Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - SA and Tasmania

Port Road Veterinary Clinic, West Croydon, SA (posted 14th July) Full Time Senior Vet Nurse

Senior veterinary nurse- Permanent full-time position

Hi I’m Dr Kevin the owner of Port Road Vet Clinic. I purchased the clinic just over two and a half years ago and since then we have rejigged, remodelled and relaunched ourselves into something new.

We are a client centred practice and strive to offer amazing customer service and personalised care.

We have build a talented and motivated team who love their jobs and provide excellent medical and surgical care while keeping a close relationship with our clients.

Right now we have an exciting opportunity to get on board as we continue to grow. This new position would suit an experienced nurse with an interest in medical and surgical cases and who will roll up their sleeves and help out in other areas when required.

The clinic has a loyal and growing client base. We are computerised with RX works, paperless with SmartFlow, IDEXX in house analyser, Digital X- rays, IM3 CR7, ultrasound, full dental suite and surgery.

We currently have a team of three vets and five nurses who work closely together to offer a high level of patient care.

The suitable candidate will be:

What we can offer you:

If being part of our team appeals to you and you are confident you can offer our patients and clients a high level of care and support then please forward your application including a cover letter to:
Dr Kevin Murnane

Spreyton Vet Services and North West Animal Hospital, NW Tasmania (posted 9th July) Full Time Trainee Vet Nurse

North West Animal & ClinicSpreyton Veterinary Services

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Trainee Veterinary Nurse to join our busy teams in Tasmania.

This position will initially involve working across two clinics, Spreyton Veterinary Services and North West Animal Hospital.

Spreyton Veterinary Services is a small mixed veterinary practice, located only 7km south of beautiful Devonport. This clinic provides on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs, with fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines and pharmaceutical stores.

North West Animal Hospital aims to provide a comprehensive, professional and compassionate veterinary service. Their animal health team offers education, advice and care to all pet parents to ensure their pets have the longest, happiest and healthiest lives possible.

The successful candidate will have a commitment and passion for quality practice, client care, and preventative care, and will demonstrate exceptional customer service and communication skills.

What’s on offer?

What you can offer us:

For further information, please visit our websites: &

About Us

National Veterinary Care (NVC) a group of over 100 clinics located across Australia and New Zealand. What makes us different?

National Veterinary Care believes that if we put our people first, the results will follow. We achieve this through having a highly qualified Veterinary Surgeon as our General Manager – Vet Services, who keeps our clinical standards at the forefront of business decisions. We achieve it through our Veterinary Training Centres – industry firsts where we offer practical CPD in everything from behaviour through to orthopaedic surgery – so that you have the skills and confidence to care for every pet who comes through your clinic doors. Click here to see more! 

Sounds great! How do I apply?

Whether you are seeking a new career direction, a lifestyle change, a challenge or a relocation to a new environment, we would love to have a chat.

If you are interested in working with a great team with plenty of support, please Apply Now or send your CV and Cover Letter to Recruitment Team Leader, Tayla Hayes via

Findon Vet Surgery & Seaton Vet Centre, West Adelaide, TAS (Posted 8th July) Full or Part Time Experienced Vet Nurse

Findon Vet Surgery & Seaton Vet Centre


Seaton & Findon Vets are looking for a professional, passionate and experienced Cert 4 in Veterinary Nursing or equivalent, to join our dedicated family team on a part-time permanent basis with approximately 30+ hours per week OR Full Time (76hr fortnight).

We pride ourselves on providing the highest standards in nursing care, to both the patient and client.

If you are motivated, caring, energetic and ready to learn new skills, there is an opportunity for you to join our fantastic team of bubbly personalities!

Nursing duties involve all aspects of the veterinary practice, including: reception, surgical nursing, hospitalisation, radiography, ultrasonography and pathology.

We see a mix of different companion animals, including exotic and pocket pets with three exotic vets on board, so it is a great opportunity for you to expand your nursing skills and learning!

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 8am to 7pm
Saturday: 8am to 4pm
Sunday: 8am to 1pm


The roster is shared over a seven-day period so you will need to be flexible for weekends and able to work both independently, and as part of a team.

The position vacant has an immediate start date and all employees are subject to a 3 month induction period. If this role sounds like the right fit for you, and you would like to become part of the Seaton and Findon Surgery team, please send your application through email provided below.

You are also welcomed to call the practice to discuss the position available. We will respect all candidate's confidentiality with regards to contacting applicant's current employer. 

The email address is below: 

Mollie Linnett, Practice Manager

08 8155 5200

Visit: and

University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, SA (posted 7th July) Part Time Vet Nurse ASAP to November, 2020

HEO 3 ($36.61) per hour and employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.

Position available immediately until November 2020

Join a dedicated team as a Veterinary Nurse and run all of the nursing and day to day organisational aspects of our student desexing clinic.

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. Based at the Roseworthy Campus, 50km north of the Adelaide CBD and minutes from Gawler, the school runs a comprehensive dog and cat live animal desexing clinic for our 5th year veterinary science students. The program is run by a dedicated team of seven veterinarians and two nurses, including specialist surgeons and anaesthetists. It aims to provide gold standard patient care in a purpose built surgical skills suite to produce the best training for our veterinary science students.

Some features of the role includes: Organisation of drop off and pick up of animals for the desexing clinic, surgical theatre setup / clean up, maintaining consumable stock, record entry into the hospital’s practice management software, instrument cleaning and sterilisation, billing of clients. In addition to this you will assist students with animal handling, blood collection, patient care, anaesthetic induction, surgical patient preparation, sterile gowning and gloving, patient recovery and preparing patient discharge reports.

This position will require you to work 25 to 30 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday during University teaching semesters. Hours of work range between 7.30am and 6.00pm with the possibility of flexibility in the weekly rostered hours.

To be successful you will need:

Enjoy an outstanding career environment
The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at:

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. Based at the Roseworthy Campus, 50km north of the Adelaide CBD and minutes from Gawler. To find out more about our teaching clinics visit our website at

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Click on the link below to apply:

Applications close once suitable applicant is secured.

For further information
For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:
Dr Olaf Schaaf
Lecturer | Small Animal Surgery
P: +61 (8) 8313 1999

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment this position, contact:
Mr Bill Savas
HR Coordinator | Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 3170

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria here: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pet Universe Veterinary Centre, Northern Adelaide, SA (posted 30th June) Full Time, Part Time or Casual Vet Nurse

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.

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 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.

Animal Welfare League - South Australia, Wingfield, SA (posted 25th June)

Veterinary Nurse
(Permanent full-time position available)

At the Animal Welfare League of South Australia (AWL), we value the lives of people and pets, and encourage a community that values the human-animal bond for mutual wellbeing and enrichment.

By becoming a part of the AWL family, you will be assisting in the successful rehabilitation and rehoming of lost and abandoned animals from across South Australia and be a part of a team that leads the industry in animal welfare practices.

An exciting and rare opportunity is available for fully qualified Veterinary Nurse to join AWL’s team.

The Veterinary Nurses form an integral part of the Veterinary Team and work closely with the Veterinarians and Animal Attendants.

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Veterinary Nurse with experience working within the Veterinary industry with a wide and varied set of skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone who has –

Ultimately, we’re looking for someone who is an outstanding team player, adaptable and gains respect for their ability to work with people of varying levels of experience and different personalities to achieve positive results.

For further information and to access a detailed job description, please visit -

Please address your application to the People, Culture & Safety Advisor and post or email to:
Post: PO Box 1525 Port Adelaide 5015

Applications for this position must address the job and person specification and be accompanied by a covering letter and current CV.

Adelaide Plains Veterinary Surgery, Two Wells, SA (posted 15th June) Casual Vet Nurse

Are you a Unicorn Nurse? Then this ad is just for you!

Every team has one. You know, the one Nurse that stands out from the crowd! Others look up to them, go to them for advice and trust them with their own pets care.

The Unicorn Nurse is autonomous and able to take initiative. They have bad-ass technical skills, a passion for our industry and love to work collaboratively alongside a team of like-minded professionals - vets, nurses, receptionists, and animal attendants alike!

They are respectfully confident, open to feedback, meticulous and maintain a high standard of work ethic.

They engage positively with clients, bring out the best in their colleagues, and care for patients with dedication, passion and a positive can-do attitude.

Sounds like you? Well, The Adelaide Plains Vet team want you!

Why? Because they’re in love with the industry, the people, the pets and this surgery. They’re invested in creating a safe, supportive environment and need another A-Team player to help continue exceeding industry expectations.

So, a little about us…
We’re a well-trained, committed bunch of animal lovers who rock our workspace! Our case load is varied, including routine consults and surgery, reproduction, advanced orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures, rehabilitation services and CT scanning - so development opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of interests!

...and the position:
We are looking for a casual worker to cover the following shifts and 1:4 Saturdays.
Monday: OFF(Yep - 3 day weekend!)
Tuesday: 8am-4pm
Wednesday: 11.30am-7.30pm
Thursday: 8am-4pm
Friday: 7.30am-3.30pm OR 11.30pm-7.30pm

Our nursing team work on a set weekly roster, with shifts set in advance so you can plan you time and maintain a healthy work-life balance (I know, right!)

Positions within our practice don’t open up very often but we've had several members of staff head off on Maternity Leave so go on, believe in yourself a little and send us your resume!

Expressions of interest can be sent to and will be treated with absolute confidentiality.

Want to take a look around? Join our virtual tour here:

Launceston Veterinary Clinic, Northern Tasmania (posted 9th June) Part Time Vet Nurse

Launceston Veterinary Clinic is an established veterinary clinic that continues to provide up-to-date, professional and affordable health care. Launceston Veterinary Clinic has a very broad caseload including; companion animals, greyhounds, exotics, wildlife, pocket pets, commercial beef, dairy and hobby farms. Our clinic includes ultrasound, digital radiography/ endoscopy equipment and we provide on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Part-Time Vet Nurse to join our team at Launceston Veterinary Clinic! Committing to around 38 hours per fortnight, you will form an integral part of our close-knit team.

We are looking for:

What we can offer you:

For further information about our clinic, please visit

National Veterinary Care (NVC) a group of 100 clinics located across Australia and New Zealand. What makes us different?

National Veterinary Care believes that if we put our people first, the results will follow. We achieve this through having a highly qualified Veterinary Surgeon as our General Manager – Vet Services, who keeps our clinical standards at the forefront of business decisions. We achieve it through our Veterinary Training Centres – industry firsts where we offer practical CPD in everything from behaviour through to orthopaedic surgery – so that you have the skills and confidence to care for every pet who comes through your clinic doors. Click here to see more!

Sounds great! How do I apply?
Please Apply Now by emailing your CV and Cover Letter to Tayla Hayes, Recruitment Team Leader via

Animal Emergency Centre, Norwood SA (posted 15th May) Experienced Vet Nurse

At the Animal Emergency Centre our experienced and dedicated team of Emergency Veterinarians and Nurses offer an exceptionally high standard of care for all our patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide services in emergency medicine and surgery, intensive care and monitoring for critical patients.

We operate in conjunction with the Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre who offer services in the fields of neurology, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, dermatology and diagnostic imagining.

An exciting opportunity exists for an Experienced Veterinary Nurse to join our dynamic and motivated team at our AEC Adelaide clinic. Full-time, part-time and casual positions available. 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 Emergency and Critical Care or undertake their diploma.

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:

Charlotte Juhasz
ECC Nursing Team Leader

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