Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Small Animal

Green Island Veterinary Clinic

Dunedin, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Nurses

Apr 2

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse required

Green Island Veterinary Clinic

100% small animal

Do you want to join a friendly team of professionals working in a modern, well equipped, small animal practice?

A vacancy has become available at the Green Island Veterinary Clinic for a qualified Veterinary Nurse to work alongside 4 other nurses and 4 Veterinarians.

We are a primary care practice located in Green Island, providing small animal medical and surgical services to our clients in the Dunedin area.

We offer clients compassionate care for their pets. Everything we do is to help owners give their pets their best life possible.

We are well equipped with digital dental xray and IM3 dental equipment, digital general xray, ultrasound, endoscopy, ECG, a comprehensive in house IDEXX lab and more. We use Ezyvet practice management software.

This is an ideal opportunity in Dunedin, where good nursing jobs are limited and there is ample opportunity to enjoy the recreational opportunities that Dunedin and Otago offer.

We need a qualified Veterinary Nurse, at least holding the National certificate in Veterinary Nursing, and with relevant experience in veterinary practice. You must be a NZ resident or citizen or already hold a valid NZ work visa and be currently residing within New Zealand and be available for an in-person interview in Dunedin.

We are looking for the right person for our team. Importantly we are looking for someone who will approach work in a positive manner, be an asset to our team and provide exceptional service and care to our clients and their pets.

A desire for continuous improvement and attention to detail are paramount as well as the attribute of being personally accountable for following through on any commitments they make to clients and other staff.

The role would be best suited to an experienced nurse but a recently qualified person or a candidate who would be interested in a clinical or administration leadership role are encouraged to apply as well. We can be flexible with hours of work and would look to offer the right candidate a role that suits both them and the practice.

The position will cover all aspects of Veterinary nursing including surgical and medical care, clinical pathology, reception and administration duties.

There will a requirement to participate in an on-call roster with the rostered vet.

Currently this commitment is approximately one weekend night every 2 months on the greater Dunedin roster and a weeknight once a fortnight covering our own practice.

Currently clinic opening hours are,

Monday to Friday

7.30 am until 6.00 pm

Saturday, 8.30 am until noon (these opening hours may be extended in the future).

Actual hours of work for this vacancy are open to negotiation but will fall within these hours. As the workload of a veterinary clinic can be unpredictable, some flexibility and a willing attitude to work beyond the normal hours of work at times will be required.

Application process;

Send your application including a C.V and a cover letter to


The Cover letter should include anything relevant that you think we should know about you while considering your application.

Alternatively sent your application to,

Scott Drummond

Green Island Veterinary Clinic Ltd

185a Main South Road,

Green Island

Dunedin 9018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further consideration.

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