Small Animal Veterinary Nurse

Job no: 514386
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: HEO3, Veterinary Services

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(HEO 3) $62,292 - $70,860 base per annum plus 17% superannuation contribution and shift allowances.

Full time, fixed term contract until June 2026

About our hospital
The Roseworthy Veterinary Hospital (RVH) is the School’s clinical teaching facility. The RVH operates on a commercial basis, offering a range of first opinion, advanced and specialist veterinary services across all animal species to the general public and referring veterinarians. The RVH offers high quality first opinion, referral and 24/7 Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) 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. As a unit of RVH, the Small Animal Hospital offers the latest technology, equipment and professional services to treat small companion animals of all species.

The Role
The Qualified Veterinary Nurse is a member of the Small Animal Hospital professional staff team. This role includes rostered 24/7 nursing support to all the clinical teaching veterinarians 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. You will work alongside specialists and experts in their field giving you the ability to be involved in advanced treatment plans, surgery and procedures. The clinic has advanced imaging equipment including a CT & ultrasound. This position is focused on small animal surgery and anaesthesia teamwork, also servicing our GP and ECC teams.

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 qualified 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 next generation of vets by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour.


  • 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
  • Counselling support services (employment assistant program)
  • Discounts for University continuing education courses
  • On site gym, sporting facilities and swimming pool.

To be successful you will need:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing with a minimum of 3 years experience
  • Demonstrates capacity to work in a collaborative and dynamic hospital, while maintaining best practices and mentorship for students in a teaching hospital.
  • Attention to detail in administering treatments, record keeping and documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience and /or knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Demonstrates veterinary nursing experience with sound technical skills and knowledge in area of interest (Surgery and Anaesthesia, ECC, Internal Medicine, or GP).
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude when working with clients and other staff members.

The School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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)

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Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm,19 July 2024.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Sarah Nelson & Millissa Lloyd
Hospital Managers / Lead Nurses
83131999 press option 1

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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