Senior Veterinary Nurse- The Vet Practice

Senior nurse wanted to join our fantastic team in our purpose built clinic.

Provide the highest level of treatment and care for patients in a clinic that thinks outside the box!

Continuing CE and training encouraged and supported. VNCA membership paid for.


The Vet Practice is part of Apiam Animal Health, providing veterinary services to country communities. At Apiam Animal Health we are committed to enriching the lives of animals, people and the communities where we live.We strive to deliver excellence and our vision is healthy animals and happy people.

We are an animal practice and canine rehabilitation facility in Whittlesea on the northern outskirts of Melbourne with a great team and great facilities. We believe in providing outstanding patient care and believe in a holistic approach to caring for our patients.

We are looking for a senior veterinary nurse with the right cultural fit to join our team.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about implementing their high standards of patient care and can fulfill both hospital and surgical nursing roles. As well as this we are looking for someone who will be responsible for nurse administration and supervision of the nursing staff. This position would suit someone with 4+ years of nursing experience who is looking to further their career.

Part time position, with the opportunity to move to full time hours in the future.

  • Nurse administration: manage nurse consultations and uphold nursing standards and protocols
  • Hospital Supervision: collaborate with the hospital manager to guide and mentor hospital staff
  • Hospital nursing: general care of patients as well as catheterization, blood collection etc as required
  • Surgical nursing: general surgical duties including admission, preparation, anaesthetic monitoring, X-ray assistance, equipment care etc.
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Veterinary Technician Degree is essential
  • 4+ years’ experience with well-rounded nursing skills and experience with training and mentoring other clinical staff
  • Registered Veterinary Nurses are highly regarded.
  • Commitment to promoting a positive workplace culture and continuing to improve and grow our clinic.
  • Above award wage offered for the right candidate.
  • Generous clinic discounts for your own fur babies.
  • VNCA membership paid for and AVNAT registration encouraged.
  • Access to VetEducation as ongoing CE and upskilling is supported and encouraged.
  • Access paid Volunteer Leave, extra Parental Leave and Apiam Wellness Day – extra day of annual leave! 
  • Discounts from various retail, travel, fitness and health providers (including Kmart and Woolworths!)
  • Work life balance and mental health taken seriously, we have our own Mental Health First Aid Officer and an excellent Employee Assistance Program (free and confidential counselling sessions for you or your immediate family).

At Apiam Animal Health we genuinely support and encourage nurse upskilling and professional development. We offer yearly discussions around career development, free monthly webinars, provide opportunities of secondment to other clinic locations across Australia and career progression pathways. 

If you would like to join us at The Vet Practice, then please apply here with your resume and cover letter.