Surgical Veterinary Nurse

Rangiora Veterinary Centre

Canterbury, New Zealand

Full time

NZ$25-29.99 (hourly)

Veterinary Nurses

Sep 21

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About us:

 Our vision is simple: to be The Centre of Veterinary Excellence and Innovation and we are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and driven team player to help us achieve this. Our goals are set around Care, Community, Communication and Continuous Improvement.


We are a proudly independent, privately owned practice having been serving our North Canterbury community for over 50 years. With 34 vets and over 50 support staff, we work closely as a team to deliver a wide range of services. We are proud of our purpose-built, state of the art clinic which includes our near new spacious hospital, 2 large theatres, a dental suite, 20 walk-in kennels, 6 consult rooms and a separate cattery all built to Best Practice Hospital Standards. 

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About you:

 Our values are Excellence, Empathy and Respect, Team and Community and Innovation. If you share these values and you enjoy developing strong relationships with clients, working in a team environment and have fantastic people skills, then this is the job for you!


About the Position: 

 With a specialist surgeon operating already and a further fellowship surgeon joining the practice in October we are looking for a veterinary nurse who has a strong interest in surgery.


The ideal applicant will have a vet nursing diploma qualification, you will need to be enthusiastic, adaptable and proactive and be committed to providing a first-rate service that exceeds our BESTPractice Accredited hospital standards. We are very well resourced having all the equipment that you would expect from a leading veterinary practice to service referring clinics from around the South Island.


We also have our own dedicated emergency and critical care vets and nurses 24/7 to provide intensive care to compromised patients.


The position is full time, you would have 1 late night per week and a 1 in 4 Saturday roster (although this is currently a 1 in 6 roster)


You will work alongside our Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia and our lead surgical nurse whom has extensive surgical and rehabilitation experience working in a surgical referral centre.


Your nursing skills will be well utilised and you will be well supported through a training and an induction period by a team of 20 skilled and fun nurses.


We can offer the successful candidate the following:

  •  Very Competitive Remuneration 
  • External and internal training opportunities

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

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