Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - SA and Tasmania

Port Adelaide Veterinary Clinic, North-West Adelaide, SA (posted 30th November)

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Port Adelaide Veterinary Clinic
Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Hand

Are you ready to lift your line of site in 2022?

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 three 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 veterinary team.

The team member we are looking for will:

It is a permanent 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 2022 or currently be completing their studies in veterinary nursing.

Please submit your resume to

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Pets Health - Hilton Vet Centre, Adelaide SA (posted 25th November)

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Veterinary Nurse – Hilton Vet Centre 100% Family owned and operated
Part-time (Full-time considered)

Make a genuine difference as you join a team committed to delivering compassionate, reassuring veterinary care.

We are a lifestyle practice, open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, which gives you professional satisfaction balanced with family/life commitments, and you can stay flexible with rosters as your needs change.

We are currently looking for a part-time veterinary nurse, who has proven skills within the industry, and an interest in developing consult and surgical nursing skills.

As an inclusive, collaborative work team, we only want you to be authentically you. Our team is built on a culture of learning, trust, openness, and fun. For over 20 years, we have supported the growing needs of our team, ensuring a flexible, changing workplace to meet individual needs and the changing needs of our clients.

The Position:

For this particular:

We also offer

We offer a genuinely unique environment and one that encourages quality and excellence in all that we do. Harmony is equally important as is ensuring a great working atmosphere where honesty through transparency builds trust. Make the next step in your career and join us.

To apply, please email your PDF cover letter and resume to: ATTN: Alison Wyld:

Brighton Veterinary Hospital, Coastal Adelaide SA (posted 23rd November)

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Small Animal Practice Veterinary Nurse - Permanent Part Time or Casual

We are currently looking for a small animal experienced veterinarian nurse.

We are a 100% veterinarian owned and operated practice, that values personal development and teamwork. We are a team of 16 staff who prides ourselves on delivering excellent clinical care.

Unfortunately, this position is not suitable for a traineeship.

Please visit our website for further information on our accredited hospital.

If you would like to discuss the employment opportunities at Brighton Veterinary Hospital, please call Kelly Robson on 0412 620 419 for a confidential discussion or email your application to:

Aldinga Veterinary Clinic, Aldinga Beach, South Adelaide SA (posted 19th November)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full time

Are you fulfilled in your current role and using your skills to their full potential?

Are you an experienced veterinary nurse looking for a tree change on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula – an easy drive along the freeway from Adelaide?

Would you like to be part of a team who has been awarded The Lincoln Institute’s employer of choice?

Full time (part time may be considered)

Willunga Hospital & Aldinga Veterinary Services are a team of over 30 staff who pride ourselves in providing excellent standards of care and going above and beyond for owners and their pets. Willunga hospital is accredited, and both our hospitals are purpose built to ensure the best quality care is provided for our clients and their pets.

About you:

Why work for us?

If you are interested in this position, I would love to hear from you. Please send a cover letter and resume to Kim Bear at:

Pet Universe Veterinary Centre Northgate, North East Adelaide SA (posted 19th November)

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Fulltime/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 Partner via email:

All applications handled in strictest confidence.

Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre, Adelaide, SA (posted 18th November) Surgery Team Leader

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Vet Nurse Surgery Team Leader

Adelaide SA

The Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre is a 24hr multi-disciplinary centre offering emergency, specialist and referral veterinary services. We have a strong ethic of providing the very best treatment and care for pets in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, dentistry, specialist surgery, critical care and diagnostic imaging.

What are we offering?

Our specialist Surgical Department requires a Team Leader to co-ordinate daily operations, manage staffing resources, and help facilitate the cutting edge surgical and anaesthesia standards we are passionate about. We are looking to appoint a talented individual who values team cohesion, innovation, maximising nurse skillsets and the never-ending quest to improve!

This is a permanent part time position with a focus on managerial and administrative duties, though some clinical work will be required. Advanced nursing skills and experience within a specialist surgical environment may be an advantage but are not required.

What can you expect from our team?

As a successful candidate, you will possess the following skills and attributes:

Applications will be received via email only and should include a cover letter along with your resume.  Please include the contact details of two professional referees and one personal referee. All applications will be treated confidentially.

Applications to:

Elisha Barrow, Practice Manager
Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre
119 Anzac Highway, Kurralta Park, SA, 5037, Tel: 08 8371 0333

Gambier Vets, Limestone Coast, SA (posted 17th November)

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Are you looking for a fun and supportive workplace?
Gambier Vets could have the position for you!

We are seeking a Veterinary technician or Veterinary nurse (qualified or enrolled in Certificate IV).

The Clinic:
We are a 7-vet accredited hospital, based in the regional city of Mt Gambier. We provide high levels of service for companion and farm animals, and enjoy having fun together while we work. Our kitchen is well stocked with treats and the boss shouts regular coffee runs! Applicants who can bake will be viewed favourably! Our hospital is well equipped and we have an excellent team of vets, nurses and support staff. We are also in the exciting process of building a brand-new hospital in the next 12 months.

The Position:
The position can be either part or full time depending on the applicant. We are flexible with hours and understanding of family requirements. Plenty of support is provided by vets, nurses and administration staff.

Salary is above award and will depend on experience. Uniform is provided and we offer 4 weeks annual leave.

The Region:
Mount Gambier is a large regional city and is well equipped with social, recreational, medical and educational facilities. It is also only 20 minutes to the beach and 40 minutes to the Coonawarra wine region. Rex and QANTAS airlines fly regularly to Melbourne and Adelaide.

If you are an enthusiastic person with a desire to provide high quality veterinary medicine in a great rural city then email

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Colonel Light Veterinary Clinic, Adelaide SA (posted 15th November)

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Veterinary Nurse Position Available

We are looking for a veterinary nurse to join our team of 7 Vets and 11 Nurses.

We would like someone who is flexible and potentially able to work every second Saturday. The position involves up to 38 hours per week with remuneration commensurate with experience. The clinic is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm and 7:30am to 1:30pm on Saturdays, with no Sunday or after hours work required.  The hours are usually either a morning or afternoon shift, allowing plenty of time outside of work, to enjoy your other interests.

With the ability to include reception work, surgical nursing, hospital nursing and potentially puppy pre-school, the role is varied and allows for plenty of scope for personal development catering to the strengths, experiences and interests of the individual.

Our clinic is busy with an interesting mix of medical and surgical cases where our Vets are supported by a group of amazing, dedicated nurses. We are independently owned and have the privilege of a long standing relationship within our community, having provided our services for over 50 years.  We pride ourselves on building and maintaining strong relationships with our clients and are all dedicated to providing exceptional care to our patients.  There are no KPI's or sales targets, just good customer service and team work.
The clinic is very well equipped with the latest digital radiography, endoscope, ultrasound, electrocautery, anaesthetic monitoring equipment, in house IDEXX Catalyst pathology and integrated Cornerstone software.  Our team of Vets range in experience from 2 years to 30+.

We are located in the inner south eastern suburbs of Adelaide, and we refer to a number of after hours and specialist centres when necessary.  Whilst most of our work is with dogs and cats there is occasional work with exotics and wildlife.

We would love to hear from a nurse with some experience and/or a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

If our practice sounds like what you are looking for, please contact Dr Zoe Wearing at email

We look forward to meeting with you.

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Tea Tree Gully Veterinary Hospital, North East Adelaide, SA (posted 8th November)


Accelerate your Nursing Career!

What We Need:

Someone who can:

Your Role will be:

About the Hospital

Please send a cover letter telling us about yourself and why you would like to join our team with a 2-page A4 resume attached, including two recent references, to Jodie Raethel at

Please visit our website:

Tasmanian Veterinary Hospitals, Bellerive, Hobart TAS (posted 26th October)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time

Are you an experienced Veterinary Nurse, passionate about providing top tier veterinary care? Would you like to be supported in your career and have opportunity for ongoing development? Look no further!

The team at Tasmanian Veterinary Hospitals (TVH) need your help! We have an opening for an enthusiastic, positive and friendly individual to join our busy team as a Veterinary Nurse. TVH have three locations, Bellerive, Sorell and Kingston and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work amongst all three.

The TVH team are a group of caring professionals who are driven by our core purpose to promote, support and enhance the relationship between people and their pets. At TVH we give everyone a chance for their skills to shine. Nurses are granted the autonomy and trust to undertake a wide range of duties allowing an active role in supporting the care of our patients and ensuring our team receive great job satisfaction.

Click Here to see clinic photos.

We would love you to be self-motivating, have a great sense of humour and excellent communication skills. You understand the importance of animals in our lives and care for them deeply.

In return for your hard work, you will receive excellent work-life balance, a flexible roster, weekend work on rotation, support from amazing vets and qualified nurses, access to new equipment and progressive technology, above Award wages, $600 professional development allowance, access to an EAP and on-site parking. You must have a drivers licence and own transport to be able to work flexibly between our three clinic locations when required.

We are flexible and can negotiate working hours with the successful candidate. This role is ideally suited to someone with experience as a Cert IV veterinary nurse, however Cert II and Cert III applicants with veterinary clinic experience are welcomed.

Please send your CV and an email introducing yourself and your relevant experience to Hayley Mayne at:

Eastside Veterinary Clinic, Glenside SA (posted 25th October)


Part-Time Veterinary Nurse

Discover (or rediscover!) your passion for veterinary nursing as you join a small team of devoted veterinary professionals committed to providing platinum service to the Eastern Suburbs of Adelaide in an empathetic and friendly environment…

Here at Eastside Veterinary Clinic, we are excited to be embarking on a new adventure of re-branding and establishing a clinic in the heart of the Eastern suburbs. During this phase of clinic growth, and to ensure we are able to provide a high level of service, we have the opportunity to welcome a new member to our nursing team.

About The Job:

We currently have a part-time position available (with the potential to increase hours in the future for the right person.) We are open to applications from those who have experience and for those who are yet to enter our exciting industry. The work will be varied and interesting, including general animal care, reception duties, surgical nursing, medical nursing and assisting in the hospital management of various cases. We also encourage and support special interests that align with the goals of our practice.

The position would require the applicant to work a rotating roster with a mixture of mornings and early evenings during weekdays and rotating weekend work, we are closed Sundays and Public Holidays.

We are very excited to be embarking on the next chapter for Eastside Veterinary Clinic, which will involve the development of a brand new, purpose-built Veterinary Hospital. This next stage for our close-knit team and family-owned business is one of great excitement and something we are all very proud of. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome another like-minded and enthusiastic individual who thrives on challenges and embraces our team values.

We are very proud to be an independently owned and operated practice. Being an independent practice, we support and celebrate diversity and we also consider our staff to be unique individuals, each with their own valuable ideas, thoughts and feelings. Our workplace encourages the voices of its employees to be heard, respected and valued.

About you:

The following are non-negotiable, the applicant must:

To apply, please prepare a cover letter outlining your suitability against the above-mentioned criteria, with an up-to-date resume via email to:

Kate Winn
Practice Manager

All applications will be handled confidentially.

Glen Osmond Veterinary Clinic, Fullarton, Adelaide SA (posted 22nd October)

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Part time / Full time Nurse position

Do you want more fun in your professional life?

More freedom to express who you are as a Nurse professional and a person alike?

To let it out and be the greatest version of yourself you can be without feeling you're walking on eggshells most of the time?

We'll give you the space to practice and enjoy interacting with people as much as you enjoy caring for patients.

You must be dynamic, enthusiastic, passionate about providing the best care to clients and their animals.

Our clinic may be small in size but is mighty in all other aspects. We do all sorts of cool surgeries, always aim for the gold standard and have all the toys required to do a top job.

Will you rise to the challenge and shine bright?

If you think so, and want to start the next journey of your nursing career, email your cover letter and resumé to:

We cannot wait to meet you!
The GOVC Family

Southcoast Animal Hospital, Port Noarlunga SA (posted 21st October)

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Experienced Veterinary Nurse - Permanent Part Time – 30hrs + per week

We are a small animal hospital looking for a new member to join our team located in beautiful Port Noarlunga.

Our purpose-built family owned and operated hospital is modern and well-equipped with DR x-ray, ultrasound, rhinoscopy, dental DR radiography, patient anaesthesia monitoring and Idexx in house lab. We have a great, long established client base, offer high quality patient care and perform most surgery and diagnostics in house. The practice is all small animal, including avian and exotics.

What we can offer you:

The successful candidate will have:

We strive to provide a friendly, supportive workplace with a strong team focus. We have daily hospital rounds to discuss cases, regular nurse meetings and whole team staff meetings to ensure we update and improve our services. We enjoy hot chips, coffee and treats on a regular basis from the surrounding cafes and bakery.

Our clinic is open 7 days a week, 8am - 7.30pm weekdays, 8am - 4.30pm Saturday and 9am - 1pm Sunday. Weekend work is shared between all nurses.

Port Noarlunga offers a great lifestyle being close to the beach, cafes & the southern vales wineries. It's on the Onkaparinga Estuary, adjacent to a National Park and heritage reef, as well as close to sporting facilities, shops & schools. It is approximately 45 minutes from the CBD.

Please send your resume to our Practice Manager:

If you would like to learn more about our Hospital visit:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Torrens Road Veterinary Clinic, Croydon Park, SA (posted 18th October)


Torrens Road Veterinary Clinic is looking for a full-time experienced Cert IV Veterinary Nurse (or equivalent), although part-time would be considered, to join our dedicated team of 5 veterinarians and 7 nurses. We are an independently owned clinic.

We have a core focus on improving the wellbeing and care of pets, their owners and also our staff.

We offer a great work-life balance with no on-call duties after hours or Sundays. Rostering can be flexible to your needs.

Our nursing team has a good mix of long-standing senior and junior staff, providing an experienced team and fresh ideas. We are a supportive team who encourage each other, provide flexibility and a friendly, enjoyable workplace. 

Over the years we have invested in improving the capabilities and services available in our practice for both staff and patients. This has created a modern clinic with all the bells and whistles.

This position is to commence as soon as practicable. 

Please contact Dr Jenny Weston on
(08) 8346 9666 or at         

Torrens Road Croydon Park Veterinary Clinic
234 Torrens Road
Croydon Park SA 5008

Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre, Kurralta Park, SA (posted 8th October)


Surgery Vet Nurse
Kurralta Park SA

The Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre is a 24hr multi-disciplinary centre offering emergency, specialist and referral veterinary services. We have a strong ethos of providing the very best treatment and care for pets in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, dentistry, surgery, critical care and diagnostic imaging.

If you are highly motivated, caring, passionate and want to improve your knowledge and skills in surgery and anaesthesia, then we want YOU! Our busy Specialist Surgery Department is growing, and an opportunity exists for you to join our team of highly skilled and dedicated nurses, surgeons and surgical residents.

This position is permanent part-time up to 35 hours per week, with some after-hours and weekend work.

What can you expect from our team?

As a successful candidate, you possess the following skills and attributes:

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge and believe this is your opportunity to shine, then you belong here with us.

How to Contact Us

Applications will be received via email only and should include a cover letter along with your resume to Elisha Barrow, Practice Manager on Please include the contact details of two professional referees and one personal referee. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by phone.

Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre
119 Anzac Highway
Kurralta Park SA 5037
08 8371 0333

AdelaideVet Prospect, North Adelaide, SA (posted 8th October)


AdelaideVet are seeking a Part-Time Veterinary Nurse to join their amazing team!

We are a nurse-driven hospital with an exciting and varied caseload, so no day is ever the same! We have a great variety of up-to-date equipment including in-house VetLab Catalyst and Procyte blood analysis, dental radiography, ultrasonic dentistry, ultrasonography, and the ability to perform large and complex orthopaedic surgeries. We are lucky to be a part of the larger AdelaideVet group and VetPartners which gives us great learning opportunities amongst our other sites and we, as a group, have a great passion for supporting continuing education.

We are currently seeking a Part-Time equivalent experienced veterinary nurse to join the team on a fixed term contract.

What we are looking for:

Role description:

Apply now!

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter or by emailing   

Northfield Veterinary Clinic, Northfield Adelaide SA (posted 1st October)

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Veterinary Nurse - Part Time

Attention Experienced Nurses! Northfield Veterinary Clinic needs one last feather in their cap!

The Northfield Veterinary Clinic is an independent small animal clinic established in 1971. Our clinic focus is on providing high quality veterinary care and empowering our clients with knowledge so they are able to make informed decisions regarding their pet’s care. Our staff take pride in providing personalised friendly service to our loyal client base – pets and their parents are treated like family. We know our clients by name when they walk through our doors and we love that the clinic feels like a country practice in a city location!

The Opportunity

We are in need of one more important member of the Northfield Vet Clinic nursing team.

You will need to be an experienced veterinary nurse with a Certificate IV qualification (or 5+ years vet nursing experience) and sound surgical nursing skills. We are a team who love our jobs, care for each other, hold each other to high standards and have each other's back – we know how important working as a team is to make sure our days go smoothly and responsibilities are shared – so we can all go home and switch off properly at the end of each day. Our hunt is for a team member for whom these values ring true and who is looking for a long term position amongst a great group of people – heads up we like to hang on to our team mates for the long haul!

We currently have between 15-20 hours per week available on the roster, but more or less hours may be negotiated for the right person. Additional hours will be available to help cover staff leave. Rostering can be flexible – helping out on a once per month Saturday morning roster is anticipated and would be greatly appreciated by the team (it’s a short shift – we close the doors at 11am).

Questions? Want to find out more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch at: (ATT: Dr Bel).

We welcome you to come visit us and see what we’re all about – call Elisabeth Brady on (08) 8262 6325 to arrange a casual visit.

All resumes to be delivered in person to 56 Briens Road Northfield or emailed (see above) if you're short on time but still keen to apply.

There’s a perfect place for every nurse… are we that place for you?

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