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This is a rare opportunity to join our mixed practice located in Methven in the heart of Mid Canterbury along the foothills of the Southern Alps.
We are looking for a well rounded, enthusiastic and dedicated vet who is keen to be part of a friendly, close knit team of professionals. You will ideally have at least 2 to 3 years experience, although we would be happy to consider a new or recent graduate with the right attitude. We will happily offer you all the help, support and encouragement you would need to further your vet career or get you off to a great start!
The position is mixed - you need to enjoy small animal work but also be happy to calve cows in Spring.
We've an experienced team of 7 vets with an average of over 15 years in practice, backed up by an awesome team of admin staff and vet techs.
There's a strong team focus and we work hard to create a fun, relaxed and rewarding work environment, whilst providing the best service and advice for our clients.
Paddock Vets is an established, thriving mixed practice with a strong dairy focus, servicing new, modern and progressive dairy farms in the mid Canterbury area as well as sheep and beef properties up the Rakaia and Ashburton Gorge. We also look after the small animal needs of the Methven Township and surrounding areas. We’ve a great client base with a variety of interesting work.
You will operate out of a purpose built clinic with digital x-ray, in house blood analysis and all the equipment you will require to perform your duties including a vehicle will be provided.
Methven, is just over an hour SW of Christchurch and offers a fantastic lifestyle. It's a friendly town with plenty of social life, cafes, restaurants and bars and sports and activities of all kinds are available on the doorstep from tennis, squash or rugby to skiing and tramping. Methven is also the resort town for the Mt Hutt ski field and there's the new Opuke hot pools to relax in after a hard day at work.
It’s also perfect for families with plenty to do and has great schooling with a primary school and high school located in the town - both with a great reputation.
We offer a generous salary package depending on experience, and CPD is actively encouraged. The roster is equally shared with no evening or weekend clinics and time off in lieu of weekends worked.
For further information or to place and application please contact
Dr Chris Watson
2 Chapman St
Tel : +64 3 3028866
Mobile : +64 27 6029945
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