Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT

Animal Referral Hospital, Canberra (posted 21st June) Medicine Nurse

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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

Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, (posted 17th June)

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Do you yearn for a different challenge than what veterinary GP can provide?

Do you love the dynamic case load and pace that only emergency and critical care can bring?

Do you want to expand your skill set and clinical knowledge?

If yes, then join the Emergency and Critical Care team at Animal Referral Hospital Brisbane and never have a dull day at work again!

About Us

Our ARH Canberra family is part of a well-established group of specialist and emergency veterinary hospitals. Our purpose-designed, state of the art hospital houses our specialty services, and a 24-hour emergency and critical care service. We uphold high clinical and professional standards which are driven by genuine care and compassion.

ARH Canberra is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, therefore our Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) team work a range of rotational shifts during evenings, weekends and public holidays. Working mostly outside of normal business hours means our ECC team receive penalty rates for the majority of their shifts…..penalty rates = more moula = a better life for your pet!

Our ECC nursing superstars thrive in a fast-paced, team environment and enjoy the humorous comradery this brings. They have a passion for delivering outstanding patient care and enjoy the incredibly diverse caseload and unpredictable nature of emergency and critical care. They have excellent communication, multi-tasking and time management skills. Just like you, many of our ECC team members have come from general practice veterinary backgrounds, and have now opened their hearts to emergency veterinary care.

About You

You share the same values as our existing ECC nursing superstars – delivering outstanding patient care. The mundane and predictable life is not for you….you dream of a role where no 2 shifts are the same! You love working in an upbeat team environment and enjoy some good banter. You are organised, adaptable, enthusiastic and an excellent communicator. You are skilled at multitasking and comfortable working in a fast-paced role.

You possess a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and/or a Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology) or equivalent. You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the veterinary industry post-qualification, and believe a role in emergency and critical care is your future! Let’s be honest, you are probably also a little nervous about the transition from general practice to ECC nursing...but don’t be! We’re one big family, all ‘living the dream’ together and working towards the same goal – providing the best care to animals and their human friends.

How to Contact Us
If you would like to become part of our dynamic team, apply now with your cover letter and resume to

Animal Referral Hospital Canberra, (posted 17th June)

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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 become part of our dynamic team, apply now with your cover letter and resume to

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin (posted 10th June) ECC Nurse


Veterinary Nurse in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) - Permanent Part-Time or Casual position available

Do you want to work fewer hours and enjoy the perks of penalty rates?

Are you ready for exciting, interesting and varied cases, instead of routine general practice work?

Do you want to learn new skills in a great team environment to advance your career?
Are you a night owl and enjoy spending your time off when the sun is up?

About us

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service (CVES) is a privately owned, well-established emergency clinic in Canberra ACT. We strive to provide gold standard care to all of our patients and clients, as well as offering a referral service for general practices. Our clinic has all the bells and whistles and our team work hard to maintain a positive floor culture,

We value our team and their mental health is one of our main priorities.

About the Role

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service (CVES) has a fantastic opportunity for a Certificate IV qualified Veterinary Nurse to join our team and start developing their capabilities.
We are an after-hours service operating weeknights from 6pm to 8am and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays, meaning our shift structure comprises of afternoon, overnight and weekend days. Perfect for work life flexibility! Our practice is a purpose-built facility that offers state of the art equipment to work up an array of diverse and challenging cases which you will be taught to handle. No two days are the same at CVES and if you thrive in an environment where you are continually learning and collaborating to get the best outcomes, this is a role for you.

We care about the members of our team, the direction of their career progression, managing their fatigue levels and ensuring we all have a good work life balance so our job is rewarding and compliments our home life. Working within a cohesive and supportive team environment where we help each other out and ensure the best outcome for our patients is paramount. We also encourage CPD by keeping up to date with the most recent literature, attending conferences and are always looking for those nurses who excel and want to attain a higher level of nursing.

About you

We require an experienced veterinary nurse who is passionate about high quality patient care and have a genuine interest in emergency as your chosen career pathway with the desire to develop your skills in the field of emergency in a supported environment.

Key requirements to succeed in this role:

Jess Griffiths – Emergency Nurse

Unlike a lot of jobs nearly everyone in the vet industry is here because they want to. It's not like a 9-5 that you might do for a couple of months to make money or build experience, you are here because you genuinely care, and you bring you heart and soul to work with you every day. Being here to help clients and their pets means so much. Emergency medicine is fast paced, stressful but so rewarding.

You are forced to think and learn on your feet so you can provide the best possible care to any patient that comes in. From reception taking that first worried call all the way through to our vets deciding on the best course of treatment. The team we have here at CVES is amazing and we rely so heavily on each other and what we bring to the team to get us through. I myself am a part of both the reception and nursing team. I am currently training to become a qualified Vet nurse and move away from admin into more hands-on patient care.

Anyone who has anything to do with the medical industry knows how full on and taxing it can be but those times when you pause for a moment to have a cuddle, find an extra blanket, or warm up a patient’s dinner it reminds you why you are here and these small things matter even if never noticed.
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Canberra Cat Vet, Belconnen (posted 12th May)

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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:

To check out our website, click here!

The Gables Veterinary Group, Tuggeranong, Canberra (posted 6th May)

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The Gables Veterinary Group is looking for a Part Time Veterinary Nurse to join their wonderful team! 

Do you enjoy working in a fabulous veterinary team?

Do you delight in delivering exceptional customer service and providing
outstanding patient care?

Are you looking for an exciting work environment that will nurture your interests and encourage professional growth?

Are you enthusiastic, passionate and motivated about veterinary work?


Then this position is for you!

At ‘The Gables Veterinary Group’ we see a great number of interesting and
unusual cases in the practice, in addition to the many ‘routine’ patients seen.

With our extensive in-house clinical expertise and knowledge we are able to care for and treat the majority of our patients without the need for external

You would be an integral part of this awesome clinical team, utilising your skillset on a daily basis, to include;

Apply now!

Apply online with your CV and cover letter or by emailing

Kippax Veterinary Hospital, Holt (posted 5th May) Receptionist / Vet Nurse

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Kippax Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce that we have two positions available within the clinic due to recent renovations allowing for expansion of our services. We are looking for the right individual who shows initiative, has a positive attitude and is eager to learn. Experience is preferred for these positions but trainees will be considered.

Our hospital is a happy and fast paced environment. You will be joining a team of enthusiastic and hard working veterinarians and support staff who strive to go above and beyond for our clientele and their pets.

The two positions we currently have available in the clinic are in our Client Relations and Nursing Teams.

The successful nursing candidate would enjoy using all our modern equipment and systems including Ezyvet, Smartflow, IDEXX inhouse laboratory, ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography and endoscopy. We encourage our nurses to use all their skills in anaesthesia, dentistry, imaging, medical nursing and consulting. We are supportive of continuing education and encourage a rigorous learning environment within the clinic from day to day.

The successful client relations candidate will work with a dedicated front of house team and have the vital role of being the first point of contact for our clients, working out how best to help them and their pets as well as creating a successfully scheduled day for the rest of the staff.

The qualities that we expect of all our staff include:

Whether you are a vet, a nurse or client relations staff member, we pride ourselves in working as a team to support each other and therefore be able to deliver the best service in a positive and successful environment.

For the right person, either of these roles could be part time or full time.  The conditions are consistent with the award and the remuneration will be dependent on experience.

Please send your cover letter and CV or just an enquiry for further information to either:

Rebecca Vearncombe (Nursing Manager) -
Amy Eland (Client Relations Manager) -

To check out our website, click here

Curtin Veterinary Clinic, Woden Valley district (posted 5th May)

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Curtin Vet Clinic is seeking a Casual Veterinary Nurse to join their amazing team! 

Do you love practicing a high standard of care, having time to truly give your patients the TLC they deserve, and having opportunities to grow and expand your skills? Then Curtin Vet Clinic might just be the team for you!

We are a boutique clinic in Canberra with a strong focus on client and pet experience. We have designated dog and cat consult rooms and practice a fear free approach to our care. We have most of the standard toys and a great working relationship with the local specialist referral hospital.

We believe that all team members have their own values and skills and encourage everyone to work together to ensure the best outcome for pets and clients alike.

We also place a great deal of importance on work-life balance and staff wellbeing. Spending so much of our adult lives at work, we believe that work should be somewhere that you want to come and that where possible, we should be able to tailor the working day to your needs.

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

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

Apply Now!
Apply online with your CV and Cover Letter or by emailing

To check out our website, click here

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