Veterinary Nurse (Small Animal)

May 11, 2018
May 22, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
  • Advance your vet nurse skills
  • Contribute to veterinary education
  • Wide range of employment benefits


  • 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. 



    The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. Based at the Roseworthy Campus, 50km north of the Adelaide CBD and minutes from Gawler, the school is situated on a 1600 ha property that includes a working farm, full service Veterinary Health Centre teaching clinics, and a range of general purpose and specialist teaching and research facilities.  The School offers three academic programs: Animal Science, Veterinary Bioscience and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).


    About our Clinic

    The Veterinary Health Centre (VHC) is the School’s clinical teaching facility which operates on a commercial basis, 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 Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) is a leading-edge primary practice and referral care veterinary clinic offering the latest technology, equipment and professional services to treat small companion animals of all species. The CAHC offers high quality first opinion, referral and 24/7 emergency and critical care veterinary services to the public 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 Role

    The Veterinary Nurse is a member of the Veterinary Health Centres (VHC) professional staff services team of nurses, client services and technical staff members. This role provides 24/7 nursing support to the clinical teaching veterinarians and practice clinicians across a range of animal care related teaching and commercial activities.  The position is suited to a nurse that has worked in small animal practice for a minimum of 3 years.


    The role provides an opportunity to advance your skill levels in areas of surgery, anaesthesia, patient care, emergency medicine and wellness clinics. This opportunity will take you to the next level of your career. You will also work alongside specialists and experts in their field from around the world giving you the ability to be involved in advanced treatment plans, surgery and procedures. The clinic has advanced imaging equipment including a CT & diagnostics. This is solely a nursing position dedicated to client relations staff therefore no reception tasks leaving you to concentrate on your professional responsibilities and nursing skills.

    About You

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


    Salary and Benefits

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

    • On campus free parking
    • Staff discounts for veterinary service and products
    • Private medical insurance discounts (BUPA)
    • Cafeteria on site
    • Library access, digital on line resources
    • Counseling support services (employment assistant program)
    • Discounts for University continuing education courses
    • On site gym, sporting facilities and swimming pool.


    Term of position: This continuing position is available immediately.

    Position requirements

    To be successful you should have:

    • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
    • Demonstrated capacity to work independently but participate cooperatively in a team
    • Attention to detail in record keeping and documentation
    • Demonstrated experience and /or knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety
    • Demonstrated Veterinary nursing experience
    • Basic computer knowledge Microsoft office.


    Please address and upload your responses to the 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Mandy Holloway, HR Officer, telephone: 08 83137740 or email:

    Closing date: 22 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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