Vet Nurses and other support staff

Locum Vet Nursing Positions

Greencross Vets, Kenmore (posted 26th February) Part Time Vet Nurse - Maternity Leave Cover


Part-time Veterinary Nurse
Kenmore QLD

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 a Veterinary Nurse to join our passionate team at our Kenmore clinic. Our ideal candidate will be available to commit to 25 – 36 hours per week and can join us as soon as possible.

Please note; this role is a Maternity leave cover and will be working until January 2022.

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:

Josie John
Practice Manager

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin, ACT (posted 17th February) Locum or Casual

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Veterinary Nurse - Casual or Locum

Come and Join us in Canberra...close to the South Coast and the Snowy Mountains!

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service is in need of skilled Emergency/Critical Care nurses to join our amazing team, either locum or on a casual basis.

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service is an after-hours service operating weeknight from 6pm to 8am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays, meaning our shift structure comprises of afternoon, overnight and weekend days. Our practice is a purpose-built facility that offers state of the art equipment to work up the most difficult of cases and as a nurse you will be responsible for caring for a number of intriguing and difficult cases.

About You:

A Veterinary nurse with Cert IV Qualification, preferably with a minimum of two years’ experience capable of working in a team environment.

What We Have to Offer:

Full Time hours for the months of March and April 2021 from 60 - 76 hour every 2 weeks pending your availability with the possibility of ongoing locum, casual or part time work.

Competitive remuneration package based on experience and qualifications; we can also help with accommodation for your stay in Canberra.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Five Dock Veterinary Hospital, Inner West Sydney (posted 29th January) April 2021 till January 2022.

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Veterinary Nurse

Five Dock Veterinary Hospital
“Quality personal care”

Full-time Maternity Leave Position - Experienced Veterinary Nurse

Five Dock Veterinary Hospital is looking for a friendly qualified nurse to join our team of nurses who are highly valued and their skills utilised.

The position is a full-time maternity leave position and is expected to start April 2021 till January 2022.

Applicants should be confident in all aspects of veterinary nursing with excellent communication, knowledge, skills and experience.

The roster runs Monday - Friday on a two-week rotation of morning & evening duties which include theatre, anaesthetics, procedures, medicine, admissions, discharges and maintaining a hygienic work environment.

There is no weekend, after hours or public holiday work.

Our vet hospital has a bus stop right outside and is walking distance to the local Five Dock shops. We also have a carpark and easy parking.

For more information, or to apply for the position, please email our practice manager at:

Check out our website:

Middle Brighton Veterinary Services, Sth East Melbourne (posted 22nd January) 6 Mth Contract - Receptionist

Middle Brighton Veterinary Services


At Middle Brighton Veterinary Clinic we are a warm and welcoming Veterinary Clinic located in Bayside, Melbourne. Middle Brighton Vet clinic is dedicated to providing the best service and care for all animals. We are committed to creating a positive workplace which values all experiences and backgrounds. Our core values are Trust, Compassion, Collaboration and Excellence – it is important to us that these values shine through not only in our workplace but in each individual staff member. 

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We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working, animal loving receptionist to become an essential part of our team.  You will work well under pressure in a busy environment and immerse yourself into the local community of Brighton.

This role would suit an individual with receptionist background seeking experience in an exciting and fast paced Veterinary clinic.

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Key Selection Criteria:



On Offer

This is a Part time receptionist position, with the possibility of permanent and or full time employment at the end of your contract. Your expected commencement date is desirably as soon as possible.

What’s the worst part of the role? Finishing your shift at the end of the day and having to say farewell to your beloved patients and friendly work colleagues!

Does this sound like your dream role? If you have a resounding “YES” please press apply now or email your cover letter and resume to our Practice Manager Liv on

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

**Please note this is not a Veterinary Nursing role**

University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, SA (posted 22nd January) Casual Academic Opportunities March to July

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Casual Academic opportunities within the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, hands-on education and training to future animal and veterinary scientists. We’re home to South Australia's only veterinary school and veterinary teaching hospital.

The School is seeking expressions of interest from Veterinary Technologists and Veterinary Nurses to be employed as casual demonstrators assisting with the educational delivery across the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology and Animal Science programs for 2021.

Individuals highly skilled in all disciplines of Animal and Veterinary Science/Technology fields are encouraged to apply, these will include but not be limited to animal handling and welfare, surgical, medical, and diagnostic disciplines. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their suitable qualification and/or industry experience.

Classes will be held at the Roseworthy Campus and applicants will be required to travel to campus.

Application process:

  1. View the current casual employment opportunities and courses (though the online link) available to determine what work offerings are being made available for individual courses (i.e. other academic activity, marking etc.)
  2.  Ensure you meet the essential criteria:
    1. Are an Australian citizen or possess an eligible Australian work visa*
      1. *Please note: Prospective employees are required to provide evidence of their Australian citizenship or working rights.
    2. Conferral of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (or equivalent relevant experience)
    3. Good technical knowledge of the key teaching components of the courses you are applying for
    4. Excellent communication skills including the ability to clearly explain technical information to students
    5. Available and flexible to meet the minimum hourly/sessional requirements for the course
    6. Able to work collegially to support excellent teaching in the School
  3. Consider the desired criteria:
    1. Conferral of an Australian Qualifications Framework + 1 (AQF+1) qualification in a relevant field
  4. To apply for the above opportunities, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below and provide the required information and documents.

Term of position: 1 March to 23 July 2021

If you require assistance or further information please email our HR team at

To apply:

Click on the link below for further information and to apply:

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

Glebe Veterinary Hospital, Inner Western Sydney (posted 20th January) Maternity Leave Cover - February Start

Glebe Veterinary Hospital

We are a small, busy inner city practice (Glebe-Sydney) looking for a Veterinary Nurse to fill a maternity leave position. Ideally starting from early February but there is some flexibility.

20 hours per week Monday and Friday. 8-30am – 6.30 pm

Some experience preferred.

Please contact 9660-1771 and / or forward resumes to

Strathmore Veterinary Clinic, Northern Melbourne VIC (posted 13th January) Locum VN 1st - 14th March

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We are currently seeking an Experienced Veterinary Nurse to fill in for us for the first half of March. We are after someone to cover full time hours with some opening and some closing shifts. There is also the potential to stay on casually to cover more upcoming shifts.

Strathmore Veterinary Clinic is a small 2.5 vet, 5 nurse general practice north of Melbourne. We are fully equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound, sterile and wet surgical suites, Idexx catalyst machine and plenty of monitoring equipment.

We are conveniently located just off the Tullamarine Fwy. We also have a nice range of local coffee shops across the road from the clinic and a dog park not too far from us.



Candidates should provide a CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria for our ideal candidate via email to

Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Grace on 03 9379 3438

Centre for Animal Referral & Emergency, Collingwood, Melbourne (posted 7th January) Surgery Nurse - Maternity Cover

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The Centre for Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and conscientious nurse to join our specialist surgery team on a fixed-term maternity cover basis. A permanent ongoing role could also be negotiated for the right candidate.

About CARE

CARE is a busy, well-equipped, multi-specialist veterinary hospital located in Collingwood, on the fringe of Melbourne city. It is a rapidly growing, privately-owned clinic that is strongly focused on providing the highest standards of patient, client and referring veterinarian care whilst preserving a supportive, friendly working environment for its staff.

The Opportunity

This surgical nursing position is an exciting opportunity to develop your nursing career. It involves the surgical, anaesthetic, and inpatient nursing of a varied and interesting caseload of patients presented to the surgery department at CARE. The role supports our four surgeons and one intern and joins a team of four other dedicated surgical nurses. It involves responsibility for the care of hospitalized patients of the surgery department, as well as assistance with their anaesthetic management, specialized diagnostic tests, preparation for surgery and theatre nursing. In addition, there is a need for regular, reliable, and detailed communication within the department, across departments of the hospital, and with clients and referring veterinarians.

About You

The ideal candidate is professional, genuine and personable, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. An ability to adapt to changing circumstances and manage a variety of challenges that you may be presented with would be an advantage.

In addition to a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and an interest in the anaesthetic and nursing management of surgical patients, alignment with our team-oriented ethos and standards of care will be strongly valued. Specialist level nursing experience would be advantageous, but is not essential.

The successful candidate will enjoy above award remuneration, 4 weeks annual leave, support and encouragement for professional development and continuing education, and the opportunity to work in a constructive, cohesive team environment.

How to Apply

Applications (including a cover letter describing your suitability for the position, CV, and a list of references) may be directed to Erin Gibson via

VIP Veterinary Centre, Landsdale Perth WA (posted 7th January) Maternity leave from April

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VIP Vet Centre is a veterinary hospital in the Northern Suburbs of Perth with a strong focus on the well-being of our patients, clients and staff. We work to the principles of providing the care for our clients and patients that we would want for ourselves and our pets.  The facility is purpose built with a great, supportive team and is equipped with in-house HESKA blood machine, digital x-ray and Surgi-Vet monitoring equipment.

We are currently seeking a vet nurse to provide a minimum 7 month maternity leave contract, starting 12th April 2021. The part-time role would involve approximately 25 hours per week, covering all veterinary hospital duties, ranging from reception to assisting in orthopaedic surgeries. Currently there is no requirement for any Saturday shifts and the pay is above award rate.

It is anticipated that this role would require a minimum of 2 years clinical experience, but new graduates of the right calibre may be suited to the role and are welcome to apply.

Applicants need to hold a Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and be currently registered with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board of Western Australia.

For further information, please call Helen or Kylie on (08) 6143 4929.
Please email your application and CV to

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