Veterinary Nurse

Aorangi Veterinary Services Ltd

Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Nurses


Aug 26

Closes: Oct 10, 2023



Are you the vet nurse who will fit into our fun-loving team?

About Us

We are an owner/operator mixed animal practice proudly serving South and Mid Canterbury and the Mackenzie Country for more than 45 years. 

With clinics in Geraldine, Fairlie, and Timaru, our vision is to be the people’s vet practice of choice. Judging by our loyal client base, featuring several intergenerational families, we think we’re on the right track.

We are a team who fosters positive relationships through communication and awareness and we’re proud to deliver progressive evidence based veterinary medicine. We focus on preventative animal health to improve the lives of people and their animals. 

Our private independent practice places value on having a high-functioning collegial team, that achieves our goals while having fun. We consider ourselves a supportive, and quality-motivated practice. Our emphasis is on providing high standards of client care, good outcomes, and a sense of satisfaction from a job well done.

As an employer we value our people and believe that our success is underpinned by positive and productive employment relationships. We’re a friendly, lively, and passionate group looking forward to welcoming a new member to our team.

About Your Role

We are looking for a veterinary nurse to join our team on a permanent basis.

This role will join the dedicated team at our BESTPRACTICE® accredited Timaru clinic, although the successful applicant may have the opportunity to work at any Aorangi Veterinary clinic.

All our clinics have up-to-date equipment including digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, and a full Idexx laboratory suite. We have a large companion animal client base and provide veterinary care and products for a range of farm clients and lifestylers.

The role is predominately as a vet nurse; however, there may be occasions when we need you to cover reception. 

We see this job being between 35 - 40 hours per week however we're more than willing to consider part time or job share - we can be flexible.

Regular clinic hours are 8:00 am until 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday morning clinics are between 10 am until 11.30 am.

Occasionally, we might ask you to be on-call during weekends or after hours.

 We are looking for someone with:

  • at least two years' experience in a vet clinic
  • previous reception experience
  • a veterinary nursing qualification
  • strong communication skills
  • confident using computer software
  • approachable, personable, and empathetic with a passion for customer service
  • an enthusiastic approach, plus a willingness to learn and take on responsibility
  • the ability to work well within a team environment
  • ability to multi-task, remain calm under pressure and be detail orientated
  • knowledge of farming practices and large animal products would also be an advantage

Our offering to you

We located are in the stunning South Island of New Zealand, about 2 hours south of Christchurch and its international airport. 

With a drive time of just over an hour from mountains to the sea, we truly live the snow to surf lifestyle here. The Timaru District offers an enviable way of life with high quality affordable housing, access to excellent facilities, schools, and great café/dining scene, plus one of New Zealand’s best loved beaches. 

Wanaka, Queenstown, and the Southern Lakes all beckon as easy weekend visits, as does majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

We offer a fun, friendly, supportive, environment. 

Professional development is strongly encouraged at AVS and we have an excellent training programme covering product knowledge, systems, processes, customer service and so much more.

We care. For each other, for the animals and for our clients. Come join us.   


Please apply through VetJobsNZ

If you would like to talk about the role before applying, please contact

Sam Devries 

Clinic Manager

Aorangi Vets

(03) 687 9378

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