Cardiology Veterinary Nurse Underwood/Carrara

An exciting and niche opportunity has come about for a reliable, hardworking, and dedicated qualified veterinary nurse to apply, for a part time (leading to full time Aug 2022) role as a cardiology veterinary nurse at VSS Underwood/Carrara.

This role is including but not limited to:

  • Undertake general nursing tasks, animal pathology and emergency care relating to cardiac disease

  • Perform and assist in cardiology procedures when required including but not limited to sedation protocols, BP’s , radiography, venipuncture and restraint for echocardiography and ECG’s

  • Setting up and assisting with cardiac related procedures such as, but not limited to, thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis and abdominocentesis

  • Deliver outstanding care to all patients and clients throughout the day

  • Maintain the flow of the day with case prioritising in conjunction with cardiologists

  • Application and removal of 24-hour ECG monitor systems

  • Managing medication requests and phone messages as needed throughout the day

  • Patient recheck reminders


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Cert IV in Veterinary nursing or BAppSc (Veterinary Technology) degree or equivalent to either.

  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience in a busy general practice/emergency practice or referral hospital.

  • Can demonstrate excellent general handling skills of canine and feline patients.

  • Competent in drug calculations and administration 

  • Competent with venepuncture and IV Cath placement

  • Smartflow and EzyVet experience is a bonus but not essential

PLEASE NOTE: For applicants with an excellent foundation of nursing experience and an interest to learn, many of the above cardiology-specific skills can be taught via hands-on learning with the senior cardiology nurses

Working in the only multi-cardiologist hospital practice in Australia, a motivated nurse in this position will be eligible to enrol in continuing education to achieve certification by the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT) as a Veterinary technician specialist in cardiology.


Please supply qualifications and references with CV and cover letter with subject heading ‘Cardiology Nurse position’ to: hr@vss.net.au


To express your interest in this position give us a call on 07 3841 7011 or complete the form below. We welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss this role with you further.


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