Vet Nurses and other support staff

Locum Vet Nursing Positions

JCUVet, Townsville QLD (posted 29th February) Locum Referral Vet Nurse from 4 weeks to 3months

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JCU Univet Pty Ltd (JCUVet) is the Clinical Small Animal Teaching Hospital for the James Cook University School of Veterinary Science, located in Townsville, Queensland. We have a large team environment of 95+ staff across our referral, general practice and emergency & critical care teams.

As the only small animal hospital in North Queensland, we service a large geographical area and experience challenging, interesting and varied cases.  We have a great support team of administration, animal nursing assistants, trainee nurses and dedicated receptionists, which allows our nurses to focus on what they do best!

While we are looking to fill a permanent role, we are offering the opportunity for an experienced veterinary nurse(s) to locum in our referral nursing team; which provides support to veterinarians and specialists in advanced diagnostics, anaesthesia, surgical and internal medicine.  We offer the following package:

The ideal candidate will offer the following:

We are pleased to offer:

Townsville is perfectly positioned within relative proximity to Cairns and the Whitsundays.  We are a vibrant city with a world class stadium, choice of dining and entertainment options, quality schools and some of the best hiking, fishing, snorkelling, diving and boating in Australia. 

If you would like to locum at JCUVet, then please send us your application to:
Kim Litster
Head Nurse (Referral)

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Pet Universe, Inner North East Adelaide SA (posted 26th February) Locum Vet Nurse 25 March for up to several months


Locum Veterinary Nurse Position

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.

Pet Universe is looking for an experienced locum with:

We are flexible in terms of duration of a locum contract – up to several months work available as from 25 March 2024.

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.

Foxwell Vet, Coomera, Gold Coast, QLD (posted 16th February) Locum Vet Nurse 20th May to 11th June

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Locum Veterinary Nurse

Foxwell Vet Coomera is looking for a Locum Veterinary Nurse.

We pride ourselves on our positive team culture and strive to have clear and positive communication between team members and clients. The clinic is owned and operated by a local vet with over 15 years of experience. Our team is customer centric, with customer satisfaction, quality care and a positive work culture being our priorities. We pride ourselves on being local and independent. What sets us apart is that our clients get to know our team and always see the same friendly faces! Check out our social media to see what our clients say about us!  

About the role:

What we are looking for:

For more details and to apply in confidence, please email Jayde Kresinger (Practice Manager) or phone 07 5502 6699.

See our website

Forest Hill Veterinary Hospital, Eastern Melbourne, VIC (posted 15th February) Locum Vet Nurse, ASAP-7th April

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, fun and motivated Veterinary Nurse to join our wonderful team on a fixed-term contract. We are currently looking for someone to start as soon as possible, extending to the first week of April working 4-5 days a week, with the possibility of weekend work.

We are a highly regarded, busy, small animal veterinary practice in East Melbourne. We have 4 Vets and 8 Veterinary Nurses, a Practice manager & a groomer that make up our team.

Our clinic is well equipped with all the toys needed to work up cases to high clinical standards, including digital X-ray, dental X-ray, dedicated surgical suite, IM3 dental base, capnography/Bionet monitoring machine, Ultrasound and endoscopy.

We use Rx Works as our PMS.

Our culture is one of personal & professional development, with our cohesive and collaborative team sharing skills across different specialities including surgery – soft tissue & orthopaedic, oncology and reproduction.

Your responsibilities:

Essential criteria include:

What we can offer you:

Give us a call to discuss the position or better still come and have cuppa and a look around.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter or call: David Margary or Emily Hegedis at the Clinic on 03 9873 1544

Albert Animal Hospital, Springwood, City of Logan, QLD (posted 23rd January) 6 Month Parental Leave Cover Vet Nurse

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Experienced Veterinary Nurse – Maternity Cover with possible extension

Albert Animal Hospital is an independent, family owned, veterinary practice in Springwood on the southside of Brisbane. Our multivet veterinary hospital has a strong focus on customer service and quality patient care. We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced veterinary nurse to join our team to cover 6 months of maternity leave. If the perfect candidate is found, this position will extend. We require someone who will complement our team and who has exceptional customer service and communication skills.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities and expertise:

What we can offer you:

Pay is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

If this role is the right one for you and you would like to join the team at the Albert Animal Hospital, please send your application, including a cover letter and resume, outlining your suitability against the above mentioned criteria to:

Hamilton Street Veterinary Clinic, Gisborne VIC (posted 18th January) Vet Nurse Parental Leave Cover


Full/Part Time Veterinary Nurse – Maternity position

Hamilton Street Vet is a privately owned small animal practice located in Gisborne in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. The clinic is an established practice in a new purpose-built building 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD (30 mins from Northern suburbs).

We are looking for an experienced and competent part-time and full-time veterinary nurse to fill two maternity leave positions (minimum of 4 months). An opportunity to continue with us may be available upon cessation of the maternity periods.

Why come work for us:

What we are looking for:

Refer to our website and Instagram@hamiltonstreetvet to see more about what we are about.

If this position sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and cover letter to

VetProjects International, Nadi, Fiji (posted 4th January) Volunteer Teaching Nurse 25th February to 15th March

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Volunteer Teaching Nurse

We are excited to offer an expenses paid trip to Fiji (includes flights and accommodation) for an exciting teaching role in Fiji in from February 25th till March 15th 2024! It truly is a wonderful chance to help give back to a community that needs and appreciates the help and is extremely fulfilling to watch the student’s skills grow as you help them through a vital part of their learning.

The Role
We're on the hunt for a volunteer vet nurse with a passion for teaching, lots of patience, an easy going attitude and at least 3 years of experience. Your role is to lead and teach anaesthetics to a group of final year students as they learn skills in spey/neuter surgery.

We deliberately keep the groups small to maximise the student learning opportunity and ensure quality techniques can be taught and then monitored closely.

General Description of Vet Nurse Role
Aside from teaching and monitoring the anaesthetics, you will be responsible for helping the day run smoothly with the patients. There is lots of back and fourth with the local Fijian team co-ordinating the patients so communication skills are a priority.

Both the vet and nurse are responsible for the everyday running of the Project - e.g. making sure the transport to and from the clinic is organised daily and breakfasts and lunches are sorted for the students. Additionally you will need to take care of general

housekeeping and problem solving if there are any major student issues. Keep in mind, however, that we are also trying to give the students independence too, so they will have weekends free to explore etc and this will also give you some time off (as well as weekends at your leisure).

What We Cover
As part of our thank you for your generous help, we would cover your flights, put you up basic but nice accommodation, transport to/from the clinic daily and breakfasts and lunches during surgery days.

Your Costs
We require that you organise travel insurance at your own expense and cover the cost of your food (dinners mainly). You will have weekends and nights free for any extra activities you want to do in Fiji (there are heaps and you will have time, we promise!) and this will be at your own risk and expense.

If the above sounds good and you are interested to chat further, please send an introduction and CV to Matt at and we get back in touch with you shortly. We look forward to hearing from you!

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