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Animal Referral Hospital - Essendon Fields, Melbourne VIC (posted 20th May) Clinic Assistant

Clinic Assistants
Essendon Fields VIC

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinic Assistant to join our amazing Essendon Fields team on a part-time basis.

Due to an expanding case load the Animal Referral Hospital in Essendon Fields has a part-time position for clinic assistants to join our hard-working, close-knit team.
The successful candidate will be required to work on a part time basis with shifts that may include weekend days, weekday mornings and afternoon shifts, plus public holidays.

Our clinic assistant team are greatly valued and are an integral part of the success of the day to day running of our hospital.

About your new role

We are searching for a person who possesses the ability to multitask and work well as a team in an often fast-paced environment. A large part of this position requires extensive cleaning of the hospital and assisting with ensuring tasks are completed to a high level of attention to detail. On the job training will be provided with ongoing support by nurses and existing clinic assistants, however applicants must possess the ability to work unsupervised as well as demonstrate reasonable proficiency in performing the required tasks.

How to contact us

If this opportunity interests you, please send your updated cover letter and resume to Laura Cotton, Specialist Surgery Head Nurse on

Australian Animal Medical & Behavioural Rehabilitation, Melbourne, Vic (posted 5th May) Animal Carers

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Animal Care & Animal Trainer Positions - MELBOURNE

Who are we? AAMBR is a small Melbourne based Pet Care and Training business. We are on the hunt for another superstar to join our growing team. We offer a range of in-home care services for clients, as well as training services. We mainly deal with the more complex cases which include a variety of Medical needs and Behavioural needs, but we still have many cute puppies and kittens that need cuddling! We are looking for reliable Animal Carers to work with us at Australian Animal Medical & Behavioural Rehabilitation - AAMBR

As an Animal Carer tasks include, but are not limited to:

Other duties as required:


What We Offer:

 For more Information visit -

Please email applications or inquiries to Nicole  at

Brisbane Bird & Exotics Veterinary Service, Greenslopes, Brisbane QLD (posted 29th April) Nursing Assistant/Cage Hand

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Nursing Assistant/Cage Hand (our patients are too small for kennels!) Part Time

A position exists at Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Service for a Nursing Assistant/Cage Hand. We introduced this position in 2020, and soon wondered how we’d ever managed without! One of our first assistants become a trainee nurse in the practice, one moved on for personal reasons, and we currently have a part-time Nursing Assistant.

It’s clear that this job is critical every day, so we’re looking for a second nursing assistant to job-share for 3 days/week, including rotating every second Saturday morning.

We like to think of the job description as ‘Restoration of Order in Chaos’. While laundry, cleaning cages, feeding patients, helping vets with restraint etc might not be seen as the most glamorous work, you’ll find that we are VERY grateful to the amazing humans that do this for us! It also gives an excellent step into the world of avian and exotic medicine and nursing care.

This job will suit somebody who can operate independently, sometimes under pressure, and who loves the species that we treat (parrots, chickens, lizards, snakes, turtles, rats, guinea pigs, fish and more!). This is an excellent opportunity for somebody looking to begin learning about the field of avian and exotic medicine. As a practice, we are committed to lifelong learning, and love to share what we know. The position would suit somebody who is familiar with veterinary practice and workflows. There is ALWAYS something happening in our busy practice, so moving at a fast pace is essential!

Applicants must be current with COVID vaccination, and willing to have repeated vaccinations, as required, to keep that status. The successful applicant must either be Q-fever vaccinated, or willing to become vaccinated as soon as possible.

Our practice is staffed by warm, caring, hilarious, quirky humans, so a sense of the ridiculous coupled with a strong work ethic is essential. We believe that carbs and fats are an appropriate response to crisis.

While we are hoping for a quick recruitment process, we are very willing to wait in order to find ‘our person’.

Please contact: with an application letter and CV.

Rose Bay Veterinary Hospital, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney NSW (posted 19th April) Animal Attendant

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Animal Attendant - Casual

Rose Bay Veterinary Hospital is located right by the beaches of the Eastern suburbs.

We are a dynamic team of vets, nurses, dog trainers, groomer’s and students. We practice a high standard of care in all areas of our hospital and pride ourselves on putting our patients' and clients’ needs first.

Our supportive management has completed Australia’s top executive leadership training program, and are proud to display our Employer of Choice Accreditation -

We are looking for a motivated Junior animal attendant to join our friendly team 10 - 20 hours per week.

The role of our animal attendant will include but not be limited to the following responsibilities:

We are looking for someone who:

If you think this role is suited to you, please email your cover letter and cv to:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Animal Emergency Service Carrara, Gold Coast QLD (posted 8th April) Animal Attendant

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Nurse Assistant/Kennel Attendant – Emergency and Critical Care

Location: Carrara
Employment type: Part-time

Looking to step into the animal care industry?

Animal Emergency Service (AES) is one of Australia's leading emergency and critical care referral specialist centres. Our experienced team of Veterinarians, Nurses and support team members are committed to delivering high quality veterinary medicine and gold standard patient care.

Our Nurse Assistant/Kennel Attendant team members are trained to help support both the Nursing and Veterinary staff, giving you an introduction into the world of emergency and critical care. Your main tasks are supporting the nursing team and helping to maintain clinic hygiene standards including mopping, washing, restocking and vacuuming. This will be a part-time position with approximately 3-4 shifts per week.

We are committed to working as a team to deliver high quality results for our clients and patients, as well as learning from each other and having fun in the process!

The ideal candidate should possess:

If you are a highly motivated person, you work well as part of a team and are interested in extending your skills in the veterinary industry, please email your resume and covering letter to quoting reference number GCNA2204.

Please advise in your covering letter your availability to work shifts that are rostered across week nights, early mornings, weekends and public holidays.

VET HQ Double Bay, East Sydney NSW (posted 8th April) Animal Attendant

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Animal Attendant Required

An exciting opportunity exists for a full-time animal attendant to join our busy practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person who will be able to keep up with our energetic team.

You must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team and have an outgoing personality.

This role involves assisting our hospital cleaning animal enclosures, maintaining the cleanliness of our hospital, walking dogs, cleaning cat boarding.

You must have or be studying Cert 2 in animal studies and have some animal handling skills.

Your skills and experience:

Key Responsibilities:

You can find out more about us on our website or our Vet HQ Double Bay Facebook Page

Please contact Kate at Vet HQ via email at if you are interested in this opportunity

North Road Veterinary Centre, Melbourne SE - Bayside - Brighton VIC (posted 4th April) Animal Attendant/Trainee VN

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Trainee Vet Nurse/Cattery Animal Attendant - Bayside Melbourne

An exciting opportunity is available to join the North Road Veterinary Centre team.

The North Road Veterinary Centre in Gardenvale was established in 1969, we pride ourselves in offering the very best in health care. We are independent and have been owned and managed by Drs Andrew and Wendy Milledge since 1990.

We are seeking someone who:

Job description:

We provide to you:

To learn more about us please visit: North Road Vet FacebookNorth Road Vet Instagram

How to apply:
Drs Andrew and Wendy Milledge
North Road Vet Centre
167 North Road
Email applications:
Mobile: Wendy Milledge- +61 (0)409 131 165

Northside Veterinary Specialists, Terrey Hills, Northern Beaches Sydney, NSW (posted 31st March) Animal Attendant

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Senior Animal & Facilities Attendant - Flexible Hours

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, animal-loving superstar to join our team.

As the senior animal and facilities attendant, you will play a critical role in the wellbeing of our patients and the wildlife we care for. You will be there to provide comfort and the basic necessities, food and water, walks, a clean bed, etc. as well as to support our incredibly hardworking nurses and vets by keeping the hospital sparkling clean and well-stocked. You will work with our incredible team of animal and facilities attendants to ensure ongoing training is provided, implementing and maintaining high quality standards and controls, and supporting the team in personal and professional development goals.

About you
Our ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

Our offer

NVS is working to become the Employer of Choice amongst the specialist hospitals of Sydney. We strive to promote a healthy work environment and have a strong focus on overall wellness. We provide a range of in-house and external CPD and learning opportunities, and truly wish to see every one of our employees reach their career goals.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and – perhaps the biggest bonus of all – we don’t work nights, weekends, or public holidays! We are very fortunate to be partnered with Northside Emergency Veterinary Services (NEVS) who operate in the same building after-hours, looking after our patients so we can go home and be re-energised for our next shift. We offer flexible working hours and can accommodate a 4 or 5-day work week.


We’d love to chat! For a confidential discussion, send your CV and covering letter to:

Animal Referral Hospital Homebush, Inner West Sydney NSW (posted 25th March) Animal Attendant

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Animal Attendant
Animal Referral Hospital – Homebush NSW

Permanent Part-time Opportunities - up to 38 hours per week available

Would you love working at a busy animal vet hospital?

Are you a superstar Animal Attendant or Junior Vet Nurse looking for your next challenge in an Emergency & Specialist environment?

Do you have great animal handling skills and great people skills?

Can you think outside the box with problem solving, and enjoy a fast paced challenging role?

Work autonomously and maybe have some supervision experience?

If you have answered YES to the above then we would love to hear from you!

About Us

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is Sydney’s premier veterinary specialist referral hospital, a well-established referral-only small animal hospital, offering a wide range of specialist services, and providing 24-hour emergency and critical care through multiple facilities across five states in Australia.

We provide the highest standard of nursing and patient care and are seeking a qualified, experienced staff to join our friendly, dynamic team. We have one the largest and diverse team of Animal Attendants working in a Vet Hospital in Australia.

About this Role

As an Animal Attendant (AA), you will play a critical role in the wellbeing of the patients we care for. You will be there to provide comfort and the basic necessities, food and water, walks, a clean bed, etc. as well as to support our incredibly hardworking nurses and vets by keeping the hospital sparkling clean and well stocked. Our AA’s are also responsible for ensuring all boarding patients are attended to and up-to-date with all scheduled Smart Flow procedures, patient walks and assisting nurses as with animal restraint/procedures if required.

About You

The Essential Selection Criteria!

The successful applicant will need to be available for a variety of shifts, including some weekends, across our 24/7 operation. We strive for a work/life balance and work with all of our staff to build the best roster for them and the hospital.

Any vet nursing students or junior vet nurses with clinical experience with an AA background are encouraged to apply!

Our Offer

How to Contact Us

A speedy and fair recruitment process will apply.

Send your updated resume to: 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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