Guidelines for Veterinary Nurses wishing to place an advert
Many UK nurses travel and work in Australia, and most get a working holiday visa. You can also get a working holiday visa for New Zealand. For more information see www.immi.gov.au and www.immigration.govt.nz You must be under 30. Various other countries also have reciprocal arrangements with the UK for working holiday visas.
There is a very well established backpacker trail in both Australia and NZ. However, you need to be prepared to travel to get work, and also be prepared to do other work if you're running out of money eg. bar work, fruit picking etc as there's a lot less vet clinics in Australia and NZ than the UK and you're not guaranteed of being in work all the time.
For vet nurses we offer a free advertising service.
You are welcome to apply directly to any of the clinics advertising on the Kookaburra website. The vet nurse advertising service on our website runs like a noticeboard - we post all the ads for 2 months as soon as we receive them and they are listed in date order with the newest jobs at the bottom of the page. If the clinic lets us know that the position is filled, then we remove the advert.
You can also send us your own advert, and we will post it on our website for 2 months and renew on request. You can let us know if you get a job, and we will remove your advert. You can also ask us to change the wording at any time if your availability changes - please supply us with the whole advert again including changes.
This is a free service. We don't keep a register of Vet nurses, and we don't keep CVs on file.
In your advert you should include:
- your name
- details of your relevant qualification/s
- brief details of your experience
- what type of work you are looking for, and where, and when you are available
- contact details - email or Australian mobile. You can use a landline phone number, however, anyone can access this website and we encourage you to just use a mobile phone number.
PLEASE SPELL CHECK YOUR ADVERT
We will not publish adverts needing an excessive amount of corrections to spelling, grammar or punctuation.
Email your advert to us at email@example.com
Kookaburra Veterinary Employment reserves the right to edit or omit any advertisement at our discretion. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of any advertisement shown and will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising under any circumstances.