Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT

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

Northside Veterinary Centre, Northern ACT (posted 26th April)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time / Part time

Northside Veterinary Centre is a non-corporate, locally owned and run clinic. We are a team of passionate, fun, and supportive vets, nurses, kennel hands and receptionists. We advocate and aim for fear-free veterinary care and our clinic is an ISFM Gold Accredited Cat-Friendly Clinic.

We keep growing! We are looking for another honest, hardworking, and experienced nurse to join our team. We encourage and support ongoing learning and offer a great work-life balance, by understanding that life also exists outside of work.

The primary role of this position is to provide a high level of care to both medical and surgical patients using our vast range of veterinary equipment - multiparameter vital sign monitors, doppler blood pressure monitor, surgical and dental bair hugger, iM3 dental machines and dental x-ray, inspired air heaters, full IDEXX pathology suite, oxygen, and heated recovery cages. We have a varied caseload with a percentage of dental and medical referral work that keep us on our toes.

The clinic currently opens 8am-6pm Monday-Friday and 8am-1pm Saturday. We are closed Sundays and all public holidays.

The ideal candidate will:

We shall offer:

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Please visit our website:

Greencross Vets - Majura Park, North ACT(posted 26th April)

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Vet Nurse
Majura Park ACT

An opportunity for a Veterinary Nurse to join our Majura Park team on a part-time permanent basis.

Greencross Vets provides the highest quality of integrated veterinary services in Australia, with an extended network of General Practice clinics and state-of-the-art Emergency, Specialist and Referral hospitals that are steered by a team of world-class Vets, devoted Specialists, skilled nurses and supportive Management. One of the largest veterinary groups in Australia, we pride ourselves on our veterinary jobs with employee-led development and support program that includes a commitment to a better career/life balance. This allows us to provide an exceptional standard of patient care, with access to all the resources, technology and equipment needed for best practice medicine.

About Your New Role

What you’ll bring

What we offer you

What would it be like to work with us?

Greencross is simply a great place to work. Our Greencross Vets are patient advocates. We’re focused on your professional growth and development, providing opportunities for you to progress in areas that spark your passion to change the lives of pets. We offer continued education and support, internally and externally, to give you development based on your interests and long-term goals.

We also provide access to experts in areas such as mental health and pride ourselves on our employee-led development and support programs.

Greencross provides the best mentoring and structured ongoing Vet and Vet Nurse development program opportunities in the country. We are proud to lead the way in the veterinary industry by supporting our teams with Paid Parental Leave, flexible working arrangements and a structured return to work clinical program.

We are committed to providing career life balance, have an industry-leading Continuing Education program, a highly regarded nursing intern program, plus a wide range of career opportunities throughout our 170+ Greencross Vet GP clinics, Specialist, Emergency and Referral vet hospitals nationally.

How to Contact Us

If you would like to become part of the dynamic Greencross team, apply now with your cover letter and resume to Heather Miller on

The Village Vet, Downer, Canberra (posted 19th April)

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About You:

Are you looking to join a group of people who love their job? Are you looking to make a difference to people and pet’s lives? Are you interested in work-life balance? So are we! And we want you. We believe in looking after our staff and their well-being. We focus on fostering a caring, close-knit relationship within our people, who support each other day to day. Qualified Veterinary Nurses welcome to apply.

About the role:

Excellent Standards:

The Village Vet in Downer, Canberra is a purpose built, modern, 4-year-old clinic with a loyal clientele base located within the trendy Inner North of Canberra. We are locally owned and not associated with a large corporate company. We have wonderful clients who are keen to pursue full diagnostics to work up their pets’ medical/ surgical condition.

We have a fully comprehensive onsite IDEXX laboratory suite - including an IDEXX Procyte Dx & Catalyst One machine, Vetlab Urinalysis analyser, Snap pro test readers and an excellent, fully serviced Binocular Microscope. We have brand new anaesthetic machines and our excellent nurses use the Advanced Multi-Parameter monitoring equipment including Doppler Blood Pressure monitor, Bair Huggers etc.

We use a top of the range IM3 Dental Scaler & Polisher unit and have a brand new mobile Digital Radiography for our dental procedures. The clinic has a purpose-built radiography & ultrasound room including digital CR radiographic facilities and a mobile ultrasound unit. We often perform orthopaedic procedures including TTAs, MPLs, bone plating, FHO, JPS, De Angelis cruciate surgeries etc.

Love Cats?

We are a feline friendly practice and have a completely separate cat entrance, cat-only waiting room, feline specific consultation room and separate feline hospital. We always promote a ‘stress free’ clinic for our feline patients.

Our Staff:

We offer:

Our location:

Downer is in the stylish Inner North of Canberra. A very popular place to live and work. We are located next to a wine shop, yoga studio and the popular Gang Gang Café. Canberra is a diverse and cultural centre with a great mix of city and rural living. There is a thriving café scene and a great night life. We are close to the NSW coast for weekends away, the snow fields are a 2 and a half hours drive and there are plenty of interesting day trips to explore the local region. Canberra is a very family friendly city; it has minimal traffic, plenty of outdoor areas and interest groups to entertain you on the evenings and weekends. Click here for more information.

Contact Us:

If you would like to see & hear more and meet the team over coffee, please email us at or call Dr. Kimberley Godwin on 0405 225 326.

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Belconnen Veterinary Centre, North ACT (posted 19th April) Head Nurse

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Head Nurse

After the recent promotion of our Head Nurse to Practice Manager, we are looking for a new superstar nurse to lead our team of 4 experienced and 3 trainee nurses, focusing on providing gold standard patient care across both of our clinics (Gundaroo and Belconnen).

About us

We have 2 clinics which provide a range of Veterinary Services:

Gundaroo Veterinary Centre – A newly acquired and rapidly growing clinic focusing on GP medicine and surgery for large and small animals.
Belconnen Veterinary Centre – A large hospital focusing on advanced imaging (CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray) and advanced surgery such as spinal surgery, TPLOs and other orthopaedic procedures as well as abdominal surgery and medicine.

About the role

The Head Veterinary Nurse will be responsible for:

Desired skills and experience

Please contact if you would like more information or to apply.

Googong Veterinary Centre, Queanbeyan–Palerang Region (posted 8th April)

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Googong Veterinary Centre is looking for a veterinary nurse and receptionist to join our small and friendly team.

Our practice is fresh and new, having been established in December, 2020. We do all sorts of small animal work – from cats and dogs to birds, wildlife and small furries. Our aim is to look after our patients, clients and each other with kindness, and to provide the best veterinary care possible.

All of our facilities are new and up to date, including the latest in surgical, in-house lab and dental radiology technology.

Googong is a great community, which is located approximately 15 minutes from the centre of Canberra. Our clients tend to be very friendly and excited about supporting their new local vet.

Our main veterinarian is Mark Carter, who has more than twenty years of experience and enjoys all aspects of being a GP vet. Karen Warner is our head nurse and receptionist, and an expert in customer service and high-level patient care. We are associated with nearby Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra Veterinary Hospitals and several of the vets and nurses at those practices work with us too.

We are also part of the Capital Paws vet group, with affiliated practices around Canberra.

The role at Googong Vets would INITIALLY BE PART-TIME AND involve some nursing and also some reception work. We would be keen to meet applicants who have experience and also those who are studying nursing or are otherwise passionate about a career in the veterinary industry.

Please check out our website; You can also learn more about Capital Paws at;

Please send applications to; or contact us on; 02 6147 5555.

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin, Canberra (posted 7th April)


Permanent (60hrs) and Casual positions 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?

As an after-hours service, we are available to help critical and unwell patients when they need it most. We operate weeknights from 6pm to 8am, and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. We have varied shift hours available to suit your needs, including afternoon, overnight and weekend days. Perfect for work life flexibility, while also saving lives and supporting clients!

Our patients mean the world to us and they are our greatest inspiration. We strive to get patients home to their families, and it’s the hard work of our dedicated team that bonds us all closely and creates a positive culture on the floor. Our leaders care deeply about our staff, including the direction of career progression and ensuring everyone has a good work life balance. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace, encouraging people to be their best authentic selves.

If you have a Certificate IV or higher with 2yrs experience in veterinary nursing, including a positive and collaborative approach, then we want you! Come and join the exciting times at CVES by sending your resume to:

For applications extending outside of the Canberra region, we offer a $5,000 relocation allowance.

Inner South Veterinary Centre, Narrabundah Canberra (posted 1st Apr)

We are looking for an experienced Full Time Veterinary Nurse to join our nursing team on a Maternity Leave Cover contract.

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 care. We come to work to do what we enjoy doing - helping improve the lives and wellbeing of animals and in turn doing the same for their owners. Our veterinarians, nurses and receptionists, all work together so that our clients furry, feathered or scaled family member gets the care and attention they deserve.

We have all types of fancy gadgets such as Ultrasound machine, Digital X-ray machine, Dental X-ray machine, In-house blood machines.

Your Responsibilities

Essential Criteria 

Apply now online or email

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