Vet Nurses and Support Staff

Positions Available

Northland Veterinary Group, Whangarei (posted 21st October) Fixed Term position covering Parental Leave


Northland Veterinary Group has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Vet Nurse to join our 7 day/week practice. We are a well established small and large animal practice, and are Best Practice accredited.

We are seeking a passionate, proactive and knowledgeable Vet Nurse with the following qualities:

Applicants must be available to work weekends, late nights and public holidays as required Northland Vet Group has a commitment to a positive team culture and focuses on providing a supportive work environment. We can offer the successful applicant the following:

Find out more about us at or find us on facebook.

If you would like to become part of our supportive and caring team at Northland Vet Group please submit your CV stating why you think this is the job for you to

Town and Country Vet Services, Drury, Southern Auckland (posted 20th October)

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Town & Country Vet Clinic is a growing practice based in Drury Village in South Auckland. We are looking for a Full-time Veterinary Nurse to join the team. Working alongside a strong team, you will be part of our supportive group where special interests, continuing education and a healthy life/work balance are encouraged.

We are a 3-vet, 5-nurse close-knit team with fantastic office support and Excellent Standards of Care.

Some of our clinic features include:

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

What we are looking for:

Apply Now!
Please apply by sending your CV & Cover Letter to

Pet Doctors Howick, Eastern Auckland (posted 20th October) Full Time Team Leader

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Who are we?
Pet Doctors Howick is a well-established, fast-paced, companion animal clinic which caters to the Howick, Highland Park, Bucklands Beach, Pakuranga, Whitford and Beachlands areas.  The clinic has just had a refresh including the reception area making the clinic look fantastic!

The 411 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time, experienced Team Leader to join our busy team. Working 40 hours per week, including 1 in 2 Saturdays; the right candidate will have excellent leadership skills, essential in order to support our established team.  This position would ideally suit a Senior Veterinary Nurse with previous management experience.

What’s on offer?

What we are looking for:

For further information, please visit:

Apply Now!
Please apply online with your CV & Cover Letter or via email to

Ponsonby Vet Clinic, Auckland (posted 16th October) Full Time Head Nurse

Ponsonby Veterinary Centre

At Ponsonby Vet Clinic we care for your pets like family. We aim to provide first-class care for our patients and exceed the expectations of our patient’s, owners and family.
We are currently looking for a Full-Time Head Veterinary Nurse to join our passionate team who is dedicated to ensuring the wellbeing of our patients. We are looking for someone with the energy and drive to make a real difference, with a commitment and passion for quality practice and high standards of care, along with a great team spirit.
Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

Apply Now!

Please apply online with your CV & Cover Letter or via email to

Pets and Care Veterinary Clinic, Kerikeri (posted 16th October) Part Time Vet Nurse


We are looking for talented and passionate vet nurses to join our companion animal practice in Kerikeri. We are newly established clinic and looking for team members who would provide the best veterinary care and enjoy working as a team.

This is a part-time and permanent position (full-time is also considered).

What you can offer us?

What we can offer you?

For more information or to apply, please email your application to

See our website

SPCA, Auckland (posted 7th October) Head Veterinary Nurse


Head Veterinary Nurse

Contract: Permanent full-time role
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday with some weekends required
Location: SPCA Auckland Centre (Mangere)

We are seeking a senior vet nurse to join our team of 10 vet nurses and 4 full time Vets. With a high level of professionalism and technical skills, you will be enthusiastic to pass on your knowledge to develop your team’s skill set, while also broadening your own. The work is varied and you and your team play a key role in ensuring that the animals receive a high standard of care.

What we can offer you;

Our ideal candidate will:

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1872. To find out more about us, go here

Does this sound like the ideal role for you? If you match the above criteria, please apply now at:

Applications without a cover letter stating why you feel you are suited to this role, will NOT be considered.

Applications close 3rd November 2020.


SPCA, Auckland (posted 7th October) Senior Veterinary Nurse


Senior Veterinary Nurse

Contract: Permanent, full time
Hours: 7.30am- 4.00pm or 8.00am- 4.30pm
Location: SPCA Auckland Centre

We are currently on the lookout for a full time, motivated, compassionate, fully qualified vet nurse with an excellent work ethic, and a minimum of 3 years full time clinical experience. Our dedicated team of veterinary nurses provide professional support to our hospital vets to achieve the best outcome for animals.

You will be expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and empathy, and as part of the team, ensure that the animals receive best practice care and treatment. In return, we are able to offer the successful applicant a great team to work with, a unique, challenging environment and an opportunity to further develop and strengthen your nursing skills.

SPCA is a great place to work where some of the benefits include a caring team environment, lots of fun staff events and discounted pet food and accessories.

You will be required to work some weekends and public holidays on a rostered basis.

Our ideal candidate will have/be:

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need and advocating for animal welfare since 1872. If you are interested in a role where no two days are the same, and the work you do every day makes a difference to the lives of animals in need, we want to hear from you!

Please apply now at  with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your skills match the criteria. Applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered. A position description is available on request.

Applications close on Friday 23rd October 2020.

See our website


Murrays Veterinary Clinic, Mosgiel (posted 6th October)

We are searching for a Vet Nurse to join our superstar team!

Murrays Veterinary Clinic is a leading progressive mixed animal Veterinary Practice which operates on the Taieri Plains, 15 minutes from Dunedin and 3 minutes from Mosgiel. We have a reputation for providing quality service while employees enjoy a friendly and satisfying work environment.

This position would suit someone who is a Diploma qualified Veterinary Nurse, whose passion is to provide quality care and service to patients and clients. They need to be able to work autonomously within a team environment, providing nursing support to mixed animal vets at the practice.

The successful applicant should:

The position is full time and permanent.

If you think you have the skills for this varied and challenging position and would be keen to join the friendly, professional team at Murrays Veterinary Clinic - please send in your CV plus a covering letter.

Practice Manager
10 Dukes Road South
RD 2
Mosgiel 9092


10 Dukes Road South Rd 2, Mosgiel, New Zealand 9092

Pet Doctors West Harbour, Auckland (posted 28th September) Part Time Experienced Vet Nurse

Pet Doctors West Harbour

Pet Doctors West Harbour is currently looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate Part-Time Nurse to join their fast-paced clinic!

The ideal candidate would be a team player who has a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and is passionate about providing the best care to our patients and clients. There is no after-hours work and we are closed on public holidays.
The position is 32-hours per fortnight, rostered on Wednesdays and Fridays. An additional half-day Saturday shift is shared amongst the nursing team. The position will vary between surgical nursing, in-patient care and reception duties.
We strongly encourage our nurses to use their technical training here including placement of IV catheters, blood collection, anaesthetic monitoring and dental prophylaxis.
The clinic is 100% small animal and is well equipped with digital radiography, iM3 Elite dental machine, iM3 digital dental radiography, ultrasound, full IDEXX in-house laboratory and IV fluid pumps. We run on EzyVet software which is fully integrated with our lab equipment and x-ray system for seamless ease of use.
We are located in West Harbour, Auckland and have been a part of the local landscape for the last 30 years. We are lucky to have a strong, loyal client base who are willing to go that extra mile for their pets.
We are a happy, small, close-knit team, dedicated to providing excellent service and modern veterinary care to our clients and their pets, while encouraging a healthy work/life balance.
What’s on offer?

What we are looking for:

Apply Now!

Please apply by sending your CV via email to

Animal Referral Centre Auckland, Schnapper Rock (posted 25th September)

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Veterinary nurse - Internal Medicine and imaging Animal Referral Centre, Auckland, NZ

Animal Referral Centre (ARC) is a busy, growing, private small animal specialist/emergency practice established in 2016. We are independently owned and operated and have specialists in small animal internal medicine, surgery and diagnostic imaging, as well referral services in Cardiology. We also have a referral dermatology service on site and a Hydrotherapy suite.

We have all the equipment you would expect in a modern veterinary hospital including full in-house laboratory suite with Radiometer, multiparameter patient monitors, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, mechanical ventilation, on-site CT, and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and wards.

We have an opportunity for a nurse to assist with specialised medical procedures such as endoscopy and imaging. This will involve nursing of patients under the care of our internal medicine and diagnostic imaging specialists.

Why work for ARC?
You will have the opportunity to be part of a progressive and flourishing business, providing the cutting edge in care for cats and dogs No two shifts are the same and you will gain experience with a wide variety of cases.

You will have the opportunity to provide outstanding patient care and use your nursing skills – we expect our nurses to perform triage, place IV catheters, take blood samples, take radiographs, etc.

We have a cohesive, friendly work environment and encourage collaboration between our specialist and emergency teams.

Competitive remuneration is offered as well as regular in house CPD opportunities and an employee assistance programme.

Our practice was profiled in Vetscript December 2018; for more information about us see

Job tasks and responsibilities

Skills and experience
Our ideal candidate will:

Job benefits and perks


Wadestown Vet Clinic & Cattery, Wellington (posted 9th September)

Full or Part Time Qualified Senior Vet Nurse

Wadestown Vet Clinic & Cattery is a well-established small animal practice, and one of the few remaining independent and locally owned clinics in the Greater Wellington Region.  We pride ourselves on providing quality veterinary care for our patients and have fostered an environment of dedicated and friendly clients and staff. We are a supportive workplace and encourage CPD.

Due to recent growth and a change in roles for our current staff, we now have a position available for a full or part time qualified Senior Veterinary Nurse with preferably at least 5 years’ experience. We are looking for our new nurse to be excited and motivated about being part of our growth and all the changes that come with this.

In addition to supporting our veterinarians with consults and surgery there would be some day to day management/organisation of the clinic and providing support to other staff members and students. We have a large cattery with cattery staff and we have dedicated receptionists so your role is mainly in our hospital.   We currently have 1.5 veterinarians, two part time nurses and two receptionists. Our hospital is equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound and all inhouse laboratory facilities.

The ideal candidate will have these attributes:

We envision the successful applicant to be working 5 days per week plus 1 in 4 Saturdays. There are no after hours and we are closed on Public Holidays. There is flexibility to adjust hours to suit from part time to full time hours. We are happy to discuss all options for the right candidate. On a rare occasion, you must be able to work over time if required. The roster is such that every one gets decent breaks through the day.

Our rate of pay is commensurate with experience and what skills you can offer in this role at $23-$25 per hour.

If you're a motivated, talented, qualified Veterinary Nurse who's excited about the next stage in their nursing career and share our passion for delivering outstanding support to our veterinarians, patients and clients, then we would love to hear from you.
We value integrity, communication and kindness.

All applications require a cover letter, CV and at least 2 referees/references.

Please direct any enquiries or expressions of interest to Amisha Patel

Bucklands Beach Veterinary Hospital, Eastern Auckland (posted 31st August) Full or Part Time Fixed Term Vet Nurse

Bucklands Beach Vet Clinic
Companion Animal Veterinary Nurse - Fixed term contract

We are looking for a qualified vet nurse for our busy, friendly small animal clinic to cover one of our  long term nurses while on leave for a term of approximately one year. With the possibility of ongoing employment from there. We ideally are looking for someone with  some experience, but  would consider the right applicant looking to gain experience. We would consider applicants  looking for either  full time or part time work from between 20-35 hours per week . Some evening and Saturday work is involved but  hours could be tailored to suit the right applicant.

Our clinic is in a nice suburb of East Auckland and we have a wonderful mix of clients who want to provide the best of care for their pets, which provides for a very positive working environment. We are very well equipped with our own lab equipment, x rays, dental x rays, ultrasound etc.

We have an experienced and supportive, fun loving team of 5 vets and 6 nurses. We are looking for someone who is passionate about animal care and wants to be part of a close knit and compassionate veterinary team. Good communication skills and a willingness to learn and work in a team are essential. Your duties would involve a wide and varied mix of nursing, surgical care, reception work and client relations.

If this sounds like you send your application and CV  or queries to Iain Malcolm

PETstock Vet Constellation Drive, Auckland (posted 26th August) Part Time

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We are hiring an experienced Vet Nurse – apply now!

PETstock Vet Constellation Drive is looking for a fabulous Veterinary Nurse to join our team on a Part time basis!

Our Location – the best place to be in NZ

Come to Auckland, where the sun shines for more than 2000 hours a year and it never gets too hot or too cold! With world class schooling and university facilities, stunning property to purchase and a relaxed lifestyle we don’t think there’s anywhere else we’d rather be! Our clinic is located in the North Shores of Auckland and not far from the beautiful coastline at Mairangi Bay, so it is easy to hit the beach before or after work, or travel into the city for a wide range of entertainment options.

Our Team – more like a family

Join our team and become part of our vibrant family. We have 2 wonderful vets, a fabulous practice manager and an amazing team of Nurses, several of whom have special interests.  Our team spirit and culture are really important to us at PETstock Vet and we would love you to become a part of that! Click here to see our clinic team and our facilities.

Why we are different – purpose-built hospital and brand-new equipment

All our hospitals are located within PETstock stores. This means you see your patients more than just once a year for a quick vaccination, as they stop by for a chat or a pat whenever they come into the store. We also have a great retail team next door to help sell the non-veterinary products, so that you can focus on delivering excellent medicine.

Our amazing staff discounts mean that staff pets usually have all the latest treats and toys. Our hospitals are purpose built and fitted with brand new equipment. We also have a veterinary support team at head office, who are all Vets and Nurses themselves.

The Position – our ideal candidate

We are looking for a part time experienced veterinary nurse who wants to work with a team that love their jobs and have a passion for delivering world class patient care. Our ideal candidate is fun, organised, communicates well with the team and loves to build relationships with the clients. Available to work on Saturdays, supporting our junior nurse and leave cover for our nurses during the week.

In return, we are offering:

How to Apply

If this exciting opportunity sounds like the perfect role for you then please send us your application, including a cover letter and resume to Practice Manager – Jasmine Hill. or for more information call the clinic on 09 479 7609

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