Animal Referral Hospital Homebush


At ARH Homebush we are always looking for enthusiastic, caring and competent team members to join our growing hospital. Vacant positions are listed below.

If you are interested in working with us, please send your CV to

Job Number: HB1911

  • Work with a leading provider of specialist and emergency veterinary care
  • Challenging yet supportive environment
  • Strong opportunities for career development and progression
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits (including relocation package)

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is a leading provider of small animal specialist and emergency hospitals around Australia. We have hospitals in Homebush, Sydney – New South Wales, Brisbane – Queensland, Gosford – New South Wales, Melbourne – Victoria, Adelaide – South Australia and Canberra – Australia Capital Territory. ARH employs over 500 staff, offers a wide range of specialist services and provides 24-hour emergency and critical care facilities at its various locations across Australia.

We are a rapidly growing business and are currently seeking Specialists to work in a number of roles. Opportunities exist in:

  • Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Avian & Exotics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology – Medical & Radiation
  • Imaging

As well as working with some of Australia’s leading specialists you will also have access to advanced equipment such as CT, high field MRI and linear accelerator.

If you are interested in discussing opportunities within the ARH group, or for a confidential conversation, please contact Dr Sarah Goldsmid – Specialist Surgeon or Kathy Ikonomidis – HR Manager.

Dr Sarah Goldsmid
Specialist Surgeon | Director
Ph: +61 2 9758 8666

Kathy Ikonomidis
Group Human Resources Manager
Ph: +61 2 9758 8666

Job Number: HB1903

**Permanent full-time, part-time and casual positions available**

  • Challenge and enhance your veterinary skills and knowledge
  • Work with and learn from a highly experienced team with access to Specialists
  • 24/7 hospital with a diverse and interesting case load

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is a well-establish group of specialist veterinary hospitals. We offer a wide range of specialist services and provide 24-hour emergency and critical care through our facilities across Australia. We aim to provide a responsive, comprehensive emergency and referral service to veterinarians, their clients and their patients.

Our flagship hospital in Homebush (Sydney) is now on the lookout for Emergency Veterinarians to join the team. You will ideally be a team player, with a can-do attitude, who thrives in a multi-discipline hospital. You will also be willing to work overnights and every second weekend on a rotating roster.

Please get in touch if you have:

  • Veterinary degree available for registration in NSW
  • Minimum of 1 years’ Emergency experience or a completed emergency internship
  • Willingness to work hard, lead by example and be part of our team
  • Ability to remain calm and show compassion in stressful situations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, pet owners and referring veterinarians
  • A genuine enjoyment of helping people and their pets when they need us most

Successful candidates will enjoy:

  • A highly motivated, stable and supportive team environment
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Opportunity to work closely with ECC Specialists and interact with other Specialists regularly
  • Competitive remuneration and every second weekend off
  • Continuing education allowance and study leave
  • State-of-the-art facilities

If Emergency is your thing and you are looking to immerse yourself with like-minded professionals, please email your updated CV to Please quote job number ‘HB1903’ in the subject line of your email.

Belinda Tonna
Group HR Officer
Animal Referral Hospital

Job Number: HB1908

  • 24/7 Emergency and Specialist animal hospital in Homebush NSW
  • Demonstrate your ECC skills in a supportive environment
  • Free on-site parking available and close to public transport

The Animal Referral Hospital is a 24-hour per day, 7 days per week, dedicated emergency and critical care (ECC) service. The service is staffed by specialists in ECC, emergency veterinarians, experienced emergency nurses, animal attendants and reception staff 24 hours. The service provides continuous care for our critical patients, as well as streamlined emergency admissions 24/7.

ARH is currently recruiting for experienced Emergency and Critical Care Nurses to join the team. There are various shifts available so we are open to considering both permanent and casual arrangements. To be considered for this role, candidates must have:

Essential Attributes

  • Minimum 4 years’ nursing experience in a busy general practice
  • Certificate IV in veterinary nursing or equivalent
  • Availability to work overnights, weekends and/or public holidays
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work efficiently and multi-task
  • Friendly, easy going nature with a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrate consistently high quality of patient care even in busy conditions
  • Willingness to assist with short-notice shift cover, from time to time, if required
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable Attributes

  • Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)
  • Experience in monitoring critical and ventilated patients
  • Sound knowledge and experience in anaesthetic monitoring and management
  • Previous experience in an emergency or specialist hospital
  • Knowledge of RX works, Smartflow and Idexx blood machines

ARH provides a high level of professional and clinical care to patients. The successful candidate will be surrounded by like-minded people who value team work and having a laugh along the way. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced Vet Nurses looking for their next challenge or change of environment.

To apply, please forward your updated resume and cover letter to, quoting job ad number HB1908.

Job number: HB1916

  • Work with and learn from a highly experienced team
  • Challenging, supportive and encouraging workplace
  • Free on-site parking and close to public transport

About us

The Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is a well-established and fast-growing group of specialist veterinary hospitals. We offer a wide range of specialist services and provide 24-hour emergency and critical care through our facilities across Australia.

The opportunity has opened up for 2 x Nurses to join our Medicine team on a full-time basis in our hospital at Homebush. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced Nurses looking to expand their knowledge; supporting specialists in the field as they treat a wide range of cases such as gastrointestinal disease (including liver, pancreas and bowel disease); cardiac and respiratory disease; endocrine problems (such as diabetes and thyroid disease); kidney and liver; immune system; and joint disease.

About you

You will have great communication, organisation and time management skills and have a passion for outcomes, patient care and excellent clinical service. You will enjoy working as a team but also flourish individually. With a great sense of humour, flexible and positive attitude towards work, you’ll fit in nicely with our culture.  As this is a high performing team, you will also have the following skills and experience.

Essential attributes

  • Certificate IV (or equivalent) in Veterinary Nursing
  • Minimum 4 years’ Veterinary Nursing experience in referral or emergency practice
  • Passion for Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
  • Is enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Is able to work well within a team
  • Exceptional small animal handling abilities
  • Underpinning knowledge of medical diseases and conditions
  • Consistently demonstrates high quality patient care

Desirable attributes

  • Experience in monitoring critical and ventilated patients
  • Knowledge of RX works, Smartflow and Idexx blood machines
  • Hold or be willing to obtain the diploma in veterinary nursing
  • Familiarity with specialty medicine diagnostic procedures

To apply

Please forward your updated resume and cover letter to, quoting job number HB1916. Applications should be addressed to:

Belinda Tonna
HR Officer
Animal Referral Hospital

Job number: HB1928

About us

The Ophthalmology department at the Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) is pleased to offer an internship in Ophthalmology at our busy referral practice located at Homebush in Sydney. The ophthalmology department is supported by a range of specialist services including internal medicine; surgery; oncology; diagnostic imaging; behavioural medicine; exotics and avian; and emergency and critical care. Our team is supported by the latest equipment and offers the highest standard of care in ophthalmic case management and surgery.

We are able to offer an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to take on an ophthalmology internship position commencing in February 2020.

The role

You will work predominantly under the guidance and mentorship of our ophthalmologist, as well as more broadly within our team of professional veterinarians and expert nursing staff. Interns are expected to participate in journal club, case presentations and present an annual seminar. Interns will develop experience in ophthalmic examinations and case management as well as theoretical and practical ophthalmic surgical skills over the course of the internship. Completion of an ophthalmic research project and submission of a peer-reviewed manuscript for publication is required.

What we can offer

The internship offers an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated, hardworking, experienced and professional individual to work and learn in a busy and friendly referral hospital team. It provides the perfect opportunity for individuals wishing to pursue future specialist training in veterinary ophthalmology. The position includes 4 weeks annual leave and excellent remuneration and benefits.


Candidates must be eligible for veterinary registration in NSW, have at least 1-2 years of clinical experience, excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge base on which to build.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and letter of intent, and the name and contact details of three referees with at least one from an academic and one from a practice/clinical background.

Dr Matthew Annear
Head of Service – Ophthalmology
The Animal Referral Hospital
250 Parramatta Rd
Homebush NSW 2140


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