Vet Nurses and other support staff

Locum Vet Nursing Positions

Bundoora Veterinary Clinic & Hospital, NE Melbourne VIC (posted 27th September) Fixed Term Kennel Hand

Kennel Hand/Animal Assistant FT/PT (Fixed Term until March 2024)

The Bundoora Veterinary Clinic/ Northern Suburbs Animal Emergency Centre is an independently owned Clinic and has been providing care for Pets and Pet Parents of Melbourne's Northern Suburbs for over 30 years.

Leading into our busy Summer months we are looking for Kennel Hands to assist our Veterinary team at our Main Emergency Centre at Bundoora. Our Clinic provides 24/7 Veterinary Care so the hours can be spread over a variety of days, evenings and weekends. We have a great Culture with little staff turnover and provide meals daily and a stocked pantry with snacks.

Responsibilities will include:

Our ideal candidate:

Please note: This is a Kennel Hand position and may not provide the appropriate exposure for those completing their Cert II or Cert IV Certificates. However, the opportunity for this to evolve into a Trainee Nurse role or similar may be offered to the right candidate.

If you are interested in joining our close-knit team, please email a Resume and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability addressed to Cindy Cattach, Hospital Manager:

The Lost Dogs Home North Melbourne, Inner City Melbourne (posted 13th September) Shelter VN - 4 month Parental Leave

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About us:

Here at The Lost Dogs' Home, we provide veterinary care and treatment for more than 16,000 cats and dogs each year. Our shelter and GP hospital provides a high standard of veterinary care for all stray, surrendered and injured animals as prepare them for their new life. Recently there has been a greater demand for our services and we are looking for three new nurses to join our amazing team!

Our team of highly skilled vets and nurses love the excitement of shelter work and love that they play such an integral part of an animal's journey to finding a forever home. You will be supported by a team who will provide guidance and mentorship along the way, and you will have the opportunity to further develop your nursing skills in the unique world of shelter medicine. You will also have the opportunity to pick up shifts at our general practice clinic, Frank Samways.

Your responsibilities will include:

About You:

We are looking for a vet nurse who shares our vision of promoting responsible pet ownership and animal welfare and who are committed towards providing the best care to animals. Additionally, you will have:

What we can offer you:

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply now via our careers page by ensuring you have included a copy of your cover letter and resume. If you have any queries regarding the role, please email

The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete background screening checks. 

The Lost Dogs' Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Sydney Animal Hospitals Inner West, Stanmore, Sydney NSW (posted 7th September) Locum Vet Nurse 28th December to 27th January 2024


Inner West – Locum Vet Nurse required
28th December to 27th January 2024

We are a friendly, fun and diverse team of professional animal lovers, and we are looking for an experienced veterinary nurse to assist us while some of our nurse team enjoy a well-earned break!

Situated in the vibrant Inner West, our clients are reflective of the diversity of the area and are very dedicated to their pets.

We need an experienced Vet Nurse for cover from 28th December to 27th January 2024. Working 8-10 hour days Tuesday, Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays.

We are a small, but well equipped and busy small animal practice that provides the community with high standard of veterinary and client care.

Nurse duties are varied and include (but not limited too) taking vitals on patients, assessing demeanour, pain levels, and husbandry to keep our patients happy while in hospital.

Preparing animals for both surgical and medical procedures including ultrasounds, radiography, routine and advanced surgical preparation of the patient and monitoring of these patients under anaesthesia.

Our nurses all place IV catheters, take bloods, radiographs, medicate patients, run pathology and communicate with clients on patient progress.

Good Public transport links, close to Sydney CBD as well as, Employee Assistance Program, regular lunch deliveries and generous staff discounts.

Please get in touch with Head Nurse Annie – if this position has peaked your interest!

Greencross Vets Springvale, South-East Melbourne (posted 4th September) 3 month contract

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We are looking for a Vet Nurse to join our Springvale team on a Short-term 3-month Contract!

Our practice is a large and very established facility, we have a highly skilled and supportive Nurse team alongside our experienced Vets which has been our strength in establishing our loyal client base, that are very trusting and receptive to our team.

The Springvale team are a friendly and supportive team focused on gold standards of care and further education, always there to support one another the team have created a thriving and positive environment that would love to welcome a like-minded Vet Nurse into the team.

3-month contract initially, with the potential in future for a permanent position within the East Melbourne region. 

We are looking for a Vet Nurse with:

About your new role:

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My Vet Animal Hospital, Zetland, Inner Southern Sydney, NSW (posted 29th August) 6 Month Parental Leave Cover

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse – Maternity Cover

My Vet Animal Hospital is a complete purpose-built veterinary hospital located in Zetland, Sydney.

The veterinary hospital has been open for almost 9.5 years and is a 4 vets and 10 nurses practice. We are currently seeking a compassionate and skilled Veterinary Nurse to joing our team for a 6 month maternity leave cover position. There is a potential for this position to become full-time in the future for the right candidate, based on performance and mutual agreement.

Qualified Nurse would suit someone who is:

About the Role:

We also have available 1 internship position for an Entry-Level Nurse. The ideal candidate for the internship must be available 2 days a week to start but with the potential for more days in the future.

We strive to provide a service that is not just of the highest quality but is compassionate to each individual circumstance. Our nurses ensure the standard of animal care/husbandry and presentation of hospital facilities are maintained at the highest possible level.

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to
Attention: Cherlene
Subject line: Veterinary Nurse position

Cat Protection Society of Victoria, NE Melbourne VIC (posted 11th August) Locum Feline Vet Nurse for August-October

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Cat loving Qualified Veterinary Nurse – Greensborough location
Locum/ ongoing shifts

We are looking for a qualified, experienced Vet Nurse to work in our Public Clinic starting from 17th August until early October with the potential for ongoing shifts after this time period on Tuesdays and Fridays including some extra shifts if interested.

Current available shifts:

August: 17th, 24th, 31st
September: 7th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
October: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th

Our clinic opening hours are:

9:00-4:00 Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri;
9:00-6:00 Thurs; and
9:00-1:00 Saturdays. 

Please send your CV and a cover letter to:

Dr Peta Keown at

Buninyong Veterinary Clinic, South Ballarat (posted 12th July) Locum Vet Nurse for August/September Dates

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Veterinary Nurse - Part Time or Casual experienced position

Small animal work in lovely well equipped small clinic with ultrasound, dental x-rays etc, located on the outskirts of Ballarat.

Days available Wednesdays all of August and September, possibly ongoing.

Buninyong Veterinary Clinic was opened in 2017 by a dedicated experienced team focused on providing excellent care and an enjoyable sustainable workplace for the staff.

We rapidly formed a loyal caring and committed client base.

The staff is currently composed of 3 experienced veterinarians and 5 fully trained, friendly nurses.

Please send your cover letter & resume to Rebecca on: or phone 03 5312 9727

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