Cardiology Veterinary Nurse

The role:

An exciting and niche opportunity has come about for a reliable, hardworking, and dedicated qualified Veterinary Nurse to apply for a part-time role as a Cardiology Veterinary Nurse with the Veterinary Cardiologists Australia team at Veterinary Specialist Services Carrara. The available position offers 25.5 to 34 hours per week across 4 days, 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, Doppler Blood Pressure monitoring, Radiology, Venepuncture 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

  • The added option of eventually assisting with fluoroscopy, in Cardiac interventional surgical procedures if interested.

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

  • Completing patient recheck reminders on EzyVet

Who we are:

  • Veterinary Specialist Services is a small animal referral hospital delivering high-quality patient care for over 20 years.

  • We have a strong focus on providing gold-standard treatment for pets in the fields of internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, surgery, oncology, critical care, dentistry, nursing, and support services.

  • We employ a team of fun and focused individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • We are involved in the industry with wide participation in professional groups, universities, and continuing education courses. 

  • We facilitate our own Annual Conference. 


What we offer:

  • Very competitive rates of pay.

  • One free ticket to our Annual Conference (March each year).

  • Access to in-house professional development and mentoring opportunities. 

  • Cardiac-specific training offered on-site.

  • A values-based team culture.

  • An opportunity to work alongside team members who are internationally recognised for their skills and experience and with others who are highly skilled and experienced in their profession.


Who you are: 

  • A nurse with a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing or a Veterinary Technologist degree with a keen interest in learning about cardiology.  

  • A nurse with a minimum of 2-3 years nursing experience in a busy general practice &/or emergency/referral hospital.

  • A nurse who can demonstrate excellent general handling skills of canine and feline patients. 

  • A nurse who is competent in drug calculations and administration along with venipuncture and IV catheter placement. 

  • A team player with a strong work ethic willing to support your fellow colleagues. 

  • Skilled in problem-solving and decision making. 

  • A multi-tasker who can navigate within a busy, multidisciplinary workplace. 

  • An organised nurse with high attention to detail. 


Please submit your CV and a cover letter to us at HR@vss.net.au 
If this role is not for you, please review our other vacancies at https://www.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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