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The Austin Vet Specialists

Animal Attendant (Specialist Centre)

The Austin Vet Specialists is growing! Having opened in May 2022, we see an ever-growing and exciting caseload of mostly small animals with the occasional exotic and zoo animal (think lion, capybara, orangutan).


Therefore, we are looking for an Animal Attendant to join our team.


As an independent centre, we have the freedom and flexibility to do things our way (for example: we named our centre after our cat!). Full training and support of experienced staff will be provided so if you’d like to take the next step in your career within a caring and supportive team – get in touch!



How we work

You will rotate through the various departments (with full support), including wards, surgery, internal medicine and imaging, making sure we deliver exceptional patient care and outstanding client care to owners. Daily duties include caring and cleaning all animals, maintaining the overall hygiene of the practice, assisting nurses with tasks including pre and post-operative care, and delivering outstanding care to all patient and owners.



The ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Outstanding personal presentation

  • Maintain a positive demeanour even under stress

  • Believe in growing professionally

  • Respect the value every person brings to the organisation, regardless of their role

  • Willingness to participate in rotating roster including night shifts

  • Possess initiative and a positive mindset


Being a nice person is more important to us than experience!



What’s in it for you?

  • We will invest in your continuing education but need you to bring the motivation. In return, we will provide you with a challenging and satisfying career.

  • We will provide a happy workplace (including dealing with any negative workplace behaviour) to ensure you enjoy working with us. At The Austin, we take recruitment very seriously because we know it is important to get the right people.

  • Being a specialist centre, expect ambitious standards and awesomeness but also expect a lot of happiness and fulfillment from your job.

  • Oh...and bring your dog to work – we have a dedicated pooch lounge for our team!



The role is permanent and fulltime (38 hours over 4 days per week) with a rotating roster including night shifts. Financial loading and other incentives apply providing an attractive salary ($23-30/hr) which will grow with you as you develop your career. We believe in a work-life balance so there will be no weekends and no public holidays!



Please note that applications will close 19th February 2023 unless the position is filled prior to this date so submit your application promptly.



Application process

Please send your CV and cover letter to Xander Huizing at Please include a cover letter including your reason for applying for this position and what attracted you to The Austin. Please also include your future career goals and prior experience. All applications will be treated confidentially.

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