Vet Nurses and other support staff

Locum Vet Nursing Positions

Gold Coast Veterinary Surgery, Broadbeach (posted 15th February) Part Time Locum From March for 3 Months

Part time Locum Vet Nurse on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Vet Surgery is looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Vet Nurse to complement our friendly, dynamic team whilst one of our fabulous nurses is on Maternity Leave.

We currently need someone from the beginning of March for approximately 3 months.

Shifts are from Monday through to Wednesday plus one Saturday morning every 6 weeks.

Further shifts will be available to cover annual leave and there may be prospects to convert this to a permanent position as our practice grows.

We are a medium sized, 4 vet, family owned, and operated ASAV Accredited Hospital of Excellence that focuses on providing excellent personal service to our clients.

As we work in a team based approach, our nurses have a large responsibility for the patient care and are expected to use their nursing skills extensively. Our nurses undertake blood sampling, IV catheter placement, dental scaling & polishing, lab work, radiology, and inpatient treatment so the ability to carry out these tasks competently is required.

We do have a full time Customer Care Manager but assisting with reception duties is expected. No after-hours work is required as after-hours cases are referred to an excellent emergency clinic.

Our minimum requirements are a Certificate IV Vet Nursing Qualification (or equivalent) and a minimum of 1 years’ experience in veterinary nursing. A good knowledge of veterinary products and procedures is expected.

If you are passionate about patient care and enjoy making a difference in people’s experience at the vet, we would love to hear from you. Please email your resume and cover letter to our Practice Manager, Claire Fleming at

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Kenilworth Veterinary Surgery, Sunshine Coast Hinterland (posted 15th February) Part Time Leave Cover for 6-8 Months

Locum Cert IV Vet Nurse and Receptionist for Leave Cover

Kenilworth Veterinary Surgery (Located 25 minutes west of Eumundi QLD) is looking for someone who is a QUALIFIED Cert IV Veterinary Nurse to join our team and our small clinic. We are looking for someone to cover a leave position for a period of 6 to 8 months with the possible chance of joining our team long term.

The position commences March/April 2019. The hours offered will be 18 to 26.5 hours a week and every 2nd weekend. The days that require coverage are Monday’s, Fridays and every second Saturday. There is a possible chance for an extra day if suitable. The position is as per the award conditions.

The KVS team consists of 2 vets and 2 nurses and a practice manager. The practice services a wide rural community and attends to large and companion animals throughout the day. Your role will include reception and nursing duties. However, familiarity with large animal veterinary nurse work and scheduling would be an advantage.

The primary responsibilities for this position include:

Skills and Experience of what KVS is looking for:

What KVS offers you:

The applicant should also have excellent communication and customer service skills and the ability to work well in a supportive team environment.

The position will commence in March, starting with 1 to 1.5 days a week including half day Saturday and full time will commence beginning to middle of April.

No dead line on closure for resumes. The position will stay open until the position is filled.

If you believe this position is for you, please send your resume to:

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Vet HQ, Double Bay, NSW (posted 12th February) Locum Vet Nurse March & April

Vet HQ
Double Bay, Sydney
Locum vet nurse required

We are currently looking for an experienced nurse to join our friendly team at Vet HQ for March and April.

Vet HQ is one of the most respected Veterinary clinics in the Eastern suburbs.

We offer the highest standard of patient care with a focus on offering our clients gold standard customer service.

Your role will include general veterinary nursing and reception. We are located just 10 minutes from Bondi beach and 15 minutes from the city.

Your skills and experience:

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Please apply by emailing your details to Kate at

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Mooloolaba Veterinary Surgery, Mooloolaba QLD (posted 6th February) Locum Vet Nurse

Mooloolaba Vet Surgery, situated at the Sunshine Coast, Queensland is looking for an experienced Locum Vet nurse to work from the 4th of March to the 22nd of March (inclusive) to cover staff holiday leave.

Hours are on Monday to Friday only, with no weekends or after-hours, suitable applicants need to be familiar with all aspects of work in a small veterinary clinic including monitoring of anaesthesia and surgical preparation.

Email Riley with your resume or to obtain more details:

Fox Valley Animal Hospital, Wahroonga, NSW (posted 18th January) Locum Vet Nurse ASAP to 15th March

We are a small animal hospital located in Wahroonga on the North Shore and are currently looking for a locum nurse to cover holiday leave from ASAP to 15th March, 2019.

The shifts will alternate between 8am-4pm and 10.30am-6.30pm 5 days per week with alternate Saturday shifts 8am-2.30pm. Week day off to compensate Saturday shift. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Minimum 3 years experience in reception, surgery and product knowledge is a must.

Fast learner, experience with cornerstone a plus.

Please forward your resume to

Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre / Animal Referral Hospital, Kurralta, SA (posted 16th January) Receptionist 6mth Maternity Cover

 Veterinary Receptionist
Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre
Job Number: AD1902

The Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre (AAERC) provides 24-hour emergency and critical care by both vets and nurses. We also provide referral services in the fields of internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, surgery and diagnostic imaging.

The position

We are now looking for someone to take on a receptionist role. This is a relief position at the AAERC and applicants must be flexible and prepared to deal with the many and varied tasks this job presents. The position is offered as a maternity contract, part-time role with 3 shifts totalling 21 hours per week spread across Thursday, Friday and rotating on Saturday/Sundays.

Tasks include reception duties. These include phone handling, customer interaction, appointment scheduling, communicating with vets/nurses and the like.

As a maternity contract, the position will be available from 16/02/2019 for 6 months.

Key Competencies


The successful candidate will be comfortable in a team environment and enjoys a challenge. They will join AAERC’s tight knit team that is dedicated to excellent patient care.

If this sounds like your next role, please email your updated CV including cover letter to quoting the Job Number ‘AD1902’ in the subject line. Applications should be addressed to:

Elisha Barrow
Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre
119 Anzac Highway
Kurralta Park SA 5037
Tel: 08 8371 0333
Fax: 08 8371 2110

Applications remain open until successful candidate is appointed.

Bondi Veterinary Hospital, Eastern Suburbs Sydney (posted 16th January) Locum VN

Locum Nurse required for 1 month from January 22nd.

Small animal practice in Sydney Eastern Suburbs. No Sundays or after hours work involved. Accommodation may be available.

Contact Paul Logan or Elizabeth Quintal or 02 9130 2001

Bedford Dianella Veterinary Centre, Bedford, Perth (posted 15th January) Locum 28th Feb - 11th March

The team at Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre need an experienced Qualified Veterinary Nurse to work full-time for 28th February to 11th March inclusive.

Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre is privately owned with staff who genuinely enjoy their work. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have built with our clients over the years and intend to continue to build these relationships for years to come. We are a cheerful group who are approachable and helpful with any questions you may have. We are Gold Level Cat Friendly Clinic accredited with ASFM/ISFM. Using minimal restraint techniques, we aim to complete tasks and procedures so that patients, owners and staff remain stress free and safe. We have highly experienced vets and nurses with very well equipped and maintained facilities which enable us to provide outstanding patient care.

You would work a variety of reception, surgical and hospital shifts.

The following skills and attributes are required:

If you possess these qualities, are available and would like to work with us, please email your cover letter, resume, VSB registration certificate and any other relevant documentation to

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kelsey Bovell
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Practice Manager

Frank Samways Vet Clinic, North Melbourne (posted 9th January) Maternity Cover

Lost Dogs

12 month Vet Nurse Maternity Leave cover

The Lost Dogs Home is seeking an inspired vet nurse for our private clinic, who is excited by animal welfare.

This role is based in our private clinic. We have a modern, well equipped purpose-built veterinary hospital at Frank Samways Vet Clinic, providing full veterinary service to the public, our adopters, and foster carers.

We are looking for a vet nurse with commitment towards the best care and welfare of dogs and cats. You will have the opportunity to assist complex workups on patients and will be supported by a fantastic and highly skilled nursing team, supportive colleagues and mentors.

Key responsibilities include:

The successful applicant will:

What you will get in return:

If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to be successful in this role, please apply in confidence to or via our website,, ensuring you provide a cover letter and updated resume in Word or PDF format.

If you have any questions, please contact or telephone Maddie on 03 9321 8753 for more information

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