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Employment Opportunities

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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Senior Veterinary Nurse – 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 full time 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.

The successful applicant will be a confident and experienced companion animal Vet Nurse with 4-5 years experience and excellent all round clinical skills.

The Vet Care Group provide all our permanent nurses with:

  • Annual subscription to the NZVNA;
  • Opportunities for CPD and training courses;
  • Generous employee purchase discounts at all Animates stores, grooming salons and Vetcare clinics;
  • Reduced premiums for Southern Cross Health Insurance, and,
  • A supportive local and national team.

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 HR@vetcaregroup.co.nz



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Veterinary Nurse/Technologist

School of Veterinary Science, College of Sciences

Massey Vets provides 24/7 Emergency Critical care for Vet clinics throughout the wider Manawatu-Whanganui region. Alongside our Community Practice and Referral clinics this leads to a challenging and rewarding nursing environment.

Position overview

Massey Vets provides 24/7 Emergency Critical care for Vet clinics throughout the wider Manawatu-Whanganui region. Alongside our Community Practice and Referral clinics this leads to a challenging and rewarding nursing environment.

Massey Vets has recently restructured its companion animal nursing team and as such, we are seeking applications for two permanent full-time Veterinary Nurse/Technologist, from either qualified veterinary nurses or veterinary technologists to work in our Emergency Centre and Critical Care Unit (ECC) within our Companion Animal Hospital team. Within our Companion Animal Team, you would be working alongside Emergency Critical Care Specialists and Interns.

The successful applicants would be part of a 10-member Emergency Critical Care nursing team. You will be expected to work across days, nights and weekend shifts on a rotating roster. You should be enthusiastic, possess excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, organised and have a genuine interest in undergraduate education. As part of Massey Vets, you will also be involved in the teaching of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Technology students.

Enquiries may be directed to Theresa Hardisty, Companion Animal Hospital Nursing Team Supervisor on 06 3569099 Extn 85260 or emailed tot.hardisty@massey.ac.nz.

Please apply via the following: http://massey-careers.massey.ac.nz/10331/veterinary-nurse-technologist




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Balmoral Vets is a sole charge, exclusively companion animal practice whose aim is to provide an individual service for the clients and their animals. We are located in the rural town of Balclutha in South Otago.

We are looking for a qualified and competent nurse, who is happy working by themselves as well as with a vet, and who has excellent ‘bed side’ manners and relates well to clients and animals alike.

Hours are flexible and open to negotiation; our current nurse is doing 31 hours a week over 5 days. Afterhours are optional and on an ad hoc basis. Two reception staff and an after school cleaner complete the team.

This position would best suit a nurse with life experience, who has the flexibility that comes with the experience of working in different situations.

Contact Suzanne on 034183377 or email Suzanne@bvsl.co.nz for further details or to apply.


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Veterinary Nurse

Ponsonby and Herne Bay Vets are on the lookout for a motivated, compassionate, fully qualified Veterinary Nurse with an excellent work ethic. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience in veterinary nursing, but this is negotiable.

This is a full-time position, although we are able to offer part-time hours for the right candidate. We offer 8 hour shifts (7am – 3pm / 11am – 7pm) with some overtime on busy days. You would be required to work every third to fourth Saturday.

We have a dedication to a positive team culture and are focused on providing a supportive, non-political work environment.

  • We have dedicated receptionists at Ponsonby allowing you to focus almost 100% on your nursing duties.
  • We will encourage you to utilise your skills for IV placement, blood collection and other laboratory processing, x-rays, general anaesthetic monitoring, surgical and inpatient nursing.

We are a progressive clinic providing the highest level of patient care and customer service. You will be exposed to orthopaedics including TTAs and fracture repairs, ultrasound procedures, dentistry with dental x-rays and other more routine procedures.

We offer excellent conditions including annual study allowance, employee wellness programs and staff discounts. As part of National Veterinary Care (NVC), we have access to a great network of clinics across New Zealand and Australia, with some amazing talent and endless career opportunities.

NVC has a focus on providing hands-on continuing education to vet and nurse teams through our purpose built training facilities. We currently offer workshops in dental, pathology, imaging and behaviour, with plans to keep diversifying this offering.

The hourly wage rate will be commensurate on experience.

For more information about our clinics go to our website www.petvet.co.nz



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Volunteers wanted: Animal disaster responders

Co-founded by former Wellington SPCA CEO Steve Glassey, Animal Evac New Zealand has been formed to fill the void to assist emergency services and civil defence emergency management with the evacuation of animals during emergencies and disasters. We also plan to provide "pet friendly shelters" that provide temporary emergency sheltering of companion animals alongside human evacuation centres.

We are looking for a wide range of volunteers who can help administratively and operationally from across the country including:

1. Shelter Responders (setting up pet friendly shelters at evacuation centres)

2. Field Responders (searching for animals in disaster zones)

Where there are sufficient numbers of volunteers in a region, a regional coordinator can be appointed also to coordinate local activities in partnership with local emergency services/management, as well as fundraise for regionally based resources (i.e. evac and shelter support trailers).

Though not essential, we are looking for former or current veterinary professionals, animal care/welfare/control professionals, large animal/horse owners, police/fire/ambulance/rescue officers, NZRT or Red Cross responders, information technology specialists, accountants, and lawyers. Many supporting roles can be virtual (home based) and not operational in nature.

Field Responders typically require more training, must be able to swim and require a higher level of fitness.

After our two-day induction course, you can be added to our response database and in the event of an emergency, and request of the lead agency, Animal Evac NZ may call upon you to assist as a volunteer, either in the field or in a pet friendly shelter. Other additional training may be required depending on your interests and skills. Attending an annual refresher/exercise may also be required.

You will need to have a clean criminal background and over the age of 16, unless your parent/guardian is volunteering also.

As we are a start-up, beyond the two core Sheltering and Field Responder roles, tell us if you have an area of expertise that you want to help in.

Further information about us, our values and training outline is available from www.animalevac.nz or send us a message through our facebook @AnimalEvacNZ or email info@animaevac.nz. Follow our facebook for updates.

Additional requirements

Applicants interested in operational roles, should have routine experience in handling animals unknown to them. And no animal allergies.

Register your interest at https://seekvolunteer.co.nz/volunteering/71120/animal-disaster-response-volunteers


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Veterinary Nurse

An exciting opportunity exists for two Veterinary Nurses to join a 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 change you have been looking for.

Are you passionate about animal advocacy and ready to take the next step in your career with a leading practice?

Do you thrive working in a fast-paced environment with cutting edge technology and an amazing support team?

If this sounds like you, then you’ll fit right in at Ourvets. We are a group of small animal practices, located across three sites in Christchurch. Ourvets see a wide range of both 1st and 2nd tier referrals that are interesting, challenging and will stretch your knowledge and skill daily.

Working across three well equipped Ourvets clinics, you will have access to great facilities including an in-house laboratory, digital x-ray machine, ultrasonography, CT scanner and emergency and critical care equipment.

We currently have Full time and Part time positions available.

What we are looking for:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in Veterinary Nursing with appropriate qualifications
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated client relationship building skills
  • A hard working and a hands-on approach to your work
  • A willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved at all levels, with energy and drive
  • Effective time management and organisation skills
  • Stock ordering and control experience desirable

What we are offering:

  • Annual study allowance, with access to our Training Centre of Excellence
  • Focus and commitment on your professional development
  • Access to a great team of Veterinarians and Nurses
  • We will encourage you to utilise your skills for IV placement, blood collection and other laboratory processing, x-rays, general anaesthetic monitoring, surgical and inpatient nursing.
  • Flexibility and adventure with the possibility of working across any one of our NVC clinics throughout New Zealand and Australia if you so desire.

For more information on our clinic please visit www.ourvets.co.nz

If you are interested in working with a great team with plenty of support and rewarding cases, please forward your CV and cover letter to admin@ourvets.co.nz.



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Situated on the outskirts of Christchurch, West Melton is a small-town bursting at its seams. The clinic is a vibrant 8-month-old practice, with 1 full time and 1 part time vet. At the moment there are 2 nurses, but we are now extending to 3 to make things running smoother as we grow.

We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified vet nurse with a few years’ experience. This position is for around 24 hours a week and will rotate between front desk, consults and surgery.

If you are interested please send me your CV to: vets@westmeltonvetcentre.co.nz


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Vet Nurse Role – Franklin Vets, Pukekohe

Franklin Vets is a well-established Veterinarian practice servicing the South Auckland, North Waikato, Thames and Coromandel districts.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Vet Nurse with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, to join our team of professionals at our Best Practice Pukekohe clinic.

Your warm and friendly manner, high-level of customer service and ability to be calm and efficient under pressure will see you supporting a motivated, caring team who are committed to delivering a very high standard of veterinary care.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing general and surgical nursing assistance
  • Admitting/discharging patients
  • Nurse consults
  • Puppy preschools
  • Providing reception cover
  • Product sales

If you have fantastic vet nursing and customer service skills and are excited about meeting the needs of our clients and their pets, please forward a copy of your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@fvs.co.nz





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