Veterinary Nurses

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Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary Nurses care for animals under treatment and in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assist Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.

Fun facts

  • Very Strong Future Growth
  • 1026 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 49% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 97% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by veterinary nurses. A few are listed below:

  • holding animals to allow examination and treatment by Veterinarians
  • cleaning and sterilising examination tables and equipment
  • preparing instruments and handing them to the Veterinarian
  • assisting Veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during operations
  • placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition
  • giving medications to animals
  • maintaining stock control and records
  • providing animal care advice, and preparing, delivering, and reviewing animal care education programs
  • may perform diagnostic laboratory tests
  • may act as receptionist, accept payments and undertake clerical work

Specific occupations

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Animal Nurse
  • Veterinary Assistant