Vet Nurses and other support staff

Nursing Positions Available in Veterinary Clinics - ACT

The Village Vet, Downer (posted 17th November)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time or Part Time

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 to monitor each anaesthetic patient.

We use a top of the range IM3 Dental Scaler & Polisher unit and have a brand new portable Digital Radiography unit for all of our dental procedures. The clinic has a purpose-built radiography & ultrasound room including digital CR radiographic facilities and a mobile ultrasound unit.
We are proudly part of the ‘CEVA Calm Clinic’ program and have Adaptil and Feliway diffusers running 24/7 for our patients and we are a registered member of the Animal Poisons Centre with easy access to a large database of poisons allowing us to immediately treat toxicity cases.

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 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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Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital, Northern Canberra (posted 10th November)

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Veterinary Nurse

About the role
The team at Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital in Canberra is on the search for an Experienced and Cert IV Qualified Veterinary nurse to join us in the quest of caring for the Capital’s sick and injured animals.

You will be working in our purpose-built general practice hospital with our 12 vets, allowing you to have exposure to both our Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital and our Cat Hospital at the same premises. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of different animals and responsibilities, and work on all the cool stuff like oesophageal foreign bodies, surgeries and complicated procedures will be a normal day at the office, as well as dental work and general nursing.

This is a permanent part-time role.  Working hours are rostered between the hours of 7:30 to 19:00 Mondays – Fridays and 8:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays. The successful candidate for this role must be available to start shifts no later than 7:30am. It is a requirement to be available to work Saturdays on rotation with other nurses (i.e. not every Saturday).  The working hours can be up to 38 hours per week but may be less depending on demand.

Our ideal candidate
We are looking for someone who can tick the following boxes:

Benefits of working at GCH/GVH

 How to apply 

All Applications must come through to our Practice Managers, at Please send your current CV, cover letter, answers to selection, availability, and anything else you need us to know.

Animal Referral Hospital, Pialligo (posted 7th November) Sterilisation Technician


Sterilisation Technician
ARH Canberra

This is a great opportunity for a passionate, experienced veterinary or human Sterilisation Technician to join our highly performing team of Specialist and Emergency vets and nurses!

About Us

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is a well-established group of specialist veterinary hospitals. We offer a wide range of specialist services and emergency and critical care through our facilities in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD and SA. Services offered in our hospitals include internal medicine, surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, animal behaviour, exotics and avian, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, and physiotherapy.

About your new role

Our ARH Canberra site is looking for a Sterilisation Technician to assist in maintaining and managing equipment to allow our team to provide exceptional and quality service and care to our patients. This position is suitable for anyone looking for Part-Time or Full-Time employment who has excellent attention to detail and the knowledge and understanding of infection and quality control.

About you

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

We Offer

This position offers an opportunity to work with some of the best clinicians in their field, in a professional and challenging yet enjoyable workplace. You can expect a competitive salary plus:

Join our ARVA Platinum Partner team that sees diversity and inclusion as more than just policies and practices. This is a growing business and for the right candidate ongoing opportunities will undoubtedly present themselves.    

Contact Emily Banks on to apply for this opportunity.

Canberra Veterinary Emergency Service, Gungahlin, Canberra (posted 2nd November)

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Veterinary Nurse – Emergency and Critical Care - Varied Hours

Are you ready to make the move from GP to Emergency or just looking for the next step in your veterinary nursing career? No matter your skill level, CVES can design a tailored training plan just for you!

As an after-hours service, we are available to help critical and unwell patients when they need it most. We operate from 6pm to 8am on weeknights, and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. We have varied shift hours available to suit your needs, including afternoon, overnight and weekend days which is 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.

Training and Development Plan

Each nurse is provided an individual tailored development plan to help them succeed in emergency!

You will receive on the floor training shifts with your trainers. Webinars and online resources can also be provided to enhance any areas where you need additional training and support. You will have total access to our regular in-house CPD which are group training sessions on set topics (e.g. snake bites, ticks, chemical restraint, ventilation and CPR). Your development program also includes access to trained Mental Health First Aid Officers and an Employee Assistance Program for support on a range of matters.

What does vet nurse life at CVES look like?

What does our ideal candidate look like?

What are the benefits of working for CVES?

If this sounds like you then send through your resume to: to start your emergency and critical care journey today!

Animal Referral Hospital, Canberra (posted 31st October) Practice Manager


Practice Manager
ARH Canberra ACT

An exciting opportunity has opened up as Practice Manager with the Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) in Canberra on a full-time permanent basis.

The Animal Referral Hospital is a part of Australia’s largest well-established group of specialist veterinary hospitals dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients, our clients, and our staff.  We offer a wide range of specialist services and provide 24-hour emergency and critical care through our facilities in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, and SA. This allows us to provide an exceptional standard of patient care, with access to all the resources, technology & equipment needed for best practice medicine.

About Your New Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic superstar with nursing and HR experience, who is looking to step into a Practice Manager position however doesn’t want to fully move away from the clinical aspects.

About You

We Offer

This position offers an opportunity to work with some of the best clinicians in their field, in a professional and challenging yet enjoyable workplace. A competitive annual salary plus:

Join our ARVA Platinum Partner team that sees diversity and inclusion as more than just policies and practices. This is a growing business and for the right candidate ongoing opportunities will undoubtedly present themselves.   

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity contact:

Emily Banks
Talent Acquisition Specialist
P: 0421 705 547

Animal Referral Hospital, Canberra (posted 15th October) Surgery Nurses

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Surgery Vet Nurse
Canberra ACT
An opportunity for a Surgery Veterinary Nurse to join our Canberra team on a full-time basis.

Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Canberra is a 24-hour emergency and specialist referral hospital with a dedicated team working across ECC, Internal Medicine and Surgery. We aim to provide a comprehensive emergency and referral service to veterinarians, their clients and their patients.
An opportunity for a patient-focused veterinary nurse to work with two boarded Specialist Surgeons, a surgical Resident, a surgical Intern and a team of highly skilled surgical nurses. This position is a permanent full-time role involving four 10-hour weekday shifts Monday to Friday, primarily focused on assisting with surgical consultations and procedures, surgical theatre set-up and maintenance, anaesthetic monitoring, surgical prep, care and maintenance of surgical instruments, and post-operative patient care.
About Your New Role

About You

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic veterinary nurse to demonstrate and expand on their existing skills and knowledge. The successful candidate will be exposed to a varied and interesting caseload, making a difference to highly critical patients.
The team is friendly and supportive, the hospital has state-of-the-art facilities, the pay is commensurate to experience, and ongoing training is encouraged.
How to Contact Us
If you would like to know more about the role or apply, please send your query to Emily Banks -

Animal Referral Hospital, Canberra (posted 15th October) Medicine Nurses

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Medicine Vet Nurse

ARH Canberra

We have recently moved to our new site, purposely built to help service the specialist care needs of animals in Canberra and the surrounding NSW towns. Our nursing team play a critical role in the direct care of our patient. We are looking for 2 Nurses to join our team. We offer:

We know the Veterinary industry is experiencing tough times at the moment. We have tough days, too, but we have built a supportive and caring culture to support each other in the good and bad times.
We can offer Full-Time hours, Part Time hours and days that meet your work needs or casual hours to those who have ad-hoc availability and want to gain some specialist hospital experience.

We have had many changes, moving to a new hospital site and building our veterinary and nursing teams. More importantly, we have been rebuilding our culture and work environment. This is a process, and we are looking for nurses who want to be part of a supporting, impactful and supportive team.

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is a well-established group of specialist veterinary hospitals dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients, clients, and staff.  We offer a wide range of specialist services and provide 24-hour emergency and critical care through NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD and SA.  You will also benefit from:


We will love to hear from you if you have gotten to this section. Feel free to contact Aimee for an informal confidential discussion.
We would love to receive a copy of your CV and make a time to chat about our hospital and what we can offer that meets the working conditions you are looking for.
At the same time, we would love to show you around our hospital and grab a coffee/tea with our nursing team so you can ask any questions you have to make an informed decision.
Emily Banks –

Animal Referral Hospital, Canberra (posted 15th October) ECC Nurses

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Emergency Vet Nurse
Canberra ACT
An opportunity for an Emergency Veterinary Nurse to join our Canberra team on a casual, part-time or full-time basis.

The Animal Referral Hospital offers both referral and emergency services, open 24 hours a day all year round. At the end of this year, our hospital is moving into a brand new, state of the art clinic. This beautiful practice will have three surgical theatres, a 24-hour emergency department and ICU as well as a diagnostic MRI and CT.
The team at ARH are passionate about providing a high standard of care with a forward-thinking approach. The veterinary industry is constantly growing, and we must keep up with it! We are looking for a hard-working and compassionate nurse to join us. No two days are the same at ARH! If you are someone who thrives in a learning environment, then this is the job for you!
Benefits as an ECC nurse at ARH Canberra?

About Your Skills & Experience

How to Contact Us
Please email your cover letter and resume to Emily Banks -

Northside Veterinary Centre, Braddon (posted 5th October)

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Veterinary Nurse -

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.

Are you looking for a skilled team that will encourage you to flourish in the veterinary industry? We keep growing and our team of 12 vets needs more support from their nursing team. We encourage and support ongoing learning and offer a generous education allowance to our nursing staff. We also value 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:

Sonza Veterinary Clinic, Kowen, ACT North-East Corner (posted 29th September)

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Senior / Head Nurse

Sonza Veterinary Clinic is seeking a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing holder of at least 24 months clinical experience for a senior nurse position. We are a family-owned mixed practice clinic (predominantly small animals) that has been taking care of our clients and their pets in the region for over 30 years. Our practice is rapidly growing and busier than ever, and as such we are looking to expand our team.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

What you need:

What we can offer:

We are seeking applicants for a full-time position.

Our current clinic working hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm. We may resume Saturday morning consulting later this year.

There are no after-hours requirements, and we are closed on public holidays.

If you think you are the person to add to our dynamic team, please forward your resume and cover letter to

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