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Veterinary Nurse – Emergency and Critical Care


Veterinary Nurse – Emergency and Critical Care

Work Type:


About the role:

Does this seem too good to be true?

  • Be leveraged to your full potential as a clinical nurse.
  • Hands on triage, pathology, radiography, treatments, surgery, and patient care.
  • Almost completely sheltered from client-facing tasks apart from the odd phone update on “Fluffy” or backing up the CCR team if multiple phone lines are ringing.
  • No conversations with clients about money.
  • Incredible case diversity with no two shifts the same.
  • Vets who educate the nursing team and discuss cases.
  • Vets who utilise nurses to their full potential and genuinely appreciate them.
  • Have a strong voice and be heard when it comes to patient care.
  • Earn lucrative penalty rates on most shifts.

This is the exciting reality of vet nurse life at the Animal Emergency Service (AES) and we are currently hiring.

If emergency medicine seems daunting or you don’t think you have the clinical skills, please know that it is common for us to help nurses make the transition from GP. You will have support and training from our experienced team of nurses and will commence your role with a series of “buddy” shifts. We even have our own accredited course (the AES Elevate Emergency Nursing Program) to help bridge the gap between GP and emergency. We pay above award with regular pay reviews and continuing education perks.

Our supportive and collaborative team environment includes trained Mental Health First Aid Officers and an Employee Assistance Program for support on a range of matters. Social events are an important aspect of team building, and we encourage all team members to find the work/life harmony that is right for them.

About you:

Our Ideal Veterinary Nurse

We are looking for experienced veterinary nurses who thrive in a hands-on, dynamic environment. You don’t need experience in emergency, and we would be delighted to hold your hand as you transition from GP or return to nursing after some time away. Our non-negotiable is availability to work on weekdays between 5pm and 9am, and 24-hours on weekends and public holidays. Our team shares a flexible roster with a range of shifts times and days.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.
  • Ideally at least 2 years’ work experience in veterinary nursing (post qualification).
  • A passion for excellent patient care.
  • The drive to work as part of a team.
  • A desire for continuing education.
  • The availability to be rostered on weekends, weeknights and public holidays.

Our goal is to help every veterinary professional achieve their dreams and save as many lives as we can.

Does this align with your core values as a nurse? If so, please email your resume and covering letter below and include in your covering letter if you are available to work shifts across nights, weekends and public holidays.

August 5, 2021

Get to know your future colleagues.

Ali Stewart

Practice Manager

Ali Stewart is the Practice Manager at Animal Emergency Service Tanawha, located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Describing her appointment within the animal industry as ‘through pure luck and determination’, Ali always wanted the opportunity to work with dedicated veterinary professionals, specifically in the area of critically ill and injured animals....

Dr Rob Webster

Director & Veterinary Specialist

In 2014 Dr Rob Webster became a specialist in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care. Rob has been working full-time as an emergency vet for 14 years, and his training was conducted from 2006 to 2012. His mentors were both world regarded specialists: Dr Steven Haskins (emergency medicine and critical...

Dr Matt Rosen

Hospital Director Tanawha

Dr Rosen graduated from Veterinary Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2005, after completing two other degrees at the same university. After spending 16 months in a rotating internship at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre, he worked briefly in general practice. He then serendipitously fell into an after-hours role and...

Dr Danielle Huston

Veterinary Manager Tanawha

Despite a life-long love for our furry friends, Veterinary Science wasn’t Dr Huston’s first dream. As a young child, she dreamt of becoming a dancer. These dreams were shattered at around 11 years of age by her mother’s statement following a dance recital that she looked like an elephant trumpeting...

Dr Simon Lemin


Dr Simon Lemin graduated from the University of Queensland in 1990 and after seven years in general practice, switched to the challenges and stimulation of emergency practice. He joined forces with Dr Rob Webster to establish Animal Emergency Service in 2005 when the pair purchased the emergency hospital they were...

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