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Animal Emergency Service Carrara are on the lookout for an experienced vet nurse to support their emergency and critical care departments!

About Us
Animal Emergency Australia (AEA) is a network of independent emergency hospitals, general practices, veterinary support, and educational services across Australia. At our core, AEA exists to help veterinary professionals do and be their best. We invest in our team members’ work-life balance, career progression, and personal development, empowering them to excel in the field of veterinary medicine while making a meaningful impact on the lives of animals.
About the Clinic
Animal Emergency Service (AES) Carrara operate afterhours offering services when other facilities may be closed, ensuring a dynamic environment with a constant influx of diverse and exciting cases. We also handle a significant volume of wildlife cases, averaging over 50 cases per weekend!
Our Carrara clinic stands out for its exceptional size and dedicated team, characterized by passion, knowledge, and a commitment to optimal patient outcomes. There are approximately 90 veterinary professionals in the team including 30 veterinarians, 40 veterinary nurses, 10 client care representatives and 10 support roles!
About the Role
As an emergency vet nurse, you will be involved in triage, hospital case management, surgery, critical nursing and critical case management. Experience exciting case diversity such as GDVs, impalements, hit by cars and in summer ticks, toads and snakes!
Our nurses work 8-10 shifts that cover early mornings, nights, weekends and public holidays. This is a permanent part-time role with rosters set at least four weeks in advance.
What does vet nurse life at AES Carrara look like?

  • Hands on triage, pathology, radiography, treatments, surgery, and patient care
  • No conversations with clients about money (dedicated client care team members)
  • Incredible case diversity with no two shifts the same
  • Collaborative approach to care between vets and vet nurses
  • Earning above Award rates with lucrative penalty rates on most shifts
  • Access to specialists
  • Wildlife and exotics exposure

About You

  • Minimum of 1-year ECC experience or 3 years GP experience
  • Previous ICU nursing experience (desired)
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
  • Thrives in a hands-on, fast-paced, and dynamic environment
  • Strong communication and team-work skills
  • Love of learning and continual improvement
  • Reliable mode of transport (essential for shift work)

Paws & Perks

  • Pet well-being discounts (including discounted treatment and products)
  • Discounted gym memberships (Fitness Passport)
  • Appealing hourly rate $30.42 – $33.80 + shift penalties ranging from $45.63 to $84.50
  • Refer a Friend program & rewards
  • Dedicated wellbeing committee for our employees (Mental health first aid certifications, flu vaccinations, podcasts, etc.)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (psychology, nutrition, sleep)
  • Transition seamlessly to emergency with ‘buddy’ shifts, accredited Accelerated Learning Program, CPD workshops, webinars and more!
  • Check out VE&T courses for vet professionals written by vet professionals (
  • The opportunity to transfer across the company to fulfil your further career aspirations
  • Collaborative and supportive team that will help you to develop you career
  • Support from AES 2 ECC Registrars and from Veterinary Specialist Services who operate in the building during the day

We consider work a team sport, we are in it together, to get the best outcomes for our patients. So, if AES Carrara seems like the place for you then click apply today or reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Date Listed

May 31, 2024

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