Practice Manager/ Head Nurse - Hawthorn Veterinary Hospital


Hawthorn Vet Hospital is looking for an experienced Practice Manager with Vet Nursing qualifications.

About Hawthorn Veterinary Hospital

We are a VSBSA Accredited Veterinary Hospital based in the strong social-economic suburb of Hawthorn in Adelaide. Since establishing over 35 years ago we have become integrated into the community and have built a strong reputation for a high level of advice and treatment for animals. Our loyal clients trust and respect our advice, which enables us to provide an extremely high level of care to their pets. This has also seen our team grow to a team of 4 veterinarians and 5 veterinary nurses.

We are passionate about being a leading provider of animal healthcare to the community we support, through the provision of a wide range of medical and surgical services. Our team has access to a range of equipment to allow them to undertake a complete and in-depth work-up of cases, this includes Ultrasound, Radiology, anaesthetic monitoring, and inhouse pathology machines, thus allowing us to provide a high level of care. Please visit our website for more information:

About the Position

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Manager/Head Veterinary Nurse to join our team. We have a very strong team and feel it’s the right time to appoint a highly motivated Practice Manager to help lead our Veterinary hospital, thus allowing us to focus on providing excellent clinical care.  The Practice Manager’s responsibility will be to oversee the effective operations of the hospital, this will include:
  • Leading and managing the nursing and administrative team to ensure our great culture is maintained and the highest standards of patient care are being delivered at every level.
  • Working with the directors and veterinarian team to develop and implement business plans.
  • Providing professional and competent support to the team and playing an active role in their development plans
  • Challenge us to build upon our high standards of care and service.
  • Oversee effective organisation systems and protocols to maximise efficiency and smooth workflow  
We are a small cohesive team, so your veterinary nursing background will be essential on the floor and to help develop and mentor our nursing team.

About our new team member

You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Team Leader/Senior Veterinary Nurse position and hold a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. You will be looking for a new challenge where you will be able to lead a team to ensure excellent customer service and clinical management of cases.  Previous experience rostering and mentoring and managing a team will see you succeed in this position.

This is an exciting time to join our team, and you will be rewarded with a salary package that is reflective of your experience and ability you bring to the role. While you will also have access to a number of team benefits.