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.

Catherine King, Melbourne, VIC (posted 18th December) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Catherine King and is currently living in Flemington, Melbourne Victoria and I am looking for a Entry level/ Trainee Vet Nurse position in order to study and I would be a valuable asset to your clinic. I am looking to pursue a career in veterinary nursing that will enhance my skills as I complete my certificate IV in veterinary nursing at NMIT next year.

I have recently completed and Passed my Certificate II in Animal Studies at NMIT. This was a 1 year intensive course with theory, Practical and surgical Modules.

Course included

I have completed a two-week work placement at the Frank Samway’s Veterinary Clinic and really enjoyed my time there. I relished the opportunity to learn and assist and feel that I have a good understanding of the clinic routines and procedures, as I am a quick learner. I have had one-week work placement with Flemington veterinary hospital and a placement at Collingwood children’s farm with farm animals.

While I am not yet fully qualified as veterinary nurse, I would love any opportunity to pursue my passion and allow me to get closer to my goal of working professionally with animals.

I believe I am a hard worker, easy to get on with and mature. As well as my clinical skills I have worked in retail for 2 years, and work well in customer service

I am looking for P/T F/T anything to get my career started and I can travel anywhere.

I can send through a Resume and Reference's it you like what you. Please contact me if you have any further questions.

My Email is
Contact number 0431 444 576

Thank you for reading and I Look Forward to your response!

Alicia Nunn, Brisbane, QLD (posted 18th December) Entry Level Vet Nurse 

As of January 2015 I will be commencing my certificate IV in veterinary nursing through TAFE QLD and so I am seeking a practice that will take me under their wing. 

I already have experience working with animals as I have volunteered for Bats QLD for eight years and assisted both the RSPCA and Animal Welfare League. Earlier this year I also completed a one-month intensive training course held by the Veterinary Nursing Training Institute on the ‘Foundations of Veterinary Nursing’ which involved assessment on theory, practical and surgical components. Completion of this course has allowed me to develop skills in many areas including: 

  1. Animal handling and restraint 
  2. Preparation and administration of drugs
  3. Surgical preparation and assistance
  4. Anaesthetic monitoring 
  5. Post operation care and check-ups 
  6. General housekeeping duties 

I also come from a fast paced customer service background where I have developed exceptional customer service and communication skills, that I would love to transfer into the veterinary industry. 

Please feel free to contact me at any time on 0435 389 237 or 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Linzi, Sydney, NSW (posted 17th December) Qualified Vet Nurse

I am looking for Full time / Part time or Locum position’s in the Sydney area. (Will travel interstate if needed) I have over 10 years experience in the animal industry and i’m a qualified Veterinary Nurse with a strong passion for exotic pets. I have good communication & organisational skills & my easy going nature allows me to comfortably liaise with the clientele and other team members.

I am competent in a wide range of nursing skills, including theatre management, surgical prep of patients, monitoring inpatients, administering medications, calculating drug doses, setting up and maintaining intravenous fluids, prophy dentals, grooming and reception. I am also able to take blood samples and place intravenous catheters as well as being competent at using lab equipment. In addition, I have a keen interest and experience with pocket pets.

Please contact me at if you wish to know more about my skills and qualifications. I hope you will find my accomplishments suitable for your position. 

Julie Scrimgeour, Australia - wide (posted 15th December) UK Qualified Vet Nurse Locum

I am UK qualified Veterinary Nurse looking for a locum position, Mid-January to the end of March 2015 and I have a working holiday visa allowing me to work in Australia. I am pretty flexible with the practice location, but preferably in Victoria, SA or WA.

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011 through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and in 2012 I received my certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species through the City and Guilds. From 2007 until 2013 I worked for a 12 vet mixed animal practice in Northern Ireland where I was involved in all aspects of nursing including reception work and exotics. In 2012 I became the head nurse and managed a team of 4 qualified nurses and 2 trainees. I am also a clinical coach and I worked closely with our trainee nurses ensuring they were given adequate support and training.  From Sept 2013 to Mar 2014 I was working as Head Nurse in Thailand for a small charity, where I managed the team of volunteer nurses and clinic assistants. From June to August 2014 I locumed for a 6 vet small animal practice in Cairns, Queensland where I was part of a team of 12 nurses.

Please contact me at with any queries and I can provide you with my CV and a list of references.

Maddy, Perth, WA (posted 15th December) Qualified Vet Nurse/Groomer


My name is Maddy and I am currently looking for a casual or part-time veterinary nursing, reception or pet grooming position, preferably close to Cockburn. I am available Monday to Friday with the possibility of being available some weekends. I have a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and a certificate in pet grooming.

As the first point of contact for several of my past job experiences, I understand the importance of excellent customer service. My strong work ethic leads me to getting tasks done swiftly and efficiently, and my ability to time manage and multitask ensures that I am capable of keeping up with various assignments. I am regularly praised on my outstanding communication skills and phone manner.

I believe that through my past experiences, I have demonstrated that I can quickly adapt to the work methods and routines of my employers, and am capable of working in a fast-paced environment. I am very outgoing and friendly and get along well with others. I am looking at getting a fresh start and would like to further strengthen my current skill sets as well as learn new skills. I believe I would be a valuable asset to any clinic.

Some of my skills include:

Resume available on request, please email

Kind regards, 

Amber Simeonidis, Gold Coast, QLD (posted 12th December) Experienced Vet Nurse

Hello, my name is Amber Simeonidis. I am currently working as a full time certificate ll veterinary nurse and have done so for approx 3 years now. Basically i am looking for something more out of the ordinary like emergency care, as the routine surgery and events do become a little unexciting. Id love to learn more and gain so much more knowledge as this is the career iv chosen,  love and do not plan on leaving. I have alot of knowledge and am capable in all areas. My duties include – Pre and post op, anaesthetics, cleaning duties, rx works, Blood work, Ordering, General filing and paper work, sterilization, x rays, handling and medicating, orthopaedic surgeries, blood collection and working out drug doses to name a few.

I am a keen learner and would love to expand on the knowledge i already have.

Jobs in the Gold Coast area please!

If you think i would fit into your practise please contact me on 0488 457 417 or email me on

Katie Howells, Melbourne, VIC (posted 12th December) Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Katie Howells currently living in Melbourne Victoria and I am looking for a Entry level/ Trainee Vet Nurse position in order to study my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and start my dream career!

I have recently just completed and Passed a course called Foundations in Veterinary Nursing with the Veterinary Nurse Training Institute. This was a 4 week intensive course with theory, Practical and surgical Modules.

Course included

I am also currently Volunteering at the RSPCA Burwood once a fortnight in the Veterinary Clinic. I have worked in the wards assisting nurse's with general duties and now have progressed to the prep area helping to clean prep areas the X-ray Room and Lab. I also scrub instruments, pack surgical kits and clean down theatres between surgeries.

I believe I am a hard worker , easy to get on with and mature. As well as my clinical skills I have worked in hospitality for over 6 years, so I know how to work with/for people too!

I am Looking for P/T F/T anything to get my career started and I am willing to drive.

I can send through a Resume and Reference's it you like what you see and please contact me if you have any further questions.

My Email is

Contact number 0406 032 253

Thank you for reading and I Look Forward to your response!

Erika Smith, Gold Goast, Sth Logan, QLD (posted 10th December) Experienced Vet Nurse

Hi, my name is Erika Smith, I am currently looking for a veterinary nursing position on the Gold Coast and south Logan area, anywhere from 2 to 5 days per week. I am half way through my certificate IV in veterinary nursing, I have successfully completed my certificate II in animal studies and have 3 years experience working in a small animal clinic. 

I can perform a large range of duties including, general cleaning and house keeping, animal handling, surgical prep and monitoring, reception duties and preparation and development of x-rays.

If you are interested in having me join your team please email me on and I will forward you a copy of my resume. I look forward to hearing from you.

Amelie Soukane, Melbourne, VIC (posted 9th December) Overseas Qualified Vet Seeking Nursing Position


My name is Amelie, I just graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Liege in Belgium and I arrived in Melbourne three months ago. 

I would like to work as a vet nurse in a position that would allow me to stay in the veterinary industry. I have experience working in both small and large veterinary hospitals since I had a lot of training during my 6 years of studies.

Here are some aspects of my background that could be an asset for your clinic:

I am hightly motivated, I like to be challenged and want to grow my skills and knowledge in animal care.  I am happy to work a variety of hours, including evenings and weekends if so required. I am reliable, a good team player and I can be very welcoming with customers and their animals.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me via or on 0466 916 382 at any time for further information.

I hope that you will be able to assist me with my query and thank you already in advance.

Best Regards,

Amelie Soukane.

Carli Bamber, Melbourne, VIC (posted 9th December) Overseas Qualified Locum Vet Nurse


My name is Carli Bamber, I am an RVN from England currently in Australia on a working holiday visa. I have 7 years experience (2 years qualified) in a very busy small animal practice in England and I am currently a casual nurse in a referral hospital in Victoria working in the ICU department. 

I am seeking employment in Melbourne from January-April 2015. 

I love emergency work but would also be keen to see how general practices in Australia run.

If you would like to see my CV or have any questions please contact me. or 0474 325 115.

Carli Bamber RVN 

Katherine Sidholm, Perth, WA (posted 9th December) Qualified Vet Nurse

Qualified Registered Vet Nurse Available (Cert IV). Perth.

Looking for full time (preferably) or part time work (Happy to take on casual/locum work over the holiday period). Available weekdays, weekends and nights if required.

Experience in all aspects of medical and surgical veterinary nursing. Also customer service and administration experience.

Cover letter and resume available on request.

I can be contacted by mobile - 0431 871 734 or email - 

Kind regards,
Katherine Sidhom

Madeleine Rasmussen, Melbourne Bayside & Eastern suburbs (posted 8th December) Trainee VN

My name is Madeleine Rasmussen and I have just moved from Brisbane, QLD to Melbourne to further my animal industry career.

I am a 2nd year Veterinary Technology student at the University of QLD (currently deferred) and have commenced a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing through Open Colleges. I wish to continue with my Vet Nursing course and gain employment in the animal industry, and will work as a trainee nurse, receptionist or kennel hand, able to start immediately on any sort of roster.

Along with my clinical work placement and field studies, I also have experience providing observation, basic grooming, care and treatment to small animals, wildlife and equines in the intensive care unit. I am able to able to carry out daily clinical routines, medical nursing routines and assist in the daily health care of animals. I have also assisted in patient restraint, physical examinations and owner education. 

With over eight years of retail experience I have honed my skills in customer service, meeting all sales targets and excelling at demonstrating initiative and building customer relationships. I am adept in administration and reception duties, and account reconciliation, and am confident in my abilities to contribute to any administrative duties required. 

Along with my poise, professionalism and personal work ethic I am able to work independently but also consider that team spirit, pride, trust and group integrity are particular strengths. I have the proven ability to prioritise and work in busy, fast-paced, multitasking environments. I have a strong passion to continue to work in the animal care industry and I would like to be considered for a position in which someone of my background could make a contribution. Thank you for considering me. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me on 0403 220 048, or at for a current resume & CV.

Monica, Gold Coast (posted 8th December) Trainee VN

Hello, My name is Monica, I am 37 years old and am currently doing my Cert IV in Vet Nursing. I am currently working also but am looking for work placement in a Vet surgery on the Gold Coast to complete my practical learning of the course. I am looking for one or two days a week unless paid work is available as I still have to work throughout my course. I have worked in hospitality and am very competent in handling and balancing of money and customer service and am a very quick learner! I am currently employed at a post office but animals are my passion and I would leave for paid work but would gladly accept unpaid work placement to fit into my work schedule. Please contact me about any spots available as I am very keen to start my hours and hands-on learning. Thank you,Monica

Ph: 0402 620 930

Hannah Kohlenberg, Blue Mountains, Sydney NSW (posted 3rd December) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is the Hannah Kohlenberg. I am looking for a Trainee Position as a Vet nurse. I’m currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges. Through my experience as a zoo keeper I became interested in the medical side of animal care, this has guided me towards studying to be a vet nurse. To complement my studies, I am looking for a veterinary practice in which I can gain  practical work experience and complete the 480 hours of placement that my studies require.

I have been working in the animal care industry for 7 years.  Whist studying for my Certificate II in Animal Studies I worked at a riding stable. During my Certificate III in Captive Animals, I completed a  placement at Featherdale Wildlife Park in Western Sydney. After completing my studies,  I continued to work at Featherdale Wildlife Park as a casual keeper. I am currently volunteering in the Animal Hospital at Taronga Zoo.

I have taken the initiative to further my knowledge base by travelling overseas to volunteer in animal care facilities.  I travelled to Thailand and volunteered in a Safari Park and an elephant rescue sanctuary. I also travelled South Africa and volunteered at Kevin Richardson’s Lion Sanctuary.

I am reliable, hard-working, keen to learn and enjoy a challenge. I am available to work early mornings, evenings, overnight, weekends and can start immediately. I am willing to travel for this opportunity.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0427 709038 or via, if you think that I sound like the type of person that would fit in well at your clinic, and make valuable contributions to it. I am happy to provide a CV and current referees on request.

Eosie Page, Sydney & Surrounds, NSW (posted 3rd December) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse

My name is Rosie Page and I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse from the UK. I have been working in first opinion small animal practices since 2007 and I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in February 2013. For the last year and a half I have worked as a locum in West London. 

I will be travelling to Australia in late January/early February 2015 and I am looking for work in Eastern Australia – Sydney would be ideal but I am open to other locations to see as much as I can of the country. I am looking for work in a locum role – length of assignment negotiable.

I work well either as an individual or as a team member and in my locum work I am particularly practised at getting up to speed with existing teams, large and small. 

My CV and references are available on request.

Please contact me via email:

Tyler Ronan, Brisbane North & Surrounds, QLD (posted 2nd December) Trainee Vet Nurse


My name is Tyler Ronan, I am currently searching for a position to get my career in veterinary nursing up and running.
In order for me to start my study of Certificate IV in vet Nursing I require a employer as I am searching for an employer for a traineeship, I require to be working 15 hours or more in a veterinary practice, performing a wide range of duties (& i would be studying with TAFE QLD).

I have a excellent knowledge of customer service and retail Industry. which I hope to prove and bring with me into the nursing field.

I am looking for a career for the future.

I am happy to do this experience within any type of veterinary clinic, I love all animals of every shape an size.( especially reptiles & domestic animals.) I have grown up with animals around me since i was a child and entering this field of work would be a dream come true.

I am located in Brisbane north I have my own transport & am willing to travel.

If you wish to see my CV, inquire something you can contact me via my Phone or Email.

I hope to hear from anyone interested. 

Tyler Ronan
Email :
Phone: 0431 873 187 

Crystal, Sydney, NSW (posted 2nd December) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse Seeking Sponsorship

I am a South African trained Vet nurse (Cert IV equivalent, similar to the UK training) looking to emigrate to Australia permanently. I qualified in 2008. I have worked in South Africa and the UK (Registered in the UK at the RCVS, Registered in South Africa at VNASA), and now Australia. I am hoping to find a regional clinic that can sponsor me (No salary restrictions) or an Emergency clinic to sponsor a 457 visa (salary restrictions) as close to Sydney as possible. If interested please contact me for my CV or any further information on:
Kind Regards

Sarah, Melbourne (posted 1st December) Trained Vet Nurse

My name is Sarah, I'm 38 and from Melbourne. 

If you are seeking a trained vet nurse / receptionist who is competent, loves a challenge and is a team player, then please read further -

My qualifications include:

At present, I am employed on a casual basis at a local veterinary clinic where I help manage the boarding facility and isolation room. I have also had experience volunteering at a local animal shelter in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne as well as other animal related events.
I am confident of my ability to combine my experience and all that I’ve learnt from my previous roles with my "chomping at the bit" desire to work in veterinary nursing!

I have acquired the following skills:

I would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss further any available position and the skills I can bring to your practice. 

I may be contacted on 0411 386 702 or via email -

Rebecca McMurran, Melbourne, VIC (posted 28th November) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse

Registered fully qualified Veterinary Nurse from the UK seeking work.

Will be in Melbourne on 8th December and available to work.

Qualified with the RVCS In 2007. Been working in the veterinary field for 13 years.

I've have experience in mixed, small, Locum, referral, volunteer and charity work.

Contact via email:

Karen Hunter, Melbourne, VIC (posted 28th November) Vet Nurse/Receptionist

My name is Karen and I am looking for a part-time position in a small animal or mixed small animal/equine practice. I am reliable, punctual and courteous, and have a strong work ethic. I have a kind and caring nature which I believe is a valuable asset when dealing with clients and their pets.

I have in-clinic hands-on experience obtained from the Veterinary Nurse Training Institute encompassing:

I have current ongoing vet clinic experience obtained in a volunteer capacity. I have small animal handling experience, and equine handling experience. I have over 15 years of reception experience as well as some dog grooming experience. I am currently one-third of the way through studying for my Cert III in Animal Studies (vet nursing stream) with The Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. I also have previous qualifications/work experience as an Animal Technician.

I am happy to work a variety of hours, including evenings. I am willing to work extra hours to cover colleagues who wish to take leave, and I am also happy to be part of a roster that covers weekend hours if so required. I can start work immediately. I live in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne and have my own reliable transport.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0409 233 381 or via at any time if you think I sound like the type of person that would fit well into your team-focussed clinic, and add value to your organisation. I am happy to provide a CV and current referees on request..

Jennifer, Sydney, NSW (posted 28th November) Qualified Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Jennifer and I am a currently employed Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse who will be relocating to Sydney in December 2014. I am looking preferably for a full time job but will consider part time or locum work. Please contact me via email or PH: 0477 555 137 for further information.

Ashleigh Dougherty, Brisbane South-East, QLD (posted 27th November) Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Ashleigh Dougherty, I possess a Certificate II in veterinary nursing.

In 2013 my motivation to work in the Veterinary Science field was highlighted by my completion of the certificate II in Veterinary Nursing. This certification was completed through Greencross Veterinary Practice Capalaba under the Animal Industries Resource Centre (AIRC). I would love to go on to complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing through AIRC, but in order for me to do so, I require employment in practice.

Although, I am passionate towards all animals, I specifically have a passion for avian science and have been breeding a range of parrots since 2010; I find birds an inquisitive and fascinating species where many people do not.

As part of my current studies I am completing a Diploma in Laboratory Technologies with a duel specialization in Pathology and Biochemistry, The course includes basic human and animal anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, disease status and diagnosis as well as chemistry and laboratory testing components. Even though not directly related to Veterinary Science it complements my previous Veterinary Nursing studies.

I have a bright, bubbly and energetic personality. I always try to be as enthusiastic, driven and confident as possible and pride myself on dressing and acting in a professional manner at all times. I fully believe I have the dedication and motivation that is required to be successful within this industry.

I'd love to hear from you if you are willing and able to support me during my current studies and endeavors please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Ashleigh Dougherty

Phone- 0435 533 087

Tarnikka Hutton, Brisbane North & Surrounds, QLD (posted 26th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse

Hi my name is Tarnikka Hutton, I am  currently in the process of completing my certificate IV in veterinary nursing. In order for me to continue to complete this course successfully I require some hands on experience in a veterinary clinic. 

I have excellent customer service and full of knowledge about animals and the animal products as I work in a well known Pet Store. I would like to expand my knowledge from veterinarian professionals to care and provide for our furry friends. 

I have had some previously experience in a veterinary clinic and know the basics on how to do most things; for example:

I require 480 hours of unpaid work experience. I am happy to do this work experience in a slow, fast or in between paced veterinary clinic. 

I am located Brisbane North, I have my  own transport and willing to travel. 

If you have any questions or like to see my CV, you can contact me via email or phone. 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Tarnikka Hutton
Phone: 0422 223 193

Nicole Clarkson, Melbourne East and South East, VIC (posted 25th November) Trainee Vet Nurse/Receptionist

My name is Nicole Clarkson and I am currently enrolled to complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. In order for me to become an exceptional vet nurse it is essential that I  get the opportunity to gain some invaluable hands-on, practical experience. I am extremely keen to acquire some regular work placement, within a veterinary clinic, so that I can observe and learn from qualified professionals.

As well as being a qualified, experienced receptionist, with a background in customer service, I have done some work experience at a local Veterinary Hospital, where I helped out on the front desk and attended to the animals. It was a very rewarding experience. Previously I have also volunteered as a dog handler at the RSPCA Million Paws walk. Now my goal is to be totally committed to developing my career in Veterinary Nursing, so that I can pursue my childhood dream of working with and taking care of animals.

I have a warm and friendly disposition and a ‘can do’ attitude. I have great organisational skills and enjoy working in a team environment as well as on my own. I am proficient with the computer, enjoy a challenge and work well under pressure. Punctuality is one of my attributes and I have a current driver’s licence as well as my own car so I am willing to travel. 

I would be available to work any shift across the week and weekends. If you are able to offer me a position please contact me and I will be happy to attend an interview or send you a copy of my CV.

Kind regards

Nicole Clarkson
Mobile: 0420 406 125

Lauren Williams, Melbourne & Surrounds, VIC or NSW (posted 25th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse

My Name is Lauren. I have completed my Certificate II and III Animal studies along with my Veterinary nursing electives.

I am currently completing Dog psychology and training online.

I have Enrolled to do my Certificate IV Veterinary nursing with Open colleges. I am looking for work placement in a vet clinic. I am happy to offer my time for your training and expertise. I have experience volunteering in animal shelters in Germany and Cyprus.

I also have experience liaising with customer via phone and email. I have recently start invoicing and following up with Payments for orders in my currently work place.

I am looking for a part - time role. at least 15-20 hours a week. This can be volunteering or paid.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for my resume.

Warmest Regards,

Lauren Williams
0449 896 118

Cecilia Navarro, Adelaide, SA (posted 25th November) 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 Specialization 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. I am nearing the completion of this certificate and 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. 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.

Rebecca Norris, Melbourne (posted 24th November) Entry level veterinary nurse/receptionist

Hi, If you are looking for a vet nurse to join your team that is passionate and likes a challenge please read on. I am 23, from Melbourne and would really love a job that captures my heart. 

Below is a list of skills I have obtained from having a Bachelor Science in Zoology from the University of Melbourne and completing a one month practical course with the Victorian Institute of Veterinary Nursing:

Currently, I work in customer service so understand the importance of building a strong relationship with clients. 

To start, it would be fabulous if I could work part time in order to build my nursing skills. In the future, I'm considering specialising in emergency nursing and critical care. 

If you think I would fit into your friendly workplace, please contact me on 0421 788116 or send an email to if you would like a copy of my CV. 

Taryn Hepburn, Wonthaggi area or South/East Gippsland (posted 24th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Taryn Hepburn. I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing with Open Colleges and I am in search of a clinic to gain relevant experience to aid my long term goal of becoming a veterinary nurse. As part of my course, I am required to complete 480 hours of placement in a veterinary clinic. I am currently seeking a clinic for work placement in or around Wonthaggi Victoria or South/East Gippsland.

My Genuine love for animals and animal care I feel make me a very trainable candidate.  I am a hard working, highly motivated, reliable employee who thrives under pressure, with a genuine passion for animals and providing a strong work ethic and commitment to my work. I work well in a team or alone without supervision, with outstanding communication skills and the ability to take direction.

I will be happy to provide my CV and any other additional information needed. Feel free to contact me any time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your time.
Taryn Hepburn
PH: 0431 458293

Shaina Adams, North Brisbane, QLD (posted 24th November) Part Time Trainee Vet Nurse

My name is Shaina and I am seeking voluntary or paid work within a veterinary clinic.  I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges, which requires me to undertake 480 hours of work placement.

I have an extensive background within customer service as a retail assistant, which has taught me the value of people skills.

I am passionate about working with animals and making a difference in their care and wellbeing.

I am based in Northern Brisbane, am willing to travel and have my own reliable transport.
I have flexible availability for either part-time, unpaid work or full-time, paid work.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact me. I can send my resume and references upon request.
Shaina Adams
0481 450 400

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) Trainee Vet Nurse

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 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 seeking placement for one day a week to complete my vet nursing course - 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. 

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

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: 

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), VIC (posted 23rd October) Locum Vet Nurse


My availability: I am seeking locum work in a veterinary clinic in January and February 2015. I have some availability leading up to Christmas 2014.

My experience: I am lucky enough to have been a vet nurse for 11 years now, , Cert IV Qualified with 11 years pracrtcal experience. 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


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