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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Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Technician


First Vets is Whanganui’s newest independent and privately owned companion animal veterinary clinic. With a custom building fit out and all new equipment we are looking for a new team member to join our dynamic and rapidly growing practice.

As a Vet Tech or Vet Nurse, you will be required to use your technical skills and customer service skills to deliver an exceptional level of care to clients and their pets.

Located in Whanganui (central North Island on the West Coast), we are well within driving distance of Mount Ruapehu and Mount Taranaki, Wellington, Taupo, and many other tourist destinations. The Whanganui River is an outdoor pursuits dream!

Position requirements:

  • A BVTech degree or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, or equivalent
  • A confident and respectful manner towards customers and team members
  • Previous customer service experience is an advantage.

Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. All applications are strictly confidential.

For further information or to apply, please send your cover letter and CV to:

Nicola King
Director / Veterinarian



Veterinary Nurse - Vet practice

We are a very busy Vet Practice in the beautiful Wairarapa and we are looking to fill a fulltime and part time vet nurse/tech within our practise able to demonstrate a genuine interest in animal welfare and science.

If you love working with animals and people then we would love to hear from you.

● An experienced vet nurse/tech with a welcoming and cheery demeanour. Previous experience such as veterinary practise is advantageous.
● Fantastic phone skills and vocal clarity that promote the organisation.
● Highly organised, with an attention to detail and an excellent ability to multitask.
● Works well under pressure and can adapt quickly to change within your work day.
● A desire to be part of a team and willingness to give a helping hand with all of the tasks involved daily in a Vet practise.
● Caring, respectful, and responsible.
● Communication skills and interpersonal skills are a must.
● Reliability and accountability highly recommended.
● Attentiveness and being alert for patient care.
● Able to work in a fast paced environment.
● Willingness to train in vet practises.
● Knows how to have fun.

Responsibilities of a Vet Nurse/Tech Include:
● Administering drugs, anaesthetic, giving injections, as well as phlebotomy skill
● Undertaking of diagnostic and lab testing
● Prioritizing animal care of “in clinic patients”
● Surgical prep and maintenance
● Animal handling and monitoring during operations and procedures
● Basic understanding of veterinary terminology
● Able to understand basic veterinary protocols and procedures in clinic
● Organised note taking of clinical records
● Able to help educate owners how to best look after their pets.

What sets us apart from other vet clinics is the level of personal attention we provide our patients and their owners. In fact, our level of animal care is less about what we do and more about who we are. Each dog, cat or pocket pet we work with is treated with undivided attention, receiving the royal treatment with every visit. Combine this personalised service with the exceptional medical, dental, diagnostic and surgical care we provide and you’ve got a superior veterinary experience.

We are recruiting for Full time and part time staff with the flexibility to step into other days if and when required. Don't miss your chance to become part of this amazing team and apply today!
Please email your CV and cover letter to


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Vet Nurse/ Technician wanted to join independent practice in Waikato heartland.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated person for the dual role of large animal technician and companion animal vet nursing. Your time will be split between large animal tech duties including teatsealing, calf dehorning, assisting vets in the field and small animal duties including assisting with surgeries, anaesthetic monitoring and patient care. There will also be some reception duties such as answering phones, booking appointments and ordering supplies.

We are an independent four vet practice with a relaxed, friendly work environment.

Hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm, no afterhours or weekends.

Please address applications to:
Regan Gerring
Tirau Veterinary Centre
PO Box 41
Tirau 3410



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Full-time Clinical Veterinary Nurse – Tauranga Veterinary Services Ltd – Katikati Clinic

Are you looking for great team culture, a supportive work environment, a balance of interesting small animal medical cases and surgery, in a beautiful part of the country?

Tauranga Veterinary Services Ltd is the largest veterinary business in the Western Bay of Plenty servicing Companion animal, Large animal, Lifestyle and Equine clients with four clinics in Papamoa, Tauranga, Te Puna and Katikati. We are proud to be a local and family owned business, with a team of 34 highly skilled and engaged team members. Our clinics provide in-house blood machines (CBC and biochemistry), digital x-ray, ultrasonography, dental x-ray, all within a purpose built facility. We offer a referral imaging service and also accept a variety of medical and surgical referrals from other practices.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, friendly and professional Veterinary Nurse to join our exciting, busy, locally owned practice in Katikati. We are arguably the largest Veterinary business in the Western Bay of Plenty, with four clinics, spanning from Katikati to Papamoa. Our Katikati clinic is a fast paced, mixed animal practice with Lifestyle, Equine, Companion Animal and Farm Clients.

The role is full time, Monday-Friday, on rotation of shifts 8am - 5pm and 8am - 5.30pm, plus a rostered Saturday and on-call shifts, as well as providing evening Puppy School Classes from time to time.

Skills and experience

  • Provide exceptional customer service to every client
  • Animal advocacy
  • Local area knowledge and Mixed Animal experience is valued
  • Minimum of 1 year experience
  • Highly skilled with all aspects of nursing; Anaesthesia, Surgery, Emergency, and Hospital Care



  • Positive attitude - Understands team work, and contributes to ensuring the day runs smoothly
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues
  • A solutions focused attitude and approach to problems
  • Ability to take direction and follow a work plan for a day
  • Efficient and calm under pressure
  • Confident and highly motivated
  • Well presented and professional
  • Attention to detail and anticipation of Veterinarian needs
  • Customer service experience and ability to build rapport and relationships with clients
  • Exceptional standards of care for all animals

Applications should be sent to Janelle Nee. Email - janellenee@bopvets.co.nz


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Veterinary Technician

About us-

Welcome to our wild party! At Wellington Zoo we are guided by our kaupapa “Me Tiaki, Kia Ora!” and are committed to a vision of being the Zoo with the biggest heart. We have a strong green furry heart and care about making connections between animals, people and our environment. We punch above our weight in leading the way through connecting people with animals, saving animals in the wild and ensuring we’re a voice to be heard.

About the role- We currently have an exciting position for a Veterinary Technician to join our team in a permanent position. Reporting to The Nest Te Kōhanga Team Leader, the successful candidate will work closely with The Nest Te Kōhanga team to help deliver an integrated ecohealth approach to veterinary care for our zoo and wildlife species.

The Nest Te Kōhanga treats over 500 native wildlife species per year along with providing healthcare for our treasured zoo animals. You will be a part of a passionate and committed team and have the opportunity to work closely with our conservation partners and engage members of our community on our conservation journey.

The Nest Te Kōhanga also works in partnership with Wildbase, Massey University and provides an integral part of the Wildbase residency programme. This collaborative relationship also delivers specialist veterinary support and training for The Nest Te Kōhanga team.

What we’re looking for in an applicant-

  • A current veterinary technologist or diploma qualification, or equivalent qualification and or experience that is recognised in New Zealand
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical vet nursing experience
  • Demonstrated veterinary nursing experience. Experience with wildlife and exotic animals is an advantage
  • The ability to work unsupervised
  • A proactive attitude supported by an attention for detail and excellent observational and time management skills
  • A good level of PC literacy and familiarity with medical record systems.
  • Excellent communication and visitor engagement skills.

What we’re offering as an employer-

  • The opportunity to be part of a passionate and committed team that is dedicated to animal welfare, sustainability initiatives, community engagement and conservation outcomes.
  • An exciting and varied place to work.
  • Five days Conservation Leave per year of employment to work on a conservation project .
  • Sick leave entitlement from the start of employment .
  • An extra accrued week of annual leave after 5 years continuous service.
  • Yearly allocation of Zoo passes and Zoo Close Encounters that can be shared with family and friends.
  • Zoo product discounts.
  • The ability to walk around and enjoy the Zoo every day.
  • Annual flu vaccinations.

For more information about this great opportunity please download the Job Description from our careers page. To submit your application please visit https://wellingtonzoo.com/careers/.

Applicants for this position should have or be able to attain NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Applications close end of business Sunday 25 April 2021


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Qualified Veterinary Nurse required - 100% small animal

Do you want to join a friendly team of professionals working in a modern, well equipped, small animal practice?

A vacancy has become available at the Green Island Veterinary Clinic for a qualified Veterinary Nurse to work alongside 4 other nurses and 4 Veterinarians.

We are a primary care practice located in Green Island, providing small animal medical and surgical services to our clients in the Dunedin area.

We offer clients compassionate care for their pets. Everything we do is to help owners give their pets their best life possible.

We are well equipped with digital dental xray and IM3 dental equipment, digital general xray, ultrasound, endoscopy, ECG, a comprehensive in house IDEXX lab and more. We use Ezyvet practice management software.

This is an ideal opportunity in Dunedin, where good nursing jobs are limited and there is ample opportunity to enjoy the recreational opportunities that Dunedin and Otago offer.

We need a qualified Veterinary Nurse, at least holding the National certificate in Veterinary Nursing, and with relevant experience in veterinary practice. You must be a NZ resident or citizen or already hold a valid NZ work visa and be currently residing within New Zealand and be available for an in-person interview in Dunedin.

We are looking for the right person for our team. Importantly we are looking for someone who will approach work in a positive manner, be an asset to our team and provide exceptional service and care to our clients and their pets.

A desire for continuous improvement and attention to detail are paramount as well as the attribute of being personally accountable for following through on any commitments they make to clients and other staff.

The role would be best suited to an experienced nurse but a recently qualified person or a candidate who would be interested in a clinical or administration leadership role are encouraged to apply as well. We can be flexible with hours of work and would look to offer the right candidate a role that suits both them and the practice.

The position will cover all aspects of Veterinary nursing including surgical and medical care, clinical pathology, reception and administration duties.

There will a requirement to participate in an on-call roster with the rostered vet.

Currently this commitment is approximately one weekend night every 2 months on the greater Dunedin roster and a weeknight once a fortnight covering our own practice.

Currently clinic opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 7.30 am until 6.00 pm
Saturday, 8.30 am until noon (these opening hours may be extended in the future).

Actual hours of work for this vacancy are open to negotiation but will fall within these hours. As the workload of a veterinary clinic can be unpredictable, some flexibility and a willing attitude to work beyond the normal hours of work at times will be required.

Application process - Send your application including a C.V and a cover letter to

The Cover letter should include anything relevant that you think we should know about you while considering your application.

Alternatively sent your application to:
Scott Drummond
Green Island Veterinary Clinic Ltd
185a Main South Road
Green Island 
Dunedin 9018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further consideration.


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Veterinary Nurse – Mosgiel

We have an opportunity for an experienced Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly, experienced and high performing Mosgiel team.

Working alongside experienced veterinarians (including surgical specialists), capable and supportive nurses, you would join a collegial and effective team. This role also offers genuine learning opportunities in a clinic equipped with exceptional surgical facilities and technology. We are proud of our reputation, our relationships with clients and the care we give to our patients.

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
  • 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!

You will need a Certificate or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and ideally at least two years prior experience in a CA clinic. We would also consider someone who is in the final throes of completing your Vet Nursing qualification with considerable experience and proven success in a professional career.

This is a fulltime position, but some flexibility would be considered for the preferred candidate. Regardless of hours, work schedule does include rostered Saturdays.

Has your time come?
Please email your CV to careers@vetent.co.nz.

More information about VetEnt can be found at www.vetent.co.nz


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Veterinary Nurse

Kamo Vets are seeking a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our medium sized mixed practice of 6 vets, 3 nurses and 2 support staff.

We work out of a purpose-built building with modern equipment.

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 and activities nearby and is under 2 hours from all the activities of Auckland.

If you would like further information, please contact: Ben Irwin

Please submit CV the 7th May to:

Ben Irwin
Kamo Vets

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Wanganui Veterinary Services

Experienced Veterinary Nurse

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced full-time Veterinary Nurse to join our fantastic team!
  • Competitive remuneration
  • A real focus on CPD – grow your career with us

About the Clinic

Wanganui Vets is located in lovely Wanganui. The clinic is a short distance to all the amenities within easy reach of the sea and mountains. We are a mixed animal practice and have a great team of Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses who are passionate about their clients, and are dedicated to providing them with the best possible care.

About the Role

As an experienced Veterinary Nurse, you already have an understanding of the day-to-day requirements of being a great member of the dynamic nursing team behind any great clinic. Here are just a few of the key responsibilities that you will be contributing to together with the rest of our team:

  • Hands-on surgical & diagnostic nursing
  • Patient monitoring & treatment
  • Front of house client relations
  • Anaesthetic and surgical nursing
  • Reception and administration cover
  • Outstanding communication skills and compassion to provide high-quality care

This role will be full-time up to 40 hours per week, with rostered Saturdays and vet nurse duty weekends.

What’s on Offer

  • Generous remuneration, commensurate with experience/qualifications
  • Full support with an excellent clinical team who want to see you succeed
  • Strong focus on CPD
  • Fantastic location, easy transport with plenty of amenities nearby
  • Work-Life balance is important to us, so rosters are geared with this in mind
  • Supportive and responsive team

About You

  • You work well both in a team and independently
  • You have a high level of integrity and are interested in continued development
  • You are a good communicator
  • You genuinely care for pets, your colleagues and our clients
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Veterinary Nursing along with relevant qualifications

About Us

  • Wanganui Vets is a privately owned New Zealand company; we pride ourselves on being one big family.
  • We have a great diverse team of Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses who get to experience a wide and varied case load.


Please apply on our website vacancies page www.wgvets.co.nz/vacancies


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Veterinary Nurse - Alexandra


We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic vet nurse to join our mixed practice team. 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 for 15 months to cover parental leave including rostered Saturdays and weekends on call.

To be successful with your application, you will have a Certificate or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

Key Attributes:

  • 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
  • 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!

Has your time come?

If you think you tick all the boxes and believe that you could add value to our great team, please apply by clicking on the link. Applications close on 28th March 2021 at 5pm.    


To learn more information about VetEnt, please see our website: www.vetent.co.nz


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Vet Nurse Position Available at the Cameron Road Veterinary Clinic in Tauranga:

Small one-vet companion animal practice requires vet nurse to fit into a three nurse roster. The clinic is open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.30pm, and 9.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday.

Nurse position is 35-40 hours a week, includes every third Saturday.

We are an outcome-focused clinic that works with our clients, to try get the best result for the pet. We have most equipment (except ultrasound), and usual referral links.

Duties are varied; from basic cleaning & front duties to assisting with surgeries.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to vet@cameronroadvet.co.nz, and we look forward to meeting you!



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We are looking for an experienced veterinary nurse to join our friendly and dynamic team. This specialist nursing role will see you working with the internal medicine department, ensuring client expectations are met by providing exceptional care to our patients.

This is a busy and varied role which involves: high-level nursing care and monitoring for compromised/critical patients; assisting with client and internal communication; and playing an integral part in diagnostic procedures.

This is an opportunity to expand your skills, to be involved with endoscopy, oncology, transfusion medicine and more in a supportive, fun environment.

We are a dedicated and welcoming team who work in conjunction with the wider hospital group to offer the best care and treatment options for our furry friends. Access to specialist imaging and surgery on site, as well as an experienced after-hours team, makes that a reality.

Our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • 2+ years veterinary nursing experience (as a practicing nurse)
  • A compassionate and caring attitude with commitment to providing high quality care.
  • Ability to adapt and multi-task in a busy environment.
  • A genuine passion for both people and animals
  • Computer literacy and willingness to learn.
  • Team player with good relationship building abilities.
  • Outstanding communication skills


What we offer:

  • Generous remuneration, commensurate with experience and role requirements
  • An ongoing emphasis on career and personal development, with a focus on CPD
  • A caring and dedicated team who are also lots of fun.
  • The opportunity to join a specialist veterinary hospital, practicing referral medicine.

If you have a desire to learn and further develop your skills and want to work with a great team in a supportive professional work environment email your CV and covering letter to: shannon.reed@vsg.co.nz

Candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.


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Vet Nurse - Full time position


Ever wanted to work in Bulls? An incredibull opportunity is now available for an experienced and qualified Vet Nurse to join our friendly small animal team in the Rangitikei.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven vet nurse for a permanent full time position in our mixed animal practice that has clinics in both Bulls and Marton.

We operate Monday to Friday with a Saturday morning clinic. The nursing role includes participation in a 1 in 5 Saturday morning clinic and weekend after-hours roster. The practice has digital x-ray (including dental x-ray), ultrasound, multi-parameter anaesthetic monitoring and a well-equipped laboratory.


What we offer:

• Varied work load, no day is the same

• Competitive wage

• CPD allowance

• NZVNA registration

• A fun work environment in which you will be encouraged to make use of all of your skills and knowledge such as venipuncture, catheter placement, dental scale and polishing, running diagnostics and many more.


We are looking for a person who has the following attributes:

• Diploma in vet nursing

• 2yrs experience preferred

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Confident and competent in all aspects of nursing

• Eligibility to work in New Zealand

• Team player with great communication and a good sense of humour

• Self motivated and good at multi-tasking

• Ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment whilst maintaining a friendly and enjoyable working atmosphere

• Good computer skills and familiarity with Vetlink software would be an advantage

We are located in the southern region of the Rangitikei district in the lower North Island, Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services (SRVS Ltd) has a clear vision:

SRVS delivers excellent animal care that Clients Value".

A mixed Practice with clinics in Bulls and Marton, SRVS offers a wide range of services both out in the field and in-house, particularly companion animal, production animal and equine.

Our core values are:

Service - customer service will be of an exceptional standard at all times.

Respect - the relationship between clients and all members of the SRVS team will be based on mutual respect. Furthermore the team members will respect and value the contributions of each individual, whatever their role.

Value - the provision of value to Clients is central to the successful operation of this business.

Science - SRVS will integrate the fundamentals of good science into its operations

Applications close on Monday 30th March at 5pm, position start date can be discussed.

A copy of the position description is available on request.


Please send your CV and cover letter via Seek or alternatively email maggie.stanners@srvs.co.nz


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Are you looking for a role that provides you with the opportunity to grow your leadership and management skills while still being a clinical nurse?  If so, this might be the job for you.

The Animal Emergency Centre (AEC) aims to maintain a respectful, friendly, caring team and to be a user-friendly partner in the referring veterinary community. We are located in Mt Albert, Auckland and work alongside daytime specialists to offer a true 24/7 service to critical patients.

We are currently looking for a full time, experienced senior nurse to help guide and manage our nursing team, with a fully supportive team environment within a state of the art facility. ____________________________________________________________________________

Skills and Experience;

Our ideal candidate will:

· Hold a minimum Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (or equivalent)
· Have at minimum 3 years' experience as a full-time nurse, at least 1 of which as a Senior Nurse.
· Be available to work evenings, nights and weekends on a rotating roster
· Be passionate about providing a high standard of care to our patients
· Show an active interest in continued education
· Be willing to grow and learn in the management space.
· Be able to work as a team, learning as well as teaching
· Be an advocate for well being in the veterinary profession

Job Benefits and Perks;

We have a fantastic group of dedicated nurses and vets who make up our clinical team that function cohesively to ensure our patients receive the best care. You would be in charge of 15-18 nurse team with a variance in experience levels from vet nurse assistant to senior nurses.  You would be supported by an accounting team, Office Administrator and additional Admin. Support, so not left on your own to ‘figure it out’.

This is a full time (40hr/week) role that allows for administration time figured into the roster (not on top of you clinical work) with compensation equivalent to experience.  You will have access to the latest webinars and continuing education, we allow for a generous CDP budget for each of our nurses and also provide further in-house training with the daytime specialists, with the ability to shadow and learn from them as well.
At AEC we believe having a good work life balance is key, and as such we have built in a ‘wellness’ budget into your CPD allowance as well.  

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and Cover Letter through to;

Taryn Butler


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Junior Veterinary Nurse

Are you looking for a role that provides you with full training and leadership allowing you to grow and learn at your own pace in an exciting emergency and critical care clinic? If so, this might be the job for you.

The Animal Emergency Centre (AEC) aims to maintain a respectful, friendly, caring team and to be a user-friendly partner in the referring veterinary community. We are located in Mt Albert, Auckland and work alongside daytime specialists to offer a true 24/7 service to critical patients.

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

Your duties will include providing basic patient needs; Ensuring maintenance of facility hygiene; Assisting the Veterinary Nurses in their roles including; Patient handling, Monitoring and Medicating. You will also be required to do some basic clinical administration as well.

Our ideal candidate will;

  • Hold at minimum, a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing or equivalent
  • Be a new graduate
  • Available to work Evenings, Nights and Weekends on a rotating roster
  • Be passionate about providing high standards of care
  • Show an active interest in continuing education

We have a fantastic group of dedicated nurses and vets who make up our clinical team that function cohesively to ensure our patients receive the best care. This role is targeted at new nurses who want to get their start in emergency nursing, with a tailored program to help you learn all the skills required with the goal of moving up into our Full Time Nursing positions.

You will have access to the latest webinars and continuing education, we allow for a generous CDP budget for each of our nurses and also provide further in-house training with the daytime specialists, with the ability to shadow and learn from them as well.
At AEC we believe having a good work life balance is key, and as such we have built in a ‘wellness’ budget into your CPD allowance as well.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and Cover Letter through to;

Taryn Butler


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Want to work in a busy clinic, close to Auckland’s North Shore beaches and with a sea view from Reception? We are looking for a new team member!

Awesome team seeks experienced vet nurse for full time permanent position.

Looking for someone who wants to be part of a friendly team who strives for great patient care and client satisfaction. We are Best Practice Certified and Gold Standard cat friendly clinic.

-We value teamwork, respect, and doing what you do well
-You will have the opportunity to contribute skills, knowledge and ideas that will result in positive patient outcomes and happy clients

-You will be part of a team of 5 experienced vets and 9 vet nurses.

What we are looking for:

-A team-player who can build rapport with clients and colleagues
-A positive, proactive attitude
-A commitment to continual CPD

- and someone who enjoys a fast paced, busy environment with plenty of variety. (We do laparoscopic procedures, orthopaedics (TTA/arthroscopy/TPLO), ultrasound, digital imaging and more)

Please send your CV, and a cover letter outlining your interest, to Kirsten Beaumont, Practice Manager, at accounts@ecbvet.co.nz

Check out our website for more information about us!



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WHANGAPARAOA VETERINARY CENTRE is expanding and we are looking for an additional experienced Diploma Veterinary Nurse.

We are a team of 4 Veterinarians and 7 Veterinary Nurses in a purpose built, well equipped modern Clinic where we give our Nurses the chance to use their clinical skills in hospital, theatre, laboratory work, radiography and dentistry, besides having a lot of client contact, amongst other during nurse consults.
We are a BestPractice accredited Clinic by the NZVA and as such work to high standards.
If you would like to be part of our great enthusiastic team, please email your CV and cover letter to monique@wvet.co.nz.

Closing date 26 March.



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Are you a Head Veterinary Nurse, looking for a new role with an innovative and professional team? Or are an experienced Veterinary Nurse looking for the next step in your career?

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced Head Veterinary Nurse to join our supportive and friendly team based in our Invercargill clinic. This is a full-time role, reporting to the Senior Veterinarian, to ensure the efficient function of surgery/ hospital facilities and to provide effective veterinary nursing assistance to veterinarians. Also to provide effective leadership and work enthusiastically with the veterinary nursing team to help maintain a happy, efficient working environment, whilst ensuring practice policies are adhered to at all times whilst providing outstanding patient and client care.

VetSouth is a progressive animal health business seen as a leader in its field, with eight clinics based throughout Southland and West Otago, two sister clinics in Greymouth and Hokitika, operating as West Coast Vets and one clinic in the beautiful Waikato, Morrinsville operating as Vet Clinic Morrinsville.

Why VetSouth is where you want to work!!

VetSouth brings you a quality of service and information that is recognised worldwide as being truly first class and therefore is looking for someone who loves great customer service and is passionate about standout animal care.


  • Are an innovative company - we are always looking for new and better ways to do things
  • Have professional and vibrant teams - our enthusiasm is contagious!
  • Do varied and exciting work - no two days are the same!

You will have:

  • A Certificate or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • Experience in a leadership role
  • Excellent knowledge of clinical nursing skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Become part of our professional small animal departments and work with our passionate veterinarians and vet nursing teams.

Just important as what we do, is how we do it. So we value our team loving what they do, making sure we get the job done right, always being one step ahead, and no matter who they are, they are always in it together.

To apply for this job, please copy the below into your browser or on click this link. https://vetnz.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=47&source=aWQ9MTg%3D

Applications close 22 March 2021.


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Northland Veterinary Group has an exciting opportunity for two experienced Vet Nurses to join our 7 day/week practice. We are a well established small and large animal practice, and are Best Practice accredited.

We are seeking passionate, proactive and knowledgeable Vet Nurses with the following qualities:

  • At least one year of practical experience working in a vet clinic with relevant qualifications but we may consider a new graduate
  • Self-motivated, hardworking and have a hands on approach to your work with great medical and surgical nursing skills
  • Have effective time management and organisational skills
  • Be able to work, collaborate and communicate with fellow team members and build a rapport with clients
  • Applicants must be available to work weekends, late nights and public holidays as required

Northland Vet Group has a commitment to a positive team culture and focuses on providing a supportive work environment. We can offer the successful applicant the following:

  • Access to a great team of Veterinarians and nurses over three practices
  • One of these positions is full time with a rotational rostered weekend duty with the other having some flexibility around term and days worked.
  • Whangarei (NZ) is a rapidly growing area where you can enjoy the café, art and culture scene. We have an extensive and beautiful coastline with easy access providing year round fishing, diving, hiking and horseback riding etc in the winterless north

Find out more about us at www.northvets.co.nz or find us on facebook.

If you would like to become part of our supportive and caring team at Northland Vet Group please submit your CV stating why you think this is the job for you to anetb@northvets.co.nz


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The Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC) is a new and state of the art equine referral center located in Doha, Qatar, with specialists in surgery, internal medicine, sports medicine, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia and reproduction providing 24/7/365 care to the horses of Qatar and the Gulf Region. The team of specialists is supported by residents, general practitioners, interns and specialized equine nurses, vet assistants and grooms. We are a vibrant and multinational team working together to provide gold standard of equine care, while fostering the mission of Qatar Foundation.


Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. By offering lifelong learning opportunities, fostering a culture of innovation, and empowering the local community, we are investing in Qatar’s future and contributing to a better world


The Equine Veterinary Medical Center is seeking applicants for two full time Equine Veterinary Nurses to complete our awesome team.



Daily responsibilities include general hospital nursing, intern instruction and collaboration, ICU treatment provision, as well as assisting in all procedures. Equipment care, cleaning, sterilizing and quality control is a primary responsibility of the Vet Nurse within the team.

Areas of special interest and expertise are encouraged and fostered among the team, with nurses being focused in either Surgery/sports medicine, Internal Medicine, or Reproduction, but all nurses are cross trained to be comfortable working in all departments and with all types of emergencies.

Continuing education and specialty training is provided and external programs are supported by the foundation for those wishing to advance their skillset.


Our Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position is an enthusiastic and adventurous Registered Vet Nurse/Registered Veterinary Technician, with extensive equine experience and a certified degree in veterinary nursing/technician.


The ideal candidate is adaptable, an exceptional team player, and someone who is eager to learn and further their skills and knowledge while bringing their existing knowledge to the table every day to support and improve the hospital. Experience with international travel and/or the gulf region is beneficial but not essential.


Qualifications and experience:

The successful candidate must hold a Certified Degree in Veterinary Nursing or be a Registered Veterinary Technician and a minimum of 3 years of Equine Veterinary Nursing/Tech experience is preferred.


Qatar Foundation offers an attractive compensation package that includes a 1:6 on call roster, tax-free salary and additional benefits such as housing and transportation allowance, annual paid leave, annual airfare allowance, life and medical insurance, and family benefits including children’s education packages for those wishing to relocate with a family.


Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact details of three references to talentacquisition@qf.org.qa. For further questions please contact Dr. Camilla Jamieson, Head of Internal Medicine, on cjamieson@qf.org.qa


Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

For more information please visit www.evmc.qa and www.qf.org.qa


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Vet Nurse Position at Waikato After Hours Veterinary Hospital

Looking for an exciting and challenging new role in emergency and after-hours nursing?!

At Waikato After Hours Veterinary Hospital we work nights, weekends and public holidays and strive to offer the best medicine and care possible for our patients and clients regardless of the time of the day.

We are a fun, passionate, welcoming and supportive bunch of vets and nurses and work very well as a team. We provide afterhours services for all the primary clinics in Hamilton and surrounding areas.


Due to team growth, we are looking for a friendly and dedicated vet nurse with a minimum of two years’ experience to join us who is keen to extend their knowledge and take that next exciting step in their career!

This is a permanent full-time position made up of a combination of weekend and nightshifts including overnight shifts. The roster is designed to give you the best work/life balance possible, whilst working nights and weekends.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • client relations
  • patient evaluation and triage
  • care and monitoring of hospitalised patients and critical transfers
  • taking bloods and placing IV catheters
  • anaesthetic monitoring of high risk patients
  • digital radiography, CT scans and lab testing
  • fluid therapy and blood transfusion monitoring

We have an onsite full IDEXX laboratory and blood gas capabilities, smartflow inpatient hospital system, digital radiography, ultrasound, CT, oscillometric blood pressure, doppler, capnography, ECG, endoscopy, fluid therapy and more. We also have access to an Emergency and Critical Care Specialist who provides in-house tutorials on various relevant topics.

You will be able to work well in a fast-paced environment and must be:

  • self-motivated and good at multi-tasking
  • able to communicate effectively with clients and staff
  • a good team player and willing to work extra hours if needed
  • enthusiastic and compassionate
  • skilled at using computers and being familiar with Vetlink software would be an advantage
  • a qualified veterinary nurse with at least 2 years experience
  • applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa

Experience in emergency nursing would be beneficial but not essential. Full training on our emergency protocols will be provided.

We provide a competitive remuneration commensurate with experience and advancement in the practice, continuing education, membership with the NZVNA, new skills and learning opportunities on every shift, and you get to use your skills each day you work!

Please submit your CV or any queries to Erika Smith at clinicmanager@wavh.co.nz

Applications for this position will remain open until we find a great match for the team.



Veterinary Information Systems Officer

College of Sciences
Palmerston North

Due to Covid-19 and the worldwide pandemic, we are currently only accepting applications from New Zealand citizens, New Zealand residents who are either residing in New Zealand or overseas OR applicants who hold a valid work visa and are currently living in New Zealand.

Massey University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital has the position of Veterinary Information Systems Officer available. The position is full time for a fixed term of one year.

We are seeking applications from either qualified veterinary nurses or veterinary technologists with experience or strong interest in patient management and document management systems, reporting software, data processing and other IT related areas, to work primarily in our companion animal hospital, but will also provide support across our farm, equine and wildlife hospitals.

What we can offer

You will be working alongside Veterinary professionals in New Zealand’s only veterinary teaching hospital facility. Massey Vets provides 24/7 emergency critical care for vet clinics throughout the wider Manawatu-Whanganui region. Alongside our community practice, referral clinics and farm, equine and Wildbase hospitals, this leads to a both challenging and extremely rewarding work 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 it is essential that our patient management system, reporting and other IT systems work optimally and integrate well between the various departments.

About you:

  • The successful applicant will provide high-quality project-based work and technical support as part of the management team of the VTH
  • We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, who possess excellent communication skills, are self-motivated, super organised and have a passion for IT and education
  • You will be expected to work in regular business hours between the hours of 8am and 6pm on either an early or late shift, including some after hours and on-call work

Must haves:

  • Vet nursing qualification, diploma or above
  • Certificate in computing (or another demonstrable equivalent)
  • Minimum one years’ experience with employment in a role relating to patient management systems
  • Flexibility to work on a rotating roster
  • Natural empathy toward the cultural, emotional and physical state of our clients, staff and patients alike
  • A team player with a positive attitude
  • A genuine interest in IT and education
  • Be eligible to work in NZ

Enquiries may be directed to Marieke Wijnen, Practice Manager - Companion Animal Hospital by email on M.Wijnen@massey.ac.nz



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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time Permanent Position

BayVets, situated in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, is looking for a full-time permanent Veterinary Nurse to join our large, expanding team, at the Whakatane Vets4Petz clinic.

The Eastern Bay of Plenty, namely Whakatane, has regained its title as the Sunshine capital of New Zealand and is one of the county’s top holiday destinations, boasting Ohope Beach, recently voted again as the NZ’s favorite beach. We aim for work/life balance and are spoilt for choice with mountains, lakes and parks within easy reach for fishing, swimming and cycling.

Our Practice is privately owned with a large animal base in Edgecumbe and small animal clinics based in Whakatane, Edgecumbe and Kawerau. All clinics are well equipped with digital x-ray equipment, dental units and in-house lab diagnostics.

We currently have a team of twelve experienced vets and a large friendly and supportive team of nurses and receptionists that are dedicated in providing the best possible care for our customers and their animals.

We are looking for -

  • A qualified nurse with at least a Certificate qualification, preferably with some experience.
  • A person with excellent communication skills, show respect for others and is welling to develop good relationships within the team, and with our clients.
  • A nurse who is competent at anesthetic monitoring, patients care, and monitoring of hospitalized patients is essential, as well as having pride in the clinic environment.
  • Someone who is enthusiastic and keen to learn and prepared to take on responsibility when asked.
  • Someone who is confident to work on their own, but also enjoys being part of a team.
  • Someone who can remain calm under pressure and maintain a sense of humor would be wonderful!

At BayVets we support CPD, provide registration to Vet Education on-line and NZVNA. Remuneration will be based on experience.

If this sound like you and you want a change of scenery and be part of a great team of Vets and support staff please contact Geoff Wakelin (Geoff.wakelin@bayvets.net.nz) or Carol Lewis-Owen (carol.lewis-owen@bayvets.net.nz) as soon as possible with a covering letter and your CV.


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Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic is looking for a driven and experienced nurses to join our team!

Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic is a fast-paced, exciting small animal practice. Our clinic was custom built 3 years ago and is a spacious, modern and well equipped work environment. Our team is comprised of experienced, passionate veterinary surgeons and nurses.

We are looking for a new nurse to join our expanding team. There are a variety of shifts available, both weekday and weekends.

This is a casual position but has the possibility to lead to guaranteed hours.

Our successful candidate must:

- be driven and able to adapt in a fast-paced environment

- be a team player and have strong communication skills

- have a positive attitude and a passion for nursing and client relations

- have at least 2-3 years of nursing experience, appropriate qualifications and be able to legally work in New Zealand.

- Be confident in working an overnight shift

Previous experience working in an emergency clinic is preferred but not a prerequisite, as is computer literacy and experience using the Vision system.

Applicant is required to be:

- competent at triaging critical patients

- placing IV catheters

- monitoring anaesthetics

- competent in running diagnostic blood tests

- excellent client and team communication

- be able to work independently

- attention to detail

- hardworking and positive attitude

If you are interested in joining our team and stepping into the rewarding field of emergency care, send your CV and a brief cover letter to charlotte@nightvet.co.nz.
Any queries about the position may also be directed to this address.


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Veterinary Nurse/Technician

Kohimarama Veterinary Clinic is a well-established, modern and well equipped privately owned small animal practice in Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs. We have a dedicated team of 3 veterinarians and qualified full-time and part-time nurses. We are looking for an experienced, qualified nurse with a passion for their chosen career. We are seeking a nurse with commitment to building strong relationships with our clients, patients and fellow staff members.

This is a practice with highly skilled veterinarians and nurses who are dedicated to offering their patients the best of care and developing a culture of excellence.

The position involves working 40 hours per week, with rostered shifts and includes some weekends. The position is for a candidate with proven:

- Reliability

- Willingness to work as part of a professional team

- The ability to organise/prioritise

- Great Communication Skills

- A high level of customer service skills

- Veterinary Nursing Qualification (Diploma or degree)

- Ability to monitor anaesthesia, provide surgical assistance and manage a variety of cases with competence.

The job includes shifts on surgical, hospital and reception duties. Training is ongoing and nurses are given the opportunity to put their skills to full use. We provide a high level of care for our patients and a high level of service to our loyal clients.

If you are an experienced qualified veterinary nurse or technician and are interested in advancing your career, this is an ideal opportunity to be part of a dedicated team. Special interests and continuing professional development is encouraged.

Send your application and CV to russellt@kohivet.co.nz