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Vet Nurse


Employer: The Lost Dogs' Home
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: Animal Welfare & Protection
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 08 January, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

The Lost Dogs Home is seeking an inspired vet nurse for our private clinic, who is excited by animal welfare. This role is based in our private clinic for a 12 month maternity leave contract. We have a modern, well equipped purpose-built veterinary hospital at Frank Samways Vet Clinic, providing full veterinary service to the public, our adopters, and foster carers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist Veterinarians during medical work ups, examinations, surgeries, anaesthetics and procedures involving radiography, ultrasound and orthopaedics
  • Administration tasks
  • Care of critical patients and isolation cases
  • Preparing surgery schedules, implement surgery preparations and pathology
  • Triage incoming animals, monitoring recovery patients from anaesthetic, cleaning and sterilising surgical equipment
  • Undertaking general nursing tasks, rehabilitation and emergency and critical care

The successful applicant will:

  • Have significant experience working as a Vet Nurse
  • Possess a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (essential)
  • Be a proven team player, with the ability to show initiative in a fast-paced environment
  • An appetite to work in multiple roles on a flexible rotational roster including regular weekends (1 in 6)

What you will get in return:

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • A substantial staff discount for in clinic products and services
  • A compassionate, supportive and proud work environment
  • Rewarding work with animals in need
How to apply for this job

If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to be successful in this role, please apply in confidence via our website, https://dogshome.com/careers/current-vacancies/, ensuring you provide a cover letter and updated resume in Word or PDF format. If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@dogshome.com using the subject line: Vet Nurse enquiry via EthicalJobs, or telephone Maddie on 03 93218753 for more information.