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Veterinary Nurse – Emergency and Critical Care


Veterinary Nurse – Emergency and Critical Care

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Job Description:

Looking to take your Nursing career to the next level?

Perth Vet Emergency (PVE) is one of Australia’s leading emergency and critical care referral specialist centres that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. We deliver world class emergency veterinary medicine and gold standard patient care. We are always bustling with exciting cases and an energetic atmosphere. The hospital is equipped with a full in-house laboratory including blood gas analysis, digital X-Ray, ultrasound, endoscopy and lots more.

Training and Development

You will have a team of trainers who will support you through your development into our “hospital nurse” role. You will receive on the floor training, including “buddy” shifts with your trainers. Webinars and online resources will also be prescribed to enhance any areas where you need additional training and support. You will have total access to our monthly in-house CPD, an online database with training modules and webinars, and enrolment in the Elevate Emergency Nursing program to help solidify your skills and knowledge as an emergency and critical care veterinary nurse. Your development program also includes access to trained Mental Health First Aid Officers and an Employee Assistance Program for support on a range of matters.

What does Vet Nurse life at PVE look like?

  • 7-day fortnight of rotational shifts that ensure our nurses have the ability to achieve a great work/life balance.
  • Hands on triage, pathology, radiography, treatments, surgery, and patient care.
  • The ability to pick up more shifts over the fortnight to increase your earning potential (up to full time hours).
  • Incredible case diversity with no two shifts the same.
  • Vets who educate the nursing team and discuss cases.
  • Debriefing sessions are available after a difficult shift or case.
  • Having input into case management and working in harmony with our veterinary team to provide excellence for our patients.
  • Earning above Award rates with lucrative penalty rates on most shifts.
  • Working with a team that is extremely passionate about patient care and believes wholeheartedly in supporting each other.

Given the unplanned nature of emergency and critical care cases, our Nursing team are highly trained to manage a variety of situations with varying complexity. This includes severe trauma, complex medical and surgical cases, and mechanical ventilation. We deliver high quality training through structured induction programs, mentoring, regular Nurse team-based training, case studies and intensive care development programs.

PVE Nursing team members also have the support of a dedicated client care team to primarily liaise with our clients so you can focus on enriching our patient’s treatment and experience with us. We are committed to working as a team to deliver high quality results for our clients and patients, as well as learning from each other and having fun in the process!

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Our People

We have campers, hikers, podcasters, swimmers, mothers, fathers and every other variety of person. We have happy people, caring people, developing leaders, family people! You will find family here. You will find friends and if you like, bring your friends too!

“We challenge the heart, support the mind, thrive on trust and operate with integrity, compassion and kindness in everything we do.”


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of Emergency and Critical Care nursing experience OR 3-4 years’ experience in general nursing.
  • A passion for providing excellent patient care and a drive for continuing education.
  • Outstanding relationship building skills and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • The ability to participate in a roster spanning across week nights, days, early mornings, weekends and public holidays.

If you are a highly-motivated person, you work well as part of a team and are interested in extending your skills in emergency and critical care, APPLY NOW below!

Please advise in your covering letter that you are available to work shifts across a 24-hour roster.

May 2, 2022

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