Experienced Vet Nurse – Cert IV qualified

Permanent Part time 30 hours + holiday coverage
Location – Coldstream (50 mins from CBD)

Looking for an opportunity with a difference; a role with strong emotional reward and a sense of purpose?
Located in Coldstream, only 50 minutes from the city, we are at the gateway of the picturesque Yarra Valley. The Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Animal Aid) has been serving the local community since 1935, caring for and re-homing countless lost, abused and unwanted companion animals.

A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced cert IV qualified Vet Nurse to join the Animal Aid family. Our clinic primarily cares for small animals, with occasional exotics and small ruminant cases. We are looking for a nurse who is experienced in all aspects of nursing, must be confident with BOH, FOH & surgery.

This role is approximately 30 hours per week; however we will require this position to be able to flex up to full time hours to cover holiday as needed.

This is a role with diversity, as the successful applicant will perform a mix of both private and welfare veterinary services, with shifts covering FOH, BOH and Surgery.

Work in a shelter is a rewarding opportunity which is not often realised until you become a part of it. Paired with a balance of private practice work to the general public, this is a holistic and highly rewarding role.

More broadly, this role is also an integral part of our greater animal welfare mission; delivered by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers across Animal Aid businesses including Shelters, Boarding Facilities, Grooming Services, Animal Training, Retail, Fundraising and Community Engagement.


The successful applicant will have:

  • A genuine passion for helping people and animals
  • Positivity, with an ability to make people feel good about themselves and our organisation
  • An ability to train and mentor our volunteers
  • A proactive and autonomous character


To apply please submit your letter of application and resume to Ariel Jennings, Human Resources Manager via email ajennings@animalaid.org.au