Veterinary Nurse - Emergency and Critical Care

Massey University

Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Nurses

Sep 3

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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 full-time, permanent 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 Manawatu - 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 of 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.


  • Vet Nursing Qualification of Diploma or above
  • Minimum one years' 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 New Zealand

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

Enquiries may be directed to Natasha Curlew, Frontline Services Manager on 06 3569099 or email

Closing date: 23 September 2021

Reference number: CS_SVSVTHMUPEC_1146_08/21

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