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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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Pet Wellness Programme Coordinator (1 FTE)

Veterinary Enterprises Group Ltd is New Zealand’s largest vet company 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 patient wellness 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 (1 FTE) based in Te Awamutu and there is 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:

  • Vet nursing experience (highly desirable).
  • Previous business management and leadership experience (highly 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.

The listing closes 7 September 2018

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The North Shore Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care team are leading the way in emergency veterinary medicine. We provide our emergency and critical care services for Aucklands’ North Shore, Rodney and Warkworth area by partnering with the referring vets in these regions so we can look after their clients during out of hours.

If you are looking for a fulfilling, exciting and rewarding job in Veterinary nursing, then this is the job for you!

We are looking for an emergency veterinary night nurse to cover 3 nights per week on rostered shifts to join our dynamic night shift team.

Skills and Experience:

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience post qualification in practice.
  • Preferably be experienced in emergency and/or critical care nursing.
  • Enjoy being a night owl.
  • Love the variety of the workload and working at a quicker pace.
  • Show a high standard of care to our patients and also to our clients.
  • Be driven to continue to learn new skills
  • Be a team player

If this sounds like you and you want to work alongside experienced vets and nurses on a variety of intensive care cases then come and join our team. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply.

Please email your CV and cover letter to the Practice Manager Kelly McFarlane




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Full Time Permanent Vet Nursing Position

Are you a qualified vet nurse looking to work in a modern progressive veterinary clinic? Are you self-motivated and enjoy working as a part of a team?

Vet Services Dannevirke is seeking to employ a vet nurse who is passionate about animal care and furthering their career through continuing professional development. Vet Services is a mixed practice with 2 full time equivalent companion animal veterinarians within a 7 vet team. A wide range of nursing skills will be utilised on a daily basis.

CPD is supported and NZVNA membership is paid for.

The purpose built building contains all the modern equipment required for a busy companion practice and sees a large and varied caseload. This position is available from the 3rd of September. If you please send your CV and cover letter to the practice manager.

Applications close 24th August 2018.

Simon Marshall simon@vsdvk.co.nz



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Full Time Vet Nurse - Amberley

We have a vacancy for a qualified, experienced nurse to join our expanding team. We’re looking for a well organised, motivated, team player who can remain calm in emergencies.
Full time role, plus extra hours when on after hours roster – On call roster is 1:5 weekends.

We provide a well-equipped and modern facility with on-site digital radiology, ultrasound, laboratory, Smartflow technology with lots of space.

If you are interested in increasing your skills, or have a special interest, we will support you with training and development. We will provide medical insurance for you after 3 months service.

We enjoy an often challenging and varied caseload, which includes working dogs, so if you are looking for variety, then we can provide it. Our duties roster provides the opportunity to experience a variety of duties on a regular basis, which helps develop your skills further.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please send your CV and cover letter to:-

Elaine McDuff
HR Manager


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Head of CA Nursing Services

North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics is a 4 clinic mixed practice located 45 minutes north of Christchurch. Our location in North Canterbury means we enjoy all the benefits of rural town living, with everything that Canterbury has to offer on our back doorstep. Close to the Southern Alps, lifestyle choices abound with a wide range of recreational pursuits, fishing, boating, tramping, mountain biking, climbing, and we are 1 hour away from some of the best snow skiing in the country.

We are looking for a qualified Veterinary Technician/Nurse ideally with 3-4 years minimum experience in Companion Animal Practice, with an interest in Leadership to apply for our vacancy. This is a permanent position based in the township of Amberley where we currently have 4 vets who are supported by a further 13 vets based at the other 3 clinics. The role will have responsibility for all Nursing services across the 4 clinics and will lead the team of 9 to deliver outstanding patient care in excellent facilities. The role offers a significant scope and potential to further develop your clinical and leadership skills in this exciting Companion Animal Business.

The successful applicant would be working alongside a great team of support staff, experienced Veterinarians, Technicians, Sales Reps and Business Manager. We have a real focus on quality service, dedicated care of the patient and teamwork whilst having fun.

We offer a generous remuneration package:

  • Highly competitive salary & benefits package
  • Relocation Allowance (if applicable)
  • NZVNA fees paid
  • Full support and management training available
  • CPD Allowance plus Individual Development Plan
  • 20 Days Annual Leave per annum
  • Uniform
  • Medical Insurance
  • Staff purchasing privileges

Please email your application to:-

Elaine McDuff, HR Manager
North Canterbury Veterinary Clinics Ltd


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We are currently looking for 2 nurses:

The first is a 6 month maternity cover that would be great for an experienced or newly qualified nurse looking to get their foot in the door. The position will involve mainly reception work but also the chance to work in other areas as needed

The second position is for a full-time nurse.

This is a great opportunity for a qualified vet nurse with great people skills to work in our friendly small animal clinics
The ideal candidate must have a nursing qualification and ideally have at least 2 years’ experience, excellent reception skills and work well within a small team environment but also be confident to work sole position for some of the hours
Most hours will likely be at our Island Bay Branch but you may also be required at Karori.
We are looking for someone to help the clinic move forward to its next stage so would be great for someone wishing to progress further.

We have a strong focus on customer service and getting to know our clients and their pets, so you must have empathy and be a good communicator.
If you are interested please email you CV and cover letter to: office@karorivet.co.nz


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Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist


Do you have a passion for animals and hold a recognised veterinary nursing qualification? We need you!

We are a busy 4 vet small animal practice on Auckland's North Shore looking for a qualified and experienced veterinary nurse for a full time position.

Put your skills to work in this busy customer-focused clinic.

We are looking for someone who is friendly, enthusiastic and self-motivated who strives to work in a team-based environment. We are fully equipped with an in-house laboratory, digital xray and ultrasound.

In return we offer full support and encouragement to develop your veterinary nurisng skills. You will get the opportunity to place iv catheters, take blood samples, run them on our in-house lab machines, perform dental descales as well as bandaging, anaesthetic monitoring and the usual veterinary nursing duties

Continuing education is encouraged and NZVNA membership is paid for.

If you would like to join our great team please send your CV and cover letter to:

Kathy Waugh
Practice Manager
Email: fh.vets@xtra.co.nz


Pet Doctors

Mt Eden – Auckland

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Full-time Veterinary Nurse


We are keen to hear from a confident veterinary nurse who would like to join us in a full-time position in our Mt Eden clinic in Auckland. We are a smaller team, made up of 2 awesome vets, our 3 lovely nurses, a team leader and a dedicated front-of-house. We would like you to join us and help us meet the demands in our clinic!


If you are interested, please email us your CV and a bit about yourself to talent@nzpetdoctors.co.nz


We look forward to hearing form you!


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UCOL's Health and Science Faculty is seeking two professional Veterinary Nursing Lecturers to fill two permanent, part time (0.75 FTE, 30 hour per week) vacancies at the Palmerston North campus.

The successful candidates will hold a Level 6 Veterinary Nursing qualification and have a minimum of two years clinical small animal veterinary nursing experience. These candidates would be experienced and competent in all aspects of veterinary nursing including but not limited to anaesthesia, medical nursing, and surgical nursing; and may also include diagnostics, reception animal care and behaviour.

The successful candidates will also possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with a vast range of people and possess excellent organisation skills. It would be a strong advantage if you have previous teaching experience and had completed the Certificate in Adult Teaching (Advanced) (CATA) or equivalent.

As Lecturers you are responsible for teaching and clinical supervision in this programme. You will be naturally inspiring, bringing a passion and love of this career path which will flow through your programme delivery and guidance within the class. In this role you will spend 2-5 days a week as a clinical supervisor at our associated veterinary clinics teaching and assessing students on their competency in their clinical skills. Strong communication skills and the ability to remain calm are key to clinical teaching. In order to deliver the best programme to your students you will be expected to use effective teaching skills that meet the needs of a variety of students. In addition there will be teaching clinical skills in simulated situations on campus.

The Universal College of Learning is a government-funded Institute of Technology, with four campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Levin and the Wairarapa. It meets the needs of local communities and industry by providing tertiary level training to over 6,000 students each year through a wide range of programmes from entry level certificates and foundation courses to diplomas, degrees and opportunities in post graduate study.

At UCOL we embrace diversity, talent and performance, and provide our staff with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

All your details must be registered on https://careers.ucol.ac.nz/home for you to be able to apply for a job with UCOL. As soon as you register and then apply for a role, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and will be required to undergo pre-employment checks; which will include completing New Zealand Police Vetting as part of The Vulnerable Children's Act 2014 and may also include pre-employment drug and alcohol testing in this safety sensitive role.



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Veterinary Nurse Required

Te Puke Veterinary Centre (Bay of Plenty)

We are looking for a Vet Nurse to join our friendly, caring team. You will be working with a great group of vets and vet nurses in a busy small animal clinic in the sunny Bay of Plenty. The clinic is spacious and fully equipped including In-house blood testing, digital x-ray processor, dental machine, ultrasound and anaesthetic monitoring.

The person we are looking for must:

  • hold a recognised vet nursing qualification
  • have a compassionate, calm disposition
  • have a warm & friendly manner and good customer service skills
  • be happy to work as part of a team

The role includes surgical, hospital and reception duties and can be either full time or part time.
Te Puke has a warm sunny climate and is close to Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Rotorua. The area offers a range of outdoor and recreational activities.

For more information or if you wish to apply please forward a copy of your CV with a covering letter (no later than 8th August) to:

Dan Schluter
Te Puke Veterinary Centre
Phone: 021 135 2865
Email: dans@tepukevets.co.nz




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Full Time Veterinary Nurse: Queenstown

We are seeking a Veterinary Nurse to join our companion animal team in our well equipped, modern purpose built clinic. This is a full time position including rostered Saturdays.

Our ideal candidate will also 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
  • Compassionate, understanding and friendly with an outgoing personality!

To be successful in your application we require someone with great relationship skills, time management, attention to detail and reliability. You will have a Certificate or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

Please email your CV and cover letter to careers@vetent.co.nz.

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


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Full Time or Part Time Veterinary Nursing Positions Available

Do you need to work a little or work a lot?

Ours is a family friendly practice with flexible hours to suit your commitments, full time or part time, we’d love to hear from you.

Our practice owners have young families too and understand what a challenge it can be to find the right balance of work and family life. Our practice of three clinics located in central Auckland is busier than ever and we need more nurses to become part of our happy team.

Our team is friendly and fun loving and very supportive of one another which means we have a very low staff turnover. We love to get to know our patients and their owners and our team has will always go the extra mile to provide excellent customer service and the highest standard of patient care.

We have a yearly allocation for CPD, staff buying benefits and much more.

In return we’re looking for someone with

  • A Veterinary Nursing qualification ( Certificate or Diploma)
  • Experience preferred
  • A warm friendly personality
  • Great communication and organisational skills
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of Veterinary nursing procedures

Like to know more? You’re welcome to come and see our practice for yourself and have a chat with our team. Simply send us an email telling us a little about yourself and attach your CV to rachelle@veterinarycare.co.nz


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Surgical and Hospital Nursing Team Leader

Veterinary Services (HB) Ltd operates clinics in the Hawkes Bay, Dannevirke and Wairarapa areas. The Hastings Clinic is looking to fill an exciting new position of Surgery and Hospital Nursing Team Leader. The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of the Hastings SA nursing hospital and surgical services.

Ideally we are looking for a highly motivated individual who possesses the following attributes;

  • Proven leadership attributes that include being a good communicator and a team player.
  • Strong clinical nursing experience and the ability to be flexible in the working environment.
  • Shows respect and communicates effectively with both colleagues and clients.
  • Able to impart knowledge on to less experienced members of the team and help them grow their skill base as nurses.

These attributes will enable the provision of clinical and professional support to the nursing team. In return the successful person will receive support from the Hastings Clinic Management, higher end remuneration and the ability to make positive changes to the nursing routines and standards.

Usually a standard 8 hour day is worked with a set roster being shared with other staff between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday, and 8.00am to 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday. There is a requirement to be on-call as part of a shared roster.

Vet Services Hastings has 7 SA vets working in a busy clinic catering for all things small animals. Our work includes a high case load of orthopaedic cases (MMP cruciate surgery, complex fracture repair) as well as routine and non- routine soft tissue surgery. The clinic also has a special interest in canine reproduction. We are an accredited clinic and are dedicated to high clinical standards.

Hawkes' Bay offers a fantastic climate complete with wineries, restaurants and beaches.

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

Nicola Sutherland
Vet Services (HB) Ltd
801 w Heretaunga Street Hastings, 4120
Or email:nicola.sutherland@vshb.co.nz





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