University of Pretoria (UP) Veterinary Nursing Internship (Small Animals)

University of Pretoria (UP) Veterinary Nursing Internship (Small Animals)

  • DEADLINE: 23 June 2024
  • SALARY/STIPEND: Not Specified
  • DURATION: Not Specified
  • LOCATION: Pretoria, South Africa


The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Patient care (monitoring, feeding, handling and assisting with procedures etc);
  • Assist with clinic management (hygiene, stock control, pharmacy orders, care of equipment, safety measures, charge sheets etc.);
  • Assist with practical student training;
  • Communicating with clients, sales representatives, private practitioners and students;
  • Assist with practical demonstrations and assist students and student nurses in performing certain tasks e.g. preparation of drips;
  • Biosecurity and safety (ensure standards, apply policies and report any safety issues)
  • Self-development;
  • Being flexible to work in other sections in the OVAH; and
  • Performing shift duties.

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Requirements for Eligibility


  • BVetNurse qualification; and
  • Registration as Veterinary Nurse with the South African Veterinary Council.


  • Knowledge of small animal nursing procedures, biosecurity measures and procedures and handling of all types of small animals;
  • Knowledge of ICU equipment;
  • Knowledge of basic Diagnostic Imaging equipment;
  • Knowledge of theatre equipment and instruments;
  • Meticulous about detail, professional and a responsible person;
  • Appropriate language and communication skills;
  • Organizing skills and a strong service orientation;
  • Physical mobility;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Ability to work weekends and outside normal working hours when required for continuous service delivery in the hospital; and
  • Willingness to perform shift duties.


  • Membership of the Veterinary Nursing Association of South Africa.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.

Applicants are requested to apply online at, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE: 23 June 2024

About University of Pretoria (UP)

The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa.

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