Internship in Equine Clinical Studies

Massey University

Palmerston North, New Zealand

Full time

NZ$32.3-37.5k (annually)

Veterinary Nurses

Oct 15

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College of Sciences

Palmerston North

Du​e to Covid-19 and the worldwide pandemic, we are currently only accepting applications from New Zealand Citizens, New Zealand Residents who are either residing in New Zealand or overseas OR applicants who hold a valid work visa and are currently living in New Zealand.

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If you are an enthusiastic, hardworking, and eager Veterinary Intern in Equine Clinical Studies, come and join the team at Massey University. You will primarily be assisting with the provision of equine diagnostic and treatment services to the referral and first opinion cases in the Equine Veterinary Clinic. You will also be involved with case management, monitoring and treatment and work together with the team to achieve optimal outcomes for referred cases.

As well as being assigned on a rotating basis to clinical services, you will be scheduled for after-hours on-call duties, shared with other interns. The position includes participation in the clinical teaching of undergraduates, including supervision of final year students in the veterinary teaching hospital, and practical classes within the veterinary and equine science programs.

‘Tāwharau Ora’ - Massey University Vet Teaching Hospital ensures that students who choose to pursue the path of a veterinarian will enter into a school that promotes the concept of the School of Veterinary Science being a sanctuary of wellbeing, of healing, of recovery for people and animals. This concept is a lens from which staff assist, teach and guide students and a lens for students to view their learning and responsibility towards animals that they take into their care.

What we can offer you the following:

  • Supervision by veterinarians, board-certified in equine medicine, surgery and theriogenology
  • Opportunity to accomplish a broad range of equine practical skills
  • University environment experience, including regular participation in journal club, and case rounds Opportunities to assist in a clinically-oriented research project
  • Prospects to work in equine private practice, medicine, surgery, imaging and undertake residencies
  • A state of the art veterinary environment working along with up to three other interns (four in total currently)
  • A chance to inspire future veterinarians and work with some exceptional student talent

You must possess a veterinary degree registerable (General preferred) or Limited Academic Scope with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand [ a successful applicant, you would preferably have a minimum of one year of mixed or equine veterinary practice experience, although recent graduates will be considered. We engender initiative, enthusiasm, flexibility, and expect effective communication skills to work within our dynamic team environment.

This appointment is for a duration of 12 months and the start date will be in January 2021.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be addressed to Dr Erica Gee ph: +64 6 3569099 ext. 85163 email

Closing date: 4 November 2020

Reference number: CS_SVSME_554_10/20

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