Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT

Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital, Canberra (posted 29th November)



Paid VNCA Membership and annual AVNAT registration, annual CPD allowance, paid breaks, relocation assistance considered for interstate candidates!

Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital/Gungahlin Cat Hospital

Who we are…
Gungahlin Veterinary Services, comprising of Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital and the co-located Gungahlin Cat Hospital, is looking for a part-time or casual veterinary nurse to join our passionate team of highly skilled veterinarians, caring veterinary nurses, dedicated receptionists and support staff. We are an ASAV Accredited Hospital of Excellence, working from a purpose-built hospital equipped with a full complement of equipment for diagnosis and surgery of most small animal problems.

Come and join our hard-working and fun-loving team! Check out our website at to learn more about us.

The role on offer…
The role will work across Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital and Gungahlin Cat Hospital, and exposure to a variety of different cases and responsibilities is guaranteed. All the cool stuff like oesophageal foreign bodies, surgeries and complicated procedures will be a normal day at the office, as well as dental work and general nursing. Some blended reception/nursing work is included on particular shifts.

Working hours are rostered between the hours of 7:30 to 19:30 Mondays – Fridays and 8:00 to 16:30 on Saturdays. Working hours can be discussed in further detail with interested candidates – we can accommodate part time hours and different availabilities. There is no after hours, Sunday or public holiday work required as we are lucky enough to have a separate emergency service operating from our premises.

We are looking for someone who can tick the following boxes:

Benefits of working at GCH/GVH:

Applications should be via email, addressed to Michelle at

Alternatively, please call the hospital on 02 6242 7276 and ask to speak with Michelle to discuss the role further.

Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, Pialligo (posted 26th November) ECC Vet Nurse

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Emergency Vet Nurse
Canberra ACT

An opportunity for an Emergency Veterinary Nurse to join our Canberra team on a full-time basis.

The Animal Referral Hospital offers both referral and emergency services, open 24 hours a day all year round. At the end of this year, our hospital is moving into a brand new, state of the art clinic. This beautiful practice will have three surgical theatres, a 24-hour emergency department and ICU as well as a diagnostic MRI and CT.

The team at ARH are passionate about providing a high standard of care with a forward-thinking approach. The veterinary industry is constantly growing, and we must keep up with it! We are looking for a hard-working and compassionate nurse to join us. No two days are the same at ARH! If you are someone who thrives in a learning environment, then this is the job for you!

Benefits as an ECC nurse at ARH Canberra?

About Your Skills & Experience

How to Contact Us
Please email your cover letter and resume to Jasdeep Phull, Business Manager on

Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, Pialligo (posted 26th November)

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Surgery Vet Nurse
Canberra ACT

An opportunity for a Surgery Veterinary Nurse to join our Canberra team on a full-time basis.

Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Canberra is a 24-hour emergency and specialist referral hospital with a dedicated team working across ECC, Internal Medicine and Surgery. We aim to provide a comprehensive emergency and referral service to veterinarians, their clients and their patients.

An opportunity for a patient-focused veterinary nurse to work with two boarded Specialist Surgeons, a surgical Resident, a surgical Intern and a team of highly skilled surgical nurses. This position is a permanent full-time role involving four 10-hour weekday shifts Monday to Friday, primarily focused on assisting with surgical consultations and procedures, surgical theatre set-up and maintenance, anaesthetic monitoring, surgical prep, care and maintenance of surgical instruments, and post-operative patient care.

About Your New Role

About You

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic veterinary nurse to demonstrate and expand on their existing skills and knowledge. The successful candidate will be exposed to a varied and interesting caseload, making a difference to highly critical patients.

The team is friendly and supportive, the hospital has state-of-the-art facilities, the pay is commensurate to experience, and ongoing training is encouraged.

How to Contact Us

If you would like to know more about the role or apply, please send your query to Jasdeep Phull, Business Manager on

Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, Pialligo (posted 26th November)

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Oncology Vet Nurse
Canberra ACT

An opportunity for an Oncology Veterinary Nurse to join our Canberra team on a full-time basis.

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is Canberra’s premier veterinary specialist referral hospital, offering a wide range of services to the public and referring Veterinarians. The Oncology service at Canberra is now recruiting for an experienced Nurse to join the team on a full-time basis in a challenging yet highly rewarding role.

About Your New Role

An Oncology Nurse is a valued member of the ARH team. They play a critical role in the direct care of inpatient and outpatient pets with cancer. To ensure success, the successful candidate will be required to work closely and take direction from our Specialist Oncologist and Resident Veterinarians, carrying out duties that include but are not limited to:

About Your Skills and Qualities

Benefits for You

How to Contact Us

If you would like to know more about the role or apply, please send your query to Jasdeep Phull, Business Manager on:

Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, Pialligo (posted 26th November)


Medicine Vet Nurse
Canberra ACT

An opportunity for a Medicine Veterinary Nurse to join our Canberra team on a full-time basis.

Would you love working at a busy animal vet hospital? Are you a superstar Vet Nurse looking for your next challenge? The ARH Canberra is Canberra’s premier veterinary specialist referral hospital.

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is a well-established group of specialist veterinary hospitals dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients, our clients, and our staff. We offer a wide range of specialist services and provide 24-hour emergency and critical care through our facilities in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, and SA.

About Your New Role

We are equally excited to find a motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working, professional, and experienced veterinary nurse to work alongside our new medicine specialist to provide the exceptional patient care our hospitals have become known for.

About You

About Your Skills & Experience

Our Offer to You

How to Contact Us

If you would like to know more about the role or apply, please send your query to Jasdeep Phull, Business Manager on   

Molonglo Veterinary Clinic, Coombs (posted 25th November)


Molonglo Veterinary Clinic is a bright and sunny clinic located in the Molonglo Valley, a new area in Canberra. We have friendly and dedicated clients who love their pets. We have the usual toys and offer a range of services including advanced dentistry, general radiography, small animal surgery and medicine.

We are a fun and flexible team who like coming to work every day and enjoy each other's company. Supporting each other, our clients and patients is our number one priority. We are looking forward to having a new nurse to join our team. We are flexible and would consider a full time or part-time nurse.

If you have not yet experienced the joys of living in Canberra....think blue skies, mountain biking, bushwalking, galleries, bars, and good coffee (and the occasional oddly shaped hot-air balloon or two).

For more information, please contact Kate Pickles at

Please visit our website:

Melba Veterinary Clinic, Belconnen (posted 22nd November)


Trainee Veterinary Nurse (Level 1 - 2)

An exciting opportunity exists for a Trainee Veterinary Nurse to join our brand new, purpose-built clinic in Canberra. This person will be mentored and supported to become an integral part of this new business. An ideal opportunity exists for a Trainee Veterinary Nurse to join our growing team on a casual basis.

Melba Veterinary Clinic practices veterinary medicine and surgery to a high clinical standard in a service orientated, fun loving environment.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, attributes, and expertise:

About us:

Melba Veterinary Clinic is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:00am – 6:00pm and Thursday & Friday from 8:00am – 7:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm. We are closed Mondays, Sundays, and Public Holidays. Our website is:

If this role is the right one for you and you would like to become part of our growing team, please send your application, including a cover letter and resume to; Attention the email to “Head VN Emma – Trainee Position”

**Please note only successful candidates will be contacted with further key criteria relating to the position and interview availability**

Tuggeranong Veterinary Hospital, Fadden (posted 17th November)

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Small Animal Full Time Veterinary Nurse

Tuggeranong Veterinary Hospital is a highly regarded practice, serving Canberra for over 30 years. However, times have changed, and we are doing things differently by adapting to our industry's challenges. Our nursing positions have been reinvigorated with exciting new opportunities for development and growth.

We continue to promote the joy of pet ownership and cultivate long term client relationships that are based on a high standard of care.

For more information on the practice see our website:

We know what you want!

You know the veterinary nursing role intimately!

You have certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and some years of experience up your sleeve. You know you will make a great addition to our team because you care, you are committed, and you want to make a contribution to the quality of life for animals. You don’t want to be micromanaged, you want to work independently and as part of a team.

As a caring and experienced veterinary nurse, you will either be familiar with a variety of nursing duties or have expertise in an area of nursing. Either way we are seeking experience across the veterinary nursing field including nurse triage, consultations, in house blood testing, dental x- rays, assistance with ultrasound and surgical support including premeds, anaesthetic monitoring, cruciate and fracture repair, desexing and dentals to name a few.

Expressions of Interest

If you have ticked the above boxes and you know the veterinary nursing role intimately we encourage you to express your interest by emailing your resume with a cover letter and mark it attention to:

The Business Manager: Colleen Black

Alternatively you can visit our website and refer to the employment pages to submit your application:

Telephone 02 6291 7711
Thank you.

The Village Vet, Downer (posted 15th November)

Full Time or Part Time Vet Nurse

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.

About Us:
The Village Vet in Downer, Canberra is a purpose built, modern, 3-year-old clinic with a loyal clientele base. We are locally owned and not associated with a large corporate company. We have wonderful clients who are keen to pursue diagnostics on their pets; we have an onsite laboratory including an IDEXX Procyte Dx & Catalyst One machine, Vet Lab UA analyser, Snap pro mobile device and an excellent binocular microscope. We use a top of the range IM3 Dental machine and have brand new IM3 Dental X-rays.

The clinic has a purpose-built radiography & ultrasound room including digital CR radiographic facilities and a mobile Ultrasound machine. We often perform orthopaedic procedures including TTAs, MPLs, bone plating, FHO, JPS, De Angelis, Penn Hip etc.

We also promote ourselves as a feline friendly practice and have a separate cat entrance, cat only waiting room and feline specific consultation room. We always promote a ‘stress free’ clinic for our pets.

We have 3 fully qualified and very experienced veterinary nurses and a couple of training nurses on staff. We are looking to expand and are keen to find a qualified nurse who is easy going and would fit in well with our team. Our clinic is open 8am to 6pm and the nurses rotate their roster, which includes a reception shift. The nurses currently work 1 in 4 Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

We often organise training lunches and the staff enjoy regular free coffees/ snacks and lunches. We love to look after our staff and we believe work life balance is so important.

If you are interested in puppy classes this would be an advantage.

We encourage

Our location
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 has minimal traffic, plenty of outdoor areas and interest groups to entertain you on the evenings and weekends. Check out this link for more information.

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

See our website

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Inner South Veterinary Centre, Narrabundah (posted 29th October) Head Nurse


Inner South Vet Centre is seeking an experienced, self-motivated Head Veterinary Nurse to join and lead our energetic, dynamic team.

Inner South Vet Centre is a fantastic hospital with a team of 4 vets and 6 nurses. Due to the varied surgical and medical caseload we are looking for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, displays initiative and wants the opportunity to nurse at a higher level, utilising their existing skills as well as learning more. We are looking for an experienced nurse who is ready to take their career to the next level.

About the Role

The Head Nurse is responsible for overseeing the efficient daily operation of patient care and surgical caseloads, ensuring that high levels of patient care standards and client communication are maintained. The Head Nurse works closely with, and reports to, the Practice Manager, taking an active role in supporting and training our nursing team.

About us:

The successful applicant will possess the ability to:

The Benefits

Apply Now

Please apply online with your CV and Cover Letter or by emailing  

Please visit our website:

Greencross Vets Tuggeranong, (posted 27th October)

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Vet Nurse
Tuggeranong ACT

An opportunity for a Veterinary Nurse to join our Tuggeranong team on a permanent part-time basis.

Greencross Vets provides the highest quality of integrated veterinary services in Australia, with an extended network of General Practice clinics and state-of-the-art Emergency, Specialist and Referral hospitals that are steered by a team of world-class Vets, devoted Specialists, skilled nurses and supportive Management. One of the largest veterinary groups in Australia, we pride ourselves on our veterinary jobs with employee-led development and support program that includes a commitment to a better career/life balance. This allows us to provide an exceptional standard of patient care, with access to all of the resources, technology and equipment needed for best practice medicine.

About Your New Role

What you’ll bring

What we offer you

What would it be like to work with us?

Greencross is simply a great place to work. Our Greencross Vets are patient advocates. We’re focused on your professional growth and development, providing opportunities for you to progress in areas that spark your passion to change the lives of pets. We offer continued education and support, internally and externally, to give you development based on your interests and long-term goals.

We also provide access to experts in areas such as mental health and pride ourselves on our employee-led development and support programs.

Greencross provides the best mentoring and structured ongoing Vet and Vet Nurse development program opportunities in the country. We are proud to lead the way in the veterinary industry by supporting our teams with Paid Parental Leave, flexible working arrangements and a structured return to work clinical program.

We are committed to providing career life balance, have an industry-leading Continuing Education program, a highly regarded nursing intern program, plus a wide range of career opportunities throughout our 170+ Greencross Vet GP clinics, Specialist, Emergency and Referral vet hospitals nationally; Animal Emergency Centre, Animal Referral Hospital, Veterinary Referral Hospital, AVSARC, AAERC.

How to Contact Us

If you would like to become part of the dynamic Greencross team, apply now with your cover letter and resume to Michelle Chipperfield, Practice Manager on:

Canberra Veterinary Hospital, Lyneham (posted 14th October)

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Canberra Vet Hospital is looking for a Full-Time or Part-Time Vet Nurse/Receptionist to join our fun & friendly team!

Canberra Vet Hospital is a highly regarded veterinary clinic offering gold standard veterinary care to Canberra’s pet community. Conveniently located in the inner north of Canberra with onsite parking, you will have the opportunity to work in a purpose-built clinic with an amazing and passionate team.

What we are looking for:

Duties Include:

What we are offering:

Apply online now!

Apply Online with your CV and Cover Letter or by emailing:

Canberra Cat Vet, Belconnen (posted 7th October)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full time

We have a position for a gentle, calm nurse with a genuine love and concern for cats.

Canberra Cat Vet provides a peaceful haven for cats and their carers. We tailor handling and treatments to individual cats and their carers, and pride ourselves on our reading of feline body language and behaviour.

We have a happy team who respect, trust and support each other. Timely and open communication, and a sense of humour are important to us.

Our vets and nurses and enjoy continually upgrading our handling and clinical skills, and would mentor and encourage you every step of your feline learning journey.

Your role:

You must have:

If this role interests you, please apply now with your Resume to:

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