Vet Nurses and other support staff

Locum Vet Nursing Positions

Ellerston Veterinary Clinic, Upper Hunter Valley, NSW (posted 27th November) Full Time Contract/Casual for 6 Months, Equine Vet Nurse

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Equine Veterinary Nurse

Ellerston is situated 70kms from the amazing horse Capital of Australia, Scone NSW which is in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Ellerston is one of Australia’s leading polo studs and embryo centre. We are a clinic that is 90% Equine and 10% small animal clinic. We house around 450 horses and breed 60 a year.

We require the services of an Equine veterinary nurse to join our small team of 1 vet. The candidate will need to be very confident in handling all types of horses of all ages, Starting ASAP/December 2020. The position can either be casual for a period of 6 months or a full time contract.

Skills required:

Daily tasks include:

Benefits include

For further information or to apply please contact Danielle Byrne on 02 6540 7190 or

Heritage Veterinary Hospital, Busselton WA (posted 25th November) Locum VN ASAP

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Veterinary nurse 

About us

Heritage Vet Hospital is a small animal veterinary clinic. We have a dedicated team of Veterinarians and Nurses, and our focus is on building a good rapport and relationship with our clients. We are looking for someone who can work over the busy summer period with an immediate start. 

Qualifications & experience

Tasks & responsibilities

To apply please email your resume and covering letter to

Edgar's Mission, Lancefield (posted 16th November) 3 Month Contract, Possibility of Permanent

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Sanctuary Vet Nurse - Lancefield Edgar's Mission

A unique opportunity to be a part of a Farmed Animal Sanctuary, providing high quality care for its rescued residents as part of a passionate team.

About Us
Edgar's Mission is a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. Set on 153 peaceable acres situated just outside of Lancefield, the sanctuary is nestled in the tranquillity of the Macedon Ranges.

Edgar's Mission rescues and provides sanctuary to farmed animals in need, currently providing lifelong love care to over 450 rescued animals. Through education, outreach, advocacy, community enrichment and sanctuary tours, we encourage people to expand their circle of compassion to include all animals.




Working closely with the Sanctuary Supervisor and Senior Animal Caregiver to:


Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Gail Bradbury email: using the subject line: Sanctuary Vet Nurse application via Kookaburra Please detail at least two referees as well as your required notice period if successful.

For more information, see and

Wangaratta Veterinary Clinic, NE Victoria (posted 3rd November)

Wangaratta Veterinary Clinic in North East Victoria is looking for a fabulous fully-qualified part time nurse to join our hard-working team for a minimum 3 month period (while one of our brilliant nurses is on long service leave), with the possibility of ongoing work.

If this sounds like you – great! Be aware we have some keen (and talented) bakers, some keen (but not so talented) singers and having some skill in 10 pin bowling will be a bonus (when we are allowed back in there)!

We are a mixed practice with a team of 17 (and growing).  So if you are perhaps looking to escape Melbourne for a while, try a new clinic or enjoy a working holiday in a beautiful part of the world, definitely apply (you don’t need to have any large animal experience to join us!) The position is approximately 30 hours per week and is available from Nov 2020.

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If this still sounds like your cup of tea, please send your resume and cover letter to Natalie Iskov at  (and you can check us out on FB facebook and our website:

Greencross Vets Silkstone, Ipswich, QLD (posted 29th October) Parental Leave Cover

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Full Time Veterinary Nurse (Parental Leave Cover)

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 9 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 (Parental Leave Cover) to join our passionate team at Greencross Vets Silkstone.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities and expertise:

What we can offer you:

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:

Shanae Irwin
Practice Manager

Bundoora Veterinary Hospital, NE Melbourne (posted 20th October) Maternity leave ECC VN

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ASAVA Accredited Hospital

Excellent remuneration opportunities:
Well above Award loadings

And it’s a great place to work!

Experienced Emergency Overnight Veterinary Nurse (Maternity Leave position)
We are seeking an experienced (Cert IV or equivalent) veterinary nurse to join our team, who is able to provide critical care nursing to our hospitalised and emergency patients.

About Us

We are a busy and growing veterinary clinic and animal hospital based in
Bundoora, Victoria. We offer our employees a supportive environment and the opportunity to work on an interesting and varied caseload.

We have a well equipped hospital offering our patients: digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, dental radiography, advanced anaesthetic equipment including capnography, chemotherapy, blood pressure monitoring, rigid and flexible endoscopy, an extensive in house laboratory, and assisted ventilation when required.

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Ideally our preferred applicant will have proficiency with many of these tools.
The clinic is fast paced, adaptable and ideally structured to cope with changes in work flow demand.  We are passionate about providing high level, affordable pet care.

We offer:

COVID Safe Plan

We have put in a number of measures to meet and exceed COVID safe workplace obligations including adjusted rosters and work practices, increased sanitization of the clinic and equipment, the ability to offer contactless consultations and strict controls over client access to the clinic.

The Position

Rostered hours will be approximately 3 x 12 hour shifts per fortnight.
This role is a maternity leave replacement role, with the potential for ongoing employment.

The qualities and skills we are ideally looking for in our preferred candidate are:
* Competency in monitoring anaesthetics
* Ability to place iv catheters and endotracheal tubes
* Blood sample collection
* Proficiency in performing in-house pathology
* Have excellent, confident communication and customer service skills
* The ability to work unsupervised but remain part of a team
* Be compassionate and resilient in times of stress

If you have these skills or a solid grounding in general practice veterinary nursing with a high level of flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and a willingness to learn new skills, this may be the job for you.

If you would like to meet us, and find out more about any of these positions please forward your application including a cover letter and resume addressed to our Practice Manager, Libby Perkins at


Animal Referral Hospital Baulkham Hills, NW Sydney (posted 12th October) Casual VNs

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Veterinary Nurse - Casual
Animal Referral Hospital Baulkham Hills

Job Number: ES2081

An exciting opportunity now exists for highly motivated Veterinary Nurses to step into a small, close-knit team at the Animal Referral Hospital in Baulkham Hills. This is a back-of-clock hospital so we’re ideally looking for Nurses to work various shifts on a casual basis. Flexibility and availability at short notice is always a bonus.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have:

Joining us means joining Australia’s largest emergency and specialist hospital group. This brings benefits such as permanent employment opportunities down the track, access to training from highly experienced staff, a roster that allows flexibility and work/life balance, staff discounts, state-of-the-art facilities and a culture that thrives on continuous improvement for the highest possible standards of care.

If this opportunity excites you, we want to hear from you! Please send your updated resume to, quoting job ad number ES2081. Applicants can expect a speedy and fair recruitment process. Working holiday visa holders are welcome to apply.

Further enquiries can be directed to:
Michelle Sorrenson
Practice Manager
Animal Referral Hospital Baulkham Hills
19 Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills NSW

Oxley Village Vet, South West Brisbane, QLD (posted 9th October) 6 Month Maternity Cover Part Time

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We are looking for a Maternity Cover Nurse. This is a casual position, approximately 20 hours including Saturday. This nurse is to cover a 6-month period of maternity leave and potentially may stay on with us.

The ideal candidate:

If you tick the above requirements, and you would like to become part of our team, please email us your resume including a cover letter attention to practice manager.

Please note this position is not suitable for a trainee.

Oxley Village Vet
5/126 Oxley Station Road
Oxley, Queensland, 4075

Animal Referral Hospital Gosford, Central Coast NSW (posted 7th October) Locum ECC Nurses

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Job Number: ES2029

Come and Join us on Sydney’s doorstep... the gorgeous Central Coast, NSW!

We are in need of skilled Emergency/Critical Care nurses to join our amazing team, either locum, casual or part time.

We are the Animal Referral Hospital in Gosford located an hour away from Sydney City, surrounded by stunning beaches & beautiful National Parks. Minutes away from the train line and with a growing café culture.

Come and work our ECC shifts, in between helping our wildlife or travelling around our beautiful country.

We are part of the Greencross / Animal Referral Hospital Group. We have a fabulous team of dedicated and hardworking individuals. We are primarily a 24hr Emergency Critical Care Centre with visiting Specialists. We are also supported by our larger referral practice in Sydney. Our Centre is three years old, purpose built, and with all the latest equipment.  We thrive on continuing education and host both vet and nurse seminar nights throughout the year.

If you can answer yes, then we would love to have you come and join us. We work very hard at saving lives but we also have great fun together.

If you feel like you could be a perfect fit please email your resume to, quoting job number ‘ES2029’. 

Working Holiday Visa holders are welcome to apply.

ARH Gosford
8A/401 Manns Road
West Gosford NSW 2250  

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