Veterinary Nurse Courses

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What does a Veterinary Nurse do?

A Veterinary Nurse assists with many of the daily operations at a veterinary surgery. You might have to help veterinarians while they treat an animal or be part of surgical procedures. Your role might involve monitoring animals being treated at a vet surgery, performing necessary tests or giving animals medication. A Veterinary Nurse might have to clean equipment or cages or liaise with animal owners about the care of their pets.

Veterinary Nurses need to be passionate about animal care and have excellent animal handling skills. You’ll need to be comfortable caring for animals with a range of temperaments or who may be distressed or aggressive due to an injury or medical condition. You’ll be assisting with all sorts of veterinary procedures and surgeries so this is not a role for the faint hearted. You’ll need to be able to work as part of a team and have good communication skills when dealing with colleagues or pet owners.

Veterinary Nurse Courses

There are 1 courses available for people who want to become a Veterinary Nurse.

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How much does a Veterinary Nurse earn?

In Australia, a full time Veterinary Nurse generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Veterinary Nurse?

There are currently 12,100 Veterinary Nurses working in Australia. This number has increased from only 7,900 five years ago. Veterinary Nurses can find work in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Veterinary Nurse?

If you’re planning to become a Veterinary Nurse you could enrol in a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. This 12 month course includes a work placement so you’ll get real world experience. The course covers various aspects of veterinary nursing from helping a vet during a surgical procedure to assisting animals to recover from injury.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within veterinary. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.