Veterinary Nurse (Opthalmology)

Animal Eye Care Malvern East, VIC Full time RR-5790


Senior Veterinary Nurse - Specialist Referral Practice      

Animal Eye Care is the pre-eminent Veterinary Ophthalmology Clinic in Australia and continuing to grow. We are seeking a veterinary nurse to join our existing veterinary and nursing team on a permanent basis. Fulltime work of 38 hours Monday to Friday is offered. We now enjoy a four day working week to help with work/life balance. Part time work will be considered for the right candidate. Weekend work is not part of the normal roster.    

Animal Eye Care was the first stand-alone veterinary referral practice in Australia and has set the standard for providing the highest level of patient care and veterinary ophthalmology for over 30 years. We are also the leading practice in terms of providing continuing veterinary education to veterinarians throughout Melbourne and Australia.

We value the work/life balance of our team and offer above award remuneration to qualified and experienced candidates.

Responsibilities as a veterinary nurse:    

  • Monitoring patient comfort and vital signs and maintaining patient charts during anaesthesia    

  • Administering medications and maintenance of IV catheters    

  • Communicating with clients as required especially with detailed explanation of discharge instructions    

  • Maintaining a high standard of ward and surgery organisation and cleanliness     

  • Instruments cleaning and sterilisation    

  • Working as an ophthalmic assistant (once trained) - this involves taking ophthalmic history and basic eye examination tests such as PLR, menace, Schirmer Tear Test and tonometry.    

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes:      

  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience    

  • Minimum Certificate IV or equivalent experience    

  • Exceptional customer service and strong communication skills     

  • Flexible team member that gets along with all personalities    

  • Mature and responsible    

  • Australian citizen or has visa work rights     

Animal Eye Care can offer:      

  • Working with a team of dedicated and hard-working professionals (both veterinarians and veterinary nurses)    

  • Opportunity to learn more about veterinary ophthalmology and be trained as an ophthalmic assistant    

  • Attractive well above award remuneration and benefits 

  • A workplace that is supportive and strives to always be a pleasant place to work with an outlook that we must always be kind to each other.     

  • Access to CPD, study leave and a study allowance    

  • Regular team meetings and training    

  • As a VetPartners joint venture we also have access to Employee Assistance Programs, Paid Parental Leave, well-structured career development, discounted health insurance, gym membership and the Hill's Feeding Program    

Further Information:      

Please visit our website for further information about who we are and what we do.      

VetPartners is an equal opportunity employer and recognises that diversity is crucial to our success. Whatever your identity and background, if this role sounds like you, then please send your application and CV to [email protected].   

If you would like more information please call 03 9563 6488 and ask to speak with Jane Whitley, Hospital Director or Nicole Turnbull, Head Nurse.