Gungahlin Vet Hospital

Employment opportunities at Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital

Head Veterinary Nurse Required for Growing Practice in Canberra

Permanent role

Professional clinical nursing leadership role

Growing and exciting veterinary practice

Work life balance opportunity with relocation available

We are currently recruiting for an exceptional, experienced Head Veterinary Nurse to join our practice in Gungahlin, ACT.

This is your opportunity to join one of the leading veterinary clinics in the Canberra region. We are committed to investing in the latest technology and adopting modern care methods. You will be joining an established team in a working environment that is friendly, welcoming and professional. Our practice is committed to employee development, providing ongoing mentoring, career development opportunities and support to ensure job satisfaction is achieved. On offer to the right individual is an attractive salary and benefits package.

Key Information

  • An enthusiastic team of professionals who take pride and satisfaction in practicing veterinary medicine and surgery.
  • You will be using modern methods and equipment to ensure that you work and lead a team of nurses to be their best.
  • A growing practice with expansion plans.

Key Benefits

  • Superb remuneration package available
  • Strong mentorship provided
  • Be part of the leadership team
  • Support to help you develop your career and get the most satisfaction from your job


About You

You will have a passion for delivering exemplary client and patient care, a natural leadership style, a friendly and positive disposition and a thirst for knowledge! Your average day will comprise a variety of nursing duties and clinical coaching. Management experience is desirable, however, not essential as training will be provided to an exceptional candidate.

About Canberra

Canberra is a place to actively pursue your dreams. As the nation’s capital, Canberra offers a dynamic economy, varied educational institutions and an innovative, fun culture. Getting to work is a breeze on our network of toll-free roads, cycle paths and efficient public transport system. You’ll spend less time commuting and more time doing the things you and your family enjoy.

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Key Details:

  • Hours- Mon – Sat: 38-hour week between 8.00am and 7.30pm
  • Duties: The Head Veterinary Nurse will make effective use of their nursing skills to lead a team of veterinary nurses and undertake a clinical role in the practice leadership team.


  • Salary: to be discussed
  • 4 weeks’ annual leave plus study assistance
  • Relocation up to $5 000

Must haves:

  • Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in Australia
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest resume and a cover letter explaining why you have the skills and approach to be successful in this role. Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or, to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

T: 02 6242 7276