Oncology Veterinary Nurse

Animal Referral Centre

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Nurses

Mar 26

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About the business and the role

An exciting new role has become available at the Animal Referral Centre!

Animal Referral Centre (ARC) is a busy, growing, private small animal specialist/emergency practice established in 2016. We are independently owned and operated and have specialists in small animal surgery, diagnostic imaging and internal medicine, as well as a referral Cardiology service and Hydrotherapy unit. We are starting a brand new referral Oncology service in May this year.

We have all the equipment you would expect in a modern veterinary hospital including full in-house laboratory suite with Radiometer, multiparameter patient monitors, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, mechanical ventilation, on-site CT, and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and wards. We are in the process of fitting out our dedicated Chemotherapy administration room.

Our successful candidate must have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills as well as a passion for oncology case management. A veterinary nursing qualification and least 2 years experience as a veterinary nurse is required. 

Why work for ARC?

  • Be a part of building a brand new service to help clients and pets navigate the difficult journey of diagnosing and treating cancers
  • You will have the opportunity to be part of a progressive and flourishing business, providing the cutting edge in care for cats and dogs
  • You will have the opportunity to provide outstanding patient care and use your nursing skills – we expect our nurses to perform triage, place IV catheters, take blood samples, take radiographs, administer chemotherapy etc.
  • We have a cohesive, friendly work environment and encourage collaboration between our specialist and emergency teams
  • Competitive remuneration is offered as well as a CPD allowance, in-house CPD opportunities and an employee assistance programme.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • General nursing of referral patients, including high-dependency cases
  • IV and urinary catheter placement; venipuncture and running of laboratory tests
  • Monitoring anaesthesia
  • Assisting with medical procedures 
  • Managing chemotherapy patients
  • Radiography
  • Assisting with ultrasound, CT and off-site MRI
  • Mentoring and training of junior nurses


Skills and experience

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 2 years experience working as a veterinary nurse
  • Hold a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree (or overseas equivalent)
  • Deliver an exceptionally high standard of patient care
  • Be enthusiastic about Oncology
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Be able to demonstrate empathy towards our clients and patients
  • Be a team player


Job benefits and perks

  • Membership of the NZVNA
  • In house continuing education programme
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) allowance
  • Paid CPD leave
  • Assistance with relocation costs may be available for the right applicant


 The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Have you completed a qualification in veterinary nursing?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a veterinary nurse?

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