Veterinary Nurse, Equine

Gatton, Australia
06 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Veterinary Science

The School of Veterinary Science has a rich history, having been founded in 1936, and with a reputation for graduating highly capable veterinarians. The Veterinary Science program at UQ has full accreditation with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Veterinary Medical Association. The School also contributes to programs in veterinary technology and animal & veterinary bioscience. The respected QS World Rankings recently ranked UQ as 22nd in the world in the field of Veterinary Science.

The School of Veterinary Science has high quality facilities at the UQ Gatton Campus, providing the teaching, research and clinical infrastructure and resources to further develop its strong reputation as a leading provider of veterinary training, research and clinical care. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is an organisational unit within the School that includes all of the School’s clinical facilities; the equine and small animal hospitals at Gatton, the Clinical Studies Centre at Gatton, and a small animal hospital & large animal clinic at Dayboro (northwest of Brisbane).

The role

The successful appointee will provide nursing support and assistance to veterinary staff and to assist Clinical Academics in the undergraduate teaching of veterinary and veterinary technology students in a clinical environment. 

The person

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree of Veterinary Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science (Veterinary Technology), Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing or equivalent, together with some nursing experience.

You should also have a demonstrated ability to deliver and maintain high standards of professional veterinary nursing in all areas, combined with high level organisation skills, the ability to work flexibly, good communication skills, and knowledge of ethical requirements.   

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. 

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


There are currently 3 continuing positions available and the full time equivalent for each of these positions  will be a minimum of 80% (average of 29hrs per week) up to 100% (average of 36.25hrs/pw) depending on the operational requirements. The full time equivalent remuneration package will be in the range $59,429 - $63,305 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% .

Shift loadings may apply in accordance with the relevant Enterprise Agreement. 

Position Description

Download File position-description-Equine Nursenew (1).pdf


To discuss this role please contact Gary Fitzgerald on +61 408 081 958 or

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