The average hourly pay for a Veterinary Nurse with Emergency/Trauma skills in Australia is AU$25.22.
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AU$18 - AU$28
AU$44,059 - AU$67,465
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Job Description for Veterinary Nurse
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 n…Read more
Veterinary Nurse Tasks
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Veterinary Nurse
Avg. Hourly Rate
Medicine / Surgery
Skills that pay less than market rate include Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Medicine / Surgery, Animal Care, Surgery and Anesthesia.
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