Veterinary Nurse

Taranaki Veterinary Centre

Taranaki, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Nurses

Jan 28

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Job description

Due to increasing workload and constant expansion of our business Taranaki Veterinary Centre is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Veterinary Nurse to complement our experienced team in Hawera. We are looking for a Diploma or Bachelor qualified nurse but will consider other candidates for the right team fit. You will join the nursing team in providing excellent care to our patients and clients undertaking all aspects of nursing care, with no reception duties. Hours are 40 per week, shifts vary between 7.30am and 5.30pm rotating through wards, theatre, prep and nurse consults. You will be required to take part in a fair after hour and bank holiday roster. Salary starting at $46 000 (exc after hours) for new graduates and increasing depending on experience. An interest or further study in surgical or dental nursing would be an advantage as this has been an area of great growth for us. We actively support our team in pursuing areas that are of interest to them and offer generously funded CPD.

About us

TVC Hawera is a friendly, warm and staff orientated practice located in beautiful South Taranaki. We work closely together with our satellite branches in Stratford and Patea, holding regular meetings to ensure continuity and standards of care across the board. We have a wellbeing team and take a proactive approach in supporting our nurses’ personal wellbeing and career development. Flexible working hours will be considered for the right candidate. We are a family orientated practice with many staff having children in the local schools.

About the team

Our fantastic small animal department in Hawera consists of 6 full time and 4 part time vets, 8 qualified veterinary nurses and 2 full time nursing students. Nurses are encouraged to provide clinical coaching to the students throughout the day while performing their normal duties. We are a high standard first opinion team that fully work up medical cases and perform advanced surgical procedures e.g. TPLO, extracapsular cruciate repair and perineal urethrostomy. The hospital is well equipped with ultrasound, digital and dental radiography and echocardiography. We have an onsite IDEXX laboratory including haematology, biochemistry and full urinalysis, including sediview.

Applicant requirements

Diploma or Bachelor qualified nurse OR a nurse with on-the-job experience. Someone who is forward thinking, proactive and works well in a team as well as having the ability to work independently when required.


  • An excellent work- life balance
  • A mix of 8 hours shifts between 7.30am and 5.30pm across all nursing roles with an hour lunch break
  • A very fair after hours roster. Approx 1 in 8 weekends on call and 1 in 8 overnight on call (Mon-Thurs)
  • Family friendly, flexible work hours considered for the right candidate
  • Wellbeing focussed employer
  • 4 weeks paid holiday per annum
  • Paid Birthday leave
  • A half day paid Christmas shopping leave
  • 10 days paid sick leave per annum
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Scrubs provided
  • Generous CPD allowance and paid training days
  • CPD and specialisation encouraged
  • NZVNA membership paid
  • Discounted veterinary fees for your own pets
  • Inter-clinic social events and an annual Christmas party
  • Relocation allowance available for the right candidate

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