Vet Nursing Careers with Greencross

Veterinary nursing is an exciting and rewarding career. We understand that securing a position within the vet profession can be challenging, but Greencross is here to support vet nurses find their dream job within our network of GP clinics, specialty referral and emergency vet hospitals across Australia. With flexible working hours, paid parental leave and great benefits – your dream career awaits!

At Greencross, we are passionate about delivering the highest standards of care and supporting our teams. We’re dedicated to providing opportunities for our veterinary nurses to achieve their career ambitions, accomplish their CE goals and ensure we all have fun and take care of each other along the way. We proudly honour the talent and hard work of our ‘super-nurses’ with recognition and rewards, we deeply value and appreciate all vet nurses do in our profession.

A Vet nurse in an AEC branded blue scrub top in hospital area, smiling holding a cute white dog

Greencross is a great place to work!

The wellbeing of our teams is very important to us. We strive to develop a culture of support and wellbeing whilst delivering the highest standards of care. Greencross invests in the latest equipment and technology to ensure our clinics are well designed, comfortable and you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips! We also love to have fun and we encourage fun group activities both inside and outside of the workplace, to develop bonds within the team, as well as providing a strong support network to help teams through challenging times. Activities include morning teas, lunch & learns, pizza parties, game nights, decorating competitions and so much more!

Rewards and benefits:

  • Enjoy work life balance and supportive team culture
  • Flexible rosters and family friendly hours. Most GP clinics close at 6pm with no after-hours or on-call, we’re closed Sundays and public holidays.
  • Paid parental leave
  • Leading Continued Education program with three days of paid study leave, workshops, webinars, scholarships and internships.
  • Attractive salary package including great discounts at Greencross and Petbarn
  • Fun, supportive team culture with team lunches, social events and activities.
  • Access to the best equipment and technology. Our clinics are extremely well equipped and we’re passionate about delivering the highest standards of care.

What’s important to us:

  • Feel supported with established policies and programs to ensure your wellbeing. Our clinics have experienced and highly trained team leaders, area managers, regional clinical directors, HR and support office teams to ensure you are always safe and supported.
  • Wellbeing and mental health is our priority. Our free employee assistance program is available 24/7, we have gold accreditation with Mental Health First Aid Australia and have trained mental health first aid officers in every clinic.
  • Connecting with our local community and giving back. We’re passionate about helping people and pets through our charity the Petbarn Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation here.
  • Stress-Free Pets is very important to us, we strongly encourage all team members to achieve accreditation with Stress Free Pets Australia, and we cover the cost of the course fees. Our clinics are designed with stress-free principles first including separate dog and cat wards and more.
  • Team Based Consulting is the future of our profession. We are implementing structured training programs to implement team based consulting and strive to provide growth opportunities for our nurses to grow and learn

Emergency and Specialty Referral Nursing

We have veterinary nursing career opportunities available within our partner emergency and specialty referral hospitals across Australia. This includes the Animal Emergency Centre (AEC), Animal Referral Hospital (ARH), Veterinary Referral Hospital (VRH), Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre (MVSC), Adelaide Animal Emergency & Referral Centre (AAERC) and the Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre (AVSARC). To learn more about opportunities in this space, please contact our Talent Team for a confidential chat.

Watch the video to hear from the talented Sally Lee – Emergency Veterinary Nursing Manager at Animal Referral Hospital Homebush.

Nurse Sally Lee working in hospital wearing a mask

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About Vet Nursing Studies

Greencross Vets works directly with Registered Training Organisations to offer veterinary nurses the support to gain nationally recognised qualifications in vet nursing and your chosen career path. We understand many nurses wish to broaden their knowledge to specialise through Diploma studies or branch into customer service, coordinating teams and clinics, training, marketing and administration.

We place a strong emphasis on employee education, with an innovative internal training package that includes interactive seminars and practical workshops as well as our exciting and highly anticipated annual national clinical symposium. A skill- based level system also means you are able to keep progressing in your career and be rewarded for your potential. All Greencross nurses receive ongoing support and structure in their training through clinic training, internal education programs and study groups.

Career path progression and opportunities

A career with us could take you anywhere! We have opportunities available in many different types of clinics located across the country. At Greencross we’re dedicated to supporting our veterinary nurses to achieve their career goals, whether you’re interested in GP nursing, surgical nursing, behaviour, emergency or specialty. We are fortunate to have all different types and styles of vet clinics across Australia, so we can match you with a clinic (and team!) that will be a great fit. We encourage ongoing study and invest in continued education to support you in finding an area that sparks your passion. Many of our veterinary nurses have started as entry level nurses and progressed through to qualified Certificate IV nurses and then achieved further education in areas of interest. This could be practice management, team leadership, surgical or emergency nursing, nutritional training, mentoring and coaching, non-clinical roles in our support office and more.

Examples of career pathways for vet nurses and support team members:

  • Entry-level Veterinary Nurses & Internship Programs
  • Qualified Veterinary Nurse
  • Practice Manager
  • Head Veterinary Nurse
  • Client Service Manager
  • Retail Area Manager
  • Regional Head Nurse Trainer
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Vet Area Manager or Group Coordinator
  • Training Coordinator
  • Surgical or Medical Nursing in Specialty Referral hospitals
  • Emergency Nurse in partner emergency hospitals
  • Administration and Accounts Managers
  • Support office roles (IT, Marketing, HR and more!)
  • The sky is the limit!


Where to start - turning dreams into reality

For those who have no formal qualifications or experience within the Vet Nursing industry, turn your dream into reality by undertaking our Greencross Vet Nurse Internship program. This program offers challenging and rewarding opportunities to launch your veterinary nursing career. Combining study with a professional Internship at Greencross Vets is a great way to gain real-life work experience and expand your veterinary skills. Should you wish to kick start your career in the Veterinary Nursing industry by undertaking an Internship please visit the link below for further information.

Vet nurse in theatre holding a newborn puppy after a caesarian surgery

Interested? Join our Team!

Our network is rapidly expanding and we are continually seeking talent veterinary and nursing staff who have a strong desire to practice quality medicine, provide excellent patient care and are dedicated to maintaining their professional skills at a high level. Apply for a role through our website or for a confidential discussion reach out to our Talent Team today!

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