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Vet Nurse

Pakenham

Reference: 4816847

  • Join a team of pet professionals committed to a Complete Care™ approach
  • Our Vet Pakenham is a thriving and highly successful clinic
  • A roster and culture that foster work - life balance
  • Generous benefits, professional development and opportunity for growth

At Our Vet.

With an innovative approach to veterinary care, for the last 10 years, we have operated a network of general small animal (and exotics) practices with the total wellbeing of our community's pets firmly in mind. We need only refer to our successful Complete Care™ program, award - winning Health & Wellness range and over 7,000 kittens we have adopted to families across Australia as examples of this commitment. This holistic approach to pet care is also evident and supported by our unique positioning within the Best Friends Pet Supercentre, that ensures our customers have the convenience of access to services, premium products and the latest in pet care in one location.

At Our Vet we do it all, we provide pet parents with as much internal medical treatment as possible, including general consultations, diagnostics and radiology mainly conducted inhouse, routine procedures and checks (including dentals, vaccinations and micro - chipping) through to advanced surgeries of a more complex nature.

Due to demand and growth Our Vet Pakenham has an outstanding opportunity for a talented Veterinary Nurse to join our team, across a rotating 75 per fortnight roster. You will be comforted in knowing our clinical team have a reputation that proceeds them for being - professionals who are kind, welcoming, dedicated and supportive of the pets they are entrusted to care for, pet parents and each other. The Pakenham clinic is a high performing clinic and one for being known in the community for their success in kitten adoption, with 175 kittens in the last year!

Each day is fulfilling.

The success of our clinics is largely placed in the hands of our professional nursing team, who make sure everything runs like clock-work, and who approach each day with the perfect balance of diligence and care.

At reception, our nurses have engaged customers before they have approached the front desk, warmly inviting them with a smile and genuine enthusiasm to help. This warmth comes through over the phone also, as they handle enquiries, triage cases and deal with any state of distress a pet parent may feel. Our nurses are invaluable in instilling trust with the pet parents, having them confidently reassured that their loved ones are safe in our care. Efficient in time management and problem solving the nurses navigate our booking systems to ensure the appropriate amount of time is allocated for a visit so that each pet is properly cared for.

Within the clinical space, our nurses are actively involved in all aspects of ward care, support within surgeries, pathology and radiology using IDEXX. We will also upskill and empower our nurses to be part of taking histories & TPR, consultations, medication, and dentals.

In your experience you have a sound understanding of pre to post surgery preparation, monitoring anaesthesia during surgery and recovery, admission to discharge processes (with administration of medication). You will also have assisted with taking samples for pathology and positioning pets for radiology tests.

While technical skills are important, we care for who you are too. We value maturity and sensibility, high work ethic that you and others can rely on and a conscientious approach towards all your tasks. Someone that can face challenges with confidence and clarity, despite the busier times while never compromising standard of care. We are about integrity, honesty and being authentic.

The benefits of this opportunity.

We understand why vet nurses became nurses and we aim to ensure you have that sense of fulfillment within your role. To feel recognised for your contribution will not be overlooked within our teams. You will also benefit from:

  • A culture that upholds work - life balance
  • Professional development in various supplier, network and clinic - based opportunities
  • Discounts to all our services and products in the store and clinic
  • Free onsite parking

This opportunity is life - changing. Apply now.