Vet Work Experience, Geelong

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all current placement opportunities are suspended until further notice. We will update this page with further information and dates as soon as we can.

At Bellarine Veterinary Practice, we are committed to the future of our profession. As part of our extensive community outreach, we offer comprehensive work experience programs for both high school and tertiary students.

Students experience a range of the services we offer our clients, including involvement in surgical procedures and veterinarian health programs.
Secondary school students wanting to complete work experience with us need to talk to their school’s career advisor.
Vet and nursing students seeking work experience should contact us directly by contacting Head Nurse and Clinic Development Coordinator Renee Stead,

High school students work experience program

Thinking of become a veterinarian or veterinary nurse? The perfect way to find out if this career suits you is to complete work experience at Bellarine Veterinary Practice. We welcome Year 10 – 12 students to spend their work experience at our practice.
Placement is organized through your school’s careers advisors and GForce. If you are keen to do vet work experience talk to your school careers advisor.

High School placements for 2020 – all spaces are now filled. Inquires for 2021 will open in November 2020 – please email from Nov 1st 2020


Veterinary nurses

Veterinary nurses are a vital cog in the veterinarian wheel. At Bellarine Veterinary Practice, we offer vet nurse work experience to students studying at a range of veterinary nursing training programs. Placement with us complies with the institutions’ required quota of hours.

Update for long term 2021 placements – ongoing placements are reserved for second year Cert IV Veterinary Nursing Gordon TAFE students.  These positions are now filled for 2021.

Inquires for 2022 will open in November 2021 – please email from Nov 1st 2021

Students from other institutes studying Cert IV Veterinary Nursing are welcome to apply for one week block placements.

Inquires for short term placements in 2021 will open in November 2020 – please email from Nov 1st 2020

Student veterinarians

Bellarine Veterinary Practice understands the importance of helping to train and build the skills of future vets, that’s why we offer veterinary work experience to university students. Placement with us is in high demand, as we offer experience in clinic and training hospital setting. Vet students are able to experience a vast range of experiences and are mentored by experienced and passionate vets.
Many of our current veterinarians have gained work with us after completing a work placement here.

Veterinary extramural placements – bookings now closed for 2020.