Career Opportunities for Veterinary Nurses

Compassion • Respect • Professionalism • Teamwork

The Ballarat Veterinary Practice (BVP) together with the Eureka Veterinary Hospital, have been providing high quality and personalised veterinary care to the Ballarat and surrounding community for over 75 years. Due to business growth, we are seeking several mature and experienced veterinarians to join our team.

Our business is centred on four core values: Compassion, Respect, Professionalism and Teamwork. Your ability to embody these values is of great importance to us, and as such will be a priority in the selection process. The staff at BVP & Eureka pride themselves on providing an environment that encourages quality and excellence in all we do, therefore your personality, and fit within our team’s culture is paramount.

Positions Available

Please see below for veterinary nurse positions available at BVP and Eureka Vets


Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurse

The Ballarat Veterinary Practice is proud to be Australia’s first recipient of the Australian Veterinary Association’s Employer of Choice accreditation. This means that we are recognised as an exemplary employer within the profession and are recognised for our high-quality standards.
Due to internal staff movements and parental leave requirements, we have a need for a highly motivated, and experienced Small Animal Veterinary Nurse to join our dedicated and professional team.  We are highly supportive of working parents, and encouraging work/life balance so there is some flexibility available in this role.  Full days (8:00am-6:00pm) are required, but there is flexibility around which days you may choose, and also the option of working evening and/or weekend shifts to fit around your family life.

Our business is centred on four core values: Compassion, Respect, Professionalism and Teamwork. Your ability to embody these values is of great importance to us, and so your personality, and ‘fit’ within our team’s culture is paramount.
The role will consist of duties such as:

  • Animal handling
  • Cleaning and sterilising equipment
  • Assisting vets in consultations
  • Basic medical procedures such as taking blood, placing catheters and monitoring anaesthetics
  • General patient care

To be successful in this role, you will be a self-starter who shows strong initiative and is able to demonstrate:

  • A strong alignment with our company values
  • Extensive and proven experience in safe animal handling
  • A commitment to continuing education
  • Calmness under pressure, but with a keen sense of urgency and an ability to be proactive
  • High levels of motivation and an energetic outlook on your work, and in life in general
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritise and adapt quickly to change
  • Maturity and a strong work ethic
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Genuine compassion for people and animals

Currently, we are only seeking fully qualified veterinary nurses who already have a minimum of 12 months’ worth of clinical experience behind them.

This role offers you the opportunity to work within one of Ballarat’s most long-standing and celebrated organisations, among a team of dedicated and committed professionals. You’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • Above industry award salary
  • Highly supportive environment, in a dynamic group comprising of six clinics
  • An encouraging learning environment with access to continuing professional development
  • Modern equipment and facilities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Health and wellness initiatives
  • And… free parking, uniform allowance, staff discounts, opportunities to be involved in charitable/community based initiatives, and a fun and sociable team of workmates!

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected] marked to the attention of Sue Phillips, Director of Nursing. To put yourself ahead of the pack, your cover letter should include a thorough summary of how and why you feel you can represent our four key values of Compassion, Respect, Teamwork and Professionalism.

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Eureka Veterinary Hospital

Ballarat Veterinary Practice

The Ballarat Veterinary Practice comprises three small animal clinics and a large equine hospital. We are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients and their families.
Eureka Veterinary Hospital

Eureka Veterinary Hospital

For over 30 years, our clinic as been recognised by the Ballarat community for providing high quality, compassionate and personalised veterinary care. Our reputation has allowed us to attract, retain and developed quality vets and nurses.