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.

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


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

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

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

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

Contact: 0412 331 506 or email

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhiannon DeCosta
0431 171 675

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello my name is Alison and I am 20 years old

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact me on 0459 467193

Emma Brown, Adelaide (posted 20th October) Qualified experienced locum VN

I am moving to Adelaide at the start of December and am looking for locum vet nursing work in Adelaide from December 8th to January 16th 2015. 
I am an experienced veterinary nurse with over five years experience in specialist practice in Brisbane, where I am currently the primary (head) radiation oncology nurse. I have a Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology) from the University of Queensland.
I am likely to be located in the southern/western suburbs therefore work near these areas would best. 

Please contact me via email if you have any suitable work during this period or would like a copy of my resume.

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

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

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

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

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

0422 395 435

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

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

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

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

Resume and references can be sent upon request.

Please Contact Brianna Hall
Phone: 0412 194 144

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

My name is Ashleigh Helm and I am a passionate, hardworking and determined 23 year old.

I am currently enrolled in Veterinary Nursing cert IV with Sydney Institute of Tafe and Open Colleges and have recently relocated to Perth from Queensland to work full time in a veterinary clinic.

Ideally I would love the opportunity to gain a traineeship in a friendly, team based environment where I can learn and gain plenty of hands on experience while I study.  

Currently I am working part time in a clinic in South Perth and previously completed necessary work placement part time at Sunshine Coast Vets for 5 months.  I have gained a lot of hands on experience throughout my time in these two clinics including cleaning (instruments, autoclave, cages, kennels, pens and general clinic duties), caring for animals, calculating doses and administering medication including injections, monitoring anaesthetics, preparing kits and animal handling, prepping for surgery including scrubbing, general reception duties including booking appointments for surgery and consults and communicating with clients.

I am also extremely competent communicating with clients and have strong customer service skills. My study has been going fantastically and have passed all my units with great marks.

I am extremely passionate about animals and animal welfare and have been actively involved with Animal Rescue organisations both hands on with animals and fostering, fundraising and co-ordinating animal adoptions. 

I have a strong love for animals and am determined to make a difference in animal welfare and public education regarding welfare/responsible pet ownership.  I look forward to putting my knowledge and passion into a fantastic veterinary nursing career.  

I would very much appreciate if you could please consider offering me a Veterinary Nurse position. 

I have an open manual drivers license and my own car. 

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

I look forward to being a part of your team.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am looking to get back into the veterinary industry. 

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

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

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

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

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



Shelley McOrist
0422 742 334

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

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

Thankyou for your time,
0406 776 166 

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your time.

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

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

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

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

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

Mobile: 0435 484 113

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My skills include

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

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

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

My name is Max Van Den Driesschen.

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

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

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

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

I am honest, reliable and very keen to learn.

My phone number is 0400 921 256.
Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Within this role I:

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

Please don't hesitate in contacting myself on -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

mobile: 0423 934 460

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charlotte Russell BSc Hons RVN

Telephone: 0426 133 437


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you very much for your time.

Michelle Bush
0450 099 225

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

WANTED Placement for CERT IV Veterinary Nurse student.

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

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

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

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

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

My previous experience includes working within a horse and pet wholesaler- and I have knowledge of various medications, nutrition and other goods for animals. 

I do currently work full time, and would be interested in working on weekends, between the hours of 7pm and 11pm weekdays or night-shifts on Friday or Saturday. I have a manual drivers license and my own car.  

I am an extremely hard-worker, can work autonomously, happy to work under pressure, use initiative and good people skills. I am located within North Melbourne, and am willing to work in North Melbourne areas up to Singleton and Melbourne CBD.

Please feel free to call me 0412782174 or email me for a CSV and further conversation.

Thank you for your time! 

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

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

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

I have 4 years’ experience in Customer Service, with over two years of this a part of the animal industry. I am highly confident in my ability to provide informative and accurate advice and find suitable products to meet the individual needs of customers.

My present employment is with Petstock, working as a Shift Supervisor. This involves the opening, closing and management of the store, maintaining both storeroom and the shop floor whilst leading a small team. I also bare the experience of managing and hosting puppy pre-school classes within the Burnside store.

I have full availability, with the exemption that I can’t work Tuesdays due to University Commitments. And I am quite willing to travel.

For further information, a copy of my CV or references, please contact me via email or via phone on 0431 388 941.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phone: 0422 194060

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My CV and references are available on request.

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

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

Kahyl Harris, Adelaide & Surrounds, SA (posted 11th September) Trainee Vet Nurse

My Name is Kahyl Harris and I am looking for a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse Traineeship in Adelaide and surrounding suburbs. I am available to start straight away or when courses commence. I am willing to work full time or part time. I am also willing to work shift work and also work weekends.

I am currently studying Certificate II in Animal Studies. I have also completed Year 12.

I have a bubbly, outgoing personality and I am also very motivated, helpful and I believe that I am very approachable. I am very passionate about following my dreams to become a Veterinary Nurse and would love to be given the opportunity.

If there is any questions or you need more information please do not hesitate to contact me on 0429 808 170 or email me at

Laura Townsley, Adelaide & Surrounds, SA (posted 10th September) Trainee Vet Nurse

Completed Certificate III in Companion Animal Services
Completed Certificate II in Animal Studies
Completed Certificate I in Animal Studies
Completed year twelve (SACE)
Currently volunteering at Noah's Crossing Veterinary Clinic
Completed work experience at Gawler Veterinary Clinic
Completed work experience at Adelaide Plains Equine Veterinary Clinic
I am currently looking for a Certificate IV Veterinary nurse traineeship in Adelaide and surrounding suburbs. I am available to start straight away or when courses commence. Willing to work full time or part time and any shift work also weekends.
Mobile: 0405 980 399
Home: (08) 8284 2250

Imogen Yates, Various South Australia & Victoria Locations (posted 9th September) Qualified Vet Nurse 

Hello, my name is Imogen Yates and I am a qualified Vet Nurse recently completing Certificate IV in Vet Nursing for many years I have been completing placement at various different Veterinary Clinics with small and large animals to develop my skills in many areas also while completing placement I have completed Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate III in Companion Animal Products and Services I have also volunteered at RSPCA in Fairfield QLD and coming from a farming environment I am passionate and caring about animals and people.

I am willing to relocate if required - Hamilton/Mount Gambier/South Australia/Geelong/Ballarat/Melbourne/Victoria - and as I have worked in a Customer Service Enviroment for many years I am use to dealing with customers in any aspects of my job, I am friendly , passionate and work hard by myself or in a team environment.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to contact me.

Mobile: 0425 774 439

Talia Heron, Northern Perth, WA (posted 9th September) Qualified Vet Nurse

Seeking PART TIME or FULL TIME  preferably northern suburbs.
I am a hard working 26 year old who has recently qualified from AVT. I am seeking full time or possibly part time employment in a veterinary clinic preferably in the northern suburbs of Perth.

I have over 330 hours of practical experience behind me, with industry related references from Ocean Ref Vet Clinic and Floreat Vet Clinic, both of which are contactable.
I believe i could stand out in your clinic as i have exceptional and natural people skills which transfers over into the reception and over the phone, I understand the need for this in clinics as we are dealing with people everyday. 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.

As mentioned earlier i have Industry based references, character references, and my current and previous employment references available to.
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

Pascale Ferguson, Melbourne, VIC (posted 5th September) Trainee Vet Nurse

Dear Practice Managers,

I am very interested in working for you as a Vet nurse. As a recent graduate of Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences at La Trobe University, I am looking for jobs which tie in well with my study area and interests. I hoped to continue my studies this year to become a Vet, however gaining entry into the Doctor of Veterinary medicine is very competitive, and unfortunately I was unsuccessful. Due to this my focus has now switched to becoming a Vet Nurse, as this was my second career choice. I am dedicated to an animal based career and I very much want to continue my learning and improve upon my skills. I am hoping to start Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as soon as I have obtained the required 15 hours per week of paid employment in a Vet Clinic. However I am definitely open to working up to 30 hours per week.

I have worked in the animal industry previously as a Puppy preschool instructor/customer service assistant at Best Friends Pet Supercentre and as an Animal attendant at Cat Board Collingwood. These roles gave me experience working with animals and customers, as well as gaining product knowledge and providing basic dog training advice. Also, I have worked as a Receptionist at Field Force Pty Ltd for 1 year and 6 months giving me substantial reception experience. Furthermore, I have worked in various customer service roles throughout my work life which has given me thorough customer service experience, taught me to work as part of a team or autonomously, and given me good time management skills. Due to my past work positions I believe I have a wide range of skills and knowledge which will enable me to be a great Vet nurse and prove me to be an asset to your company.

I am 27 years old and based in Reservoir, in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and am looking for employment around this area, but would be willing to travel further for the right position. I have my own reliable car, so getting to and from work will not be an issue.

I am available for interview any time at your convenience, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Pascale Ferguson.
0403 645 231
Resume available on request.

Liana Buratti, Balmain & Surrounds, NSW (posted 4th September) Entry Level Vet Nurse

I am currently doing my Cert IV in vet nursing and am undertaking my work placement at the Animal Referral Hospital and am looking for a full time position. My certificate will be complete next year, and I then hope to undertake a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing.

I live in Balmain, NSW but am happy to travel around the city area and also the hills district and anywhere in between.

I run my own registered animal rescue charity and have always been a volunteer, rescuer and foster carer for various other animal rescue and rehabilitation groups. I have been involved in TNR/H (Trap, Neuter, Release/Home) projects for cat colonies and have removed and domesticated several animals who were living in dangerous and abusive situations, funded their vet work and placed them into loving homes. I feed several cat colonies each day on my commute to and from work.

I run several Facebook groups and websites, one for my charity “Cat Lovers Rescue”,  “Animal Foster Carer Network Australia” which is a network for rescues to find foster carers, and vice versa. “Sydney & Surrounds- Lost, Found and Injured Animals” along with “Hills District- Lost, Found and Injured Animals” which assists the community in finding lost animals and assisting injured animals. I also run the official “Open Colleges Cert IV Veterinary Nursing” group to assist students in their studies and I create websites free of charge for animal rescue groups.

I have spent the past 6 years in the insurance industry, with my most recent role being in fraud investigations, and 8 years prior to that in the retail industry including management so I do have wide and varied experience.

I am keen to utilize the skills I have learnt over the years in an area that I intend on building a long and fulfilling career working with animals.

References, full resume and cover letter can be provided upon request

I am contactable at

Janine Climas, Mount Gambier & Surrounds, SA (posted 4th September) Entry Level Vet Nurse


I’m Janine and I am looking for work placement or even a traineeship as a Vet Nurse. I am currently studying Veterinary Nursing Cert IV through Open Collages. I need to do 480 hours of placement.

I currently am in Mount Gambier, SA but I am willing to go anywhere needed to work to achieve my goal of being a Vet Nurse. I am hard working, committed and willing to do what it takes.

If there is any questions or you need more information please do not hesitate to contact me on 0466 498 799 or email me at

Catherine Phillips, Darwin, NT (posted 3rd September) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse

Hello, my name is Catherine Phillips, I am a Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurse from the UK.

I Qualified in 2009 with the RCVS and have 9 years experience in small animal nursing.  


I have had two locum positions since I have been in Australia. My first position was at a friendly small animal 1st opinion practice in Brisbane over the Christmas period for 5 weeks and my second position was at the JCU emergency clinic in Townsville for 5 months.

I enjoyed working in both clinics and have learnt a great deal from them both.

In the UK I have worked in 1st opinion, a busy orthopaedic referral centre and my last position was Head Nurse at another 1st opinion practice.

I am competent in all aspects of veterinary nursing , placing iv catheters, blood sampling,all medical and theatre nursing, fluid therapy, monitoring anaesthetics, inpatient care, nurse clinics and good communication skills with clients.

I am very friendly and bubbly person to work with , very hard working, and work well with in a team.

I am currently doing 3 months regional work till the end of September to obtain my second year visa.  After this time I am back at JCU till Christmas and I will then be moving to Darwin beginning of January with my partner. I am  potentially looking for a sponsor for the 457 working visa in the Darwin area.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email and I can forward you my cv with written references.
Contact :

Ceri Thomas, East Coast, QLD (posted 3rd September) Overseas Qualified Vet Nurse

My name is ceri I'm an experienced UK registered nurse. I'm currently in Katherine NT. I am looking for short term locum positions along the east coast of Queensland.

If anyone has positions available feel free to contact me my email address is Or my phone number is 0405 277 237.

Thank you for taking the time to read my ad.

Jennifer Mcleod, WA (posted 3rd September) Cert IV qualified VN

I am a certificate IV qualified vet nurse who completed my work placement at the Horse Hospital in Ascot and Epson Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Ascot, where I developed a broad range of medical, surgical and pre and post-operative nursing skills, preventative care and reception skills for both small and large animals.

I am currently in Exmouth, WA after relocating at the beginning of the year for family commitments where I have been working the whalesharking season which has been great but unfortunately,  I have not gained further nursing experience as the Exmouth vets are very quiet and rarely do surgery. I am looking to relocate to follow my career path.

I look forward to starting my nursing career and joining a team where I can combine my passion for animal care and customer service with my nursing skills and build on my skill set. The care of the animals under my care is of high standard and importance to me and I take pride in my work. I am looking to find an employer who will look past my lack of experience and be willing to invest time into my training and I, in turn will deliver a high level of customer service and care for my patients whilst being a hardworking, friendly colleague.

I look forward to hearing from you and I can be contacted via mobile on 0477 555 137 or email

Glenda Jones, Warragul & surrounding areas, VIC (posted 2nd September) Receptionist / Entry Level Vet Nurse

My name is Glenda Jones and I am seeking genuine long term, or short term employment as a veterinary receptionist or entry level nurse.  I am a middle aged woman who is having to get back into the workforce and am about to commence study in Cert IV Veterinary Nursing. I live in Warragul Victoria and am prepared to travel anywhere from Dandenong to Traralgon, but will consider any other offers, if made, outside of this area.

I have been managing my Husbands Art Gallery and Framing business for the past seven years in an unpaid capacity, but I do have a Human Nursing background with specialist skill in Theatre Instrument preparations and sterilization.  I am computer literate, have exceptional client service skills and phone manner, cash and eftpos handling proficiency and am passionate about all animals and confident in their handling.

It is time for me to seek the career I have always wanted and any work in this area would be beneficial to furthering this desire and make me more employable and able to undertake the study I would love to do.  Despite my age, I feel that this brings life skills and maturity to any position offered and I am fit and healthy with many years of working life, left in me.

Please phone me on 0407552947 or email;

Theresa Davis, Perth, WA (posted 29th August) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse

My name is Theresa Davis, and I am a qualified and registered Veterinary Nurse currently seeking employment in Perth WA

I completed my Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing at Polytechnic West in December 2012, building on my Certificates 2 and 3 in Companion Animal Services. In addition to 12 months of paid employment in the veterinary industry, I have also undertaken several unpaid work experience placements in various clinics - notably including Vetwest, Murdoch Vet Hospital and Ocean Reef Veterinary Clinic. Furthermore, I am fully registered with the Vet Surgeons Board of WA. I am currently seeking a position in a clinic, and I am available to work anytime, including weekends and public holidays.

I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have at an interview and send you a copy of my CV. I can be contacted  via my mobile phone - 0412 253 398. I look forward to communication with you at your earliest convenience.
Kind Regards


Sarah Sampson, Sydney, NSW (posted 28th August) Overseas Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse

Highly competent and experienced British veterinary nurse, who excels in a variety of working environments, from first opinion practice, to referral hospital, to industry. Committed to delivering impeccable levels of customer service and the highest standard of nursing care. Enthusiastic, self-motivated and keen to progress within the veterinary profession. 

Skilled in a variety of tasks including:  

I am seeking locum or permanent positions in Sydney. My CV is available upon request. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Caitlin Sankey, Sydney, NSW (posted 27th August) Entry Level Vet Nurse

Hi, my name Caitlin and I am currently seeking a part time position as a veterinary nurse as well as being able to have the opportunity to carry out my work placement for my Cert IV in veterinary nursing.

I am currently undertaking my certificate IV in veterinary nursing through Open Colleges and would love to get started and join a great team of people. I am also undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce/Law at University.

I am available at all hours on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I am a reliable, confident, hardworking and dependable person and can carry duties when requested. I am open minded and work well in teams and can take initiative.

I have volunteered at a veterinary clinic for almost 2 years in my local area. I have had hands on experience dealing with many different animals, common cleaning duties, engaging with customers, standing in and assisting consultations and surgical procedures, grooming and taking care of the stock deliveries.                                                         

I have a great passion for all animals and own several myself including a bearded dragon, Labrador, ragdoll kitten, rabbits, birds and tropical fish. I thoroughly enjoy being around and helping animals.

My experience ranges from multiple customer service roles and in each of these roles I have taken on responsibility in carrying out specific tasks, dealing with different situations, both through medical emergencies to issues that arise in the day-to-day running.

Please contact me for any questions regarding experience, skills, a copy of my resume or any other information you may require. My email address is and mobile is: 0468 334 111.

Lyn Mansfield,  Norwest Sydney (posted 27th August) Cert IV VN



I am a Certificate 4 Veterinary Nurse having graduated in 2011.  I have been working in various clinics since February 2009 and in my current position for  4 years. Having completed my certification and gained some clinical experience, I feel the time has now come for me to step up, establish myself.

My pre vet nursing employment history includes extensive customer service and office administration. I have had many years experience in all facets of office procedure including reception, customer service / sales support, accounts payable and receivable, stock control and small office management.

I came to vet nursing as a change in career, seeking the opportunity to work in a field to which I have long aspired.  I am keen to further my studies in nursing with particular interest in both surgery and teaching.

If you are looking for a mature, level headed and keen new member for your team, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.  I may be contacted at any time, on 0412 089 431 or email me on

Kaylah Molloy, Central Coast, NSW (posted 26th August) Entry Level Vet Nurse

Dear Practice Managers,

I am advertising here to express my interest in any Full Time, Part-Time or Casual Veterinary Nurse Positions you may have available at your clinic.

I am currently working Part Time at Genesis Fitness Club Gosford as the Administration Manager in which my role is to look after all invoices, banking, rostering, stock control and general reception duties. I always work in a professional manner in all aspects of work, have excellent personal presentation and am a very easy person to get along with.

I have recently started my certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing at Kurri Kurri TAFE as I am very interested in learning all the ins and outs of being a Veterinary Nurse. I am currently doing 10 hours per week of work placement in a Veterinary Hospital but I am putting myself out there now to hopefully gain some paid Veterinary Nurse work.

Please feel free to contact me at any time via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 0432 248 263


Kind Regards

Kaylah Molloy

Kasey Moase, Macarthur Region, NSW (posted 26th August) Experienced & Qualified Vet Nurse

Kasey Moase - 12 Years Experience with Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Hi, I am 32 years of age looking for work as a Veterinary Nurse in the Macarthur Area.

I have a three year old son so my preferred days of work would be Monday to Thursday.
My skills include but are not limited to:  

 I love to help keep a well organised and tidy work place.
If you have anything available for me, please contact me on:
Mobile 0430 648 248

Louise Wright, Hervey Bay, QLD (posted 26th August) Entry Level Vet Nurse

Hello :)

I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and 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 happy with anything as I would really just love the opportunity to pursue my dream career. 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 :) Thank You.

Louise Wright - or 0457 639 547. 

Cornelia Hoffmann, Miama, QLD (posted 26th August) Entry Level Vet Nurse

I am currently undertaking the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Open Colleges. The course requires me to complete a minimum of 480 hours of voluntary work placement in a veterinary clinic.

I live in Miami 4220 and am more than willing to travel to your facility. I am a very pro-active person and you won't find me standing in a corner twiddling my thumbs. I believe in hard and honest work and will appreciate every opportunity to help, learn and gain experience in the industry.

I have had animals all my life and a career involving them is my absolute dream. I currently have a part time job to provide for my fur-family and myself and am available for one or two days of placement. I am very flexible in my current workplace and am able to come on the days that suit your clinic most.

I am more than happy to come in for a trial shift and only absolve part of my placement at your facility as 480 hours is quite a lengthy commitment for you.

I am a reliable, punctual and honest person and my focus is always at work. I can offer your clinic 100% commitment and your time won't be wasted if you take me on.

Please don't hesitate to contact me on the phone number below. I am happy to provide a resume and a work placement assessment guide provided to me by Open Colleges for more information.

Thank you for taking the time to read my advert. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss the placement with you and how I could be a great asset to your facility.

Kind regards,
Cornelia Hoffmann
0477 285 203


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