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 recently 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.
Monique Davenport, Gold Coast, QLD (posted 2nd September) Trainee Vet Nurse
My Name is Monique and I am looking for a trainee Veterinarian Assistant/ Nurse position on the Gold Coast.
I am currently doing my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Animal Industries Resource Center (Pro Vet), a course which requires a minimum of 15 hours per week of paid work in a Veterinary Surgery but I would happily do more hours if this was requared
This experience would be so very rewarding for me and the potential future I am endeavouring to achieve in this career path. I am a conscientious, self-confessed perfectionist who strives for excellence in any challenge I am faced with in a professional and diligent manner.
I do have previous experience working in the Veterinary industry and working with RX works computer software.
I have a large passion for exotics and I also have a large amount of experience with rodents as I am the founder of Cavy Angel's Guinea Pig Rescue Inc. Exotics are my true passion but I also have a huge love of all animals!
I acknowledge that there are many challenges within any surgery, but I recognise these potential adversities and trust in my confidence with animals to consider myself both mentally and emotionally prepared.
I do have a holiday booked for the 07/10/2015 till 08/11/2015 so would sadly need some time off then but I am extremely keen and would love your consideration. Please feel free to contact me any time
Emily S, Ipswich, QLD (posted 1st September) 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. I have just finished 5 weeks of full time locum nursing work and am eager to continue. Previously I worked as an Animal Attendant for five years.
My duties included:
- Observation/monitoring/nursing of patients during surgery, recovery and hospitalisation
- Preparation of surgical equipment + setting up for surgery
- Feeding/medicating/bathing animals
- Assisting in consultations
- Performing PCVs (and beginning to use the IDEXX machine)
- Scheduling daily duties (including cleaning).
I have experience handling various species of domestic and native animals.
I am seeking any position from casual to full time, and would willingly work in a trainee VN or VN role. I have full availability (including weekends) and my own transport/open manual licence.Please contact me at email@example.com for a resume and references.
Olivia, Goulburn Mulwaree and Southern Tablelands region (posted 31st August) Qualified Nurse
I am a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse with 6 years experience in the field. I am looking for permanent or part-time employment in NSW with a business that will enable me to further my education and experience. I have a keen interest in dentistry, emergency care and large animal husbandry.
The majority of my experience involves small animal nursing and reception duties. I enjoy working with our clients to give them a friendly and comfortable experience.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a CV or any further information.
Sibon Maillard, Melbourne (posted 28th August) Trainee Vet Nurse
My Name is Sibon Maillard, I am seeking a position in a vet nursing position so I can have a job that I am excited to wake up and go to work everyday, and a job that will compliment my tertiary education. I am located in Melbourne, Victoria, I am willing to travel around 40 km from Thornbury.
I currently study three subject of a Bachelors Degree in Animal and Veterinary Science, in order to attain my Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. I don't have many contact hours which will allow for time to dedicate to this role. I major in molecular and evolutionary genetics and animal health.
I am very interested in gaining experience in the industry that I am very passionate about and that I can use thoughout my degree and for the future. Any opportunity would not be wasted on me, i am very passionate about animal welfare and animal health, and i have a desire for continuing education.
Please note, I have my animal first aid certification, a diploma in Veterinary assistance, two degrees in PR and Communication and and i Volunteer at Guide dog Australia. Although I lack the hands on experience, i have the drive to learn and become very successful in the industry.
If you require any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me as I would be delighted to discuss my application.
Please contact me if you would like to view my cover letter and Resumè: email@example.com
Catherine, Perth (posted 24th August) Qualified Vet Nurse
My name is Catherine, I am 21 years old, and a qualified and registered veterinary nurse, graduated in 2013.
Currently I am bettering myself and my career by studying anaesthetic through Australian College of Veterinary Nursing.
My career goal is to become a surgical nurse with a diploma. I have an interest in surgical nursing and rehabilitation. I have worked with large animals for some time, but not in industry. All my industry experience is with small animals and pocket pets.
I am confident with clients, having most of my employment history revolving around customer service. I am comfortable working on reception with clients and answering phone calls. I have experience with in-house x-ray and ultrasound machines, as well as experience using IDEXX in-house pathology equipment. I am confident using the computer systems Vivid VPM and Vision VPM.
I am looking for full time work in Perth southern suburbs, possibly northern suburbs if it is close to the river. I can be contacted on my email: firstname.lastname@example.org for request of further information or
Emma, Northern Suburbs, Perth WA (posted 19th August) Qualified Vet Nurse
I'm 23 years old Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse. I hold a cert 4 in vet nursing and a cert 3 in animals studies and have 9 years of experience working with horses. Graduated end of 2014 from Polytechnic West and been working since March 2015 in a busy small animal hospital. I am looking at working in either a Equine or Small Animal Practice
I am seeking full time or part time employment in a clinic north of the river, in the northern suburbs, as I am currently travelling an hour and a half to my current employment. I am seeking work closer to home.
I am an enthusiastic and friendly person and I work well in a team or independently. I have a hands on approach to learning. I enjoy all areas of the clinic from reception to surgery and have experience in some admin duties as well. I work hard and give it my all. I am always ready to help a fellow team member out and love engaging with the clients and their pets.
I have had experience with digital xray, surgery, reception, admin, idexx machine (not much as clinic hasn't had it long), setting up IV, etc.
Please email me at email@example.com and I can send a resume through
Alana, Perth WA southern suburbs (posted 17th August) Experienced Vet Nurse, PART TIME
Hi my name is Alana, I am 28 years old and I live in Hamilton Hill. I have over 5 years of experience in veterinary nursing. I am currently on home duties with my first child who is now 6 months old and I am looking for part time employment two to three full days a week. I have not yet finished my certificate IV qualification but I would be willing to restart my studies if required.
Most of my experience was gained in Tasmania at the Ulverstone Veterinary Clinic in which I was employed from February 2010 until July 2014. My duties included; in house laboratory (IDEXX), assisting in surgery/anesthetics, reception RX works, cleaning, customer service, nutritional advice, animal restraint, administering of medication, IV catheters, blood collection, surgery preparation, radiology preparation/processing and general veterinary nursing duties.
My fiancé and I travelled the country from Tasmania to Perth via the East Coast and the Northern Territory. I was employed as a locum nurse at Parap Vet in Darwin from October 2014 until December 2014 and my duties included; reception RX works and general nursing duties.
I believe that I am a great team player, very easy to get along with, highly motivated, I work well under pressure and am always interested in learning new things. I hope you will consider me for a position in your clinic and would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you for an interview.Please contact me on my mobile 0448 978199 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy, Central / West Victoria (posted 14th August)
I started Vet Nursing in 1988 and have proceeded to work on and off for most of that time in various clinics in Vic,Tas and NSW. I am experienced in both large and small animal work and I at my best 'in the field' having accompanied many young vets out to sheep, cattle and goat calls. Having grown up on a farm I am well acquainted with many species however don't even think of asking me to handle a snake! I don't do reptiles.
I have not locumed for approx 3 years so would need to update my knowledge on the new drugs and any new procedures but I am a very fast learner and can work under pressure, in a emergency situation and without constant supervision. I have looked into obtaining my cert IV but cannot find the funds at the moment. I would love to do Canine and then Equine Myofunctional Therapy and work in the rehabilitation area.
I am currently hoping to do a concise grooming course which will tie in with the massage.
If your Clinic needs a 'Jack Of All Trades but Master Of None' (at the moment) give me a call or email. I am located in the Central/West of Victoria and own transport.
Cindy - 0417 386 313
Carli Bamber, Melbourne (posted 14th August) Locum VN UK trained
My name is Carli Bamber, I am an RVN from England with 8years experience (3years qualified).
I have experience working in a very busy, small animal, general practice as well as emergency and critical care.
I am very competent with all general nursing duties such as placing IV catheters, taking bloods, monitoring anaesthetics, assisting with diagnostic imaging and carrying out nurse consultations.
I am hard working, enthusiastic and always willing to learn new skills.
I am looking for full time casual employment in Melbourne and I am available from the beginning of November 2015.
If you would like to see my CV and references or have any questions please email me on email@example.com or call on 0474 325 115.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Carli Bamber RVN.
Grace Dunn, Brisbane, QLD (posted 13th August) Trainee Vet Nurse
My name is Grace and I am in my third year at university, studying Veterinary Technology. I have done placement with a few veterinary clinics and they have been more than happy with my work. I am a very kind, enthusiastic person. Currently I work as a waitress and a stable hand, as well as studying at university, so my time management skills are very good. I have also done some volunteer work at the Moreton cattle sale yards.
I am looking for part time work, as a receptionist or nurse, and with my current schedule, I am free everyday except some Friday mornings. I am looking to work in the Wynnum area, up to 40km travelling.
Please let me know if you would like to read my resume, or perhaps you may have a job that I would be suitable for. You won't be disappointed. You can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0488 276 315.
Lyn Mansfield, Norwest Sydney, NSW (posted 12th August) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
REFRESHED & REARIN’ TO GO!
I am a Certificate 4 Veterinary Nurse having graduated in 2011. I have been working in various clinics since February 2009. Having completed my certification and gained some clinical experience, I feel the time is right for me to step up and establish myself. I am happy to be considered for both full and part time positions.
My pre vet nursing employment history includes extensive customer service and office administration. I have had many years experience in all facets of office procedure including reception, customer service / sales support, accounts payable and receivable, stock control and small office management.
I came to vet nursing as a change in career, seeking the opportunity to work in a field to which I have long aspired. I am keen to further my studies in nursing with particular interest in both surgery and post operative rehabilitation.
If you are looking for a mature, level headed and keen new member for your team, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. I may be contacted at any time, on 0412 089 431 or email me on email@example.com.
Lisa Del Favero, Australia-wide (posted 11th August) Qualified Veterinary Nurse
17 Years experience Large and small animal.
Seeking employment in an energetic, friendly (Preferably Large and Small animal) practice from December 2015 in Australia.
I am currently working in South Africa and proceeding with the move back home to provide stability for my family.
Team work, unrivalled patient care and client satisfaction are the key to a great practice.With my years of experience I'd like to give an opportunity for such a practice to experience.To grow and prosper.
For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org. or whatsapp /SMS +27 7117 30995.
Louise, Hervey Bay & Surrounds, QLD (posted 10th August) Trainee Vet Nurse
I would like to be considered for any current or upcoming positions available in Hervey Bay QLD or within 45 minutes of Hervey Bay. I believe I am friendly, reliable and have a great passion for working for caring for animals. I also have excellent customer service and communication skills as I have worked in retail and customer service for the past five years. I have recently been doing work placement at a Vet Surgery which i thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the opportunities I was able to be included in whilst there.. Unfortunately I have had to put my study on hold whilst searching for paid employment at a Veterinary Surgery as it is now a requirement of 15 hours per week of paid employment.
I have listed below the duties I am confident with and have completed whilst doing my work placement. I can provide my resume as well as references from previous employers and the Veterinarian of where I have been doing work placement.
- Assist with surgery preparations by clipping and shaving fur or hair, swabbing skin, and administering and monitoring anaesthesia.
- Provide surgical support by handling instruments.
- Administer medication to animals under the direction of a veterinarian
- Maintain hygiene by cleaning and disinfecting animal cages, floors, benchtops, consulting rooms, waiting rooms and surgeries.
- Sterilise instruments, dressings and other equipment
- Maintain stock control of medicines, bandages, cotton wool, syringes and other equipment.
- Perform reception duties, including answering the telephone, making appointments, preparing accounts, accepting payments and writing receipts.
- Provide animal care information on nutrition, parasite control and behaviour.
- Record and maintain clinical and office records of animals attending the surgery.
- Assist with patient admission and discharge.
Sincerely, Louise Wright - email@example.com
Emma Fisk, Melbourne, VIC (posted 7th August) NZ Qualified Vet Nurse
Dear Vet clinics of Melbourne. I am seeking paid part time or full time work.
Hopefully on a permanent basis within Melbourne. I have completed my cert IV in vet nursing in NZ and moved here in 2014. At this time I am gaining experience in all areas of vet nursing by undertaking locum contracts. I hope to find something more permanent Work here in Vic.
I have great all round Floating vet nurse experience E.G running in house bloods, Autoclaving kits, processing lab results , preparing patients for surgery, Providing hospitalized care and post-surgical care, anaesthetic nursing, providing reception support duty's. I have strong customer service background and have also worked in a lab as a specimen receptionist. So my strengths are phone service and laboratory testing.
Currently I'm based in Richmond but can work anywhere in Victoria near public transport. Previous vet clinics have described me as an earnest hard working kiwi girl who loves to chat with customers.
Resume and referees available upon request.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
0490 092 253
Melissa, Geelong/Melbourne/Ballarat, VIC (posted 5th August) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Trainee Cert IV
Hello I'm seeking the opportunity to undertake voluntary work placement or a paid traineeship role within a small or mixed practice.
Currently studying certificate IV in veterinary nursing.
2014 saw me Completed certificate 3 in animal studies. Prior to this my certificate 2.
Some Experience with practical placements in the past aswell as running bloods and processing pro vet orders, sterilising kits and assisting vets with surgerys, running bloods. administration of medication, and monitoring of patients when I worked on a horse stud in the "in house" hospital
Currently I'm based in Geelong but would travel as far as Melbourne areas and also Ballarat areas. Anywhere around 2 hours away.
Keen, honest, reliable and willing to learn as much as I can. I still have heaps to learn and it's a great opportunity to train someone the way your clinic likes there nurses to work. Covered under training providers work cover while studying.
Please contact me if you have a spot available within a clinic.
Resume and references also available detailing current experience
Hope to hear from you soon
0419 716 168
Taylor Lamattina, Eltham & Surrounds, VIC (posted 5th August) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hi My name Is Taylor Lamattina from Eltham Melbourne and I am currently looking for a Traineeship job in Vet nursing so I'll be able to complete my Certificate IV in vet nursing.
I am currently finishing up my Certificate III In animal technology at Boxhill institute. From this course I have gained experience with working with needles and syringes and measuring up doses of medicine, as well as using anaesthetic machines, and some practice using surgical equipment. and of course handling animals, I have also done work experience at the RSPCA. Duties included cleaning with F10, animal handling, animal feeding, dog walking, vet checks and paper work. I am willing to travel long distances to get to work as I am a very committed person.
My phone number is : 0468 915 447
Hannah Jones, Cairns, QLD (posted 3rd August) UK Qualified Vet Nurse
Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
I am a UK qualified registered nurse with 5 years experience in veterinary including emergency and general practice. I have experience with taking emergency calls, triage, inpatient care and assisting with emergency procedures.
I also enjoy running successful nurse clinics and I am happy to carry out reception duties when required.
I am competent in a wide range of skills, and very confident in everything I do especially my job, I am self motivated person who is committed, energetic, practical, disciplined, patient, and hard working.
I am currently looking for locum/short term work around Cairns area but I am willing to travel within the state of Queensland.
I have a full UK driving license but currently no car.
Please feel free to contact me for my CV and references.
I look forward to hearing from you thanks.
0476 721 989
Rachel Van Kesteren, Melbourne West, VIC (posted 3rd August) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hi, 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;
- General reception duties, answering phone, attending to customer enquiries, managing accounts and bookings, providing service/ product advice and advice on basic animal care (eg. fleeing, worming, vaccinations, registration and desexing).
- Exercising, feeding and monitoring patients.
- Scrubbing cages and general cleaning.
- Prepping and assisting surgery (eg. autoclaving, making up instrumental kits and animal restraint).
I see workplace safety, animal welfare, infection control and customer service as priorities. 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;
Lea Fleming, Croydon South, VIC (posted 30th July) Trainee Vet Nurse
I am an enthusiastic individual seeking to break into a career as a Veterinary Nurse. My initial goal is to obtain a Part Time apron 15 hour weekly placement as a vet nurse trainee to gain knowledge and hands on experience to further support my passion for the care of animals in conjunction with the study criteria as set out in my currently enrolled course online Certificate IV of Vet Nursing.
Whilst my industry knowledge is low I believe I am a great candidate as I am a quick learner, self motivated, loyal and very passionate to seek a long term career as a Veterinary Nurse.
My passion for Vet Nursing arose along side working for a pet store along side as I was looking after my Jack Russell of 15 years who had developed a heart condition. Sharing a strong bond with my dog (Oscar) there was nothing more important in my world than to care for Oscar with the very best love and care enriching his days right through until his very last. My goal is to flood this passion through into a career utilising my upbeat, bubbly compassionate personality combining this with the necessary skills and experience to form a long and successful career as a Veterinary Nurse.
Upon request I am happy to supply my resume and am available upon short notice for an interview. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0433 387 656.
Rachael, Mooroolbark, VIC (posted 28th July) Experienced Vet Nurse
My names Rachael. 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 am also currently working Part-time in a clinic and have been for the last 4 months, I love working there and being part of the team. I am looking to gain another part-time position to fit along side that job.
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 currently studying my certificate 4 in veterinary nursing.
I have exceptional customer service skills, and understand the importance of providing customers with a good first impression. I also am very confident with my animal handling and veterinary nursing tasks.
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 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
Adrian Skidmore, Western Sydney, NSW (posted 28th July) Veterinary Nurse / Animal Attendant
Hi, I am Adrian, I am currently looking for employment as a veterinary nurse or animal attendant. I am available for full-time, part time or casual employment and can start immediately.
I have my certificate II in animal studies and also certificate IV in veterinary nursing, I am experienced in all aspects of vet nursing from reception duties to surgical procedures, applying catheters, blood sampling etc.
If you would like my CV and references I can be contacted via email: Adrian.email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
Krystal Walker, South Perth, WA (posted 27th July) Qualified & Experienced Veterinary Receptionist
My name is Krystal Walker and I am looking for a Fulltime Veterinary Receptionist role within the South of River area of Perth WA
I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse and practiced for nearly 8 years however I would prefer to be front of house
I am a happy go lucky kind of person who fits into a team very easily. I am keen to learn and to add extra experience onto what I already have.
I will be available as Monday 3rd August
It would be great to hear from anyone who would love to have a happy, keen person at the front of their clinic welcoming the pets and their owners with a smile
Contact Number – 0419 043 227 – Krystalwalker23@yahoo.com.au
Gemma Watkins, Darwin, NT (posted 27th July) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Veterinary nurse looking for work in Darwin area.
Available for part time, full time, receptionist, nursing, casual work or mentoring students (about to enrol on cert IV training and assessment 40110, I have similar UK qualification)
Available to start
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayley-Rose Coxhill, Eastern Melbourne, VIC (posted 27th July) Entry Level Vet Nurse, Receptionist or Animal Attendant
Hi my name is Hayley-Rose Coxhill, I am currently looking for Work Placement so that I am able to complete the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, which I have started at Box Hill Tafe.
I am always happy to volunteer my time and to be able to use my experience that I have learnt through my Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services.
I am currently expanding my skills by Volunteering at the RSPCA in Burwood and at the Blue Cross Animal Society of Victoria in Wonga Park. I am constantly expanding my skills and knowledge and would like to be able to use my knowledge in the work place.
The Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services taught me the practical skills and knowledge required to care for animals through feeding monitoring health and hygiene. I also gained essential communication skills, learn to provide information non products and services and followed the workplace OH&S procedures in an animal care environment.
Some of my skills include;
- Excellent communication skills
- Outstanding people skills
- Fast and efficient Learner
Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any positions available.
Phone no: 0429 444 585
Mel Ashby, Sydney, NSW (posted 23rd July) Trainee Vet Nurse
I’m an enthusiastic student who has almost finished my studies of Cert IV in Vet Nursing at Tafe, Ultimo (Sydney).
I am looking to challenge my growing skills in a professional nursing role, and would enjoy a work place that pushes me to do my best.
I have been working as a Vet Nurse on a volunteer basis at Balmain Vet Hospital, and as a receptionist at Figtree Veterinary Clinic in Lane Cove.
These roles, as well as continual study, have given me confidence in my Nursing duties. I am a quick learner, and work well with others in achieving a common goal.
Some of my strengths and skills include:
Excellent communication skills and phone manner
- Administering injections
- Restraint techniques
- Taking blood and urine
- Wide range of pathology
- Catheter placement
- Pre-operative and post-operative patient care
- Surgical set-up and assistance
- Routine dental scale and polish
If you would like a copy of my CV or have any questions about my experience, please feel free to contact me:
Mobile: 0409 579 271
Kateasha Chester, Maitland/Hunter Valley, NSW (posted 23rd July) Cert IV Vet Nurse
My name is Kateasha Chester and I have recently finished my certificate IV in veterinary nursing and am now looking for work.
I have spent the last 18 months working within a small, yet busy, clinic and would now like to further my knowledge and experience.
Prior to doing this course I have had extensive equine handling and have been within this environment my whole life. I broke in my horse and have trained a few to go into the show ring. I have rescued an emaciated pup who is now my own, rescued two cats from being inhumanly killed and also another rescued dog from a horrendous situation.
At the moment I am looking for part time or casual work around the Maitland/Hunter Valley, NSW area and am available to start now.
My resume outlines more of my qualities and training as a veterinary nurse and previous job skill that I have learnt.
I hope to hear from you soon.
0421 520 024
Rachel Lowry, Wollongong, NSW (posted 22nd July) UK Qualified Vet Nurse
I'm a UK qualified nurse with 14 years experience in small animals.
I have just relocated to Wollongong from Sydney and looking for work. I'm ideally looking for a permanent full time position but available for locum/casual work in the meantime.
If you would like to see my CV or have any questions please contact me on Rachellowry@hotmail.co.uk
Zoe Reeves, Romsey & Surrounds, VIC (posted 21st July) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Zoe Reeves, i am almost 21 and i am currently looking for part time or full time work as a entry level vet nurse. I am currently undertaking certificate IV in vet nursing through Open Colleges online and have 10 months remaining before finishing.
I have recently developed on my nursing skill by undertaking a 4 week theory and practical course and i am now able to the following;
- General clinic skills
- Animal handling and restraints
- Monitoring vital signs
- Drug dosage calculations
- Fluid rate calculations
- Subcutaneous injections
- Administration of medications
- Preventive medicine
- Post-operative care
- Preparation of surgical kits
- Preparation of surgical patient
- Set up and operation of anaesthetic machines and fluid pumps
- Anaesthetic monitoring
I am very flexible with working hours during the day and travel within reasonable distances.
I have a background in customer service, and a great passion for animals with a very keen attitude to learn, work as a team and become the best possible vet nurse i can be. I would love the opportunity to start my career as soon as possible while continuing my studies to become a qualified vet nurse.
Please feel free to contact me for any further information on
mobile: 0411 599 772
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Tamlyn Loria, Melbourne, VIC (posted 21st July) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Trainee Vet Nurse Position Needed- Melbourne
I have started my Cert4 in Vet Nursing at Box Hill Tafe.
As part of my studies I need to be working 15 hours a week in a vet clinic with a supervisor who will sign off on work completed.
To follow my passion for animals and complete my studies I am happy to volunteer my time for the experience and support so I can complete my studies.
I have great attention to detail with excellent people and animal skills. My educational background has prepared me, and is preparing me, for the role of a vet nurse. In particular, my Animal Studies Cert 2 and volunteer work in the Vet Clinic at the RSPCA has given me a solid background so that I can effectively perform the duties required. I am eager to contribute my enthusiasm and am willing and able to learn on the job.
Bethany Rutley, Brisbane, QLD (posted 21st July) Trainee Vet Nurse
My name is Bethany Rutley and I am fairly new to the Veterinary industry. I am looking for a position as a trainee Vet nurse for either weekend work or full time work within Brisbane.
What I can offer you:
- A great positive attitude towards my work, patients, clients and other staff every day.
- Great sense of humour and use of initiative followed by a great personality.
- The chance to teach someone how you want your vet nurses to be as I have a HUGE willingness to learn and achieve.
- Some clinical experience such as; Restraint, observations, pathology, setting up of theatre and X-rays, cleaning of kennels/runs, reception duties, daily/weekly cleaning jobs, knowledge of preventative medications, dispensing of prescribed medications, administration of subcutaneous medications under veterinary supervision, walking patients post surgery, unpacking deliveries and providing a positive experience to clients and their furry children.
- A professional attitude and appearance.
- Someone who is not afraid of getting on the floor to do her job.
0406 776 166
Alex Campbell, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, South Brisbane, QLD (posted 16th July) Entry Level Vet Nurse, Kennel Hand, Reception
My name Is Alex Campbell and I am 19 years old, I have just completed Certificate II in Animal Studies as of 11/06/14. I am looking to pursue my dream in working with animals. After completing my Certificate II in Animal Studies I am now currently Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing online through Open Colleges.
I am currently seeking work placement full-time, part-time, casual or locum work within a Veterinary Clinic in Gold Coast hinterland, South Brisbane or Tweed Heads NSW. This may be a kennel hand/receptionist or entry level vet nursing positions also would love to obtain a Traineeship for Vet Nursing.
In year 11, 2012, I started attending the Australian Industry Trade College. Within my time at the Australian Industry Trade College, I gained a variety of work experience from different Veterinary Clinic's these include: Mermaid Waters Veterinary Surgery, VetCall Burleigh, VetCall Ashmore, Reedy Creek Veterinary Clinic, GreenCross Vets Nerang and Southport.
I completed my Certificate II at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. I would love to gain more hands on experience to help my career progression. I have some experience with Native and Reptiles as well as I am very comfortable with Domestic Animals.
I am available any days of the week and am wiling to travel up to 1 hr to pursue my dream, I have a license and a reliable car.
Please contact me if you require my resume or have any questions.
Mobile: 0488 023 426
Alicia, Brisbane North, QLD (posted 16th July) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Alicia and I am 18 years old (19 in August), I am looking for a paid traineeship in veterinary nursing. I completed year 12 in 2013, I have completed Cert III in Companion Animal Studies (this involved my travelling and volunteering with the RSPCA weekly) & in May 2014 participated in 4 weeks of 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 Veterinary Nursing online & in May 2015 I gained a volunteer position giving me 15 hours a week of work within a vet clinic on the north side of Brisbane, I am thoroughly enjoying my time there but wish to obtain a traineeship so I can place all my focus on my course and completing my certificate. 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 a doggy daycare in the inner city area where I have worked since June 2014.
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. Please contact me by email on email@example.com.
Whitney Johns, North East Victoria (posted 14th July) Entry Level Vet Nurse
I am currently studying Certificate iv Veterinary Nursing and am seeking a clinic / hospital to undertake my practical placement (385 hours) with the possibility of ongoing employment.
Professionally, I worked in Human Resources for 7 years and hold multiple qualifications in this field and business management, however after recent travel and wildlife conservation volunteer programs, I am pursuing veterinary nursing as a new career path. I hold a Certificate iii Animal Studies and have completed 150 hours of placement, primarily within a clinic environment but also incorporating some on farm visits. As part of this placement I undertook the following tasks;
- General cleaning duties (floors, laundry, cages and runs)
- Exercising, feeding, handling/restraining (for x-rays, sedation, catheter placement, blood samples) and monitoring patients
- Assisting with pre and post surgery procedures (set up room & table, prepare and sterilise kits, cleaning)
- Anaesthesia monitoring, observation and administration (under supervision)
- Feline castration and canine dental procedures (under supervision)
- Administering vaccinations and other medications (subcutaneously)
Whilst currently residing in North East Victoria, I am happy to consider relocation to pursue this career. I am available from late August / start September and willing to work all days of the week, I have my own transport and a full manual drivers licence.I am very excited about this new career path and look forward to gaining the knowledge and experience your clinic has to offer. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of my resume.
Heather Harfoot, Melbourne, VIC (posted 14th July) Experienced & Qualified Vet Nurse
Cert IV veterinary nurse.
10 years experience in emergency and general practice. Vet link, rx works and CHS vet competent. Prefer work SE suburbs. Available short or long term.
Contact via email email@example.com
Sarah Holman, Darwin & Surrounds, NT (posted 14th July) Experienced & Qualified Vet Nurse
Cert IV Veterinary Nursing 2004 (AVT – WA)
9 years’ working Experience
Relocating from WA to Northern Territory, Greater Darwin area. Have been FIFO for the last 3 years
Experience with Small animals, Native & Exotic animal Nursing.
Confident around large animals worked with & kept horses for over 15years.
For any additional information please contact me.
0421 596 328
Helen, Perth, WA or Melbourne, VIC (posted 13th July) UK Qualified Vet Nurse
I am a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse from England with five years experience looking for work in Perth or Melbourne. I have worked in a first opinion practice, a hospital and also locumed for an out of hours provider which included working at a referral hospital. I am currently volunteering for a charity in Borneo running a trap neuter release programme which also provides treatment to sick and injured stray dogs and cats, my placement is due to finish in September 2015.
I have experience with sole charge out of hours work (VS on call), taking emergency calls, inpatient care and assisting with emergency procedures.
I enjoy running successful nurse clinics and I am happy to carry out reception duties when required.
I am competent in placing endotracheal tubes and intravenous catheters and also able to use a variety of monitoring equipment, such as pulse oximetry, ECG, capnograph and multiparameter monitors. I have experience in both digital and analog radiograph machines and processors. I am familiar with a wide range of anaesthetic circuits, including Humphrey ADE.
I have used a variety of Idexx laboratory analysers including: ProCyte, Catalyst, SNAPshot, Coag, LaserCyte, VetLab UA, VetStat, VetTest and VetAutoread Haematology.
I am looking to start either full time or part time employment from November 2015. I am happy to work week days, night duties and weekends. I can provide my resume and references on request, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashley Robson, Northern Brisbane/Sunshine Coast, QLD (posted 13th July) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Ashley Robson
I am currently seeking full time employment at a veterinary clinic located anywhere north of Brisbane city river or towards the sunshine coast region. I am nearly complete my cert IV in veterinary nursing, am currently employed at Veterinary Specialist Services for 2 1/2 years as a kennel hand/animal assistant and have learnt a vast amount of practical skills and knowledge. My experience includes:
- Continued patient assessment and monitoring
- Initial emergency response – tick, snake bite, HBC, toxicities, shock and seizuring
- Intravenous catheter placement and maintenance
- Fluid therapy administration and monitoring
- Male urinary catheter placement
- Nasal oxygen placement
- ET tube placement
- Pcv/Tp’s, blood glucose readings and pathology slide preparation
- Drug dosage calculations and administration IV, SQ, IM, PO
- Patient nutritional requirements
- Aseptic surgical preparation of the patient
- Instrumental and procedural preparation
- Surgical sterilisation procedures
- Radiography preparation and imaging
- Ultrasound preparation
- Patient discharge
- Wildlife supportive care and treatment of native Australian mammals and avian species
- Active participation in monthly Vet Nurse Meetings
- Continuing Education bi-monthly Vet Nurse Meetings
- Solely responsible for VSS colony cats – in practice bred colony of cats – rotated biannually.
I am very willing to move anywhere for the right job and am currently living in Elimbah. Please contact me by mobile or email if you believe I would be the person you are looking for.
Mobile: 0448 493 196
Looking forward to future opportunities
Lisa Lander, South Coast, NSW (posted 9th July) Experienced Locum Nurse
To All Vets and Nurses on the South Coast of NSW!
I am an experienced veterinary nurse, looking for locum work. I have over 20 years experience in both General Practice and Emergency Centre nursing, and I have also worked for several years for a veterinary specialist at Sydney University.
I have experience in all aspects of veterinary nursing from administration/practice management, assisting with surgery, triage, administering medications, picking up poo AND I make really good coffee !
Great references available, willing to travel and fill in for sick days, holidays, or any kind of leave.
Will travel anywhere from Berry to Batemans Bay.
I have excellent references available.
Please contact me if you need a locum, or would like to keep my CV on hand for future reference.
For further infomation please email: email@example.com
Emily, Melbourne, VIC (posted 6th July) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Emily
I am currently seeking employment within a clinic . I Moved to Melbourne from NZ recently, I have completed my CERT IV in veterinary nursing. I have worked in the Veterinary field for two years and have learnt a vast amount of skills. My experience as a Veterinary Nurse/ receptionist include but not limited to:
- General reception duties, answering phone, attending to customer inquiries, providing customer service/ product advice and advice on basic animal care eg. Flea and worming products vaccinations, registration.
- Exercising, feeding and monitoring of patients.
- Scrubbing cages and general cleaning.
- Prepping and assisting surgery eg. autoclaving, making up instrumental kits and animal restraint.
- Testing of bloods and carrying out urinalysis
- Developing of x-rays.
- Carrying out Nurse consults for vaccinations.
- Dispensing and administration of medication.
- Discharge of hospitalized patients.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for my resume/ references. I can't wait to start working with you !
I can be contacted via email on :
Rebecca Ladd, Blue Mountains, (posted 6th July) Entry Level Veterinary Nurse
Hello, my names is Rebecca and I am currently studying Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV, which I finish in March 2016. In 2011 I completed the Animal Studies Certificate II. I have also completed Certificate II in Business Services along with my HSC in 2012.
I am currently doing workplacement with a veterinary clinic 1 day a week since August 2014. Some of my duties include:
- General cleaning of the clinic
- Feeding and watering animals
- Cleaning cages
- Setting up cages/runs
- Administering vaccinations and medications.
- Assisting in preparing animals for surgery
- Monitoring surgeries
I am also a carer for Cat Lovers Rescue. I care for cats and kittens that have come from colonies, been found on the streets and from high-kill shelters. They are given the best possible care I can give them until they find their forever homes.
I have my manual drivers license, own transport and willing to travel. I am flexiable with hours and available to work Monday-Friday and weekends.
I can be contacted by email Rebecca_ladd94@hotmail.com, I am happy to send my resume and cover letter upon request.
Thank you for you time!
Joanne Barns, Inner West & South West Melbourne, VIC (posted 6th July) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
Qualified and experienced vet nurse of 20yrs, including emergency & critical care, specialist clinics and general practice.
Seeking part time, casual or locum work in the inner west, southwest of Melbourne.
Happy to provide resume and references if requested.
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile number 0434 629 199
Joanne Barns VN
Kim, Brisbane North & South, QLD (posted 6th July) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Kim. I am currently seeking part-time employment in a clinic that is offering a trainee nurse position, so that I can complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
I lived in Canada for the past two and a half years (2013-2015) where I worked at a Cat Clinic as a full-time veterinary assistant and receptionist. I enjoyed every moment of my time at the clinic, where I discovered that this is the industry I want to be in.
I gained various skills and knowledge, including but not limited to:
- reception duties (provide advice and education to clients, schedule appointments, weigh animals)
- cleaning kennels
- prepping and assisting in procedures and surgeries
- autoclaving surgical packs
- diabetic counselling
- at-home tutorials to clients for SQ fluids and injections
- medicate animals by IM, SQ and oral
- dispense medication
- take blood pressure readings
- ordering of medical supplies and inventory control
- take and process x-rays
- animal restraint
- process laboratory samples
- provide pre and post surgical home care instructions
- Certificate I in Animal Care completed
I have my own transportation and I am willing to travel. (North Brisbane and South Brisbane area).
I can be contacted by email email@example.com or by mobile on 0421 159 751.
Cover letter and resume can be sent upon request.
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