Equine Veterinarian Sports Medicine Specialist

Veterinary Associates Equine

Karaka, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Surgeons


Jun 2

Veterinary Associates Equine is a rapidly expanding and progressive general and referral practice with a hospital located in Karaka, South Auckland. We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinarian to join our team. 

Our practice services a wide range of clients including; racing, sport horses, breeding work and leisure clients. As the lameness and poor performance case load has grown, we are looking for a sports medicine specialist to completement our team of vets. Veterinarians on staff include two board-certified surgeons, a board-certified internist, and a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Medicine and 8 ambulatory vets and several interns. 

We are committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with regular team meetings, journal club, Friday happy hours, and regular team-building activities. We pride ourselves on a work environment that is supportive, friendly, and engages a team-approach. 

Ideally the successful candidate will wish to work in a fun and supportive team environment and welcome joining a practice that provides high-quality veterinary care. In addition, the candidate will have a positive outlook, attention to detail, and strong communication skills. We aim to provide world class care to our patients; pride in one’s work and a desire to continue to develop veterinary skills with the latest research are important attributes in a potential candidate. 

New Zealand is renowned for the great outdoors, and our local area is no exception. We have incredible beaches, surf, fishing, forest and bush walks, and great local schools. Being on the outskirts of a large city, there are many restaurants, and city culture is a short drive away. Many of our staff are involved in equestrian sports, including popular local hunts, show jumping, pony club, racing, and polo. This is a great opportunity to join the dedicated, Vet Associates family and to be part of our growing practice in beautiful New Zealand! https://www.newzealand.com/nz/auckland/ 

A vehicle is provided and a competitive salary will be commensurate with experience. In addition, paid licensure, a CE/CPD budget, cell phone package, paid NZVA/NZEVA membership, and paid professional liability are all part of the benefits package. New Zealand offers a publicly-funded national healthcare system and an employer-matched retirement savings plan known as “KiwiSaver.” Four weeks annual leave is also included. 

Applicants need to be eligible for full veterinary licensure in New Zealand (details available at https://www.vetcouncil.org.nz/Web/Veterinarians/Registration.aspx). To submit an application or to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Felicity Wade by email at felicity@vetassociates.co.nz or by phone at +64 9294 7307. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact details of three references. 



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