Experienced Vet Nurse - Surgery (AAERC, SA)


Work alongside a passionate surgical team with many opportunities to grow and develop your skills at the Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre.

  • 35 hours a week | After hours and weekend rotation work is expected
  • Great culture | Passionate Vets | Provide critical care to our patients
  • You are passionate and have a willingness to learn and develop
Experienced Vet Nurse - Surgery | AAERC | Adelaide
The Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre is a 24hr multi-disciplinary centre offering emergency, specialist and referral veterinary services. We have a strong ethics of providing the very best treatment and care for pets in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, dentistry, specialist surgery, critical care and diagnostic imaging.

If you are highly motivated, caring, passionate and want to improve your knowledge we have a ground-floor opportunity available in the surgery department. We have a ward nurse  position opening up with the intent of training the successful applicant in high level patient care and depending on interests and capabilities, other aspects of surgery nursing. Our busy Specialist Surgery Department is growing, and an opportunity exists for you to join our team of highly skilled and dedicated nurses, surgeons and surgical residents to provide the highest quality care to our patients.

This position is up to 35 hours per week with some after-hours and weekend rotation work expected.

What can you expect from our team?
  • You will have a varied and interesting role in providing critical care support to the surgical team
  • You will have a large network of specialists, referral practitioners and highly trained nurses from whom to seek support, training and mentorship
  • You will have new and unique opportunities to learn and gain training in veterinary surgery, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, multi-modal analgesia and critical care
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art surgical, imaging and anaesthesia equipment and procedures
  • You can expect to be excited, educated, enlightened, enthused and inspired!
As a successful candidate, you will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • You have attained a minimum of Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, with at least 2-3 years' work experience
  • VNCA Accredited Veterinary Nurse and/or Registered Veterinary Nurse favourable
  • Previous specialist surgery and/or critical care experience will be favourable
  • You have a strong work ethic and enjoy working as part of a team
  • You understand and commit to excellent patient care and a “fear-free” approach to patient handling
  • You have the confidence and initiative to work autonomously yet seek assistance as needed
  • You are able to multi-task and navigate within a busy, fast-paced workplace
  • You are flexible, enthusiastic and have a positive can-do attitude
  • You can provide excellent customer service and have good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • You are passionate about continuing education and regularly seek opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge (Specialist Surgical Nursing specific CE / Diploma in Surgical Nursing focused)
If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge and believe this is your opportunity to shine, then we want to hear from you!
Applications will be received via email only and should include a cover letter along with your resume.  Please include the contact details of two professional referees and one personal referee. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by phone.
Applications to:
Nicole Gordge RVN - Surgery Coordinator

Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre
119 Anzac Highway, Kurralta Park, SA, 5037, Tel: 08 8371 0333