- Newly refurbished clinic in Perth's premier cat welfare organisation
- Full time, part time, and/or casual roles available, including a Senior Nurse opportunity
- Incredibly rewarding with extremely high success rate and interesting cases
Due to the complete refurbishment of our on-site clinic, we are seeking passionate, friendly veterinary nurses to support our expanding team! These are fast-paced roles supporting surgery, consults and hospital patients. We’re a small but busy clinic where no two days are the same and you’ll never get bored. If you love cats and animal welfare, this is a dream job!
With a new setup, a new manager and a brand new way of working, you’ll be amazed at the scope and quality of care that you’re empowered to provide here at Cat Haven. We perform surgeries and medical investigations to the same level, if not more so than many other clinics. We treat a vast majority of cats, and those which we can’t save are decided based on veterinary and behavioural advice rather than cost constraints.
Cat Haven is a busy, open-admission shelter that has been in operation since 1961, taking in over 8000 cats and kittens each year. Operating under the Getting to Zero model, we are proud of being able to save more than 90% of the cats that need our help each year and are constantly striving to do more. We are a finalist in the JetPets Companion Animal Awards for “Outstanding Animal Shelter” due to our continued dedication to saving more lives.
Took a friend’s cat to get a checkup and the vet was nothing but professional and dedicated to looking after the cat. Nothing was too small or large for the vet to look at and explained everything clearly and gave great advice. I would highly recommend them. Great job – Jarrod Fowler (Google Review)
About this role
Shelter nursing is infinitely rewarding, and you’ll get to finish your week knowing you genuinely saved lives and made a difference to the welfare of 8000+ cats a year. Nurses at Cat Haven have a fast-paced role supporting surgery, consults and hospital patients. You are also supported by experienced vets, Cat Welfare Officers and volunteers.
- Cert IV in veterinary nursing (or equivalent) plus at least one year of clinical experience
- Friendly, positive approach
- Enjoys a fast pace and the challenge of creating innovative solutions
- A genuine passion for cats and their welfare, including low-stress management and handling
- Experience in a shelter or high volume environment would be ideal
- Further knowledge or skills in behaviour or low-stress handling would be an advantage
While we have to responsibly balance salary expenditure with saving more lives, we’re proud to offer industry average rates.
While we can’t always offer benefits and bonuses that corporate clinics might, we instead offer 8hr days, no after hours, almost zero conversations with owners about money, and the knowledge that you’ve genuinely saved lives and made a difference every week.
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