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Full Time Vet Job in NZ - 211,230SB2

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LOCATION: North Island, New Zealand

TYPE OF WORK: 100% Companion Animal

HOURS: Full Time

AFTER HOURS: 1 night in 8 weeknights, 1 in 8 weekends, 1 in 8 Saturdays

SALARY: Above Average (includes after-hours compensation)

JOB NO: 211,230SB2

A busy and progressive four-site veterinary practice in New Zealand is looking for a companion animal veterinarian to join their 12-vet team.

The team maintain high standards but also aims to have fun along the journey. This is a great team of people who look forward to welcoming you to their practice. If you enjoy people, are passionate about your career, and are looking for a supportive employer, this is the position for you!

The workload is busy and varied but allows adequate time to complete cases to a high standard. Staff are allocated administrative time to follow cases through or catch up on relevant reading. The employer encourages the team to end their day on time to ensure a quality work/life balance.

The team includes a number of veterinarians with special interests, so they can often refer trickier cases within the practice or to specialists when needed. They have a fantastic veterinary nursing team who make the vets’ lives so much easier with their amazing skills.

The employers offer ample opportunities for veterinarians to develop areas of special interest. Staff are encouraged to have a development path which is reviewed throughout the year.

Unlike many practices that run evening clinics, they operate 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Weekends/after-hours cover is shared amongst staff (approximately 1 night per 8 weeknights, 1 in 8 weekends (Sat/Sun) and 1 in 8 Saturdays). Staff are compensated with an above average salary (which includes AH compensation) plus paid time off after weekend duty (1 – 2 days).

The position offers:

– Health insurance

– NZVA membership / Veterinary Council registration

– Income protection

– Generous CPD allowance

– Paid ½ day off each week

– Support for new graduates

The clinic is well-equipped with DR x-ray system, IDEXX lab, Halls ortho drills, saws, surgical instruments & TPLO gear, Heine loups, dental base & DR x-ray dental unit, Tonopen, multiple patient multiparameter monitors & anaesthetic machines and Doppler blood pressure units.

The region is one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets. The region is home to one of New Zealand’s most photogenic mountains. Look past the stunning, green dairy farms, and you will find just about the most easy-going locals, black-sand beaches with rolling Tasman surf and the capital city of New Plymouth, with a world-class art and dining scene.

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For more information, please contact:

Libby Stidwell
Recruitment Consultant