Principal Veterinarian & Owner is now a qualified Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (studied at University of Tennessee, USA & internship at Veterinary Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Maryland, USA).With an increasingly complex surgical & rehabilitation caseload as well as our unique feline only entrance, reception, consult room & ward, we provide a very stimulating work environment. Both our practices hold Gold Cat Friendly Accreditation through the International Feline Medicine Society.

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Are you keen to extend your clinical skills in a supportive and innovative Practice? Does a nurse leadership role interest you?

Pet Universe is looking for a dedicated ambitious nurse who is:

Must hold Certificate 4 Veterinary Nursing and / or have nursing experience in a busy high quality practice.

We asked some of our senior nurses what they liked about working at Pet Universe & here’s what one of them had to say:

”We get the opportunity to broaden our knowledge with the extensive cases we see at Pet Universe. And we definitely have the opportunity to advance our clinical skills, as the vets are very willing to teach us. We are encouraged to place catheters, take bloods, intubate & assist with inductions, dentals & x-rays. The days when we are rostered as the 'theatre nurse' allows us to be 'team leader' in theatre that day which is great. We get the opportunity to be involved in exciting things like Stem Cell Therapy. The staff are really fantastic and very friendly.” Nicole Smith, Head Nurse.

We are looking for a nurse whose work ethic and personal values are in line with our core values:

To find out more about us have a more detailed look around our website - just visit

For further information please forward C.V.s to Claire Lee, Managing Partner via email:

All applications handled in strictest confidence.

Adelaide Veterinary Specialist & Referral Centre, Norwood, SA (posted 13th August) 12 Month Maternity Leave Cover

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Full-time or Part-time Surgical Nurse
(12-month parental leave contract)
Norwood, SA

The Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre (AVSARC) is a purpose-built multidisciplinary hospital. We’re able to provide referral services in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Dermatology, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging along with 24/7 emergency and critical care. Our collaborative approach allows for the highest quality of patient care as well as continuous learning.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Full-time or Part Time Surgical Nurse to join our dynamic and motivated team at AVSARC on a 12-month parental leave contract. We are ideally looking for someone who can commence immediately, however start date is negotiable. This position is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to further their career in Surgical Nursing.

The role includes all aspects of surgical nursing from admission and scrubbing-in, through to recovery and discharge.

What we offer you:

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

 If you are looking for a new & exciting challenge, and you believe that this is your opportunity to shine please send your application, including a cover letter and resume, outlining your suitability against the above-mentioned criteria to:

Channell Fox
Surgical Nursing Team Leader
Please quote job number ‘ES2043’

Barossa Veterinary Service, Barossa Valley SA (posted 5th August)

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Never work on your birthday again! All full time staff get their birthday off on full pay!

Barossa Veterinary Service is a mixed practice in the beautiful Barossa Valley, with clinics in Nuriootpa and Kapunda. We have been providing veterinary care for over 40 years, the last 4 years it has been in the hands of Catherine and Josh who are taking the business to the next level. Both clinics have undergone extensive upgrades in recent years with the introduction of new equipment and training enabling us to provide standards of care that make us proud.

Our highly skilled team of vets and nurses are the backbone of the business, their ability to maximise animals’ health and wellbeing by inspiring change in how owners think and care for their animals is outstanding. Our team are dynamic, a truly remarkable mix of skills and personalities. There will be no panic, we are at our best when the chips are down, level heads always prevail. However, it’s not all about business, we even have a social committee that coordinate activities like horse riding, charity walks and outdoor movie nights.

At Barossa Veterinary Service we understand the key to a successful team is a great work life balance and strive towards achieving this every day.

Our Nuriootpa and Kapunda clinics are 25km apart, servicing a large rural community with diverse and interesting cases. No day is ever boring, there is always a new challenge to keep you interested. We are offering the right candidate the opportunity to develop and grow their skills in a mixed practice.

As part of our development we are working towards hospital accreditation at our Nuriootpa clinic. We have full anaesthetic monitoring, in house CBC, biochemistry, blood gases and clotting time facilities, DR radiography, ultrasound, rigid endoscope, tonometer, IM3 dental machine, otoscope with video, dental radiographs, mistral air warmers and an equine dental power float. We also are in the process of achieving recognition as a fear free clinic and have recently introduced a sensory garden. We have separate dog and cat wards and a great outdoor area suitable for large animal work and puppy classes. Kapunda has also had recent renovations, whilst smaller it is well equipped.

The position is for a Full Time, Part Time, or Casual cert 4 qualified vet nurse. Business hours are 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am-12pm on Saturdays.

We use RxWorks daily, so an understanding of RxWorks would be an advantage. Additional skills you can bring to our team are the ability to communicate effectively with our clients and staff, an empathetic and confident approach to routine consults, patient care and handling.

This is an opportunity to join a growing business where you will be supported to develop your nursing skills and get to work with brilliant clients. The Barossa Valley is a scenic location with a warm and welcoming community. On our doorstep are kick ass coffee shops, wineries and award winning restaurants, all this and we are only 1 hour from Adelaide.

If you would like more information or to apply (resume, cover letter and references), please contact: Helen Hughes on

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Adelaide Bird & Exotics Vet Centre, Richmond SA (posted 30th July) Full time Veterinary Nurse

Adelaide Bird & Exotics Vet Centre opened in March 2016 in Richmond. The focus of the clinic is to provide high quality veterinary care for unusual pets in Adelaide and surrounding regions. The vet clinic is becoming busier and has grown.

So a position for a full-time nurse has become available to support the vets in their role. Animals seen include birds (pet, aviculture, chickens, pigeons), reptiles and small mammals (rabbits, ferrets, rodents and marsupials). A veterinary nurse is required to assist in the delivery of good customer service and attentive care to these specialised patients.

Primary responsibilities:

  1. Receptionist duties with a focus on assisting and educating clients.
  2. Animal care: cleaning, medication and handling of unusual pets while in the clinic.
  3. Assistance in surgery with anaesthesia and monitoring of patients.
  4. Maintenance of equipment and cleanliness of the veterinary clinic.


Remuneration is based on your level of experience and suitability to the role.

If you are interested in this position, please send both a cover letter describing why you are suited to the position and a resume to Anne Fowler by email at:

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