The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Veterinary Nurse with Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) skills in Australia is AU$23.99.
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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
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Medicine / Surgery
Skills in Anesthesia, Animal Care, Medicine / Surgery and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Surgery.
Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse
An early career Veterinary Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$23.61 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.50 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$26.
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