Careers at New Lambton Veterinary Clinic

Do you have a heart for general veterinary practice?  Would you like to know most of the clients on a first name basis, and love their pets from puppy and kittenhood through to adulthood and beyond? Do you want to work in a team that is committed to giving every patient the absolute best care they need and that strives to connect in each situation to discuss as many options as possible in providing care for patients  – whether this means gold standard specialist treatment  or another approach, recognising that every owner and pet has a different relationship and different goals? Would you like to work with us?

Being part of the team at New Lambton Veterinary Clinic gives you automatic membership into our group – a group committed to continually improving their clinical performance, honing their skills with continuing education, s haring their knowledge and supporting and celebrating with each other through triumphs and failures. Our team currently consists of four vets, four veterinary nurses and two receptionists. We are a Partner in Practice with the University of Sydney  and  host third and final year Veterinary Science students as per degree requirements. We also support the local TAFE and a host a number of veterinary nursing students through their course. Our work is largely with dogs and cats but we see our share of birds, reptiles and natives, brought in for care from our friends in the Native Animal Trust Fund.

Working in a centrally located purpose built state-of-the-art facility, fifteen minutes from Newcastle Beach, with digital X-ray, ultrasound, Idexx in-house pathology, recently updated computers with off site access and Rxworks software, practice wide VIN membership, a SONOS music system AND a DeLonghi coffee machine in the staff room (should we have mentioned that first?), we are almost directly across the road from the Animal Referral and Emergency Centre, meaning that  after hours work is not a feature. We are a family friendly workplace uniquely sensitive to the demands of parenthood.

Join our workplace

Our successful applicants are bright happy self motivated individuals with something positive to bring to the group.  Nurses should have a minimum of two years recent experience in practice and be confident with all aspects of medical and surgical work. Reception staff should demonstrate strong customer service experience and ability to work with initiative. Our vets are client focussed and patient orientated with excellent clinical skills and attitudes of enquiry and willingness to learn and change.

We have been caring for local pets for over 15 years, with some staff now heading for long service leave, but having recently moved to a main road location we are a fast growing practice and expect to be steadily recruiting over the next year or so. If we don’t have a position available now it is likely that we soon will, so if you think you are the right fit, please give us a call or send us a message!

Current Job Positions Available

To apply for a position listed, please message, ring, or mail your application with your resume. 

Required: Part time or Full time Certificate 4 Veterinary Nurse,

WANTED: Good-hearted down-to-earth animal loving veterinary nurse for our veterinary clinic. Must have a growth mindset and be willing to learn new things and abandon old ways of doing things even if they seem “right”! We are an all female four vet team five nurse two admin team who love puppies, kittens, older pets, middle aged pets, pocket pets (especially bunnies!) and doing a fantastic job for our clients and pets. We work out of a purpose built, inner city clinic with all mod cons and we have a great clientele many of whom have been with us for nearly twenty years. Within our friendly team sharing knowledge is our ethos and our best days are when we can learn together (and eat cake!).

The successful candidate will be a hard worker who owns his/her mistakes and is not afraid to say “I don’t know”. Certificate Four in Veterinary Nursing essential. Beyond this further experience is not essential but would give the right candidate a definite edge. Salary commensurate with experience. Part-time hours also considered.


Please email [email protected] with your CV and your reason for wanting this position!


Part/Full time veterinarian with a team ethos, keen to join our weekly staff meetings,  participate in daily case rounds, and take an active part in contributing to practice policies. The vet we hire will be committed to excellence and pro-active in further education as well as keen to share their skills with our younger staff and students. Ideally the applicant will have an special interest in surgery, but this is not essential. A strong medical knowledge, kind hands and heart and at least 3 years clinical experience are necessary to join the team.  POSITION FILLED 1 JUNE 2020!!! BUT WATCH THIS SPACE!!

Required: Experienced groomer. Must be gentle, thorough and able to work independently. POSITION CURRENTLY FILLED