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Animal Emergency Service Carrara are searching for passionate and dedicated nurses with a love for emergency and continuous learning.

Are you ready to make the move from GP to Emergency or just looking for the next step in your veterinary nursing career? No matter your skill level, Animal Emergency Service (AES) can design a tailored training plan just for you!

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.

AES is one of Australia’s leading emergency and critical care referral centres. We deliver world class emergency veterinary medicine and gold standard patient care. Our Carrara clinic is always bustling with exciting cases and an energetic atmosphere. 

About the Role
In this Permanent Part-Time role you will be allocated a mentor and a team of trainers who will support you through your development process. You will receive on the floor training, including “buddy” shifts with your mentor and 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. Your development program also includes access to trained Mental Health First Aid Officers, our wellbeing hub and an Employee Assistance Program for support on a range of matters. 

What does vet nurse life at AES look like?

  • Hands on triage, pathology, radiography, treatments, surgery, and patient care
  • No conversations with clients about money
  • Incredible case diversity with no two shifts the same
  • Vets who educate the nursing team and discuss cases
  • 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

About You

  • Minimum of 2 years industry experience (ECC experience preferred but not essential)
  • Thrives in a hands-on, fast-paced, and dynamic environment
  • Strong communication and team-work skills
  • Love of learning and continual improvement
  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
  • Flexibility to work nights, weekends and public holidays
  • Personal 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 between $28.94 and $30.42 depending on experience + shift penalties, super and 17.5% leave loading  
  • Refer a Friend program & rewards
  • Work-life harmony with flexible roster structures and work arrangements
  • 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 and webinars and more!
  • Strong internal Continuing Education program and exceptional continuing education allowance and support in ongoing professional development
  • Check out VE&T courses for vet professionals written by vet professionals (
  • Opportunities for additional training in Leadership, Specialisation and Management
  • The opportunity to transfer across the company to fulfill your further career aspirations
  • State of the art clinic and equipment
  • Free parking
  • A fun, collaborate and fully supportive team that mentor and develop you for greater heights. Work hard and play hard together!  

If this sounds like you, then click apply to start your emergency and critical care journey today! Or reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Date Listed

November 20, 2023

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