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Veterinary Nurse (Equine)

Murdoch University - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Veterinary Nurse (Equine)
The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University

  • Fixed term contract (Parental leave replacement)
  • Full-time position (75 hours per fortnight)
  • H0404 | $61k plus 9.5% employer superannuation contributions
  • Ref: 1531G05/202645
Murdoch University is home to the only Veterinary School in Western Australia, and its prestigious teaching hospital provides the clinical facility that enables students to have the clinical ‘hands-on’ opportunity. It also provides a service to community through its team of top specialists who oversee the care and treatment of all animals referred to the Hospital.

(TAHMU) aims to provide an environment where high professional and clinical standards, based on available scientific evidence, are tempered with genuine care and compassion.

The Role

The key purpose of this role is to provide high quality veterinary nursing care to equine patients and work with our great vet team. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently, and develop their skills in the areas of
  • Performance horse evaluations
  • Specialist medicine and surgical examinations
  • Surgical nursing
  • Ambulatory nursing
  • Specialty diagnostics
Skills and Experience

The preferred candidate will have:
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a veterinary practice, post qualification registrable in Western Australia with experience in equine practices.
  • Demonstrated confidence and skill when handling and restraining large animals.
  • Be a great communicator, love working with equine clients and their horses. You will need to get along well with the equine team as well as the broader team that works in The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative, be happy to take responsibility for tasks and projects and to resolve problems.
Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further detail on the duties, skills and experience required for this role.

What you’ll get in return:

You will be joining a talented and friendly team working at Western Australia’s premiere animal treatment facility, The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University.

Employees will enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including:
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Salary packaging options
  • Easy access onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Medical Centre, Gym and Chiropractic Clinic.
To Apply

Please submit the following documents via the Apply Online button below:
  • A cover letter including a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description)
  • Your most recent resume (CV)
Please see the for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted.

Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, and people with disability.

Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Position contact: Mikaela Deetman, Coordinator (Equine) at .

Closing date: 23rd February 2021 (11:59pm)

Murdoch University