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Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurses help support Veterinarians care for a range of animals receiving medical and surgical treatment.

What's it like to be a Veterinary Nurse?

In addition to assisting with medical care, Veterinary Nurses provide vital information and support to pet owners and clients. They are also required to carry out a number of routine tasks including cleaning.

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Veterinary Nurses commonly have a passion for animals and their welfare.

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How to become a Veterinary Nurse


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To become a Veterinary Nurse you will need to complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40418). Entry to this course usually requires previous experience or training in animal studies.

  1. Complete a relevant qualification such as a Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20117), Certificate III in Animal Studies (ACM30117) or a short course that provides you with equivalent knowledge.
  2. Complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (ACM40418). This course provides a combination of theoretical and practical training.
  3. To specialise and extend your knowledge in the industry you can complete a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (ACM50219). Completion of this course may open up career opportunities to support Specialist Veterinarians.

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Latest Veterinary Nurse reviews

Latest reviews from 44 Veterinary Nurses surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Veterinary Nursing has many highs and lows
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Veterinary nursing
The good things
The career is very rewarding. There is often the opportunity to work with a large variety of animals and feel a sense of achievement knowing that you’ve worked hard to improve their lives. As a senior...
The challenges
The job is very challenging at times. It can be physically demanding, often fast-paced, and it can be difficult to accomplish what you hope to achieve when you have a large case load. The pay is fairl...
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Oct 2018
Veterinary Nursing can be a challenging career choice, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Veterinary Nurse - GP practice
The good things
This career choice can be demanding emotionally and physically in some aspects but the rewards most definitely outweighs the challenges. The best part is knowing you’re making a difference, contributi...
The challenges
This career isn’t for the faint-hearted. When I started, I found it can be very emotionally challenging! Especially dealing with the realities of euthanasia, animal abuse, upset clients, aggressive an...
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