1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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VETERINARY NURSES care for animals under treatment or in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assist veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least one years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • 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 veterinarian to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during operations
  • maintaining stock control and records
  • placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition


This section contains the following subsection :
              6392-11 Veterinary Nurse

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