A career in veterinary nursing with Animal Mama will suit you if you want a practical, challenging but rewarding role, and are passionate about improving animal health and welfare in Cambodia
As a Veterinary Nurse with Animal Mama, you will be in one of two key professional roles delivering medical care to animals, the other being Veterinary Surgeons.
As a Veterinary Nurse, you’ll be involved in hands-on nursing care of a range of animals, providing both emergency and routine healthcare. You’ll work alongside Veterinary Surgeons to promote animal health and welfare through responsible ownership, and play a key role in the education of pet owners.
There are different types of practice that you will work within.
• General practice: first line care of animals including vaccinating, neutering, worming, health checking and diagnosing diseases.
• Referral practice: specialist practices that tend to see the more complex cases. Examples include orthopaedics, oncology and ophthalmology. In some cases, these may be species specific, e.g. canine, equine or exotics.
• Emergency practice: practices that typically operate overnight and at weekends seeing urgent and critical cases.
As a Veterinary Nurse, you’ll need to:
- Confidently handle and restrain animals
- Provide nursing care to hospitalised patients, including patient monitoring and health checking, feeding, grooming and walking animals
- Administer treatments including injections, tablets, drips and blood transfusions
- Perform diagnostic tests, e.g. blood sampling, urine analysis and x-rays
- Prepare animals for surgery and perform some minor procedures, e.g. suturing wounds and dental hygiene
- Monitor anaesthesia
- Assist veterinary surgeons with operations
- Maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the practice
- Communicate with pet owners, gaining their trust and reassuring them about their animal’s treatment
- Educate pet owners on animal health, including vaccinations, worming, flea prevention and appropriate nutrition
- Support student veterinary nurses undertaking placements
- Work to the professional code of conduct.
What to expect
- Every day will bring different challenges but this variety is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the role.
- The job is physically demanding. You’ll be on your feet for much of the day and may be involved in lifting and restraining animals.
- Practice hygiene tasks, including disinfecting kennels and sterilising surgical equipment, is an important and integral part of the role.
- As you’re required to be hands-on with a range of animals, bites and scratches are a potential risk.
- You’ll play a key role supporting pet owners in making (sometimes difficult) decisions regarding their animal’s care and wellbeing.
You will need to demonstrate:
- The ability to communicate with pet owners, veterinary surgeons and people from a range of backgrounds
- Effective team working skills, as you’ll be working closely with veterinary surgeons and other professionals when caring for patients
- The ability to work independently and use your own initiative on occasions when you have sole responsibility for patient care, for example out of hours work
- Strong attention to detail, particularly when administering medications and monitoring multiple patients
- That you can stay calm and composed in stressful situations, and work well under pressure when dealing with emergencies.
- Your salary will be from $200 per month depending on your experience.
- Following a successful 3 month probationary period, your salary will be increased based on your performance
As a full-time Veterinary Nurse, you’ll work an average of 42.5 to 50 hours per week. However, you may work longer hours depending on your role. You should bear in mind that you may be required to work unsociable hours, including weekends, bank holidays and possibly overnight cover.
Typical working hours are 8am – 6pm 5 days per week.
Start Date – Veterinary Nurse Phnom Penh Cambodia
The Veterinary Nurse position is available with immediate start.
How To Apply
To apply, please send your CV to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org