Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurses care for animals under treatment and in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assist Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations. 

Veterinary Nurse

Gold Coast study options include:

Job Demand: Low

Average weekly wage: $991

Where you could work:

  • Veterinarian Clinics: Greencross Vets
  • Wildlife Centres:  Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Veterinary Nurse do the following tasks:

  • holding animals to allow examination and treatment by Veterinarians
  • cleaning and sterilising examination tables and equipment
  • preparing instruments and handing them to the Veterinarian
  • assisting Veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during operations
  • placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition
  • giving medications to animals
  • maintaining stock control and records
  • providing animal care advice, and preparing, delivering, and reviewing animal care education programs
  • may perform diagnostic laboratory tests
  • may act as a receptionist, accept payments and undertake clerical work