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  1. North Island - Auckland - Schnapper Rock - 7 vet small animal referral centre, surgical specialist new
  2. North Island - Auckland - Glenfield - 2 vet small animal practice new
  3. North Island - Auckland - Bucklands Beach - 4.5 vet small animal practice
  4. North Isalnd - Auckland - SPCA Auckland - 6 vet small animal charity new
  5. North Island - SE Auckland - Takanini - 5 vet small animal practice - ft and pt vacancies new
  6. North Island - SE Auckland - Takanini - 7 vet mixed practice, small animal only position
  7. North Island - Hauraki District - Waihi - 4 vet mixed practice, large animal Senior position new
  8. North Island - Waikato District - Te Aroha - 7 vet mixed practice, large animal technician locum Sep to Dec new
  9. North Island - Waitomo District - Piopio - 5 vet 2 clinic mixed practice new grads welcome Camera new
  10. North Island - King Country - Taumarunui - 2.5 vet, mixed practice, small animal or mixed vet new
  11. North Island - Hawkes Bay - Napier - Taradale - 5 vet small animal practice Camera new
  12. North Island - Wellington Region - Upper Hutt - multivet small animal group practice new
  13. New Zealand Wide - multivet small animal group practice, Graduate Internships new grads welcome
  14. South Island - Nelson - Stoke - 6 vet small animal practice, Senior position Camera new
  15. South Island - Kaikoura - 4 vet mixed practice new grads welcomeCamera
  16. South Island - SW Christchurch - Lincoln - multivet group, small animal vet, full or part time Camera
  17. South Island - SW Christchurch - Ashburton - multivet mixed animal practice, large animal vacancy Camera
  18. South Island - SW Christchurch - Ashburton - 5 vet dairy practice new grads welcome Camera
  19. South Island - Christchurch - Linwood - 4 vet small animal practice - part time Camera
  20. South Island - Christchurch - Linwood - 4 vet small animal practice, locum to start ASAP for a negotiable period Camera new
  21. South Island - SE Christchurch - Ferrymead - small animal emergency afterhours practice. Maternity leave cover new
  22. South Island - Canterbury - Geraldine - 4 vet mixed practice with emphasis on Dairy Camera new grads welcome new
  23. South Island - Canterbury - Geraldine - 12 vet 3 Clinic mixed practice
  24. South Island - South Otago - Balclutha - Spring Dairy Farm Locum ASAP - Dec Camera
  25. South Island - South Otago - Balclutha - 20 vet practice - Dairy Vet opportunity Camera new grads welcome new


Head of Veterinary Services

Full-time, permanent position

SPCA is one of the best loved and most respected charities in New Zealand, with a proud history of helping animals in need since 1883. SPCA Auckland cares for animals that have been lost, abandoned, injured, or abused.

We are looking for an experienced and capable Head of Veterinary Services to take on the management of our in-house Veterinary Hospital. You would play a crucial role in leading a highly collegial team and filling one of the most rewarding roles available in animal care.

In this role, you will be overseeing our vets, providing leadership on all veterinary matters throughout the hospital and helping to set the professional standards of animal care and hygiene for the SPCA. Vets at the village are supported by qualified nurses along with multiple assistants and volunteers.

The SPCA handles approximately 10,000 animals per year and the opportunity for education and experience is limitless. While our work is comprised of shelter work, the sheer number of cases we see in a year allows for more experiences and learning than just 'shelter work'.

The hospital is equipped with all the daily functioning equipment along with digital full body and dental x-ray, dental machine, IV fluid pumps, surgical suite and anaesthetic monitoring equipment.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

You will be a confident people person and have team management experience Comfortable working with a large number of nursing staff along with 5th year vet students and you would need to work with several different groups within the SPCA Village

Ability to act as a leader within a team and be willing to work cooperatively with other departments on an everyday basis The successful candidate must be a confident qualified Veterinarian with both surgery and medicine and have a minimum of 2-3 years' experience. Further experience and clinical qualifications would be looked on favourably but we are seeking a leader not necessarily an advanced clinician

Your responsibilities would span over a 5 day work week (1 weekend required per month) and the package includes 4 weeks annual leave, Continual Professional Development (CPD) leave and a reimbursement package along with paid veterinary memberships. You will be supported by a Head Nurse and a Clinic Administrator.

If you think you have what it takes and want to contribute to the welfare of thousands of Auckland's animals in need, please apply with a CV and cover letter to by 4pm Friday October 20th.

Applications without a cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

A position description is available on request by emailing

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Genuine Mixed Practice with an emphasis on Dairy.

Do you miss working in a mixed practice where variety is normal? Do you miss private practice where it’s a team game? Do you want a relationship with your clients where you are seen as part of the extended support network for the family, along with the Doctor and other professionals? If so, and as long as you enjoy a good laugh Gateway Vets would love to hear from you.

Everyone loves Geraldine with its arts, food and an interesting music scene. Of course the great outdoors are just as great -  Mt Dobson, Mt Hutt and Roundhill make the weekend skiing choice hard.  It is wonderful place to bring up your children with excellent schools and strong sports clubs.

We are a privately owned family business, operating out of a purpose-built rural clinic situated on an aesthetic rural section on the outskirts of Geraldine.  It is fully equipped with excellent facilities and you will work with friendly and competent support staff.

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We have an opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced vet. The position would ideally suit an experienced vet, however, we would seriously consider a new grad who is confident with a positive attitude. You will need good communication skills, and a great customer service ethic. The position will be varied, stimulating and exciting. The case load includes high country sheep stations, farm dog practice, dairy operations, stud deer and a thriving small animal practice. Though the practice is genuinely mixed you will need to be interested in dairy medicine. There are currently 4 veterinarians, and the after-hours roster is 1 in 4 weekends with week nights shared. Our after-hours are usually fairly quiet.

We offer full collegial support, CPD allowance, fully equipped late model 4wd truck, cell phone, laptop, and a competitive salary for the right applicant.

Come and join the enthusiasm and energy our close knit team provide to a young and exciting business!

Please email  (all contacts will be strictly confidential).

or send your CV to:

Philip Skinner
Gateway Vets
5 Woodbury Rd.
RD 21
(03) 693 9060 / 0274 283 929

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VetCARE Kaikoura

Mixed Practice Veterinarian

We are searching for a Vet who:

Kaikoura is a great place to live, with fishing, diving, whale watching, skiing, and tramping all right on the doorstep. We are a small, privately owned clinic and pride ourselves on building long lasting relationships with clients and offering great service.

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We can offer you:

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We welcome applications from both experienced and new graduate veterinarians.

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 03 3195693 or 021556480 to discuss this opportunity further, or email your CV with a covering letter, to:

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We are looking for an experienced companion animal veterinarian to join our 4/5 vet team at the Bucklands Beach Veterinary Clinic.

The roster involves working 4 weekdays and one weekend in 4/5 with no after-hours requirements.

We are a long-established clinic with a loyal client base and a very low staff turnover.  We provide a close supportive working environment with very experienced support staff.

The clinic is well equipped with a digital xray system (incl dental), ultrasound, in-house lab system, and use Vetlink as our practice software.

If you are interested please forward your letter of application and CV to:

Visit us:

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dairy vet services

We are a privately owned, dairy only practice looking for an additional vet.

The position would suit a veterinarian who is interested in working with progressive dairy farmers, and offering the highest standard of veterinary care.

This is an opportunity to work in a small team of experienced vets where your input will be sought and valued. The practice has a low client to vet ratio. This means vets establish a great working relationship with clients and understand their business thoroughly, providing the best outcomes.

The practice utilises Infovet software and Minda Web for detailed analysis. Vets are all accredited Dairy NZ condition scorers and InCalf advisors. There are various other special interests including nutrition, lameness, cattle medicine and surgery within the team.

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The practice is offering a work vehicle, an iPhone and competitive salary based on experience. Vets are offered 4 weeks of paid holiday and CPD is funded annually.

More important than experience level, is the ability to fit within the existing team. New graduates will be considered: particularly if they can demonstrate a strong dairy background and interest.

To find out more about this position please email or call Nathan on 021 084 38171

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Starting your first job as a new veterinarian can be an exciting yet challenging time. We understand that support, collaboration and access to quality education is key to developing your veterinary skillset.

Within VetPartners, suitably matched graduates will be given the opportunity to work within our exceptional clinics (some of which is ASAVA accredited), each sharing with you their unique culture, clinical expertise and mentorship.

The position is a 1 year rotating internship, made up of 3-4 placements and the successful applicants will gain valuable exposure and develop key clinical competencies to prepare them for all aspects of small animal veterinary work.

The role is full time with hours determined by each practice and may include some weekend work. The role involves NO SOLE CHARGE for the first 9 months and will give you plenty of opportunity to learn from experienced veterinarians and to build your clinical skills in a supported environment.

Applicants must have:

Applicants will receive:

All applicants please send your CV including references to

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BALCLUTHA - DAIRY PRACTICE new grads welcome New Position


If you love cows and clinical practice, and want to work as part of an experienced, supportive team in a well-resourced practice, where vets are genuinely valued, this is the chance you’ve been looking for.  Our large mixed practice is looking for another committed and energetic dairy vet to join us at our state of the art clinic in Balclutha, to help deliver high quality, modern veterinary services and advice.

Our team is large enough to contain a balance of different levels of experience, with significant expertise in nutrition, mastitis, reproduction and surgery, but small enough for you to be able to express your individuality and be valued for your contribution.  We have frequent in-house discussion on current clinical issues, and utilise outside specialists for tailored staff training. 

Our dairy clients are mostly owner-operators.  Their herd sizes average a very manageable 550 cows, with very few over 800.

As well as the usual range of clinical work (from individual animal surgery to herd health medicine) we would encourage you to develop strong client relationships, and support your career development and special interests.  And there’ll be a chance to dabble in a bit of sheep, beef, deer, equine and even companion animals, if you wish.

Our practice is very well resourced, we provide all the modern equipment you need to do your job well.  The “toys” are not just in smallies, we have a hydraulic hoof trimming crush about to arrive!

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Balclutha is a genuine “heartland” town – safe, relaxed, friendly, a great place to bring up kids and affordable too; the practice is family-friendly and offers flexibility for a variety of working arrangements. Recreational opportunities abound within our practice area – people travel across the world to visit the Catlins forest and surf the giant waves, or you can join our practice team in local sports competitions (check

We all share the afterhours roster which averages about 1:7.  Your generous remuneration package could include vehicle, superannuation, health insurance, income protection insurance, professional memberships and continuing education. There are options for progression into practice management and beyond.

A move to the Land of Milk and Honey could be just what your career and lifestyle need!

For further details, or to apply, please contact Rob Mills – 027 240 7117;

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Permanent Part-Time Experienced Veterinarian

Our Practice:

Our Total Vets clinic is looking for a passionate and knowledgeable vet to join their team. They are a busy small animal clinic that prides itself on high standards, efficient and friendly service. Their well-equipped clinic boasts digital x-ray, endoscopy, top of the line ultrasound, in- house lab, an on-site Clinical Pathologist, modern surgical facilities and a keen focus on new methods and technologies to work up our cases.

As a Specialised AI Clinic, our special interests include canine reproduction. Rehabilitation, we offer an underwater treadmill for Rehabilitation which is operated by a dedicated hydro therapist. We perform stem cell treatments and Spectrum Allergy Testing for skin irritations.

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The Opportunity:

The Total Vet’s practice is a busy clinic, it is not unusual for 11 surgeries to be done in one day. We can guarantee no day will ever be the same in this clinic. You will get exposure to surgeries that are not normally done at other clinics.  Having an on-site Clinical Pathologist not only allows our vets to access results quickly and allows them to develop their pathology knowledge in more detail.

The Right Veterinarian:

This is a great opportunity for a Veterinarian with 2 to 3 years’ experience who is driven and possess a thirst to learn and develop their medical knowledge and surgical skills.  Your high work standards and passion to develop your skills will be highly regarded and rewarded with a mentor who wants to teach and develop her junior Vets. 

We can offer:

If you would like to become part of our practice family, please forward your CV and cover letter to our Careers team at

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We are seeking an enthusiastic full time veterinarian to join our team. 

The position will be based out of Geraldine and would suit a vet with an interest in proactively advising farm clients on enhancement of on farm production, health and welfare.  The work load would be predominately dairy however there is an opportunity to have a mix of high country station, sheep/beef/deer and companion animal work. 

Aorangi Veterinary Services is a progressive practice with branches located in Geraldine, Fairlie and Timaru. We have a very loyal client base.  The business provides an extensive range of veterinary services to our clients and we are well resourced with experienced vets and up to date equipment and technology.

We currently employ 12 veterinarians across the business. The vet team meet once a month to share experiences/knowledge and ideas.  We are enthusiastic about building strong teams and strong communication to ensure all staff are  valued and enjoy their work environment. 

South Canterbury caters to a wide range of leisure and lifestyle opportunities. Mt Cook, National Parks, lakes and ski fields are on our doorstep.  Geraldine has an excellent community spirit and is a great place for families and young professionals.

Salary will be according to experience.  A vehicle, laptop,  cellphone, membership to NZVA and Vet Council registration will be funded by the practice. Continuing education and specialist interests are encouraged and there is an excellent support structure in place. 

For a job description, full list of benefits, or any enquiries about the position please contact:

Fiona McCarthy
Practice manager
Aorangi Veterinary Services Ltd
PO Box 4013
Highfield Timaru
(03) 687 9381

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Large Animal Technician – Locum Position September-December

About Us

Te Aroha Veterinary Services has a team of 7 veterinarians and 7 support staff who are dedicated to providing expert veterinary care. The clinic predominantly services dairy cattle but has a strong equine business and an expanding companion animal sector. Our purpose built hospital and surgical facilities mean our dedicated, experienced staff are able to provide quality care with a full range of medical, diagnostic and surgical services. We also have a large retail area with supplies for both farmers and pet owners. Our clinic has a relaxed environment and a strong and loyal client base which is continually expanding.

About The Role

Our Large Animal Technician is taking some time out to complete an AI run for LIC so we would like someone to fill her position while she is gone. The role would involve assisting the vets with metrichecking and the treatment of non-cycling cows, calf disbudding, calf vaccinations, young stock weighing and monitoring the calf vaccination program.

Skills & Experience

We would prefer the candidate to have some experience in the technician field. While a qualification in this area would be preferred it is not essential.

About the Area

The practice is in Te Aroha, a small rural township in the eastern Waikato district of the North Island of New Zealand.   Te Aroha is approximately a 45 minutes drive from Hamilton and 1.5 hours from Auckland, with close proximity to many beaches, walking and mountain biking tracks and fishing areas of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty.

Te Aroha Vet Services
217 Whitaker Street
Te Aroha 3320

Phone: 07 884 9522
Fax: 07 884 7641

Please contact Margaret Thomas at

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Companion Animal Veterinarian - Lincoln (Part time or Full time)

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and skilled Companion Animal Veterinarian to join our friendly team at VetEnt Lincoln.

We are flexible with the hours that this role requires and are happy to discuss part time or full time options.  

At VetEnt Lincoln you will enjoy working within a friendly community practice and be an excellent team player and leader who is highly motivated to providing outstanding service to clients.

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Close to Christchurch city, Lincoln is a growing town with an established University nearby, great schools and access to countless outdoor recreational activities including skiing - with several well known ski fields nearby.  A great area for families and keen outdoor enthusiasts.

Join our team and you will have the support of 75 vets nationwide. The combined knowledge pool and purchasing power of the VetEnt group guarantees our clients the best expertise and advice, competitive prices on products and product availability even in times of high demand. If you thrive on juggling a number of tasks at any one time, you will enjoy achieving in our environment.

If you have a passion for providing innovative animal health solutions, are client centric and results driven, then this is the right role for you!

If you have the above skills and wish to be considered for this position please apply by sending your CV and cover letter by email to

Alternatively If you would like to discuss the role further before you submit your application please contact Joe Bennett on 027 231 7954 or Ben Green on 027 440 2865.

More information about VetEnt can be found at

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auckland vet centre

Experienced Companion Animal Vet Required

Auckland Veterinary Centre is looking for an experienced fulltime Companion Animal Clinician to join our team. The Companion Animal and Equine Practice operates out of a purpose-built clinic and hospital in Takanini (30kms from Auckland CBD). We are equipped with inhouse laboratory facilities, digital radiography and ultrasound, ECG, and other equipment you would expect in a clinic that prides itself on providing quality veterinary care for its patients. We have a team of experienced, capable nurses and dedicated reception and office staff that assist our vets in a friendly, supportive workplace.

The clinic is open on weekends (rostered at 1 in every 3-4 weekends) but there are no afterhours requirements.

We would envision the successful applicant to be working 4 days per week plus weekends as rostered. There is some flexibility to adjust hours to suit. In addition to consults and surgery there would be some day to day management/organisation of the clinic and providing support to a less experienced vet.

There is the possibility of buying into the practice if desired.

Please direct any enquires or expressions of interest to Catherine Pemberton via email:

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Takanini Veterinary Associates

Full-time/Part-time experienced veterinarian - small animal

Takanini Veterinary Associates is a well-established, 5 FTE vet community practice that provides high level veterinary medicine. We are looking for a full time employee to replace a retiring vet and a part time vet to do 2 days a week 8-5pm and every 2nd sat morning shift.

This position is ideal for a hands-on vet that wants to settle down in a practice, be mentored to grow their skill set from routine general practice cases and surgery, to more complex and rewarding surgeries and medical services. This clinic is a place where veterinarians can develop their own special interests and for those looking towards a future in part practice-share ownership, this option is available for the right team member.

The practice is purpose built, with 3 spacious consulting rooms, 2 surgical suites, treatment/dental area, digital xray, ultrasound and endoscopic imaging, in-house lab for blood work. Special interests are broad and varied spanning from soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics TTA/TTO, stem-cell therapy, chemotherapy, reproductive AI and surgical AI, and dentistry.

Opening hours are 8am-7pm, with an average shift length of 8 hours. Most emergency cases are referred to a near-by 24-hr facility, however there will be occasional (reproductive) procedures afterhours where vets are on-call.

The ideal candidate

The successful applicant will be rewarded with

For more information or to apply, please email

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Veterinarian – Glenfield, Auckland

We’re looking for small animal veterinarians 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.

The Vetcare Group is NZ’s fastest growing vet clinic network with 17 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 veterinarians to stay current and providing professional development opportunities to grow their passion and skills. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Veterinarian to join our established and busy Glenfield Clinic which has digital x-ray, ultrasound equipment and a friendly and supportive team.

We offer all our permanent veterinarians ongoing professional development and VCNZ registration, NZVA membership, access to VIN, and opportunities to attend symposiums in Australia to collaborate with Greencross Vets.  We’re also open to discussing flexible and part time working options to meet individual needs.

If you would like to become part of our supportive and caring environment where individuality is recognised and collaboration encouraged email us today to discuss what you can bring to the group to make a difference to our people, clients and pets.

For more detailed information about this role and other opportunities with the Vetcare Group visit  us online at or email Juliet at

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Experienced Veterinarian

Totally Vets is looking for an experienced companion animal veterinarian, or a mixed animal veterinarian with a special interest in small animals, to join our team of 2.5 fulltime equivalent vets in our Taumarunui based clinic.

We are looking for someone that is cheerful, motivated and committed to providing clients with quality service. The applicant will be competent, have great time management and organisational skills, the confidence to work independently and the ability to work well in a team environment.

This is a fulltime position and an exciting opportunity for you to grow our companion animal business. We are a truly mixed practice; working dogs, companion animals and working closely with the SPCA ensures an interesting range of medical and surgical work. You’ll be working alongside a supportive, friendly team of people.

The afterhours roster is one night a week and weekends are shared with the neighbouring practice; giving a 1 in 8 roster with on-call support.

Totally Vets Group is a dynamic group of 5 clinics, providing services and products in the Manawatu, Tararua and King Country regions. We will provide you with a vehicle, paid NZVA membership, support and training opportunities throughout the Totally Vets group. CPD is actively encouraged and funded.

We are lucky enough to be situated in an amazing region that provides a wide range of outdoor activities, affordable housing and a fantastic rural lifestyle. Mount Ruapehu and lake Taupo are both within an hour’s drive away.

The Job Description is available on request.

If you are interested in this position and would like the opportunity to be part of a progressive team

Please send your current CV and application letter to

Debbi Ritchie

HR Manager

Totally Vets
Group P O Box 4000
Palmerston North

Applications close Friday 6th October 2017. 

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VetEnt, Ashburton, South Island, New Zealand

Due to the growth of our clinics, VetEnt Ashburton (Riverside) has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic large animal veterinarian to join our team! This is a full time position which requires candidates who are team players and are willing to get involved in all aspects of veterinary work.

Located in Ashburton you are only a stones throw away from mountains, ski fields and lakes making this paradise for keen outdoor enthusiasts.

The Riverside clinic is very well equipped and has a great team of progressive nurses and veterinarians. Our large animal caseload is predominantly dairy with scope to get involved with deer and sheep & beef.

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To succeed in these roles you will have:

A bit more about us:-
VetEnt stands for "Veterinary Enterprises Group." We are one of New Zealand’s largest vet companies, and operate from 21 vet clinics around the clock. Our mission is to provide exceptional service to the communities which we serve. At present we service approximately 3,300 dairy farms, 1,500 sheep & beef farms and 53,000 pet owners nationally.

The veterinary industry is changing continually, our equipment is state of the art and many of our services and products are innovative and ground breaking. We have a research division as well as subsidiary companies for Grazing and Mastitis Consultancy which allows our employees opportunities to grow and maximise their potential. We proudly provide our services nationwide in modern vet clinics alongside rural and urban communities.

To maintain our vision to be New Zealand’s leading provider of animal health and productivity services we need you! We are looking for experienced Veterinarians to roll up their sleeves and join our various clinics across New Zealand in all aspects of veterinary work.

Join our team and you will have the support of 75 vets nationwide. The combined knowledge pool and purchasing power of the VetEnt group guarantees our clients the best expertise and advice, competitive prices on products and product availability even in times of high demand. If you thrive on juggling a number of tasks at any one time, you will enjoy achieving in our environment.

If you have a passion for providing innovative animal health solutions, are client centric and results driven, then these are the right roles for you!

If you wish to discuss this position further, please phone Joe Bennett on 02 7231 7954.

If you wish to be considered for this position please apply by emailing, we would love to hear from you!
More information about VetEnt can be found at

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The Animal Referral Centre is looking for an additional small animal surgical specialist to join our practice. We are looking for a clinician to provide the highest standards of care and function as part of a cohesive, caring multidisciplinary team.

Our ideal candidate would be a board certified surgeon (ECVS, ACVS or FANZCVS) but board eligible surgeons are also welcome to apply.

The Animal Referral Centre is a busy, growing, specialist led private referral practice established in 2016. It is independently owned and operated and has specialists in small animal surgery, internal medicine and emergency and critical care.  The surgery service is well equipped with Synthes orthopaedic kits and power tools, surgical stapling equipment, Ligasure vessel sealing technology, IMEX ESF and HD arthroscopy. The clinic has a 16 slice GE CT, digital radiography, C-arm image intensification, ultrasound, endoscopy, mechanical ventilation and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and treatment areas. We have access to off-site 3T MRI.

The clinic is located on Auckand’s North Shore. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and home to 1.5 million people. In Auckland, fantastic beaches, hiking trails and national parks are only half an hour away. The climate is sunny, there is a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping.

The remuneration package for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance is also available.

To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to Karl Mathis at

For further information about the role or an informal chat please contact Karl Mathis BVSc MANZCVS DipECVS on +64 9281 5815

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PIOPIO, WAITOMO DISTRICT - FULL TIME MIXED new grads welcome New Position

Mixed Practice Opportunity

Come and join our friendly 6-vet private practice based in the North King Country. We operate out of two purpose-built clinics equipped with all the essential toys, servicing 45 dairy clients, 260 sheep, beef and dairy support farms and about 1500 working dogs.

Our location is second to none if you enjoy the great outdoors. Mountains, lakes and beaches are all within a 1-2 hour drive. Favourite hobbies amongst staff include mountain biking, horse riding, tramping, skiing, hunting and fishing. Our ideal applicant would be a motivated, enthusiastic new graduate who is looking to further develop their skills and expertise in a range of veterinary disciplines. You would be based in our main branch in Piopio, although you will however get plenty of exposure to routine and emergency small animal surgery through our Te Kuiti clinic. Your experienced colleagues will provide plenty of support and mentoring along with a planned Induction programme.

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You will be able to draw on the experience of practitioners that were: at the forefront of ultrasound scanning in both cattle and sheep in New Zealand and Australia, practitioners who lead and train others in Animal Health planning software, a practitioner who is a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists-Diagnostic Imaging (what better way to hone your skills in small animal ultrasound), practitioners that have 30 plus years in practical ruminant parasitology under New Zealand conditions and a practice that performs most of its orthopaedic case load but is happy to refer when needed.

This is a practice where the health and wellbeing of all staff are a priority.

If you believe this job is for you, please send your CV to:
Richard and Nicky Atkinson
Phone: 078778106

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pet doctors

Stoke, Nelson
Companion Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Pet Doctors Stoke seeks a full-time senior veterinarian to join our modern, fully equipped, 6 vet practice, as part of our 22 strong dedicated clinical team.

About the role:
You will be responsible for contributing to the surgical (orthopaedic and soft tissue) and medical caseload across all disciplines of companion animal medicine. You will be comfortable working in a team environment alongside our highly experienced and capable nursing staff, who are dedicated to delivering outstanding levels of patient care. You will provide professional and personal care to our clients and patients while continuing to drive practice growth and seek new opportunities to improve our already high clinical standards.

You will enjoy seeking continuing professional development – we enjoy facilitating our vets in meeting their personal goals. After-hours duties are shared between three local practices meaning you will have plenty of time outside of work to experience all that Nelson has to offer.

To be considered for the position you will be:

The successful applicant will have previous experience in a companion animal practice, a demonstrable surgical skill set and hold a veterinary degree and a current VCNZ practicing certificate.

What we can offer you:

If you’re not from the Nelson region or New Zealand, relocation packages are available. Ask us today about how we can help you get here!

To learn more about us and out clinic, visit

To apply, send Cal a bit about yourself and why you’re interested in joining our team. Please attach your CV and email us on

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pet doctors

Join our Taradale team as the newest small animal veterinarian, working approximately 40 hours per week, alongside a team of 5 veterinarians and 9 experienced veterinary nurses and our awesome Team Leader. In this role, you will be encouraged to provide the best possible medicine for the patients and work to the highest possible standards of care.

A bit more about us:
Our clinic is equipped with everything you need to provide a full and professional service to our patients. It is a busy clinic and is open 7 days: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm. Our Team Leader, Sharon, looks after our team and ensures that the rosters are well managed and we’re now in need of a new member to ensure that our Vets can maintain that work/life balance.

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Not from NZ or the Hawke’s Bay?
If you’re not from the Hawke’s Bay area, but this role sounds like something you’d be interested in, please talk to us about how we can help you get here. We have tailored relocation packages available – which means that we will work around you and your needs, whether that means coming from overseas, assistance with immigration paperwork, or moving from one town to another within New Zealand. We will work together with you and assist you (and your family) to get here.

If you’re interested, please send Ana your CV and a bit about yourself and we will get in touch –

Applications close on the 29th of September – but we’re hoping to find the ideal candidate sooner.

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pet doctors

Waihi Veterinary Services
Full time position for Senior Clinical Lead Vet – Large Animal

We invite applications from national and international large animal veterinarians who can step into a Senior Clinical Lead Veterinary role in our mixed-practice. The primary responsibilities in this role are to our farming clients, with whom you will develop relationships with and provide veterinary services to. You will be a part of our veterinary team of 4 and support team of 6 in our clinic situated on the west coast of the north island.

Our clinic is open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm and we are closed on weekends. Given your expertise in large animals, you will be on the on-call emergency roster and reimbursed accordingly.

This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week (Mon-Fri), with no regular weekend work.

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A bit about Waihi:
Our clinic is situated in Waihi and we are just a short drive from one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand (Waihi Beach), which has a 9km long, white sandy beach and an array of outdoor activities, including our famous Karangahake Gorge historic walk. We are just two hours from Auckland and a short trip to Tauranga, you’re not far from some of the largest cities in New Zealand.

Waihi truly is a magnificent place to live! Check out more details in this link:

If you would like more information or to apply, please send your CV and a bit about yourself to Ana, by hitting ‘Apply now’. If you would like more information about the role, please email Ana at

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PetVet Silverstream is a small animal veterinary clinic located in Silverstream, 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.

An exciting opportunity exists for a full time Veterinarian to join our team. Our clinic is a new, purpose-built facility with equipment including DR dental X-ray and CR digital X-ray, enabling us to offer in-clinic procedures for most pet health and medical needs. In addition, we are part of a local referral network with opportunities to work with Vets with special interests in CA Surgery, CA medicine, Dermatology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology & Feline Medicine.

We are part of a dynamic group of clinics focussed on Empowering Veterinary Excellence through training and career development.

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We are looking for:

This is a fantastic opportunity to get on board with a progressive and passionate network of veterinarians, who really believe in making a difference in the lives of pets, pet parents and the profession itself.  Apply Now or contact Shanda Woods, Recruitment Coordinator, via for a confidential discussion.

For more information about our clinic, visit us at

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Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian

An experienced Veterinarian for our busy growing companion animal emergency clinic based in the beautiful city of Christchurch the “Garden City” New Zealand, with a population of approximately 370,000.

Christchurch is situated in the South Island of New Zealand offering the great outdoors experience with tramping, cycling, skiing, water sports, beaches, fishing and many other recreational pursuits. We also offer safe environment, great schools, university, great food, wineries, coffee, social and cultural centre, museums, parks.



This can be a working holiday - chance of a life time to help cover staff away on maternity leave.

The candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand and have a degree registered with the New Zealand Veterinary Council.

Contact Maree Lash
After-Hours Veterinary Centre

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total vets

Total Vets - Christchurch requires an experienced locum to start as soon as possible for a negotiable period while a permanent vet is employed.

We are a 4 vet, small animal only practice in Linwood, which is just 3.5kms east of Christchurch’s CBD. The well-equipped clinic boasts digital x-ray, endoscopy, top of the line ultrasound, in- house lab, an on-site Clinical Pathologist, modern surgical facilities and a keen focus on new methods and technologies to work up our cases.

The locum will be required to work approx. 40 hr week, with no afterhours/on call, starting in September preferably for a one month minimum.

We are prepared to pay for flights and/or car usage, provide an accommodation allowance, and registration costs (for Australian vets) will be covered.

We will pay up to $60 an hour, depending on experience.

For further information or to apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to our Careers team at

See for more info about our amazing clinic and team.

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Spring Locum

Clutha Vets, South Otago's leading animal health provider, is looking for a locum veterinarian to help us through our busy spring period of dairy farm work.

The job could entail obstetrics, individual cow medicine and surgery, herd health investigations ( nutrition and mastitis), individual and herd calf medicine as well as routine procedures including calf disbudding, metrichecking and reproductive interventions, assisted by our capable RVTs.

The position will be based in Balclutha, New Zealand, commencing as soon as possible and running until December. It would suit an energetic veterinarian with several years in practice, looking to consolidate their dairy cattle experience and skillbase, or experience "the New Zealand system". A qualification recognised by the VCNZ and the ability to work legally in New Zealand are mandatory.

For more details, or to apply, please contact Rob Mills 027 240 7117

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