Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurses care for animals under treatment and in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assist Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.
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$1088 per week
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    Overview

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

    Day-to-day

    • 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 receptionist, accept payments and undertake clerical work.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Stressful

    To become a Veterinary Nurse

    • You usually need a certificate III or IV in veterinary nursing to work as a Veterinary Nurse. Some workers complete a traineeship.

      Take a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

    Skills employers are looking for

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