Vet Nurses and other support staff

Animal Attendant and Grooming Vacancies 


Sandown Veterinary Clinic, South-East Melbourne VIC (posted 27th January) Kennel Attendant

Sandown Vet Clinic Logo

Part Time Kennel Attendant Springvale, VIC

Sandown Veterinary Clinic is a busy, family-owned small animal clinic based in Springvale. You will be joining our wonderful team of four Veterinarians, four Veterinary Nurses, three Receptionists and one other Kennel Hand in providing gold standard care to every animal that walks through our doors!

We are looking for an energetic, compassionate and hard- working person that is flexible to work:

Responsibilities include:

We are looking for that special someone who:

If you think you are the one we are looking for, e-mail us your cover letter and resume to: info@sandownvet.com.au


Vet HQ Double Bay, Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, NSW (posted 25th January)

vet hq logo

Vet HQ Double Bay, Sydney
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:

Please contact Kate at Vet HQ via email at kate@vethq.com.au if you are interested in this opportunity.


The Austin Vet Specialists, Mile End, Inner Western Adelaide, SA (posted 23rd January) Animal Attendant

the austin vet specialists logo

Animal attendant (Specialist Centre)

The Austin Vet Specialists is growing! Having opened in May 2022, we see an ever-growing and exciting caseload of mostly small animals with the occasional exotic and zoo animal (think lion, capybara, orangutan).

Therefore, we are looking for an Animal Attendant to join our team.

As an independent centre, we have the freedom and flexibility to do things our way (for example: we named our centre after our cat!). Full training and support of experienced staff will be provided so if you’d like to take the next step in your career within a caring and supportive team – get in touch!

How we work
You will rotate through the various departments (with full support), including wards, surgery, internal medicine and imaging, making sure we deliver exceptional patient care and outstanding client care to owners. Daily duties include caring and cleaning all animals, maintaining the overall hygiene of the practice, assisting nurses with tasks including pre and post-operative care, and delivering outstanding care to all patient and owners.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

Being a nice person is more important to us than experience!

What’s in it for you?

The role is permanent and fulltime (38 hours over 4 days per week) with a rotating roster including night shifts. Financial loading and other incentives apply providing an attractive salary ($23-30/hr) which will grow with you as you develop your career. We believe in a work-life balance so there will be no weekends and no public holidays!

Please note that applications will close 19th February 2023 unless the position is filled prior to this date so submit your application promptly.

Application process
Please send your CV and cover letter to Xander Huizing at career@theaustin.vet. Please include a cover letter including your reason for applying for this position and what attracted you to The Austin. Please also include your future career goals and prior experience. All applications will be treated confidentially.


Animal Referral Hospital Essendon Fields, North-West Melbourne VIC (posted 13th January) Clinic Assistant

Animal Referral Hospital Logo

Clinic Assistant – Emergency & Critical Care
Animal Referral Hospital – Essendon, Victoria

Permanent Part-time Opportunities

Would you love working at a busy animal vet hospital?

Are you a superstar Clinic Assistant 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?

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

About Us

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Essendon has a 24 hour per day, 7 days a week, dedicated emergency and critical care (ECC) service. The hospital is staffed with an outstanding team of emergency veterinarians and nurses. We aim to provide a responsive, comprehensive emergency and referral service to Victorian veterinarians, their clients and their pets. We provide high professional and clinical standards, which are tempered with genuine care and compassion.

About this Role

As a Clinic Assistant (CA), you will play a critical role in the wellbeing of hospitalised 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 assisting with running in-house blood work, setting up fluids and keeping the hospital sparkling clean and well stocked. Our CA’s are also responsible for ensuring all Hospitalised patients are attended to and up-to-date with all scheduled Smart Flow procedures, patient walks and assisting nurses with animal restraint/procedures if required.

About You

Essential Selection Criteria

The successful applicant will need to be available for day and evening work, 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 a Clinic assistant background are encouraged to apply!

Our Offer

How to Contact Us

Send your updated resume and cover letter to: Aimee Elliott aimee.elliott@gxltd.com.au

We look forward to hearing from you!


Veterinary Referral Hospital, Dandenong, South-East Melbourne, VIC (posted 22nd December) Animal Attendant

vrh logo

Animal Attendant – Full / Part Time Position
Dandenong, Victoria

About us:
The Veterinary Referral Hospital is Melbourne’s largest multidisciplinary veterinary referral service. We provide comprehensive patient care across a range of specialty disciplines including Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care. We practice the highest standards of care whilst remaining a friendly and relaxed clinic.

Our animal attendants are an essential part of the team and are critical to the wellbeing of the animals in our care. They work alongside our veterinarians and nurses to ensure animal and hospital hygiene standards are maintained and that the supplies required for patient care are on-hand. The animal attendant role is task-driven and requires diligent attention to detail to maintain the standards expected at a referral hospital.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

About You:
To be considered for this role you must have:

The Veterinary Referral Hospital is open 24 hours a day and 7 days per week, including public holidays – we never close! As such, there are a range of shifts available across the week.

To apply, please send your cover letter and current resume to: Aimee Elliott aimee.elliott@gxltd.com.au. Please include in your cover letter your availability to work (days of the week and hours).


Kookaburra Veterinary Employment reserves the right to edit or omit any advertisement at our discretion. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of any advertisement shown and will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising under any circumstances.

We offer an advertising service for employers requiring groomers, receptionists or other lay staff, both locum and permanent.

From 1st July 2022 the fee for veterinary clinics to place adverts on this page is $132.00 inc GST per advert.

For companies who are not veterinary clinics, but wish to employ veterinary nurses or related professionals the cost is $63.00 inc GST per week ($252.00 minimum fee).

If you would like to place an advert, please email your advert to jobs@kookaburravets.com Please include full contact details. (please note - we will not accept faxed adverts)