Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - SA and Tasmania

Walkerville Vet, Adelaide SA (posted 11th May)

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Veterinary Nurse

Hours: Full Time (part time also considered for the right applicant)

Pay: Negotiable, above award

About us:

Walkerville Vet was established in 1999 and moved to purpose-built premises in 2019. We are an inner city veterinary practice with an educated and supportive client base and high standards of care.

You will be in a thoroughly supportive environment where solo shifts are not rostered. Experience working as a veterinary nurse is essential.

Walkerville Vet is well equipped and you can expect to be able to work without compromises. Feel free to come for a tour before you apply, do a trial shift and get to know us, or visit our extensive website at:

For more information contact Amanda at the clinic. Applications or enquiries can be sent Attention Amanda (Nurse Vacancy) to:

Animal Welfare League - South Australia, Wingfield, SA (posted 10th May)

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Veterinary Nurse
(Permanent part-time position available)

Shelter Vet Nurse Permanent Part Time Wingfield SA

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

This is an opportunity to be part of one of the most dynamic and supportive shelter veterinary teams in South Australia. We provide critical services to animals arriving into our care by ensuring the health and welfare needs are met and are of the highest standards.

We do not offer veterinary services to the public, so interaction with clients is limited to foster care consultations only.

About our Animal Care Centre
Our brand new $20m shelter at Wingfield has a purpose-built vet clinic with two operating theatres, three heated surgical tables, large prep/treatment area, wet table, five consult rooms, separate cat and dog wards, IM3 dental machine, V5 anaesthetic monitoring, in-house bloods, digital x-ray, low stress animal enclosures and fear free design features.

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The vet nurses form an integral part of the veterinary team, and work closely with the vets and Animal Care Staff.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced veterinary nurse with a wide and varied set of skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

We are looking for someone who has;

For a confidential discussion, please call Natasha Marginis on 0404 113 824

Please address your application to the People, Culture & Safety Advisor and email it to:

Applications for this position should be accompanied by a covering letter and current CV.

Newton Vet Clinic, Newton Adelaide SA (posted 30th April)

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Veterinary Nurse - Permanent Part Time

If you are a locum vet nurse looking for short term work, please contact us as we need to cover the position urgently while employing a new permanent vet nurse or vet tech.

We anticipate 20 to 35 hrs per week, although this is flexible, with occasional cover for staff leave and no after hours.

Applicants with any science based degree are most welcome to apply.

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

For more information or to apply, please email:

Check us out at: and Facebook

Newton Vet Clinic
112 Clairville Road
Newton, SA, 5074

Adelaide Bird & Exotics Vet Centre, Richmond, SA (posted 27th April)

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Full time veterinary nurse

At the Adelaide Bird and Exotics Vet Centre we have a high caseload of first opinion, referral and emergency work and our vet nurses are integral in providing outstanding care to all patients. After recent renovations and an increase in vet numbers, we are now looking to add more nursing staff to the team to assist in providing excellent customer care and service. Applicants should be able to work in a busy, fast-paced environment with excellent communication skills, and have a strong client focus. Think east coast busy clinic, rather than sleepy Adelaide! Attention to detail is a must as our nurses play a key role in the care of our unusual patients. Being able to multitask and work well under pressure is a must as no two days are ever the same. We are replacing a nurse who has left to go to uni and one who wanted to work closer to home.

Experience with exotics is preferred but a passion for their welfare is essential. We can teach the skills, but you need to bring the hype. Animals seen include birds (pet, aviculture, chickens, pigeons), reptiles and small mammals (rabbits, ferrets, rodents and marsupials).

Your responsibilities will include:


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:

Adelaide Veterinary Specialist & Referral Centre, Norwood, SA (posted 9th April)

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Veterinary Nurse

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Veterinary Nurse to join our dynamic and motivated team at Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre. This position is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to further their career in Specialist Nursing. This is a permanent opportunity.

What we offer you:

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

Pay rate: $25.20 + super + penalties and relevant loadings.

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:
David Mason
Hospital Administrator

Greencross Vets Strathalbyn, SE of Adelaide, SA (posted 8th April)

Greencross Vets Strathalbyn

Veterinary Nurse
Strathalbyn 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 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.

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 an enthusiastic Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse to join our passionate team at our Strathalbyn clinic.

“Greencross is like a big family to me. I love my job; I love the diversity it has to offer, and I love the career growth it can offer.”

Primary Responsibilities

Qualities and Expertise

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For a confidential conversation about what the future with us may look like please reach out to our Strathalbyn Team – Sarah or Kaya on (08) 8536 2722 | |

Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital, Outer NE Adelaide (posted 8th April)

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Veterinary Nurse

We want you to Utilise your Skills and Passion for pets in our very own State of the Art Veterinary Hospital” Saturday Work ONLY

Hospital of Excellence – Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital

We need an Experienced Veterinary Nurse who holds a Certificate IV qualification.

Your Role will be:

Focusing mainly on client communication and reception work. This involves answering phones, making appointments, processing payments, medication repeats and all other tasks required at the front desk.

Skills required for role:

Talk to clients and team members and always calmly communicate Triage patients Be comfortable with TPR, Blood pressure, ECG, Spo2 and ETCo2 monitoring Calculate drug doses and administer under veterinary supervision Attend to the needs of critical patients Emergency nursing skills, familiar with shock therapy, hit by car cases and snake bite treatments

About the Hospital

Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital is a long-established small animal only facility, cats, dogs, rabbits and occasional pocket pets no birds or reptile work. We are a Veterinary Surgeons Board Accredited Hospital and an ASAV Hospital of Excellence We operate from a large brand new (3 years) Hospital that is fantastic to work and live in TTG Vet is a passion driven practice because our clients' pets deserve to be looked after in the best possible way and we are here to provide it.

We also think people in the veterinary industry deserve to have the best possible workplaces to exist in We are a big well managed team of eight Vets and thirty support staff We practice a wide range of veterinary services including; Regular Orthopaedic surgery A committed Feline practice Acupuncture services Ultrasound and Endoscopy Chemotherapy Your skills and experience will continue to progress if you choose to work with us.

Please send a cover letter telling us about yourself with a 2-page A4 resume attached, including two recent references to Jodie Raethel at:

Colonel Light Veterinary Clinic, Inner SE Adelaide SA (posted 8th April)

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Veterinary Nurse Role Available

We are looking for a veterinary nurse to join our wonderful team of 8 Vets and 11 Nurses.
With the ability to include reception work, surgical nursing, hospital nursing and potentially puppy pre-school, the role is varied and allows for plenty of scope for personal development catering to the strengths, experiences and interests of the individual.

Our clinic is busy with an interesting mix of medical and surgical cases where our vets are supported by a group of amazing, dedicated nurses. We are independently owned and have the privilege of a long standing relationship within our community, having provided our services for over 50 years.  We pride ourselves on building and maintaining strong relationships with our clients and are all dedicated to providing exceptional care to our patients.  There are no KPI's or sales targets, just amazing customer service and team work that sets us apart.

We are looking for someone who is flexible and able to work every second Saturday. 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.

The clinic is very well equipped with digital radiography, endoscope, ultrasound, electrocautery, anaesthetic monitoring equipment, in house IDEXX Catalyst pathology and integrated Cornerstone software.  Our team of incredible Veterinarians range in experience from 4 years to 20+.

We are located in the inner south eastern suburbs of Adelaide, specifically the foothills, and as such we are able to refer to a number of after hours and specialist centres when necessary.  Whilst most of our work is with dogs and cats there is occasional work with exotics and wildlife.

We would love to hear from a positive, motivated nurse with experience and /or a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

If our practice sounds like what you are looking for, please contact Dr Zoe Wearing at email
We look forward to meeting with you.

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Pets and Their People, Inner Adelaide, SA (posted 1st April)

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Veterinary Nurse Position

Are you fulfilled in your role and using your skills to their full potential?

Pets and their people are a proudly privately owned company with 2 hospitals and 1 clinic across inner Adelaide looking for Cert 4 qualified nurse.  Currently enrolled nurses are welcome to apply.

Our hospitals are board certified and we are aiming for ASAV Hospital accreditation so we continue to deliver the highest of standards – so what sets us apart?

We are the reigning winner of Australia’s Best Led Practice and Best Team Leader awarded by the Lincoln Institute.

There are numerous reasons that we won this award but our staff leadership was the key.
Our belief in this is so strong we always make time to close our clinics each week so you have time to truly engulf yourself in the learnings.

Regular reviews with your Manager and ongoing support from your Team Leaders give you the opportunity to set, work towards and achieve professional goals.

We have a strong focus on supporting a healthy work life balance.  We achieve this with rosters that are put out at least a month in advance, with an aim to have a regular rostered day off, always striving to have a great work culture along with access to a private Employee Assistance Program.

If you are interested in learning more and having the opportunity to work for one of the most sought after vet clinics to work in please send your cover letter and resume to Donna Morrison, Practice Manager on

Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre, Kurralta Park SA (posted 31st March) Full Time Surgery Vet Nurse



The Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre is a 24hr multi-disciplinary centre offering emergency, specialist and referral veterinary services. We have a strong ethics of providing the very best treatment and care for pets in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, dentistry, specialist surgery, critical care and diagnostic imaging.

If you are highly motivated, caring, passionate and want to improve your knowledge we have a ground-floor opportunity available in the surgery department. We have a ward nurse position opening up with the intent of training the successful applicant in high level patient care and depending on interests and capabilities, other aspects of surgery nursing. Our busy Specialist Surgery Department is growing, and an opportunity exists for you to join our team of highly skilled and dedicated nurses, surgeons and surgical residents to provide the highest quality care to our patients.

This position is up to 35 hours per week with some after-hours and weekend rotation work expected.

What can you expect from our team?

As a successful candidate, you will possess the following skills and attributes:

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge and believe this is your opportunity to shine, then we want to hear from you!

Applications will be received via email only and should include a cover letter along with your resume.  Please include the contact details of two professional referees and one personal referee. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by phone.

Applications to:

Nicole Gordge RVN - Surgery Coordinator

Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre
119 Anzac Highway, Kurralta Park, SA, 5037, Tel: 08 8371 0333

Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals, Adelaide, SA (posted 25th March)

Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals

Veterinary Nurse, Referral Practice

A veterinary nurse is required at our dedicated veterinary ophthalmology referral clinic in Adelaide. The practice will provide you with a stimulating role underpinned by a strong supportive team of knowledgeable and experienced staff who work together to achieve the best client and patient outcomes. The successful applicant will become part of this small, cohesive team.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years' experience working in a veterinary clinic along with a positive attitude, an excellent work ethic and strong communication skills. Applicants should be team players, have the ability to work in a busy environment and have a strong client focus. The position will include a mix of reception work, and surgical and hospital in-patient nursing.

A qualified and experienced nurse (level IV) is preferred but other applicants will be considered. The position is for 23 hours per week working Monday to Friday with no weekend work but applicants requiring full time work will also be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter along with your resume. Please include in your resume the contact details of three referees.

Enquiries and applications to:
Nancy Bombardieri
M: 0407 717 366

Brighton Veterinary Hospital, Coastal Adelaide SA (posted 19th March)

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Senior Veterinary Nurse

We are currently looking for an experienced Small Animal Veterinary Nurse

Permanent Part Time - 30-38 hours per week

We are a 100% veterinarian owned and operated practice, that values personal development and teamwork. We are a team of 16 staff who prides ourselves on delivering excellent clinical care.

We are committed to ensuring staff enjoy a great work-life balance, feel valued, and we are always striving to improve.

Brighton Veterinary Hospital is an accredited and purpose-built veterinary hospital. The practice consists of three consulting rooms, two triage/surgery tables, a dedicated surgery and a radiology suite.

The hospital is furnished with a DR x-ray machine, ultrasound, video and rigid endoscopy equipment, iM3 dental x-ray unit, De Souter and Stryker orthopedic drill sets.

The hospital is open seven days a week. Our operating hours are 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-7pm on Friday, 8am-1pm on Saturday, and 8am-10am on Sunday. We are open from 8am-10am on selected public holidays.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

If you would like to discuss the employment opportunities at Brighton Veterinary Hospital, please call Kelly Robson on 0412 620 419 for a confidential discussion or email your application to:

Golden Grove Emergency Veterinary Hospital, Wynn Vale, SA (posted 16th March)

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About Us

Vets4Pets' Emergency Veterinary Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is situated at Golden Grove. Our veterinarians and nurses ensure a pleasant and friendly environment for both patients and their owners.

The Golden Grove Hospital (VSBSA accredited hospital), established in 1992. Our practice continues to expand the range of care we provide for our patients and improve the delivery of established services.

We have a large range of equipment with an ESAOTE MyLab Alpha Ultrasound, Honda HS-2100V Ultrasonic Scanner (aFAST machine), Karl Stortz Telepack VetX Video Endoscope, Digital DR Radiography, Dentistry equipment, Revolution 4DC Dental X-Ray, Suction Unit, Bair Huggers for patient warming, Oxygen Cages, Humidicrib, Syringe Pump, Tonometer, PetMap Blood Pressure Machine, Pulse Oximeter, Idexx Catalyst Machine, Idexx UA Analyser and Lasercyte machine to aid in providing a high standard of care to all of our patients.

The hospital uses Smart Flow integrated with RxWorks software and a Cubex dispensing cabinet for medications. Our large team of over twenty vets and seventy nurses across eight sites provides a vibrant supportive professional community within which to work and learn. Professional interests within the practice include canine and feline internal medicine, exotic and pocket pet medicine and surgery, oncology, emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, orthopaedic surgery, dentistry (including endodontics), acupuncture and behaviour therapy.

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

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

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Please apply by sending your Resume & Cover Letter to

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