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Careers – Come Join Our Fun Team




















We are a fun, outgoing team and our employees are our Number 1 priority, we always make sure we have some fun in our work day 🙂

If you are interested in joining our amazing team and are passionate about working with animals, we would LOVE to hear from you! We are always on the look out for dedicated veterinary surgeons,  veterinary nurses, receptionists and support staff.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to ensure our employees are afforded appropriate opportunities for training and development throughout their employment. We offer a fun, family environment, weekly snacks/fruit, unlimited coffee/tea! Free parking is also a bonus just a short walking distance from the practice and we don’t work Public Holidays or Sunday’s. We also have a dedicated EAP service.

To find out more about our wonderful team, you can read their profiles here.

For Expressions of Interest – If you think that you’d make a great addition to the team, please email your application (which should include your CV, cover letter and availability) and any questions to our Practice Manager.  We will get back to you as soon as we can.

For Current Positions Vacant, please see below. If none are listed, please send us your expression of interest – these are always welcome 🙂

All Applications must come through to our Practice Manager, at jobs@gungahlinvet.com.au including your current CV, cover letter, answers to selection criteria (if required as per job advertisement below), your availability and anything else you need us to know.

Please Note for all our Roles

  • Our roles are open to anyone with unrestricted working rights for Australia.
  • We do not offer visa sponsorships.
  • You must have the required skills, experience and/or education to be considered for our positions.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted if successful through initial screening.
  • Recruitment will be ongoing and the advert may be removed at any time if the successful candidate is found.
  • Applications from recruitment or employment agencies will not be accepted for any of our positions.


VETERINARIAN – Experienced or Recent Graduate

If you’re an experienced Vet looking for a change, or a recent Graduate, we would love to hear from you.

We will provide plenty of opportunities for you to grow as a Vet with ongoing training and continuous learning.

What we offer:

  • Ongoing training and support,
  • You will be encouraged in your areas of special interest through CPD, Distance Education and daily rounds,
  • AVA and CVE memberships are paid for by the practice,
  • An exciting and varied caseload in a modern, progressive, and fully equipped hospital,
  • A generous salary commensurate with experience for the right candidate, including paid study leave,
  • A set rotating roster, including the occasional Saturday (we are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday 8.30am to 4.00pm)
  • Flexible to work full time or part time, we can work with you to identify a roster that will work,
  • No after hours as we have an onsite, independent Emergency service with whom we work very closely, meaning the hospital is open 24/7, 365 days a year,
  • The opportunity to build upon your small animal skills with our amazing clients,
  • Regular Vet and staff meetings,
  • We also have quiet office spaces and a library,
  • Relocation assistance available for the right candidate.

We are looking for someone with excellent teamwork and communication skills, who loves being in a fun team environment and has a desire to build long-term relationships with some of the best clients in Australia. We are also seeking someone who is willing to share their knowledge and learn from others.

A little more about us:

We actively promote preventative medicine, particularly in:

  • Animal behavior (running 4-7 puppy classes per week),
  • Orthopedics (PennHIP and JPS),
  • Nutrition and dental care, amongst other things.
  • We have a team of ultrasonographers, including two with high level training and experience, who receive referrals from other practices,
  • A busy in-house laboratory,
  • We do many interesting procedures and surgeries every day,
  • We refer to an excellent team of specialists within and outside Canberra and have both eye and dermatology specialists visiting on a regular basis.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Exceptional skills and an eye for detail as a Vet,
  • High emotional intelligence: Ability to self-manage in a fast-paced environment with the ability to be sensitive to an ill pet, as well as its concerned owner.
  • Excellent time management and ability to take initiative.
  • Mature and proactive approach to work and the interactions you have with clients and colleagues.
  • The knowledge, ability and confidence to handle many types of animals.
  • Willingness to make a long-term commitment to the role.
  • Strong administrative skills



 About the role

We are looking for an experienced Nurse to join our amazing team working with 12 vets in our purpose-built general practice hospital where you will have exposure to both our Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital and our Cat Hospital at the same premises. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of different animals and responsibilities, and work on all the cool stuff like oesophageal foreign bodies, surgeries and complicated procedures will be a normal day at the office, as well as dental work and general nursing.

This is a permanent part-time role.

Working hours are rostered between the hours of 7:30 to 19:00 Mondays – Fridays and 8:00 to 16:00 on rotated Saturdays.

The successful candidate for this role must be available to start shifts no later than 7:30am. It is a requirement to be available to work Saturdays on rotation with other nurses (i.e. not every Saturday).  The working hours can be up to 38 hours per week but may be less depending on demand.

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for someone who can tick the following boxes:

  • Must have a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • Over 1 years of nursing experience 
  • exceptional customer service skills,
  • high emotional intelligence,
  • excellent time management,
  • excellent attendance record and reliability,
  • the ability to work varied tasks that are constantly interrupted yet concluded,
  • the ability and confidence to handle many types of small animals, up to large dogs,
  • communication skills to communicate with all personality types and always remain professional even under stressful situations,
  • great teamwork approach and professionalism to strengthen the GVH team,
  • willingness to make a long-term commitment to the role.

Benefits of working at GCH/GVH

  • The workload is busy, challenging and varied,
  • We encourage staff to follow their fields of interest,
  • We support continuing education and VNCA membership paid by us,
  • Teamwork is highly valued – you’ll be working with an excellent team of people with an importance placed on having a wonderful staff culture,
  • Remuneration is above-award according to qualifications and experience,
  • Assistance in relocation for successful out of state applicants can be considered on a case-by-case basis.



About the Role

This is not your typical receptionist role!

A typical day at GVH will see you performing many varied tasks, such as:

  • Greeting clients & patients as they arrive
  • Answering phone calls, emails and attending to client requests face to face
  • Phone triage and patient appointment scheduling.
  • Keeping the public areas such as reception and consulting rooms neat and tidy, as well as cleaning up that occasional nervous puppy mess on the floor
  • Collecting payments & handling cash
  • Physical ability to handle and lift up to 15kgs (either animals that have to be carried, or stock items like large bags of food)

Check out our website at www.gungahlinvet.com.au to learn more about who we are and what we do.

You can expect to work a minimum of 4 to 5 days a week (minimum of 25-30 hours per week but could be up to 38 hours per week depending on shift availability), which includes up to every second Saturday.

To be considered for this role, your availability MUST meet both these shift times Monday to Friday, and you MUST have availability for both morning and afternoon shifts as you will be rostered on a rotating basis.

Monday to Friday: 7:45 -15:00 and/or 14:00 – 19:30 Saturdays: 8:00 – 16:15

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • High emotional intelligence: Ability to self-manage in a fast-paced environment with the ability to be sensitive to an ill pet, as well as its concerned owner.
  • Excellent time management and ability to take initiative.
  • Mature and proactive approach to work and the interactions you have with clients and colleagues.
  • The knowledge, ability and confidence to handle many types of animals.
  • Previous experience working in a receptionist or customer service role, (previous veterinary receptionist experience will be an advantage)
  • Previous experience with medical terminology (advantageous, however not required as you will be trained)
  • Ongoing training
  • Willingness to make a long-term commitment to the role.
  • Strong administrative skills: Ability to manage office operations such as taking messages, scheduling appointments, and maintaining patient files.