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.

Melissa, South-East SA (posted 21st November) Entry Level Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Melissa and I am 27 year old Veterinary Nursing student from the lovely area of South East South Australia.

I started studying Veterinary Nursing in July of this year so I haven’t been at it for very long. I am looking for somewhere to do my work placement or maybe fingers crossed try and get some form of a Traineeship. Part of my course is that I need to undertake 480 hours of work placement at a clinic it does not need to be paid or anything like that.

I am doing my studies online and I’m about to start the Hills Nutrition course. I am a very hard worker and a super quick learner. I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty nor shy away from a task. I have a wonderful happy bubbly personality and I always have a smile on my face. 

Although a full time or part time job would be wonderful I am happy with just a few hours a week or whenever you can have me. I’m not asking to start tomorrow just when you have place for me whether it’s in 2 weeks or 6months. 

If you would like any more information or would like to discuss this further please feel free to contact me at any time on 0419 714 079 or you can email me at

I really appreciate your time in reading this and hopefully will hear from you.
Thank you Melissa

Kerry Wailes, Eastern/South-Eastern Victoria (posted 21st November) Entry Level Vet Nurse/Receptionist/Animal Attendant

Hi! My name is Kerry Wailes- I have recently completed Cert 2 in Animal Studies and am continuing with Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing next year.

I am looking for a position in which I can also gain some clinic placement for my course hours!

I currently volunteer at the RSPCA, I am a senior retail manager currently with 12 years experience, particularly in customer service, operations, recruitment and induction and training.

I am after part time or full time work- please contact me for further information. I am happy to forward you my resume with current qualifications and transcripts or to have phone or face-to-face interviews! :) I also have my own vehicle and a valid drivers license.

I appreciate your time;
Kerry Wailes
0406 070 321

Dearna Morley, Ipswich & Surrounds, QLD (posted 20th November) Part Time Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Dearna Morley. I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges. I am only on study period 1, but am looking for work placement one day a week in order to gain the necessary skills to pursue my career as a Vet Nurse, with the possibility of future employment.

I am located in the Ipswich area, however, I have my own car and am willing to travel. 

As well as having quite a few years experience within the animal industry, through retail, I volunteer once a week at the RSPCA at the Wacol Campus. I am very passionate about animals and very keen to start my career with them.

If you have any questions, or require my CV, please email me at 
or contact me on 0477 170 167. 

Dearna Morley

Hannah, Sydney, NSW (posted 20th November) Part Time Entry Level Vet Nurse


My name is Hannah, I am currently studying my Veterinary Nursing certificate level IV with Open College, where I am currently finishing my study period 2 and am now seeking some placement hours. I live in Sydney, in Surry Hills, but am happy to commute.  I currently work full time so would ideally like one day a week either long or short term. I am very passionate about the veterinary industry, I have really enjoyed my study so far and am very excited to start gaining experience from professionals.

I have got previous experience in the pet industry and have obtained various qualifications in England related around companion animals.

If you would like my Resume, or any other information please feel free to contact me.

Kindest regards

Hannah Boyle
0424 709 947

Jessica Choong, Sydney, NSW (posted 20th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse/Receptionist/Animal Attendant

Name: Jessica Choong 
Looking for: Trainee Vet Nurse Position
Location: Sydney, NSW

Hi my name is Jess Choong and am an aspiring vet student currently seeking a position either as a Trainee Vet Nurse, Receptionist or Animal Attendant. I currently have a casual position as a Pet Welfare Attendant at Hanrob Pet Hotel and am doing work experience at Vetfriends Figtree Clinic in Lane Cove where I have observed consultations, anaesthetic and surgical procedures, methods in pathology and X-ray and assisted in restraining dogs and cats for injections and physical examinations. 

I have applied for a double degree in a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney and hopefully will be commencing this degree in March 2015 pending on the success of my application. I have a background in Biomedical Engineering and have a year worth of experience in Orthopaedics. 
I am dedicated to furthering my experiences in the veterinary field and very much desire a vet nursing job whilst studying.

I live in Ashfield NSW and have a full drivers licence. Feel free to contact me at or on 0413 381 211 if you would like me to send my resume or if you have any questions.

Carla Holloway, Melbourne & Surrounds, VIC (posted 20th November) Trainee Vet Nurse/ Receptionist

My name is Carla and I am seeking an entry level vet nurse position/placement or receptionist position.

I have an extensive background in customer service, which includes reception, cabin crew and the hospitality industry.

I am currently studying towards gaining my Cert IV in veterinary nursing with Open Colleges. I would like the opportunity to begin a work placement and gaining some industry knowledge/skills. 

I am available for work any days needed and I'm happy to travel to outer areas if need be.

My CV is available upon request, I can be contacted anytime via email

Thank you for your consideration.

Kellie Bywater, Victoria (posted 17th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Kellie Bywater. I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and I am seeking a clinic to gather more placement hours, and/or employment as a trainee veterinary nurse.

I am based in Ararat VIC, but I am happy to travel an hour to an hour and a half for placement hours (more if necessary). So far I have completed 24 hours in a clinic and I am desperately seeking more. I am currently starting my 3rd study period and I am studying through Open Colleges.

If you can help at all please email me at or contact me on 0400 204 478.

Adrian Skidmore, Western Sydney, (posted 17th November) Qualified & Experienced Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I am Adrian. I am currently seeking a full time position as a veterinary nurse. I am qualified with the Certificate IV in veterinary nursing and have been working in the industry as both a volunteer and paid employment for the past 4 years.

I am looking for a fast paced work environment where my skills can be challenged. I am available to work any day of the week including weekends. I am confident in all aspects of veterinary nursing.

if you have any questions or would like my CV, I can be contacted via email anytime:

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. 

Jasmine Dunn, Fortitude Valley & Surrounds, QLD (posted 13th December) Entry Level Vet Nurse

I am a veterinary nursing student currently in my 2nd study period of my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing,  

I am searching for work placement with a clinic in Brisbane where I can learn the skills necessary to begin my career in vet nursing. I am based in Fortitude Valley, however have my own reliable transport to travel to clinics in neighbouring areas or further if need be. My prior employment in both administration and retail have taught me invaluable skills regarding to being a highly proactive, productive and cooperative employee among other attributes. 

In my spare time I volunteer as a Vet Nurse Assistant at the RSPCA Wacol centre and foster dogs through a privately run QLD based organisation.

I have flexible, full-time availability and very much look forward to any clinic being able to provide me with the opportunity to begin my future career. All references are willingly available on request.

Please contact me anytime at either;
or on 0432 236 145.

Thank you,
Jasmine Dunn

Amanda Pearse, Central Coast, NSW (posted 12th November) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse

My name is Amanda and I have approximately 8 years Veterinary Nursing experience after completing my Certificate IV. I have experience working in both small and large Veterinary Hospitals, from Specialist Hospitals including an Ophthalmologist Clinic, to late night Emergency, and large animal Practices. 

Whilst I have since pursued another career path in geology spanning 3 ½ years, my passion, knowledge and skills as a Veterinary Nurse are still at a high standard. In addition, I have since gained skills that allow me to proudly bring a higher level of professionalism and maturity to any new role, including; leading teams, communicating directly with clients, striving to keep all clients happy with the services provided and working to meet financial targets. I am also proficient in applying correct OH & S policies to a high standard and ensuring team compliancy.

 I am available immediately and offer flexibility with working hours, including weekends.

I am looking for full time work, but will consider a part time position. I'm keen, responsible, professional, very reliable, a hard worker and a fast learner. Ready to start ASAP! 

I can be contacted on 0402 949 893 or

Gemma Murphy, South-West WA Including South Perth (posted 12th November) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse

Gemma Murphy RVN
0459 471 489 -

My name is Gemma Murphy and I am a qualified veterinary nurse, trained in the UK and registered with both the RCVS and the WA Surgeons board. 

With over have over three years experience in equine/farm practice I am looking to make the leap to 'the dark side' and focus on small animal nursing ! 

I have covered the theory of nursing smallies whilst doing my diploma in veterinary nursing and I have spent some time in practice when I was training putting these skills into practice. 

I am an extremely quick learner and love to challenge myself, both in my knowledge and skill base. An excellent team player and I slot well into new environments. 

Already I have multiple transferable skills from large animal nursing, including the all important customer care and cleaning skills ! I also have plenty of experience with RxWorks and reception skills. 

I am looking for either full time, part time or locum work, preferably in the South West of WA (Bunbury/Busselton regions) however I do have a full clean driving licence and would consider South Perth region for the right practice. 

My CV and multiple references are available on request. Please contact via email or phone with any questions you may have ! 

Many Thanks for reading, Gemma.

Crystal Neame, Western Sydney, NSW (posted 12th November) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi, my name is Crystal Neame and I am currently enrolled in certificate 4 veterinary nursing with TAFE Western Sydney Institute, but will be transferring to Open Colleges mid January 2015 to continue my learning. I have flexible hours and am willing to work part-time, full time, or casual as a trainee veterinary nurse.

I have completed 5 months of work experience since commencement of my course at The Cottage Animal Hospital, where i am still currently volunteering 2 days a week, during this time i have been able to, but not limited to:

I am an honest, reliable hard worker, that strives to learn and grow within the team and as apart of the clinic. I am very passionate about the care and welfare of animals and am eager to begin my career as a veterinary nurse, and in the animal industry.

Please feel free to contact me at any time for my resume or for any questions.
Phone: 0434 476 095

Louise Wright, Hervey Bay, QLD (posted 11th November) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Louise Wright, I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and am looking for a paid job or volunteer work at a vet and am also open to work in any place that I could be involved with caring for animals within Hervey Bay. I am very passionate about caring for animals and have grown up always owning all types of animals. I have previously been a volunteer animal ambulance assistant with the RSPCA which required me to assist with animal rescues, handling and identifying domestic animals and wildlife, completing relevant paperwork for hospitalised animals, as well as making phone calls to the public. I also have excellent customer service and communication skills so I may be able to help out in reception if needed.  My availability is completely open at the moment.  I can also provide my resume and references from my volunteer work with the RSPCA. Thank You.

Louise Wright - or 0457 639 547. 

Tanja Desouza, SE suburbs Melbourne (posted 11th November) Locum VN

Tanja Desouza   
Locum Veterinary Nurse   
0412 170559   
Have you found yourself in need of a professional, reliable and hard working locum nurse?

My name is Tanja Desouza and I am a locum nurse servicing your area. I come with over 4 years experience in veterinary nursing where the volume of clients was high, the pace was fast and the challenges were endless, so having the ability to think on my feet and remain calm under pressure comes in handy.

I’m highly skilled in surgical nursing, medical nursing, critical care, I/V catheter placement, blood collection and bandaging. I have great product knowledge so I can handle most client queries and having a customer service background makes reception and administration a breeze. I relate well to people, so you have confidence to know that I will treat your clients as my own.
So if you find yourself with staff on long holidays or you’re in the middle of a restructure and need someone to help ease the pressure please feel free to contact me with any  questions you may have, I look forward to hearing from you.

My rates and resume with references are available on request. Please contact via phone or email.

Talia Heron, Northern Perth, WA (posted 11th November) Qualified Vet Nurse

Seeking PART TIME or FULL TIME  preferably northern suburbs.
I am a hard working 26 year old who is a qualified Cert IV nurse, qualified through AVT. I am seeking full time or possibly part time employment in a Veterinary Clinic preferably in the northern suburbs of Perth. I have a full licence and don't mind driving.

I have over 8 weeks of full time practical experience, in which has enabled me to be quite confident and happy to find my way around a clinic. I have 2 great industry references (written and verbal) from Ocean Reef Vet Clinic and my most recent Floreat Vet Clinic, Floreat which has since kept me on call for paid locum work.
I believe I could stand out in your clinic as i have caring yet confident nature, I also believe i posses exceptional and natural people skills which is essential being a vet nurse as communication is important with the other nurses, vets, management and especially the clients. I am clean and tidy and I understand every thing should have its place in a clinic and each nurse vet and employee have their own role to play, I am a team player but also quite confident to work alone.

I work hard, have strong job loyalty, and i am a keen and interested learner and has the bonus of great people skills. I have no issues working weekends, nights, days, whenever is suitable for you.
Please contact me for my CV or call to ask me any questions you require.

I shall look forward to hearing from you soon
Talia Heron
0404 409 940

Mandy, Cranbourne & Surrounds, VIC (posted 11th November) Experienced Vet Nurse

Hello! :)

My name is Mandy, I am currently working at a Veterinary clinic in a small town of North East Victoria. I have been working at there for 5 years now and obtained many skills over the years.

Due to my partners work I must move to Cranbourne by January-Febuary 2015.

I am looking for a full time Veterinary nursing/head nurse position which can utilise my many skills in Cranbourne and close surrounding areas.

I would like to work 4-5 days a week. I am happy to do the occasional Saturday shifts if required.

I would like holiday and sick pay benefits also.

I am interested in further learning to advance my career and assist with my work.

I have completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing and my microchipping licence.

My Many skills (apart from srandard nursing) include;  

Please email me for a resume :)

Cassandra Smolenski, Wagga Wagga (posted 10th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Cassandra Smolenski and I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges and I am looking for work placement in the Wagga Region, of NSW.  

I have experience with Customer relations as I have worked in retail for over 5 years and also studied a Bachelor of Social work. I love everything about animals and want to spend the rest of my life and career towards helping them.

I have a positive and bubbly attitude and a strong work ethic. I am motivated, punctual and I am always striving to do my best, in everything I do.  

I am looking for at least one or two days a week as I have over 500 hours of experience to complete in total. I am based in Wagga but have a car so am willing to travel some distance. I can provide my resume for your consideration. 

Thank you for your time. Please contact me via e-mail or mobile: OR 0488 112240. 

Rachael Buckley, Canberra (posted 10th November) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Rachael Buckley and I am currently studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges and looking to gain a voluntary work placement on the Southside of Canberra.
I currently work full time (retail) and have great customer service skills and have had experience with giving, receiving and processing payments.
I’m looking for a workplace that will give me the chance to learn and develop, to help me complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, I have to undertake a minimum of 480 hours of work placement, and however I can only do it once or twice a week due to my full time job.

I am contactable by email ( if you wish to find out further information or would like a resume/introductory letter.
Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sacha Hottes, Brisbane Bayside (willing to travel) QLD (posted 10th November) Trainee / Volunteer Vet Nurse: Entry Level

Hi! My name is Sacha Hottes and I am currently studying to obtain my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, through Open Colleges.  As part of my course I am required to complete 480 hours Work Placement in a veterinary clinic, and and am looking for an exciting clinic environment to complete my hours with.  I am based on the bayside of Brisbane and am willing to travel.  I have my own transport.

I understand that it can be tough for a clinic to take on a student, but I am committed to making this a career.  It’s my passion, and I know the time spent in a clinic such as yours will be invaluable to my learning.  As a slightly older student (27) I have worked full time since leaving school, so I'm prepared for the level of commitment this is going to take.

Until recently, my Saturday nights were spent volunteering at the RSPCA, where I split my time between both the domestic and wildlife clinics, so I am no stranger to the washing and cleaning side of this job.  I have always wanted to work surrounded by animals and genuinely make a difference in their care and well being.

I currently work a full time office job (Monday to Friday), and am looking for eight hours Work Placement each week (weekends and after work would be ideal).  As I progress through my course, I will take annual leave from my job so that I can spend as many full weeks as I can with my Work Placement clinic to get the most from my time there.  Open Colleges is providing full insurance for me during my Placement, and I can provide the relevant Insurance Certificates.

Although I have not worked within the animal industry before (aside from my RSPCA volunteering), I do have a lot of reception and administration experience which I believe gives me an advantage to beginning work in a clinic.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sacha Hottes
Mob: 0405 204 524

Rachel Van Kesteren, Melbourne western suburbs (posted 10th November) Trainee VN

Hello, my name is Rachel Van Kesteren.
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. My experience as a veterinary nurse/ animal attendant has involved;

I take workplace safety, animal welfare, infection control and client satisfaction seriously. 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.
I am situated in Melbourne’s West. Any hours will suit me. I will grab whatever I can get.
Please email me on;

Shaan, Eastern Perth & Surrounds, WA (posted 6th November) Qualified & Experienced Locum Vet Nurse

Registered and qualified Vet Nurse with 13 years experience available for locum.

I have had experience in all areas of general practice including reception, office work, surgery, scrub nursing, practice management and general nursing duties.

I have also worked for a specialist surgeon and have worked in emergency. I have even taught animal care and vet nursing at TAFE, so over the years I have gained experience in pretty much every part of the profession.

I have the next 3-4 months with free time on my hands and am keen to do some locuming in this time. I am in the eastern suburbs but am happy to travel within about half an hour. I am hard working, reliable and can slot right into any team.

You can contact me any time for a chat or to discuss references etc

0414 235 583

Emily Gibson, Melbourne, VIC (posted 6th November) Experienced Vet Nurse

Hi all,
My name is Emily Gibson and am an experienced qualified Veterinary Nurse based in St Kilda East in Melbourne. 

I have been a veterinary nurse for the past 6 years at a small animal practice in an inner-city suburb. Customer relations was a key focus at this practice and one that I have a strong passion for. I pride myself on my ability to cultivate and nurture relationships with clients.  

I possess a variety of skills throughout all areas of veterinary nursing including;  inpatient monitoring, administration of medications, fluid therapy, hospital maintenance and cleanliness, monitoring patients during anaesthetics and recovery, performing ear cytology's, performing in-house blood profiles and general receptionist duties. 

I am a bubbly, positive person and I believe this can be an asset to any work place as I find it spreads throughout not only the staff but also the clients and patients we encounter daily. I adore my career and this is evident is my daily demeanour.  I aim to bring my colleagues support wherever needed and am very much a proactive person who will assist in anyway required

I am looking for either full time work or locum work. I am available to start immediately and can work weekends, public holidays and throughout the entire Christmas and New Year break. 

As mentioned I am based in St Kilda but have a car so am willing to travel a fair distance for the right position. 

I can provide my resume for your consideration. 

Thank you for your time. 

Please contact me via e-mail or mobile: OR 0421 955 420 to discuss a future working relationship.

Kara Styman, Brisbane, QLD (posted 5th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Kara and I am currently studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am currently seeking a clinic willing to take me on for voluntary work placement. Due to the provider I’ve chosen to study through there is no set hours placement required per week, with instead a total of 377 hours (originally 480, reduced due to credits and upcoming workshop) to be completed within the course duration (approx. 21 months). Although I would love to find a clinic to take me on for a day or two a week, I am open to any hours that could be provided. I have previously completed a Certificate II and Certificate III in Animal Studies through Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe and volunteered at both a local zoo and the RSPCA for a short duration. I live in North Brisbane (post code: 4017) but I have my P2 license and a reliable car and would be willing to travel within a 100km radius if it means securing placement and hours.

I am contactable by email ( if you wish to find out further information or would like a resume/ introductory letter provided. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hopefully hearing from you.

Sarah, Perth, WA (posted 5th November) Trainee Cert. IV Vet Nurse

I am a mature student looking for a placement of 8 hours per week so that I can begin my training and practical experience as a veterinary nurse through Polytechnic West at Bentley, in February 2015.
The placement will need to start in February 2015 alongside the training, although should additional paid employment become available prior to that I would be more than happy to consider this.

I have previously completed Certificate III in Companion Animal Services. I am passionate about animals, am keen to learn, reliable, and a strong team player.
I currently work on a casual basis and so my availability is flexible, I am also available to work weekends, public holidays, and nights should this be required.

Resume can be sent on request.
0430 902 166

Carly Cooper, Adelaide (posted 5th November) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Carly Cooper and I have a partially completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing that I am currently undertaking at Gillies Plains TafeSA. I have approximately half of the subjects already completed.
I have been working in a suburban veterinary clinic for the past six months which has given me some fantastic experience and where I have had the opportunity to handle domestic dogs & cats, wildlife and some birds. I have experience in reception duties such as customer service, ordering & unpacking stock, sales etc as well as my nursing duties which are detailed on my resume (available upon request).

I am based in the northern suburbs of Adelaide however I am willing to travel for the right clinic (with my own transport).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a copy of my resume or to schedule an interview.

0434 868 571

Remi Audette, Melbourne (posted 5th November) Experienced Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Remi and I am currently studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing. I have reached the 3rd term where I need to begin work at a veterinary clinic. I previously worked for a small suburban vet clinic where I basic vet nurse duties and had just started learning about monitoring during surgery. I have a passion for animals and animal care and have personal experience with lots of different animals. I am a quick learner and flourish in a team environment. As well has having experience with animals I have customer service skills and am a great people person. I worked at an online retail store and formed relationships with suppliers as well as handled customer service when needed. As a result I have an excellent phone manner.

I currently work part time as a model but am available for any type of work (full time, part time, casual) and can work any day of the week. I am looking to work a minimum of 10 hours a week. I currently live in Sydney but will be relocating to Melbourne in January. I am available to travel to Melbourne for interviews if needed.

My CV can be sent on request. I look forward to hearing from you.

Remi Audette
0405 004475

Ann Parkins, North Brisbane, QLD (posted 4th November) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Ann. I am a 33 year old Mum studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and looking to gain a work placement position on the North Side of Brisbane. This position is generally on a volunteer basis, however I would love to tak on a paid role if one was available.

I have extensive experience within Sales and Administration roles with my last role being Administration Manager, which I believe would be a good solid foundation to begin my career within the animal care industry in a clinic or Hospital.

I am currently not working as I have been studying full-time and therefore am available across a 7 day roster with minimal unavailability. I am passionate about animals and refer to them all as my babies (even when they are not mine), I love learning new skills and always give 100%. I am extremely eager to start and ready for your call!

If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me. I can provide my Introduction Letter, Resume and a copy of my academic record if requested.

Thank you 
Ann Parkins

Rachael, Melbourne (Chirnside Park), VIC (posted 31st October) Receptionist

My names Rachael and I am 23 years old. I've got a great deal of experience in the animal care industry. I am currently working at a pet supply store, dealing with customers and providing advice on pet care as well as helping with book work, stock ordering and training other employees. 
I have previously owned my own dog grooming business, and am a highly confident and experienced dog groomer. I have also completed a certificate in retail, and I have exceptional customer service skills.
I am keen to begin working in a clinic as a receptionist. I have exceptional customer service skills, and understand the importance of providing customers with a good first impression.
I am not fussed with how many days or hours I get at a clinic. Can be either  a few days a week or full time. I will fit in with your requirements for the right job.
I already have a thorough knowledge on many medical conditions, as well as nutrition, fleas, worms and there treatments.

I would thoroughly appreciate the opportunity to work in a clinic, it is a dream of mine and I am very eager to start learning. I am hardworking, reliable, punctual and a team player.  
Please feel free to contact me. My resume and cover letter can be sent upon request. Thank you for your time.
0431 239 611

Tessa Hunt, Queensland (posted 31st October) New Zealand Qualifying (5th December) Vet Nurse

My name is Tessa Hunt, I am twenty years old and I have been studying full time at VetCare Training at Wanganui Veterinary Services for a Certificate of Veterinary Nursing Level 5. I will be graduating on the 5th of December 2014 and have my flights booked to move to Australia on the 14th of December 2014 to Queensland. My passion is animals and so I love all aspects of working in a veterinary clinic from reception to surgeries. I have my own car and have a current full New Zealand driver’s licence.  

With the VetCare Training Certificate of Veterinary nursing course we are trained above Wanganui Veterinary Services clinic. This allows us an extremely hands on approach to our studies as we are given in house experience in the surgery, reception and banking/stock branches of the clinic throughout the duration of the course. We are taught using real life experiences and are given a real opportunity to use our theory information in practice. I have also attended another vet clinic on a two week placement for which I have a reference for (available on request) and have done many placement throughout the year. Such as, grooming, riding with the disabled, at the local aviary, SPCA, large animal call outs, pet shops, grooming, kennels and cattery. 

I am looking for any job available in the Queensland area. I am a fast learner and nothing is to big of a challenge.

Please email: 

Rosie, South-West Melbourne, VIC (posted 29th October) Experienced & Qualified Vet Nurse

My name is Rosie, I am 26 years old, and I am a Diploma in Surgical Nursing Australian qualified Veterinary Nurse. 

I have spent the last two years travelling, and will be returning to Victoria in December. 

I have 7 years experiencing in nursing and have worked as a head surgical nurse in a busy practice in Victoria, and a Senior Nurse in Wellington, New Zealand. 

I am looking for locum casual nursing or reception work in the South West suburbs. I will be happy to work weekends, or cover any holiday shifts that will arise over the Christmas and New Year period. 

Currently I am living in Prague but will be returning home at the end of November. If you would like to contact me, email is best at, or I  can be available for Skype. 

Jo Galbraith, Brisbane (posted 28th October) Qualified Vet Nurse

Hi, I am a 29 year old recently qualified Vet Nurse looking for work in the Brisbane area and surrounding suburbs. Either part or full time in any aspect of Vet nursing, animal care or welfare.

I am incredibly passionate about all aspects of caring for animals and wish to work in the industry long term. I feel I would be a valuable team member for any work place as I am professional, positive, a fast learner, have great communication skills and work well in a team environment.

I have great references from a previous employer of 10 years and also from a Veterinary Clinic where I spent a lot of time for my placement hours required to complete my Certificate.

While there I was required to perform reception duties, some surgery monitoring, care of hospitalized patients, cleaning and hygiene requirements, stocktaking, giving medications and providing plenty of TLC to our patients. 

Contact details are: 0475 774 432 or

Stef George, Brisbane (posted 27th October) Experienced Trainee VN

My name is Stef and I have a partially completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing that I would love to complete. I have approximately 3-4 subjects left that should take me less than 6 months to finish. I am available for any type of employment, preferably a minimum of 15 hours per week. 

I have worked in a small suburban veterinary clinic where I handled domestic dogs & cats, wildlife and some exotic birds. I have experience in reception duties such as customer service, ordering & unpacking stock, sales etc as well as my nursing duties which are detailed on my resume (available upon request). My specialities include animal nutrition, aquatics and canine/feline behaviour.

I am willing to travel up to an hour for the right clinic (with my own transport).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a copy of my resume or to schedule an interview. - 0423 698 418

Elle McCall, Melbourne (Elwood) (posted 23rd October) Cert IV Qualified Veterinary Nurse, 11 years experience.


My availability: I am seeking locum work in a veterinary clinic between 1st of November 2014 and 20th of February 2015, possibly ongoing.

My experience: I am lucky enough to have been a vet nurse for 11 years now. I am completely confident on a busy reception and love being face to face with clients. My most recent position was at a specialist surgery, where I gained invaluable experience in acute care as a very, very busy ward nurse. Prior to that I was Head Nurse at a small, quickly growing practice.

My qualities: My passions are customer service and patient comfort. I love cleaning, have initiative, and have a ‘can do’ attitude.

About me: I am 26 years old, and going into my final year of Bachelor of Nursing (humans). I live in Elwood and drive.

Contact: 0412 331 506 or email

Rhiannon DeCosta, Brisbane region and outer suburbs (posted 22nd October) Reception/Admin/Volunteer/Trainee 

I am looking for any positions available either on a casual basis or volunteer which I could use towards my Certificate for work placement in the Brisbane or greater region. I have my own car and I am happy to travel if need be. 
I am happy to send through to you my CV- you will see this is a slight career change for me, however, I feel my previous high level administration positions should still hold influence for any role I undertake. I hope that through my passion for animals and the animal and conservation sector, I can maintain a high level of support for you and the animals within your care.

I appreciate that this is a large commitment for yourselves and I would like to take the opportunity to explain how this could be a positive for your business. My strengths include:
- High attention to detail with professional communication skills with clients, executives, business owners and supply contacts.
-The ability to be left alone to focus on a job as well as work in a team environment assisting others to get the job done efficiently.
-Keen organisational skills, ability to work under pressure with conflicting workloads.
-I am able to learn quickly on the job, picking up new systems easily, with a flexible mind for how others work.
-I am always a reliable employee with a positive work ethic.

I have 2yrs experience volunteering with the RSPCA in their holding and vet surgery areas so I would not be precious to the general happenings of an environment surrounded by animals (and the consequences of that).

I would be looking at continuing my current employment while studying and working in this role, so I would need to know what kind of hours you will require me for. For the course I am doing, it requires 30 days of job placement over the duration (approx 1-2 years), however I am happy to go above this commitment if it suits your practice. There is also the option of continuing to Veterinary Nurse Certificate which also interests me. I am available weekends and  can be quite flexible with my current role’s hours. I would be prepared to alter my position in my current job to part time in the future if necessary.

If you have any further questions for myself please do not hesitate to contact me. I would like to thank you for your time in reading this advertisement.

Rhiannon DeCosta
0431 171 675

Melissa Kelly, Geelong, Victoria (posted 21st October) Trainee cert 3 vet nurse

Honest, Keen 27yo female looking to undertake Certificate IV in vet nursing

Successful completion of certificate II in animal studies (2010) and in Late November 2014 will see me completed my Certificate 3 in animal studies.

I'm currently  seeking a host employer from end of November 2014 who is willing to put me on for 2-3days  a week while I undertake my Certificate IV. Either directly employed or as a traineeship, ideally I'd like to do the course online or distance TAFE so that I'm available to finish it quicker. also having the option be on call or do more days in the clinic if needed.

I'm passionate about animals and just require someone to give me the chance to get my foot in the door and help me archive my Certificate IV.
 Flexible  with day’s / hours and once with an employer and I'm enrolled am covered by work cover. Willing to travel also. Also have employment currently with dog grooming for past 1.5 years.

Resume and references available
Please feel free to contact me if you are able to offer me this opportunity.
Melissa Kelly
0419 716168

Alison, Ipswich and surrounding suburbs (posted 20th October) Dog Groomer or Trainee VN

Hello my name is Alison and I am 20 years old

I m currently looking for a dog grooming job in a salon/kennel hand/doggie day care or Vet Nurse Trainee 

I would love to find a job in a vet clinic as a Trainee Vet Nurse- then I will be able to study towards my Cert 4 in Vet nursing 

Since leaving high school I have gained :
- Cert 2 in Animal Studies
- Cert 3 in Companion Animals 
- Cert 3 in Professional Animal Grooming (over 2.5 years experience) 

I have worked in a vet clinic for a year being a vet nurse assistant then moved onto dog grooming where I have worked in a Salon for a year and a half.

Wanting to find a job closer to home around Ipswhich area and surrounding suburbs 

Feel free to give me a call on 0431 687 721 /

Will send through my resume also outline all of my work experience

Emmeline Millward, Perth & Pilbara (posted 20th October) Trainee VN

WA (Perth & Pilbara areas) Currently studying certificate 1V through open colleges.

I am 27  and I am looking for a placement to begin my training and practical experience as a veterinary nurse.
I have been also continuing to work a full time 2:1 fifo role aside the studies however if the right role is found I am willing to focus solely on this line of work.
My experience in this industry aside hospitality and various other jobs reflects my very friendly out-going personality.
Customer service, safety, hard work, hygiene & cleanliness come top priority in any workplace alongside team work and organisation.

I am looking for a position in Perth or Karratha, I have a Full Manual licence and A dedicated outlook.
My times available I can be very versatile with and would love to discuss further.
I am more than suited for this industry and very keen to apply myself %110.

Please contact me on 0459 467193

Georgia Bozzi, Brisbane, QLD (posted 17th October) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hello, My name is Georgia and I am 20 years old. I am aiming to begin the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Brisbane North Institute of Tafe in Janurary 2015. In order to do this I require a minimum of 15 hours per week in a clinic, I am interested in full-time, part-time or casual work and can commence work as soon as required.

Since leaving high school I have done 1 and a half years of the Bachelor or Applied Science, majoring in Veterinary technology; but due to personal reasons I had to resign from this course. During my break off from University I have been working at the pet pad which is a dog grooming/dog daycare/pet supplies store and I am very eager to re-enter into the veterinary industry.

Over my time working at the pet pad I have gained many valuable skills which I can contribute to a veterinary clinic. These include restraining dogs, hydro bathing, knowledge of dog behaviour, fish, dog and cat food, worming/flea and tick products and pet supplies. I also have horses, dogs and a cat and have had chickens, geese and cattle which have given me a broad knowledge on the care required from different species. In addition to my knowledge of animals I have much experience in dealing with customers. My duties are to greet and serve customers and maintain and form bonds with customers, I believe this to be an important asset to a veterinary clinic. I also manage customers’ accounts, book grooms, call customers and operate the cash register/eftpos. I have managed the store for an open and close and am very comfortable in doing this.

If you would like a copy of resume please feel free to email or call me. Thank you for your time, I would really appreciate any interest as I am very eager to begin my training.

0422 395 435

Brianna Hall, South-East Brisbane, QLD (posted 16th October) Entry Level Vet Nurse

Looking for preferably Full time Vet Nursing Work within South East Brisbane areas, from November 2014.

Due to graduate from Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology) with a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in December 2014.

Have had some experience in veterinary nursing as well as 14 weeks voluntary placement with the degree.

Resume and references can be sent upon request.

Please Contact Brianna Hall
Phone: 0412 194 144

Ashleigh Helm, Perth, WA (posted 15th October) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Ashleigh Helm and I am a passionate 23 year old with a positive and bubbly disposition which I believe is evident in my daily demeanour.

I am enrolled in Veterinary Nursing cert IV with Sydney Institute of Tafe and Open Colleges and have recently relocated to Perth from Queensland to gain further hands on experience while I complete my study.

Currently I am working in a clinic in South Perth where I have been employed since my arrival. I have gained valuable experience throughout my time in Perth and at Sunshine Coast Vets in QLD including wild life care, cleaning (instruments, autoclave, cages, kennels, pens and general clinic duties), animal handling, calculating doses and administering medication including injections, monitoring anaesthetics, preparing kits and animal handling, prepping for surgery including scrubbing, general reception duties including booking appointments for surgery and consults and communicating with clients with a strong focus on customer relations and cultivating and nurturing relationships with clients.

I am a very pro-active person who will assist anyway required to support my colleagues. 

I am extremely passionate about animals and animal welfare and have been actively involved with Animal Rescue organisations. I have a strong love for all animals and am determined to make a difference in animal welfare and public education regarding welfare/responsible pet ownership.

I look forward to hearing from you and being a part of your team!

For further information, a copy of my CV or references please contact me via email or via phone on 0457 745 179.

Emily, Ipswich & Surrounds, QLD (posted 14th October) Qualified Vet Nurse

I am a novice Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV obtained in 2013) looking to improve my skills and become proficient in all areas of nursing. Previously I worked as an Animal Attendant for five years.

My duties included observation and monitoring of patients; feeding/medicating/bathing animals; scheduling daily duties (including cleaning); preparation of surgical equipment; assisting in consultations and surgery. I have experience handling various species of domestic and native animals.

I am seeking any position from casual to full time, and would be happy to work in an Animal Attendant, Trainee VN or Kennel Hand role. 

Please contact me at for a resume and references. Hope to hear from you soon. 

Lauren, Brisbane & Surrounds, QLD (posted 14th October) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse

Hello, Aussie colleagues! Vet nurse/receptionist available for part-time or locum work in the Brisbane area. I am a veterinary student from the US taking some time off from school to spend in Australia. I graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, MA, USA in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and successfully completed my first year of veterinary school at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA, USA.  

I am capable of restraining dogs and cats of all sizes and temperaments, and can perform essential veterinary nursing duties, including preparing and administering medication; running in-house pathology; writing medical notes; performing basic physical exams; monitoring with anesthesia; and generally assisting the veterinarians. I also have great client communication skills and experience with reception work.

I have worked with small animals, exotics, wildlife, and large animals. I am enthusiastic, hard-working, and learn fast. I will be in Brisbane through January and possibly longer, and have a visa that allows me to work. You can reach me at 04 1361 1395 or Thank you!

Sarah, Werribee & Surrounds, VIC (posted 14th October) Entry Level Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Sarah, I am 37 years old. After working in the Veterinary industry while completing my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing I lost my job due to a lack of work being available so have been out of this industry for a few years.

I am looking to get back into the veterinary industry. 

I have competed Certificate II in animal companionship and all but 2 subjects of Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am a passionate Animal lover, I am reliable, a problem solver, a hard worker, willing to do whatever is asked of me.

I am Looking for work around Werribee and outer suburbs. please call 0413 752 788 if you wish to discuss my experience with me further.

Shelley McOrist, Melbourne Metropolitan area (posted 10th October) Seeking veterinary reception, kennel hand or trainee vet nursing role

Since finishing high school I have worked for 3 years as an office administrator and manager, for the most part at a busy law firm. Through this experience I have gained fantastic administration, communication and customer service skills.  Additionally, I have recent hands-on experience working as an animal attendant at the Cat Haven  (WA’s premier cat shelter), and learning the basics of ‘float’ nursing at the Swan Street Vet and Forest Hill Vet Hospital. I was consistently among the top of my class while studying Certificate II in Animal Studies last year, and have recently begun studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Institute of TAFE.

I am seeking a veterinary reception, kennel hand or trainee vet nursing role within a vibrant team that take pride in offering the best possible care to pets and their owners. I am available immediately for the right position in the Melbourne Metropolitan area.



Shelley McOrist
0422 742 334

Bethany Rutley, Brisbane Southside & Surrounds, QLD (posted 10th October) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi there my name is Bethany Rutley, I am 22 years old and have completed my certificate 2 in Animal Studies through the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. I have completed 20 days of work placement through Green Cross Vets and 4Paws. I am looking for work in Brisbane preferably in the south side but I am happy to travel for the career I want. I am looking for any type of work to build some experience up and am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thankyou for your time,
0406 776 166 

Claire Sand, Perth, WA (posted 9th October) Part Time Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Claire Sand and I’m a 32 year old mature aged student. I’m currently studying towards my Cert IV in Vet Nursing and am in my penultimate year of studying for a Bachelor of Equine Science.

I have a strong background in accounts and reception. I have chosen to have a change of career as I would love to be able to work with animals.

At this stage I would prefer a position that is part time.

If you are interested please contact me either by email: or phone: 0405 452 082

Thanks for your time.

Sharrah- Mae Dizon, North Melbourne, VIC (posted 9th October) Part Time Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi, my name is Sharrah- Mae Dizon and am 18 years old. I am currently finishing my Certificate II in Animal Studies at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE and will be completed in November 2014. I am looking for a Veterinary Nurse job opportunity as I wish to complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing which requires a minimum of 15 hours of paid work as a Veterinary Nurse in a Veterinary Clinic.

I reside in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, I have access to my own transportation.

I am looking for a part- time position in a friendly and passionate environment, where I am able to further my education and skills.

I greatly appreciate your attention and consideration. Feel free to contact me via phone or email listed below.

Mobile: 0435 484 113

Nicola Short, Cairns to Sydney (posted 8th October) Overseas Qualified Locum Vet Nurse

Hello, my name is Nicola.  I am a fully Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurse from the UK.  I have been working for a small animal practice, Silverton Veterinary Surgery Ltd, since 2006 and I qualified in February 2011.  My role was primarily working with small animals and a lot of exotics.  I also have had horses throughout my childhood and am very experienced in handling them.  In 2012 I travelled to Namibia in Africa volunteering in a rehabilitation centre for big cats where I got the chance to monitor anaesthetics and blood sample cheetahs and leopards. July this year I decided to go travelling and seek further work experiences.

I am very hardworking and trustworthy.  I work well in a team and also individually.  I am fully competent in monitoring anaesthetics, blood sampling, nurse clinics, lab procedures and have experience using IDEXX lab machines. I have a full UK Driving Licence and up to date CPD Record. 

I am travelling the East Coast from Cairns to Sydney from 20th October-late December and will be looking for locum work along the way.  January onwards I will be looking for locum work in the Sydney to Melbourne area.  I am very flexible and happy to work out of hours, weekends and public holidays if required.

Please feel free to contact me at any time for a CV, references or any information you may require. 
Nicola Short RVN

Lauren Power, Richmond, Sydney, NSW (posted 8th October) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Lauren and I am a currently employed Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse who will be moving to the Richmond area in January 2015.  I am  looking preferably for a full time job but will consider part time or locum work.

I have over 6 years experience including senior veterinary nursing roles.

My skills include

I have a very keen interest in surgical and medical cases and would love to expand my knowledge in these fields. I feel I have great time management skills allowing me to work on my own, but I also feel I work very well within a team environment.
I'm look forward to furthering my skills and working with a team who will allow me to gain even more knowledge and experience.

Please feel free to contact me on 0409 310 448 or email me at to organise a resume,  make a interview time or answer any questions you may have.
Thank you!

Max Van Den Driesschen, Burwood East & Surrounds, VIC (posted 7th October) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Max Van Den Driesschen.

I am 19 years old and finishing Certificate lV in Companion Animal Services at Box Hill Tafe, (Vic), this year. I am hoping to go into Certificate lV in Veterinary Nursing next year and in order apply for this course I need to have a minimum of 15 hours of paid work per week as a nurse in a veterinary clinic.

I am currently living in Burwood East, Vic, with access to transportation.

I am willing to work, any time around the course hours, including weekends and nights. The course is 2 days per week for 2-3 years, beginning in 2015. I currently attend tafe on Mondays and Tuesdays.

I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to work in your clinic and learn from your staff.

I am honest, reliable and very keen to learn.

My phone number is 0400 921 256.
Thank you.

Donna, East & South-East Melbourne, VIC (posted 30th September) Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Donna and I am casually employed as a vet nurse in a small intimate practise, where I have been working for the last 16 months. I have experience in most aspects of a working clinic, but am looking to gain more knowledge in all areas. I am currently working a regular, but flexible, 2 days a week. I am looking to increase my hours with a further 2-3 days at another clinic. I am currently studying for my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
During my spare time, I volunteer at the Australian Animal Protection Society in Keysborough. I also foster for the Alaskan Malamute Rehoming Aid Australia, as well as complete yard checks and transport for other fosters when needed.
At my current clinic, we see a lot of wildlife brought in and I regularly bring home baby possums for overnight feeding and care. I also have a large aviary where I occasionally bring home injured birds that can't be released in the short term.
I reside in Berwick so I am looking for a position in the East to South Eastern Suburbs.

For a copy of my resume, an interview, or further information, I can be contacted by email at or on mobile 0417 551 331.

Gemma Watkins, Northern Territory (posted 29th September) Qualified Vet Nurse

I'm a qualified Veterinary Nurse of 5 years, I have locumed the UK for 3 years working in practices from day shifts to months long placements, ranging from small practices to referral center's, nursing exotics and furies to horses and farm animals and everything in between.

I'm currently working as a Head Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach (training students) full time, for the last 2 years.

Within this role I:

I'm looking for a Veterinary practice who loves a fresh cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit. 

Please don't hesitate in contacting myself on -

Kate Jenkins, Brisbane, QLD (posted 26th September) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hello, my name is Kate and I have recently completed my Cert II in Veterinary Nursing with the ACVN.  I am looking for casual, full- or part-time employment; I have very flexible hours and am available for an immediate start.

If I am able to secure 15 hours per week of paid work, I will start my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing immediately.

I have completed 160 hours (20 full-time days) of work experience with the Kessel's Road Greencross team.  My duties during my work experience at Kessel's Road Greencross included (but weren't limited to): 

I have one cat, who was adopted from the RSPCA.  I had a second furbaby (another rescue cat), but unfortunately he passed away from sudden heart failure.

I am an enthusiastic person and I am very keen to start my career in the Veterinary industry and believe I would make a positive addition to your team. I'm a quick learner with a strong initiative and believe I can take on any role.

Thank you for your time and please do not hesitate to contact me for my full CV and references.
Kate Jenkins

mobile: 0423 934 460

Stephanie Major, Melbourne, VIC (posted 25th September) Trainee Vet Nurse, Animal Attendant or Receptionist

Hi, my name is Stephanie Major and I am nearing the completion of my Certificate 2 in Animal Studies for Veterinary Nursing (estimated completion Oct 2014). I have flexible hours and am willing to work part-time, full time or as a casual, as a veterinary nurse assistant, animal attendant or in other areas such as reception.

I have completed 165 hours of work experience in total at the Noble Park Animal Hospital. During this time I have been able to:

I am an honest hard worker, with many years of experience working in customer service and strive on delivering excellent customer care. I am passionate about the care of animals and am eager to begin my career in the animal industry.

Please feel free to contact me at any time for my resume or for any questions:

Charlotte Russell, Australia-Wide (posted 23rd September) Overseas Qualified Locum Vet Nurse

Charlotte Russell BSc Hons RVN

Telephone: 0426 133 437


I am a British Veterinary Nurse with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. I have over three years practical experience in a range of environments, including private clinics, charity and private hospitals, developing a particular interest in assisting within surgery. I have also gained six months experience in a Australian veterinary practice which has enable me to become familiarised with vaccination and parasitic protocols.

I spent last year completing my dissertation while working as a Locum Nurse. My paper explored the similarities between human and canine Osteosarcoma, highlighting the need to employ treatment protocols from both medical fields to provide the highest level of care for our patients.

In addition to the dissertation, I also completed my elective module in Behaviour. This was a particularly useful module in regards to animal handing and being able to advise clients.

Working as a Locum Nurse has enabled an ability to quickly adapt to new environments, staff and responsibilities. These skills were useful when selected to work as a Locum within the Harmsworth Animal Hospital for the RSPCA. This was a challenging environment due to the very high work load, low qualified staff levels and large amount of cruelty cases.

I am available for work from the 13/10/14 and have a working holiday visa which enables me to work for up to six months. I am currently completing my three months regional work so please contact me via email.

Michelle Bush, Melbourne, VIC (posted 23rd September) Overseas Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse

Hello my name is Michelle although most people know me as Shell.

I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse with 7 years extensive experience across several fields including General, Emergency & Critical Care and Specialist Surgery areas of nursing.

I am from New Zealand where I completed my Certificate & Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Otago Polytechnic.

I have been living in Perth for 3years and will be moving to Melbourne to be closer to family at the end of the year.

I am looking for a full-time position in a positive and friendly environment, tho I am willing to work part-time, casual and locum as well. 

I will be available for employment from the 8th January 2015. I am also available for some work in December 2014 between Thursday the 4th and Saturday the 20th.

I will be very happy to provide my CV or more information on request.

Thank you very much for your time.

Michelle Bush
0450 099 225

Emily Layfield, South & South-East Victoria (posted 18th September) Entry Level Vet Nurse

WANTED Placement for CERT IV Veterinary Nurse student.

My name is Emily Layfield I am a 34yo mature age student, currently studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.

I'm looking for placement preferably in a clinic but will consider other opportunities. Prefer south/south east suburbs of Victoria but willing to travel.  Minimum 4 hours per week from one month up one year. All voluntary work is fully insured by the school. (Open Colleges).

Please call, txt or email me for more information.
Thank you for your time.
0407 249 326

Elise McKaskill, North Melbourne & Surrounds, VIC (posted 16th September) Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Elise McKaskill and I have just completed my second unit in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges Australia. I have had five years experience as a veterinary receptionist, about eight years ago at Tuggeranong Veterinary Hospital, Canberra. This involved assisting with xrays, xray development, holding veins, OH&S, cleaning, admissions, and all general reception activities. I have two dogs and a horse- and am experienced within general maintenance and veterinary care for these animals (including injections). 

My previous experience includes working within a horse and pet wholesaler- and I have knowledge of various medications, nutrition and other goods for animals. I am about to commence my full time position within a well-known Australian Veterinary Pharmaceutical company as a Territory Manager- and would be available for either paid or voluntary work (to start) on weekends or/and potentially after hours.

I am an extremely hard-worker, can work autonomously, happy to work under pressure, use initiative and good people skills. I am located within Newcastle, and can work within a 20 minute drive of the area. 

Please feel free to call me 0412 782 174 or email me for a CSV and further conversation.

Thank you for your time! 

Cecilia Navarra, Adelaide, SA (posted 16th September) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hi, my name is Cecilia Navarro. I am an enthusiastic, hardworking 20 year old individual, residing in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

I am currently studying at Flinders University, undertaking a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, with the Specialisation of Animal Behaviour. Previously, I have successfully attained Certificate I and II in Animal Studies at TAFE SA and am currently undertaking Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies, in conjunction with my degree. After the completion of this certificate I am interested in furthering my skills and knowledge by completing Certificate IV in Vet Nursing.

I have 4 years’ experience in Customer Service, with over two years of this a part of the animal industry. I am highly confident in my ability to provide informative and accurate advice and find suitable products to meet the individual needs of customers.
My present employment is with Petstock, working as a Shift Supervisor. This involves the opening, closing and management of the store, maintaining both storeroom and the shop floor whilst leading a small team. I also bare the experience of managing and hosting puppy pre-school classes.

I have full availability and would be able to begin work within 1-2 weeks’ notice. I have my full driver’s license, and am quite willing to travel. I am currently entering university holidays, however when university starts up again (February 2015) I will still have a large availability with the exception of 1-2 days each week that I am unable to work.

Granted an opportunity I feel that I would exceed the expectations of a future employee as a vet nurse.
For further information, a copy of my CV or referees, please contact me via email or via phone on 0431 388 941.

Alicia Ralph, Enoggera Brisbane, QLD (posted 15th September)  Entry Level Vet Nurse/Trainee

Hi, my name is Alicia I am 18 years old & I am looking for a position as a Veterinary Nurse.  I completed year 12 in 2013.  I have completed Cert III in Companion Animal Studies & recently participated in 4 weeks of intensive Veterinary Nurse training through the Veterinary Nurse Training Institute.  This course is hands on, taught by a practising Veterinary Surgeon & covers all facets of general & surgical nursing.  I am confident in dealing with clients & enjoy working as part of a team.  I am currently studying my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing online & I am at a stage that I need to work in a Clinic to be able to continue with my studies.  I require a minimum of 15 hours paid work per week.  I would prefer a clinic on the north side of Brisbane.  I have full insurance coverage through Open Colleges Australia.

Prior to my formal training I undertook workplace placement at Waterworks Road Vet Surgery & thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  During this placement I was involved in many activities around the clinic & can provide my Certificate II in Workplace Practices Activities Diary if you would care to see it.  I am also currently working with & gaining more knowledge of dogs at The Pet Pad Newstead a dog day care centre, grooming & retail store.

If you give me the chance of a position you will not be disappointed.  I am an enthusiastic, trustworthy, willing & fast learner & dedicated to the health & safety of animals.  You will find that I am honest & reliable as can be attested by the references provided in my resume.  I am flexible with time & available to commence immediately.  I would really like the chance to continue my studies.

Please contact me by email on or leave a message on 07 3354 1703.

Monique Bramley, Gold Coast (posted 15th September) Trainee VN

My name is Monique Bramley, I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

I wish to gain experience within the Veterinary Industry in order to build on my knowledge and skill set. I am available for part-time or full-time positions - Entry level Vet Nurse, Receptionist, Animal Attendant ect.

I will be completing my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2015, I would then like to further my studies in the Veterinary sector. I have been a Volunteer for the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital as a Veterinary Nurse Assistant for the past 5 months. My experience at the CWS Hospital and knowledge through my study has provided me with the experience to work confidently with animals, perform basic animal restraint and handling. I have also Volunteered for RSPCA events, Gold Coast Pet Expo and just recently registered to be a Foster Property Inspector the the RSPCA.

I would bring exceptional customer service, great organisational skills and the confidence to work in a fast paced environment. I have the ability to multi-task and have to think on my feet every day. I have excellent people skills, a strong work ethic and am a very organised person. I have a mature and outgoing personality with the ability to establish good working relationships with customers and team members. I am very energetic, focused and enjoy achieving and striving higher than my required tasks.

I am located in Southport on the Gold Coast, willing to travel.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further so please feel free to contact me via phone or email. Thank You for your attention and consideration.

Phone: 0422 194060

Samantha Barkman, North Brisbane, QLD (posted 12th September) Trainee Vet Nurse

Hello my name is Samantha Barkman and I am a dedicated and hardworking 22 year old, living in North Brisbane.

I am required to organise placement before I enrol into my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. I am also extremely competent in communicating with clients and have strong customer service skills. 

In my previous role, at an Outdoor Education Centre near Noosa, I was involved in client liaison, staff management, liaising with external providers, orders and supply, finance and budgeting and conflict resolution. I am currently working at a High School, in Western Brisbane, as an Outdoor Education Teacher, but have chosen to change career paths to be within the animal industry as I am extremely passionate about animals and animal welfare.

I have been actively involved with Animal Rescue organisations, over the passed 6 years, both hands on with animals and fostering, administration work such as writing contracts and creating job descriptions; co-ordinating donation drives, rescuing strays and animal adoptions. 

I am dedicated to the plight of animals, big and small, domestic, wild and feral, and enabling people to understand how to best handle delicate situations. I am excited to turn THIS passion into my future veterinary nursing career.  

I would very much appreciate if you could please consider offering me a placement for a traineeship for 2015. I am willing to complete this either full time or part time and am willing to negotiate.

I have a clean open manual drivers license and my own car. 

For further information, a copy of my CV or references please contact me via email, or via phone on 0467 900 008.

I look forward to hearing from you and being a part of your team.

Camilla Jarrett, Melbourne, VIC or Brisbane, QLD (posted 12th September) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse

My name is Camilla Jarrett and I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse from the UK. I obtained a degree in Veterinary Nursing from the Royal Veterinary College of London in 2012.

Since then I have worked in a busy equine referral practice as an equine Veterinary Nurse for 1 year and then I worked in a first opinion small animal practice for 1 year. I am currently volunteering as a Veterinary Nurse at a neutering project for stray dogs in Borneo.
I will be moving to Australia on the 21st December. Ideally I am looking for work in either the Victoria region mainly around Melbourne, or within Queensland, ideally near to Brisbane. I would be happy to do either locum roles or a permanent position. Ideally I am looking for work within a mixed practice or equine practice however I am more than happy working within a small animal practice.
I work well as both part of a team or as an individual and I have gained lots of experience working as the sole veterinary nurse on duty due to carrying out extensive out of hours work previously.
Please contact me via email at

My CV and references are available on request.

Amarice, Cairns, QLD (posted 12th September) Experienced Part Time/Locum Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Amarice I am a Certificate 4 qualified veterinary nurse with with 7 years experience located in Cairns QLD. I am looking for part time casual or locum work. Please email


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