Veterinary Nurse Equine

Apr 23, 2018
May 07, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
  • High quality, evidence based veterinary care
  • Equine ambulatory, general, emergency and referral centre
  • Contribute to veterinary education


  • The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

    University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 


    About Us

    The Veterinary Health Centre (VHC) is the University of Adelaide’s clinical teaching facility, offering a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services across all animal species to the general public and referring veterinarians. As a unit of VHC, the Equine Health and Performance Centre (EHPC) is a state-of-the-art primary practice and referral care veterinary clinic offering the latest technology, equipment and professional services to the horse-owning community. The EHPC offers high quality first opinion, referral and 24/7 emergency and critical care veterinary services to the public, including a day and afterhours ambulatory (on farm) service, and provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff.



    The EHPC is situated on the University’s picturesque Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region. With the local schools, restaurants and amenities of Gawler, a relaxed lifestyle and affordable housing, but only an hour from the CBD of Adelaide, the location truly offers the best of both worlds.


    The Role

    As a result of expansion to the services we are providing, we are seeking suitably qualified veterinary nurses for multiple roles available to provide high quality primary, emergency and critical care services to all equine patients. Equine nursing duties include both working within the Hospital setting undertaking consultations with Internal Medicine Specialists and providing care of hospitalized patients, including emergency triage and critical care.  Working with Equine Surgeons on elective and emergency procedures. Provide support for Sports Medicine procedures both in hospital and in the field.  Provide support and assistance to Primary Opinion Clinicians for both emergency and non-emergency consultations both in hospital and in the field.  Working as part of the EHPC clinical team you will be required to work through a 24/7 roster, which includes weekend and Public Holidays.

    You will also contribute to clinical teaching and supervision of final year veterinary students by involving them in clinical case management, providing additional learning opportunities where appropriate and demonstrating the highest standard of clinical and professional behavior.


    About You

    An enthusiastic, team-oriented equine nurse with a passion for delivering the highest standards of service and care, you have proven experience as an equine veterinary nurse in a clinical setting with experience in emergency triage, medical and surgical nursing.  You are able to work in high pressure situations, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are motivated to mentor the next generation of vets by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour.


    Salary and Benefits

    Salary: (HEO3) $53,941 - $61,214 base per annum plus 17% superannuation contribution and shift allowances

    Term of position: These continuing positions are available immediately.


    Position requirements

    To be successful you should have:

    • Completion of a relevant certificate or combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
    • Demonstrated experience and high level expertise in general horse handling
    • Demonstrated experience working in a Clinical setting
    • Attention to detail in record keeping and documentation


    If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Mandy Holloway, HR Officer, telephone: 08 8313 7740 or email:

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    Closing date:

    6 May 2018


    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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