Category: Veterinary

Equine Vet Nurse I Canberra Equine Hospital

Lyneham, Canberra ACT
$70000 / Annual

Job Description

horse store

Looking for a new job? Come join the Canberra Equine Hospital Team!

About Us:

  • A team of 3 full time and 2 part time vets plus a visiting Specialist Equine Surgeon
  • 3 nurses + receptionist
  • 24hr on call service
  • Ambulatory and in hospital facilities
  • Minor and major surgery capabilities
  • Portable x-ray, ultrasound and scope.
  • Shared in house laboratory
  • AI repro facilities
  • An interesting mix of performance horses including racehorses, showjumpers and dressage along with seniors, pleasure horses and broodmares.
  • Our vets are always keen to teach and share knowledge.

About the role:

  • Full time nurse (38hrs/week) with ability to cover reception as required
  • Flexible weekend roster (1in3), public holidays and on call 1 night through the week
  • Some driving involved, allows the vets time to type up visit notes
  • Assist vets with a variety of appointments, trot up and lunging, radiography, safely restrain horses for procedures.
  • Surgical nursing, field anaesthesia and recovering the patient, overnight nursing, packing and sterilizing equipment, grooming, maintain clean stables/barn, taking and running bloods in the lab
  • Monitoring and treatment of hospitalised patients by taking and recording TPR and administering IV/IM/oral/eye medications
  • Emergency triage and critical care including new born foals
  • Physical outdoor position

About you:

  • Experienced horse person who can demonstrate safe working techniques specific to horses
  • Keen to learn and develop new skills with a teachable attitude
  • Highly motivated, reliable and flexible
  • Cert IV in vet nursing an advantage but not essential
  • Confident to give IM/IV/oral medications
  • Great team fit and comfortable working on your own
  • Excellent communication skills and great attention to detail in record keeping and documentation
  • Manual drivers licence
  • References and referees to be provided

About the details:

This is an exciting, fulfilling and varied position with a high level of responsibility in a team that provides the highest standards of veterinary care to our clients and patients.

To apply for the position please email your hand written letter of application with attached resume to [email protected] or feel free to come by and drop it off at reception.

We are looking for someone to start asap and applications will close Friday 24th November 2023!

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:


  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

  • How many years' experience do you have as a veterinary nurse?

  • Have you completed a qualification in veterinary nursing?



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