WA Veterinary Emergency & Specialty



At WAVES we understand that the team that make up the working family, is as important as the amazing care provided to our clients pets.

Western Australian Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (WAVES) are an emergency, critical care and specialty veterinary hospital that opened in Success, WA in May 2013. From time to time, vacancies may become available, and will be advertised in various locations. If you read an advertisement and feel the role is right for you, then please follow the application instructions listed in each advertisement, as they may vary.

WAVES takes recruitment very seriously, and we like to ensure that the role is right for the person, as well as the person right for the role. Many of our team have been with us since we opened in 2013.




Are you obsessed with cleaning? Do you have experience cleaning in active work environments such as hospitals, dentists or kennels?

WAVES requires another casual cleaner/kennel hand. We are seeking a vibrant, fit and energetic person to assist with the daily cleaning requirements of the hospital.

You will need to be a meticulous cleaner, be able to strictly follow hospital protocols as well as be able to prioritise tasks and communicate effectively with your colleagues. 

Hours worked are between 6am and 8pm Monday to Friday on a variable roster. There is currency vacancy for approximately 10-15 hours per week, however, you must be available anytime between 6am and 8pm, Monday to Friday, for shift lengths varying from 5hr to 10hrs long, and you must be available to work additional hours to cover sick leave and annual leave for the other cleaner/kennel hands. As the hospital gets busier over the summer, more hours may be available.

The majority of the work is cleaning of the work spaces, kitchen area, bathrooms, and doing laundry.  This includes vacuuming and mopping large floor areas, emptying bins, cleaning staff and client toilets, tidying dog walking grassed area, and many repetitive tasks. Animal handling is a very small component of the role.

Essential criteria

  • You will be energetic, fit, and have great attention to detail
  • You will be able to follow protocols and be flexible to hospital requirements
  • Moderate English both spoken and written is required
  • You must also be able to perform dilution calculations for disinfectant solutions
  • Due to the nature of the cases seen at the hospital, exposure to pet waste, and medical and surgical procedures is frequent, so you must be able to work effectively in those conditions
  • You must also demonstrate emotional resilience and be able to maintain your mental well-being whilst engaged in this fast paced specialist veterinary hospital
  • Available to work Wednesday’s and Friday’s, between the hours of 6am and 8pm, for variable shift length between 5 – 10 hours long

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous employment in a veterinary hospital or medical hospital will be viewed favourably
  • Animal handling skills


The position is not suitable for a traineeship and this role will not ‘open doors’ for nursing or other positions in the hospital. Promotion to higher levels is not available through this vacancy.

The position is offered as level 2 as per the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010.

This role will suit a candidate who has a drivers licence and own transport, due to the variation of worked hours, and limitation of public transport to the workplace.

This vacancy is open to permanent residents and citizens only, not suitable for those on working holiday visas and the role does not meet the criteria for sponsorship.

If this position sounds like the perfect job for you and you would love to be part of our dynamic team, please send your cover letter and CV to the Administration Supervisor, Sarah, via email saraho@wavets.com.au