Veterinary Nurse – Macleay Valley Veterinary Services

A hands-on Veterinary Nurse position in the beautiful Macleay Valley!

As part of the expanding Apiam Animal Health group of regional and rural veterinary clinics across Australia, Macleay Valley Veterinary Services is committed to enriching the lives of animals, people and the communities where we live.    

We are a bustling eight-vet practice, catering to all aspects of veterinary medicine and we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our team on a full-time basis.  

Why you should apply:  

  • 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.  
  • Shift length flexibility – we are willing to work with your preference on shift length. 
  • 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.   

About the role  
We have two clinics, located in Kempsey and Southwest Rocks. Your time will mainly be spent at our Kempsey clinic in a small animal nursing role however shifts at our other locations are also required.  
We are looking for a passionate nurse to implement their high standards of patients care and have the capability to fulfill surgery, hospital, treatment, floating and reception shifts. We offer optional on call shifts if you would like the opportunity to earn an extra income.  

This is a hands-on nursing role, you will need to have the skill set and confidence to place IV catheters, set up fluids, monitor anesthetics using multiparameter monitoring, perform grade 1 dentals and love all things nursing.  

What you’ll need to succeed:   

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Veterinary Technician Degree is essential  
  • 3+ years’ experience with well-rounded nursing skills.  
  • Availability to work on Saturdays 7am – 1pm is essential  
  • Ability to mentor trainee nurses and comfortable with the occasional sole charge nursing. 
  • Registered Veterinary Nurses are highly regarded. 
  • Commitment to promoting a positive workplace culture as we have an awesome team!