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.
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Piermario Bellottari, Sydney & surrounds, NSW (posted 13th October) Overseas Qualified Veterinarian seeking Vet Nurse role
My name is Piermario Bellottari, and I am a qualified veterinarian from Italy.
I graduated in 2007 from the University of Camerino, and I've passed the National Italian Examination for Veterinary Medicine 5 months later. After a 6 month period of internship at a number of clinics/hospitals, I worked in first aid and critical care at a few large and small veterinary establishments in Italy.
I am currently looking for a job as a veterinary nurse/veterinary assistant in Sydney
You can reach me on 0449 025 376 or by e-mail email@example.com. I am available to work for up to 20 hours per week.
I am able to send my resume upon request.
Jasmine, Central Coast/Newcastle, NSW (posted 11th October) Experienced Vet Nurse
My name is Jasmine. I have worked in the veterinary industry since 2014 both voluntarily and as a paid veterinary nurse, however I do not hold my certificate. My skills include reception duties, surgical nursing, general nursing, cleaning and I am very familiar with treating both tick and snake cases.
I am looking for part time or full time work around the Central coast and Newcastle regions. Please contact me on 0435 123 900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know I am great at what I do and I will definitely make you happy that you chose me! I look forward to hearing from you.
Lauren Dole, South Morang / Bundoora/ Melbourne & Surrounds, VIC (posted 10th October) Trainee Vet Nurse
My Name is Lauren and I have a bachelor of Biological Sciences with a Major in Zoology. I am currently studying at Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and am looking for a permanent full time position as a trainee Vet nurse around Melbourne. I have 3 years’ experience working in a Private zoo in the Macedon Ranges where I cared for over 2500 Australian native animals. I was involved in their day to day care, as well as transportation and giving presentations on the animals to large groups of adults and children. I have hand raised 7 joeys , 1 owl , 1 squirrel glider and have been involved in the home veterinary care of many animals which needed fluids , wound care , antibiotic injections and oral treatments.
After working in the zookeeping field for so long I became interested in the medical side of the animals welfare and began studying my cert IV. I was in charge of 8 staff on a locum basis and work well in a team environment. I Think well in my feet and am not easily panicked or flustered.
I am currently working with Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo’s as a 6 month zookeeping opportunity at Tree Roo Rescue and conservation centre in Malanda, Far North Queensland. I will be returning to the Melbourne area mid-December and hoping to start a-fresh in the Veterinary nurse world as I finish off my degree.
My Ideal goal would be to work in Rehabilitation and release of our beautiful native wildlife however any experience in the world of Veterinary nursing and clinical procedures in a goal for the short term.
Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me anytime. I am also more than happy to do skype interviews before I return to the Melbourne area if requested.
0403 631 440
Katherine Jordan, Sydney's Lower North Shore & Surrounds, NSW (posted 7th October) Trainee Part Time Vet Nurse
My name is Katherine Jordan and I am currently studying for my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am a mature age student, having spent the last 12 years working in Disability Support Roles.
I am keen to further my practical knowledge by gaining a permanent Part-time role (in order to accommodate my studies), preferably on the lower North Shore of Sydney, but am willing to travel if required. I am currently completing my first year and have had experience in General Veterinary Nursing, Anaesthesia Monitoring, Cannulation, Medication dosage and Administration, Radiology, Surgery and the use of the Smartflow Computer System. I have also had experience with Blood Draws, Blood Analysis, Urinalysis, Fine Needle Aspiration and preparation of slides for Microscopy. I was fortunate enough to gain experience, initially as a volunteer, and then with casual work, through a major Inner Sydney Veterinary Practice.
As a responsible pet owner of various large breed dogs, I am confident in my ability to handle and restrain all manner of animals that I may come across. My previous employment taught me the values of open communication, conflict resolution, the ability to remain calm under pressure and the ability to assess and prioritise tasks in an efficient and competent manner.
I am concurrently studying a short course in Non-Venomous Reptiles which is due for completion in November, 2016.
I'm hardworking, pro-active, keen to expand my knowledge, skills and experience and will always bring a positive and energetic attitude to the workplace. Ideally, I am looking for employment in a Multifaceted Veterinary Practice, but would also consider smaller Community Based Centres or Zoological Centres.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Zoie Harper, Perth (posted 5th October) UK trainee VN seeking short work experience
My name is Zoie Harper and i am currently at University studying Veterinary Nursing Science Bsc Honors degree. I live in Birmingham, England and i will be returning back to University shortly for my 4th and final year. I am planning to visit Perth, Australia for a minimum of 2 weeks in November 2017 at which point I would have graduated with my degree and will also be a Registered Veterinary Nurse. During my visit to Perth I would like have the opportunity to spend some time within a Veterinary Practice in order to gain further experience as i would love to emigrate over to Australia within the next 5 years as a Veterinary Nurse.
The reason for my ad is to see whether there was any possibility of me being able to join a team within a Veterinary Practice at any time during my visit. I would be extremely grateful as gaining work experience in a veterinary practice in Australia would be invaluable to me. I would not be expected to be paid during this time, but just to observe and lend a helping hand if at all needed. I will of course obtain the necessary working visa.
I will be staying in Ellenbrook, Perth so ideally would like to work within a Practice in this area or near to this area. I will be hiring a car whilst visiting and therefore would be happy to travel up to 30 miles from where I will be staying.
Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Williams, Sydney (posted 5th October) UK RVN
Hello, my name is Sarah Williams, I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse from the United Kingdom.
I am seeking locum work in Sydney, in both veterinary practice and veterinary industry work.
I am currently hold a working holiday visa, which expires in March 2017
I graduated in 2011 with a 1st class BSc degree in Veterinary Nursing, completing practical rotations in general, charity and referral practice. In 2015 I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education with a distinction
After graduating, I worked in a busy small animal general practice for 18 months in greater London before undertaking a role nursing in the Royal Veterinary College's referral teaching hospital. I worked in the Surgical and Neurology ward for over three years, providing gold standard care for our patients and supporting both student veterinary nurses and 5th year veterinary students in their practical rotations. On arrival to Australia, I undertook a four month contract at Melbourne University as the Surgery Coordinator, before moving to Perth to commence a two month role, also as a coordinator.
I have ridden and owned horses for over ten years, although I have only nursed my own horses after veterinary care, I am confident in handling and providing their basic care requirements.
I have nursed wildlife in Africa (one month) and have witnessed practice in America and am therefore used to fitting into a team quickly and working to their practice protocols.
I am a quick learner, a hard worker and will work well as part of a team or independently as required.
I will be staying centrally and would need to use public transport/ be within cycling distance, however, I am able to hire a car if necessary.
Please contact me at email@example.com / 0420 338995 for a CV and references Thank you for your time and consideration, Sarah Williams
Mich O'Connor, Melbourne (posted 5th October) Qualified Locum Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Mich and I live in Blackburn, Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. I am a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse with 20 years experience, proficient in all aspects of nursing and clinic work. Happy to do short or long term locums.
Please feel free to contact me for further information.
Ph: 0409 605 813Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal McLaughlan, South Perth WA (posted 4th October) Trainee Nurse Position/Receptionist Position
Hi, I am a 19-year-old student currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, looking for a traineeship or receptionist position in the Southern Suburbs of Perth. I am also willing to travel. I also have my Certificate's II and III in Animal Studies.
I have been volunteering at the Animal Protection Society Veterinary Clinic for two years now. Here I have gained lots of experience with cats and dogs, including restraining them for the veterinarian, giving injections SC and IM, assisting with surgeries and dental procedures, monitoring during and after surgery, admitting and discharging patients, setting up for surgeries, setting up fluid pumps, etc. I have also previously worked at a real estate as a property manager assistant. Here I gained lots of knowledge and skills with reception duties, including answering phones, customer service, filing and computer skills. I am now also completing work experience at Hilton Veterinary Hospital. I am gaining more knowledge and experience about different species and procedures at Hilton, especially wildlife as they receive a lot of patients from Native Ark.
I am able to work well in a team, but also independently and I am a very hard worker. I am able to provide references and am very willing to go on a trial based period.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information about me. Thank you for your consideration.
Mobile: 0400 662635
Jessica Woods, North lakes/Redcliffe, Nth Brisbane (posted 29th September) Vet Nurse
I have been nursing for 5 years now, being in various practices from GP to Specialist/Emergency and most currently Senior Nurse of a busy GP clinic. I am currently located in Western Sydney but will making the big change to move to the north side of Brisbane i.e North lakes/Redcliffe area. I am looking to start at the end of December.
I am competent in all aspect of nursing from reception, medicine, specialising in surgery, stock ordering, managing rosters, training of new staff.
For more information, resume or chat please contact me on either 0478 751 402 or email@example.com
Sarah Rogers, North Brisbane, (posted 26th September) Fulltime Trainee Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Hey my name is Sarah.
I am a honest, loyal, conscientious person who works hard and has a high attention to detail. I am flexible, quick to pick up new skills and I thrive in both team based and autonomous roles. I have an experienced background of customer service and administration.
I have had 3 years experience volunteering with RSPCA in their Animal Hospital, Animal Rescue Unit. Amongst this experience I gained animal handling / restraining skills, Sterilising, assisting with prep for surgery, admitting patience, product recommendation and assisting with wildlife.
I have completed a Cert 3 in Companion Animals and I am wanting to enrol in a Cert 2 Animal Studies or a Cert 4 Veterinary Nursing.
I am looking at starting a Permanent Full-time role as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMobile: 0404 630623
Samantha Long, Perth WA (posted 26th September) Qualified & Registered Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Sammy. I am a 29 year-old, fully qualified and registered veterinary nurse looking for a full-time, long term position in Perth. I am located in the East Victoria Park area, though I would be happy to travel for the right position. I have 3 ½ years experience in small animal practice with some administrative and managerial experience as well. I have only just relocated to Perth from Cairns and previous to this lived in Darwin.
My career objective is to obtain a position as a veterinary nurse where I can continue to grow and develop my knowledge and experience. I am well skilled in all aspects of the industry including reception, administration and surgery. I have excellent communication and organisational skills and manage my time exceptionally well. Though I would prefer full-time work I would be happy to consider casual or part time employment in a clinic that is well rounded, passionate about what they do and supportive of their staff.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information or for a cover letter, resume and/or reference letters.
Mobile: 0427 229204
Alicia, Newcastle & Surrounds, NSW (posted 13th September) Entry Level Vet Nurse/Receptionist/Animal Attendant
My name is Alicia, and i am a young Novocastrian, looking for a stable, hopefully long term Veterinary Nursing/Animal Attendant/Receptionist position in/around Newcastle. I am due to complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing by January 2017, after 2 years of experience in a local, reputable clinic (current). I have also had 12 weeks experience in Emergency Nursing at the Animal Referral and Emergency Clinic (Broadmedow), and 6 months at another local clinic (current).
I am a hard working, passionate learner - that any of my references would attest to. I, of course, would happily sit an unpaid trial in order to prove my abilities.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Tanya, SE Melbourne, Vic (posted 13th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Tanya, I am a 30-year-old student, located in South-East Melbourne, and have almost finished completing my Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing with the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing.
Certificate III covered the following topics:
- Animal Handling Techniques
- Workplace Health and Safety
- Sustainable Work Practices
- Nursing Patients
- Surgical Nursing
- Reception and Office
- Practical Infection Control
- Preventative Medications
Certificate III required I undertake 6 weeks of vet nurse experience in a clinic, showing my capabilities in these areas, which I have successfully completed at the following clinics:
- Greencross Kilsyth
- Dandenong Ranges Veterinary Clinic
- Monash Vet
I am eager to continue putting the skills and knowledge leant into practise in the workforce, to build on my experience and further learning, whilst completing the Certificate IV in veterinary nursing. I am passionate about animal welfare and am determined and dedicated to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible to become the best Veterinary Nurse I can possible be. I have completed the Hills Nutritional Advocacy Coarse online and have been issued with my certificate of successful completion. I have also enjoyed volunteering at The Animal Aid Coldstream in the Grooming Department I have also had 10 years’ experience in customer service as well as completing an Advanced Diploma in Sales and Marketing.
I am available full time, ready to start work as a vet nurse and begin my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I'm located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and willing to travel. I'm hardworking, pro-active, keen to expand my knowledge, skills and experience and will always bring a positive attitude to the workplace and have the best interests of the team and patients at heart! I also have my own car and references from the Industry. Feel free to contact me for my resume or to discuss any options.
0401 752 229
Sharnte, Sydney's North Shore & Surrounds, NSW (posted 12th September) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hi my name is Sharnte. l am looking for work in a clinic on the North Shore area and surround areas.
I have a Certificate ll in Animal Studies and l have almost completed my Certificate lV in Veterinary Nursing with only three subjects until completion.
I am looking for either full time or part time work as l can finish my studies online.
I have two years experience at the Animal Welfare League Veterinary Clinic, six months at the Animal Welfare League Kennels and six months at Pet Vets Petersham.
I have a love of all animals, both big and small, and have always want a career in the animal industry.
I am very hard working, honest, reliable, a fast learner, a team player and l am willing to further my studies and eager to lean as much as possible about the animal industry.
Please email: email@example.com if you have a position that may suit me.
Yaz, Gold Coast, QLD (posted 12th September) Registered & Experienced Vet Nurse/Receptionist
I am a registered Veterinary Nurse and have been working in this industry for over three years. I have gained experience in many aspects of veterinary nursing in Western Australia and Queensland.
I studied at Applied Vocational Training in Perth and achieved my Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing and was awarded ‘Special Achievement in the class’ at graduation. Whilst studying this course, I gained employment and have worked in general practice and in animal emergency and critical care.
I am looking for a part time Veterinary nurse/ receptionist position in a specialty clinic or general practice South Gold Coast, Central Gold Coast or Northern NSW.
For my resume, cover letter and further references please contact me on
0411 227 173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Bryce, Brisbane Region, QLD (posted 12th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hello, My name is Rachel. I am looking for a part-time job with a minimum 15 hours paid work in a clinic as a Vet Nurse. I would love to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and need a lovely clinic to give me a chance to do so. I live in Brisbane but have my licence and a car to travel.
I have completed Certificate II in Animal Studies through a school-based traineeship with Greencross. The traineeship was two days a week over the course of a year. In the traineeship I worked on reception with RX Works, monitoring during surgery, restrained animals whist being given needles or having other procedures done, run blood tests and of course a lot of cleaning. I have also recently graduated grade 12. I am available 7 days a week and any time of the day.
I’m hard working and not afraid of long hours. I work great in a team and individually, guaranteed with a smile. I have 4 years experience in customer service, so I am able to deal effectively with customers. Now I am looking to gain more nursing experience. I am easy going and a quick learner but my greatest asset is the empathy I have for animals. Im super keen to start nursing again, as nothing makes me happier. Please help me out by providing me an opportunity to strive forward in my dream career.
I can be contacted on my mobile 0424 969 486 or via email at email@example.com. I also have a resume and cover letter available if you are interested.
Amy, Perth, WA (posted 5th September) Experienced Vet Nurse
Let me introduce myself! I’m Amy and I am a registered veterinary nurse.
I am coming up to 10 years working within the veterinary industry. I have vast experience within various areas of veterinary nursing.
I started off my career in a busy general practice hospital and after many years deciding to take the plunge into emergency and critical care for the last three years. I also co-ordinated the canine blood bank within my current job for over a year.
I always carry myself in a friendly yet professional manner. I work well within a team and on my own.
I enjoy all areas of nursing but have a particular passion for:
- emergency nursing
- client communication
I am currently looking for part time/full time nursing work within Perth, Western Australia but also available for short term/long term locum nursing with Australia.
If you would like to find out more, please feel free to email me and I will happily provide you with my resume.
Mobile: 0430 556 482
Sarah Dart, Australia-Wide (posted 2nd September) UK Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
Hello, my name is Sarah and have recently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in the UK. I am now looking to pursue my career in Australia. I hold a Level 2 NVQ in animal care a Level 2 National Certificate for Veterinary Care assistants and have just completed my Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.
I have worked now within the animal industry for 13 years. I currently work in a referral practice in the UK and have been here for just over 4 years. I am now looking to broaden my horizons and try something new to advance my career.
I have good knowledge and understanding with the use of CT and MRI scanning as I currently work in the neurology department at Wear Referrals, UK. This also gives me the opportunity to work alongside and caring for neurological, surgical and ICU patients within the wards. I also have good knowledge and use of a variety of other equipment to include:
- Multi parameter monitors
- ECG Machines
- Pulse Oximetry
- Digital X-Ray
- Varity of Idexx Machines
I am currently looking for Veterinary Nursing positions in Australia. I would preferably like full time work in a referral or small animal practice. I would most defiantly consider any other positions available in mixed practices as I have worked in a mixed practice previously. During my career I have also worked covering all reception duties. I am happy to work, week days, nightshift and weekend shifts.
My intentions are to find work for the beginning of January but if the right position becomes available I would be happy to start earlier. I am able to provide Both my CV and references upon request. Thank you for taking the time to read my advert. I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky, East Perth, WA (posted 2nd September) UK Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
Hi, I am Becky. I'm a fully qualified UK veterinary nurse on a working holiday in Australia. I'm currently living in the East Perth area and looking for a locum position between the 13th of September and the 28th of October.
I qualified by degree route in 2010 and completed a masters in veterinary nursing in 2015 while working full time. I have mainly worked in referral hospitals undertaking a large array of duties including ward nursing, theatre nursing, sterilising, attending to clients and anaesthesia. I have spent five years specialising in internal medicine and approximately a year and a half in theatre nursing. Also a large amount of time coaching student vets and nurses.
I have worked in different environments and I am used to adapting to suit the needs of different practices and their clients. I am registered with the Western Australian Veterinary Board and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Sandy Ward, South Sydney & Surrounds, NSW (posted 1st September) Experienced & Qualified Locum Nurse
Hi, I am Sandy. I am a fully qualified veterinary nurse with experience. I am currently working part-time in a small mixed practice in rural N.S.W. I am also studying my Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at CSU. I am in my second year. I have worked in a busy Sydney clinic as well as a busy Sydney shelter.
I am looking for locum veterinary nursing positions from mid November 2016 to mid October 2017. I will be living in South Sydney but will consider other places too.
Please email me on: email@example.com if you would like my resume, or further details.
Angela, Melbourne East & Surrounds, VIC (posted 30th August) Trainee Vet Nurse/Receptionist/Animal Attendant
Hello, my name is Angela and I have always had a strong passion for animals as can be seen through out my previous voluntary work and previous employment.
I have extensive experience in working with animals. I have volunteered as a cattery attendant within Save-A-Dog Scheme in Glen Iris whereby my duties were including but not limited to; laundry, cleaning catteries, preparing food, grooming. socialising/playing with the cats and also liasing with other staff members and members of the public. In my spare time I also undertake house/pet sitting assignments and take care of people's pets which I thoroughly enjoy. I have also worked within the grooming industry for two and a half years and during that time I gained extensive experience in bathing, drying, brushing out, nail trimming and providing customer service.. I was previously employed as a Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist at Boronia Veterinary Clinic but I am now looking for a role within a smaller clinic which will allow me to thrive and reach my full potential. I am more than willing to work as a kennel hand/cattery attendant also.
I undertook a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Reception Skill Set) at Box Hill this year, which enabled me to gain a strong understanding of the veterinary nurse role and it also allowed me to have the opportunity to have hands on experience with a range of different animals within the school vet clinic. I would love the opportunity to work within a clinic whilst I complete the rest of my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I would prefer to work within a clinic which is located in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne but I am willing to travel further if the right opportunity presented itself. If you would like a copy of my CV or you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact me.
0433 740 480
Toner Chen, NSW-wide (posted 23rd August) Qualified Vet Nurse
Organized nature and personable attitude make me a great candidate for the position. I am a reliable, hardworking and honest fast learner. In addition, I am willing to experience new things with fast-paced environment and good work ethic. I am also a creative problem solver, and am adept at problem solving.
I have expertise in:
- Restraining animals well
- Bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling animals' coats, clipping their nails and cleaing their ears
- Inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animals cages and enclosures
- Transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual need
- Maintaing animals health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to veterinarins
- Dusting and spraying insecticides on animals and immersing them in insecticide baths, to control insect pests.
- Preparing the oral, and injectable medicine
- Blood collecting, IV catheter, Imaging &Biochemistry machines operated
- Before doing surgery, preparing surgery instrument and brushing in hands
Working at veterinary clinics and/or hospitals would allow me to implement my communication skills and initiative in a professional environment while taking care of animals under treatments, place animals at veterinary facilities, and assist veterinarians to perform procedures and surgeries. Please take a moment to review. I believe I have the qualifications you need and I look forward to hearing from you soon, thanks.
Free call at 0481 264 952 or by email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Whatley, Cairns & Queensland-wide (posted 23rd August) Experienced & qualified UK Nurse
I am a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse from the UK with six years experience looking for work in Cairns. Will also consider surrounding areas.
I have been working in Melbourne since October 2015, I locumed in a general practice and then spent 6 months working in a 24 hour emergency clinic. I have also previously volunteered for a TNR project in Borneo.
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 working from the middle of September 2016 onwards. I am happy to work week days, night duties and weekends. I can provide my resume and references on request, please contact me on email@example.com
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