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361311 - Veterinary Nurse

Description

Cares for animals under treatment or in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assists Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.

Skill Level

3

Alternative Titles

    • Animal Nurse
    • Veterinary Assistant

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 3613 Veterinary Nurses

Description

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

Tasks

    • 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

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group

    • 361311 Veterinary Nurse

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