Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT

Veterinary Dermatology Clinic, Canberra-Based Mobile Service (posted 4th March)

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Are you looking for change?

Then look no further!

VDC is recruiting for a fun energetic vet nurse to join our team in Canberra. Whilst nursing experience in busy referral or GP practice is essential, no previous dermatology experience is necessary and we are happy to provide all the training required - we value an enthusiastic attitude toward learning, so don't doubt yourself and reach out. We are offering a part time position, ideally working between 7.30am-5.30pm Monday and Tuesday. Our wonderful VDC Team are on hand to provide all the specifics or if you have any questions - 1800 VDC VET or send us an email with your resume to

Experienced Veterinary Nurse
The Veterinary Dermatology Clinic is an independently owned and operated specialty service established in 2016. We now operate at multiple clinics along the east coast of Australia including Canberra (Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital and the Animal Referral Hospital) and Sydney (Sydney Veterinary Emergency and Specialists (SVES), Veterinary Specialists of Sydney (VSOS) and North Shore Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Centre (NSVH)). We also conduct regular visits to regional areas including Newcastle, Kiama, Albury, Bowral and Hobart.

We are a small but super busy team committed to practicing an excellent standard of veterinary dermatology and veterinary medicine in general. Our patient's quality of life is our focus.

We love continuing education and provide regular opportunities for you to further develop your specialty veterinary nursing skills.

We are currently recruiting for an amazing, friendly, energetic veterinary nurse to join our rapidly expanding team to support our Sydney location.

The ideal candidate will possess:

The responsibilities of this role would include:

The position available is part time - 7.30am - 5.30pm Monday and Tuesday, contact us for specifics regarding hours and location.

Wages are well above award and supplemented with quarterly bonuses, weekly "Team Legend" rewards and paid team activities throughout the year (electric bike tour through Murrumbateman's wineries anyone? Paint and Pinot in the Southern Highlands maybe?) One of our lucky nurses will also get the opportunity to go to the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Boston, Massachusetts - it could be you!

Meet some of our team and hear them talk about why they love dermatology here;

To apply for this position, or to contact us with any questions, please reach out to Reegan on:
E: T: 1800 VDC VET (1800 832 838)

Inner South Veterinary Centre, Narrabundah (posted 26th February)


Vet Nurse Wanted

We are looking for a Qualified or soon to be Qualified Veterinary Nurse Super star to join our team of highly skilled nurses!    

Our nursing team works at a high level and is able to use their skills to the best of their ability. We have some of the best monitoring equipment, Digital x-ray machine, access to a huge range of continuing education and dedicated receptionists so you will rarely have to do front desk duties.  

So, if you are a nurse who wants to take their skills to the next level, who wants to become part of a team that gets to use the skills, be able to help vets manage cases and be able to provide a high level of care to our patients then Inner South is a place for you.     

This is a full time position.

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Get in touch with us today by submitting your CV and Cover Letter

Northside Veterinary Centre, Braddon, Canberra (posted 21st February)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time/Part time

Northside Veterinary Centre is a non-corporate, locally owned and run small animal veterinary clinic. We are a team of passionate, fun and supportive vets, nurses, animal attendants and receptionists. We advocate and aim for fear-free veterinary care and our clinic is an ISFM Gold Accredited Cat-Friendly Clinic.

We are looking for an honest, hardworking, and experienced nurse to join our team. We encourage and support ongoing learning and offer a great work-life balance, by understanding that life also exists outside of work.

The primary role of this position is to provide a high level of care to both medical and surgical patients using our vast range of veterinary equipment - multiparameter vital sign monitors, doppler, surgical and dental bair hugger, iM3 dental machines and dental x-ray, inspired air heaters, full IDEXX in house pathology suite, heated recovery and oxygen cages. We have a varied caseload with a percentage of dental and medical referral work that keep us on our toes.

The clinic currently opens 8am-6pm Monday-Friday and 8.30am-1pm Saturday. We are closed Sundays and all public holidays.

The ideal candidate will:

We shall offer:

Only experienced candidates shall be considered.

For any enquiries or to apply, please email

Canberra Veterinary Hospital, Lyneham (posted 13th February) Junior Vet Nurse


Canberra Vet Hospital is seeking a Junior Vet Nurse to join our fun & dynamic team.

Canberra Vet Hospital has an amazing team that is looking to grow our highly skilled nursing team. We are looking for a friendly and confident Junior Vet Nurse to join our team.  We are passionate about providing high standards of veterinary care. We come to work to do what we enjoy doing - helping improve the lives and wellbeing of animals and in turn doing the same for their owners.    

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We are looking for someone who is studying their Cert IV in Vet Nursing, so that we can help you progress into a career in the industry. We are also very happy with experienced nurses applying.   

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The successful applicant will possess the ability to:   

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If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply here with your CV and cover letter.

Canberra Cat Vet, Belconnen (posted 13th February)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time or Part Time

Canberra Cat Vet is looking for a full or part-time experienced/qualified nurse with a passion for all things feline. We are seeking a compassionate nurse who prides themselves on providing exceptional care to both patients and owners.

About us:

Canberra Cat Vet is a cat only clinic with 6 passionate vets (5FTE) and an incredible supporting team that includes dedicated receptionists, skilled veterinary nurses, trainee veterinary nurses, nurse assistants, and a beautiful clinic cat/boss, Annie. We are privately owned by 3 of the vets and are not associated with any of the corporate companies.

At Canberra Cat Vet, we strive to provide all team members with a great working environment where general health and well-being, as well as further education, are just as important as our focus on providing the best in veterinary care. We have an excellent reputation within the community and have a wonderful and loyal client base. We pride ourselves on having an enjoyable and productive workplace, and we do this by highly valuing trust, kindness, respect, reliability, good communication, and a great sense of humour.

Not confident with cats? Don't worry, we are happy to train you and will wait till you are confident before having you help with the more challenging cats.

About you:

About the job:

We are proud to have a welcoming and supportive team, and have recently received the following feedback from a locum nurse:

“The team at CCV welcomed me into their clinic with such warmth and were patient and supportive as I learnt the ropes.

CCV have a highly skilled and dedicated team, consistently providing a high level of care all while taking the time to check in on each other and have a laugh. Their genuine care and compassion for their patients, clients and each other shines through in all that they do.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary team and for the invaluable skills and knowledge they provided me."

How to apply:

If you have any questions regarding this position please don’t hesitate to contact our Practice Manager Leanne on (02) 6251 1444.

If you think this is the job for you, please email a cover letter and CV to Leanne at:

Capital Veterinary Hospital, Phillip, Southern Canberra (posted 25th January)

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We are growing and are looking for enthusiastic Veterinary Nurses to join our team. Nurses with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.

Are you a qualified Veterinary Nurse seeking to progress your career to the next level? Would you like to work in an environment where the whole team work together with equality and respect, have fun, and support each other? 

Why should I choose this practice?

Our small, busy practice shares a strong commitment to providing outstanding medical care and services to our clients and their pets. Our practice frequently receives referrals for compelling cases, providing an opportunity for you to broaden your knowledge and skills. You will be supported by a passionate Practice Owner, a team of nurses, dedicated receptionists, a highly skilled and supportive Practice Manager, and an external HR company – together we share our knowledge and expertise to support our team.

About you

If this sounds like the role for your please submit your resume and a brief cover letter to Maddy on

For more information, please contact: Maddy, Operations Manager on (02) 6282 5522or

The Village Vet, Downer, Inner Northern Canberra (posted 22nd January)

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About You:
Are you looking to join a group of people who love their job? Are you looking to make a difference to people and pet’s lives? Are you interested in work-life balance? So are we! And we want you. We believe in looking after our staff and their well-being. We focus on fostering a caring, close-knit relationship within our people, who support each other day to day. Qualified Veterinary Nurses welcome to apply.

About the role:

Excellent Standards:
The Village Vet in Downer, Canberra is a purpose built, modern, 4-year-old clinic with a loyal clientele base located within the trendy Inner North of Canberra. We are locally owned and not associated with a large corporate company. We have wonderful clients who are keen to pursue full diagnostics to work up their pets’ medical/ surgical condition.

We have a fully comprehensive onsite Heska laboratory suite - including a haematology, biochemistry, urinalysis machine, EPOC emergency blood gases and an excellent, fully serviced Binocular Microscope. We have brand new anaesthetic machines and our excellent nurses use the Advanced Multi-Parameter monitoring equipment including Doppler Blood Pressure monitor, Bair Huggers etc.

We use a top of the range IM3 Dental Scaler & Polisher unit and have a mobile Digital Radiography for our dental procedures. The clinic has a purpose-built radiography & ultrasound room including digital CR radiographic facilities and a brand new ultrasound machine.

We are proudly part of the ‘CEVA Calm Clinic’ program and have Adaptil and Feliway diffusers running 24/7 for our patients and we are a registered member of the Animal Poisons Centre with easy access to a large database of poisons allowing us to immediately treat toxicity cases.

Love Cats?
We are a feline friendly practice and have a completely separate cat entrance, cat-only waiting room, feline specific consultation room and separate feline hospital. We always promote a ‘stress free’ clinic for our feline patients.

Our Staff:

We offer:

Our location:
Downer is in the stylish Inner North of Canberra. A very popular place to live and work. We are located next to the trendy Gang Gang Café. Canberra is a diverse and cultural centre with a great mix of city and rural living. There is a thriving café scene and a great night life. We are close to the NSW coast for weekends away, the snow fields are a 2 and a half hours drive and there are plenty of interesting day trips to explore the local region. Canberra is a very family friendly city; it has minimal traffic, plenty of outdoor areas and interest groups to entertain you on the evenings and weekends. Click here for more information.

Contact Us:
If you would like to see & hear more and meet the team over coffee, please email us at or call Dr. Kimberley Godwin on 0405 225 326.

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Weston Creek Veterinary Hospital, South West Canberra (posted 11th January) Senior Vet Nurse




We are looking for more than just another body in the building, we are looking for an experienced veterinary nurse that:

What can we offer in return?

Are you interested?


Then get in touch with Dom Paton on 0414 704 247 or  to start the conversation.

Let us know about your experience by attaching your resume, and let us know where you want your career to go by attaching a cover letter.

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