Ministry of Primary Industries

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Surgeons

Aug 4

Think all veterinary careers are the same? Working at Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand offers a new pathway for your veterinary career.

Veterinarians at MPI are a vital part of New Zealand's Primary Industries. The roles at MPI will put your veterinary skills and qualifications to work supporting animal welfare and New Zealand's export of primary produce! MPI offer a pathway that you may not have considered.

Verification Services within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are looking for qualified veterinarians who are eligible to be registered with the NZ Veterinary Council. You don't have to be currently practising as MPI can work with you to obtain registration.

These roles are based in meat processing plants across the country within supportive and sociable teams. They focus on auditing the plants to ensure that assurances for export products are maintained by the operators and their processes.

You will:

  • Complete ante mortem inspections and occasionally provide judgement on post-mortem inspection
  • Work to a variety of stakeholders - from plant operators to general staff
  • Attend and facilitate internal, external and market access reviews
  • Communicate positively with internal and external industry stakeholders

MPI offers full technical training, and the support of a wider team of experts to support you as you grow in the role.

Some of the other benefits include monthly rostered hours with no on call requirements, we cover your membership of the NZVA and annual payment of your practising certificate.

We have roles throughout New Zealand - in our main centres and regionally to allow you to explore what New Zealand has to offer.

To view the position description and/or apply online please click "APPLY NOW" or visit the MPI Careers Site

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it - click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options. Ministry of Primary Industries can support your move to New Zealand.

If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sean Hill at

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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