Emergency and Critical Nurse : Part time Position

After Hours Vet Clinic

Canterbury, New Zealand

Part time

Veterinary Nurses

Aug 17

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Emergency and Critical Nurse : Part time Position

Want to work in a faced paced environment where no two days are ever the same. The Christchurch After Hours Veterinary Clinic has a unique opportunity for an experienced and highly professional veterinary nurse to join the team. We are an emergency veterinary facility servicing over 40 shareholder clinics throughout the Christchurch and Canterbury region. We are open nights, weekends and public holidays. We provide emergency and critical care veterinary medicine to Canterbury pets. We have recently relocated into a purpose built fully equipped clinic with digital radiography, full Idexx laboratory, SurgiVet and Edan monitors, ECG, fluid pumps, syringe driver and more.


Your role will include all the usual nursing duties including patient triage and nursing consults, placing i/v catheters, venipuncture, taking radiographs, surgical nursing and anaesthetic monitoring. You need to be a fast learner, empathetic person who is confident, enthusiastic and engaged. The ability to multitask and work well under pressure in an environment where emotions can run high is essential. The work hours are overnight shifts, weekends and public holidays.  


Essential skills and attributes;  

  • Minimum 2 years nursing experience  
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and/or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree or equivalent  
  • Availability to work nights, weekends and public holidays  
  • Consistently demonstrate high quality patient care  
  • Willingness to assist with short notice shift cover, if required  


  • Experience in a referral (specialist) hospital or emergency nursing  
  • Experience in monitoring critical patients  
  • Knowledge of Vision, Smartflow and Idexx lab machines  

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


Pay is commensurate with experience and qualifications, however we are offering excellent renumeration to the ideal candidate, along with the opportunity to acquire new and diverse skills. If you would like to become part of the dynamic AHVC team, please email your application, including a cover letter and resume, outlining your suitability against the above mentioned criteria to: 


Katrina Lowe

Nursing Team Leader 

After Hours Veterinary Centre 

146 Antigua St 


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