Veterinary Nurse

Full Time Veterinary Nurse Wanted 

​Mowbray Veterinary Clinic is looking for a full time veterinary nurse to join our amazing team of animal care givers.  As a veterinary nurse you will be providing care to our patients, connecting with pet owners daily and assisting vets and other nurses to make a difference.    

Veterinary Nurse

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • Certificate IV in veterinary nursing or Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing or Animal Studies 
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written 
  • Excellent emotional intelligence – the ability to form connections with clients quickly and get their trust, the ability to diffuse tense or stressful situations, the ability to comfort those distressed or mourning 
  • Excellent practical nursing skills – the ability to calculate basic drug doses, place iv cannulas, monitor anaesthesia, take x-rays, prepare sterilised kits, give medications, etc. 
  • Integrity – will be honest and inform our clients with the best options for their pets within their experience level 
  • Must have a love of animals – this includes patting, comforting, reading animal behaviour, and cleaning up after them too occasionally!

Tasks will include (but not limited to): 

  • Holding patients for vets and other nurses safely 
  • Placing iv cannulas 
  • Calculating basic drug doses and fluid rates 
  • Administering medications – oral, injectable – iv, im, subcut, transdermal 
  • Triaging emergencies 
  • Taking x-rays 
  • Monitoring anaesthesia 
  • Writing clinical notes and histories 
  • Performing clinical examinations 
  • Performing basic nurse consults 
  • Performing basic scale and polishes 
  • Answering and making phone calls 
  • Processing payments 
  • Using a database computer system and basic word processing skills 
  • Billing 
  • Sharing animal husbandry knowledge and skills 
  • Cleaning hospital areas 

Start:
ASAP, previous experience preferred but not mandatory – training will be provided to the right candidate 

Wage:
commensurate with experience approx. $18-26 per hour ($35K-50K pro rata) plus super and accrued paid leave each year.  

Hours:
Rotational basis 8 hour shifts between 7:45am and 7:30pm on weekdays; and between 8:30am and 5pm on Saturdays.  May be subject to on-call and/or overtime depending on days. 

Please send your cover letter and CV to Sally-Anne Richter at srichter@mowbrayvet.com.au 

Veterinary Nurse
Veterinary Nurse
Veterinary Nurse

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