Vet Nurses and Support Staff

Positions Available

The Vetcare Group, Petone (posted 17th April) Full & Part Time Vet Nurses

Vet Nurse – Petone

We have exciting full and part time opportunities for experienced vet nurses who share our vision and passion to make the world a better place through the love of pets by caring for their health and wellbeing to join our team based in Petone.

Our new in-store clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and we continue to prioritise investment in equipment for all our clinics to ensure we are offering leading diagnostics with the highest standards of clinical care.

References from previous employers will be required and the successful applicants will be a confident and experienced companion animal Vet Nurse with 1-2 years' experience and excellent all round clinical skills.

Animates Vetcare provide all our permanent nurses with:

We pride ourselves in having some of the most committed and professional nurses in the country. Their knowledge, support and skills enable our veterinarians to perform to their best. If this sounds like you and you would like to be an integral member of a dynamic and modern clinic please contact Juliet at

The Vetcare Group, Botany Downs (posted 17th April)

Vet Nurse – Botany Downs

We’re looking for an experienced Vet Nurse who shares our vision and passion to make the world a better place through the love of pets by caring for their health and wellbeing.

Animates Vetcare is NZ’s fastest growing vet clinic network with 18 companion animal clinics nationwide and we want you to be part of it! Partnered with Animates and Greencross Vets we offer a unique network to meet the needs of pets. You will have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of pets on a national level and be part of a team of professionals that are working together to provide the best and most innovative care for our patients.

As a nationwide group we provide excellent opportunities for knowledge and skill sharing to make our clinics cutting edge. We do this by encouraging our Vet Nurses to stay current and providing professional development opportunities to grow their passion and skills.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Vet Nurse to join our established and busy Botany Downs Clinic which has digital x-ray, in house diagnostics and a friendly and supportive team.

To be successful in this role you will need;

Applicants must be available to work weekends, late nights and public holidays as required. If you would like to become part of our supportive and caring environment where individuality is recognised and collaboration encouraged please contact Juliet at

PetVet Lower Hutt, Wellington Region (posted 15th April) Full Time Practice Manager


Who are we?
PetVet Lower Hutt is a busy referral veterinary clinic located in Lower Hutt, Wellington. Our mission is to provide our clients and their pets with excellent veterinary service and quality pet products while delivering superior veterinary skills, technology and advice within a friendly caring environment.

We have just moved into our purpose built 400m2 clinic with a spacious ultrasound suite, endoscopy, top end digital radiography, two sterile and one non sterile theatre. We have a solid reputation for top quality service and a strong referral base from clinics throughout Wellington, the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa.

The position:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, experienced Practice Manager to join our busy team. Working 40 hours per week, the right candidate will have excellent leadership skills, essential in order to support and lead our established team.

What’s on offer?

What we are looking for:

For further information, please visit:

About Us
Our clinic is part National Veterinary Care, with over 90 clinics located across Australia and New Zealand. What makes us different?

National Veterinary Care believes that if we put our people first, the results will follow. We achieve this through having a highly qualified Veterinary Surgeon as our General Manager – Vet Services, who keeps our clinical standards at the forefront of business decisions. We achieve it through our Veterinary Training Centres – industry firsts where we offer practical CPD in everything from behaviour through to orthopaedic surgery – so that you have the skills and confidence to care for every pet who comes through your clinic doors. Click here to see more!

What is it like to work for NVC?
Let our staff tell you themselves!
 ‘Since coming to work for NVC, my whole outlook on my job, career and ultimately my life has substantially improved. I love that the ethos at NVC is to invest in people, treat them well and show them that they are valued. I have certainly felt that.’ – Louise Parry, Lead Veterinarian, Everton Park Veterinary Surgery
‘Yesterday afternoon we did a stitch up or a dog's ear. The case was referred to us by another vet group who had vets available but refused to see the case. I believe this would never happen at NVC because of the great culture that our CEO has worked hard to infuse through NVC and which I hope we never lose’. – Peter Elliott, Lead Veterinarian, Vetcall Ashmore

Watch our video to find out more

Sounds great! How do I apply?
Whether you are seeking a new career direction, a lifestyle change, a challenge or a relocation to a new environment, we would love to have a chat. Please apply now by following the link:

This position offers a negotiable base salary range of $55,000 - $70,000 (pro rata for part-time), dependant on the suitable applicant’s skills and experience. Whilst NVC seeks to source applicants who meet the above criteria and skill set, alternative applicant’s may still be considered. In these cases, the base salary is subject to change to suit.

Vets North, Kumeu, North-West of Auckland (posted 12th April) Part Time Cattery Assistant


Do you love cats and want to work in your local community? Would you love the opportunity to provide top quality care in a purpose built local cattery?

Vets North operate five clinics in Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku, Helensville & Silverdale with a loyal & growing client base. We are focused on building strong teams and ensuring staff are valued & enjoy their work environment. Our team is passionate about helping animals & our community. We offer an extensive range of services to our clients including our purpose built Waimauku Cattery.

We have several part time roles available in our cattery covering both the weekend roster and afternoon cover. We are looking for cattery assistants who:

Our ideal candidates will be an excellent communicators who can care for our cats like they are their own, while working efficiently as part of our friendly dedicated team.

We have an active social club and there is plenty of opportunity to expand your skills.

If this sounds like the role you are looking for, please send your current C.V. along with a cover letter to:
Kumeu / Huapai / Helensville / Waimauku / Silverdale
0800 887 684

Te Puke Veterinary Centre, Western Bay of Plenty (posted 9th April)

Veterinary Nurse Required

Te Puke Veterinary Centre (Bay of Plenty)

We are looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly, caring team. You will be working with a great group of vets and vet nurses in a busy small animal clinic in the sunny Bay of Plenty. Experience would be beneficial but not a requirement. The clinic is spacious and fully equipped including In-house blood testing, digital x-ray processor, dental machine, ultrasound and anaesthetic monitoring.

The person we are looking for must: 

The role includes surgical, hospital and reception duties and is a full-time position.

Te Puke has a warm sunny climate and is close to Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Rotorua. The area offers a range of outdoor and recreational activities.

For more information or if you wish to apply please forward a copy of your CV with a covering letter (no later than Friday 26th April) to:

Dan Schluter
Te Puke Veterinary Centre
Phone: 021 135 2865

North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics, Cheviot (posted 4th April) Qualified Nurse/Large Animal Technician

We are looking for a Qualified Veterinary Nurse/LA Technician for our busy mixed rural practice in Cheviot, North Canterbury with an immediate start.

The clinic is part of the NCVC group of practices providing veterinary services across the Hurunui Region.

This is a part time position covering Tuesday to Friday 8am-5pm. However, there may be opportunity for more hours to cover sickness and annual leave and reception duties.

The role will involve a wide variety of veterinary nursing duties and responsibilities with the opportunity to assist our large animal vets on farm from time to time.

The Cheviot Team is made up of 3 Vets, 2 Mixed Practice Vets and 1 part time CA vet, as well as a Clinic Co-ordinator, plus support staff and an Animal Health Rep. You will be involved in the day to day organisational aspects of the CA Clinic, assisting at times with reception and rural retail and have input into the development of the facilities, services and work with the team to further develop the business.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate:

If you like the sound of this and you would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: before Thursday 18th April to:

Elaine McDuff
HR Manager
Veterinary Nurse Position
North Canterbury Vet Clinics

Ourvets, Christchurch (posted 3rd April) Experienced Vet Nurse


An exciting opportunity exists for a Veterinary Nurse to join our well-established, Best Practice accredited companion animal clinic, located in Christchurch. Christchurch is a vibrant, multicultural city that offers a range of sporting pursuits, including water skiing and mountain biking. With an airport in close vicinity, the ski slopes within an hours’ drive and great schools on offer, Christchurch is the sea change you have been looking for.

We are currently looking for a full-time experienced Nurse to join our passionate team.  Working across three well equipped clinics within a seven Vet network, you will have access to great facilities including an in-house laboratory, digital x-ray machine, ultrasonography, endoscopy, CT scanner and emergency and critical care equipment.

What we are looking for:

What we are offering:

For more information on our clinic please visit

If you are interested in working with a great team with plenty of support and rewarding cases, please apply now by following the link:

Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Palmerston North (posted 29th March) Service Coordinator/Technician - Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Service Coordinator/Technician - Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

College of Sciences
Palmerston North

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to work in a newly created role as a Service Co-ordinator/ Technician within the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation service at Massey Vets. You will be the key contact for the service and will co-ordinate and facilitate high quality, efficient and timely support and coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and case management within the service. The position liaises extensively with Veterinary Hospital staff, veterinary students, referring veterinarians and clients. You will be required to display a high level of professionalism, excellent customer service, and represent the Veterinary Hospital and Service appropriately and effectively in your regular and timely interactions with the internal and external community.

We are seeking applications from qualified Veterinary Nurses or Veterinary Technologists, with a strong interest/passion for this service area. You will ideally hold additional qualifications in physical therapy/rehabilitation (i.e. Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner/ Technician), or be enthusiastic about working towards this. Upon joining our team, the successful applicant will work closely alongside our Board Certified Veterinarian (American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation) and clinicians from all services in the care of referral, community practice and outpatients. On a daily basis, you will work alongside our current Nursing team in our Companion Animal Hospital, overseeing the physical therapy of inpatients and outpatients. Conditions commonly treated include neurologic, orthopaedic, traumatic, sports performance and working dog injuries.

You will be expected to work an average of 37.5 hours per week and provide day-to-day care and treatments to inpatients and outpatients requiring physical therapy/ rehabilitation. You may be required to partake in an on-call duty Nursing roster for companion animal services. You should have well-developed organisational skills including the ability to co-ordinate workflows, determine priorities, meet deadlines and effectively balance competing clinical and administrative demands in a professional manner within a busy environment, be enthusiastic, motivated, service-orientated, have a genuine interest in undergraduate education and possess excellent communication skills.

Enquiries may be directed to Rebekah Willink - Acting Supervisor for the Companion Animal Hospital Nursing Group and Referral Medicine Service Coordinator (; or Dimple Patel - Referral Surgery Service Coordinator (

Applications close: 25 April 2019

Reference number: CS_SVS_135_03/19

For further information and to apply online, visit:

Vets On Waiheke, Hauraki Gulf (posted 26th March)

Vet Nurse–  Mainly Small Animal Practice on Waiheke

Close to great beaches, over 20 wineries, a thriving cafe and art scene, great walks and some of the loveliest vistas in New Zealand, all 35 mins from downtown Auckland.        

We require the services of a small animal vet nurse. This is a permanent full time position, but the hours are flexible.

Our team is close knit and extremely professional. An important part of our work is the great relationship we have with our Clients and their pets and take the time to encourage this as a standard part of our work.

You will have access to the latest Idexx Blood machines, a Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, and well-equipped surgeries and aftercare facilities.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience as a vet Nurse and hold the diploma in vet nursing. You will need to be very familiar with small animal work. Some exposure to large animal work wouldn’t hurt but not essential. Our Vet practice management software is Vision, knowledge of this would be an advantage.

If interested, please contact Steve at with a CV and brief covering letter.

Eastland Veterinary Services, Gisborne (posted 21st March) Full-time Vet Nurse

We are looking for a qualified veterinary nurse to join our awesome team. Gisborne is a town with fantastic weather, stunning beaches and a relaxed lifestyle. We have great fishing, surfing, hunting, and tramping opportunities in our region, as well as fantastic wineries and cafes.

Our clinic is a privately-owned mixed animal practice, with a service area encompassing Gisborne city and the wider rural area from Wairoa to the East Cape. We have four small animal veterinarians, and five large animal veterinarians. Our current nursing team includes three full-time nurses and two part-time nurses.

The small animal caseload is around 60% working dogs and 40% pets. The cases we see in our clinic are varied and interesting, and our nurses have a real hands-on role with treatment planning and procedures. The clinic is a purpose built facility and is well equipped with a digital x-ray machine, ultrasound, Heskaview Dri-chem blood machine, IM3 dental machine, fluid pumps, and orthopaedic equipment.

The Applicant must:

• Have a recognised veterinary nursing qualification (Certificate/Diploma/Degree)
• Minimum two years full-time experience
• Have great communication skills and an excellent telephone manner
• Be passionate and motivated
• Work well as part of a team

We can offer you:

• A varied and interesting caseload
• A friendly, supportive team environment • NZVNA registration • An employer funded social committee • Friday morning teas and coffee machine for REAL coffee at work

This position is for a fourth full-time nurse, and includes rostered weekends and after hours. If you would like to find out more, please email your CV to:

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Cambridge Equine Hospital, Waipa District, Waikato Region (posted 20th March) Equine Vet Nurse September to December

Equine Veterinary Nurse - Seasonal Position – September-December 2019

Cambridge Equine Hospital is a well-equipped primary care and referral equine clinic situated in the heart of the Waikato, with a strong focus on animal and client care. Our growing company currently has 11 Veterinarians, 4 Veterinary Nurses and 6 Administration Staff. For more in depth information, please visit our website.

We are looking for someone with

In this role, you will be working 40 hours per week,  Wednesday to Sunday, from September to December. Your duties vary with surgery, hospital and ambulatory tasks. You will be first on call for overnight foal care if needed, so flexibility is essential.

Some examples of what your duties will include

Confidence and experience in horse and foal handling is a MUST. We will provide training if you are not confident in certain aspects of the role.

If you feel like you could be an asset to our friendly enthusiastic team please forward your CV and Cover letter to our Practice Co-ordinator Jo Bard

Please send your applications in by April 21st.  

The Vetcare Group, Paraparaumu (posted 19th March) Senior Vet Nurse - Fixed Term

Senior Vet Nurse (Fixed Term) – Paraparaumu

Animates Vetcare is NZ’s fastest growing vet clinic network with 18 companion animal clinics nationwide and we want you to be part of it!  Partnered with Animates and Greencross Vets we offer a unique network to meet the needs of pets.  You will have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of pets on a national level and be part of a team of professionals that are working together to provide the best and most innovative care for our patients.

We have an exciting 6 month fixed term opportunity for an experienced vet nurse who shares our vision and passion to make the world a better place through the love of pets by caring for their health and wellbeing to join our team based on the beautiful Kapiti Coast where we have two modern, purpose built practices. The Kapiti Coast offers a unique living experience, being close to Wellington for city life, yet having beaches, rivers and mountains on our doorstep. Kapiti has excellent primary and secondary schools to choose from and the climate is great for an outdoors lifestyle. 

This role includes weekends. References from previous employers will be required and the successful applicant will be a confident and experienced companion animal Vet Nurse with 4-5 years experience and excellent all round clinical skills. 

Animates Vetcare provide all our permanent nurses with:

We pride ourselves in having some of the most committed and professional nurses in the country.  Their knowledge, support and skills enable our veterinarians to perform to their best.  If this sounds like you and you would like to be an integral member of a dynamic and modern clinic please forward your CV to Juliet at

Veterinary Specialists Auckland (VSA), Sylvia Park, Auckland (posted 18th March)

Veterinary Technician/Nurse

Are you a diploma qualified (or equivalent) vet technician or nurse, looking for the next step in your career? Then this could be the role for you! One of our wonderful nursing team is moving away from Auckland so we need to replace her; we are looking for the right fit for our busy workplace, so if you are looking to advance your career then please get in touch and see what we can do for you.

For you, we can offer:

3 Key Things You are Seeking


Brush off your CV…
Now is the time to apply! We have established a great reputation in the market place over the past 22 months since opening our doors for emergencies; we need to take the next step into building a bigger team with the same great values we started with. 

How To Apply
You must be legally able to work in New Zealand to apply for this position; short term visa holders are welcome to apply and assistance with visa applications can be provided.

You are welcome to make a confidential enquiry or submit your CV and cover letter to the A&E Manager, Rosemary Price by email

Applications close 30 April 2019.

Animal Emergency Centre, Mt Albert, SW Auckland (posted 14th March)

Animal Emergency Centre is looking for a full time Veterinary Nurse to join our team.

An exciting opportunity exists to join our fantastic team who maintain high clinical standards while looking after emergent and critical patients.

The Animal Emergency Centre (AEC) is dedicated to being a national leader in veterinary emergency and critical care, and is committed to ongoing staff education. We provide the best available emergency and critical care to our patients in a state-of-the-art facility. Our aim is to maintain a respectful friendly team and to be a user-friendly partner to the referring veterinary community. We are located in Mount Albert, and work alongside daytime specialists to offer a true 24-hour service for critical patients.

We are currently recruiting for a full time veterinary nurse. This is a great way to develop your clinical skills in emergency and critical care with great support and strong emphasis on continuing education.                                                                  

Your duties will include undertaking clinical shifts within the roster to provide emergency and critical care veterinary services to a high standard. You will liaise with veterinary and veterinary nurse staff to provide adequate communication to clients, and ensure that client needs are always exceeded.

Our ideal candidate will:

Our fantastic group of dedicated veterinarians and nurses who make up our clinical team not only function cohesively to ensure our patients receive best practice care, they support one another towards development and extension of clinical skills on an individual basis. We have motivated clients and a state-of-the-art facility to provide a great environment for provision of emergency and critical care to the highest standard.

For the next level of excitement in emergency and critical care, come and join our dedicated and supportive clinical team.

Please send your CV and letter of application to:

Darien Beuth-Pukepuke
Veterinary Nurse Manager

Auckland Veterinary Services, Glen Eden (posted 14th March) Vet Nurse/Receptionist

Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist
Companion Animal Vet Clinic
West Auckland

Auckland Veterinary Services requires a Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic, self-motivated person, who strives to work in a team-based clinic. You need to enjoy working with clients and looking after each patient as though it was your own. You will be expected to be confident but not too afraid to ask questions as well as being able to multi-task when necessary.

See for more information about the practice.

The work is varied with the nurses sharing three different positions; receptionist, support for consulting vets and surgical nursing. Our practice management software is Vetlink SQL so a working knowledge of this would be an advantage.

We are a one vet practice which may suit the right person who likes a relaxed atmosphere, but can accelerate when needed. 

You must be a New Zealand resident or have a current New Zealand work visa.

If this sounds like you, please reply by email, sending your CV and covering letter to

Nicole Perrott
Auckland Veterinary Services
4143 Great North Road
Glen Eden
Auckland 0602

The Animal Referral Centre, Auckland (posted 7th March) Experiened Full Time Surgical Vet Nurse

Experienced Surgical Veterinary Nurse Vacancy – Animal Referral Centre, Auckland.

The Animal Referral Centre is a private small animal referral practice established in 2016 on the North Shore of Auckland. It is independently owned and operated and has specialists in small animal surgery and internal medicine.

The hospital is well equipped with on-site CT, digital radiology, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and endoscopy. The hospital also has separate cat and dog waiting rooms, consult rooms and wards.

ARC nurses are driven, service focused and always striving to develop skills and knowledge to ensure we provide our patients the best quality care. Our nurses are team players that strive for clinical excellence and enjoy working in a positive, upbeat environment.

We are looking for a full time nurse to join the surgical team at our referral hospital.

Our ideal candidate would:

To apply, please forward a cover letter, CV and full contact details of at least 2 referees to or for any queries about the position.

School of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North (posted 7th March)

Sterile Supply / Theatre Technician – Surgery

School of Veterinary Science
Palmerston North

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new sterile supply/ theatre technician position (0.7 FTE) within our surgery department. The Massey Veterinary Teaching Hospital operates a busy primary and referral clinical practice and teaches veterinary and veterinary technology students. Massey University has completed building an entirely new sterile supply area to international standards and is increasing its number of small animal and equine theatres in the near future. The role of a sterile supply/ theatre technician is to maintain high protocol and sterility standards. We are seeking applications from qualified sterile supply technicians, veterinary nurse or veterinary technology applicants. The successful applicant will work alongside our surgical Nursing team.

The successful applicant will have the ability to deliver high quality surgery and sterile supply services, to maintain the surgical supply protocols within the hospital, to supervise and instruct students during practical rotations, to contribute to the theoretical teaching of veterinary and veterinary technology students, and to communicate with industry representatives. Attention to detail is essential. Duties may involve working with staff and patients from our companion animal, large animal and wildlife hospitals.
You will be expected to work a 26.25 hour week with set morning running into early afternoon hours, however the willingness and ability to work outside of normal hours is essential. You should be enthusiastic, motivated, organised, have a great eye for detail, service-orientated and possess excellent communication skills.

Enquiries may be directed to Rachel Montgomery on 06 356 9099 extn 85266 or emailed to

Application close: 21 March 2019

Reference number: CS_SVS_085_02/19

For further information and to apply online, visit:

The Vets, Epsom Auckland (posted 6th March) Full Time Vet Nurse


THE VETS – Epsom, Auckland

Looking to lead, inspire and manage a cool team of nurses?

After 8 years of awesomeness our senior superstar nurse is off abroad to explore the northern hemisphere.

If you are looking for a new opportunity and want to progress your career you might be the one to fill her shoes!

Our new SUPERSTAR nurse will be;

Our current team of nurses are multi-talented sharing medical and surgical nursing duties and reception/customer care. They work Monday to Friday and share a Saturday on a rostered basis.

If you are up for an opportunity to enhance the experience that clients and their pets receive at their clinic and are looking to work in a positive, stimulating and happy work environment then perhaps you’re the superstar we are looking for!

Email CV and cover letter to

or call 021532870 if you prefer to chat to Raewyn first

Abbotts Way Veterinary Clinic, Remuera, Auckland (posted 4th March) Full Time Experienced Vet Nurse Maternity Cover

May 2019 - January 2020

Are you a keen and conscientious qualified veterinary nurse looking to work in a  friendly supportive team whilst extending your nursing skills? Then we need you!

We are a progressive and innovative 5 Vet practice with a strong team spirit and a desire to always exceed client expectations.

We encourage CPD and the development of special interests and you will get the chance to use all of your nursing skills. We are well equipped equipped with Smartflow and integrated Bionet 5 Anaesthetic Monitors.

With educated and dedicated clients, a civilised roster - no late nights or split shifts and a 1:4 Saturday roster (working to 1.30pm usually) you can expect a relaxed and rewarding work environment where you can employ best practice whilst still having a life!

This is a full time eight month maternity cover contract starting early May 2019.

To learn more about our clinic, check out our website or

Please reply in writing to Dr Rachael Williams, recipient

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