Vet Nurses and other support staff

These advertisers are seeking work in the Veterinary and Animal Care industries. Employers are welcome to contact job seekers directly.

ALERT FROM KOOKABURRA - Advertisers on this page have received email spam purporting to be from a veterinarian requesting a cover letter and CV, with an obviously false veterinary surgery name. Please be on your guard and do not provide personal details unless sure that the contact is genuine. 9th March 2015.

Tara, Melbourne (posted 27th June) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Tara and I am an experienced Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing student seeking volunteer work placement within the Melbourne area. I would consider travelling up to 2 hours away from Melbourne to find a clinic to do work placement. I have the following practical experience and further education:


Education (Bayer Online Accredited Certificates):

For more information please contact 0416 705 564 or email

Natalya, Brisbane Metro & Surrounds, QLD (posted 24th June) Qualified & Experienced Support

After an innovative, proactive and passionate professional for your Marketing, Administration, Business and Event Management, P.R., Customer Service, Sales, Coaching and your P.A.

Have experience in the veterinary industry in marketing, administration, reception, human resources and P.R roles for 5 years, the pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative and a trainer for several years, pet retail and nutrition and have my own little business.

My goal is to work collaboratively, celebrate your successes, growth and achieve your goals.

Have completed;

If you require any or all of the above services, please don’t hesitate to request my résumé, contact me either by e-mail or phone 0413 482 001. 

Amber Kessel, Western Sydney, NSW (posted 24th June) Qualified Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Amber Kessel. I am based in Western Sydney, i have experience in the animals industry since 2011 to the present time. I am seeking casual - full time work as a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. I am more than keen to pursue further studies such as diplomas in general - surgical nursing also where the opportunity arises.

Until recently i worked as a senior Veterinary Nurse in a general small but busy Veterinary Hospital for 4years; responsibilities including in and out patient care packages and hands on monitoring. Pre and post anaesthetic needs. Animal care ranging from domestics to exoctics. Im house idexx maintenance. Stock ordering. Supervising and teaching staff and generally practice, reception duties (February 2012 - June 2016)

This year (February - June 2016)  I did attend and attempted Western Sydney University and studied a semester of Bachelor of Zoology, in that time I came to realise that I miss working with the animals hands on and learn so much more hands on. 
Please feel free to contact me for further information such and my CV/Resume and or a chat for a suitable position I could obtain.

Contact: 0400 076 139 and or email:

Cassandra Williams, Sydney's North Shore & Surrounds, NSW (posted 23rd June) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi, my name is Cassandra and I am currently looking for a junior vet nursing position in a friendly practice on Sydney’s Upper North Shore with a focus on customer service and patient care.

I completed a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (Honours) at the University of Sydney in November 2013 where I studied both domestic and agricultural animals. I have always had a passion for animals and I am particularly interested in animal nutrition, animal health and disease, animal welfare and wildlife conservation. I am in the process of completing my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Sydney TAFE, Ultimo (part-time) and I will be a fully qualified vet nurse by December this year. Upon completion of my Certificate IV I plan to gain a diploma in Veterinary Nursing (General Practice) or Practice Management, as I would like to one day advance into a senior nursing or practice management role.

I am currently working in a pet supply store where I am involved with customer service, supervising and training new team members, providing advice to customers on proper pet care, restocking shelves, opening and closing of the store and answering calls. I also volunteer one day a week at Greencross Vets Brookvale where my responsibilities include; reception duties, cleaning, animal restraint, nutrition and parasite control advice, surgery preparation, receiving orders and restocking shelves, assisting in surgery, administering medications, and caring for boarding animals. I have experience working with Rx Works and IDEXX diagnostic equipment, as well as performing faecal flotations, urinalysis and blood smears. I have also completed the Hills Veterinary Nutritional Advocate course in February this year.

I love working in the clinic and being part of a team, and I am now looking to further my training by concentrating on working in a clinic for a minimum of 3 days a week.

I would describe myself as hard working, kind and honest, and I am always passionate about developing my career within the veterinary industry.

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity.

Please feel free to contact me via phone or email. I would be happy to provide a CV and reference details. I have my own car and driver’s license.
0407 287 624

Jayde Grace, Newcastle or Lake Macquarie region, NSW (posted 22nd June) Qualified & Experienced Nurse

I am looking for a part time veterinary nursing or receptionist position. I obtained Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2007 and have over 10years applied experience, with previous job roles in emergency and critical care nursing.

Experienced nursing skills:

For more inforamtion please contact 0423 910 461 or email

Vicki, Perth, WA (posted 21st June) Entry Level Qualified Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Vicki Timmers, I am a newly Qualified Veterinary Nurse in 2015 and is now registered with the Veterinary Surgeons board WA as of this year and is currently looking for employment.

I am available Full-Time and have my own car to travel.

I have also 4+ years Retail experience in McDonald's and Coles Supermarkets and is currently also completing my Certificate III in Retail Operations through Alffie in my spare time.

I am hard working, show good initiative , quick learner and up for giving everything a go and kennel cleaning is not an issue for me at all.

I am more than happy to send through my Resume my email is; and my number is 0439 504 406

Hope to hear from you soon.

Nicola Woolmer, Cairns and Brisbane (posted 20th June) UK Registered Locum VN

My name is Nicola Woolmer and I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse from the UK.

I qualified in the summer of 2013 with a Foundation Degree from the Royal Veterinary College and registered at the first available opportunity in the summer of 2014
Since qualifying I have worked a variety of roles including first opinion and referral hospital positions, including sole charge and emergency care, ward duties and surgical nursing.
I am happy with all the usual skills including, blood taking, IV line placement, anesthetic monitoring, nurse clinic's, ward nursing etc.
I have experience with Idexx in house diagnostic equipment, and several computer systems.

I am currently travelling Australia on a working holiday visa and am looking for work in Cairns or Brisbane

Please contact me by email:
Or phone: 0450 786 556
CV available on request

Kathy Drew, Bathurst NSW (posted 20th June) Qualified Vet Nurse


After recently graduating from TAFE, I am currently seeking employment opportunities as a Veterinary Nurse, preferably Part Time, but Casual or Locum positions would also be appreciated

As I reside 40 kms North of Bathurst, I am looking to obtain employment either in Bathurst or surrounding areas and I am available to start work immediately.

Prior to obtaining my Certificate IV, I gained my Certificate II in Animal Studies. I have also completed quite a few on lines courses, through Advance Pet Care Nutrition, Bayer Accelerate, Idexx Learning Centre, Woof Resources, Hills Puppy Pre-School and I am currently taking the Hills VNA courses. Upon securing employment in the Veterinary Field, I would like to study towards and complete a diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

My experience with animals is quite extensive, from training dogs, grooming and also running a small boarding kennel establishment, to varied experience with Horses, Rabbits, Cats, Birds and Goats. All this experience is outlined in my resume, which is available upon request.

I can be contacted  by email - or mobile phone number - 0429 390770.

Annette Hayes, Launceston, Tasmania (posted 14th June) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Annette Hayes.  I am looking for part time or full time work in the animal care industry as a trainee Vet Nurse/Receptionist .  I am currently studying my Certificate III in Animal Studies online through the Animal Science College and intend to go on to study my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing once complete.

Previously, I have worked as a stablehand where I assisted the attending Vets (Dr Stephen King, Dr Chris Cornes and Dr Michael Morris) with the testing and AI of Brood Mares, performing castrations on stallions and beef cattle and other medical treatments. I also tended to the daily requirements of the race horses and other farm animals.

I have many years’ reception and administration experience which you will see outlined in my resume.  I believe that my extensive skills in this area will assist me in providing any veterinary practice with commitment and passion for quality practice, client care, and preventative care, and will demonstrate good communication skills in a collaborative team that a practice is looking for.

I have always been interested in pursuing a career working with animals and qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse. I am extremely passionate about the care of animals and will work my hardest to have a high level of understanding and knowledge of the workplace and, given the opportunity, to enhance my skills in this important area. 

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future and hopefully to schedule an interview in which I hope to learn more about your business, its goals and plans and how I may be able to contribute to its continued success and growth. 

I can be contacted on my mobile 0448 687 696 or via email at I also have a resume available upon request.

Kaylah Chappenden, North Side Brisbane Suburbs, QLD (posted 14th June) Trainee Vet Nurse

Name: Kaylah Chappenden 
Location: North Brisbane Suburbs
Previous Qualifications: Certificate I in Business with Clontarf Beach State High School, Certificate III in Animal Studies with Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Caboolture Campus, Queensland Certificate of Education with Clontarf Beach State High School.
Contact: email or phone 0432 560 215

Hello to all fellow animal care industry employers. My name is Kaylah and I am currently seeking work placement as a Veterinary Nurse.
I am currently studying the ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing course through Open Colleges in conjunction with North Coast TAFE NSW in Brisbane and I am required to undergo training and work placement to complete my studies.
I have had experience working on farms, Dakabin RSPCA to complete work placement for my Certificate III in Animal Studies and I currently work as an animal attendant at The Pines Pet Resort.
I am available to do placement either part-time or full-time and I can do 8 hour shifts.
I am extremely passionate about all aspects of animal care and welfare and I work hard, I am reliable and a quick learner. I can restrain animals, carry out cleaning duties, feed animals and many other duties. Even though I am still studying and developing the skills required as a vet nurse, I believe that I can learn these skills in a fast paced environment.
Please do get in contact with me if you believe I would be a suitable candidate for your vet clinic and you wish to request my CV and cover letter.
Sincerely, Kaylah Chappenden

Sue McDonald, Brisbane North, QLD (posted 10th June) Experienced Locum Vet Nurse/Receptionist/Practice Manager

I have 12 years hands on experience as a veterinary nurse and have held various senior nurse and practice management roles. I am available for locum work until mid October 2016 for practices that are within commuting distance of Banyo, QLD. I qualified in 2002 in the UK and I also hold a UK exotics certificate and qualifications in training and assessment. I am familiar with all aspects of veterinary work and I have also worked in a specialist medicine team. Please email me if you have a suitable vacancy:

Kirstie, Brisbane, QLD (posted 10th June) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Kirstie and I am currently looking to kick start my career in the animal care industry.

I currently hold a Certificate II in Animal studies which I completed through TAFE QLD.

My work experience took place at Currumbin Farm School and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in which I enjoyed every minute of.

I am wanting to take my knowledge and skills further, I am looking for a Trainee Vet Nurse position or 15 hours paid employment a week, therefore I can then enrol in Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing via online with TAFE QLD.

However id be more than appreciative if I could be given the opportunity of doing 8 hours work placement each week along with 4 x 2 week blocks of work placement throughout the course.

I am eager to learn and start heading in the directing of my desired career path.

Please feel free to contact me.
Ph: 0401 517 271

Christina Razumic, Wantirna & Surrounds, VIC (posted 7th June) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hello my name is Christina Razumic. I am eager to become a vet nurse and am seeking full time employment, or at least a minimum of 15 hours a week, in a vet clinic as a vet nurse to enable me to study certificate IV in vet nursing through the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing.

While I do not have direct clinic experience I have a great deal to offer any clinic willing to take me on. My skills include

Ideally looking for work within half an hour from Wantirna 3152. If you wish to know anymore or would like to see my resume please do not hesitate to call me on 0409 467 059 or email me at

Victoria, Melbourne, VIC (posted 7th June) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Victoria and I am eager to find a team in a veterinary clinic who can teach me all they know and ultimately help me obtain my certificate IV in veterinary nursing.

I have completed the certificate II in animal studies and the veterinary nurse reception skills set course and will have finished the certificate IV in companion animal services by the end of 2016. Through these courses I have gained experience from various work placement positions in veterinary clinics and a zoo. I also have eight years of customer service experience working in a variety of retail roles and pet nannying.

In my free time I run a busy and successful rehoming organisation which focuses on pocket pets and involves managing a big team of foster carers. Through this I have gained experience treating various health issues, administering medications, observing surgeries and providing assistance to pet owners.

I am more than happy to work Friday nights and weekends!

Please email me at for a copy of my resume. You can also reach me via phone on 0499 856 573

Kyrah Halls, Gold Coast, QLD (posted 7th June) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi, my name is Kyrah and I am a Trainee Vet Nurse studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am seeking a position on the Gold Coast for a casual/part time or trainee vet nurse position. I have nearly three years experience in retail and approx 2 years (410 placement hours) experience in various veterinary clinics that work with small animals, pocket pets, birds and reptiles/exotics. I have experience volunteering at the Animal Welfare League and have also have completed the Hills puppy preschool course and Hills Nutritional advocacy course. I currently take place in placement 1-2 days a week in a vet clinic but can be flexible with work days. I should be finishing my course soon after completion of 480 placement hours and portfolio.

If you would like to discuss anything further with me, you can contact me either by phone or email. I can also provide a copy of my Resume and cover letter for your perusal.
Thank you
Kyrah Halls
0423 228 290

Kevin Chen, Parramatta, NSW (posted 6th June) Overseas Experienced & Qualified Vet Nurse/Kennel Hand

I have had 5 years experience working in Veterinary Department Veterinary Teaching Hospital/Animal Clinics/Hopsitals/zoo, espcially skills in Veterinary Acupuncture.  I would like to focus on developing my veterinary nursing/kennel hand skills.

I obtained the qualification of Veterinary Nurse assessed as comparable to the education level of an Australian Qualification Framework(AQF) Bachelor degree by vet assess and is therefore at the required level.  Field of study Veterinary Medicine is highly relevant.

My Veterinary Nurse/Kennel Hand experiences are following:

I am competent with tasks and responsibilities in workplace.  Some daily duties are taking blood and using in-house equipment, IV catheter placement and fluid therapy, anaesthesia, radiology, surgical patient care and treatments, cleaning and autoclaving of surgical instrument, surgical patient care and treatments, patient ventilation. 

I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss my qualification at your earliest convience.I can be reaced at 0481 264 952 or via e-mail at  Looking forward to hear from you.  Thank you for your consideration.

Rachel Van Kesteren, Melbourne West, VIC (posted 1st June) Trainee Vet Nurse

I have had over 10 years experience working in mainly SPF and conventional animal houses. I would like to move away from the research sector and focus on developing my veterinary nursing / animal husbandry skills in other fields.

I have my Diploma in Applied Science – Animal Technology, compromising Certificate II in Animal Attending, Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate IV in Animal Care. I hold a current drivers licence, police check, working with childrens card and senior first aid certificate.

I have the qualifications and foundation skills necessary to enter at a trainee or junior level. I am prepared to do anything to get my foot in through the door, even if it is volunteering or shadowing a more experienced vet nurse for a couple of days a week to get my competence up.

My experience as a veterinary nurse/ animal attendant has included;

I see workplace safety, animal welfare, infection control and good customer service as high priority areas. If I had to describe my best qualities they would be reliability, hardworking, attention to detail, organised and positive. I believe I have good communication skills and the ability to deal with people from a varied background. Working in a team and being able to share information, solve problems and make decisions has been very important in many of my job roles.

Please email me on

Emily Ring, Redland Bay Region, QLD (posted 1st June) Trainee Vet Nurse or Animal Attendant

Previous qualifications: Certificate II in Animal Studies (Veterinary Nursing Stream) with Brisbane TAFE
Contact: or contact on 0412 406 843

Hello to all fellow animal carers - my name is Emily and I'm currently looking for a career within the animal care industry to further expand my experience as a studying Veterinary Nurse. I have experience within clinics and animal handling, along with the completion of a hydrobathing course, so I am willing to help out clinics in anyway possible - even if you just need a kennel hand or someone to do the washing!

I will also require placement for 2 days a week for 6 hours as of July to further my current skills. My passion is animal care and being up close to the action as a veterinary nurse, with hopes to further in critical care in the next year!

I can supply a CV and cover letter as requested and I am also available  with my own car and license so short notice is something I can do.

Please get into contact with me if you're able to help out. 

Emma FiskMelbourne, VIC (posted 30th May) NZ Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse

I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse with 2 years of work experience  I have trained in NZ with the equivalent of  Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am seeking part time employment as an entry level Veterinary Nurse in the Melbourne region (anywhere with Public transport access is fine). During my time in work, I have gained skills in:

I am  currently looking for  weekend Locum work, part time Weekend work or Full time permanent Work. I will definitely consider locum contracts in other states.

I am a genuinely passionate and excited about animal care. 

Look forward to meeting you soon.
Phone: 0490 092 253

Claudia Reefman, Newcastle & Surrounds, NSW (posted 27th May) Trainee Vet Nurse or Animal Attendant

Hello, my name is Claudia Reefman, I am seeking employment as a veterinary nurse or animal attendant.

I am currently studying cert IV Veterinary Nursing (stage 2) at Kurri Kurri TAFE and will be completing in November this year.

I also completed cert III Animal studies last year.

I have currently completed over 100 hours of in clinic placement.

I am extremely passionate about animals and very driven and passionate about veterinary nursing. I am hardworking, driven, reliable, independent and always keen to learn and improve when I can.

I'm available weekdays and weekends, except Thursdays.

Currently living in Newcastle, but happy to travel if need be.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Ph: 0424 634 048

Peyton Prebble, Gold Coast & Surrounds, QLD (posted 26th May) Trainee Vet Nurse

Name: Peyton Prebble 
Location: Gold Coast and surrounds
Previous qualifications: Certificate III in Animal Studies with Brisbane TAFE
Contact: or text on 0422 652 847

Good morning/afternoon, my name is Peyton and I'm trying to find a clinic on the Gold Coast or possible surrounds that will take me on for a 1 day placement of 8 hours. I have completed my certificate III in Animal Studies and now want to get stuck into my Certificate IV. I have worked at 2 veterinary clinics on the Gold Coast that both have high standards and awards. I have been out of a clinic for about a year and half now but i am a very fast and keen learner. 

Please get into contact with me if you're able to help out. 
Thank you,
Peyton Prebble 

Piermario Bellottari, Sydney & surrounds, NSW (posted 26th May)  Overseas Qualified Veterinarian seeking Vet Nurse role

My name is Piermario Bellottari, and I am a qualified veterinarian from Italy.

I graduated in 2007 from the University of Camerino, and I've passed the National Italian Examination for Veterinary Medicine 5 months later. 

After a 6 month period of internship at a number of clinics/hospitals, I worked in first aid and critical care at a few large and small veterinary establishments in Italy.

I am currently looking for a job as a veterinary nurse/veterinary assistant in Sydney 

You can reach me on 0449 025 376 or by e-mail I am available to work for up to 20 hours per week.

I am able to send my resume upon request. 

Emma Dayton, Tasmania (posted 26th May) Experienced Vet Nurse

My name is Emma Dayton and I am currently looking for full time work beginning in July as I will have returned back to Tasmania after residing in Queensland where I am currently employed as a full time Veterinary Nurse for the past four years.

In total I have been nursing for nearly 7 years. My current employment is both a small and large animal clinic; therefore i have extensive experience in all aspects of surgery in the clinic and out in the field. 

I also have a vast knowledge of all reception duties, accounting and general vet nursing duties. 

Currently I am studying for my Certificate IV through Animal Industries Resource Centre through Provet. On completion of my Certificate IV I plan to gain my diploma of Veterinary Nursing specialising in Emergency and Critical Care as this has always been a great interest of mine.  

Some of the daily tasks I do involve IV Catheter placement, blood collection from a variety of animals, perform dentals on small animals, assisting the vet with large animal work in the field including horse dentals, horse and cattle desexings and large animal surgeries, cleaning and sterilising equipment, prep and monitor animals in surgery, pathology and X-Ray assistance. 

If you would like to discuss anything more please don't hesitate to contact me either email - or on the phone - 0427 746 404.

Thank you for your consideration. 

Sarah Ball, Canberra & Surrounds, NSW/ACT (posted 24th May) Trainee Vet Nurse/Receptionist

My name is Sarah Ball, I am a 23 year old student currently studying my second year of Veterinary Technology/ fourth year of Animal Science at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga. 

I have gained my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and I am seeking a nursing or reception position within NSW or ACT, preferably around Canberra and its suburbs at the end of 2016.  

I have done 40 days of placement experience within a number of clinics as part of my studies. I have also been a volunteer dog trainer for two years. My further studies will build on my current knowledge and understanding of clinical and surgery nursing. 

Please feel free to contact me for further information. 


Zoe Bewer, Chambers Flat & Surrounfs, QLD (posted 23rd May) Trainee Vet Nurse

Name; Zoe Brewer
Location: Chambers Flat, Queensland (I’m willing to travel up to 1 hour)
Qualification: Certificate 2 Qualified but wanting to take on a Cert 4
Contact: 0432 866 218 –

Hello, my name is Zoe and I’m seeking full time work as a vet nurse in a Queensland clinic. I have my certificate 2 in animal studies but I’m wanting to start a certificate 4. I have almost 2 years experience but I’m currently volunteering at a Beenleigh clinic. I have a wide range of skills and I am a very fast and adaptable learner.

While completing my certificate 2 I had the opportunity to assist with every task except for x-raying due to age restrictions. I can assist in surgery, consults, house visits and reception duties as well as all preanesthetic procedures. I have been exercising my nursing skills at a pet kennel while I wasn’t in clinic. I am comfortable handling any species of animal as I have a variety at home.

My passion is animal care and being up close to the action as a vet nurse is what I believe one of the most rewarding jobs. I can supply a CV and cover letter as requested by phone or email. I am also available 24/7 with my own car and license so short notice is something I can do.

If you have any further questions feel free to call, text or email me at any time.

Damon Lincoln, Central Coast/Newcastle/Sydney, NSW (posted 23rd May) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hey, my name is Damon Lincoln, I am currently seeking a work placement or trainee veterinarian nurse position 

I am currently studying the ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing course through Open Colleges in conjunction with North Coast TAFE in Port Macquarie and am required to undergo training and work placement to further complete my studies.

I have had prior experience as a volunteer Animal Attendant at the RSPCA in Somersby working within the cattery and kitchen as well as doing previous work placement through Green Point Veterinary Clinic.

Although I reside in the Central Coast area, I am open to travelling to surrounding areas within Sydney and Newcastle if and where possible. I am able to start immediately and am eager to work throughout the week including weekends if applicable.

I am an enthusiastic and passionate worker who strives on the well-being and care of animals within my care as well as motivated by communication and teamwork. 

Please do get into contact with me if I am suitable for your clinic and wish to request my CV and resume on the details below.
0456 745 950
Gosford, NSW

Jaimie Lincoln, South-East Melbourne, VIC (posted 18th May) Trainee Vet Nurse

I am seeking a position as a Veterinary Nurse; I am currently studying my ACM40212 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through open colleges.  

I am extremely passionate about working with animals and will work my hardest to have a high level of understanding and knowledge of the workplace and hope that you will give me an opportunity to enhance my skills.

I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I'm flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others. I also have lots of ideas and enthusiasm.
I can confidently restrain animals; carry out cleaning duties, feed animals, and many other nursing duties. As I am studying, I am still developing skills required of a veterinary nurse, and I believe I am confident enough to gain these skills in a fast paced environment.

I’m currently on work placement for my certificate IV and here I help in the running of the clinic, answering the phone, booking in clients, cleaning the clinic, feeding and caring for the animals in for surgery, set up and clean surgery room, help restrain animals, monitor anaesthetic, and care for patients out of surgery.

Under the guidance of an excellent team of nurses and veterinarians, I believe I can enhance the necessary skills and knowledge of the veterinary practice and gain the skills required of a Veterinary Nurse.

Please feel free to contact me on the telephone number and/or email below to see my resume and CV.

Yours sincerely, 
Jaimie Lincoln
0404 111 917
Hastings, Melbourne

Nicki, Northern Melbourne, VIC (posted 17th May) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi, my name is Nicki and I am looking for a full time to part time trainee position in a friendly and educating practice.

I would highly prefer to have a Trainee Vet Nursing position as I am currently studying Vet Nursing (skills set), at Box Hill Institute, and the experience that this will provide will significantly  benefit me and my studies. 

Unfortunately I have little to no experience within the industry but I am eager to get involved in any way and further develop my skills. I have completed a one day Practical session in the Pets On Elgar Clinic which has enlightened me and convinced me further that this is what i want to do.

I am enthusiastic and passionate about animals and always perform to the best of my abilities.

I am a hardworking, reliable and passionate worker and am keen to get my career in the animal industry started. 

I am currently undertaking the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Skill Set) at Box Hill Institute which is one day a week (Mondays) and I would love the opportunity to work within a veterinary clinic whilst I am undergoing study so I can demonstrate and practice my newly learnt skills within a practical environment. I intend to continue my studies into the Cert IV Veterinary Nursing Proper course once I complete this course. I would prefer to work within a clinic which is located in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne or even more northern/rual locations, but I am willing to travel further if a ideal opportunity came along. If you would like a copy of my cover letter and resume or you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact me.
040 0810 499
Whittlesea, Victoria

Gemma Cooper, Melbourne area (posted 13th May) Experienced Locum Vet Nurse


My name is Gemma and I am an experienced vet nurse (12 years) in general, mixed and emergency centres.  

I currently own and operate a dog grooming business and am in the process of setting up a salon in Phillip Island which is very exciting.  I will operate this salon 4 days per week to start with, so I am looking for some vet nursing work on the side - ideally Saturday nights, Sundays or Mondays.  

I am happy to travel to any clinic in Melbourne and I have a strong passion for emergency medicine, and birds!  I am pleasant to work with and I will go out of my way to contribute positively to my colleagues and the workplace.  

If you are interested in talking further please feel free to contact me on 0432 252 891 or

Jocelyn Raine, Perth, WA (posted 10th May) Trainee Vet Nurse

 My name is Jocelyn Raine, my background for the last ten years has been in hospitality, and while I have been very successful in this field, I'm looking for something that is more rewarding and mentally stimulating as a career. I'm currently completing cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and I am required to complete 480 hours of practical experience at a clinic. I've been passionate about animals my entire life and the year before last, I started volunteering with Retriever Rescue WA, looking after foster dogs and rehoming them, my work with this rescue and being involved in rehab for a dog after patella surgery has inspired me to start my veterinary nursing studies.  I am studying with Open Collages and have a high distinction grade average, at the mid way point of the course. I have completed 100 hours at Challenger Veterinary Hospital, and would love to experience what another clinic has to offer, I understand clinics are very busy and very popular with students but I'm hoping to find a one day a week placement starting in July once my placement with Challenger Veterinary Hospital comes to an end. 

 In return for teaching me and guiding me through new skills,  you will  get a hard working, independent, reliable, dependable, self motivated, responsible, keen  to learn new things, open to opportunities employee.

Mich O'Connor, Melbourne (posted 10th May) Qualified Vet Nurse Locum

Hi, my name is Mich and I live in Blackburn, Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.  I am a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse with 20 years experience, proficient in all aspects of nursing and clinic work.  Happy to do short or long term locums.
Please feel free to contact me for further information.

Ph: 0409 605 813

Rebecca Johnson, Sydney NSW (posted 10th May) Qualified Vet Nurse

I am a 28year old Cert IV Qualified Vet Nurse looking at returning to work after having children. I have been in the industry since 2005 however, have not worked since 2012. A casual basis is preferred at the present and I am only available during the hours of 8am- 5pm. I would have a future outlook of eventually considering full-time work.
More than happy to provide a resume on request.

I can be contacted on; 0432 104 022 or

Andrea Johnson, Perth, WA (posted 9th May) Qualified, Registered & Experienced Vet Nurse

I've recently completed my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, with two years of 2x weekly nursing experience under my belt. I have worked in both a busy multiple veterinarian clinic, and a quieter hospital where I was usually one of two veterinary nurses, or solo. I work well in a team, or autonomously, and try to ensure my veterinarian has everything they need before they even have to ask.

I am proficient and experienced in all aspects of surgical nursing including equipment set-up, patient preperation,calculating and administering medications, anaesthetic monitoring and recovery. I'm familiar with IDEXX,urine refractometers, dipsticks and blood smears. I've performed scale and polishes using an IM3 machine,set up for and taken radiographs, and assisted in ultrasounds. Anything I haven't done previously I pick up quickly, and welcome pointers to improve my technique. Clients find me personable and helpful in admissiona and discharge. 

I'm calm in emergencies, dedicated with intensive care patients, and have extensive experience with exotic and avian medicine. Prior to veterinary nursing I've handraised dozens of birds and rehabilitated native fauna.I'm comfortable performing kennel hand duties, draining abscesses or emptying anal glands. 

Veterinary nursing isnt just a job to me, it's my absolute passion and I welcome the opportunity to increase my skills, education, and become a valuable member of a team.

Please feel free to contact me for any further information

mobile: 0413 396 283 

Danielle Murray, Canberra, ACT or Queanbeyan, NSW (posted 9th May) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi, my names is Danielle Murray.  I am due to start studying cert 4 in vet nursing in a week and am looking for a vet in the Canberra or Queanbeyan area in which I can do my work placement.

Please contact me on 0408 428 584 or for any further information.

Zillah Thorn, Illawarra, NSW (posted 5th May) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Zillah Thorn and I am seeking a clinic to hire me as a trainee vet nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing).

I have a full licence and own car, and I'm willing to travel for work within Illawarra, Southern Sydney and into the Southern Highlands.

I grew up in the country around livestock and would particularly enjoy a job where I am able to work with them. I have previously worked as a milker in a dairy. I don’t faint at the sight of blood or gore and I am physically fit and very strong for a woman. I am willing to work trials and open to work experience or other roles within the animal care sphere.

I work well independently or in a team. I am an early riser and will work weekends.

Please contact me for more information and I am very happy to talk face to face.

Mobile 0423 860 458

Hayley Rich, Melbourne, Vic (posted 4th April) UK Qualified locum Vet Nurse

My name is Hayley Rich, I am a fully Qualified Veterinary Nurse in the UK. I trained at the Royal Veterinary College in Potters Bar and completed the course with a 2:1 BSc Veterinary Nursing and full registration with the RCVS.

I have worked in a range of different practices throughout my training and post qualification, from small first opinion clinics to full state of the art hospitals. I have also worked for a charity dog neuter clinic in Thailand, a wildlife rescue center in Vancouver and a wildlife veterinarian in South Africa.

I have experience in all areas of Veterinary nursing from emergency and critical care, inpatient care, nurse clinics to cleaning protocol management, ordering and maintainence of stock, practice promotion and teaching and support of students.

I am available for work from 13th June until mid November and hold a valid working holiday visa. Reference and cv available on request


Tel: 0415 579005

Sharnte Johnson, North Shore, NSW (posted 2nd May) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi l am looking for a clinic where l can finish my Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV, also long term employment. l have only three subjects until completion of my Certificate. I have Certificate II in Animal Studies and a love of all animals both big and small.

I am honest, reliable, hard working, a team player, a quick leaner. I have two and a half years experience at the AWL veterinary clinic, Pet Vets Petersham veterinary clinic and six months at the AWL Kennels.

I am available to start right away.

Francy Serrano, Brisbane (posted 2nd May) Overseas trained Vet seeking Vet Nurse vacancy

Hello, my name is Francy, I am a qualified Veterinarian from Colombia (South America) with nearly 6 years of experience.
I am looking for a part time/ Casual or full time job as a Vet nurse in Brisbane and near suburbs. Currently I am studying  Biomedical imaging course  at the University of Queensland and volunteering as a Vet surgery support in the Domestic Hospital at RSPCA (Wacol). I have experience handling pets and wild life animals.
I did my internship as a veterinarian in a zoo back in my country and volunteered in a wild life rescue center. I Also work 4 year in a Pet hospital as a vet nurse.
I have a Diploma of Management and a certificate in Business.
I have been in Australia for 3 years and I am allowed to work and study full time.

If you would like more information about me please contact me on 0421 798331 or

David Woodacre, Perth, WA (posted 28th April) Qualified Vet Nurse

My name is David and I am 27 years old based in Perth’s Northern Suburbs. I am a fully qualified veterinary nurse with a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and Cert II in Animal Studies. I have worked in clinics over the past four years however I’ve had no success in gaining an interview for a position. I’m certain if you give me a shot I won’t disappoint and will always be happy to work free trials to prove myself. I am willing to travel and available immediately. Full time employment is desired however I will be happy with any offers.

I have a very diverse working history and will gladly use skills from previous employment to help out the clinic wherever possible.

I am fully committed to being a team player and member of a tight knit working family and being part of a positive work environment providing great care to clients.

Furthering my training and studies is my goal as I want to strive for excellence in my field.

Please don’t hesitate to give me a go, I won’t let you down.
0406 910 109


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