Casual Veterinary Nurse opportunities - Equine & Large Animal

The University of Adelaide
March 01, 2023
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Casual rates apply, remuneration package will be negotiated based on qualifications and experience

Vacancies available immediately!

Exciting opportunities exist for team-oriented veterinary nurses to join the friendly team at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Veterinary Hospital – Large Animal Unit

We are seeking suitably qualified or experienced veterinary nurses or those whom are working towards their Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, and have some large animal handling experience. Casual staff will support duty Clinicians and nurses in providing high quality care for all equine and hobby farm animal patients (goats, sheep, alpacas etc). Duties include working in the hospital setting with internal medicine specialists; monitoring and treatment of hospitalised patients including emergency triage and critical care; working with surgeons on elective and emergency procedures and providing support and assistance to primary opinion clinicians for both emergency and non-emergency consultations.

Working as part of the clinical team you would be called upon to support additional workload within the hospital as we are open 24/7. This includes nights, weekends, and public holidays.

The Roseworthy Veterinary Hospital, Large Animal Unit (RVH) is part of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences' clinical teaching facility which operates on a commercial basis, offering a range of first opinion and specialist veterinary services to the general public and referring veterinarians. The RVH also provides a clinical training environment for veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinarians, nurses and support staff. The RVH is situated on the University's picturesque Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region.

These positions suit enthusiastic, team-oriented people with a passion for delivering the highest standards of service and care. You need to be able to work in high pressure situations, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the flexibility to work afterhours. We also encourage applications from nurses who are currently employed in companion animal nursing roles with large animal experience.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience and high level expertise in general horse handling.
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to work and train with other large animal species (eg. alpacas, sheep, goats, cows, pigs)
  • Demonstrated experience working in a clinical setting.
  • Attention to detail in record keeping and documentation.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently but participate cooperatively in team activities.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Completion of a relevant certificate or combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
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    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Casey Hogan

    Practice Manager

    P: +61 (0) 8313 2604

    E: [email protected]

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