Vet Nurses and other support staff

Locum Vet Nursing Positions

Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic, North Melbourne, Inner City, VIC (posted 23rd May) Locum Vet Nurse July to October

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Part Time Veterinary Nurse, Frank Samways – 3 days per week (3-month contract July – October)

About Us:
Frank Samways is not your ordinary vet clinic, we are a truly unique clinic in the community, with proceeds from the clinic going directly into helping lost and stray animals at The Lost Dogs' Home.

We are a modern, purpose-built clinic, providing full veterinary services to the public, adopters, and foster carers of The Lost Dogs’ Home. Frank Samways is a spacious clinic, boasting all the modern equipment you could hope for, including dental x-rays and ultrasonography. Working for Frank Samways is a truly rewarding role, as you will be a part of a not-for-profit organisation that has been serving the community for over 112 years.

A typical day looks like:
Our nurses are very hands on, doing their own surgical inductions, consults and complex anaesthetics, so this is great opportunity to grow and develop your nursing skills. Some of your key responsibilities in this role are:

About you:
We are looking for a Veterinary Nurse to join as on a part time, temporary basis for 3 months to cover while a staff member takes a period of leave. Our ideal Veterinary Nurse will be passionate about providing animals with the best standard of care and will like working in a fast paced, general practice environment. You will also have:

What we can offer you
Along with our vet and reception team, you will be supported by a highly skilled, devoted nursing team, who are all working towards the same goal of providing the highest standard of care to our patients. We also offer:

If this position excites you and you are looking for a short-term role at Frank Samways, please submit an application today via our careers page. If you have any questions regarding this 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.

The Lost Dogs Home North Melbourne, Inner City Melbourne, VIC (posted 3rd May) 9 Month Team Leader

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Full time Shelter Veterinary Nurse Team Leader – 9-month temporary contract

About us:
Here at The Lost Dogs' Home, we provide veterinary care and treatment for more than 15,000 cats and dogs each year. Our shelter hospital provides a high standard of veterinary care for all stray, surrendered and injured animals as prepare them for their new life. We pride ourselves on employing qualified individuals who demonstrate a strong personal connection to animals, the community, and the cause.

Our team of highly skilled vets and nurses enjoy 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.

About the role
We are currently seeking a Shelter Veterinary Nurse Team Leader to fulfil the role on a temporary basis. Supported by the Veterinary Services Manager and Lead Shelter Veterinarian, the Shelter Nurse Team Leader will be responsible for overseeing and assisting the coordination of our 16 dedicated Shelter Veterinary Nurses. Our new candidate will assist the Shelter Veterinary Medicine Team to provide efficient, streamlined and compassionate veterinary services for all animals in our care.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

About you
We are looking for an experienced veterinary nurse to lead and manage our exceptional veterinary nurses, a natural leader to continue the great culture we have in our team. We are seeking someone who understands and promotes our values and is passionate about patient care and maintaining high standards of stress free care.

The successful applicant will:

What we can offer you:

If you are looking for a rewarding leadership role in the animal welfare industry and are interested in joining our team, please click here to apply via our careers page, ensuring you have attached your cover letter and current resume in Word or PDF format.

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.

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