Vet Nurses and other support staff

Locum Vet Nursing Positions

Northgate Veterinary Surgery, Brisbane, QLD (posted 25th March) Maternity Leave Cover from May

Northgate vets

Veterinary Nurse - Maternity leave placement 7 Months from mid-May

Northgate Veterinary Surgery in Brisbane is one of Brisbane’s finest family owned veterinary clinics. Drs Bernie and Megan Bredhauer seek an integral addition to their practice’s dynamic team. Their practice has two locations – Northgate Veterinary Surgery and St Vincents Vets. This role is based at Northgate Veterinary Surgery.

Selection Criteria:

To be the right person, you will meet the following selection criteria:

The position is full time for seven month from approx. mid May and may involve hours that include evening and Saturday work. You will have regular shifts but will be required to work outside the hours in these shifts from time to time - to accommodate other staff leave on occasions.

Please email applications addressing the above selection criteria with CV and names of two professional veterinary industry referees to Dr Megan Bredhauer BVSc at

All Natural Vet Care, Russell Lea, Sydney, NSW (posted 28th February) Maternity Leave Cover from April to October

All Natural Vet Care

Veterinary Nurse required for 6 month Maternity Leave contract (flexible hours)

Small Animal

All Natural Vet Care is a non-corporate Integrative Veterinary Hospital in Russell Lea, 10 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. We are currently looking for an experienced full or part-time nurse who may be able to work from Tuesday through Friday, and 1 in 4 Saturdays. The position is to cover maternity leave starting early April through to October 2020, with the possibility of extension as we continue to grow. 

All Natural Vet Care is one of Australia’s largest and oldest Integrative Veterinary Clinics, founded by Dr Barbara Fougere, who co-authored the Veterinary Herbal Medicine Textbook and teaches Integrative Medicine around the world. We offer a diverse range of evidence-based modalities. This position offers a unique insight into Integrative Medicine, while still developing your general nursing experience. 

Our client base comes from all over Sydney for our services and we love working with highly committed pet guardians. Our practice policy is zero-tolerance for abuse or discrimination in any form from our clients and we enforce this seriously, in return, we expect our team to abide by the same policy. 

The role will be focused primarily on delivering safe anaesthetics, however our nurses are expected to do a mix of surgical, general and reception duties.

Your responsibilities will include;

Our ideal candidate will have the following;

At All Natural Vet Care we are focused on fostering a working environment that enhances our physical and emotional wellbeing as well as that of the families that seek out our veterinary care. We aim to provide gold standard service and the highest quality fear-free care to our clients and patients. 

If you feel you would be a good fit at All Natural Vet Care please email a brief cover letter and your CV to Amy at

If you have any questions feel free to reach out on 02 9712 5844.

All Natural Vet Care
292 Lyons Road,
Russell Lea

Pet Universe Veterinary Centre, North Adelaide (posted 20th February) Qualified Locum Vet Nurse 2 Mth Contract

Pet Universe Vet Centre

Locum 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.

Must hold Certificate 4 Veterinary Nursing or overseas equivalent nursing qualification, have excellent clinical & theatre skills and a friendly manner.

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

For further information please forward C.V.s to Claire Lee, Managing Partner via email All applications handled in strictest confidence.

Pet Universe is a progressive, high quality, small animal veterinary practice located 10 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD.

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South Cranbourne Vet Surgery, SE Melbourne, VIC (posted 18th February) Part Time Maternity Leave Cover from May

South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery logo

Veterinary Nurse – part time maternity leave position

South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery is seeking an experienced part time Veterinary Nurse for an 8 month maternity leave position, starting in May 2020. We are a family owned and operated business and due to our current growth the position has the potential to be ongoing for the right applicant.

Our newly renovated practice is well equipped to provide the highest level of service for our loyal clientele and their pets. We are a 3 vet small animal practice supported by a great team of experienced nurses. We treat all domestic animals with some wildlife work too.

We are looking for a nurse with exemplary customer service skills, excellent patient care and attention to detail. Experience with RX Works would be great. The position involves 20-25 hours per week including 1 in 3 Saturday mornings and assisting with Puppy Pre School classes. Regular shifts are Tuesdays and Thursdays however some flexibility to cover nurses on leave would be ideal.

Please send resumes to Attn Jacinta.

University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, SA (posted 14th February) Full Time Equine Parental Leave Cover to September

Veterinary Nurse Equine

(HEO3) $54,750 to $62,132 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation and shift allowances

Fixed term position (parental leave cover) available through to Friday, 11 September 2020, with possibility of extension

Exciting opportunity for a dedicated Veterinary Nurse to join a veterinary program rated in the global Top 50

The University of Adelaide’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences has achieved outstanding levels of excellence in 11 years of operation. The School’s veterinary program leapt into the Global Top 50 in the 2019 QS academic discipline rankings and received an ERA evaluation rating at level 5 (well above international standard) in the 2019 Excellence for Research in Australia evaluation round. The School provides exceptional outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a strong research environment, consisting of world leading multi-disciplinary teams that provide opportunities for cross disciplinary research, education and innovation in animal health and welfare.

To sustain our success in this field, we are seeking suitably qualified veterinary nurses to provide high quality primary, emergency and critical care services to all equine patients.

Equine nursing duties include:

Working as part of the clinical team you will be required to work through a 24/7 roster, which includes weekends and public holidays.

The Equine Health and Performance Centre (EHPC) is part of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences’ clinical teaching facility which operates on a commercial basis, offering a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services to the general public and referring veterinarians. EHPC also provides a clinical training environment for veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinarians, nurses and support staff. The centre is situated on the University’s picturesque Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region.

This position will suit an enthusiastic, team-oriented equine nurse with a passion for delivering the highest standards of service and care. You have proven experience as an equine veterinary nurse in a clinical setting with experience in emergency triage, medical and surgical nursing. You are able to work in high pressure situations, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are motivated to mentor the next generation of vets and nurses by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour.

To be successful you will need:

As part of the recruitment process you will be required to undertake a medical assessment.

More information about our School can be found in the following links: (Animal Health Centre) (School of Animal & Vet Sciences) (Roseworthy Campus)

To apply
Click on the link below for a copy of the position description and to apply:

Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria found in the position description document.

Applications close 11:55pm, Thursday 20th February 2020.

For further information
For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:
Casey Hogan
Equine Practice Manager
P: +61 (8) 831 32604

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:
Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria here.

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.

East Doncaster Veterinary Hospital, Templestowe, VIC (posted 10th February) Full or Part Time From March for 2-3 Months

Are you a hard-working, passionate and motivated Veterinary Nurse?

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced locum Veterinary Nurse to help out our close-knit team on a part to full time basis for a 2-3 month period starting in March 2020!

The position will predominately be (but not limited to) surgical nursing shifts, therefore our ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of patient care, and a strong knowledge of anaesthesia and monitoring!

Responsibilities will include:

The position may also require reception duties and open/close shifts, therefore we are looking for a reliable 'all-rounder' nurse who is competent in all areas of nursing with a positive attitude and exceptional communication skills, effective time management skills in a fast paced environment and shows accountability towards tasks and responsibilities whilst providing a high standard of client and patient care.

If you believe you would be an amazing addition to the EDVH family, we would love for you to send through a copy of your CV and resume to We look forward to hearing from you!

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