Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - SA and Tasmania

Adelaide Animal Emergency Referral Centre, Kurralta Park, Inner South West Adelaide, SA (posted 17th April)

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Surgery / Emergency Veterinary Nursing Team Leader

(12-month leave contract)

The Adelaide Animal Emergency Referral & Specialist Centre (AAERC) is a purpose-built multidisciplinary hospital. We provide referral services in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging & Behaviour along with 24/7 emergency and critical care. Our collaborative approach allows for the highest quality of patient care as well as continuous learning.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Full-time Surgical / ER nurse ideally looking for someone who can commence immediately, however start date is negotiable. The position is for 12 months ending Feb 19, 2025. This position is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to further their career in surgical and ER nursing whilst also leading a highly skilled team.

This role will see you perform the following duties:

What we offer you:

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

If you are looking for a new & exciting challenge, and you believe that this is your opportunity to shine please click here to apply now with your application, including a cover letter and resume, outlining your suitability against the above-mentioned criteria.

Naracoorte & Penola Veterinary Centres, Limestone Coast Region, SA (posted 17th April)

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🌟 We are looking for a new team member!! 🌟

The Naracoorte Vet Clinic is searching for a qualified Certificate IV Vet Nurse or Bachelor Degree of Veterinary Technology to join our growing team!

The position is available for immediate start, with flexible days available. We would also be open to assistance from a Locum Vet Nurse, with the critical period being June to August.

The work is varied and interesting, including general animal care, consult duties, surgical nursing, medical nursing and assisting in hospital management of various cases. We also run an artificial equine breeding program, which there may be opportunity to assist with, or you could be on farm with a vet for various procedures. 🐱 🐶 🐴 🐮

We encourage both experienced nurses and new graduates to apply!

For more information please call the clinic on 08 8762 1955 or send your application to

Port Adelaide Veterinary Clinic, North West Adelaide SA (posted 4th April) Nursing Assistant

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Nursing Assistant - Full-time or Part-time

Do have the dream of working in the veterinary industry but just need someone to open a door?

Come in…welcome to Port Adelaide Veterinary Clinic!

If you have the commitment to being and becoming more, then we will teach you everything you need to know.

In our practice, every team member brings value and is part of something that we think is exceptional within the industry.

We are guided by our core values: care, attention to detail and shared responsibility. These values form the cornerstone of what we do.

As a member of our team, you will become part of a culture where:

This is an entry level position for an assistant to join our nursing team with the intention of moving you into a nursing role (once you have gained the right qualifications and training)

It is a full time or part-time position (with some Saturday morning commitments) specifically designed to work around your study timetable.

Candidates will be required to enrol to study veterinary nursing for the first time in 2023/24 or currently be completing their studies in certificates 2, 3 or 4.

Please submit your resume to:

AdelaideVet Goodwood Road Veterinary Clinic, Westbourne Park, NE Adelaide, SA (posted 2nd April)

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Experienced Veterinary Nurse wanted for AdelaideVet Goodwood Road - We want to support you in this amazing and fulfilling profession! 

We are searching for an experienced nurse to be a part of our team! Our nursing staff are actively involved with emergencies, routine procedures, complex surgeries and treatments.

We offer great opportunities to increase your surgical, medical, emergency and critical care skills and enhance your career goals. 

What you'll get:

Who you are:

Who we are:

AdelaideVet are VSB accredited Hospitals. We are a professional service focused company with an industry leader reputation for providing exceptional patient and customer care. Our Goodwood Road hospital provides Veterinary treatment 5 days a week, Monday - Friday 8am-6pm and 7 days a week at our Trinity Gardens Hospital.

We practice a high standard of veterinary medicine, focus on employee development opportunities and offer an exciting and challenging workplace environment supported by a large team of dedicated and professional people.

VetPartners is an equal opportunity employer and recognises that diversity is crucial to our success. Whatever your identity and background, if this role sounds like you, then please Apply today with your CV and Cover Letter to join this incredible team! 

Mowbray Veterinary Clinic, Northern Launceston, TAS (reposted 25th March)

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Do you have excellent veterinary nurse skills? A great sense of humour? Enjoy working in a closeknit team and have great communication skills? We need you!

Join a team of 7 vets and 22 staff; and help make a difference in the lives of people and small animal pets in Launceston. We value honesty, education, respect, trust and care and try to live these values out daily with each other and our patients. Working professionally as a team is vital to ensuring consistency and quality of care to our patients. We like to do this with a bit of fun along the way!

Experienced Vet Nurse position: Part-time or casual
Contract length: Ongoing. Commencing ASAP
Part-time hours: 25-38 hours per week

We are searching for a part-time or casual qualified vet nurse to join our team in Mowbray, Launceston, Tasmania.

About your new role:

Hours: 5-to-8-hour shifts between 7:45am and 7:30pm on weekdays; and between 8:30am and 4pm on Saturdays. This position may be subject to on-call and/or overtime depending on days.

About you:

What we can offer you:

Please send your applications to the Practice Manager:

Check us out at or 

Pets Health - Hilton Vet Centre, Adelaide's West, SA (posted 21st March)

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Join Our Hilton Vet Centre Team – Veterinary Nurses Wanted!


About Us:
Come be a part of our compassionate team at Hilton Vet Centre! We're more than just a vet clinic – we're also a mobile service dedicated to bringing top-notch care right to our clients' doorsteps. Despite some setbacks, we're still going strong, and we need someone like you to help us continue providing the best care possible to our clients and patients.

Position Overview:
We're on the lookout for a Veterinary Nurse who's all about compassionate care. If you're passionate about animals and love the idea of making a difference in their lives without the hassle of weekend or after-hours shifts, then this might just be the perfect fit for you!




How to Apply:
If you're ready to join our team and make a real difference in the lives of animals and their owners, we'd love to hear from you! Just shoot us an email at with your resume and a little something about why you think you'd be a purr-fect fit for our team.

Find out more: and

*Don't wait too long to apply – we're eager to welcome our newest team member! Applications will be reviewed as they come in.*

University of Adelaide, Roseworthy, SA (posted 21st March)

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Casual Vet Nurse Opportunities - The Companion Animal Health Centre

Job no: 513304
Work type: Casual
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: HEO3, Veterinary Services


Are you an experienced Vet Nurse seeking a casual role? We want to hear from you!

Casual Vet Nurse Opportunities - Available immediately.

Emergency & Critical Care and Small Animal - Short and long periods available.

Work with a supportive and motivated group of vets, nurses and students in an accredited Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) is located on the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, surrounded by great lifestyle opportunities including the Barossa Valley, sporting activities, benchmark schools and shopping facilities.

View more about the Roseworthy Campus here.

To be successful you will need:

What is on Offer?

To learn more about the Veterinary Health Centre, visit

Click on "Apply Now" to submit your updated CV. 

For further information
For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Sarah Nelson or Millissa Hampel

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

Greencross Vets Holden Hill, Inner North-East Adelaide, SA (posted 13th March)

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An opportunity for a Senior Veterinary Nurse to join our Holden Hill team on a Part Time basis!

Greencross Vets Holden Hill is co-located in a very busy Petbarn store; we have a great relationship with our Petbarn team, offering healthcare, advice and benefits for our clients and their pets all under one roof!

Our clinic boasts experienced support staff and a lovely, loyal clientele base. With 2 consult rooms, sterile theatre and all the mod-cons, you're equipped to provide the highest of standards in patient care. Our clinic is close to the city, and local to recreational and dog friendly parks, being less than 30 minutes from Adelaide's centre.

This is a great opportunity for a nurse who is passionate about training and mentorship – you’ll be a strong patient advocate and able to maintain high levels of care, being a point of guidance and development to our more junior nurses.

About your new role:

About your skills and your experience:

Click Here to Apply Now and join the Holden Hill team today!

AdelaideVet Trinity Gardens, Inner North-East Adelaide, SA (posted 4th March)

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Experienced Veterinary Nurse wanted for AdelaideVet Trinity Gardens & Stirling - We want to support you in this amazing and fulfilling profession!

We are searching for one or more nurses to be a part of our team! Our nursing staff are actively involved with emergencies, routine procedures, complex specialised surgeries and treatments. We offer great opportunities to increase your surgical, medical, emergency and critical care skills and enhance your career goals. 

What you'll get:

Who you are:

Who we are:

AdelaideVet are VSB accredited Hospitals. We are a professional service focused company with an industry leader reputation for providing exceptional patient and customer care. Our hospitals provide Veterinary services seven days a week from 8am - 7pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm Saturday at our Trinity Gardens and Goodwood Road hospitals, and 9am - 4pm Sunday and Public Holidays at our Trinity Gardens Hospital.

We practice a high standard of veterinary medicine, focus on employee development opportunities and offer an exciting and challenging workplace environment supported by a large team of dedicated and professional people.

Apply today with your CV and Cover Letter to join this incredible team!

Launceston Veterinary Clinic, Launceston South, Northern TAS (posted 1st March)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time

Launceston Veterinary Clinic is seeking an experienced vet nurse to join our exceptional nursing team for a Full-Time, 12 month Fixed-Term Maternity Leave position!

Launceston Veterinary Clinic, an established veterinary clinic in a brand-new facility, is committed to delivering up-to-date, professional, and affordable healthcare. Our diverse caseload includes companion animals, greyhounds, wildlife, and pocket pets. Equipped with ultrasound, digital radiography/endoscopy equipment, we offer on-the-spot assistance for nearly all pet health and medical needs.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Veterinary Nurse to join our team during this fixed-term maternity leave cover period, with the potential for ongoing work.

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for candidates with:

If you meet these criteria and are ready for a rewarding opportunity, apply now! Join Launceston Veterinary Clinic and contribute to our commitment to outstanding patient care and service excellence.

SASH Adelaide, Kent Town, Inner Adelaide, SA (posted 1st March)

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Emergency and Critical Care Nurse – Adelaide

SASH Adelaide is inviting applications for additional Veterinary Nurses in the position of Emergency & Critical Care to work across roles of Inpatient care and Triage, in our new purpose-built veterinary hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. SASH Adelaide provides a 24/7 Emergency service, Critical Care, Inpatient care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, and Physiotherapy services.

If you are passionate about veterinary nursing and are ready to take the next steps in your career, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. You will be joining SASH Adelaide at a very exciting time with career development opportunities available. Our nursing team will play a vital role in SASH’s mission to enrich the lives of pets and their families.

The SASH team will offer you stability and support in a full-time role with above award salaries. Part time and full-time opportunities are also available.

About SASH:
SASH was established in North Ryde, Sydney in 2007 with a second hospital opening on the Central Coast of New South Wales in 2017. SASH employs over 70 specialists and 230 vets, nurses, and service support professionals in NSW. We are privileged to care for over 18,000 pets and their families each year. SASH in NSW offers a wide range of specialist services including Anaesthesia, Avian & Exotics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Reproduction Medicine, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Surgery and a renowned 24-hour Emergency and Critical Care department.

The Position:
Emergency and Critical Care Nurses to work across roles of Inpatient care, Triage and Emergency. Full time, part time and casual positions are available to provide round the clock nursing care for our patients.

These roles will suit nurses who are seeking a challenging and dynamic career, exposure to a wide variety of cases and providing state of the art patient care.

About You:
Candidates for this position must:

In addition to dogs and cats you are expected to competently and compassionately nurse birds, exotic animals and native wildlife when required.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

What's in it for You:

If you are interested in joining a supportive team, with excellent facilities and cases that challenge and reward, we would love to hear from you!

The next step is to forward your CV and cover letter to our Talent Acquisition Team at:

Golden Grove Emergency Veterinary Hospital, Wynn Vale, North-East Adelaide, SA (posted 29th February)

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Experienced Veterinary Nurse

Vets4Pets' Golden Grove Veterinary Hospital is open with extended hours 6:30am - 9:30pm including public holidays and is situated at Golden Grove. Our veterinarians and nurses ensure a pleasant and friendly environment for both patients and their owners.

The Golden Grove Hospital (VSBSA accredited hospital), established in 1992. Our practice continues to expand the range of care we provide for our patients and improve the delivery of established services.

Our large team of over twenty vets and sixty nurses across seven sites provides a vibrant supportive professional community within which to work and learn. Professional interests within the practice include canine and feline internal medicine, pocket pet medicine and surgery, oncology, emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, orthopaedic surgery, dentistry (including endodontics), and behaviour therapy.

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

Apply Now!

If this position is of interest, please apply now with your updated CV and cover letter

Vet 2 You, Port Vincent SA (posted 27th February)


Vet 2 You has an exciting opportunity for a Certificate IV qualified Veterinary nurse to join our amazing team!

Vet 2 You on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia provides professional, friendly and affordable health care for your pets and livestock. We offer the benefits of a modern and up to date veterinary service including digital x-ray, inhouse blood testing, surgery and dental facilities. Our mission is to improve the longevity of people within our industry and try to be the change we want to see.

Your key responsibilities will include:

We are looking for a nurse with:

Applications to:

Dr Lyndall Short at

See our website:

The Dog Clinic, Taroona, Hobart TAS (posted 27th February)

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Experienced Veterinary Nurse wanted - Permanent Part Time

The Dog Clinic is currently searching for the next member of our pack!

We would love to hear from you if you:

🐾Hold Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or have commensurate clinical experience 
🐾Are confident in surgical/nursing duties as well as reception duties
🐾Have a friendly, positive 'can-do' attitude 
🐾Excellent communication skills
🐾Love Dogs! (This is non- negotiable)

What can we offer in return?

We are the first Canine-only clinic in Australia and we love to be at the forefront of our field. The Dog Clinic consists of two sites: Our hospital is situated in beautiful Taroona in a fabulous family and dog friendly community right near the beach. Our Consulting Suite at Sandy Bay offers clients the convenience to collect food, medication or to have a consultation when they are pressed for time.

We have a loyal client base and we love being able to focus on special needs of dogs and their owners.

Our hospital is fully equipped with digital X-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound and idexx in-house laboratory with all facilities being purposely built for dogs-big and small.
We pride ourselves on giving top-notch customer service, providing “Gold Standard' veterinary care to our patients and having fun whilst we do so!

This is a permanent part time role working 3.5-4 days a week with 1 in 3 Saturdays 9-12. We offer ABOVE award wages! This position is ready to be filled ASAP so don't delay-fetch us your resume!

Application is by email only:

Pet Universe Veterinary Centre, Inner North East Adelaide SA (posted 26th February) Vet Nurse & CCRP Nurse Scholarship


Full Time/Part Time/Casual Veterinary Nurse Position & CCRP Nurse Scholarship*

Pet Universe is a progressive, high quality, small animal veterinary practice located 10 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD. With many years of veterinary experience, we have become an employer and practice of choice. We are also the Small Animal Practice of Excellence Winners 2015 and Telstra Small Business Awards SA 2015 Finalists.

Pet Universe Veterinary Centre has now expanded into the field of canine rehabilitation and regenerative medicine. Dr Chris Lee, Principal Veterinarian & Owner is now a qualified Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (studied at University of Tennessee, USA & internship at Veterinary Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Maryland, USA). With an increasingly complex surgical & rehabilitation caseload as well as our unique feline only entrance, reception, consult room & ward, we provide a very stimulating work environment.

Both our practices hold Gold Cat Friendly Accreditation through the International Feline Medicine Society.

Are you keen to extend your clinical skills in a supportive and innovative Practice?

Pet Universe is looking for a dedicated nurse who is:

We asked some of our senior nurses what they liked about working at Pet Universe & here’s what one of them had to say:

”We get the opportunity to broaden our knowledge with the extensive cases we see at Pet Universe. And we definitely have the opportunity to advance our clinical skills, as the vets are very willing to teach us. We are encouraged to place catheters, take bloods, intubate & assist with inductions, dentals & x-rays. The days when we are rostered as the 'theatre nurse' allows us to be 'team leader' in theatre that day which is great. We get the opportunity to be involved in exciting things like Stem Cell Therapy. The staff are really fantastic and very friendly.” Nicole Smith, Head Nurse.

We are looking for a nurse whose work ethic and personal values are in line with our core values:

What We Can Offer You

*CCRP 4 Year Working Nurse Scholarship

This scholarship to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner is available to a suitable fulltime or part time experienced, qualified veterinary nurse who has a keen interest in canine rehabilitation. Further details are available on application.

To find out more about us have a more detailed look around our website - just visit

For further information please forward C.V.s to Claire Lee, Managing Director via email:

All applications handled in strictest confidence.

The Austin Vet Specialists, Inner Western Adelaide, SA (posted 23rd February)

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Veterinary Nurse

🌟 Join Our Team at The Austin Vet Specialists - Where Every Day is an Adventure! 🌟

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey in veterinary nursing? The Austin Vet Specialists is on the lookout for passionate Veterinary Nurses to join our vibrant team in Mile End, Adelaide. Our bustling clinic is growing with an exciting caseload of mostly small animals with the occasional exotic and zoo animal (think lion, capybara, orangutan).

Why Choose Us?

🏥 Cutting-Edge Facilities: Step into our purpose-built veterinary specialist centre designed around the idea of “working together”, where our state-of-the-art equipment ensures that you have the tools you need to provide top-notch care.

🐾 Active Involvement: Say goodbye to mundane tasks and hello to excitement! At The Austin, our nurses are actively involved in every procedure and patient's journey, empowering you to achieve incredible feats you never thought possible.

🌟 Fabulous team: Every member of the team, from our seasoned specialists to our enthusiastic support staff, works together to provide exceptional care and service. We thrive on collaboration, innovation, and unwavering support for one another, creating an environment where everyone can shine. Together, we celebrate victories, overcome challenges, and continuously push the boundaries of what's possible in veterinary medicine. Join our incredible team, where camaraderie and compassion are at the core of everything we do.

💼 Career Growth: We encourage applications from veterinary nurses with prior referral/specialist experience as well as nurses wanting to progress their career by moving into the referral/specialist setting but are unsure where to start. Mostly we encourage applications from people who want to progress their nursing career, love a laugh and care deeply about their patients.

What You'll Do:

🔄 Rotational Experience: You will rotate through the various departments, from wards to surgery, internal medicine, imaging, and beyond. With our unwavering support, you'll deliver exceptional care to patients and unparalleled service to their owners.

🔍 Daily Duties: From patient admissions/discharges and anaesthesia monitoring to emergency care and facility maintenance, every day presents new challenges and opportunities for growth.

What We're Looking For:

🎓 Certified or Studying: Whether you've completed your Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or are still pursuing it, we value your dedication to professional development.

🌟 Positive Mindset: Bring your can-do attitude and initiative to the table, along with a passion for delivering outstanding care.

Perks and Benefits:

📚 Continuing Education: We'll invest in your learning journey, from Nursing Diplomas to specialised training opportunities, ensuring a fulfilling and enriching career.

😊 Positive Workplace Culture: We will provide a happy workplace (including dealing with any negative workplace behaviour) to ensure you enjoy working with us. At The Austin, we take recruitment very seriously because we know it is important to get the right people.

🐶 Dog-Friendly Zone: Oh...and bring your dog to work – we have a dedicated pooch lounge for our team!

Ready to Join Us?

📅 Apply Now: Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! Send your CV and a cover letter including your reason for applying for this position and what attracted you to The Austin to Xander Huizing at: by 22nd April 2024 and take the first step towards an enriching career with The Austin Vet Specialists.

Join us in shaping the future of veterinary care and experience the thrill of making a difference every day!

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