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.
Charlotte Russell, Sydney, NSW (posted 6th December) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse
Charlotte Russell BSc Hons RVN
I am a British Veterinary Nurse with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. I have over three years practical experience in a range of environments, including private clinics, charity and private hospitals, developing a particular interest in assisting within surgery.
I have spent the last year completing my dissertation while working as a Locum Nurse. My paper explored the similarities between human and canine Osteosarcoma, highlighting the need to employ treatment protocols from both medical fields to provide the highest level of care for our patients.
In addition to the dissertation, I also completed my elective module in Behaviour. This was a particularly useful module in regards to animal handing and being able to advise clients.
Working as a Locum Nurse has enabled an ability to quickly adapt to new environments, staff and responsibilities. These skills were useful when selected to work as a Locum within the Harmsworth Animal Hospital for the RSPCA. This was a challenging environment due to the very high work load, low qualified staff levels and large amount of cruelty cases.
I am available for locum work, but ideally would like to become apart of a team within an ongoing role, with the possibility of sponsorship. I can start immediately and I am based in the Sydney area.
Ashlea Quinlivan, Mornington Peninsula/SE Melbourne, VIC (posted 6th December) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Ashlea Quinlivan. I am 25 years of age and live on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
I am very eagerly seeking a full-time traineeship or entry level position as a veterinary nurse, preferably on the Mornington Peninsula, or South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.
I come from a solid background in reception, customer service and administration, having spent the last 7 years working full-time in these industries.
I am dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for every client/customer and although I have enjoyed my previous positions, my true passion and career aspiration is to spend my life working with and caring for animals.
I am a hardworking, enthusiastic person taking pride in my work. I enjoy a challenge and strive to achieve high quality results.
I would love nothing more than the opportunity to able to spend my life doing what I love most.
If you would like to view my resume or speak to me further, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively you can contact me on 0434-273-095.
Meagan Davies, Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Ipswich & surrounds, QLD (posted 5th December) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is meagan and I'm 28 years old, I come from a solid background in customer service and administration. I am hoping to be hired as a trainee (any entry level position) vet nurse, so I may have the opportunity to complete my formal certification whilst gaining vital hands on experience.
I pride myself on having a high attention to detail, an exceptional phone manner and a 'can do' attitude.
I have experience with animal handling and nutrition - dogs, cats, horses, mice and rats. I have also had the privilege of successfully breeding Pomeranians over the years. I am a keen horsewomen and am currently training in natural horsemanship and horse behaviour.
I am ready and dedicated to do what it takes in order to make my dream of becoming a vet nurse a reality.
Mob: 0402 427 278
Mikayla Just, Brisbane to Caboolture, QLD (posted 5th December) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hello, my name is Mikayla Just, I am 18 years of age and graduated year 12 in 2012 at St Columbans College in Caboolture.
Next year I want to be able to start my studies for the Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing, but to do so, I am required to be working 15 hours or more paid employment in a practice. Currently I have no experience in the animal industry but I am a quick learner and very dedicated.
I am very committed to fulfil my dream to become a Vet Nurse so any opportunity your practice can offer me would be greatly appreciated. Passion is what makes up for my lack of experience in the industry and i am passionate of what I want to be become.
While I was at school, I worked as a part time receptionist, which I believe can help me with any administration duties that are involved in the industry. I also worked as a casual sales assistant in Target and Ally Fashion. This opportunity had given me the confidence to speak well and fluently with clients/customers.
I am looking for work around Brisbane CBD to Caboolture, QLD and i am willing to do any work experience or volunteer work around the clinic to gain some more knowledge of the industry in hoping that it could lead to part-time or full time employment as a trainee Vet Nurse.
I have my own vehicle and have been driving for over 12 months, which gives me access to work weekends and public holidays.
0422 205 774
Leah Brewer, Brisbane, QLD (posted 5th December) Vet Nurse
Hi my name is Leah Brewer and I’m currently seeking a full time or part time position in a veterinary clinic in Brisbane.
Briefly, I am 20 years of age and for the last two years I have been volunteering as a Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist in a small animal clinic in NSW before deciding to do my certificate IV.
During this time I have dealt a wide range of skills including: Surgical Nursing (preparing patients, monitoring anaesthesia, surgical support, post operative care, etc). Assisting with radiography, ultrasound, dentals, etc. Administering medication under veterinarian direction. Caring for hospitalised animals (wound management, bandage support, medicating, feeding and exercising). Treating and caring for native wildlife including possums, birds, bats, lizards and turtles. Reception and record keeping using VetCare database. Advising owners on maintaining health and wellbeing of their pets. And more…
I have recently moved to QLD and would like to continue working in the Veterinary industry and complete my certificate IV, with the view to continuing onto the Diploma. I am available to work Mon – Fri and I am willing to work Saturdays if required.
I believe my excellent communication and interpersonal skills allow me to get along well with all levels of staff as well and clients and customers. Being a punctual and organised person I am able to work within a team as well as unsupervised and can effectively handle busy and pressured situations. My positive and enthusiastic approach to my work will ensure a professional and diligent performance at all times.
If you are interested in viewing my resume or would like to speak to me further, my email address is email@example.com, or alternatively you can contact me on 0420 228 159.
Courtney Jones, Brisbane CBD to Caboolture, QLD (posted 4th December) Trainee/Entry Level Nurse
Hello my name is Courtney Jones, I am 18 years of age and have just finished year 12 at St Pauls School.
I am looking to start my career as a Veterinary Nurse, I have applied through QTAC for the Certificate iv in Veterinary Nursing for 2014 at Grovely Tafe but ideally I would love to work in a practice while I am doing my study.
I have not received my OP results as yet but I am hopeful of a single digit OP. I am very committed of fulfilling my dream to become a Vet Nurse and would appreciate any opportunity that your practice can offer me, I am very hard working, reliable and honest and I am passionate about caring for animals. While at School I have worked part time in retail and hospitality so I am very confident dealing with the public. I am sure that I would be an asset to your practice.
I have my own vehicle and have been driving for over 12 months.
Please feel free to email or phone me with any questions or if you would like me to forward you my OP results and Higher School Certificate once received.
Kaila Ford, South-East Melbourne, VIC (posted 3rd December) Trainee/Entry Level Position
Hi my name is Kaila Ford, I am 20 years old and seeking an entry level/trainee position within a vet clinic in the south eastern suburbs on Melbourne.
It is my dream to become a vet nurse and use my passion for animals to do some good. I am a quick learner with an eagerness to absorb knowledge. I love to learn new things and thrive in an environment where I can do so.
Currently I have no experience in the animal industry as it is quite a competitive field and I have been unable to secure any work experience or volunteer work within a vet clinic. I hope however that this does not hold me back as I am dedicated in realising my dream. Currently I have a certificate II in business administration which I believe can help me with administrative duties that I may be asked to do.
What I lack in experience and knowledge I believe I make up for with passion and enthusiasm. I think it is important to love what you do and I know that being in the animal industry is what I'll love to do. I am reliable, personable and ready to start a career that I can continue to grow in.
I am preferably looking for work around the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne but alternatively am able to work within the Northern suburbs as well. I am willing to do volunteer work in a clinic to gain some experience, with the hope that I can one day soon gain employment as a trainee vet nurse. I am seeking part-time or full-time employment and am willing to work weekends and public holidays if this is what will get me the job.
If you feel you have a position available for me at your clinic, please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to send through a resume.
Jessica Szwaja, Melbourne, VIC (posted 2nd December) Entry Level
Hello, My name is Jessica Szwaja.
I am 22 years of age and I am currently seeking full time employment within the animal industry. My ultimate goal is to become a Vet Nurse. I live in Berwick, Victoria so I am looking for something relatively close, however I am happy to travel for the right position.
As I have previously been unsuccessful at securing work as a Veterinary Nurse due to my lack of experience, I am more than happy to begin in any position whether it be an animal attendant, receptionist, assistant groomer or something similar.
I have been volunteering at the RSPCA in Burwood East every second weekend in the Dog Kennels since June 2013, and I have recently been transferred to my preferred area which is in the Vet Clinic, as an assistant Vet Nurse.
Once I have gained relevant employment, I wish to begin my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing which will help me become successful in my chosen career.
I have 2-3 years of experience as a receptionist and in customer service so I have a large understanding of what it takes to provide customers with the highest level of care possible.
If you are seeking a hard working individual who is passionate, dedicated, positive and who has fantastic customer service skills then I would love to discuss with you further any position you may have available.
I am available during the week and on weekends and I also hold a valid drivers licence so I can easily transport myself to and from work.
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com if you require any further information and I will happily provide a copy of my resume.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Christine Robins, SE Melbourne, VIC (posted 2nd December) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hi my name is Christine Robins, I am seeking workplace training within a veterinary clinic in order to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. A requirement to do this is to have 15 hours paid work a week but I am happy to just get experience first. I have no previous experience, I am happy to learn grooming as well. I have certificate in horse racing.
I am looking for Full, part time, casual & volunteer employment, I am currently employed but I really want a career change. I am very eager and a quick learner. I am independent and I can work as a team. I am 100 % focused on trying to get in to this and change careers.
Thanks for taking the time to read my as and please do not hesitate to contact me for my Résumé.
My contact details are: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 0410029513
Lorri, Perth, WA (posted 27th November) Experienced and Qualified Vet Nurse
My name is Lorri. I am a qualified Cert IV vet nurse with 6 years experience in a small animal practice, looking for a part time or casual position in a clinic SOR in Perth. I am looking to return to work after taking a year off with my new son and can commit to 3 days per week. I can also do some weekend work if required. I was previously employed as a senior nurse at a busy vet hospital, exposing me to a dynamic range of nursing responsibilities. I am very much looking forward to returning to the vet industry and working as part of a team.
If you are interested in viewing my resume or would like to speak to me further, my email address is email@example.com, alternatively you can call me on 0432 108797.
Nik, Sydney, NSW (posted 26th November) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
I am a qualified Cert IV vet nurse with 4 years experience in a small animal clinic. I am looking for a full time or part time position. I enjoy my job & like to be busy, my can do attitude allows me to easily work in a team environment. I have good communication & organizational skills that allow me to comfortably liaise with the clientele.
My experience includes
- Subcutaneous injections, intravenous injections
- Setting up and running IV fluids
- Dentals/ultrasonic scaling
- Monitoring anaesthesia & post-operative recovery
- Animal restraint for examinations
- Stock control & ordering
- Reception duties & client advice
- Surgical instrument cleaning, sterilizing & maintenance
- Admission & discharge of hospitalized patients
- Blood sampling
If you have a position that I may be suitable for, or require any further information, please contact me at
Clare, Melbourne (posted 26th November) Experienced Veterinary Nurse
My name is Clare and I am seeking casual/ part time or full time vet nurse work. I live in regional Victoria but I am happy to work in Melbourne and surrounds.
I have over 5 years experience working within the animal industry and 2 and 1/2 years as a vet nurse. Within my time working as a vet nurse I gained all types of vet nursing skills. I am looking to get back into the animal industry as I have not been working for about 12 months.
I am not qualified however I am willing to undertake Cert 4 if required as I was previously enrolled and studying this. I am also happy to undertake a traineeship.
I am a happy person with a bubbly attitude and great personality and sense of humor and can't wait to get back in the animal industry.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to send my CV.
Melissa Kane, Capricorn Coast/Rockhampton/Yeppoon, QLD (posted 19th November) Experienced Vet Nurse
Vet Nurse with 7 years experience. New Zealand qualified with Cert IV equivalent. Currently first year Vet Student at UQ looking for locum/part time/casual/full time work within the animal industry over the summer holidays. Available now. Looking to keep my clinical skills sharp while studying. Will consider any area/type of work. Enjoy woking in a team and with a wide range of people. Please contact me for a copy of my resume. I look forward to hearing from you.
Melissa Kane 0403049801
Jessica Newton, Melbourne, VIC (posted 14th November) Trainee Vet Nurse/Groomer
Hi, my name is Jessica Newton I am seeking to obtain employment with a clinic that wants a hard working, motivated individual to become part of their team. I’m a results-focused, quality-driven professional with a strong work ethic and dedication to organizational goals.
Last year I completed Certificate IV in Companion Animals Services at Box Hill Institute; including my elective stream in Grooming - which included work experience at Animal Aid.
In 2011, I also studied Certificate II in Animal Studies with Victoria University and The RSPCA. Whilst doing that course I completed work experience at the RSPCA.
Since then I have found employment as a groomer and am currently a dedicated volunteer at the RSPCA, twice a week - helping out in their kennels and grooming department. I have learnt how to interact with all sorts of people and manage different animals.
Through these opportunities I have learnt how to interact with all sorts of people and animals. I am also extremely confident using computers and have been using them for years.
I’m enthusiastic, friendly and patient, which I believe are key qualities in providing good customer service.
I have a great interest in working in a veterinary clinic, as I believe working at a veterinary clinic would allow me to do something I really enjoy, thus I’d be very motivated to do the best job I can.
If you would like to contact me I can be reached via email. And I am happy to send my resume upon request. Thank you.
Jennifer Cowan, Melbourne, VIC (posted 14th November) UK Qualified Locum Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Jenni and I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse from Scotland. I have been qualified for over 6 years and am looking for locum work from March 2014.
I have worked in a variety of positions from hospital, first opinion practice and mixed practice. I am currently locuming at a small animal specialist hospital 'North Shore Vet Hospital.' At North Shore I have been working with a variety of small animals and wildlife. I have been involved in fascinating cases and absorbing every moment of it.
I am confident in all aspects of nursing and am not afraid of hard work. I am a highly motivated person which can adapt to most areas and have great multi tasking skills. I really take pride in what nurses can achieve.
I have also volunteered in multiple areas around the world with endangered animals. This has increased my broad range of nursing skills and has given me a better understanding of animals.
My plan is to travel all around Australia beginning with New South Wales. Then heading to Western Australia but always open to other options along the way!
Thank you for reading my post and look forward to your email.
References available on request
Sebastian, Sydney, NSW (posted 12th November) Pet Groomer
Hi, my name is Sebastion and I have 27.5 yrs experience in all aspects of cat and dog grooming.
I have also previously worked in or owned pet store, grooming salon, mobile grooming trailer, boarding kennels and veterinary clinics.
I have experience with Rx works, Vetlink and Cornerstone.
I have also assisted veterinary and nursing staff with minor procedures.
Previously I have also bred and/or exhibited dogs, poultry and rabbits. I currently owner operate Boing Bunny Boarding from home, however this does not interfere with my working away from home.
I am available 2 - 3 days per week, negotiable.
For further details and a copy of my resume please email email@example.com or phone 0424 657 979.
Fully licensed with reliable vehicle.
Mell Lyttle, Adelaide, SA (posted 12th November) Experienced Vet Nurse
9 years experience working as a small animal veterinary nurse. Confident and capable in all aspects of veterinary nursing including reception duties, nurse consults, treatment of hospitalised patients, pathology, vaccination proticols, emergency and critical care , isolation protocols, surgical nursing including inducing anaesthetic, intubation, cat castrations, dental scale and polish etc. Friendly and knowledgeable staff member happy to work individually or as part of a team. Experienced using vet map, cornerstone and rx works. Extremely fast learner. Currently doing locum shifts around Adelaide and pet grooming from home. Ready to start ASAP can fill in for holidays, sick days etc available at short notice.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0459 963 038.
Amanda Barker, North Brisbane, QLD (posted 12th November) Part Time Vet Nurse
Qualifications: 10+ years as a full time time nurse Cert IV qualification I live on the Northside of Brisbane and am currently available Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
I am fully trained in RX works and vetcare computer systems. In-house idexx blood machines.
I have Gold standard surgical skills and am proficient and friendly in dealing with clients.
I have been a senior nurse in a a large, small animal practice for the past 7 years, and am completely competent in all aspects of veterinary nursing and nursing/practice management.
I was recognised for my efforts in veterinary nursing by winning the Provet Qld Vet Nurse of the year 2011.
My contact details are 0414 876 090 or email: email@example.com
Christina McMahon, North Brisbane/West of Caboolture, QLD (posted 12th November) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
Hi my name is Christina McMahon, I am a qualified certificate iv vet nurse with over four years experience in a mixed practice. I have had the last year off spending time with my new son but am now ready to return to full or part time employment.
I have experience in
- patient admittance and discharge,
- anaesthesia monitoring
- inpatient monitoring and care,
- admin of medications,
- surgery prep and assistance,
- practice management,
- staff training,
- drug and stock ordering,
- stock take,
- clinic cleaning,
- all aspects of reception duties,
- sample collection and processing both inhouse and idexx.
- nutrition advice
I am searching for a position on the northside of Brisbane and west of Caboolture and beyond as I live in Kilcoy.
Thank you for taking the time to read my ad, if you have any questions please contact me on
Natasha Banville, Cairns, Sunshine Coast or Sydney (posted 11th November) Qualified VN
I am an Australian qualified and internationally experienced Veterinary Nurse returning to Australia. My name is Natasha and I am 27 and have been working in practice since 2008. I have been living and working as a Locum QVN in the United Kingdom since May 2012. I recently worked in a start up animal shelter in Azerbaijan in 2013.
I trained in a wildlife and zoological veterinary practice and have predominantly worked in emergency animal hospitals. I have fulfilled all areas of practice nursing roles from reception, dispensary, OOH emergency, ICU and surgical nursing.
I have experience in digital radiography, ultrasound, IDEXX laboratory duties as well as surgical nursing duties of both domestic and exotic species. I have a prior background in captive animal management and have interest in client education and animal behaviour. I am very competent in nursing duties such as cannula placement, anaesthesia monitoring, fluid therapy and Intensive care patient rehabilitation.
I am flexible in location of work and am interested in employment in the Cairns region, Sunshine Coast region and or Sydney. I am currently very flexible in where I will relocate to from London, UK, so with the right job on offer, I can come to you!
If you would like to see my C.V or think I would fit in well at your practice you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I can provide further contact information through email.
Elishia Pullen, Newcastle, NSW (posted 11th November) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hi my name Elishia Pullen. I am seeking workplace training within a Veterinary Clinic in order to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. As a requirement, I am to complete workplace training within a Veterinary Clinic. I completed Certificate II in Animal Studies at Kurri Kurri Tafe NSW. I am enrolling to do my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Kurri Kurri Tafe in 2014. I have experience in Animal handling, Maintaining the overall hygiene of the practice, including surgical areas and equipment, Monitoring of Anaesthic during surgery, Undertaking general nursing tasks, including pre and post-operative care, Assisting in euthanasia's , Delivering outstanding client care to all patients and owners, Participating as an enthusiastic team member with a positive ‘go-getter’ attitude and Veterinary Reception.
I am looking for full, part time, casual & volunteer employment and I would be available anytime/day with an immediate start as I am currently unemployed. I am a very eager and fast learner with a strong initiative and believe I can take on any role.
Thank you for taking the time to read my ad and please do not hesitate to contact me for my full Résumé.
My contact details are as follows:
Mobile: 0448 228846
Melanie Gordon, Perth (posted 11th November) Qualified VN
I completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in December 2011. I was working full time at a small animal clinic in Perth from May 2012 until October 2013.
I have gained experience in reception, surgical and clinical nursing. Some of my duties included; monitoring animal during and after anaesthetic. Assisting the Veterinarian with surgical procedures. Calculated doses and administered various medications. Taking x-rays and processing them through a manual processer and on a digital x-ray machine. Assisting clients with their inquiries.
I am available for immediate start. I would prefer full time hours and am available to work weekends.
I am living roughly 20 minutes North of the CBD so I would prefer something relatively close, but I don't mind having to travel.
My contact details are - Mobile: 0411 379 639, E-mail: email@example.com
Jodie Melbom, Logan/ South Brisbane, QLD (posted 7th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hello my name is Jodie Melbom, I am 23 years of age and am extremely passionate about working with animals. I am an honest, hard worker with a confident personality and great communication skills. I am a fast learner and have the ability to work independently or as a team member.
I have recently completed Certificate II in Animal Studies at Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe, 2011, in which I have learnt the fundamentals of health care, hygiene routines, products and services, as well as working in the animal industry. I have applied my skills to real life experiences whilst volunteering at the Animal Welfare League Queensland where I have improved and gained many hands on skills. Currently I am seeking employment in a Vet Clinic for a Veterinary Nurse position/trainee, as I wish to undertake a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am an enthusiastic and diligent worker and am excited about learning the techniques and qualifications involved in the Veterinary Industry.
I am willing to work anytime throughout the week and weekends as I am extremely passionate about this industry. I am located in Logan, QLD and am available to work anywhere from the Gold Coast to Brisbane areas, even the Redlands area. I have an open driver’s license with a reliable car and am willing to travel. I would love the opportunity to launch my career in this industry and believe I have the necessary skills and attitude to become a valued member of your team. I would very much appreciate any position you may have available, and am looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Please contact me on 0434 976 692 or Jodiemelbom@gmail.com
Emma, Yarra Ranges, VIC (posted 5th December) Part Time Vet Nurse
Hi, I am seeking a part time vet nurse position around the eastern/ southeastern suburbs of Melbourne. I am currently employed as a veterinary nurse part time and would like to increase this to full time hours. I have just submitted my Certificate III in Animal Studies and about to commence my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am a fast learner who is continually increasing my knowledge base in all facets of veterinary nursing.
Industry knowledge & experience includes:
Anaesthetic monitoring, medicating patients, triaging patients, xray processing, processing blood and urine samples, running faecal floats, assisting vets as required, reception, stock control, hospital and surgical nursing and cleaning! I am familiar with CHS Vet, RX Works and Cornerstone programs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me on either firstname.lastname@example.org or 0405 057 220.
Tania, Greenbank area, Qld (posted 5th November) Experienced Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Tania I am an experienced, mature Vet Nurse, seeking part time or casual work within 20 minutes drive from Greenbank QLD.
I hold a certificate 3 in vet nursing and have 16yrs of experience in small animal practice as a vet nurse. I also have a talent for dog and cat grooming in which for the last 6 yrs have run my own business from home on the side of my nursing
My experience includes:
- Inpatient care
- Surgery preparation
- Dental scale and polish
- Reception work
- Advanced dog and cat grooming
- Lab work - using vetscan
- Cleaning & sterilization of equipment
- Blood sampling
- Placement of IV catheters
And many more skills
I believe I am the right person for the job because I am reliable; I am friendly, love helping my fellow staff, punctual and dedicated. I am a very fast learner and always looking to broaden my skills. I am passionate about all animals.
I have great computer skills; I am easily adapted to new computer programs, great customer service skills and invoicing skills.
I can be contacted via email email@example.com and my resume and cover letter can be sent via request. I can also be contacted on 0424 533 888.
Sarah Drakatos, South Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne (posted 4th November) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Sarah, I am 23 years old and looking for an entry level position into the animal industry.
I currently work as a dispensary technician so I have the responsibility of handling medication.
I have experience in customer service as prior to this I worked in retail.
My goal is to become a veterinary nurse but I am happy to start from the bottom up, I am keen to study certificate IV veterinary nursing but aware I need 15hrs paid employment prior to doing so.
I have experience handling small domestic cats, dogs and birds. I am very comfortable handling all animals.
Ideally I would like to work in South Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne in a full time position.
Please feel free to email me at SLD_90@hotmail.com and I will be more than happy to supply a resume.
Ceri Thomas, Sydney, NSW (posted 4th November) Overseas Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
My name is Ceri Thomas, I am 28, and from Wales, UK.
I am a Royal Collage of Veterinary Surgeon registered veterinary nurse, I have been qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2008 and have been working in practice ever since.
I trained in a small veterinary practice in south wales, UK. I have also worked in a RCVS tier 3 hospital during my time here I worked a combination of night shifts as well as days and weekends I carried out nurse clinics, monitoring of anaesthesia, inpatient round , reception work a bit of everything really.
My interests are in behaviour and I enjoy clinics and educating clients on the best ways to look after their pets best. I enjoy lab work and radiography. I believe that I always give my best and that i give very good care to all patients in my care.
I currently work as a locum veterinary nurse and have plans to come out to Australia at the beginning of march, starting my adventures in Sydney, I would like to find work placements so I can learn more about my role as a veterinary nurse to expand my knowledge.
If you would like to see my C.V or think I would fit in well at your practice you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisa Woodgate, Gold Coast region, QLD (posted 4th Novemeber) Experienced Nurse
Permanent Full/Part Time
Seeking permanent employment with an extraordinary veterinary team within the Gold Coast region:
I'm a passionate, experienced (~9yrs) NZ Certified Veterinary Nurse. Looking at advancing to the next stage of my Nursing Career. I am looking to join a practice which is also passionate about this industry & prides itself in offering outstanding service to its clients.
My industry knowledge & experience consists of but is not limited to:
Hospital & Surgical Nursing, Anaesthetics, Scrubbed in Surgical Assistant, Radiology, Chemotherapy, IVFT & Catheter Placement, Taking & Processing Blood/Urine Samples, Minor Dentistry, Anal Gland Expression, Assisting Vets as needed, CPCR, Critical Care, Medicating Patients, Implementing Protocols & Procedures, Organising Daily Procedure, Reception, Stock Control, Nurse Consulting, Communicating with Owners regarding inpatients. I am familiar with multiple Vet program's inc. Rx Works.
My passion for the Veterinary industry has only grown over the previous 9yrs & I am determine to make a difference in this profession. I have a passion towards teaching the younger/new to industry nurses as well as continuing my own personal career development.
I am currently employed on a casual part time basis but am looking for a more permanent/secure position that I can step up into and become a mentor to my colleagues, available to commence at short notice.
Please don't hesitate to call/email me for additional information of my clinical experiences and references.
Kyla Mackey, Condell Park, NSW (posted 1st November) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hello my name is Kyla Mackey and I seek a position in a mixed animal practice that will utilize my skills in the animal industry including examinations and surgery, and inspecting animals with the goal of fostering improved pet care and preventative medicine also performing all aspects of humane animal care duties to ensure animal safety and wellbeing and provide quality customer service by providing the public with assistance and accurate information regarding Animal Services policies, programs and procedures.
I am currently undertaking studies in Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and have one year left in being completed in my Certificate IV studies.
I have been undertaking work placement at Fairford Road Animal Hospital, Bankstown every Tuesday since the 6th of October 2012 where I assist the vet nurses, clean cages, assisting in euthanasia of animals, assist in surgery, walk the dogs, weighing of animals, grooming of animals, booking appointments, taking payments, admitting and discharging patients, preparing patients for surgery, handling client enquires (phone based and face to face), cleaning of patients in isolation, mopping and cleaning of consult rooms and waiting room, re stocking x-rays, providing antibiotics to patients through subcutaneous injections, etc.
I have also worked at Kizma Rabbits, and consisted of cleaning rabbit cages, feeding and watering of rabbits, providing medication, vacuuming and mopping floors, feeding chickens, goats, cats and also dogs, handling client enquires, arranging pick up and drop off times and extensive customer service.
I am also able to bring with me great customer service skills through 7 years of retail employment.
I'm punctual, hardworking, friendly, proactive, extremely determined and eager to learn new skills and put them into perspective.
I also possess a great knowledge of animal care through the care of my own pets which includes 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, 1 frog, 4 lizards, mice, 10 snakes and 24 geckos.
I also have my full license and own car so a little bit of travel would not be a hassle, if you have any questions or would like to see my resume/references please do not hesitate to contact me.
Casey Rawlings, Bendigo & Surrounds, VIC (posted 1st November) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Casey and I am currently wishing to gain employment in a Veterinary Practice as an entry level Vet Nurse, in order to complete cert IV in Vet Nursing. I am currently living in Bendigo, Victoria, however very willing to relocate for the right job.
I have experience working within a veterinary practice as Trainee Nurse (before having to relocate for family reasons) In my time at the Vets I gained an all-round experience with the day to day running’s of the business. Some examples of that are; experience using RX Works, admission and release of patients, preparing surgical kits for autoclave, general house-keeping duties, pre/post op care of patients, I have assisted in emergency surgery, and worked alongside the Vet as the only nurse on duty. The practice I worked at was mainly small animal; however I also have experience with horse and reptile handling.
Due to years of working in retail/sales I have experience with high pressure situations and customer complaints at both a team member and an authority level. I have an exceptional phone manner, excellent customer service skills and an ability to empathise with clients. I have a bright personality and am always keen to learn new skills/knowledge; I don’t like to sit still and will always find work to be done.
So if you think I might be a good fit for your practice please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.
0439 355 320
Kate Jenkins, Brisbane, QLD (posted 22nd October) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hello, my name is Kate and I am currently studying my Cert II in Veterinary Nursing. I am looking for full- or part-time employment; I am available Tuesday through Saturday for an immediate start.
If I am able to secure 15 hours per week of paid work, I can transfer my studies to a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing immediately as I am studying with the Australian College of Veterinary Nurses through distance education (online) and they are very flexible.
I have completed 80 hours of work experience with the Kessel's Road Greencross team and will be doing my second work experience at the beginning of next year (unless part-time work is acquired). My duties during my work experience at Kessel's Road Greencross included (but weren't limited to):
- Cleaning, sterilising & packing suture kits
- Restraining animals for various procedures
- Monitoring animals during GA
- Start of and End of Day clean-ups
- Developing x-rays (and observing x-rays being taken)
- Safely moving animals around the clinic
I currently volunteer with the RSPCA once a week and have been for the last year and a half. I also have two cats, one of which was adopted from the RSPCA and the other was adopted from Greencross Kessel's Road.
I am an enthusiastic person and I am very keen to start my career in the Veterinary industry and believe I would make a positive addition to your team. I'm a quick learner with a strong initiative and believe I can take on any role.
Thank you for your time and please do not hesitate to contact me for my full CV and references.
mobile: 0423 934 460
Amy Wilson, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast (posted 22nd October) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Expression of Interest - Veterinary Nurse/Reception Positions
I am writing to express my interest in any Veterinary Nurse/Veterinary Reception positions you may have available within your practice. I am looking for a position in Brisbane/Sunshine Coast regions.
I do not have any experience as a Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist, however working as a Veterinary Receptionist/Veterinary Nurse is a career I have been wanting to pursue for some time and I am now looking for an opportunity to enter the industry.
I have several years of administration and customer service experience in both the public service and private sector. I have also gained reception and switchboard experience within two of these roles. I believe that I have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to easily communicate effectively with people who may be in a highly emotional or stressed state. I am an extremely diligent worker and have excelled in every industry and within every environment in which I have been involved. I am well presented, loyal and honest. I work well under pressure and thrive on challenges. I am a self-disciplined, organised and motivated person who works well both individually and within a team. I have strong typing skills and am confident in all Microsoft Office applications.
Although I do not have any formal qualifications in animal handling, having owned animals of various species since childhood and through my involvement with local rescue groups I am confident in many areas of animal care including handling large and small animals, changing dressings, bandaging, giving injections, cleaning kennel facilities, walking dogs of various breeds and hydrobathing.
Most importantly I believe I possess the personal attributes a Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist requires, being that I am a warm, friendly and caring individual. I have a strong love of all animals and I am passionate about animal care and welfare. I believe I have the ability to make a significant contribution to your practice given the opportunity.
I would be willing to complete an unpaid trial/work experience period in order to prove my suitability and aptitude for the role, even if it were just one day per week on a volunteer basis I would be grateful for the opportunity to gain the skills and experience I need to ultimately secure a full time position. I thank you for taking the time to read this covering letter and I would welcome the opportunity to discuss any suitable position your clinic may have available with you further. Please do not hesitate to contact me via the details below.
Amy Louise Wilson
0424 242 464
Gemma Watkins, Australia-wide (posted 21st October) Overseas Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
I'm a hard working, dedicated veterinary nurse who is at a stage in my life where I would like to balance work and family life a lot better than here in the UK. (who wouldn't, but I'm prepared to work hard for this chance)
I have worked in many practices from referral centres down to one vet practice, which I have gained a vast amount of skill and knowledge of reception duties to head nurse roles and a touch of practice manger duties. I love all aspects of my job but mainly ensuring my patients and clients get 110% all of the time.
I have a great CV and references if you wish to see, please email me on email@example.com
My one small problem I keep facing is, finding a practice who is serious about sponsoring myself to be able to work in the country. I know this is a massive ask and a huge commitment but the small print does protect the practice and is not an expensive or massively scary ordeal for the practice.
I just hope a practice in Australia could give me a little help in living my dream while in return they get a fantastic, hard working, reliable, trustworthy nurse that they won't regret giving a chance too.
Thank you for taking the time to read my advert.
Gemma Watkins RVN
Shannel Downey, South East area of Melbourne (posted 21st October) Trainee Vet Nurse
I have just completed my year 12 VCE (just exams to go!) and will be able to commence work from Dec 2nd 2013.
I have been working with an animal shelter called Rabbit Runaway Orphanage for just over 2 years. In this time I have become the Adoptions Coordinator which involves education and communicating closely with potential adopters. This has allowed me to develop an ability to create a trust and loyal relationship quickly with people and make them feel welcome in the situation. I am also used to responding to many email enquiries and phone calls on a daily basis as well as using programs like Microsoft word, excess and publisher.
Last year I completed Certificate II in Animal Studies with the RSPCA in conjunction with Victoria University. My work placement was undertaken in both the RSPCA shelter (quarantine, adoptions and admin) and also in the vet clinic. I have now been a volunteer with RSPCA for just over a year in the shelter. I have also done work experience with Gembrook Veterinary Clinic.
Qualities and skills which I have include:
- Extensive knowledge in rabbits and guinea pigs
- Great communication and phone skills
- Confidence working with the public
- Knowledge in general pet care and first aid
- Knowledge in products (flee, worming etc)
- Basic animal first aid and emergency care
- The ability to remain calm in an emergency or stressful situation
- Wonderful team work skills
- Quick learner- and willing to learn!
I have worked with the public and in customer service all my working life.
I am extremely passionate about animal welfare and learning about the medics of animals. I am friendly, patient and enthusiastic and will take on any challenge presented to me to the best of my ability.
Next year I am hoping to go onto further study to complete Certificate IV in Vet Nursing, but the requirement of this is 15 hours of work in a clinic per week.
This is an absolute dream of mine and I am hoping to dedicate my life to this field. If you may have a position available or would like to 'trial me' or invite me to some volunteer work, please get in contact!
I am more than happy to send my resume to any clinics who would like to see it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on 0431 713 244 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I am hoping for work in the South-East of Melbourne, but all areas considered!
Cockatoo VIC 3781
Danielle Williams, Lilydale & Surrounds, VIC (posted 18th October) Locum Vet Nurse
Hi my name is Danielle Williams and I am a qualified vet nurse with 16 years experience and have completed my cert IV in 2010.
I have worked at many busy practices and gained valuable knowledge in the nursing field in general and emergency sitautions.
I am competent in ;
- Blood taking
- IV catherisation and fluid administering
- in house blood equipment
- assisting in surgery
- medicating and inpatient care
- restraining animals
- preparing animals for surgery
- setting up and maintaining surgical equip
- assisting with xrays
- using automatic processor
- admission and discharge of animals
- urinary catherisation of animals
I am seeking locum work and I live in Lilydale but I am willing to travel up to half an hour. I am hard working, reliable and friendly. I am available Monday through Thursday from 9am - 2pm.
If you would like more information or a copy of my CV please don't hesitate to contact me on 0408 398 238 of email me at email@example.com.
Rebecca Swain, Gold Coast, QLD (posted 18th October) Trainee Vet Nurse
I would like to show my expressions of interest towards any employment involving the work with animals and am available for as little or as much work possible. Whether it be the requirements for my course of 15+ paid hours weekly or full time employment (Or anything in between!)
I am currently beginning my training towards a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and have had great experiences working in high pressure reception situations as well as having always had a great passion working with both people and animals.
I have also had valuable past experiences volunteering in the animal hospital of Wacol RSPCA as a Vet Nurse.
My experiences specifically as a vet nurse are not yet vast as you have requested, although with great ambition I hope that in meeting with a possible employer, they will be able to see the qualities within me that they are seeking in their employees.
I am available for an immediate and can be contacted through 0423 441 826 or emailed through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time,
Kelly McDonald, Melbourne & Surrounds (posted 15th October) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Kelly McDonald. I’m an enthusiastic and trustworthy 25 years old that's highly interested in becoming a Veterinary Nurse or Receptionist (full/part-time). I have always had a love and interest in animals since an early age which stems from my own and friend’s pets.
I’m looking to enrol in the Cert IV Veterinary Nurse course and satisfy all entry requirements. As you’re aware I would require a minimum of 15 hours working as a vet nurse to enrol in this course and looking for the generosity of a practice to employ me during my study. In return I’ll be a dedicated employee, a quick learner, always mature minded, compassionate and determined to succeed in this industry despite all the hurdles I may encounter. My current position I hold is at a supervisory capacity and although my work experience is in the hospitality field, many of my skills are transferable meaning less training for you. These include advanced customer service and telephone skills. I have been trained in sales, including computer, register and the use of Eftpos machines. I order stock for my current and previous places of employment which includes stock monitoring, rotation and signing of orders. I have extensive knowledge of cleaning all parts of commercial premises, as well as being highly skilled and organised in time management and being able to think fast in stressful situations. I am very capable of working independently but also as part of a team.
I’d be very grateful for the opportunity to help all types of animals in need, and assist them in reaching optimal health to lead a happy full life. I’m extremely passionate about this career choice and would be very thankful for the opportunity to become a dedicated Veterinary Nurse or Receptionist in a friendly practice. I truly believe I would be an asset to your experienced team.
Please don't hesitate to contact me through email Kellz.email@example.com or phone 0422 019 440. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Sara Jacobs, Melbourne, VIC (posted 15th October) Experienced Weekend/Locum Vet NurseThird year vet student (graduating late 2014). Close to 3 years nursing in ICU/ECC, feline specialist clinic, cattery and poultry research lab. Looking for weekend work in any type of practice commencing immediately, and/or locum work from 15 November to 5th December. Will be able to work weekends in 2014 unless on placement. Call 0432967009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for resume details
Louise Wright, Brisbane & Surrounds/ S Sunshine Coast (posted 14th October) Trainee Vet Nurse
My name is Louise Wright. I am looking for any type of work with animals around Brisbane, North Brisbane & Far North Brisbane preferably as an entry level Veterinary Nurse, as I would like to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
I have always loved animals and wanted to pursue a career working with them. I am very passionate about caring for all types of animals, big and small. I have previously been a foster carer for dogs, as well as a volunteer animal ambulance assistant with the RSPCA which required me to assist with rescuing domestic animals and wild life, handling and transportation, filling out relevant paperwork, and making phone calls.
I believe I am friendly, reliable, hard working, compassionate, and work well with all types of people and animals. If given the chance I believe I'd be a great asset to anyone willing to give me a chance. I would really appreciate the chance to pursue my dream career :) I am happy to start off with anything. I also have four years experience in customer service so I'd be happy to start off in reception. I can provide my resume, references from officer's I assisted with volunteering at the RSPCA and also references from my past employers. I am also interested in work experience to give me some experience or a trial run to see if I am suitable for the position.
You can contact me by mobile - 0457 639547 or email - email@example.com
Jemma Bramley, Bendigo, VIC (posted 14th October) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hello, my name is Jemma Bramley, I live in Bendigo, Victoria.
I am seeking workplace training within a Veterinary Clinic in order to study Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. As a requirement, I am to complete workplace training within a Veterinary Clinic (15 hours paid work per week) for a minimum of two years.
I currently study Year 12 VCE and work part-time. However, in order to meet the requirement, I am willing to focus my entire attention and knowledge towards this career. I will be available 24/7 and am able to travel within 150km radius of Bendigo.
My passion for working within the animal health and welfare field has stemmed from being raised in the rural area of Boort, on sheep, dairy, cattle and cropping farms. My younger years were spent assisting my parents with general day to day animal husbandry tasks and becoming an accomplished horse rider in my spare time.
If you would like to ask me any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0429 175 589 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for viewing my advertisement.
Katrina Howard, Sydney, NSW (posted 11th October) Trainee Vet Nurse
My name is Katrina Howard and I have been accepted into Certificate II of Animal Studies through the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing with my goal to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. I feel that veterinary nursing will be a rewarding career as I have a love for animals. My love of animals came from when I was a little girl. I have been around animals, dogs in particular, my whole life and I have fostered and rescued a number of dogs. I feel this experience has made me want to start and grow my career in the animal industry.
I will be completing my Certificate II of Animal Studies through correspondence as I currently work full time. The course does not start until January 2014. As a requirement of this course, it is essential that I complete an internship with a veterinary clinic as it will build up my practical skills. Over the duration of the course, I am required to complete a minimum of 20 full time days with a veterinary clinic. Whilst completing this internship, I will be fully covered by the Australian Agricultural College Corporation’s insurance. This course will take twelve (12) months to complete this course.
I currently do not have any experience in the animal industry, however, I will be starting as a volunteer at an animal rescue shelter. For this reason, I am looking for a veterinary clinic who is willing to take on a Trainee Veterinary Nurse to educate me on all there is to know about an animal’s health and welfare.
I currently work full time as an insolvency accountant. This has taught me good computer skills, communication and people skills and the ability to work within a team. I can also work autonomously.
Furthermore, I am able to demonstrate honesty and use common sense. I am motivated, enthusiastic and always willing to learn.
I am available on weekends as a result of working full time. However, I do have a trip planned in April – May 2014 and would be happy to discuss if required. I do live in the inner west of Sydney but would be happy and willing to commute for the opportunity.
I would be happy to discuss any opportunity you may have further. I can be contacted on 0421 787 760 or via email on email@example.com.I look forward to hearing from you.
Imogen Yates, Victoria-wide (posted 9th October) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hi my name is Imogen Yates, Hamilton Victoria
I am seeking work placement/work experience non payed work at a Vet clinic to complete my Certificate IV in Vet Nursing I require to complete office tasks, radiography, pathology, nurse animals and admission/ discharge patients and the tafe has an insurance form. I am willing to go anywhere in Victoria or Melbourne to complete my studies.
I can be contacted via email - firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a suitable placement for me.
Emma Cooke, Sydney - North Shore, NSW (posted 9th October) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hello, my name is Emma Cooke. I'm 20 years old and live in Belrose and I am seeking employment as a trainee veterinary nurse with a vet clinic preferably located in the northern suburbs of Sydney. I have been offered a volunteer position for 1 day a week when I am at TAFE, but would prefer to have a traineeship.
I completed the Certificate II in Animal Studies at Taronga Training Institute (TTI) as part of my HSC in 2010. I am enrolling to do my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Ultimo TAFE in 2014. I am a member of Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Service and also volunteer at Taronga Zoo. I have 8 years of volunteer experience at Taronga 6 year with YATZ (Youth at the Zoo). have also had a few days casual work with a local vet as a kennel hand. I also have experience with reptiles as I am a licensed keeper. I also have Certificate III in Tourism completed this year at TTI and have good customer service skills. I have decided that people who work with animals are the people I want to work with.
I’m good with animals and love working with them and like learning new jobs and duties. I am looking for part-time or full-time work, week days or weekend work and I can start any time. I am hoping to get my foot in the door of the veterinary clinic while I study for the Certificate IV so a traineeship would be perfect.
I hope you have a position for me and if so, I can be contacted via my email email@example.com or on my mobile 0430 323 754. I look forward to hearing from you.
Mae Hingee, Canberra, ACT (posted 8th October) Locum Vet Nurse
Cert IV qualified, 4 year experienced vet nurse seeking work in the ACT. Available for immediate start locum, with potential to move into a casual, permanent part time or full time position should one become available.
Fully flexible and happy to fill any hours. Very hardworking, friendly, mature, reliable and a strong work ethic. Experienced and confident with all general nursing tasks, such as monitoring, recovery, prep, IV placement, injections, IDEXX, lab work, sterilisation, restraint, dental, nurse consults. Also experienced with veterinary reception, including client inquiry, phone contact and all aspects of RX Works. Special interest and extensive experience with the care and behaviour of domestic rabbits.If interested, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and a resume. Thankyou!
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