Avg. Base Hourly Rate (AUD)
The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Nurse is AU$24.31
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurses?
An entry-level Veterinary Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$21.73 based on 25 salaries. An early career Veterinary Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.46 based on 390 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Veterinary Nurses Do?
A veterinary nurse works with veterinarians to ensure that clients' pets are properly cared for and have their health needs met.
The veterinary nurse must be friendly and comfortable with animals, able to work well with both clients and their pets; clients may be upset in emergency scenarios, so the veterinary nurse must be able to calmly and appropriately deal with distressed clients. Aside from interacting with clients to manage expectations and diffuse stressful situations, the veterinary …Read more
- Interact with animals and clients to document health, symptoms and concerns.
- Review inventory and place orders for stock.
- Analyze samples and interpret results.
- Clean and sanitize rooms, equipment and tools.
- Prepare animals and perform procedures.