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October 18, 2022

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  • Two Full time positions, one continuing employment, contingent on the continuation of external funding, and the other 12 month fixed term, located on the Camden Campus at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden (UVTHC)
  • Opportunity to work as part of a dynamic and growing equine nursing team 
  • Base Salary HEO 3 (38 hours), $70,359 p.a. – $78,130 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Reporting directly to the Senior Equine Veterinary Nurse, the Equine Veterinary Nurse position will form part of the Camden Equine Centre (CEC) within the UVTHC.  You will provide equine nursing and technical assistance with clinical and emergency cases presented to the equine unit of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist clinicians with veterinary treatments, prepare and assist with surgeries & clinical procedures
  • Clean and maintain clinical treatment areas, including top and bottom stables, isolation unit, and nurses station
  • Sterilise instruments and equipment, prepare and pack  surgical kits
  • Maintain stock including ordering of consumables and procurement of supplies, and control of stock quantities.

CEC is recognised as a centre of clinical excellence for equine sports medicine in Australasia and a leader in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of horses through innovative research in the field whilst training the veterinarians of the future. To learn more about the Sydney School of Veterinary Science click here

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for two Equine Veterinary Nurses  who have:

  • a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • at least 3 years of nursing experience is preferable
  • proven experience in handling horses, foals, yearlings, colts, and stallions
  • knowledge of a large range of veterinary surgical & medical procedures
  • demonstrated experience in the procurement of surgical supplies.

Sponsorship / work rights for AustraliaPlease note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.



How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply. For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email recruitment.sea@sydney.edu.au


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