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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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Full Time Veterinary Nurse: Wanaka

We want a fantastic Veterinary Nurse! We are looking for someone talented and enthusiastic to join our mixed practice team in our soon to be completed brand-new clinic. We are a proactive and progressive team who strives for the best care and service every day. We are looking for a team mate to join us on this adventure into our bigger, brighter, better future. This is a full-time position including rostered Saturdays and weekends on call.

To be successful with your application, you will have a Certificate or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and at least two years’ vet nursing experience.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following attributes and skills:

  • Work well individually and as part of a close team
  • Keen to drive the nursing role and get involved with all aspects of the clinic
  • Experience and ability to undertake some mentorship of our nursing team
  • Knowledge of on farm animal health products and practices
  • Passionate about outstanding client and patient care
  • Great communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and driven with a willingness to learn
  • Compassionate, understanding and friendly with an outgoing personality!

There's never been a better time to take the next step in your career. You'll grow your skills and work and live in a location most would envy.

If you are ready for a refreshing change of scene - in more ways than one. You'll be working in one of the most stunning areas of New Zealand. There’s a huge range of off-the-clock activities available in the region, from snow sports to hiking to fishing.

Has your time come?

Apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to careers@vetent.co.nz




Experienced Veterinary Nurse – Full time Position

  • Make a great career move and join our dynamic team today!
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic vet nurse to join our Masterton team.
  • Work with energetic and motivated colleagues
  • Provide a high level of care and service
  • Enjoy your lifestyle in the beautiful Wairarapa

This role would suit an experienced veterinary nurse with strong clinical and interpersonal skills to join our companion animal team in one of New Zealand’s fastest growing regions. We are a mixed practice, with clinics in Masterton, Carterton, Martinborough and Featherston. We ensure our staff have support across our four locations.

South Wairarapa Vets offers

  • An awesome career opportunity working in a friendly, skilled team environment. We value our people and our culture.
  • We provide all the mod cons including digital x-ray and full IDEXX in-house laboratory at each site. We have extensive surgical equipment with TTAs and major orthopaedics being performed in top quality surgical facilities. We have a high ratio of experienced skilled veterinary nurses to veterinarians.
  • We encourage our nurses to be willing learners and to contribute to a nursing team that is patient focused, professional and committed to excellence.

South Wairarapa Vets needs you to be

  • An experienced vet nurse with a recognised veterinary nurse qualification
  • An effective communicator with good written and verbal skill, be bright and friendly
  • An ultimate team player, with a positive attitude, to fit into a dedicated nursing environment
  • Able to demonstrate organisational skills required in a busy clinic

The Wairarapa offers

  • Beautiful scenic surroundings based in the heart of the lower North Island.
  • Our stunning coastline and rivers are a playground for fishing, swimming, diving, camping, biking and scenic views. The Tararua Ranges are a hive of activity for tramping, hut stays and a series of short walks.
  • The Wairarapa is famous for our balloon & wine festivals and community-based produce markets. We are home to many gourmet and locally sourced foods.
  • The Wairarapa offers affordable real estate, great schools and a rural lifestyle. Our region attracts many families and has strong social and sporting opportunities.
  • All this while only being an hour away from Palmerston North and Wellington by car or train.

Our mission statement - South Wairarapa Veterinary Services are a caring team of veterinary professionals focused on excellent client service. We support lifelong learning with collegial support to strengthen and grow both individuals and the business. We strive for a vibrant and fun workplace.

Remuneration, based on experience. Please send in your application and this will be viewed immediately. The start date is January 2020 or negotiable. Closing date 17 December 2019.

Please contact Dinah Cox, Support Staff & HR Manager on dinah.cox@swvets.co.nz


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Due to an increasing work load we require an additional Veterinary Nurse to join our great team in our Masterton clinic this summer. Ideally we are looking for a highly motivated individual who possesses the following attributes;

  • Vet Nursing qualification
  • 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
  • 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
  • A sense of humour and ability to remain calm under pressure would be ideal

Usually a standard 8 hour day is worked with a set roster being shared with other staff between the hours of 8.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, however there is the potential for the role to be shared between 2 nurses to allow part-time work. 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 Monday 16 December 2019



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Veterinary Nurse - Emergency and Critical Care

College of Sciences
Palmerston North

We are seeking applications 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. This position is a permanent, full-time position working as part of a 24/7 roster.

What we can offer

Within our Companion Animal team, you will be working alongside Emergency Critical Care Specialists and Interns in New Zealand's only Veterinary teaching hospital facility. Massey Vets provides 24/7 Emergency Critical care for Vet clinics throughout the wider Manawatū-Whanganui region. Alongside our Community Practice and Referral clinics, this leads to a both challenging and extremely rewarding nursing environment.

Massey's Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a state-of-the-art, fast-paced facility offering New Zealand's most comprehensive veterinary expertise. We are the only 24-hour pet emergency centre in the central North Island so at times we have a high case load, and our patients require a very high level of nursing care.

About you

The successful applicant will provide specialised, high quality nursing care and technical support as part an 11 person, Emergency Critical Care Nursing team. You will be expected to work across days, nights and weekend shifts on a rotating weekly roster.

Must haves include the following:

  • Vet nursing qualification of diploma or above
  • Ideally a minimum one year's vet nursing experience, but the more the better
  • Flexibility to work on a rotating roster
  • Natural empathy toward the cultural, emotional and physical state of our clients and patients alike
  • A positive attitude and a passion for critical care and client relations
  • A genuine interest in undergraduate education
  • Be eligible to work in NZ

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, who possesses excellent communication skills, is self-motivated, super organised and a passion for education. As part of Massey Vets, you will be involved in the teaching of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Technology students.

Enquiries may be directed to Katey McCarron, Frontline Services Manager on 06 3569099 or emailed to k.mccarron@massey.ac.nz

Closing date: 19 November 2019
Reference number: CS_SVS_596_10/19

For further information and to apply online, visit: http://masseyunicareers.nga.net.nz



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