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 recently 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.
Julia Halgren, Sydney Northern Beaches or North Shore, NSW (posted 26th May) Entry Level Vet Nurse
0432 962 026 or email@example.com
Looking for work in Sydney - Northern Beaches / North Shore.
I am currently volunteering at AWL Ingleside and am very eager to fulfil a passion and to complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE.
I am looking for part time work to fulfil my clinical hours and gain experience.
I'm available weekends and afternoons/nights and while I have limited experience working with animals I have always had animals, including cats, dogs, frogs, reptiles, mice, ducks and horses.
I am currently working as a full time events manager and am wanting to make Veterinary Nursing a secondary career.Please feel free to get in touch for a CV or more info.
Angie, Anywhere in Australia (posted 26th May) Wildlife Trainee Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Angie and I am soon to complete my cert IV vet nursing course. I am looking for a wildlife based clinic or hospital. Before beginning my my cert IV I worked in a wildlife hospital for three years and this is where my passion lies, particularly bird care. Experience in triage, first aid, x rays, surgery, intensive care, medicating, fluid therapy, recovery and rehabilitation, euthanasia.
Would love the opportunity to work in this area even for a short time and would consider relocating anywhere. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org thankyou.
Kesia Savill, Perth, WA (posted 26th May) Casual or Part Time Qualified Vet Nurse
I am an 18 year old qualified and registered Veterinary Nurse that graduated in December 2014.
I have had 7 months experience working as a Veterinary Nurse and have also had experience working in cat boarding and volunteering for a Wildlife rehabilitation centre located in Bibra Lake.
I am currently seeking a job that allows me to work as a casual or part time Vet Nurse as I am studying Animal Science/Health at Uni as of July.
I am able to work my study timetable around my work but I would preferably looking to work weekends and one day between Mon-Fri.
Please feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com or by phone on 0427 192 265.
Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
Lyn Mansfield, North West Sydney (posted 25th May)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ciara Seager, Perth (posted 25th May) UK Qualified Veterinary Nurse
British qualified veterinary nurse with a first class honors degree in veterinary nursing science, looking for part time, full time or locum work. Flexible with hours and available to work weekends. I have my own car for transport, so location not an issue. I am available for an immediate start.
From my previous experience in practice, I have covered a range of nursing duties from caring and assisting with routine and emergency procedures to running various nurse clinics; I am highly motivated and enthused by the diverse, daily challenges veterinary nursing offers. I provide high quality care to both patients and clients and have strong communication skills. I am punctual, reliable and keen to work in a new challenging environment.
If you have a position that is suitable for me or require further information such as CV or references please contact me on 0402 506 723 or email email@example.com
Thank you for your time.
Kate Treloar, Perth, WA (posted 22nd May) Trainee Vet Nurse
Hi, I'm a student looking for work experience as a full-time or part-time Trainee Veterinary Nurse.
I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and require work placement to further my course. I am also studying a Bachelor of Animal Science at Murdoch University, allowing me to broaden my knowledge and skills.
I have 5+ years experience in customer service roles, run my own pet sitting business and am a volunteer with the Dogs' Refuge Home.
I am based south of the river but would be willing to travel. Very flexible with hours and happy with a full-time, part-time or casual position at your clinic.
Please contact me on 0457 097 263 or firstname.lastname@example.org where I would be happy to provide my CV and references.
Kate Opitz, Adelaide or Perth (posted 21st May) Locum Veterinary Nurse
Cert IV experienced Locum Veterinary Nurse available for work in Adelaide or Perth and surrounds from late June/July onwards.
5 years general practice experience with the last 2 in a combined nursing/practice manager role.
Confident and competent in all aspects of nursing, with a passion for client and patient care.
Most proficient with RX works and CLvet, have also used Cornerstone, Vision & VetAid softwares.
Friendly, adaptable, hard working and reliable, get in touch for references and CV - email@example.com, 0401 346 012
Aly Kearton, Brisbane Northside, QLD (posted 19th May) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hi, my name is Aly Kearton and I am actively pursuing any work or volunteer work that may be out there for a student.
I am currently undertaking study of a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and am looking for the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and use my skills to do what I love. As a pre-requisite to my studies I require to have 480 hours of work placement under my belt which can be entirely volunteer work.
I have experience in the area as I have previously studied a Certificate III in Companion Animal Services and also completed a week long module with work experience at the Wacol RSPCA facility.
I am hard-working and trust worthy and strive to better myself every single day. My previous employment means I have a history of experience within the reception/administration area. This has allowed me to gain excellent interpersonal abilities as well as telephone and computer skills that are necessary to possess in day to day life. I am highly motivated and passionate about animals and the satisfaction that would come with any potential job opportunity.
I would love to hear from anybody who may be interested in taking me on within your clinic, even if it may be for a short amount of time. Please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0407 038 308 if you would like to view a resume or cover letter. Thankyou.
Erin Mecurio, Mornington & Surrounds, VIC (posted 19th May) Entry Level Vet Nurse
I am a 19 year old looking for a part time trainee nursing position.
I am currently studying my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with Open Colleges, and have recently completed the online Hill’s Veterinary Nutritional Advocate course. Previously I also completed the Introduction to Veterinary Nursing short course at Box Hill Institute of TAFE.
In terms of experience, I have done a 2-month placement at Frankston Heights Veterinary Clinic as an Introductory Level Veterinary Nurse, where I was guided to assist in holding animals for catheters and blood samples, set up IV fluids, stock and clean the practice, help monitor surgeries, care for recovering animals, assist in consultations, etc.
I currently live in Mornington, but have my driver’s license and a car and am willing to travel and move closer to the city when possible.
I am dedicated and hard working, and as I am studying online my availability is very flexible. Please contact me on 0481287384 or send me an email at email@example.com if you have a position open. I can provide references on request.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
Bronnie Morton, Brisbane Bayside (posted 18th May) Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Qualified Vet Nurse with 5 years experience in general practice and 3 years experience with grooming.
I am currently looking for casual day, night, weekend and locum work.
My previous experience includes 2 years as nurse clinic coordinator, 3 years general practice and grooming. I have experience in the admitting of patients, monitoring of anesthesia, pre and post-op patient monitoring, patient discharge, minor dental works, x-ray and ultrasound, stock control and all manner of administrative duties.
I am an extremely professional, reliable and friendly individual. My communication skills are second to none and I have a true passion for helping our furry friends and their families.
If I can be of any assistance please contact me on 0421 133 024 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte Russell, Sydney (posted 18th May) UK Qualified Veterinary Nurse
I am a British Veterinary Nurse with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. I have five years practical experience in a range of environments including private clinics, charity, referral and private hospitals, developing a particular interest in assisting within referral surgery and referral medical procedures including chemotherapy. I have also worked in Australian veterinary practices for over a year which has enabled me to become familiarised with vaccination and parasitic protocols.
During my last degree year I completed 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 me 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. They once again became employed when working at a referral hospital in Sydney, where I had to work in busy environment demanding a high standard of practice.
I am looking for work in Sydney and available from the 01/06/15. I am on my second year holiday visa, allowing a maximum of six months at a time.
Charlotte Russell BSc Hons RVN
Telephone: 0426 133 437 or Email: email@example.com
Tabatha, Brisbane Nth (posted 15th May) Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Qualified and highly experienced Vet Nurse available for casual or locum position I have over 17yrs experience in general practice, specialist practice and emergency practice and am now taking a break from full time work, whilst I start my own business.
Whilst I do this I am available for casual or locum work. Happy to fill any length position (short or long and at short notice if needed where possible). I am located in Narangba, on Brisbane’s northside however will consider a position anywhere within 45min drive around the Brisbane CBD. I am a happy, easy going and competent nurse who easily fits into any team.
For a copy of my CV please email me using email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call me anytime on 0409 719 956
Looking forward to meeting you soon.
Katie Howell, Southbank Melbourne, VIC (posted 14th May) Trainee Vet Nurse
After about 8 years of trying out different roles in Hospitality and looking at way too many animals course adverts on the internet than I’d like to admit, I kept assuring my mum that yes one day I will be a Vet Nurse! Now I’m starting to come to terms with the fact that I’m only really good at two things: Loving Animals too much and Persistence!!!
Hopefully these assets combined with my skills and experience make me the right candidate for your clinic!!!
I am looking for any opportunity/Role to start my journey in Nursing,with the pièce de résistance of gaining my Cert IV.
I have been with the RSPCA volunteering since 2013. I work in the Clinic and have covered various roles from wards, Iso, Assisting nurse's and currently prep room assistant.
I have also completed and passed a course in Vet Nursing. I did this course with the Veterinary Nurse Teaching Institute where I gained practical,Clinical Skills and knowledge to better equip me with entry to the work force.
I have my P2 driving licence and willing to commute !! Apart from these skills and many more I can also face paint and cook a mean steak !
I have been waiting for a chance to change my life and start my dream career for a while, hopefully that chance starts with your Clinic!
Chances are there not just to correct mistakes but also to determine worth.
Hopefully you can discover mine!!!
Please feel free to contact me on
Mobile 0406 032 253
Resume/CV and references available on request.
Thanks for your time.
Adrian Skidmore, Penrith, Western Sydney (posted 14th May) Veterinary Nurse / Animal Attendant / Kennel hand
Qualifications:Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, Certificate II Animal Studies
Experience: 4 years working as both a veterinary nurse and kennel hand for 2 different small Animal Veterinary practices. I am experienced in all areas of veterinary nursing from reception duties, assisting with surgeries/anesthetics monitoring, sample taking and pathology testing to grooming of animals and cleaning of all veterinary and kennel facilities.
Looking for: A rewarding, fast paced Veterinary practice or kennel which can provide me with tasks that can put my skills to use. I am available for full-time, part-time or casual positions as a Veterinary Nurse, Animal Attendant or Kennel hand any day of the week, including weekends and public holidays.
Contact info: Any questions or would like my CV please contact me via email at: Adrian.email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Samantha Evans, Brisbane, QLD (posted 13th May) UK Qualified Locum Vet Nurse
RCVS Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing - 2012
I have 8 years experience working in the Veterinary Industry in a Tier 3 Veterinary Hospital. 5 years Vet Nursing and 3 years as a Veterinary Receptionist prior to this.
I am living in Brisbane on a working holiday visa, looking for locum work or a 6 month full time position, available to start from the beginning of June. Whilst in Brisbane so far have done some work in a GP & a referral practice so have basic knowledge of RX works.
As a Veterinary Nurse I believe I am hard working, positive, responsible, outgoing, keen to learn new skills and able to use my own initiative. I work well in a group or individually, and work hard to become a valued member of the team. Working in a busy Animal Hospital environment has give me the skills to work well under pressure, follow instructions and use my own initiative to help ensure smooth running of the practice.
My previous responsibilities included: Inpatient care, anaesthesia, pre & post operative care, nurse clinics, client communication & care, stock ordering & stock control, social network advertising and teamwork.
Resume/CV and references available on request.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org 0404 120 052
Thank you for your time :)
Jade McCorry, Perth, WA (posted 8th May) Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing – Qualified December 2014.
I recently graduated as a Veterinary Nurse from Polytechnic West Bentley. After studying in several different fields I decided to take the leap and follow my heart by pursuing a career with animals. I am ready to start my career and would love the opportunity to continue developing and building upon my skills as a Veterinary Nurse in a clinic environment.
I enjoy all aspects of nursing, however I have a particular interest in surgical nursing routines. I have good interpersonal skills and love interacting with clients and their pets. I am hard working, enthusiastic, honest, dedicated, able to work in a team environment, and will always endeavour to provide the highest quality of care.
I have experience in reception duties, surgery preparation, anaesthetic monitoring, post-operation patient care, scheduling, calculating and administering medication, maintaining records, IDEXX systems, instrument sterilisation/processing, cleaning, and animal restraint/handling.
I am available for an immediate start and am looking for full time or part time work, and I am happy to work both weekdays and weekends.
If you have any positions you think would be suitable for me I can be contacted on 0414928640 or send me an email at email@example.com and my resume and any other documentation will be provided upon request.
Thank you for taking the time to read my advertisement.
Kathryn George, Australia-wide (posted 7th May) Experienced Locum Vet Nurse
Hi! . I am looking to start doing some locum work in any state/area.I am a qualified nurse with 6 years experience in busy general practice. I am currently employed full time so can only do short blocks at a time to begin with to give my boss plenty of notice ( he supports this venture ). I'm competent in all areas of nursing and am happy to give anything a go.
For more information and/or a resume please email me at:
Elizabeth Hefford, Sydney, NSW (posted 6th May) Qualified Veterinary Nurse
I am currently looking to start my career as a Full Time or Part Time Veterinary Nurse in the Sydney Region, after achieving my Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2013 and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014 at Ultimo TAFE.
I have exceptional experience working in different clinics, which has exposed me to the versatility of the Veterinary Industry.
After working in a high end fashion retail company which focuses purely on customer service, I believe that I can apply this to my career as a Vet Nurse extremely well. I am an enthusiastic, yet hardworking person, who brings a positive approach to any task I am given.
Resume and Cover letter will be given upon request. I can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time
Lisa, Perth or regional WA (posted 6th May) Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Lisa. I recently completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and am looking for work in WA. Although I am currently located in Perth, I am willing to relocate elsewhere in WA for the right position.
I have gained practical experience through my course at Applied Vocational Training and also through my volunteer work through a local wildlife rehabilitation centre. I have additional admin and medical terminology experience, and excellent customer service skills from my current role.
While I would prefer to work in a full time position, I am happy to undertake part time or locum work as well. I am flexible with my hours and am available weekdays, weekends and nights as required.
I have a friendly, bubbly personality with a strong work ethic. I am a motivated employee and am eager to work hard and continually learn. I have a real passion for animal health and am looking forward to my career in this field.
For a copy of my resume, please contact me via email email@example.com or phone 0424 311 888
Lauren Williams, Melbourne or anywhere in Sydney, VIC / NSW (posted 4th May) Entry Level Veterinary Nurse
I am looking for a voluntary 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 am more than happy to relocate back to Sydney for the right position.
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 manage a cupcake shop in Melbourne which involves me heavily interacting with customers to provide the best service. This includes corresponding with customers via phone, email and face to face interactions. I have also recently began invoicing and following up payments for large corporate orders.
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.
044 989 6118
Rachel Van Kesteren, West Melbourne, VIC (posted 4th May) Entry Level Veterinary 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 take workplace safety, animal welfare, infection control and client satisfaction seriously. If I had to describe my best qualities they would be reliability, hardworking, attention to detail, organised and positive.
I believe I have good communication skills and the ability to deal with people from a varied background. Working in a team and being able to share information, solve problems and make decisions has been very important in many of my job roles.
I am situated in Melbourne’s West. Any hours will suit me. I will grab whatever I can get.
Please email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maddy Todd, Southern Highlands, NSW (posted 1st May 2015) Veterinary Nurse
I am 23 years old and am seeking part time or full time employment in the Southern Highlands or surrounding area's.
I worked as a vet nurse for 3 years (2011-2014) at Canberra Veterinary Hospital and in that time completed my Certificate II in animal studies. I also completed 95% of my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, but had to drop out when I moved to the Southern Highlands and could not find any work in the industry. I am eagerly awaiting a position to become available to me so that I can re-enroll and complete my Certificate IV.
During my time at Canberra Vet Hospital, my duties included:
- Washing, drying and folding all of the washing,
- Washing and re-sterilizing surgical equipment,
- Setting up and packing away surgery,
- Running various blood and urine tests in-house,
- Performing all maintenance and troubleshooting on machines,
- Ordering all equipment associated with the blood machines,
- Filling in proper paper work to send blood and urine tests externally,
- Cleaning cages and dog runs,
- Restocking shelves,
- Restraining animals for every procedure needed,
- Confidently monitoring anaesthetics un-supervised,
- Administering/dispensing drugs as per vets instructions,
- Placing catheters and drawing blood confidently,
- Inducing anaesthetic in patients and waking them up appropriately,
- Admitting and discharging patients,
- Nurse consults ( dental checks, synovan injections, FIV boosters, ),
- High Density nurse consulting (starting consults for vets when they are running behind schedule),
- Writing up full patient histories after a day stay or routine procedure,
- Confidently Performing cat castrates,
- Confidently performing scale and polish on dog or cats teeth and probing them effectively to determine if any extractions are needed,
- Taking dental, abdominal, thoracic, spinal, lameness, skull radiographs,
- Setting up for endoscope procedure & assisting the vet with the scope,
- Successfully lavage patients stomach and perform enemas,
- General reception duties; answering telephones, taking messages, greeting clients, selling food and other products,
- Dealing with emergency admissions and euthanasia’s.
My Resume and References are available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact me via mobile or email.
Contact Details: Email: email@example.com Mobile: 0432 279 335
Thank You for your time,
Shaun Egerton, Newcastle/Hunter Valley, NSW (posted 30th April) Veterinary Nurse
My name is Shaun Egerton, I'm 26 years old and I live in Toronto NSW. I completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2013 and I am currently seeking employment in the animal care industry in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and the surrounding Hunter Region of NSW.
My previous experience includes work experience at several different veterinary clinics over two years and 10 months part-time employment as a vet nurse at a busy veterinary clinic predominantly involving the treatment of cats, dogs, rabbits and other small pets.
My duties included surgical preparation and assistance, reception duties and customer service, stock management, patient care inc. food prep, preparation and administration of medication, pre / post op care, grooming inc. trimming nails, bathing and hydrobath, plucking ears, ultrasonic dental cleaning for cats and dogs sans tooth removal, preparation and assistance with radiology and other diagnostics, clinic and equipment cleaning and maintenance.
Since early 2014 I have been employed in a retail position and as a travel support officer with the Department of Education and Training however I am very keen to re-enter the animal care industry. I am interested in full, part-time and casual work and I'm also open to volunteer work and would greatly appreciate any opportunity to gain new experience and improve my existing skills.
My CV is available on request along with references. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Phone: 0421 175 661
Alison McKenna, Perth, WA (posted 30th April) Veterinary Nurse
I am seeking a full time Veterinary Nurse position. My career objective is to work for a dedicated Veterinary hospital/clinic that allows me to continue to be educated and gain skills while growing as a Veterinary nurse and dedicating myself to any role.
Successfully completed :
- A Certificate in “ Foundations of Veterinary Nursing” with the Veterinary Nurse Insatiate Melbourne.
- A Certificate IV in “Veterinary Nursing” with Polytechnic West Bentley WA
- Currently registered with the Veterinary Surgeons Board WA
- A Certificate III in “Agriculture and Beef Production” – WA Agriculture College Harvey
- Completed work experience at Murdoch Emergency Hospital, Volunteer work at the Native Wild life Recue and obtained at least 50 hours of work experience at varies other small clinics..
If you would like a copy of my cover letter and resume with a number of reliable references please email or call me anytime.
Contact details: Alison McKenna, email - firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone - 0424 307 151
Katharina Correnz, Victoria or New South Wales (posted 29th April) Veterinary Nurse
My name is Katharina, I am a 21 years old vet nurse from Germany. I will finish my cert IV
In June and plan to come to Australia in July on a working holiday visa. I am an enthusiastic and friendly person who enjoys working with animals and assisting others within a team environment. I am an extremely motivated person and enjoy sharing my knowledge with and learning from others. I like being challenged and make the most out of every situation.
Within my employment history, I have been fortunate enough to work hard and with many veterinarians, all specialised in different species or fields in a clinic for small animals and this has provided an excellent education platform from which I wish to continually advance my career.
I also possess very good interpersonal skills and anticipate the needs and concerns of the clients and patients. I enjoy interacting with people and like to keep them well informed and contented with the care and treatment of their beloved pets.
Please contact me on email@example.com or 0049 15256109689
I will get back to you directly.
Rebekka Weusten, Perth, WA (posted 27th April) Veterinary Nurse/Reception/Animal Attendant
My name is Rebekka Weusten and I am 26 years old. I am returning to Perth, Western Australia on the 16th May 2015, from NZ, and as such I am seeking any opportunities of vet nursing/reception/animal attendant roles within the area.
I would prefer part time as I have a toddler, but will consider any opportunities. I have been qualified (National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and also National Certificate in Animal Care) since 2011 but have been around animals my whole life and am particularly experienced with neonates as my family bred both cats and dogs for many years and often they required specialist care.
As well as this, I have experience in Veterinary clinics both in NZ (one is a best practice accredited clinic) and briefly in Australia, and also ten years retail experience (mostly gained working for Greencross Ltd under Petbarn for both Animates in NZ and City Farmers in Western Australia-approximately six years with this company).
Therefore I have developed excellent customer service and sales skills which I feel are extremely useful and valuable for any prospective employer.
Thank you for your time in considering me, I am happy to forward my CV to anyone, and am also available to discuss anything further should you require more information.
I am available via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 410 908 389 or +642 7303 4601
Bridie, Gold Coast/Sth Brisbane, QLD (posted 27th April) Entry Level Veterinary Nurse
Hello, my name is Bridie. I am looking for a full-time veterinary nursing position around the Gold Coast or South Brisbane region.
I have completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies and I am studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I will be qualified by July/August and I have one and half years experience in a specialist clinic.
I can give you references. I am eager to learn and I am a very hard worker.
Feel free to contact me via email email@example.com or my mobile 0432 254 199.
Kate Lester, Brisbane, QLD (posted 27th April) Entry Level Veterinary Nurse
Hi, my name is Kate and I am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I have obtained a Certificate III in Animal Studies. I am currently seeking casual/part-time employment in a veterinary clinic in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas. I am seeking a position that will allow me to progress my training and improve my skills as a trainee vet nurse.
I have over 2 years retail experience that has allowed me to develop very good customer skills. Currently, I am volunteering at Wacol RSPCA. Therefore, I am exposed to animals and people within the veterinary and animal industry regularly.
I have my license and I am willing to drive and I am flexible with my timetable. I am available on short notice.
For any further information, a copy of my resume or referees, please contact me via my phone: 0406 627 319 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kasey, Sydney, NSW (posted 27th April) Entry Level Veterinary Nurse
My name is Kasey and I am a current Vet Nursing (Cert IV) student, looking for work placement or traineeship opportunities in the Sydney region. I am looking for paid or unpaid work to gain experience in the vet nursing industry and to complete my certificate (480 hours).
I have animal experience across a range of environments - having been raised on a farm, working as an Aquarist/Aquarium Keeper at Manly Aquarium (fish, birds, and reptiles), and volunteering at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital.
My current tasks include:
- Animal husbandry/handling
- Food preparation (including medications)
- Administering basic treatments
- Cleaning and exhibit maintenance
- Customer service (guided site and animal tours)
- Daily health/exhibit checks
- Caring for exhibited and rehabilitation animals
I am also currently completing an Aquarium Vet Certificate, and the Hills Nutritional Advocacy Course.
I am available any day, and am ideally looking for a minimum of one days work a week (ideally more!). I am currently located on Sydney's Northern Beaches but I am more than willing to travel to work.
Please contact me if you have any available opportunities.
0466 424 663
Georgia Hindes, Central Coast, NSW (posted 24th April) Veterinary Nurse
I am a qualified Cert IV nurse with over five years experience. Located on the NSW, Central Coast. I am confident in all areas of veterinary nursing. I also pride myself on communication skills and client building relationships. I have exceptional animal handling skills. I have a history with companion animal nutrition and have worked for Nestle Purina in the past.
Full resume is available, should it be required, at any time.
I am seeking work on the NSW, Central Coast. My phone number is 0466 355 964 and my email is email@example.com
Maew, Melb, VIC (posted 24th April) Veterinary Nurse/Animal Attendant
Qualified Veterinarian looking for Veterinary nurse or animal assistant position.
My name is Maew. I have been a qualified vet in Thailand for four years. I will be in Melbourne from May 2015 looking for work whilst in Australia on a 12 month working holiday visa. Due to the Veterinary license requirements, I know I cannot work as a vet in Australia but I am willing to use my range of skills and veterinary experience to work as a veterinary nurse or animal assistant. I am looking for any position from casual to full time and I am very flexible with work hours and shift work.
I have been working at a charity, Care for Dogs in Thailand, where I have gained lots of experience working with many different vets from many countries which has improved my English language skills.
Full details of my experiences are included in my CV, which is available on request.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily, Ipswich, QLD (posted 23rd April) Trainee Vet Nurse, Animal Attendant or Kennel Hand
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 willingly work in an Animal Attendant, Trainee VN or Kennel Hand role. I have full availability (including weekends) and my own transport/open manual licence.Please contact me at email@example.com for a resume and references. Hope to hear from you soon.
Cecilia Navarro, Adelaide, SA (posted 21st April) 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 completing an undergraduate degree in Science majoring in Animal Behaviour at Flinders University. Additionally, I have successfully completed Certificate I and II in Animal Studies at TAFE SA. I am presently searching for a veterinary clinic to take me on as a paid trainee vet nurse, in order to begin my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
I have over 4 years’ experience in Customer Service, with three 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 and Animal Trainer. This involves the opening, closing and management of the store, maintaining both storeroom and the shop floor whilst leading a small team. I am also experienced in the training of puppies through hosting and managing puppy pre-school classes.
Since February 2015, I have been undertaking work placement with a local vet clinic, where I have been exposed to many veterinary nursing duties, ranging from monitoring surgeries, using in-house laboratory equipment for blood and urinary analysis and prepping surgical equipment, etc. I have also been assisting in their puppy pre-school and older puppy (4-7 months) school classes.
I have a very flexible availability and would be able to begin work within 2-3 weeks’ notice. I have my full driver’s license, and am quite willing to travel. Granted an opportunity I feel that I would exceed the expectations of a future employee as a vet nurse.
For further information, a copy of my CV or referees, please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone on 0431 388 941
Holly, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs, VIC (posted 20th April) Experienced and Qualified Locum Nurse
Hi I'm Holly. I am a certificate IV qualified nurse with over 7 years experience. I have worked in both general practice and emergency and critical care.
I am available to work in your clinic Friday nights or Saturday and Sunday mornings, afternoons or evenings.
I am bubbly, outgoing and I work well in a team, but also feel comfortable working sole charge. I am very reliable and work hard. Client satisfaction and customer service are very important to me!
I am located in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Kilsyth, and am willing to travel up to 50 km.
If requested I will happily send through my CV, copy of my certificate and references.
I am available on short notice. Please feel free to contact me on 0431639121 or via email email@example.com.
Lisa Duong, Melbourne, VIC (posted 17th April) Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Dear Practise Manager,
My name is Lisa Duong and I'm currently looking for part time/casual work as a Vet nurse in Melbourne. I am studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Box Hill Institute so that I can pursue my passion for caring for animals.
The reason I've decided to study Vet nursing is because I want to be able to learn how to care for animals and also how I can be of assistance and of a voice for them.
- I have a very bubbly personality and a hardworking ethic. I'm always open to learning new things and have a drive not to meet expectations but to excel.
- I offer my commitment and knowledge in order to fulfil clients' satisfaction and thrive in a bright and friendly environment.
- I offer qualities such as initiative, that brings great team work in order to create a positive atmosphere throughout the workplace.
- Determined to work hard through a pressured environment and value the needs of clients.
- Organisation is one of my many skills I have to offer in order to be on time and manage my life through balance and a friendly personality that is needed to fill the position.
I have volunteered for 6 months at my local shelter, The Australian Animal Protection Society in 2014. I have also 2 months experience working at a Veterinary Clinic where I have learnt an abundance of skills such as reception duties, restraining animals, grooming duties and more.
I just want to thank you for your consideration and time and will continue to stay alert to any response by email or mobile.
Please feel free to contact me on 0421139993 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require anymore information, or would like to see my resume.
Yasmine Riddler, Nth Brisbane, QLD (posted 17th April) Qualified Veterinary Nurse
I am a registered Veterinary Nurse from Perth, Western Australia and have been working in this industry for over two years. I studied at Applied Vocational Training in Perth and achieved my Certificate IV of Veterinary Nursing and was awarded ‘Special Achievment in the class’ at graduation. Whilst studying this course, I gained employment and have worked in a clinic for two years. I also have experience in animal emergency and critical care.
I am moving over to North Brisbane and will be able to start full time or part time work at the end of May. I am looking for a Vet nurse/ receptionist position in a specialty clinic or general practice.
For my resume, cover letter and further references please contact me on 0411 227 173 or email@example.com
Monica, Gold Coast, QLD (posted 16th April) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Hello, My name is Monica, I am 37 years old and am currently doing my Cert IV in Vet Nursing. I am currently working also but am looking for work placement in a Vet surgery on the Gold Coast to complete my practical learning of the course. I am looking for one or two days a week unless paid work is available as I still have to work throughout my course. I have worked in hospitality and am very competent in handling and balancing of money and customer service and am a very quick learner! I am currently employed at a post office but animals are my passion and I would leave for paid work but would gladly accept unpaid work placement to fit into my work schedule. Please contact me about any spots available as I am very keen to start my hours and hands-on learning. Thank you,Monica
Ph: 0402 620 930
Ann Parkins, Northern Brisbane, QLD (posted 16th April) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Part Time|Contract/Locum|Casual - Brisbane North - QLD
I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and participating in 2 days per week (Tuesday & Wednesday) work placement at BVSC Albany Creek. I am seeking a position within a clinic that will be willing to contribute to my training, correspond with my Course Provider and assist me to become the best vet nurse that I can be. I have done basic monitoring, drawing medications, administering medications S/C, post op care including basic obs and extubation. I have sat in on opthomology surgery and dentals, performed xrays and assisted with ultrasounds and ct scans, assisted with Chemo Therapy and radiation therapy.
I am extremely motivated and determined, am a fast learner and extremely confident that I will be successful once given an opportunity.
I am a foster carer for animals that require care until they can be placed in their forever homes which will likely include juvenile to adult, mums with bubs, sick and injured etc. As well as assisting with the Rescue groups ads on websites and fundraising activities.
I wholeheartedly believe that for what I lack in clinical experience I definitely make up for with my passion to learn, my ability to learn quickly and my motivation to become a Vet Nurse.
My long term goals once I've completed my qualification is to firstly gain valuable experience in clinics and emergency then I would like to either look at specializing in a field (possibly oncology) or working as an ICU/Emergency nurse.
I have an extensive back ground in sales, retail and admin with my last role being Administration Manager. My customer service abilities are second to none, I have a clear, professional telephone manner and the ability to empathize and sympathise in times of need. My academic record will also show that I have been receiving an average of High Distinctions, as I am highly committed to my studies.
I am seeking a position that I can preferrably work around my current placement and family commitments, however will consider moving on from my placement for the right position.
I would be happy to provide my resume, academic record, introduction letter and any other required information upon request.
Contact me to have a chat. You never know, I may be just what you need!
0410 653 369
Jessica Perks, Mitcham, Melbourne (posted 15th April) Entry Level Nurse
My name is Jessica Perks, I'm looking for a potential traineeship or part time work in a veterinary clinic. I am currently in Mitcham, Melbourne, however I am happy to travel to a clinic that is within the area or up to a half an hour away.
I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing by correspondence which allows my studies and time to be flexible. I am also currently working 8hrs of Work Placement at South Eastern Veterinary Hospital, Clayton, every Monday. My duties currently, include cleaning and disinfecting cages, prep room and surgery room. Calculating dosage rates and drawing up pre-meds and the medication used for surgeries and completing the daily jobs listed for the clinic. I hope to work on the reception side of the clinic soon as well. I have also recently given injections and ear tattoos for de-sexing pets.
I have also completed a Certificate 2 in Animal Studies which included volunteering within a veterinary clinic as a receptionist and using basic veterinary nursing skills. Volunteered 2 years at the RPSCA in the cattery and the vet clinic, I have over 3 years experience handling animals.
Please feel free to email me at Jessperks22@gmail.com or call me on 0400 953 067.
Tia, Melbourne (posted 15th April) Entry Level Nurse
My name is Tia, I am 16 years old andI am currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (Reception Skills Set), which will be completed by June 2015.
I am seeking employment as a trainee/student vet nurse in order to complete my full Cert IV. I would like to gain my Diploma in Critical Care/Emergency Nursing and study Cert III in Dog Behaviour and Training.
I have been volunteering at the RSPCA as a Vet Nurse Assistant for over a year and have casual employment at a boarding kennel during peak seasons. I have also completed The Introduction to Animal Nursing course at Box Hill Institute and have done work experience at two different clinics.
Ever since a young age I have had a love for animals and a strong passion to care for them. I am hoping that someone will give me the chance to fulfil my dream of becoming a veterinary nurse.
I am looking for employment or work experience within a practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne but I am willing to travel for the right job.
I am keen to learn and have a genuine love for animals. I am reliable, hard working and have a bubbly personality.
Cover letter and Resume are available upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.
Thank you for reading.
Please contact me via email or phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0414 866 755
Ashley Quinn, Sydney (posted 15th April) UK Qualified Vet Nurse
I am a UK registered veterinary nurse with experience of small animal work within the private sector. I am enthusiastic, organised and hard-working. A quick learner able to adapt to work in different sectors and teams, in addition to being a trustworthy lone worker.
I qualified with a higher national Diploma 6 years ago but have been working in the veterinary industry for 10 years.
I am confident in all aspects of nursing including critical care as I have been working in emergency care for 4 years.
I am seeking work in Sydney and am willing to travel. I have a one year working visa.
My CV is available on request: email@example.com
Elise Manallack, Melbourne (posted 14th April) Entry level / Trainee Vet Nurse
I am currently looking for a vet nurse traineeship or to work in the animal care industry, I have recently completed a introduction to vet nursing course which included basic animal care, and I am volunteering at a boarding kennel in Coldstream . I am a very tidy hard worker who loves to work in a team environment, i would like to further my passion for working with animals and would love to be considered for a position in animal care, I look forward to hearing from you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Ph: 0430 465115
Sophie Whybrow, Glen Iris, Melbourne, VIC (posted 13th April) Entry Level Nurse
Hi my names Sophie Whybrow ,
I'm currently undertaking my certificate IV at Box Hill Institute, although I've only just started I'm wanting to find Part time employment. I'm currently volunteering 2 days a week at Blackburn animal hospital, but would love to spend more time learning the on hand skills that I'm required to have as a vet nurse.
I'm still learning each day, and would be an assist to your team, to learn and grow from the ground up.
Here's a little about me-
- I'm 22, and reliable, i have my own car and available any day of the week.
- I understand the long hours, but i believe its worth it, helping animals live a long life is what
- i want to do with my life.
- I understand I have a long way to go, and a lot of knowledge to learn.
- But if your willing to teach, I'm wanting to listen.
- I live in Glen Iris, Melbourne and willing to Travel.
0488 223 390
Bettina Jordan, Mundoolun, Sth Brisbane, QLD (posted 8th April) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My name is Bettina Jordan, and I am currently studying my certificate III in Animal Studies & also a short course in Disease Pathophysiology through the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing.
I am looking for a vet clinic to complete my work placement in, as I have to complete a minimum of 30 days, which I am hoping to start in the next month or so.
I am very eager to learn every aspect of Veterinary Nursing, as I also endeavour to then further my studies to completing my Certificate IV and then a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.I have volunteered with the RSPCA for a while and enjoy working with all kinds of animals. I would consider myself to be a reliable, honest, enthusiastic individual who works well under pressure and enjoys a challenge. I have great customer service skills, I am very friendly and have a passion for animals.
I live in Mundoolun (near Jimboomba), and happy to complete my work placement on a weekend or any day that suits. I have my own car and I am willing to travel to a clinic that is willing to give me the opportunity to learn from them. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a resume and referees, or if you have any further questions.
Casey Whight, Brisbane Northside & Surrounds, QLD (posted 7th April) Entry Level Vet Nurse
I am currently studying my certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing internally at Grovely TAFE and have been since January. I have a certificate 3 in Horse Breeding also and nearly a years experience with the RSPCA coordinating the foster program. I have grown up on properties, working with horses and have always had animals.
I am looking for part time or full time work. I would change my study to external for the right job. I am located in Brisbane Northside but am willing to travel. Flexible to work any hours, have own car and open manual licence. Resume, cover letter and references available upon request. Feel free to email me on email@example.com.
Thanking you in advance for your time,
Sarah Sampson, Sydney, NSW (posted 7th April) UK Qualified 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:
- The provision of emergency nursing; dealing with critical patients in life threatening situations.
- Preparing patients for, assisting during (both in a non-sterile and aseptic capacity), and recovering patients following a variety of surgical procedures; including soft tissue, orthopaedic and emergency.
- Maintaining and monitoring patients during and after anaesthesia for routine and complicated procedures.
- Positioning patients for, performing and developing film and digital radiographs, and restraining patients for ultrasonography.
- Preparing patients for and performing intravenous catheter placement, and maintaining IVFT.
- Collecting blood, urine and other samples and performing laboratory diagnostic tests such as microscopy and blood analysis.
- Performing electrocardiography and blood pressure monitoring.
- Providing expert nursing care; monitoring, feeding, grooming and exercising hospitalised patients, and handling and restraining patients for examination or treatment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren, Melbourne, VIC or NSW (posted 7th April) Entry Level Vet Nurse
My Name is Lauren. I have completed my Certificate II and III Animal studies along with my Veterinary nursing electives.
I have recently started my Certificate IV Veterinary nursing with Open colleges. I am looking for work placement in a vet clinic. I am happy to offer my time for your training and expertise. I have experience volunteering in animal shelters in Germany and Cyprus.
I am very interested in dog training an psychology.
I am looking for a part - time role, at least 15-20 hours a week. This can be volunteering or paid.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for my resume - email@example.com.
I live in Richmond but am happy to travel anywhere that is near public transport.
I am also willing to relocate to NSW for the right position.
Amelia Morris, Sydney's Northern Beaches/North Shore, NSW (posted 7th April) Entry Level Vet Nurse
Looking for vet nursing work as a trainee while studying.
Relevant qualifications: Currently studying Cert IV Vet Nursing. Previously hold two bachelors, first aid certification, white card and diving qualifications.
Background: I spent several years working as a ZooKeeper for Taronga Zoo, working with primates as well as Australian flora and fauna. I have worked previously on reception for a veterinary clinic.
Type of Work: I am completing prac one day per week at a local vet (from May) and am looking for part time or full time paid work. I live on the Northern Beaches, Sydney and al looking for work either on the Northern Beaches or North Shore, Sydney.
Available from the 18th May 2015.
Contact: If you have a position in your clinic you think would be suitable, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0466 232 232 and I can discuss my experience and the position further with you.
Thank you in advance.
Jessica, Taylors Lake, VIC (posted 7th April) Qualified Vet Nurse
My names Jessica, im 21, have a passion for all animals. have looked after wildlife and have been training horses for the last 2 years, i have completed my Veterinary Nursing certificate 4, and wanting to get back into the clinic, i have had work experience with the uni and learnt a lot, both in surgery and clinic work. i have a great phone manner and experience in reception. available 7 days week and public holidays.
Phone: 0481 387 911
Melissa, Geelong, VIC or Australia-wide (posted 31st March) Trainee Vet Nurse
To all vets / practice managers
Keen, passionate 27 year old from Geelong vic- would re locate
Seeking paid employment or traineeship to undertake certificate IV in vet nursing through open colleges or preference of the clinic.
Completed certificates 2 & 3 in animal studies (vet nursing) through Golbourn Ovens TAFE with placements in small and large practices.
Previous work in an Equine clinic as stable hand. Also I've had work as a small animal groomers assistant,
Had/have own pets both small and large animals.
Good customer service skills (9. Years at McDonald's,) and also at Safeway.
Good understanding of computers (Certificate II in multimedia)
Currently working fulltime on a horse Stud; cleaning stables/yards, making and administration of some oral and IM medication, read, follow and file treatment sheets, place orders, sterilization of surgical equipment, bookwork of in / out patients, placing Provet orders, running bloods through hm5 & vs pro machine, handling and restraint of mares / foals.
Honest, reliable willing learner who is Keen to learn.
I feel i would be ideal to any clinic as I'm passionate about animals and would be a great canvas for any practice to be trained up to how you would like your next vet nurse to learn your way.
Looking for hands on experience and training to learn more vet nursing skills (small animal or equine clinic) with the benefit of a place to complete my certificate IV though and ongoing work after.
Resume available on request
Thank you for taking the time t read this
Please contact me via email if you have anything available
Hayley O'Neill, Beaudesert, QLD (posted 30th March) Entry Level Veterinary Nurse
Hello, I'm actively looking for work part time/full time in a fun, friendly mixed practice to complete studies to become a excellent qualified Veterinary nurse. I'm willing to travel up to 1 hour from Beaudesert QLD. I would also consider relocating for a dream job. Please contact me via email email@example.com and I am more then happy to give my CV and references. I will look forward to hearing from you if you have a suitable position available.
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