Vet Nurses and other support staff
These advertisers are seeking work in the Veterinary and Animal Care industries. Employers are welcome to contact job seekers directly.
ALERT FROM KOOKABURRA - Advertisers on this page have received email spam purporting to be from a veterinarian requesting a cover letter and CV, with an obviously false veterinary surgery name. Please be on your guard and do not provide personal details unless sure that the contact is genuine. 9th March 2015.
Lorna Mobley, East Coast (posted 2nd October) UK Qualified Vet Nurse
Lorna Mobley RVN - English qualified and registered veterinary nurse
Are you looking for a qualified veterinary nurse with a good sense of humour, who can make a good cup of tea and loves to bake cakes?
I'm from England staying in Perth W.A and am currently seeking locum employment opportunities on the East coast from Mid October. I have a years working holiday visa and have registered with the Veterinary Nursing Council of Australia.
Please contact me on 0484614281 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy of my C.V.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Rachel Van Kesteren, Western Melbourne, VIC (posted 1st October) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Rachel Van Kesteren.
I have had over 10 years experience working in mainly SPF and conventional animal houses. I would like to move away from the research sector and focus on developing my veterinary nursing / animal husbandry skills in other fields.
I have my Diploma in Applied Science – Animal Technology, compromising Certificate II in Animal Attending, Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate IV in Animal Care. I hold a current drivers licence, police check, working with childrens card and senior first aid certificate.
I have the qualifications and foundation skills necessary to enter at a trainee or junior level. I am prepared to do anything to get my foot in through the door. My experience as a veterinary nurse/ animal attendant has involved;
- General reception duties, answering phone, attending to customer enquiries, managing accounts and bookings, providing service/ product advice and advice on basic animal care (eg. fleeing, worming, vaccinations, registration and desexing).
- Exercising, feeding and monitoring patients.
- Scrubbing cages and general cleaning.
- Prepping and assisting surgery (eg. autoclaving, making up instrumental kits and animal restraint).
I see workplace safety, animal welfare, infection control and customer service as priorities. If I had to describe my best qualities they would be reliability, hardworking, attention to detail, organised and positive.
I believe I have good communication skills and the ability to deal with people from a varied background. Working in a team and being able to share information, solve problems and make decisions has been very important in many of my job roles.
I am situated in Melbourne’s West. Any hours will suit me. I will grab whatever I can get.
Please email me on;
Laura Pearson, Northern NSW/Gold Coast, QLD (posted 30th September) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
VETERINARY NURSE SEEKING FULL TIME WORK NORTHERN NSW & GOLD COAST
Cert IV Advanced Veterinary Nursing qualified Small Animal practice for 8 years, have owned horses, interested in large animal or equine practice also.
Available for immediate start.
Ph: 0411 536 100
Steven O'Connor, Gawler, South Australia (posted 29th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
I am writing to introduce myself and to seek the opportunity to undertake a position with a veterinary clinic as a veterinary nurse trainee as part of the ACM40412 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing that I am currently completing. I am looking mainly for work experience but would also consider paid positions if available.
My course through Open College provides full insurance coverage for your clinic and myself. I am looking to gain more experience and better my knowledge in some areas. I am available 2 days a week due to other work commitments but happy to be flexible and possibly take on more. However if it is a paid position I will be happy to consider leaving my other position in another line of work.
I have previous experience through my previous 250hours work experience through Adelaide University at the Roseworthy Campus. I have 165 hours of work experience to complete to be able to complete my Certificate, which I am hoping you can provide. Even if your clinic cannot provide the full 165hours I am happy to take what is offered to experience different clinics and patients. I am willing to travel if needed.
I am extremely passionate about animals and pursuing this line of work. I am a hard worker with great work ethic and the want to learn. Should you require any further information please feel free to contact me on the telephone number and email below.
Gawler East, South Australia
Ph: 0403 543722
Esther Yann, Sydney (posted 28th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
I am currently studying veterinary nursing at Ultimo TAFE and am working casually at West Ryde Veterinary Clinic.
I have worked with wildlife since I was a child as my mother ran a possum rescue centre, and have worked as a stable hand and equine attendant in Melbourne as well as Sydney stables. I also have experience in feline and canine boarding practices. I have been working as a nurse at West Ryde Vet Clinic for the past year and have experience in reception, hospital care, theatre nursing, boarding and customer service as well as animal handling and clinic practices.
I am currently looking for part-time work in a clinic or animal-related environment. I have a huge passion for animal welfare and take my vet nursing title very seriously. I work very hard and am great with people and animals.
You can contact me via email and mobile phone.
Mobile Phone: 0437 200048.
Sharn Brooker, Brisbane, QLD (posted 25th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
As a young and motivated individual I am extremely interested in seeking a part time position in a veterinary clinic with in the Brisbane region.
In January 2015 I started my certificate IV in Veterinary nursing. So far the course has given me a range of practical skills such as cleaning cages, restraining, preparing patients for surgery, running bloods and all the day to day clinical procedures.
While I am completing my veterinary nursing studies I undergo my work placement at Morningside Veterinary Clinic on Wednesday and every second Saturday. This position has given me key employability skills while also allowing me to experience working in a professional and fast-paced work environment. I believe that my motivation, great work ethic, commitment and pre-existing skills will allow me to fit into your work environment and immediately start supporting the needs of your organisation.
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you. I can be contacted at all times on the details provided bellow.
Thanking you in advance for your time,
Masoud Gholami, Brisbane, QLD (posted 25th September) Overseas Qualified Vet
As an overseas veterinarian, with more than four years experience at both small and large animal clinics with state-of-the-art facilities, and having recently arrived in Australia as a permanent resident, I am preparing for the National Veterinary Exam to get my registration and work as a vet here. I belive this takes around one to two years.
Until then, I am looking for a full time or part time vet nurse position to keep my experience and knowledge up to date. I have my own car and Australian open driving licence, so I have reliable transport to the workplace. I am a self motivated, effective team player, enthusiastic and driven to work hard, a fast learner with strong can-do attitude.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Jasmine Versace, Central Coast / Hunter Region, NSW (posted 25th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hello! I am Jasmine Versace. I am a driven, bubbly and hardworking 19 year old situated on the Central Coast NSW. However I am willing to travel to Lake Macquarie, Hunter valley/Newcastle suburbs and some Sydney suburbs as well. I am available every day of the week! I am looking mostly for part time or casual employment.
I have been studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing since the beginning of 2014. Currently in my final year of study as a work placement student at Kulnura Veterinary Clinic I have become confident in my skills and feel I would make a great addition to your team.
My skills include:
- Surgery (preparation/post op) and anaesthetic monitoring
- IDEXX pathology/running bloods
- Assist in radiography
- Setting up fluid bags
- Caring for paralysis tick patients
- Assist veterinarian on house calls
- And general nursing duties, including preparing/administering medication, cleaning and TPR/monitoring.
- (A more detailed list of my skills can be found on my resume.)
If you wish to contact me please do so via email - email@example.com. I will provide you with my resume, cover letter and supporting documentation. I can also provide my phone number.
Peyton Prebble, Gold Coast/Brisbane, QLD (posted 25th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
I am writing to introduce myself and to seek the opportunity to undertake a position within a veterinary clinic as a trainee VN as part of the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing that I am studying with the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. I'm willing to discuss possible work placement or paid positions available.
My previous experience includes:
- Just under a years worth of experience in a veterinary clinic
- Completed a Certificate III in Animal Studies with Brisbane TAFE (2014)
- Volunteered at the RDA
- Completed a school based course through AWL
- Currently work for a pet sitting service on the Gold Coast.
I do have limited experience with hands on experience in a clinic but I love to learn and am willing to put in that extra mile. I am available from Monday - Sunday and willing to work 10+ hours. I'm willing to travel between the Gold Coast and Brisbane for a position and please note my college provides full insurance cover for both of our benefits.
If you require anymore information or have a position available please don't hesitate to contact me.
0422 652 847
Elicia Gill, Geelong, VIC (posted 25th September) Trainee Veterinary Nurse
My name is Elicia Gill and I am a trainee veterinary nurse seeking a clinic with radiography facilities to complete 50 hours of x-ray experience commencing early 2016. I am about to enter my second year of study and have been attending work placement since 27/02/2015. Unfortunately the clinic I am completing work placement with do not have an x-ray machine for me to be able to complete all of my hours there. I have gained many skills at my work placement so far including:
- IV catheter placement
- ET tube placement
- Pre surgery preparation of animals
- Surgical kit cleaning, packing and autoclaving
- Recovering animals post-surgery
- Medicating animals
- Subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
- General cleaning duties
I am currently learning how to monitor animals during surgery and learning reception duties and policies. I am a hard worker and a fast learner with a strong passion for animals and their wellbeing. I enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have great time management skills. I would love the opportunity to finish my hours in a friendly clinic environment and possibly the opportunity to move up to a paid position. If you believe your clinic has a the right position available for me and would like to see my resume please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma Watkins, NT (posted 24th September) UK Qualified Vet Nurse
I qualified in the UK in 2009 as a veterinary nurse.
Currently I'm working in a veterinary hospital in Darwin but really want to become a lecturer/ assessor. I have just qualified in the TAE 40110 Training and Assessment.
If any college requires a veterinary nurse to teach, please request my resume.
I have been told, because Darwin is classed as remote I may need to work online with other states- I’m more than happy to do this too.
I hope someone can point me in the right direction or have a potential job offer!
Here is my email address- email@example.com
Chasity, Perth, WA (posted 22nd September) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
Hi there, my name is Chasity, I am from New Zealand and I am a 24 year old Cert IV qualified Veterinary Nurse with 2.5 years experience post-grad.
I started work immediately after graduation in March 2013 at a Best Practice Accredited, small animal clinic.
Not only was this the busiest clinic in the region but it was also an Orthopaedic referral clinic.
My main interests and where I've had most experience is anaesthetics and monitoring, (including CRIs), dental surgeries and emergency and critical care cases.
I've assisted in cruciate surgeries being the surgical and anaesthetic nurse as well as GDVs, caesarians and of course routine surgeries such as speys and castrates.
I genuinely do enjoy all areas of the profession from cleaning, kennel work and reception to surgery and hospitalised orient care.
My phone number is 0448 977 570I am more than happy to do work experience days as I know how important it is to find someone that not only fits in with your team, patients and clients, but also appreciates your values.
Thank you for your time!
Mikayla Greatorex, South Australia (posted 21st September) Trainee Vet Nurse
My name is Mikayla Greatorex and I am passionate about becoming a veterinary nurse. I have successfully completed Certificate II in Animal Studies, and I am currently undertaking Certificate III in Companion Animal Services at Gilles Plains Tafe. I have enrolled to undertake Certificate IV in 2016 and I am keen to find employment/traineeship opportunities to allow me to continue my studies.
I have undertaken a week placement at Roseworthy Veterinary Clinic and Equine Centre which I thoroughly enjoyed and I have personally arranged to undertake a week experience with the Adelaide Zoo in November.
I have had experience working in a cattery, and equine experience for the last 10 years owning and riding my own and other horses and I am currently a stablehand with Searle Racing at Gawler.
I have an excellent work ethic and have been working since I was 13 at a private cattery, which included all care of cats and kittens, cleaning enclosures and floors daily, feeding and grooming. I have also recently completed a Certificate III in Retail Operations whilst part time employed with McDonalds at Gawler. I have great time management being able to successfully combine my work with care and training for my horses, and also my studies.
I would love the opportunity to be able to broaden my experience within a veterinary environment and am looking for any capacity you may have available to be able to enable me to undertake my Certificate IV. I can be contacted on mobile: 0401 759703. Thank you for your consideration.
Megan Buchholz, Sydney (posted 21st September) UK qualified locum Vet Nurse
My name is Megan Buchholz, a registered qualified vet nurse from the UK currently on a working holiday visa with 10 years nursing experience in both first opinion clinics and 24/7 hospitals. I am looking for locum work mid December to mid January preferably in Sydney. I am available to work over both the Christmas and New Years period preferably doing night work but available for day shifts on selective days.
My CV is available on request, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire, Sydney, NSW (posted 18th September) UK Qualified Vet Nurse
I am a RCVS Registered Veterinary nurse from the UK with 6 years experience in small animal nursing.
I have been granted a years sabbatical in order to further my veterinary experiences and fulfil my travelling desires. I will be journeying to Australia in January 2016 and will be seeking short term locum positions throughout the year in various parts of the country.
I am very confident in my job role and am capable at a wide range of tasks:
- Monitoring Anaesthetics using a range of monitoring equipment including capnography
- Scrubbing up to assist the Vet with operations
- Performing dental scale and polishes
- Placing IV catheters and taking blood samples
- Conducting nurse clinics
- Coaching student veterinary nurses
- General inpatient care
- Laboratory work
- Stock control and reception duties
I am hoping to start my expedition in Sydney and so will be looking for my first work placement here but I am flexible on time, duration and distance.
My CV is available upon request: email@example.com
Jamie-Lee Kenny-Page, Melbourne, VIC (posted 18th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Jamie-Lee Kenny-Page and I am wishing to express my interest for a Trainee Veterinary Nurse position available. I reside in the western suburbs of Melbourne. I have my own car along with my drivers license and am willing to travel for an available position.
I am currently studying a dual qualification in Animal Companion Services alongside the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through the Goulburn Ovens Institute of Tafe. At present I am running my own Dog walking, sitting and boarding business. I have also completed two short courses in Dog Behaviour and Dog Psychology through the Bayer Accelerate Program. I am comfortable handling animals of all sizes. Prior to commencing my studies I have worked in Reception and Administration roles. I have fantastic customer service and interpersonal skills. I believe I have great attributes to be an asset to your company. I am extremely passionate about starting a career is small animal veterinary nursing. I am eager to learn and please.
I would love to be considered for any available positions that may arise. If you wish to contact me please do so on 0448 040 461. I am available for an immediate start.
I look forward to hearing from you.
0448 040 461
Laura 'Lolly' Wilson, Inner West Sydney (posted 17th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
Looking for a casual or part time Vet Nursing Position (2-3 shifts per week ideally). I have 16 months experience in a small busy inner suburbs clinic in an all-round role from anaesthesia and surgical preparation to day to day clinic procedures, animal care and handling and reception. I am completing my Cert IV Vet Nursing this November and am looking for a clinic with ongoing support, training and enthusiasm toward supporting a flourishing career in the industry.
I have a further a further 3 years experience in the animal care industry and currently also manage a Dog Daycare part time. My education includes Cert IV Small Business Management which has given me experience with many aspects of the day to day running of a business and planning for the future.
I would describe myself as hard working, kind and friendly and always interested in developing my passion for working with animals, including working in rescue and rehabilitation. At 28 years old, I also have a mature and focused attitude both to my work and building genuine relationships with my colleagues and clients alike.
Please feel free to contact me for my resume and references at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0420 880 965
Katreena, Sunshine Coast, Qld (posted 16th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Katreena. I am a human nurse, endorsed enrolled, with eight years experience in general medical, surgical, and palliative care. I am half way through studying a degree in Veterinary Technology with the University of Queensland part time and am looking for work in the veterinary industry.
I’d love to be able to work one to two shifts per week in a veterinary clinic, while maintaining my current job until I complete my degree. I am based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, but am happy to travel between Northern Brisbane up to Gympie.
I have very good time management skills, interpersonal skills, and have proficient human nursing skills. Although I like my current job, my passion is animals and I’d love to be able to translate my current skills over to the veterinary field, develop industry experience, and learn, learn, learn all the challenges that come with animals!
Please feel free to contact me via email, email@example.com, or mobile 0402418797 anytime for any extra information.
Thank you for your time,
Elisha Lavallin, Melbourne, Vic (posted 16th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
I am Elisha Lavallin and I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (second year) with GoTafe and Diploma in Animal Technology (6 months left) at Box Hill.
I am currently seeking work placement in a veterinary clinic. I live in Somerville and I am willing to travel past Melbourne. I am needing 60 hours or as much as I can get also I need task signed off. I have my own car and manual licence on green P plates. Go Tafe provides insurance for me during work placement.
I currently work on a horse agistment farm and causal at a horse stud, I have experience with help from my diploma, handling all types of animals including cattle, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats and reptiles. I own two horses and have worked on a dairy farm so I am comfortable with large animals, and experienced with smaller ones. I own a 6 month old bull mastiff x ridgeback and also care for a 14 yo jack Russel at home, 2 horses, quarter horse and Arabian pony and also own a baby Murray short neck turtle.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ashley Robson, Northern Brisbane, QLD (posted 15th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
My name is Ashley Robson. I am currently seeking immediate full-time employment located anywhere north of the Brisbane river towards the Sunshine Coast regions. So I may complete my certificate IV in veterinary nursing with the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing, set to finish within 6 months. Once I complete my certificate I wish to continue further study in feline medicine and wildlife. I am extremely passionate and dedicated to the profession. I am a quick learner and able to work independently or within a team. I have 2 1/2 years experience working at Veterinary Specialist Services Underwood as a kennel hand/animal assistant and have gained a vast amount of practical skills and knowledge.
I am very willing to move anywhere for the right job and am currently living in Elimbah. Please contact me anytime by mobile 0448 493 196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe I am the person you're after.
Excited for future opportunities
Jamie Williams, Burwood, VIC (posted 15th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
I am writing to introduce myself and to seek the opportunity to undertake a position with a veterinary clinic as a veterinary nurse trainee as part of the ACM40212 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing that I am currently completing. Willing to discuss possible volunteering or paid positions available.
My College provides full insurance coverage for both of our benefits, I would like to take the opportunity to further my knowledge and understanding and to work to my fullest ability, I am available Mon - Fri / Sat - Sun. Having minimal experience in the industry, I am capable of restraining animals for injections, and other nursing duties, I will work my hardest to learn everything I need to know for working in your clinic and am willing to push myself to quickly pick up the skills I need in a practical sense to obtain a high work ethic.
I am passionate about working with animals and will work my hardest to have a high level of understanding and knowledge of the workplace and hope that you will give me an opportunity to enhance my skills in this important area. Should you require any further information please feel free to contact me on the telephone number and email below.
0467 513 921
Emma Corbett, SE Melbourne (posted 11th September) Entry Level Vet Nurse
I am Emma Corbett and I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges. I am currently seeking work placement in a veterinary clinic. I live in Narre Warren South so I am looking for Melbourne south eastern suburbs. I have my own car with full manual licence so I am able to travel. Open Colleges provides insurance for me during work placement.
I currently work as a casual animal attendant at Animals On The Move Mobile Animal Farm, where I handle all types of animals including cattle, sheep, goats, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs, geese, ducks and chickens. I grew up on a farm so I am comfortable with large animals. I own 2 dogs, a cat and fish.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Rachel, Sydney, NSW or Melbourne, VIC (posted 11th September) UK Qualified Locum Vet Nurse
My name is Rachel. I am from the U.K., where I gained my qualification in veterinary nursing in 2008.
I am currently in Australia on a working/holiday visa and am registered with the Western Australia board of Veterinary Surgeons.
I am currently working as a veterinary nurse in Perth.
I am seeking full-time casual work in Sydney between Monday 30th November 2015 and Friday 4th January 2016.
With this being a temporary and casual position I understand the need to be able to pick things up quickly.
If you would like to get in touch at email@example.com to discuss a potential position that would be greatly appreciated.
Felicia, Brisbane, QLD (posted 11th September) Locum Vet Nurse
Experienced locum nurse available in Brisbane.
My name is Felicia and I am a 2010 Veterinary Technologist graduate from the University of Queensland. I have worked in the industry for five years and am available for locum work as of the 26th of October. I have worked as a locum nurse on and off for the past two years both in Australia and in London. I am comfortable working in all nursing roles/positions and have experience with both small and large animal nursing.
I am available to work full time, both day and night. I am based on the south side and am able to travel to the south, east, west and inner north depending on the location of the clinic. Please email me directly for my availability and resume.
M: 0416 612 431
Courtney Chesterman, Redlands / Logan / Brisbane (posted 11th September) Trainee VN
Trainee Nurse Seeking Work
To Whom it may concern,
I am Courtney Chesterman I am 19 and seeking work so i can complete my certificate IV in veterinary nursing with the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. Once I obtain my certificate I wish to continue to further my education by taking various short courses such as fluid therapy and emergency care. I am extremely passionate and dedicated to the profession and do have over 12 months previous experience working in a mixed clinic. I am a quick learner and able to work independently or within a team. I am currently looking for work within the Redlands/Logan/Brisbane and surrounds. I offer my dedication and willingness to learn as well as my great customer service skills and happy can do attitude.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my resume and cover letter.
Lauren Williams, Melbourne, VIC (posted 8th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
Dear Hiring Manager,
I am looking for a position in a Veterinary Clinic to help me follow my dream of becoming a Veterinary Nurse.
I have completed both my certificate II and III in Animal studies with my Vet nursing electives. I have had previous experience volunteering in animal shelters in both Cyprus and Germany.
After relocating to Melbourne from Sydney 2 years ago and I am finding it increasingly difficult to get any placement to help me to complete my studies.
I have began my Veterinary Nursing certificate IV with Open Colleges who provide work place insurance for me while i study with them. I am more than happy to volunteer my time in exchange for your expertise and guidance. It needs to be a Minimum of 1 day a week in order for me to complete my course.
I pride myself in my customer service and strive to better myself in all aspects of my job. I currently am 2IC in a pet shop which involves me heavily interacting with customers to provide the best service and advice. This includes corresponding with customers via phone, email and face to face interactions.
I would like to thank you in advance for any consideration you may give me for future positions in your clinic.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for my resume.
0449 896 118
Rebecca Power, Sunshine Coast/Maryborough/Hervey Bay, QLD (posted 7th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
I am Rebecca Power and I am currently studying the first subjects of my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. I intend to complete this course within the next eighteen months, and I am hoping to obtain a clinical placement, work experience, or employment in a trainee Veterinary Nurse role. I am currently located in Gympie, QLD, and would be looking for availability locally, on the Sunshine Coast, or in the Maryborough/Hervey Bay region.
My reasons for applying for a placement are to satiate my thirst for knowledge, to gain valuable experience in both small and large domestic animal care, and provide a strong base for developing my skills and knowledge as a Veterinary Nurse. I would welcome the opportunity to work with a varied caseload of both small and large domestic animals where possible, with both the patients and clients at your clinic.
I currently volunteer at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, working exclusively with rescued Koalas, with the aim being their rehabilitation and ultimate reintroduction to the wild, and have previously volunteered at the RSPCA.
As a part of my placement, ideally I would be looking for a minimum of 8 hours per week to satisfy the requirements of my course, in addition I am required to complete 4 x 2 week fulltime placement blocks spaced throughout the placement. Whilst undertaking clinical experience I would be fully covered by my institution’s insurance. Additionally, my training institution is offering free continuing education to all clinics that take on their students.
Please contact me with any available work experience on 0431 341 465, or email@example.com
Laura Quinn, Perth, WA (posted 4th September) Trainee Vet Nurse
My name is Laura Quinn and I am currently studying for a Cert IV in veterinary nursing. I am looking for a placement for at least one day per week and I am fully flexible as to the days/hours that I am available. I am hoping to start the placement as soon as possible!
I have volunteering experience at a native wildlife centre in Perth in which I worked as a rehab volunteer. I am extremely hard working and passionate about animals. I have been working towards my Cert IV for 6 months and have been doing really well thus far. Becoming a vet nurse is something I have always wanted to do in Ireland however the course was extremely hard to get into there. I was thrilled when the possibility came up again in Perth! I am hoping this placement will be my first step into a long and pro-active career working with animals.
0415 359 260
Monique Davenport, Gold Coast, QLD (posted 2nd September) Trainee Vet Nurse
My Name is Monique and I am looking for a trainee Veterinarian Assistant/ Nurse position on the Gold Coast.
I am currently doing my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing through Animal Industries Resource Center (Pro Vet), a course which requires a minimum of 15 hours per week of paid work in a Veterinary Surgery but I would happily do more hours if this was requared
This experience would be so very rewarding for me and the potential future I am endeavouring to achieve in this career path. I am a conscientious, self-confessed perfectionist who strives for excellence in any challenge I am faced with in a professional and diligent manner.
I do have previous experience working in the Veterinary industry and working with RX works computer software.
I have a large passion for exotics and I also have a large amount of experience with rodents as I am the founder of Cavy Angel's Guinea Pig Rescue Inc. Exotics are my true passion but I also have a huge love of all animals!
I acknowledge that there are many challenges within any surgery, but I recognise these potential adversities and trust in my confidence with animals to consider myself both mentally and emotionally prepared.
I do have a holiday booked for the 07/10/2015 till 08/11/2015 so would sadly need some time off then but I am extremely keen and would love your consideration. Please feel free to contact me any time
Emily S, Ipswich, QLD (posted 1st September) Qualified Vet Nurse
I am a novice Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV obtained in 2013) looking to improve my skills and become proficient in all areas of nursing. I have just finished 5 weeks of full time locum nursing work and am eager to continue. Previously I worked as an Animal Attendant for five years.
My duties included:
- Observation/monitoring/nursing of patients during surgery, recovery and hospitalisation
- Preparation of surgical equipment + setting up for surgery
- Feeding/medicating/bathing animals
- Assisting in consultations
- Performing PCVs (and beginning to use the IDEXX machine)
- Scheduling daily duties (including cleaning).
I have experience handling various species of domestic and native animals.
I am seeking any position from casual to full time, and would willingly work in a trainee VN or VN role. I have full availability (including weekends) and my own transport/open manual licence.Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a resume and references.
Olivia, Goulburn Mulwaree and Southern Tablelands region (posted 31st August) Qualified Nurse
I am a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse with 6 years experience in the field. I am looking for permanent or part-time employment in NSW with a business that will enable me to further my education and experience. I have a keen interest in dentistry, emergency care and large animal husbandry.
The majority of my experience involves small animal nursing and reception duties. I enjoy working with our clients to give them a friendly and comfortable experience.
Please contact me at email@example.com for a CV or any further information.
Sibon Maillard, Melbourne (posted 28th August) Trainee Vet Nurse
My Name is Sibon Maillard, I am seeking a position in a vet nursing position so I can have a job that I am excited to wake up and go to work everyday, and a job that will compliment my tertiary education. I am located in Melbourne, Victoria, I am willing to travel around 40 km from Thornbury.
I currently study three subject of a Bachelors Degree in Animal and Veterinary Science, in order to attain my Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. I don't have many contact hours which will allow for time to dedicate to this role. I major in molecular and evolutionary genetics and animal health.
I am very interested in gaining experience in the industry that I am very passionate about and that I can use thoughout my degree and for the future. Any opportunity would not be wasted on me, i am very passionate about animal welfare and animal health, and i have a desire for continuing education.
Please note, I have my animal first aid certification, a diploma in Veterinary assistance, two degrees in PR and Communication and and i Volunteer at Guide dog Australia. Although I lack the hands on experience, i have the drive to learn and become very successful in the industry.
If you require any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me as I would be delighted to discuss my application.
Please contact me if you would like to view my cover letter and Resumè: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine, Perth (posted 24th August) Qualified Vet Nurse
My name is Catherine, I am 21 years old, and a qualified and registered veterinary nurse, graduated in 2013.
Currently I am bettering myself and my career by studying anaesthetic through Australian College of Veterinary Nursing.
My career goal is to become a surgical nurse with a diploma. I have an interest in surgical nursing and rehabilitation. I have worked with large animals for some time, but not in industry. All my industry experience is with small animals and pocket pets.
I am confident with clients, having most of my employment history revolving around customer service. I am comfortable working on reception with clients and answering phone calls. I have experience with in-house x-ray and ultrasound machines, as well as experience using IDEXX in-house pathology equipment. I am confident using the computer systems Vivid VPM and Vision VPM.
I am looking for full time work in Perth southern suburbs, possibly northern suburbs if it is close to the river. I can be contacted on my email: email@example.com for request of further information or
Cindy, Central / West Victoria (posted 14th August)
I started Vet Nursing in 1988 and have proceeded to work on and off for most of that time in various clinics in Vic,Tas and NSW. I am experienced in both large and small animal work and I at my best 'in the field' having accompanied many young vets out to sheep, cattle and goat calls. Having grown up on a farm I am well acquainted with many species however don't even think of asking me to handle a snake! I don't do reptiles.
I have not locumed for approx 3 years so would need to update my knowledge on the new drugs and any new procedures but I am a very fast learner and can work under pressure, in a emergency situation and without constant supervision. I have looked into obtaining my cert IV but cannot find the funds at the moment. I would love to do Canine and then Equine Myofunctional Therapy and work in the rehabilitation area.
I am currently hoping to do a concise grooming course which will tie in with the massage.
If your Clinic needs a 'Jack Of All Trades but Master Of None' (at the moment) give me a call or email. I am located in the Central/West of Victoria and own transport.
Cindy - 0417 386 313
Grace Dunn, Brisbane, QLD (posted 13th August) Trainee Vet Nurse
My name is Grace and I am in my third year at university, studying Veterinary Technology. I have done placement with a few veterinary clinics and they have been more than happy with my work. I am a very kind, enthusiastic person. Currently I work as a waitress and a stable hand, as well as studying at university, so my time management skills are very good. I have also done some volunteer work at the Moreton cattle sale yards.
I am looking for part time work, as a receptionist or nurse, and with my current schedule, I am free everyday except some Friday mornings. I am looking to work in the Wynnum area, up to 40km travelling.
Please let me know if you would like to read my resume, or perhaps you may have a job that I would be suitable for. You won't be disappointed. You can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0488 276 315.
Lyn Mansfield, Norwest Sydney, NSW (posted 12th August) Qualified & Experienced Vet Nurse
REFRESHED & REARIN’ TO GO!
I am a Certificate 4 Veterinary Nurse having graduated in 2011. I have been working in various clinics since February 2009. Having completed my certification and gained some clinical experience, I feel the time is right for me to step up and establish myself. I am happy to be considered for both full and part time positions.
My pre vet nursing employment history includes extensive customer service and office administration. I have had many years experience in all facets of office procedure including reception, customer service / sales support, accounts payable and receivable, stock control and small office management.
I came to vet nursing as a change in career, seeking the opportunity to work in a field to which I have long aspired. I am keen to further my studies in nursing with particular interest in both surgery and post operative rehabilitation.
If you are looking for a mature, level headed and keen new member for your team, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. I may be contacted at any time, on 0412 089 431 or email me on email@example.com.
Lisa Del Favero, Australia-wide (posted 11th August) Qualified Veterinary Nurse
17 Years experience Large and small animal.
Seeking employment in an energetic, friendly (Preferably Large and Small animal) practice from December 2015 in Australia.
I am currently working in South Africa and proceeding with the move back home to provide stability for my family.
Team work, unrivalled patient care and client satisfaction are the key to a great practice.With my years of experience I'd like to give an opportunity for such a practice to experience.To grow and prosper.
For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org. or whatsapp /SMS +27 7117 30995.
Louise, Hervey Bay & Surrounds, QLD (posted 10th August) Trainee Vet Nurse
I would like to be considered for any current or upcoming positions available in Hervey Bay QLD or within 45 minutes of Hervey Bay. I believe I am friendly, reliable and have a great passion for working for caring for animals. I also have excellent customer service and communication skills as I have worked in retail and customer service for the past five years. I have recently been doing work placement at a Vet Surgery which i thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the opportunities I was able to be included in whilst there.. Unfortunately I have had to put my study on hold whilst searching for paid employment at a Veterinary Surgery as it is now a requirement of 15 hours per week of paid employment.
I have listed below the duties I am confident with and have completed whilst doing my work placement. I can provide my resume as well as references from previous employers and the Veterinarian of where I have been doing work placement.
- Assist with surgery preparations by clipping and shaving fur or hair, swabbing skin, and administering and monitoring anaesthesia.
- Provide surgical support by handling instruments.
- Administer medication to animals under the direction of a veterinarian
- Maintain hygiene by cleaning and disinfecting animal cages, floors, benchtops, consulting rooms, waiting rooms and surgeries.
- Sterilise instruments, dressings and other equipment
- Maintain stock control of medicines, bandages, cotton wool, syringes and other equipment.
- Perform reception duties, including answering the telephone, making appointments, preparing accounts, accepting payments and writing receipts.
- Provide animal care information on nutrition, parasite control and behaviour.
- Record and maintain clinical and office records of animals attending the surgery.
- Assist with patient admission and discharge.
Sincerely, Louise Wright - email@example.com
Emma Fisk, Melbourne, VIC (posted 7th August) NZ Qualified Vet Nurse
Dear Vet clinics of Melbourne. I am seeking paid part time or full time work.
Hopefully on a permanent basis within Melbourne. I have completed my cert IV in vet nursing in NZ and moved here in 2014. At this time I am gaining experience in all areas of vet nursing by undertaking locum contracts. I hope to find something more permanent Work here in Vic.
I have great all round Floating vet nurse experience E.G running in house bloods, Autoclaving kits, processing lab results , preparing patients for surgery, Providing hospitalized care and post-surgical care, anaesthetic nursing, providing reception support duty's. I have strong customer service background and have also worked in a lab as a specimen receptionist. So my strengths are phone service and laboratory testing.
Currently I'm based in Richmond but can work anywhere in Victoria near public transport. Previous vet clinics have described me as an earnest hard working kiwi girl who loves to chat with customers.
Resume and referees available upon request.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
0490 092 253
Melissa, Geelong/Melbourne/Ballarat, VIC (posted 5th August) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Trainee Cert IV
Hello I'm seeking the opportunity to undertake voluntary work placement or a paid traineeship role within a small or mixed practice.
Currently studying certificate IV in veterinary nursing.
2014 saw me Completed certificate 3 in animal studies. Prior to this my certificate 2.
Some Experience with practical placements in the past aswell as running bloods and processing pro vet orders, sterilising kits and assisting vets with surgerys, running bloods. administration of medication, and monitoring of patients when I worked on a horse stud in the "in house" hospital
Currently I'm based in Geelong but would travel as far as Melbourne areas and also Ballarat areas. Anywhere around 2 hours away.
Keen, honest, reliable and willing to learn as much as I can. I still have heaps to learn and it's a great opportunity to train someone the way your clinic likes there nurses to work. Covered under training providers work cover while studying.
Please contact me if you have a spot available within a clinic.
Resume and references also available detailing current experience
Hope to hear from you soon
0419 716 168
Taylor Lamattina, Eltham & Surrounds, VIC (posted 5th August) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hi My name Is Taylor Lamattina from Eltham Melbourne and I am currently looking for a Traineeship job in Vet nursing so I'll be able to complete my Certificate IV in vet nursing.
I am currently finishing up my Certificate III In animal technology at Boxhill institute. From this course I have gained experience with working with needles and syringes and measuring up doses of medicine, as well as using anaesthetic machines, and some practice using surgical equipment. and of course handling animals, I have also done work experience at the RSPCA. Duties included cleaning with F10, animal handling, animal feeding, dog walking, vet checks and paper work. I am willing to travel long distances to get to work as I am a very committed person.
My phone number is : 0468 915 447
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