Exotics Veterinary Nurse / Clinic Coordinator

The Referral Centre

Tauranga, BayPlenty, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Surgeons

Feb 22

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Veterinary Nurse/Clinic Coordinator Position at The Referral

Centre Tauranga Satellite Clinic – Exotics Referral

We are after an experienced Veterinary nurse interested in working in exotics, critical care and afterhours emergency nursing to drive our Referral Centre in Tauranga.

The Bay Referral Centre will work in collaboration with the Bay After Hours Veterinary Hospital and will be open a couple of days per week initially with the room to grow as the clinic grows. There will also be a requirement for a weekend shift at the Bay After Hours to support the exotic expert with hospitalised cases. The clinic will be set up with specialised equipment to enable us to give the best standard of care to these special patients!

You will be a dedicated, professional, experienced vet nurse with great attention to detail and the passion to work in a positive, forward-thinking nursing team.

You will be fully trained and assisted during your induction by our exotics expert Dr. Martin Earles, BVSc, MANZCVS (Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • client relations and coordination of exotic referrals and appointments
  • ordering of specialised medications and maintenance of specialised equipment
  • handling and treating of exotic pets
  • patient evaluation, triage, CPR and wound care
  • care and monitoring of exotic hospitalised patients
  • anaesthesia of exotic pets
  • digital radiography and lab testing
  • fluid therapy and blood transfusion

We will have an in-house full laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, ventilator, oscillometric blood pressure, ECG, fluid therapy, constant rate infusion, resuscitation and more.

You will be able to work well in a fast paced environment and must be:

  • self-motivated and good at multi-tasking
  • communicate effectively with clients and staff
  • a good team player and willing to work extra hours
  • enthusiastic and compassionate
  • experience in exotics is preferred but if you are comfortable in your handling skills, we are happy to provide training to the right applicant
  • skilled at using computers and being familiar with VetLink software would be an advantage
  • a qualified veterinary nurse with at least 2 years’ experience (less experience for the right candidate is considered)
  • applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa

We provide a competitive remuneration commensurate with experience and advancement in the practice, continuing education allowance, NZVNA membership, new learning opportunities at every shift, and you get to use your skills every day!

You will be an experienced nurse (minimum two years). However, applicants with less experience will be considered if you have the attributes necessary to excel in this position.

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