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Veterinary Nurse

Apply now Job No:513341
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 04 ($65,424.85 - $69,453.78)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: Gatton

School of Veterinary Science

Founded in 1936, the School of Veterinary Science has a rich history and a reputation for graduating self-reliant, independent and highly capable veterinarians with plenty of initiative and drive. The School has high quality facilities at the UQ Gatton Campus, providing the teaching, research and clinical infrastructure and resources to develop its strong reputation as a leading provider of veterinary training, research and clinical care. The school also maintains a Small Animal Hospital and Large Animal Clinic at Dayboro, north-west of Brisbane.

About This Opportunity

A great opportunity for a Veterinary Technician/Nurse to provide high quality nursing and technical services within the Small Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and to assist in the undergraduate teaching of Veterinary students and Veterinary Technology students in a clinical environment. Our ICU is staffed 24/7 365days a year and the staff care for predominately small animals, exotics, and wildlife. The successful applicant would join a rotating shift roster including day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts with applicable loadings for each shift type. 

This position is located at The University of Queensland’s picturesque Gatton Campus. Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and/or Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or equivalent, along with clinical experience, ideally in a specialist referral/teaching hospital or veterinary practice. An ability to work independently, interest in the clinical teaching of veterinary students/professionals and strong communication skills will be highly regarded.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

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.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time continuing appointment at Hew Level 4.

The remuneration will be in the range of $65,424 to $69,453, plus employer superannuation of 17% and recreation leave loading of 17.5%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, free parking, discounted veterinary access, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021

Position Description 

 PD_Veterinary Nurse_513341.pdf

Our Selection Process

Please note that Panel Interviews have been scheduled for w/c 24th May 2021 at The University of Queensland's Gatton campus.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available. 

For accessibility requirements and/or adjustments, please contact


To discuss this role, please contact Rebecca de Gier on

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing selection criteria
  • Resume 

For information on completing the application process click here


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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