Vet Nurses and other support staff

Positions Available in Industry & Non-Clinical Jobs
including Kennel/Cattery Attendants & other Animal Care


Balmain Veterinary Hospital, Rozelle, NSW (posted 30th November)

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Cat Hotel/Hospital Attendant

Casual Position – Dual Role

Balmain Cat Boarding offers an outstanding boutique accommodation experience for our cat-loving clients. Our vision is to provide a fun, unique, fresh and personal boarding experience that is unrivalled in Sydney’s Inner West. The Hotel is contained within the Balmain Veterinary Hospital building at 77 Victoria Road, Rozelle.

Balmain Veterinary Hospital has been delivering exceptional service to the Balmain and surrounding areas for over 50 years.
Constantly striving for excellence, we have an amazing and dedicated team of vets, nurses, attendants, reception and management staff.

We are looking for someone to fill a dual role casual position, who:

Day-to-day responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Cat Hotel Attendant

Hospital Attendant

This position involves a significant amount of physical work. Applicants are expected to have a reasonable level of fitness.

Shift hours will be rostered and rotating over 7 days (including weekends and public holidays) between the hours of 6:30am to 7:30pm. Shift lengths range from 4 to 10 hours.

Applicants with Certificate II Animal Studies or Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing or NZ/UK/North America equivalent would be advantageous but not essential.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume along with a cover letter to bvhcareer@gmail.com, describing why you would be the purrfect cat lover to join our team!

Please note, due to the awesomeness of this position we expect to be inundated with enquiries and will therefore only be able to respond to successful applications.

See balmaincatboarding.com.au and balmainvet.com.au.


Bendigo Kangan Institute, Bendigo, VIC (posted 26th November)

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Vet Nursing Teacher

Role Type: Full Time Fixed Term

Remuneration: $ 73,027 - $ 103,540 + Superannuation (dependent on experience and qualification)

Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute are the TAFE trading brands of Bendigo Kangan Institute. We are one of Victoria's largest TAFE providers, with over 40,000 enrolled students per annum. We offer vocational training to students from all over the northern metro corridor as well as Loddon Campaspe regions. We pride ourselves on the quality of training we provide by having industry expert teachers who impart their wealth of experience to the workforce of the future. We believe that in everything we do, we give people the opportunity to be the best they can be.

We are currently seeking an experienced Teacher Veterinary Nursing to join our Food & Fibre team at Charleston Rd, Bendigo campus.

The key responsibility of this role is to deliver quality vocational education and training and conduct competency-based assessment in specified program(s) in a range of settings including classroom, workplace, and online environments.

Qualifications:

Benefits:

If this sounds like the role for you. Please Apply now, we would love to hear from you.

For further information regarding this outstanding opportunity, please contact Michael Krupa, Education Manager on 03 9094 3314.

NOTE: BKI reserves the right to withdraw this advertised position at any stage.
Applications from candidates with valid working rights will only be considered.
We are a child safe and equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate is required to hold a current working with children check. Application from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged.


Applied Vocational Training, Ascot, WA (posted 25th November) Student & Industry Liaison

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Student & Industry Liaison Officer

Would you like to diversify your career?
Are you ready for a lifestyle change and looking for the next step in your career?

Applied Vocational Training is a rapidly growing private RTO (Registered Training Organisation) offering qualifications in a variety of animal related vocations including veterinary nursing and animal studies. We deliver high quality on-campus study options at our college in Bentley WA in addition to online e-learning courses to students all over Australia.

We are seeking a new member to join our friendly team to build and maintain relationships with current students and provide on-going support through the course of their studies both over the telephone and face to face. Building and maintaining industry relationships is also an important part of this widely varied role.

This role will suit an individual with extensive experience in a customer service role with proven exceptional verbal and written communication skills. You will need to demonstrate the ability to relate to a wide range of people in a professional yet empathetic way, be self-driven and motivated with exceptional attention to detail.

This is a rare opportunity to join a friendly, supportive, and vibrant team with a genuine passion for what we do.

This position would suit a veterinary nurse, veterinarian, or industry professional, who has outstanding communication skills and relationship building/management ability.

For a full description of the role, we have available, the selection criteria and how to apply, visit our website at: https://www.appvoc.com/about-us/careers/


Specialised Animal Nutrition (SAN), Nerang, Gold Coast QLD (posted 17th November) Marketing

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Marketing Coordinator

About Us:

Specialised Animal Nutrition Ltd (SAN) is the exclusive distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products in Australia and New Zealand.

Oxbow was established in 1980 to provide premium nutrition solutions for rabbits, guinea pigs, wildlife and other small exotic pets. A range of assisted feeding formulas were introduced in 1999 for veterinary use. The premium range now encompasses food options, treats and enrichment products to ensure an excellent quality of life for these animals.

We supply wholesalers, pet shops and vet clinics across the country from our beautiful, calm office space and warehouse on the Gold Coast. There is plenty of parking and we are located 1 minute off the motorway.

The Role:

We are seeking a marketing coordinator, who will be responsible for developing and coordinating our trade marketing activities (including conference participation) and managing our website and social media. You will need to be comfortable talking to our business clients. Because we pride ourselves on educating pet owners, pet industry and veterinary staff on best practice in small herbivore nutrition, you will need to enjoy responding to queries and talking to pet and veterinary staff at various industry events. We are a proud supporter of animal welfare and charitable organisations and you would be responsible for coordinating our donations.

The role will be approximately 32 hours per week over 5 days. The salary range starts at $62,400 p.a. (plus super) pro rata.

Essential Skills and Experience:

Experience in the care of rabbits and guinea pigs would be highly regarded.

If you are a veterinary nurse or practice manager with excellent digital skills and have been involved in the marketing side of your practice, or if you have been in another similar industry position and are looking for a change, we would love to hear from you.

Please send a cover letter addressing the essential skill and experience, along with your resume to: jennifer@oxbowaustralia.com


Luxury Cat Lodge Central Coast, Erina Heights, NSW (posted 16th November) Veterinary Nurse in 7-star facility

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CALLING VETERINARY NURSING CAT LOVERS CENTRAL COAST!

We have an exciting opportunity for one qualified Veterinary Nurse to use her expert knowledge in a brand-new luxury 7-star facility!

The new position is available for the right person who must be committed to the care and well-being of all cats, have a strong work ethic, take pride in themselves, and the work that they are required to do. The position holds significant responsibility requiring you to showcase your Veterinary Nursing skills for the cats we will have in our care. We require a competent Veterinary nurse who has the confidence to medicate orally and subcutaneously, administer sub cut fluids, enemas, and other basic Veterinary Nursing skills.

The position is primarily a cat caring position although retail and administration work such as taking bookings and answering phone calls which will bring diversity and fun to your working week. Great interpersonal skills and an excellent phone manner are a must.

One full time or two part time positions are available working 6-8 days per fortnight which would include every second Saturday and Sunday. The applicant must be flexible, able to work public holidays and extra shifts on school holidays. Paying well above award wages.

Applicants must have reliable transport and live within reasonable travelling distance to the business. Please note some work can be strenuous. Applicants must be able to climb stairs easily and use a small ladder (for cage cleaning).

The Successful Applicant Will:

Suitable applicants will be interviewed and short listed. A second round 2 hour on the job assessment will then be offered to successful applicants before a final decision is made.
Although we require experience in the industry, we will offer full training and above award wages.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Jules jules@divinecreatures.com.au

Please go to our website before applying to be sure that this is the right position for you - https://divinecreatures.com.au/luxury-cat-lodge%20/


PetSure (Australia), Remote Working (posted 9th November) Claims Advisor - Remote Work

Claims Advisor – 12 month fixed term

About PetSure
Just as many of us now put pets at the centre of our lives, PetSure positions the welfare of pets at the heart of our business. As a pet insurance underwriter, administrator and fintech company through GapOnlyTM, we help provide a sense of security to almost half a million Australians and their pets.

Why you’ll love working at PetSure
With a career at PetSure you’ll experience:

What you’ll do
Are you a qualified veterinary nurse? Want to spread your corporate wings and make an impact on Pet Insurance? We’re looking for passionate people to support our Pet Parents when they need it most.

Specifically, as the Claims Advisor you will:

What you’ll bring

Ready to chase your dream?
We'd love to hear from you! Send a copy of your cover letter and CV to careers@petsure.com.au

Apply Now.

PetSure is an equal opportunity employer and encourages anyone who meets the role requirements to apply.

PetSure is a pet friendly environment and welcomes dogs and cats in the workplace. It is the policy of PetSure that all new employees consent to a background check.

Welcome to PetSure


PetSure (Australia), Sydney North Shore NSW (posted 9th November) Claims Advisor

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Sydney Based, Chatswood Location with hybrid working arrangement from the office and home.
Claims Advisor – 12 month fixed term

About PetSure
Just as many of us now put pets at the centre of our lives, PetSure positions the welfare of pets at the heart of our business. As a pet insurance underwriter, administrator and fintech company through GapOnlyTM, we help provide a sense of security to almost half a million Australians and their pets.

Why you’ll love working at PetSure
With a career at PetSure you’ll experience:

What you’ll do
Are you a qualified veterinary nurse? Want to spread your corporate wings and make an impact on Pet Insurance? We’re looking for passionate people to support our Pet Parents when they need it most.

Specifically, as the Claims Advisor you will:

What you’ll bring

Ready to chase your dream?
We'd love to hear from you! Send a copy of your cover letter and CV to careers@petsure.com.au

Apply Now.

PetSure is an equal opportunity employer and encourages anyone who meets the role requirements to apply.

PetSure is a pet friendly environment and welcomes dogs and cats in the workplace. It is the policy of PetSure that all new employees consent to a background check.

Welcome to PetSure


Divine Creatures, Willoughby, Sydney (posted 8th November) Veterinary Nurse in Cat Resort

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DEDICATED CAT LOVING VETERINARY NURSE REQUIRED!

Do you remember why you first became a Veterinary Nurse? To ‘care’ for animals and often these fundamental skills and practices are lost in a busy veterinary practice!

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Veterinary Nurse to use her expert knowledge in a rapidly growing luxury cat resort.

A position is available for the right person who must be committed to the care and well-being of all cats, have a strong work ethic, take pride in themselves, and the work that they are required to do. The position holds significant responsibility requiring you to showcase your Veterinary Nursing detective work and triage skills for each and every one of the 70+ cats we often have in our care. Triaging is a key skill required for the position and detecting any cats who require intervention. In addition, we require a competent Veterinary nurse who has the confidence to medicate orally and subcutaneously, administer sub cut fluids, enemas, and other basic Veterinary Nursing skills.

This is primarily a cat caring position although retail and administration work such as taking bookings and answering phone calls which will bring diversity and fun to your working week. Great interpersonal skills and an excellent phone manner are a must.

The position is an 8 days per fortnight which would include every second Saturday and Sunday. The applicant must be flexible, able to work public holidays and extra shifts on school holidays. Paying well above award wages come and be a part of our fun team where we literally get paid to cuddle cats!!

Applicants must have reliable transport and live within reasonable travelling distance to the business. Please note some work can be strenuous. Applicants must be able to climb stairs easily and use a small ladder (for cage cleaning).

The Successful Applicant Will:

Suitable applicants will be interviewed and short listed. A second round 2 hour on the job assessment will then be offered to successful applicants before a final decision is made.

Although we require experience in the industry, we will offer full training and above award wages.

Being a busy fast-growing facility, we urge applicant to email only.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: Jules jules@divinecreatures.com.au

Please go to our website before applying to be sure that this is the right position for you - www.divinecreatures.com.au


Canine Wellness Centre, Townsville (posted 28th October) Business For Sale

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Canine Wellness Centre

Garbutt, Townsville QLD

Summary

Awesome opportunity to take a sidestep within the industry. This canine wellness centre is currently owned and run by two veterinary Nurses.

This unique business is a specialty centre designed to assist dogs with rehabilitation, physical health needs and fitness.  The centre is specially designed to cater for the needs of dogs and has specialised equipment for hydrotherapy, massage, body strengthening and conditioning training.

The business is conveniently located near a dog day care business, resulting in many appointments being booked from day care clients who utilise both services. The wellness centre also has great relationships with local veterinarians for referral of canine patients with rehabilitation.

The business stocks a range of canine products including enrichment toys, treats, health products and apparel for purchase by clients or online customers. The business has a great marketing presence with a client database (including CRM information which includes histories and online booking platform), social media and website which includes online shop.

Please click here to see photos! 

Key features & benefits:

If you’re interested in learning more about this great business opportunity please contact our Business Sales Specialist, Dione Mauric on 0415 543 469.

Price: $75,000 + SAV (estimated at $10,000)


Animal Referral Hospital Baulkham Hills, Sydney (posted 19th October) Discharge Nurse

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Vet Nurse
Baulkham Hills NSW

We have Lurelle. Lurelle is our discharge nurse, and so much more! Lurelle is moving far away. We asked Lurelle to drive 10 hours to work each day, just so she can stay. She can’t.

So, we need a new Lurelle.

The Animal Referral Hospital Baulkham Hills is looking for the next person who will love our hospital the way Lurelle has.

The discharge nurse’s primary role is to assist and facilitate the discharge of overnight patients to either home, their regular vet or to our specialist hospital not too far away.

Hospital maintenance is the next big focus - it is a physical role, with a focus on repair and preparing the space from the night that was and the night that will be. You need to have a passion for cleaning.

There’s other stuff too - continuing relationships with our local GP’s, lab equipment maintenance, keeping on top of our heaven folder and some admin stuff like ensuring X-rays are attached and histories are sent.

The role is Monday-Friday, 7am-1pm (ish) - some days you can leave a little earlier and others you might stay a little longer. Open to looking at this being a shared role but would prefer consistency with the roster.

There’s a little bit of nursing involved (i.e., early morning emergency’s) but this role is not a primary nursing role.

Want to know more? Drop me a line at m.sorrenson@arhvets.com
I look forward to hearing from you - Michelle Sorrenson.


JCUVet, Townsville, QLD (posted 7th October) Veterinary Nurse Educator

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Veterinary Nurse Educator

Are you someone who:

JCUVet is the Clinical Small Animal Teaching Hospital for James Cook University.  We are focused on providing excellence in clinical training for JCU final year veterinary students.  We do this through involving and inspiring students in a full-service Small Animal General Practice and Referral Hospital, offering internal medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, emergency, and critical care services.

We are looking for a qualified veterinary nurse who has a passion for training and mentoring trainee veterinary nurses.  The role offers the opportunity to develop skills in the training and education sector, whilst maintaining and developing your own nursing career.  You will be supported by friendly veterinary teams with outstanding knowledge in their disciplines, enabling you to provide high quality training and education.  The role also involves coordination of continuing education and promoting educational opportunities for all clinical staff. This is a new position in the Hospital and offers real opportunity to develop the role and build exciting and novel education and training schemes, in a friendly learning environment. 

Essential skills and attributes for this role include:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

JCU Vet offers this opportunity on a two-year full-time contract, with the opportunity of developing into a long-term permanent position

If you believe you possess the knowledge and passion for this exciting role, please apply now by submitting your cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Bertram, Clinical Support Manager at veterinarycareers@jcu.edu.au


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