Vet Nurses and other support staff

Locum Vet Nursing Positions

The Berwick Village Vet, South-East Melbourne, VIC (posted 18th April) Locum Vet Nurse 3rd June to 11th July

Nurse Required

One of our fabulous nurses is going on a well deserved holiday, so we are in need of a surgery nurse from the 3rd of June to the 11th of July.

Hours are from 9am to 5pm(ish) Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri.

If you are a confident surgery nurse who is ready for a month of laughs with a great supportive team call 03 9707 3855 or email your details to

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Gippsland Veterinary Hospital, Maffra, Vic (posted 11th April) Full Time Experienced Clinic Coordinator Parental Cover

Clinic Coordinator – Gippsland Veterinary Hospital

Gippsland Veterinary Hospital is one of the expanding Apiam Animal Health group of regional and rural clinics that are committed to enriching the lives of people and animals in their care and to shaping the future of the veterinary industry.

Gippsland Veterinary Hospital incorporates the main hospital at Maffra, the Sale Veterinary Centre and the purpose-built Gippsland Equine Hospital.  It is a long established and very busy mixed practice with a large team of 15 vets and 30 support staff.


Gippsland Veterinary Hospital is located in the productive Macalister irrigation district in Maffra, South East Gippsland. 

Stretching from Melbourne’s eastern fringe to the New South Wales border, the region boasts some of the most stunning national parks in the state. Some of the most spectacular include Wilsons Promontory at the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland, Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area Croajingolong National Park – a World Biosphere Reserve of more than 100km – and the Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s biggest and most beautiful expanse of inland waterway. 

If you like your food and wine, nature and wildlife, the Gippsland area offers the lot.

Like to hit the slopes? We are situated very close to the excellent snow fields of Mount Hotham.

Your new role

We are looking for a Clinic Coordinator to be part of the clinic management team working alongside the Clinical Lead and reporting to the Regional Lead.

Based in Maffra, the Clinic Coordinator is responsible for organizing and coordinating clinic operations and procedures to ensure clinic effectiveness and efficiency.  This includes maintaining practice services, supervising practice staff and maintaining practice records.

This is a fixed term contract position to cover parental leave.  There is potential opportunity for the role to become permanent.

Duties include

About You

Qualifications and Experience

For more information on this role and to obtain the full position description please contact Leisa Denaro 0437 293 046 or

Submit your application including a Cover Letter addressing the key criteria and your Resume to

Applications close 3 May 2019.  Apiam reserves the right to close the recruitment process earlier than advertised.

Sydney Vet Emergency & Specialists, Roseberry, NSW (posted 3rd April) Locum Vet Nurse May to August

Sydney Vet Emergency & Specialists – Locum Surgery Nurse

Sydney Veterinary Emergency & Specialists is a 1000m2 purpose-built facility that has state of the art equipment which will allow us to provide the absolute best care to patients in conjunction with our exceptional staff. The team has full time emergency service as well as, surgical and internal medicine specialists and a full-time specialist imaging service. This is in addition to our dermatology specialist and dentistry service.

Our surgery team needs someone to cover extended leave for a senior nurse who is away from the beginning of June to the beginning of August 2019. We preferably need someone with specialist practice surgical nursing experience and who can hit the ground running to help with the day to day workflow of this service. To perform this role, you need to be highly organised and forward planning, and an excellent and clear communicator. You need to have a strong interest in surgical medicine.

We are offering a 2 month fix term contract initially with the potential for the right candidate to move into a part time or full-time position with us.

About you:

About the job:

About Us:

If you are interested in a position, please email your CV to

Pet Universe Veterinary Centre, Northern Adelaide, SA (posted 2nd April) Locum Vet Nurse ASAP for 4-8 Weeks

Locum Vet Nurse - 4-8 weeks Immediate Start

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.

Are you keen to extend your clinical skills in a supportive and innovative Practice?

Pet Universe is looking for a dedicated nurse who is:

Available to work flexible hours during the week & weekends.

Hours will range for 25 - 38 hours per week.

For interstate locums, we will pay for an approved economy flight to Adelaide with use of car.

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 & Penn Hip.

The staff are really fantastic and very friendly.” Nicole Smith, Head Nurse.

Only candidates available to work at short notice during the week on daytime, evening & some weekend shifts need apply.

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.

Vetcall Ashmore, Gold Coast (posted 1st April) 6 month Maternity leave


Who are we?
Vetcall Ashmore is a 4 vet, 7 nurse veterinary clinic that offers world class veterinary care to the residents of the Gold Coast. Our clinic has state-of-the art equipment including x-ray facilities, ultrasound and endoscope, enabling us to offer in-clinic procedures for most pet health and medical needs.

The 411 
Our passionate and dedicated clinic is looking for a Qualified Veterinary Nurse to join our dynamic team in a six-month, fixed term maternity cover role. Working approximately 32 hours per week over 3 days including every alternate Saturday, the right candidate will have a commitment and passion for high level patient and client care and the desire to provide outstanding customer service.

We are also taking expressions of interest for a Casual Veterinary Nursing position.  Please also apply via this advert by following the link below.

What we are looking for:

What we are offering:

For further information, please visit:

About Us
Our clinic is part of National Veterinary Care (NVC) a group of over 90 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!

What is it like to work for NVC?

Let our staff tell you themselves!
 ‘Since coming to work for NVC, my whole outlook on my job, career and ultimately my life has substantially improved. I love that the ethics at NVC is to invest in people, treat them well and show them that they are valued. I have certainly felt that.’ – Louise Parry, Lead Veterinarian, Everton Park Veterinary Surgery

‘Yesterday afternoon we did a stitch up on a dog's ear. The case was referred to us by another vet group who had vets available but refused to see the case. I believe this would never happen at NVC because of the great culture that our CEO has worked hard to infuse through NVC and which I hope we never lose’. – Peter Elliott, Lead Veterinarian, Vetcall Ashmore

Watch our video to find out more

Sounds great! How do I apply?
If you are interested in joining a passionate team with challenging and rewarding cases, please apply now by following the link:

Vet HQ, Double Bay, NSW (posted 1st April) Locum Vet Nurse May to August

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 from the end of May for a 3-month period.

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.

This role is primarily general nursing and would only involve a small amount of reception.

Your skills and experience:

Salary negotiable depending on experience Please apply by emailing your details to Kate at

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Templestowe Veterinary Clinic, North-East Melbourne (posted 29th March) Maternity Leave Part Time Head Nurse

Qualified Head Nurse - Part time, 8 month maternity position ( 30 hours per week)

Do you enjoy a cheese platter, having a laugh at work while eating chocolate and singing out of tune to your favourite song? Well, do I have the job for you!

Of course we have all of the fun little instruments that most vet clinics have but the best part about us is we let you be the nurse you deserve to be! That’s right. We encourage our nurses to place I.V catheters, calculate drug doses, start consultations, intubate patients, collect blood, perform scale and polishes and give our beloved furry friends the TLC they deserve.

If you have a fun-loving personality, a willingness to train our junior nurses and placement students, and the drive and confidence to manage the back of house with the support of our amazing practice manager (that’s me by the way!) please apply within!

How about a little riddle? What kind of music do rabbits like?

If you would like to be a part of our amazing team and find out the answer to the riddle please send your resume with a cover letter to:
Amanda Vella
Practice Manager
288 Manningham Road,
Templestowe Lower, VIC 3107


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Black Rock Animal Hospital, Bayside Melbourne, VIC (posted 22nd March) Locum Vet Nurse 2nd to 21st September


We have an experienced locum position available from Monday 2nd Sept to Friday the 21st September 2019. The hours are full time (38 hours per week) over 5 days Monday to Friday. We are a small, caring fun practice located in Bayside Melbourne.

We are looking for someone who is willing to work hard, has initiative, works independently and therefore can work as the sole nurse, someone who likes to smile and who goes lala over a cute puppy or kitten but also over an old sweetheart that gives a nudge for a treat.

We would prefer someone who is certificate 4 or who has experience that is equivalent to a certificate 4. We need a person who is confident with all aspects of surgery and reception duties.

Please email applications to Juliet Mills at

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Western Australian Vet Emer & Specialty (WAVES), Success, WA (posted 21st March) Experienced Locum Vet Nurse

Locum Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nurse Western Australia.

Western Australian Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (WAVES) is an emergency, critical care and specialty veterinary hospital that opened in Success, WA in May 2013.

We currently require an Emergency and Critical Care Locum Veterinary Nurse for the dates of 1st June 2019 – December 2019.
The successful applicant will need to have a Certificate IV in veterinary nursing or equivalent, be a registered veterinary nurse with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Western Australia and ideally have worked in a general practice for more than 5 years. Previous experience in emergency and critical care would be a big advantage.

Please only apply if you are happy to work nights, including overnights and weekends on a shared roster. The shifts will be a combination of days, evenings and overnights. You must be available to work full time during the locum dates and there is always a possibility of an extension with casual work.

Your work will include letting pet owners know how their pets are progressing, triage, treating and monitoring emergency and critical cases. You will need to make sure the client’s needs and wishes are represented, particularly in difficult situations. You will be talking to clients in the hospital and on the phones and you will need to be able to make appropriate recommendations.
You must be able to prioritise your workload yourself and keep meticulous records on the patients in your care, making sure they are regularly updated during your shift.

You’ll be working with veterinarians as a team to facilitate patient care and very importantly, recognising abnormalities in patients’ health status, making sure the duty veterinarian knows about them quickly.

The WAVES ECC team are vibrant, very social and we all have a real passion for our work. We have an endless supply of treats to keep us going on overnight shifts and the pleasure of working in a purpose-built hospital with all the gadgets. 
So, if you think that you may be the person, we are looking for please email Emma at to find out about our recruitment process and how to apply.

Please note that this position is not suitable for sponsorship opportunities.  

Portland Veterinary Clinic, Portland VIC (posted 15th March) Full or Part Time Experienced Vet Nurse 6 Month Parental Leave Cover


EXPERIENCED VETERINARY NURSE (6 month Maternity leave position)

We are looking to welcome a mature and experienced veterinary nurse to our amazing team. Immediate start available, both full time or part time hours negotiable, with the possibility of ongoing employment at the end of the 6 month period.

We are proud of our purpose built facility and manage a busy case load of both small and large animal patients, including orthopaedic and emergency surgery. Our close work with the Portland RSPCA shelter and local wildlife rescuers adds diversity to our practice.

What we are looking for:


To apply, please email your cover letter and resume marked ATT: Genaya to

Village Vet, Toorak, Vic (posted 13th March) Qualified and Experienced Locum Vet Nurse July 17th to August 9th

July 17th to August 9th

We are looking for a Cert IV locum nurse for the dates of July 17th to August 9th.  3 vets and 4 nurses shifts will be Monday to Friday, no weekends or OOH. We have lovely clientele, a pleasant working environment in a modern purpose built clinic.

Standard duties –

Please email your CV through to Carina

Morpeth Veterinary Hospital, Hunter Valley NSW (posted 7th March) Locum VN ASAP 6-8 weeks


Morpeth Veterinary Hospital is a busy mixed animal practice offering excellent veterinary care across the Hunter Valley area. We offer a wide range of services in clinic, out calls for large animal work and an after-hours emergency service.

We are seeking an experienced locum nurse to start ASAP to compliment our team of 4 vets and 6 nurses at our Morpeth Practice. We require a locum for 6-8 weeks, with the potential of future locum work for holiday cover. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a busy practice.

Skills / Experience and Qualifications:

A Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with a minimum of 5 years experience

We strive to provide service of the highest quality with a focus on animal care and welfare. We are compassionate towards each individual circumstance when providing animal care and finding the best possible outcome for each case

If you feel you meet the criteria, please forward your resume and cover letter to:  Att: Alex. Or call on 02 4996 4441

Hawthorn Veterinary Hospital, Southern Adelaide, SA (posted 4th March) Locum Vet Nurse 23rd April to 7th May

Locum Nurse required for Small Animal Practice Adelaide South Australia.

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic, experienced Veterinary Nurse to complement our existing team.

This is a LOCUM position.

The currents date is from the 23th of April (Tuesday after Easter) until the 7th of May.

If it were mutually agreeable, then additional locum shifts would be available for future holidays We are a personalised accredited Hospital, focusing on an excellent level of client and pet care.

You will be joining a small team of 3 vets and 5 nurses.

We have a lovely clientele, and a pleasant working environment in a modern purpose built Hospital.

Standard duties –

This work period would not include any weekend work.

Please apply in writing to
Hawthorn Veterinary Hospital
116 Belair Road
Hawthorn SA 5062

or email

Greencross Vets Jindalee, South-West Brisbane, QLD (posted 26th February) Full Time 4 Month Parental Leave Cover

Full Time Veterinary Nurse (Maternity Cover)
Jindalee 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 Full Time opportunity exists for a qualified Veterinary Nurse to join our passionate team at our Jindalee clinic on a four month maternity cover basis.

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:

Aleisa Priestley
Practice Manager

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