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The Austin Vet Specialists

Veterinary Nurse

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 a Veterinary Nurse to join our Nursing team.


At The Austin, nurses are ACTIVELY involved in procedures and patient care. You will be doing AMAZING things that you never thought you could! 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!


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


We encourage applications from veterinary nurses with prior referral/specialist experience as well as nurses wanting to progress their career by moving into the referral/specialist setting but are unsure where to start. Mostly we encourage applications from people who want to progress their nursing career, love a laugh and care deeply about their patients.



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 admit/discharge of patients, induction/monitoring of anaesthesia and sedation, inpatient emergency and critical care, pre and post operative care, as well as maintaining the overall hygiene of the practice including ward areas and equipment.



The ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

  • Completed (or studying for) Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

  • Desire to grow professionally and undertake further training

  • An extensive knowledge and understanding of veterinary nursing procedures

  • Willingness to participate in rotating roster including night shifts

  • Possess initiative and a positive mindset



What’s in it for you?

  • We will invest in your continuing education (including Nursing Diplomas) 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 ($29-37/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!


If you believe you have the talent to fulfil this role and want to be a part of a friendly, but dynamic environment, please Apply Now.


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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