Vet Nurses and Support Staff

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Sommerville Veterinary Centre, Auckland (posted 22nd November)

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Sommerville Veterinary Centre, Howick, has an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Vet Nurse.

 The position is permanent fulltime (35-40 hours per week) and involves 1 Saturday in 4. If you are passionate about quality nursing, enjoy working as part of a team and have proven skills that include surgical and medical as well as client facing then this is a great opportunity.  Remuneration will be competitive and commensurate with experience and skills. 

We are a forward thinking practice with awesome clients and work from a purpose built building with the latest in-house Idexx blood machines, digital radiology (including dental), ultrasound,  microscopy and much more. 

If you are interested in the position, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to :

Angela Talbert ( Practice Administrator)

Global Veterinary Services, Hamilton (posted 19th November) Vet Tech


Passionate about production, companion, and exotic animals Interested in being a part of a team where together we are striving to do amazing things Would enjoy a role that provides variety a great team environment and plenty of support to grow…  THEN CONTACT US NOW!

We need an additional VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST or NURSE (with or willing to do a vet tech qualification). Who wants to be part of a team That is working towards excellence, committed to continued learning, and a positive team culture.

You will have a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology or relevant experience and the right to work in New Zealand.



Global Veterinary Services is a premium practice that strives for excellence, quality service and a great team culture.
Our practice is unique in offering services to perhaps the largest range of clients and species in New Zealand. Giving plenty of opportunity to gain equally unique experiences and skills that will set your career apart from any regular role.
Due to our success, we have expanded into a modern purpose-built clinic and are looking for more staff with a desire to be part of a progressive animal health business. Our team is enthusiastic, friendly, and supportive. We are an industry leading workplace striving for excellence and great team culture.  We like to look after our staff, having happy healthy staff is good for you, good for our clients, and good for us.

Being situated in one of the most advanced and highly performing dairy regions in the world, dairy makes up the larger part of our work, and we are very good at meeting the needs of this sector. We are experiencing steady growth in our exotic and companion animal services.



This is a rare opportunity to have access to a wide range of fields.  We are offering you the opportunity to help us continue on our journey to be an industry leader, and in return we will give you the opportunity be an industry leading professional.


Only a few minutes drive from the vibrant city of Hamilton, an hour away from NZ’s biggest city Auckland, and the world-class surf and beach town of Raglan. NZ is famous for its great outdoors and has all of the advantages of a safe and modern society.


The GVS team looks forward to hearing from you!

Email your cover letter & CV to Jono at with an outline of your experience, some of your career goals and your ideal working arrangement, and we will get in touch!

Vets On Waiheke, Waiheke, Auckland (posted 16th November)

Vets on Waiheke is looking for talent…. Or a trained Vet Nurse

This job doesn’t have a job description, but we are looking for an extraordinary person to join our team.

Do you have a background in customer service such as in hospitality or retail?

Feel stuck in your career options?

Interested in a career change without going back to square one?

We want you!

Adaptable, fast learner, attention to detail, excellent communication ability, a good typist, and strong interpersonal skills, is personable, shows initiative, someone who sees the work, who contributes and brings in new ideas, who goes the extra mile and who wants to grow, someone who cares as much for the team, clients, and their animal as we do. Someone who understands what “evidence based practice” means.

Someone who possibly wanting to become a nurse or more? Or maybe someone who just wants to contribute and be trained into a new role with purpose.

This is a full-time role, assisting nurses and vets, but can expand and grow into whatever you want it to become.
We are heavily invested in ourselves as business leaders and want to Invest in you and give you an opportunity to grow and develop, within a dedicated team, both personally and professionally. We aim for progression not perfection.
We are a happy and positive bunch, who have the wellbeing of our clients and their fur babies at our heart.
We made an investment to ourselves and our team and to bringing the industry together with regular coaching sessions and events with other vet clinics, along the way.

Our high standards of care alongside other templates will help you to achieve “the attention to detail” and consistency of practice we have made our signature.

Our onsite cattery is managed by our nursing team, so a love of cats and good cat handling skills are a bonus!
If you are interested in knowing more, please email:

Include a CV and a brief letter explaining why you would like the job and what you can bring to the team.

Animal Referral Centre Auckland, Schnapper Rock (posted 9th November)


Team Leader and Experienced Veterinary Theatre Nurses Wanted– Animal Referral Centre, Auckland.

Due to continued unprecedented growth we are looking for a Team Leader and another exceptional theatre nurse to join our team!

Animal Referral Centre is a private small animal referral practice established in 2016 on the North Shore of Auckland. It is independently owned and operated and has specialists in small animal surgery, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology and referral services for Cardiology and Hydrotherapy.

We have all the equipment you would expect in a modern referral veterinary hospital including full in-house laboratory suite with Radiometer, multiparameter patient monitors, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, underwater treadmill, mechanical ventilation, on-site CT, and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and wards.

We are looking for a full-time nurse to join the team at ARC. This role will primarily involve working within the theatre team and will also include nursing of hospital patients.

What you will have:

What we offer:

Please your application or any enquiries to

Otautau Vets Limited, Southland (posted 2nd November)

Otautau Vets Ltd

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

We are looking for an energetic person to join our team as a Veterinary Nurse. This varied and challenging position has the potential to enhance and develop the skills of the successful applicant in this support role.

A minimum qualification of a National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing is required. In addition good people skills, the ability to be flexible and think on your feet and a sense of humour are essential attributes for this role.

We offer a positive and friendly working environment within a multi-disciplinary team with an emphasis on job satisfaction. If you have the skills, energy and experience for this position we would love to hear from you.

A position description is available on request.

Check out our clinic photos:

Please send your CV and a covering letter, applications close 26th November 2021 to:

Sandy MacGillivray, Practice Manager
Otautau Vets Limited.

Ph: 03 2258134

True Vets Ormiston, Flatbush Auckland (posted 29th October)

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Are you looking for a new adventure and challenge?

True Vets Ormiston is brand new, purpose-built small animal clinic in the heart of Ormiston, Auckland. We are looking for team members to establish and grow our clinic into a place where our philosophy of “True Compassion, True Quality, True Care” forms part of everything we do.

Being individually and locally owned we have some of the latest and most cutting-edge technology and equipment available in the veterinary industry. You’ll have access to a full in-house laboratory, multiparameter patient monitors, ventilators, digital radiography, full pod Pro dental suite with digital dental x-ray, high quality digital microscope, dedicated cat and dog entrances, consulting rooms and wards.

Some of our more focussed services includes advanced ultrasound and small animal breeding services. (Insemination, Surgical implant, Transcervical insemination and semen freezing/storing)

The role

You will be working as a vet nurse with 2 very helpful female vets who encourages nurses to use their skillsets as an asset and contribute to patient workups and management. (Nurse consults, IV catheters, bloods, etc)


What we offer

Please send your CV or any questions to:

The Strand Veterinarian, Parnell Auckland (posted 28th October)

Veterinary Nurse - Full Time (fixed term)

Need a change and love your veterinary career? Come and join our growing team of veterinary professionals and be a part of a locally owned and operated company that lives and breathes a “wellbeing of team first” approach every day.

We hire for skill, intelligence (EQ+IQ), resilience, and HEART and would love you to help us service our high involvement pet clientele with the Five Star veterinary care every patient deserves. Our practice model ensures affordable “time to care” pet care is available to every animal under our care, which is so important in this current business environment. Our sustainable culture and fear-free approach set us apart from the rest.

We are currently seeking a qualified senior veterinary nurse for a 1yr maternity position (with the possibility of extension into a permanent role with our ever growing team):

For a look at what we have to offer: | NZVNA winner of Vet Nurse Of The Year

Send applications or further enquiries via email to: and (managing directors)

We endeavour to create the right job for our team members, so we're flexible for the right applicant, however joining the Saturday roster will be an expectation in all of the above roles. Confidentiality assured.

Animal Emergency Centre Auckland, Mt Albert, Auckland (posted 19th October)

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Before I tell you about our clinic and everything you read in ordinary adverts, you should know some things about our team.

We strive to remember why we are in this profession to begin with, so our team is happy with this choice of work and enjoys what they do for a profession.

We support each other to learn and grow with continuous up-skilling and education, reviewing cases together and making time to discuss how we can improve our quality of care.

We think the well-being of our staff is as important as the medical care we provide to our patients. We focus on work-life balance and being there for each other through the good and the hard days. 

Being a part of a 24/7 specialist and emergency clinic will bring new challenges and opportunities for you, with diverse cases that bring unique experiences and insights into exceptional veterinary care there is a lot of room to grow and develop. 

While we don't require crossover between nights/days (unless wanted), we expect our team to respect and value our facility's day and night departments. Having good communication skills is essential for the synergy of the clinic.

If this sounds like the kind of practice you want to work at, we’re looking for part time and full-time staff.

Competitive compensation package provided including continuing education support with a yearly CPD allowance, weekly journal club meetings, as well as VIN and applicable memberships are included.

Sponsorship for overseas staff is possible. New graduates are welcome to apply; a mentored introduction to our practice is already in place for new staff members with minimal experience. Though we currently have facilities in Mt Albert, Sylvia Park and Christchurch. We are seeking to fill roles at our Mt Albert site. 

Please send interest or CV to Shalsee Vigeant at

Kohimarama Veterinary Clinic, Auckland (posted 6th October)

Veterinary Dental Nurse/Veterinary Nurse

Kohimarama Veterinary Clinic requires a veterinary nurse who has a passion to learn veterinary dentistry. Experience is preferred but newly graduated nurses who are keen to specialise should also apply.

You will be assisting and managing cases along-side a veterinary dentist who is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.

Monday to Friday 30 to 40% or your time will be spent helping with dental cases and your remaining time will be in the general practice working a roster with other nurses.

We are looking for a qualified nurse with a passion for their chosen career and a long-term commitment, as building strong relationships with our clients and patients is our goal.

Ongoing education in dentistry is encouraged and assisted.

We are looking for a nurse with proven:

If you are interested in advancing your career, this is an ideal opportunity to be part of a dedicated team.
Send your application and CV to

Pets and Care Veterinary Clinic, Kerikeri, Northland (posted 1st October)


We are looking for a talented and passionate vet nurse to join our companion animal practice in Kerikeri. We are the newly established clinic and looking for team members who would provide the best veterinary care and enjoy working as a team. This is a full-time, permanent position (Part-time is also considered).

What you can offer us

What we can offer you

For more information or to apply, please email your application to with CV and cover letter.

Please visit our website

Animal Referral Centre Auckland (posted 29th September)

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We are seeking a new full time float nurses to join our perpetually growing team!

Animal Referral Centre (ARC) is a busy, growing, private small animal specialist/emergency practice established in 2016. We are independently owned and operated and have specialists in small animal surgery, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, oncology and cardiology. We will be adding a neurologist in late 2021.

Our after hours caseload is varied and interesting, consisting of a mixture of primary access and referral cases from practices in Auckland and beyond. A high proportion of our clients have pet insurance.

As a float nurse you will be able to support all the departments with the clinic utilizing your nursing skills. Our successful candidate must have a positive attitude and be comfortable moving between departments (training will be provided where necessary).

We have all the equipment you would expect in a modern referral veterinary hospital including full in-house laboratory suite with Radiometer, multiparameter patient monitors, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, underwater treadmill, mechanical ventilation, on-site CT, and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and wards. We have a receptionist on during the evenings and weekends.

Our successful candidates must have a positive attitude as well as a passion for emergency and critical care (ECC). A veterinary nursing qualification and least 2 years experience as a veterinary nurse is required. Previous emergency nursing experience is an advantage, but not essential.

Financial assistance towards relocation costs from other areas of New Zealand or overseas will be considered for the right applicants

Why work for ARC?

You will have the opportunity to provide outstanding patient care and use your nursing skills – we expect our nurses to perform triage, place IV catheters, take blood samples, take radiographs, etc.
We have a cohesive, friendly work environment and encourage collaboration between our specialist and emergency teams We invest in your development and have motivated, experienced nurses and teachers to help you succeed We are passionate about wellbeing for our staff Competitive remuneration is offered as well as a CPD allowance and an employee assistance programme.

Job tasks and responsibilities

General nursing of referral and emergency patients, including high-dependency cases IV and urinary catheter placement; venipuncture and running of laboratory tests Monitoring anaesthesia Assisting with emergency surgical procedures. Radiography Triage of incoming patients Some reception duties, though ARC also has receptionists working evenings and weekends

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will:

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Apply with your resume to Anna Gavin at:

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