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Southpaws Moorabbin, South-East Melbourne, VIC (posted 25th January) Sterilisation Technician

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Full-Time Opportunities – Sterilisation Technician, Southpaws Specialty Surgery – Moorabbin
Southpaws - One of Australia’s best-known referral hospitals.

We aim to be the first choice for expert veterinary care. Our teams of veterinary experts ensure that the very best surgical, medical, cancer and critical care is delivered in a professional and comforting environment for pets and their families.

As an Employer

Southpaws are committed to leading the way in creating a workplace that operates the way we believe it should, rather than the way they always have. To help deliver on our goal of becoming an industry employer of choice, we have created career pathways that support year-on-year progression both for your capabilities as a professional, as well as your remuneration.
Southpaws are the only veterinary hospital in Melbourne to have full-time Training & Development and Human Resources Departments on-site. These permanent teams ensure the structure necessary to support people on their personal and professional journeys to fulfilling their potential.

Southpaws are proud of our values and look for these positive characteristics in all applicants:

The Role -

Southpaws are in the process of recruiting a Sterilisation Technician to join our growing team. We are open to applicants from any industry with experience in Sterilisation.

Core Duties –

What’s On Offer

Apply now to be a part of this exceptional team. Send your resume and cover letter to

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Parkville VIC (posted 16th January) AEC Category C Member


Employment Opportunity: AEC Category C Member

Governance Risk and Compliance Department

Job Description

An excellent opportunity is available for an AEC Category C Member to join the Governance, Risk and Compliance department at Australia’s pre-eminent biomedical research institute.

About the position

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Institute) is seeking expressions of interest for its Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) to fulfil the requirement of a Category C member under the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (8th Edition, 2013) (the Code).

As governed by legislation, the AEC is an authorise body formed to ensure that the use of live non-human vertebrates and higher-order invertebrates used for research and training purposes at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (the institute) is conducted at the highest standard of acceptability and that all such undertakings are reviewed and approved by the AEC.

As a member of the AEC you are responsible for deciding whether, according to your judgement, proposals meet the requirement of the Code and are ethically acceptable.

The role involves attendance at ten (10) AEC meetings each year, contribution to out of session executive reviews, participation in inspections of animal facilities and a willingness to participate in continuing education opportunities.

As stipulated under the Code the appointee must meet the requirement of a Category C member.

Category C - a person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution, and who is not currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category. While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected on the basis of active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation.

Selection Criteria

For consideration for this position, the candidate must meet the requirements for a Category C member as stipulated in the Code. That is:

Category C - a person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution, and who is not currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Veterinarians with specific animal welfare interest and experience may meet the requirements of this category. While not representing an animal welfare organisation, the person should, where possible, be selected on the basis of active membership of, and endorsement by, such an organisation.

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Knowledge and skills

Each candidate interested in applying for this role must be willing and able to

Terms of appointment

This is a volunteer position in which Committee members are paid an allowance to reimburse them for out-of-pocket expenses incurred as part of their role as a Committee member.

Expression of Interest or specific queries should be sent to Sam Kelly, Animal Ethics Officer and Committee Convenor via email Enquiries can also be made by phoning the Animal Ethics Office on 03 9345 2683.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on this link and uploading your CV, cover letter and a document addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format.

Application closing date:  1 February 2023

WEHI – Brighter together

WEHI is where the world’s brightest minds collaborate and innovate to make discoveries that will help us to live healthier for longer. Our medical researchers have been serving the community for more than 100 years. We bring together people with different skills and experience who are committed to long-term discovery. Our teams of researchers are committed to solving the most complex health problems, making transformative discoveries for cancer, infectious and immune diseases, developmental disorders and healthy ageing.

WEHI is a place where people are able to shine. People who are inquisitive, who are committed, who are passionate. People who want to make a difference. And we are committed to ensuring they have the tools to flourish, personally and professionally.

We are a community of researchers, students and professional service staff who work towards achieving discoveries that improve human health. We are driven by collaboration, curiosity and creativity. We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. We are WEHI. We are brighter together.

WEHI’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

At WEHI we strive to foster a flexible working environment that encourages individual differences and promotes collaboration and creativity. We recognise that talent does not sit within a single identifiable group in our society and that WEHI’s ability to shape contemporary scientific thinking and deliver leading professional services relies on a diversity of thought within our organisation. Our action to promote gender equality has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and we offer a range of support for women researchers. Our commitment to celebrating diversity and addressing inequities is further demonstrated through our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Gender Action Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and our WE-Pride network for LGBTQIA+ staff and students. We actively encourage applications from, people with a disability, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people and people with diverse genders and sexualities. Should you require support during the recruitment process due to special needs or consideration, please contact the People and Culture team.

WEHI’s commitment to Indigenous employment

WEHI is working to create a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be engaged at the scientific frontier, making exciting discoveries and decisions about the future of health in this country, and part of a leading professional services workforce supporting the realisation of these discoveries. We are committed to creating a culturally safe workplace and offering career development and leadership opportunities to First Nations staff and students. We strongly encourage any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

Greencross Vets, North Ryde, Sydney NSW (posted 12th January) National Clinical Education Manager

National Clinical Education Manager

About us:

Greencross Pet Wellness Company is a network of over 150 Greencross General Practice Veterinary Clinics, 20 Speciality and Emergency Veterinary Hospitals and 230 retail Petbarn stores. Knowledge and care are just two of our core values, as we know good patient and client outcomes are driven through the skills of our teams, and our investment into continuous improvement.

Each year we deliver a wide array of educational opportunities for our team members, from our 2022 Greencross Clinical Symposium, which had over 1000 veterinary professionals attending, and was followed by our Greencross Leadership Conference, to state based practical workshops, e-learning, webinars, online modular courses, the Greencross Veterinary Graduate Program, and access to internationally recognised veterinary resources.

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time National Clinical Education Manager to join our Learning and Development Team.

About the role:
The National Clinical Education Manager will be responsible for the design, development, delivery and coordination of clinical education strategy for the Vet Services GP network. This role will work in close coordination and partnership with key stakeholders within the business and the Veterinary Learning and Development Manager and National Training Manager for Speciality and Emergency.

As the Vet Services Learning and Development Manager your responsibilities will include:

About you:

The successful applicant will have:

This role will suit a highly organised and driven veterinarian or Vet Nurse with an interest in learning and development. If you are interested in applying, please register your interest via this link. Confidential discussions can occur with Derek Del Simone 0417 202 998

Insight Mobile Veterinary Diagnostics, Melbourne & Surrounds (posted 11th January) Qualified Vet Nurse for Mobile Diagnostics

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Looking for a fresh start in the new year?

Insight Mobile Veterinary Diagnostics is looking for an experienced casual small animal nurse with certificate IV qualifications for Mondays and Tuesdays. Pay is above award and negotiable.

We are a mobile medical specialist business with the bulk of work performed in Melbourne and some work performed in Geelong and Mornington Peninsula. We travel around to vet clinics performing specialist in-house diagnostics. The job is very low stress, relaxed and comes with reliable hours. The job does entail a lot of driving.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and vibrant nurse with good animal handling skills and interpersonal communication. Training will be provided. Ideally the start date will be in the next couple of weeks.

The role entails driving (licence required), setting up and packing down light equipment, restraining animals for ultrasounds and assisting with placement of catheters, monitoring and administering sedatives and anaesthetics, assisting with endoscopic procedures etc. Every day is different, learning new skills whilst working in a fun and low stress environment.

If you would like to become part of our team, please email your application including a cover letter and resume to or visit the website if you would like to find out more about us.

Sydney Veterinary Emergency & Specialists, Rosebery, NSW (posted 11th January) Operations Manager

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Title: Operations Manager – Sydney Veterinary Emergency and Specialists

Sydney Veterinary Emergency & Specialists are looking for a full-time Operations Manager

Sydney Veterinary Emergency & Specialists is a 1000m2 purpose-built veterinary hospital which in conjunction with our exceptional staff allows us to provide excellent care to patients. The emergency service is a 24 hour a day service with a team of experienced and supportive Vets. The referral team comprises of surgical, medicine, anaesthesia and imaging specialists, in addition to our dermatology specialist and dental service.

We are looking for a caring and professional operations manager to join the team on a full-time basis.

About you:

About the job:

About SVES:

 Please send your resume to Clare.Kolokossian@Vet.Partners

The Vet Practice, Whittlesea, Outer NE Melbourne VIC (posted 4th January) Business Manager

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Business Manager – The Vet Practice Whittlesea

Apiam Animal Health is comprised of Australia’s leading rural and regional veterinary practices.  Apiam incorporates over 200 highly experienced, industry leading veterinarians with expertise across the companion animal, equine, dairy, feedlot, and pig sectors.  Apiam Animal Health is a fully vertically integrated business, including having veterinary wholesale, warehousing, logistics, and other ancillary services.

Our vision is Healthy Animals and Happy People.

Due to our continued growth, we are seeking a Business Manager to work closely with the General Manager Southern Operations and the clinical leads to oversee and provide leadership to The Vet Practice Whittlesea.

While we are classified as a general practice clinic, The Vet Practice offer’s much more than a standard general practice. Between our dedicated reception team, our hospital, and our rehabilitation team, we pride ourselves on educating clients about their options, while offering a variety of both holistic and medical, diagnostic and treatment options.
You will work to achieve day-to-day operational efficiency, strategic and financial objectives, to plan resources and to develop and mentor team members

Key Criteria:

Qualifications & Experience Required:


If this position excites you and you would like to take the next step in your career then send your CV and cover letter to

Veterinary Specialists of Sydney, Miranda, Southern Sydney NSW (posted 23rd December) Billing Clerk

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Billing clerk - Flexible Work Hours

We are excited to be looking for a superstar Billing Clerk to join our team. You will be a key player in contributing to the success of our business by ensuring that all charges are captured and align with the patient’s treatment record. You will work with our wonderful clinical staff to coordinate and maintain accurate invoices and give our patients families billing updates while their fur-babies are in hospital care.

About Us

Here at VSOS, we are dedicated to ensuring each and every pet who comes into our hospital has the best possible outcomes. Our people are amazing. Passionate, brilliant, and deeply compassionate. We are a close-knit team, working together in an inclusive and supportive environment, where everyone is empowered to deliver gold standard standards.

What our customers are saying:

“Fantastic service. Available, friendly, and immediately responsive”

“The team at VSOS are second to none”

“Super caring and compassionate staff who genuinely care about pets”

About This Role

As a successful billing clerk, you already have a good idea as to the day-to-day requirements of being a billing and accounts legend. Knowledge of the veterinary industry or a nursing background are advantageous, however the focus will really be on your attention to detail. Here are some of the key skills that we are seeking that are particularly relevant to this opportunity:

About You

Your qualifications are certainly essential to your success in this role and it is expected that you will impress us with your skills in some of the following ways;

Our Location

We are located in Miranda in The Shire. Only 26kms south of the Sydney CBD and near some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. We are surrounded by cafes, have a major supermarket across the road and lots of other amenities close-by.

Our Offer

In order to attract a legendary Billing Clerk like you, we have a flexible approach to remuneration based on your expertise and potential – typically this will include

Please email your resume with a fun covering email as to why we should choose you:

Vetwest Osborne Park, North West Perth WA (posted 16th December) Administration & Warehouse Assistant

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Have you ever wanted to work in the Veterinary Industry – but weren’t sure what you could do?

The Administration and Warehouse Assistant plays a key role in the day to day running of the Vetwest / Vetpartners administration office in Osborne Park and provides administrative and warehouse support to both Support Office and Vetwest. You are able to take direction from the WA Support Office Manager and the Total Wellness Plan Administration Assistant and ensure that all documented administrative procedures and tasks are performed accurately and efficiently.

You must have sound organizational skills and perform your work with accuracy, attention to detail and efficiency. You can take guidance and instruction from management and use initiative to aid in the improvement of documented procedures. You cannot be afraid of hard (Sometimes quite manual) work, and be prepared that some days don’t run to plan. Flexibility and reliability is a must.

This role may be available as an entry level role to the right candidate – We are always happy to train the right attitude.

Full Time - Monday – Friday – 0800-1700 will be required (Shift times will vary within this).

Key Tasks would include (However not limited to):

Required Skills:


We are offering:

Interviews to commence January 2023

Please send your resume to Clare.Kolokossian@Vet.Partners

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