Veterinary Nurse Jobs
Vet Nurse or Vet Technician, whatever the terminology, when it hits the fan you know who is really running the show. And when it is time to explore new horizons, browse through our Vet Nurse job listings for your next career opportunity.
We have been a pioneer in the Veterinary landscape for over 10 years, are committed to raising the industry bar and we want you to be a part of our journey! An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Part-time Practice Manager to join our passionate team at our Box Hill clinic. Great opportunity to step up and lead a team, managing the day to day operations of our busy clinic.
The Animal Emergency Centre Midland, Perth is looking for a superstar Emergency & Critical Care Vet Nurse to join the team on a Part-Time basis and experience the growth and success of this hospital. You have a love for patient care and you will be supported by a network of experienced, passionate and like-minded Vets and Nurses. You are flexible, enthusiastic and positive.
Casey Pet Emergency is looking for a Full-time OR Part-time Emergency and Critical Care veterinarian to join our growing team. Casey is a small boutique Veterinary Emergency Center offering After-hours only service in outer South East Melbourne. Our clinic doors do shut, overtime is not expected and we offer a great balance between ER caseload and regular, flexible hours!
Our practice is growing, and we need more help to keep up with the current caseload and to continue to provide excellent patient and client care. Our great Mortdale clinic is a 100% small animal practice seeing predominantly dogs, cats and the occasional pocket pet. Our Veterinary Team consists of four Vets and eight Nurses and a Practice Manager, all focused on quality care.
If you are focused on patient outcomes, work well under pressure and looking for an opportunity to advance your career, then we are the place for you. We are seeking someone to fill a part-time position. As a 24/7 clinic, we offer a wide range of shifts that may suit your work-life balance. This position is for someone willing to work in the afternoons, evenings and an on-call rotation.
Provide support to nursing and veterinary staff within our clinic through cleaning, animal attending and nursing duties. This is a critical enabling role in the clinic and requires some versatility on behalf of the employee. The personal development you will gain from this position makes this an ideal next career step into specialty medicine with a talented team supporting and guiding you.
Veterinary Nurse - Desexing Clinic in AdelaideThe University of Adelaide Veterinary nursing experience in routine desexing of cats and dogs (Desirable) * Experience working in a small animal practice for a minimum of 3 years * Strong organisational skills coupled with the ...Adelaide, Australia
Diagnostics Applications APAC Lvl 2 Customer Care SpecialistZoetis Preferred Qualifications and Education High School Diploma or equivalent like Veterinary Nurse, Biologist, Biotechnology Engineer Understanding of Healthcare, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Animal ...Sydney, Australia
Veterinary Medicine Internship -Sydney Veterinary Emergency & SpecialistsVetPartners You will also prepare nurse training presentations and a presentation to other staff vets on a set ... We are a team of veterinarians, nurses and support staff that are active in sharing knowledge and ...Sydney, Australia
Veterinarian - Vetwest - BallajuraVetPartners We are a thriving, diverse and busy clinic, comprising of three Veterinarians, a team of five Nurses and one Trainee Vet Nurse. Our Clinic Our fully equipped clinic hosts quality, modern facilities ...Perth, Australia
Veterinarian - Vets4Pets Golden Grove 24 hour hospitalVetPartners A team of 15 competent and highly skilled Qualified Veterinary Nurses, one nurse on site 24hrs a day, 7 days a week * Smart Flow integrated with RxWorks software * 4 Consulting room * 1 dedicated ...Adelaide, Australia
Vet Nurse - My Pet Hub RedlynchVetPartners Description A brand new purpose-built Veterinary facility catering to the ever-growing needs of ... In order to keep informed on current therapies and procedures our veterinarians and nursing team ...Redlynch, Australia
Vet Nurse - Crows Nest Animal HospitalVetPartners Provide effective support to veterinarians in all aspects of veterinary nursing, including anaesthetic monitoring, animal handling, IV catheter placement and blood collection. * Maintain an excellent ...Sydney, Australia
Vet Nurse - AdelaideVet StirlingVetPartners Description Are you a Veterinary Nurse looking for a change? Are you just as happy building rapport on reception as you are monitoring patients in hospital? Are you confident working independentlyStirling, Australia
Vet Nurse - Brunswick Central Vet ClinicVetPartners Description Brunswick Central Veterinary Clinic is a busy and energetic clinic in one of the most ... We are currently looking for a Part-time Veterinary Nurse (32hrs per week) to join our passionate ...Melbourne, Australia
Surgical Veterinary Nurse - North Shore Veterinary HospitalVetPartners Description The North Shore Veterinary Hospital (NSVH) is seeking an enthusiastic, patient care focused Full Time Surgical veterinary nurse within our busy referral hospital. This is a fantastic ...Sydney, Australia
Vet Nurse - Pittsworth Vet SurgeryVetPartners Description Pittsworth Veterinary Surgery is looking for an experienced casual vet nurse to join their team!! Casual Vet Nurse Required The Pittsworth Vet Surgery is a 4-Vet mixed practice located ...Pittsworth, Australia
Vet Nurse - Chatswood VetfriendsVetPartners The veterinarians are supported by a wonderful team of experienced nurses who all share the passion of providing the gold standard care to our patients and clients. Our clientele is excellent who ...Sydney, Australia
Vet Nurse - Herriot House Vet SurgeryVetPartners Herriot House Veterinary Surgery is an award-winning practice with a new Clinical Leader and ... We are currently seeking a motivated, compassionate and qualified Full-time Veterinary Nurse to ...Toowoomba, Australia
Vet Nurse - Inner South Vet HospitalVetPartners Inner South Veterinary Centre is a busy 6-Vet hospital in Narrabundah, ACT with 6 amazing nurses and a fantastic team of receptionists. We are passionate about providing high standards of veterinary ...Canberra, Australia
Vet Nurse - Cremorne Veterinary HospitalVetPartners Provide effective support to veterinarians in all aspects of veterinary nursing, including anaesthetic monitoring, animal handling, IV catheter placement and blood collection. * Maintain an excellent ...Sydney, Australia
Vet Nurse - East Bentleigh Vet ClinicVetPartners East Bentleigh Vet Clinic is a modern purpose-built hospital, with a caring and experienced team of veterinarians and nurses who are committed to providing excellent customer service and exceptional ...Melbourne, Australia
Vet Nurse - Fawkner Vet HospitalVetPartners Provide effective support to veterinarians in all aspects of veterinary nursing, including anaesthetic monitoring, animal handling. * Maintain an excellent level of patient care and customer service ...Fawkner, Australia
Vet Nurse - Albion Vet SurgeryVetPartners We have a new opportunity available for a Vet Nurse to join our team in a part-time capacity, working approximately 15-30 hours per week. What's on offer? * The ability to live in, or close to ...Brisbane, Australia
Vet Nurse - 4 Paws Veterinary ClinicVetPartners At 4 Paws Vet in Neutral Bay, we pride ourselves on a personal and caring service for clients and their pets. We are looking for a Vet Nurse on a part-time basis with the same passion to join our ...Sydney, Australia
Vet Nurse - Forest Hill Veterinary HospitalVetPartners Description About Us Forest Hill Veterinary Clinic is a well-equipped and modern 4 Vet Practice in South East Melbourne. We are seeking a motivated and friendly part-time vet nurse to join our teamMelbourne, Australia
Vet Nurse After Hours - SouthPaws Specialty SurgeryVetPartners Description Southpaws Specialty Referral Practice Due to continued growth, we are seeking an experienced nurse to join our existing veterinary and nursing team. Full-time work with a flexible ...Melbourne, Australia
Vet Nurse - Flinders View Veterinary SurgeryVetPartners Description Flinders View Veterinary Surgery is a surgery with a proactive and innovative view! Established in the surgery provides the pet lovers of Ipswich a high quality yet uber pet and people ...Brisbane, Australia
Vet Nurse - Vetcall Q'SuperstoreVetPartners Description Vetcall Q Store is located in Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Mermaid Waters is a primarily residential canal community with stunning luxury homes. Visit Pizzey Park where a ...Gold Coast, Australia
Vet Nurse - Fitzroy Veterinary HospitalVetPartners We are currently seeking a Full-Time Veterinary Nurse Working around 38 hours per week, you will have the opportunity to develop your career and benefit from the experience of our nationwide teamsMelbourne, Australia
Vet Nurse - Blackburn Veterinary CentreVetPartners With an established core of committed clients, we are seeking a Full-time Veterinary Nurse to join our team. The right candidate will have a commitment and passion for high-level patient and client ...Melbourne, Australia
Vet Nurse - Parramatta Veterinary HospitalVetPartners Provide effective support to veterinarians in all aspects of veterinary nursing, including anaesthetic monitoring, animal handling, IV catheter placement and blood collection. * Maintain an excellent ...Parramatta, Australia
Vet Nurse - Sherwood Veterinary PracticeBrisbane, Australia
Vet Nurse - Indooroopilly Veterinary ClinicVetPartners Description Are you a highly motivated Veterinary Nurse, who loves to work in a supportive close-knit team with a vast array of knowledge and skills? Indooroopilly Vet Clinic is seeking to fill a ...Brisbane, Australia
Vet Nurse - Swan Street VeterinaryVetPartners We are seeking a Veterinary Nurse to join the team on a full-time or part-time basis. You will be a team player with the energy and drive to make a real difference, with a commitment and passion for ...Melbourne, Australia
Vet Nurse - Albany Creek Veterinary SurgeryVetPartners Description The Job We require an experienced veterinary nurse to work a flexible 20 hour week with view to possible extend as the initial post is to cover maternity. About us Albany Creek Veterinary ...Brisbane, Australia
Vet Nurse - Sylvania Veterinary HospitalVetPartners We are looking for a Casual Veterinary Nurse to join our amazing nursing team. However will also consider Part time and casual nurses. Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited toSydney, Australia
Vet Nurse - Kingston Veterinary HospitalVetPartners Description Kingston Veterinary Hospital : Full-time Qualified Nurse KVH is a busy, well-equipped & fast paced animal hospital located a stones throw from the beach in Bayside, Mentone. It is a busy ...Melbourne, Australia
Vet Nurse - Hervey Bay Veterinary SurgeryVetPartners Our practice, Hervey Bay Veterinary Surgery, boasts m2 of all the great toys, surgical and consult spaces and a highly skilled team of Veterinarians, Technicians and Nurses to support you in all of ...Hervey Bay, Australia
Vet Nurse - Ryde Veterinary ClinicVetPartners We are looking for a part-time veterinary nurse to join our amazing nursing team! Ideally you will work 26 hours per week and every 4th weekend. Working hours: * The practice is open Monday to Friday ...Ryde, Australia
Surgical Vet Nurse - Sydney Veterinary Emergency & SpecialistsVetPartners Certificate IV in Vet Nursing or Veterinary Technician degree with a minimum of four years' experience. * You have a willingness to learn About the job: * The surgery nurses are responsible for ...Sydney, Australia
Medicine Veterinary Nurse - North Shore Veterinary HospitalVetPartners Description The North Shore Veterinary Hospital (NSVH) is seeking an enthusiastic, patient care focused Full Time Medicine Veterinary Nurse within our busy referral hospital. This is a fantastic ...Sydney, Australia
Practice Manager - Vetwest - BallajuraVetPartners About you Qualifications and experience as a veterinary nurse with proven management experience would be highly regarded. Applications from Practice Managers within the healthcare arena, who possess ...Perth, Australia
Practice Manager - Vetwest - South PerthVetPartners About you Qualifications and experience as a veterinary nurse with proven management experience would be highly regarded. Applications from Practice Managers within the healthcare arena, who possess ...Perth, Australia
Practice Manager - Vetwest - Canning ValeVetPartners About you Qualifications and experience as a veterinary nurse with proven management experience would be highly regarded. Applications from Practice Managers within the healthcare arena, who possess ...Perth, Australia
Practice Manager - Whites Hill Veterinary ClinicVetPartners ... Vet Nurse * - Experience with Ezyvet If you are our superstar manager, please apply online with your resume and cover letter.Brisbane, Australia
Vet Nurse Jobs
What Does It Take To Secure The Best Vet Nurse job?
We asked many of the Vet Nurses that we come in contact with “What does it take to become a Vet Nurse?” and, apart from gaining your qualification, here are three key takeaways:
“Especially at the beginning of your Vet Nurse career, persistence is essential.” said one of our Vet Nurse contacts, and this was echoed by many others.
Why persistence? Firstly, it isn’t easy to find Vet Clinics or Hospitals who are prepared to take on Trainee Vet Nurses who are yet to attain their Certificate III or IV Diploma of Veterinary Nursing. That in itself is a challenge, almost a right of passage, that proves that you are in it for the long haul. A sad statistic is that only 25% of people who commence studies to be a Vet Nurse actually graduate.
Once you graduate, finding that first role requires more persistence as again, it is hard to find a Clinic that will take on a “green” Vet Nurse; although this is somewhat understandable as most Vet Clinics are small businesses with less that 10 staff, building a team for the long haul is the foundation of success. Which means investing in fresh team members with the latest knowledge and nurturing them to become the experienced Vet Nurses of tomorrow.
And then more persistence in advancing your career through Continuing Education, skills development and eventually team leadership and management skills. Perhaps even one day pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine qualification.
Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious. Yes, you need empathy towards animals and companion pets in need, who are hurting and in distress. Of equal importance is empathy with pet owners, the fur parents and fur siblings who are very concerned about the well being of their cat, dog, bird or pocket pet. But there is a third level of empathy that came up from our feedback from Vet Nurses – peer empathy; understanding that your fellow team members, Vets, Nurses, Technicians, Customer Service and Animal Attendants also need your empathy. Whilst there are always great days full of puppies and kittens and success stories, there are often days when the results are not so good. You, and your team mates, will need each other’s understanding and caring to pull through the tough days.
Not patients – there are plenty of those. But patience, sometimes there is not so much to go around. Things take time to happen – test results, studying, salary reviews – just about everything goes slower than we would all like. And then the other piece of valuable feedback we get is the rewards for patience are well worth it when you finally get that Vet Nurse job you always wanted and deserved.
In specific terms, a Veterinary Nurse cares for animals, large as well as small companion pets, that are undergoing preventive care assessment or are actually having treatment for an ailment.
Vet Nurses assist Veterinarians to perform analysis of conditions as well as medical procedures and surgical operations. Often pets are in temporary residence at veterinary facilities, either for the day or overnight, and are monitored and supervised by Vet Nurses.
Typical Vet Nurse Job Tasks
Whilst the actual tasks and duties of a Vet Nurse will vary subject to the size, scale or specialisation of the practice you are working in, a typical day will usually include:
- Preliminary assessment and information capture about each animal prior to Veterinarian session
- Maintaining and handling animals to allow assessment and treatment by Veterinarians
- Providing animal care advice based on Veterinarian session outcomes
- Preparing, delivering, and reviewing animal care education programs
- Assisting Veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures
- Assisting Veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during operations
- Preparing instruments and placing them with the Veterinarian
- Cleaning and sterilising instruments, examination tables and equipment
- Placing animals in cages for pre-operation preparation, post operation recovery and monitoring their condition
- Giving medications to animals
- Maintaining medical records, prescription drugs and stock control
- Undertake diagnostic laboratory tests and reporting
- May also undertake Customer Service duties, prepare billing and accept payments and complete records management or clerical work as required
The TAFE Institutes and Vocational Education Training Networks offer a variety of courses and a good search on Google will no doubt help you find the ideal course and location for you.
When it comes to locations, being mostly a consumer-oriented service, Vet Nurse Job opportunities pretty much match the overall spread of Vet practices. Roughly 30.0% of roles are in NSW and the same in Victoria. A further 20.0% are in Queensland which means there is an 80.0% chance you will be working on the Eastern Seaboard. South Australia has 8.5%, WA 7.0% and Tasmania 4.0% with a modest number of opportunities in NT and ACT.
There is certainly something special that triggers someone to want to become a Vet Nurse and to then secure one of those perfect Vet Nurse Jobs. Those jobs are “out there” and over 1,000 new Vet Nurse Job opportunities occur every year. The key to success is of course hard work, but Persistence, Empathy and Patience are also key traits.
And one thing is for sure, when you do secure your ideal Vet Nurse Job, we hope that Vet & Pet Jobs was able to help in our own small way.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the USA and similar bodies in the UK, Australia and worldwide, opportunities for Veterinarians are set to climb by 19 percent through 2026, while roles for Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Technicians will increase by 20 percent in that same time frame.
Vet Nurse Jobs Statistics – Australia
- It is estimated that there are between 12,000 and 13,000 Vet Nurses in Australia
- Vet Nurses make up approximately 50.0% of the employees working in the Veterinary Services industry
- On average there are 4 Vet Nurses per Veterinary Business
- Given the forecast growth of the Veterinary Industry there will be approximately 500-550 new Vet Nurse jobs created each year over the next 5 years
- Current trends indicate that 4.0% of Vet Nurses (500+) leave the profession each year
- Based on the above data, there will be an estimated 1000 to 1200 new Vet Nurse jobs available each year for the next 5 years
- In 2017, the average income for a Vet Nurse was $990 per week or $4,300 per month or $51,500 per year – typically Vet Nurses are paid on a fortnightly basis
- On average, employees in Vet Nurse jobs work a 38-hour basic week and typically work 2 to 4 hours paid overtime per week
- The average age for a Vet Nurse is 28 with he largest sector (24.0%) being in the 25 to 34-year range
- It will come as no surprise that 98.5% of Vet Nurse Jobs are occupied by female employees
- From an educational level perspective, 48.0% of Vet Nurses have a Certificate III or IV accreditation and a further 21.3% have an additional certification to Advanced Diploma level or above
Veterinary Industry Statistics – Australia
- It is estimated that there are 3,250 Veterinary Business Units which includes Veterinary Clinics, local Veterinary Hospitals, Specialist Animal Referral Centres and Animal Emergency Hospitals.
- Veterinary Revenues -2017 – $3.0bn
- The average Veterinary Business earns $925,000 per year
- Number of people directly employed in Veterinary Services – 24,500
- The average number of employees per Veterinary Business is 7.5
- Industry growth for the last five years – 2013 to 2018 averaged 3.1%
- Industry growth for the next five years – 2018 to 2023 is forecast to be 4.1%
- The total number of registered Veterinarians in Australia on 30 June 2016 was 11,418
Similar Terms To Vet Nurse Jobs
- Vet Technician Jobs
- Animal Nurse Jobs
- Veterinary Assistant Jobs
- Clinical Veterinary Nurse Jobs
- Surgical Veterinary Nurse Jobs
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