Massey University

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Surgeons

Dec 10

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College of Sciences

Palmerston North

The School of Veterinary Science at Massey University invites applications for the position of Practising/ Senior Practising Veterinarian / Professional Clinician in Dairy Cattle Health and Production based in the mighty Manawatu of New Zealand.

If you are interested in inspiring and engaging the next generation of veterinarians this is the ideal opportunity for you. The position is suited to an ambitious dairy cattle veterinarian who wishes to develop their career in teaching dairy cattle health and production. You will provide clinical services to clients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (primarily dairy cattle, but also other production animal species) and participate in teaching on-farm visits, in practicals, tutorials, and lectures

This position will also provide you with a variety of opportunities to develop your career in cooperation alongside veterinary and animal scientists with world-class expertise in pastoral animal health, preventative medicine, pastoral nutrition, information systems, theriogenology and epidemiology.

The position is very much about clinical work, which is now recognised by Massey for promotion criteria. You must hold a veterinary degree registrable in New Zealand and have clinical experience.

Why Massey?

The School of Veterinary Science advances knowledge in animal health and welfare, biosecurity, conservation, and sustainable productivity. We are a world-leader in our field, working with governments, other universities, international and national organisations and companies to improve animal health and production, and human health.

In addition to a base salary and superannuation, the University has additional holidays and affiliate service and product discounts

Development opportunities to further your career growth working for an accredited employer

If you are not familiar with Palmerston North, it is a family-friendly, eminently bikeable, compact city of approximately 88,000 people and is centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand

There is easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, road and mountain biking clubs, outstanding golf courses, and surfing. The city has a vibrant café culture, abundant restaurants, diverse community groups, large cultural city events, and hosts international attractions.

In less than two hours' drive, you can be immersed in the vibrant capital city culture of Wellington, you could tour our world-renown wine-growing country in the sunny Hawke's Bay or you could be water skiing in New Zealand's crown tourist spot; lake Taupo. And we cannot forget the outstanding ski fields in NZ's central plateau. So, are your lifestyle pursuits within easy reach like ours?

Enquiries of an academic nature may be directed to Dr Danielle Gifford ( or Prof Richard Laven (

Interviews will commence after the closing date of Sunday, 16 January 2022.

Reference number: CS_SVSFS_1469_11/21

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