EQUINE INTERNSHIP POSITION - 12 month contract beginning August / September 2021

Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre

Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand

Full time

Jun 4

The Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre is seeking applicants for a newly established equine internship programme, commencing in later this year.

The position is for a fixed 12-month term.

You will work as part of our equine team, based at our purpose built hospital near Cambridge. Our team consists of eleven veterinarians, supported by eight nurses and six office staff.

The internship position is primarily hospital based. Caseload is high and varied, including medicine, surgery, some reproduction, lameness and other performance horse work. You will have the opportunity to work alongside an experienced group of practitioners with a wide range of skills, including two board-certified surgeons and a surgical resident in training.  

Excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a desired to improve your skills and knowledge as an equine practitioner is a prerequisite.

The position will require some out-of-hours and weekend duties to be shared on a rotating roster. Accommodation, mobile phone expenses and registration fees will be covered, as will CPD expenses. There will be access to a work vehicle for use when on-call for the practice.

Applicants MUST be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Veterinary Council and preferably are already resident of New Zealand to circumvent current COVID related border restrictions. However, there are VISA’s available for entry to New Zealand under the Critical Skills Migrant Worker Category and we will support any VISA applications to gain entry to New Zealand.

Applications should include a cover letter and a CV including the names of two referees.

Otherwise, please email for more information emma@wevc.co.nz 

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