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If you have a vacancy you would like to advertise with us please phone 0800 868 773 or email your advert in Word document format, together with a copy of your logo, to: info@nzvna.org.nz


Long established Agency assisting in the placement of Veterinarians, Vet Nurses and Vet Technicians in both locum and permanent job vacancies. New Zealand based and operating nationwide. Flexibility with location is advantageous. Feel free to contact me:    

Paddy Currall (Ms)
Ph: 03-3371051
Email: paddy.currall@xtra.co.nz                              

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Veterinary Nurse - Kamo Vets, Whangarei

Kamo Vets are seeking a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our medium size practice of six vets, 2 nurses and 2 support staff.

We are a small team that values our client service, mutual professional support, and a friendly work atmosphere.

Kamo Vets is Best Practice accredited.

Whangarei is a well serviced provincial city with fabulous beaches nearby and is under 2 hours from all the activities of Auckland.

If you would like further information, please contact: Grant or Sue on 094351924

Or submit CV to:

Kamo Vets
PO Box 4500
Kamo 0141



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Are you looking for a head nurse position at a supportive, progressive, fun and friendly practice?

Are you looking for a good work life balance in an area that offers many opportunities for outdoor leisure and sporting pursuits?

Dargaville and surrounds is a fast- growing area and is only 45 minutes from Whangarei, 1.5 hours from the Bay of Islands and 2-3 hours from Auckland.

Dargaville Veterinary Centre is a busy and progressive veterinary practice that works to a high standard in both large and companion animals.

Despite being a rural practice, we have a lot of the mods and cons that you would come to expect from a high functioning clinic e.g. in-house blood biochemistry and haematology, digital x-ray machine, infusion pumps, pulse oximeters, ap alerts, dental equipment, blood pressure monitor, orthopaedic equipment etc.

We have a head nurse position available in the companion animal department which will suit someone that is well organised, a good communicator, has excellent clinical skills, is proactive and enjoys being part of a fun team. There is an opportunity to be autonomous and be a key influence in the running of the companion animal clinic. Responsibilities will include (but not limited to): nurse clinics, admissions and discharges, overseeing inpatients, surgical nursing, puppy pre-school, marketing campaigns, managing social media and website content, meeting company representatives and customer services. You will be well supported by a veterinary nurse assistant as well as two companion animal vets and administrative/customer services support staff.

At Dargaville Veterinary Centre, we pride ourselves in the high level of care we provide our patients, the exceptional customer service we provide our clients and the support we provide our staff both professionally and personally. Remuneration is commensurate with experience and continued professional education is both encouraged and supported.

If this sounds like what you are looking for and you want to know more about the role and the package on offer, please contact Doug Passmore in confidence at (09) 439 7117 or email doug@dargavillevets.co.nz.


Wellington zoo

Team Leader- Veterinary Technicians

Our dream is to ignite a Zoo revolution. Wellington Zoo is a team of powerfully passionate individuals who are champions for the welfare of all animals - within and beyond the boundaries of the Zoo. We are supported by a community that actively takes part in our commitment to caring for and saving species locally, nationally and globally.

We are guided by the ethos Me Tiaki, Kia Ora! We must look after our environment, so all things will flourish. It is up to us collectively to make a difference for animals and the wild places they call home. The Nest Te Kōhanga is a unique part of the Wellington Zoo’s offer to our community and it provides our visitors with unrestricted viewing of our Veterinary team in action.

We currently have an exciting position for a Team Leader Veterinary Technicians to join our team at The Nest Te Kōhanga on a permanent full time basis.

The Team Leader Veterinary Technicians is a senior role within the veterinary team providing the highest level of health care, monitoring, and husbandry of a broad range of animals from Wellington Zoo and wildlife. The position is responsible for the day to day supervision of the Veterinary Technicians and support of the Veterinarians.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to have:

  • A current Veterinary Technician qualification that is recognised in New Zealand
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a zoo or similar environment
  • Extensive knowledge in nursing, husbandry and management in a zoo or similar environment
  • Capability in assisting in the teaching and training of Veterinary Technicians
  • High level ability to effectively communicate and interact at all levels
  • High level ability to coordinate, plan and make optimum use of time and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to think clearly and coordinate resources when under pressure
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and confidence in engaging with our visitors whilst performing veterinary procedures


Applications must be received by close of business Friday 26th October 2018

To find out more about this exciting opportunity you can download the position description and apply at https://wellingtonzoo.com/careers/vacancies/.



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Wellness Programme Coordinator
Veterinary Enterprises Group Ltd is one of New Zealand’s largest vet companies with over 280 staff based in 20
locations across New Zealand.
The Wellness Programme Coordinator is a new role responsible for the end-to-end management of our wellness
membership programme, ‘PetFirst’. Reporting to the Companion Animal Business Manager, the role will drive the
PetFirst programme throughout all VetEnt clinics with a key focus on developing and guiding our teams to
achieve and maintain optimal performance whilst ensuring the delivery of exceptional client and patient care.
This is a full time role based in Te Awamutu and there will be a requirement to travel given the nature of the role.
You will be responsible for prioritising and allocating resources to successfully achieve the programmes’ financial
and strategic objectives.
Working alongside the clinic teams, you will facilitate the integration and implementation of the programme
across all clinics to deliver on achieving excellent standards of care and customer satisfaction which mirrors
VetEnt’s mission, values and high standards of care.
Qualifications and experience sought:
 Veterinary nursing experience (highly desirable).
 Previous business management and leadership experience (highly desirable).
 Sales experience (Desirable)
 Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
 Demonstrated ability to successfully coach teams.
 Excellent relationship building skills; warm and friendly personality.
 Responsible, organised, self-directed and efficient.
Interested? Take the next step and submit your application, including your CV and cover letter. Job Description
available on application.
The listing closes 21st October 2018.
Our Mission
We harness the combined power of breakthrough technology and trusted expertise to enhance the health
of our clients’ animals, land and businesses.   



The Strand Vet

The Strand Veterinarian is a bespoke clinic with a holistic approach to companion animal care, embracing the very latest innovations in veterinary technology alongside complementary therapies to enhance physical and emotional wellbeing.

We provide a calm, soothing environment to put minds and bodies at ease, with dedicated cat-only waiting, consulting and recovery areas, and a warm, comfortable, welcoming hospital in which to heal.

We are looking for a 12-month maternity cover with the potential to extend into our ever-growing team. Our dream candidate is able to treat every pet like their own, step into others shoes and dream big for the betterment of the clinic. Someone who has passion and drive to be part of a new leading force in veterinary care in New Zealand. Diploma in nursing and > 2 years’ experience is important but the right culture and fit is even more so.

If you think you have what it takes or are interesting in finding out more, please contact justine@thestrandvet.co.nz with an attached CV and cover letter.

Maternity cover with the possibility of joining our expanding team as a long term role.

All applicants - complete an application form, do initial tour & interview, perform EQ and EI tests and then in for final interview for shortlist.  Whole process should take 1-2 months.

Essential Job Experience

  • Previous experience working in a veterinary clinic or similar environment
  • Customer service experience

Essential Job Skills

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding customer service at all levels (internal and external)
  • Able to create and maintain strong working relationships with clients and internal colleagues
  • Possess good administrative and organisational skills

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office - Excel and Word - Basic
  • EzyVET or other veterinary software experience


  • Diploma OR Certificate in Veterinary Nursing
  • Ideally membership with NZVNA

Personal Behaviours and Competencies

  • An undoubtable passion for animals and their welfare
  • Displays integrity and professionalism
  • Sound judgement and joint decision making capability
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload effectively and to specified deadlines
  • Uses initiative to influence situations and manage problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates self-motivation and drive with a positive attitude
  • Ability to adapt personality and style to suit relevant audience
  • Effective relationship building skills
  • Proactive, willing and flexible
  • Comfortable communicating with a diverse range of people
  • Exhibits an ability to cooperate and collaborate with colleagues across the organisation to achieve shared goals
  • Ability to demonstrate the company’s values of: Trust and Respect, Quality veterinary care, Positive work environment, Growth opportunities, Team approach
  • Ability to demonstrate the company’s service ethics of: Compassion, Communication, Consideration, Consistency


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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.

The Vetcare Group 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;

  • Registered Diploma Veterinary Nurse preferred (minimum 1 years’ experience);
  • Confidence in all areas of surgical nursing, anaesthesia and patient care
  • A passion and enthusiasm for the veterinary profession and animal welfare
  • A great personality, able to work well in a team and exceptional communication and people skills
  • The ambition to continually learn new skills and put them into practice
  • Be comfortable around computers and basic clinic management
  • Legally allowed to work in New Zealand

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 HR@vetcaregroup.co.nz


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We’re searching for a qualified, competent, and experienced Vet Nurse to join our “rappawsome” team across our current 5 clinics. This role is a full time position, and will include weekend, and public holiday rotations. Our main two clinics are open 7 days per week, so shift times will vary.

We are looking for someone with at least 3 years experience who is comfortable and confident in areas of surgery, anaesthetic monitoring, IV catheter placement, blood draws, lab work, and the care, and treatment of hospital patients.

As well as being a qualified vet nurse, we are also looking for these attributes:
- A team player who can also work independently when required
- Reliable and trustworthy

- Have attention to detail

- Excellent communication skills across the whole team
- Physically fit

- Enthusiastic, energetic, and have great sense of humour

- The drive to want to continually learn and grow in this ever changing industry

What we can offer you:

- We are locally owned and operated
- A great team environment and work culture
- An excellent induction and mentoring process
- Highly skilled colleagues who work to the highest Best Practice standards
- An interesting and diverse job
- Recognition of experience and skill level

- NZVNA membership

- Continual professional development

- Staff discounts and benefits

We are the only NZVA BestPractice Accredited Veterinary Practice in all of Porirua and Wellington. Our clinics have full medical and surgical facilities, full on-site radiology, lab and dental facilities, along with routine, orthopaedic, and emergency surgeries. If this sounds like you, come and join our great team!

If you’d like to apply, we would love to hear from you. Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
All applications must be sent with a covering letter to
ian.s@rappaw.co.nz. This is a full time position and pay scale $20-$24 per hour



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Totally Vets is a dynamic mixed practice veterinary company, providing clinical and advisory services in the Manawatu, Tararua and Taumarunui areas for equine, companion and production animals.

We have an opportunity for a Companion Animal Operations Team Leader who has a strong background and understanding of the operation of Companion Animal practice. You will be based in our Feilding Companion Animal Hospital and report to our Technical Head of Hospital.

This full-time position will suit a veterinary nurse who is keen to retain a clinical role and has solid experience in managing the day to day activities of the companion animal business. This position will be fully responsible for work flows, staff rosters and assisting in developing and implementing standards of care and continuing to lift our levels of customer service. You will utilise your leadership experience and technical expertise in developing our teams.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Commitment to client service with a professional attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in working and leading in a team environment
  • A passion to develop best practice standards of care
  • Experience in implementing new systems and processes
  • Competent skills in the use of veterinary business software
  • Good time management and proven organisational skills.


In return we offer you the following:

• A competitive salary package based on experience and skills.
• Modern well-equipped hospital facilities.
• Support to develop ideas and innovation
• Great team of experienced staff
• Friendly, professional, forward thinking and innovative practice

A copy of the full position description is available on request

Please apply by email or post, including your current CV, by Friday 5th October 2018, to:

Debbi Ritchie,
Human Resources Manager

Totally Vets Ltd,
25 Manchester Street,
Feilding 4702

Email: debbi.ritchie@tvg.co.nz




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Established in 1944 Vetora Bay of Plenty a leading provider of veterinary services in the Central North Island. With 4 clinics, 14 surgeons, 8 nurses and 10 support staff we cover the whole spectrum of animal health from companion animals to farm livestock, deer, and alpacas

Veterinary Nurse - Rotorua

If you want to work in an enjoyable environment, are rumoured to have a great sense of humour, love animals and people, this could be what you have been waiting for. We are seeking a full time permanent veterinary nurse. You will work closely with the veterinarians and other team members to provide an efficient, professional service. You will work in a purpose built, modern and well equipped facility which sees a large and varied caseload, and is located only five minutes from the famous Redwoods forest.

To be successful in selection you will need to demonstrate that you have:

  • a Veterinary Nursing Diploma or minimum of three years’ experience in a veterinary clinic,
  • proven practical nursing skills
    • taking blood samples, placing IV catheters, calculating and adjusting fluid therapy are performed daily by the nursing team.
    • surgical/anaesthetic experience (preparation and “scrubbing in”).
    • experience dealing with clients face to face.
    • experience caring for hospitalized patients.
    • fluid therapy.
    • pain management.
    • Feeding regimes,
    • strong computer skills,
    • stock management experience,
    • advanced interpersonal skills coupled with a high level of energy and enthusiasm,
    • knowledge of small animal veterinary products/drugs,
    • personal integrity and a positive, team player attitude, and
    • a proactive attitude, can your initiative and are self-motivated.

Experience with VetLink would be an advantage.

You will also be responsible for:

  • on-selling additional products/services and OTC items to our customers,
  • providing informative training on products/services to our customers, and
  • background administration.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
This includes:

  • a personal development plan with a CPD allowance,
  • medical insurance,
  • life insurance,
  • uniform, and
  • access to our Employee Assistance Program.

To apply, please forward your CV and covering letter to david.schmidt@vetora.nz. The closing date is Friday 5th October 2018



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Rare Opportunity!!

Equine Veterinary Nurse - Full Time Position

This position doesn’t come around often. 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. www.horsehospital.co.nz

What we can offer you

  • An exciting career in a fun, innovative and friendly practice
  • We provide yearly Continuing Professional Development
  • NZVNA annual membership

In return we are looking for someone with

  • A Veterinary Nurse or Technician Qualification (Certificate or Diploma)
  • A team player with a healthy ‘can do’ attitude to be a part of our positive team
  • Flexible and able to multi task with the ability to think and work quickly in what can be a fast paced, busy clinic
  • Proactive attitude including being punctual, reliable and self-motivated

In this role, you will be working 40 hours per week rotating between surgery, hospital and ambulatory placements, with occasional Saturday morning and out-of-hours responsibilities so flexibility is essential.

Some examples of what your duties will include

  • Surgical nursing
  • X-Raying
  • Assisting vets with ambulatory cases
  • Yard Duties
  • Nursing hospitalised patients
  • Operating our in-house Idexx machines and other Laboratory duties

Confidence and experience in horse 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 jo@ceh.co.nz by September 21st.



Tasman St vet

Tasman Street Vet Centre has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Practice Manager to join our team. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week, but flexibility is a plus) which would suit an experienced veterinary nurse, to lead and support our established team. The position is available from mid October.

Working in a well-equipped clinic with access to great facilities, you will work within a team of 10 staff members. The right candidate will possess a team spirit and not only have compassion for our pets and pet parents but also a dedication to our clinic’s values.

What’s on offer?

  • Remuneration commensurate with experience
  • Access to practical training programs through NVC’s purpose built veterinary training facilities
  • Continuing education allowance and study leave
  • Access to one of the strongest networks of veterinary professionals
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Endless opportunities with the possibility of working across any one of our NVC clinics in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Be part of a progressive, caring, inner city clinic. We are a small clinic located in Mt Cook, Wellington with a motivated, tightly bonded group of clients.


What we are looking for:

  • An experienced veterinary nurse, or experience in a relevant field
  • The ability to lead, manage and support the performance of your team to ensure excellent customer service and clinical management of cases (including rostering and performance management)
  • Experience liaising with industry suppliers and clinical representatives
  • Strong communication skills with the desire to build effective working relationships
  • Good business acumen and excellent organisational skills
  • Superior administration skills and the ability to maximise operational efficiency.
  • The desire to grow the clinic to the best it can possibly be!

Our clinic is part of National Veterinary Care (NVC), a group of 60 veterinary hospitals 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 General Manager, who keeps our clinical standards at the forefront of business decisions. We have a Veterinary Training Centre – industry firsts where we offer practical CPD in everything from behaviour through to orthopaedic surgery – so that our staff have the skills and confidence to care for every pet who comes through your clinic doors. Click here to see more!

We encourage training and education so that our staff are practicing high standards of care. Our scale allows us to ensure our clinics are well equipped and maintained, but we still want each individual clinic to have their own personality in their communities. Our Wellness Program allows you to teach your clients about preventative healthcare and build lasting relationships.

For more information on our clinic, please visit: www.tasmanvet.co.nz

This is a fantastic opportunity to get on board with a progressive and passionate network of Veterinary professionals, who really believe in making a difference in the lives of pets, pet parents and the profession itself.

This position offers a negotiable base salary range of $45,000 - $65,000 (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.

Apply now by following the link: https://applynow.net.au/jobs/NVC406-practice-manager



Vet Services Wairarapa

Vet Services Wairarapa Ltd

We require an experienced Veterinary Nurse to take up a senior position within our great team in our Masterton clinic. Ideally we are looking for a highly motivated individual who possesses the following attributes;

  • Minimum of 2-3 years post grad experience
  • Confident and competent with all aspects of nursing:
    • Surgery
    • Anaesthesia
    • Laboratory work
    • In-patient care and monitoring
  • Shows respect and communicates effectively with both colleagues and clients
  • Has had exposure to reception and retail sales
  • Able to impart knowledge on to less experienced members of the team and help them grow their skill base as nurses
  • Capable and happy to work alone but also enjoys being part of a team
  • Prepared to take on responsibility when asked
  • Takes pride in their environment and can assist with keeping the clinic clean and tidy

Usually a standard 8 hour day is worked with a set roster being shared with other staff between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, however there is the potential for the role to be part-time if this suits the applicant. There will be a requirement to do weekend on-call as part of a shared roster.

Remuneration is in line with industry rates and will be determined by the skills and experience you bring to the organisation.

If this sounds like you, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Please forward your application, complete with C.V to:

The Practice Manager
Vet Services Wairarapa Ltd
24 Lincoln Road

Or e-mail: nicola@vswai.co.nz

Applications close Friday 15th October 2018





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