Vet Nurses and Support Staff

Positions Available

Humanimals, Dunedin (posted 24th May)

Humanimals is looking for a Full-time Veterinary Nurse to join our team on a 12-month fixed term contract!

We are a dedicated and busy small animal veterinary practice with a huge focus on staff wellbeing.

Clinic hours:
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm & Saturday 9am-4pm This is a full-time role covering 35-40 hours per week between Monday & Friday with 1 in 5 Saturdays + afterhours on call

What’s on offer:

About you:

Apply now!
Contact Elise Quin

At VetPartners keeping everyone safe is our main priority. Due to the close proximity environment, it is a requirement that all team members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Herne Bay Vet, Auckland (posted 24th May)

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We’re excited to announce that we have a newly created Senior Vet Nurse role at Herne Bay Vet. Due to the growth of our clinic, we are looking to increase our team.

We are also happy to consider Nurses with 1-2 years’ experience.

We are a small, but mighty tight-knit team that is looking for a qualified Veterinary Nurse who is confident both in surgical nursing and client care. Your skills should include: venipuncture, catheter placement, dental scale and polishes, inducing patients, running diagnostics and nurse consults.  Or be keen to acquire these skills.

We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of care in a supportive environment and our team thrives on growing and sharing knowledge with one another.

This is a full-time role, but we are willing to discuss what would work best for you. 

What we are looking for:


If you think this beautiful centrally located environment sounds like somewhere you might be interested in, apply now!

Contact Elise Quin

Wadestown Veterinary Clinic and Cattery, Wellington (posted 23rd May)

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Wadestown Veterinary Clinic and Cattery is a well-established veterinary practice, and one of the few remaining independent and locally owned clinics in the Greater Wellington Region.

We pride ourselves on providing quality veterinary care for our patients and have fostered an environment of dedicated and friendly team and clients. We are a supportive workplace and encourage CPD.

Due to ongoing growth, we now have a position available for a part time qualified nurse, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. We are looking for our nurse to be excited and motivated about being part of our growth and the changes that come with this. We are always striving to do better and encourage our staff to strive for the same in their work.

This part time position would involve various roles (due to our growth). We have dedicated full time and part time nurses, receptionists and cattery staff. Your role will be to do 1-2 regular shifts every week (as a nurse or receptionist), plus extra days to cover their annual leave (about 13-15 weeks per year) as well as sick leave. We require experience as a qualified nurse so that you feel confident covering our senior nurse's leave as well as working Saturdays with the vet. More specific details about the current available hours can be given in the interview. We are growing very fast so your hours will increase as well.

There are no after hours, and we are closed on Public Holidays. Our open hours are 8.30am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays (shared roster). On a rare occasion you must be able to work overtime if required. The roster and day is planned such that everyone gets breaks through the day.

Our hospital is equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, all inhouse laboratory facilities, multi-parameter monitor etc. If there is anything you need, we will get it!

The ideal candidate will have these attributes:

Our rate of pay is commensurate with experience and what skills and flexibility you can offer in this role and is open for negotiation.

If you're a motivated, talented qualified Veterinary Nurse who's looking for a great local independent clinic to work for and share our passion for delivering outstanding support to our veterinarians, patients and clients, then we would love to hear from you.

We value integrity, communication and kindness.

Please direct enquiries or expressions of interest (cover letter/CV) to Amisha Patel,

The Strand Veterinarian, Parnell, Auckland (posted 23rd May)

Veterinary Nurse | Innovator | Advocate for Patient Care

Would you like to join a talented team, work in a beautiful clinical environment, and thrive in your chosen veterinary professional career! Sound good? Check what drives you!

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 who 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.

We are currently seeking a qualified veterinary nurse with the following:

For a look at what we have to offer | Home of the NZVNA winner of Vet Nurse of The Year 2021 | Sustainable Business Network Member | Indievets Member

Send applications or further enquiries via email to: and

We endeavour to create the right job for our team members so are flexible for the right applicant, however joining the Saturday roster will be an expectation. Confidentiality assured.

VSA&E Sylvia Park (posted 18th May)

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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 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, not only for our patients, but for ourselves as well.

We think the well-being of our staff is as important as the medical care we provide to our patients. As such we focus on work-life balance, being there for each other through the good and the hard days and incorporating a roster 4 on and 4 off to make sure work doesn’t get in the way of living life.

Don’t be fooled into thinking emergency nursing only means nightshifts, as a 24-hour specialist and emergency clinic there are new challenges and opportunities for you. With diverse cases and insights into exceptional veterinary care, there is a lot of room to grow and develop.

If this sounds like the kind of practice you want to work at, we’re looking for full-time nursing staff at all levels, what we need from you in return is the following:

Competitive compensation package provided including continuing education support, monthly journal club meetings, as well as NZVNA registration and applicable memberships

We are seeking to fill roles at our Sylvia Park hospital with the possibility of some cross over with our Mt Albert hospital on the rare occasion.

Have a look at our website: and take a tour through our hospital.

We take great pride in our nursing team and endeavour to support a positive and healthy work force.

You must be legally able to work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and Cover Letter through to Kate Strahan at:

Barkes Corner Veterinary Hospital, Tauranga (posted 17th May)

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Senior Veterinary Nurse - Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity within our friendly Barkes Corner Veterinary Clinic in Tauranga for an experienced Senior Vet Nurse covering 36 hours per week.

About Us:

Barkes Corner Veterinary Clinic is a spacious, well equipped, and purpose-built veterinary hospital.

Our friendly vet clinics and staff are passionate about healing, rehabilitating, and protecting animals from illness, injury and pain.

We have a range of quality facilities in both clinics allowing us to provide medical, surgical, dental, and emergency care for your pets.

We have the hospital facilities & equipment to provide a wide range of services including:

About you:

What we are offering:

Apply now by emailing:

Crofton Downs Vet Clinic, Wellington (posted 17th May)

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Veterinary Nurse - Full Time

Crofton Downs Vet Clinic are seeking a qualified Vet Nurse with ideally 4+ years’ experience to join the team! We have a purpose-built clinic with a super supportive team.

This role covers around 80 hours a fortnight covering Tuesday to Saturday with 1 in 4 Sundays at our Cattery.

We pride ourselves on our strong customer focus, knowing our clients and their pets. You must be a great communicator who can express empathy but also have a bright and bubbly personality to greet our clients.

This role provides effective support to Veterinarians in all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, including anaesthetic monitoring, animal handling, IV catheter placement and blood collection. We are looking for someone to come in and hit the ground running in our busy clinic.

About you:

What we offer:

Apply now by emailing:

Forrest Hill Vet Clinic, Auckland (posted 17th May)

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Head Veterinary Nurse - Full Time

Forrest Hill Vet Clinic is a well-established and fully equipped companion animal clinic with a team of 4 Vets, 12 Nurses, 3 Kennel Hands and a dedicated Practice Manager. The team prides themselves on high standards of care and exceptional customer service.

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Head Veterinary Nurse to join our experienced & longstanding team. Working Monday to Friday with 1 weekend shift per month.

This the perfect opportunity for someone looking to advance their skills, step up to a leadership, and people management position.

What’s on offer?

What we are looking for:

For further information about our clinic, please visit:

Apply Now by emailing:

Franklin Vets Paeroa, Waikato (posted 9th May)

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Franklin Vet is a progressive, mixed animal practice which employs 57 Vets across 11 clinics. We pride ourselves on being a motivated team, committed to delivering a high standard of veterinary care.
Our Paeroa team need a proactive, enthusiastic Vet Technician with solid vet nursing experience to support our veterinarians.

About You
Ideally you will have a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology qualification, with strong animal handling skills, especially with cattle, and the ability to interact positively with both our farming and companion animal clients. You will have excellent nursing skills with the confidence to work in all areas of general and surgical vet nursing.

Your warm and friendly manner, and ability to be calm and efficient under pressure will ensure your success and enjoyment in this team.

About Us
Our Paeroa clinic is centrally located, and you will be part of a thriving rural community, close to the beaches of the Coromandel peninsula and within an easy drive to Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland. We are well equipped with digital x-ray, In-house Idexx CBC, UA & Biochem machines, Ezyvet and Infovet.

We have a friendly, enthusiastic team with a mix of young and experienced vets and are renowned for providing a supportive, fun environment.

About the role 
You will be involved with a range of on-farm work including calf debudding, blood sampling, capsuling, vaccinations, animal weighing and seasonal jobs. In addition, you will be accountable for general and surgical nursing, anaesthetic monitoring, admitting and discharging patients, nurse consults and puppy preschools.

You’ll also be contacting our clients to schedule in the work, so you’ll need to be a great communicator with excellent organisational skills.

Why Franklin Vets?

At Franklin Vets we pride ourselves on nurturing and growing our people to be the best they can be, while celebrating success and acknowledging good work.  Wellbeing initiatives, social events, CPD allowance and opportunities to expand your skills are some of the things on offer. Family is important to us too. And because we know your pets are part of your extended family, we offer discounts on products and services to ensure they are happy and healthy.

For more information on our practice visit our careers page  Careers - Franklin Vets, and If you’re keen to develop your veterinary career please apply online with a cover letter and your CV.

North Canterbury Veterinary Clinic Culverden, Northern Canterbury (posted 3rd May)

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A full-time position has become available in our Culverden Clinic for a qualified vet nurse.

Our clinic is modern and the core CA Team of 3 work closely together to provide quality care on a day to day basis. The team are supported further by our Culverden mixed vets, who also have an interest in companion animal care, along with the wider team of nurses.

The role covers a wide range of nursing duties, and our cases are varied and interesting, as we deal with companion animals and working dogs.

The days of work are Monday to Friday in Culverden but no emergency after hours, however, you would be required to join the weekend clinic roster in Amberley which is approx. 1:7.  Following this shift, you will receive 2 days off in the following week.
We have a strong focus on professional development, and will provide the funding and opportunities to grow your technical skills.

Skills and strengths required:

What we offer:

If this sounds of interest to you, please send your cover letter and CV to

Rappaw Veterinary Care, Wellington (posted 6th April)

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse - Rappaw Veterinary Care

We have a position available for a full time experienced qualified veterinary nurse to join our dedicated team at Rappaw Veterinary Care.

Rappaw is an independently owned and Best Practice accredited Veterinary Practice. We are a well equipped, progressive companion animal practice who thrive on providing excellent customer service and practising a high standard of veterinary medicine. We have five clinics in Tawa, Paremata, Whitby, Plimmerton and Titahi Bay.

The position will be approximately 30-40 hours per week plus some weekend work on a rotating roster. and will likely include shifts across multiple clinics.

We are looking for a senior veterinary nurse who is enthusiastic, proactive and who will give 100% to all areas of vet nursing and strive to provide the best care to our patients and clients. You will be required to work successfully within a close team as well as independently when required.

Applicants must hold a relevant veterinary nursing qualification.

If you would like to apply or have any questions about the advertised role, we would love to hear from you. Please email your c.v. and cover letter to

Applications close- May 6th 2022

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.

Matamata Veterinary Services, Kaimai Range Mountains (posted 1st April) Equine Vet Nurse and Foal Attendant

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Matamata Veterinary Services is a large and successful practice requiring additional Equine Veterinary Nurses and Foal Attendants to be based at our busy, purpose-built Equine Hospital in the Waikato, NZ for the 2022 breeding season.

To be successful in these roles you’ll need:

•             Equine Vet Nurse: To be either formally trained in Veterinary Nursing and/or be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge equivalent to formal training including theatre nursing; 
•             Both roles: Experience in the horse industry and good horse handling skills;
•             To be an energetic team player with a ‘can do’ attitude;
•             To show empathy and provide a supportive role in the care and welfare of the horses seen in our practice;
•             To deliver a consistent standard of excellence in service to our clientele;
•             Flexibility to provide support to other areas of our business; and
•             To be flexible enough with your time to participate in our after hours roster which will include a period of night shifts.

The successful applicants must at all times aspire to excel in their work as skilled professionals as well as in the level of service we offer to our clients.  Preference will be given to those candidates who have the skills we are looking for and previous experience reflecting quality care and service.

Matamata Veterinary Services strives to provide a supportive environment aiming to challenge and encourage team members to achieve goals and personal job satisfaction. If you enjoy working in a friendly environment with a positive, proactive and committed team that strives to be the best, then we want to hear from you.

To apply please forward your cover letter along with your CV to

Animal Emergency Centre Auckland, Mt Albert (posted 31st March)

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Part Time & Full Time Veterinary Nurses

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 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.

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:

Animal Emergency Centre Auckland, Mt Albert (posted 31st March)

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Junior Veterinary Nurse - Full Time

Are you looking for a role that provides you with full training and leadership allowing you to grow and learn at your own pace in an exciting emergency and critical care clinic? If so, this might be the job for you.

The Animal Emergency Centre (AEC) aims to maintain a respectful, friendly, caring team and to be a user-friendly partner in the referring veterinary community. We are located in Mt Albert, Auckland and work alongside daytime specialists to offer a true 24/7 service to critical patients.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time junior veterinary nurse or veterinary nursing assistant. This is a great way to develop your clinical skills in emergency and critical care with great support and strong emphasis on continuing education.

Your duties will include providing basic patient needs; Ensuring maintenance of facility hygiene; Assisting the Veterinary Nurses in their roles including; Patient handling, Monitoring and Medicating. You will also be required to do some basic clinical administration as well.

Our ideal candidate will;

We have a fantastic group of dedicated nurses and vets who make up our clinical team that function cohesively to ensure our patients receive the best care. This role is targeted at new nurses who want to get their start in emergency nursing, with a tailored program to help you learn all the skills required with the goal of moving up into our Full Time Nursing positions.

You will have access to the latest webinars and continuing education, we allow for a generous CDP budget for each of our nurses and provide further in-house training with the daytime specialists, with the ability to shadow and learn from them as well.
At AEC we believe having a good work life balance is key, and as such we have built in a ‘wellness’ budget into your CPD allowance as well.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and Cover Letter through to Shalsee Vigeant at:

Wellington After Hours Vet Clinic, Ngauranga (posted 29th March)

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Veterinary Nurses – Wellington After Hours Vet Clinic

Due to continual growth, we are looking for part-time experienced and junior nurses to join our great team. We are Wellington’s after-hours emergency clinic, open from 7pm every weeknight and all weekends and public holidays.

We are well equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound and a full in-house lab suite. We use ezyVet software and Smartflow hospital management.

Our nursing roles are diverse and the work is often fast paced with an exciting, varied caseload. Successful candidates will be well supported and given continual opportunities to up skill in a cohesive friendly environment. Our nursing roles work well around other daytime nursing work, and may suit those wishing to expand their experience and skillset.

We have positions available for senior nurses who would be comfortable being on call and providing support and guidance for less experienced team members, along with more junior positions. We are also looking for suitable candidates to work overnight Saturday and Sunday shifts.

The role includes:

The ideal candidate must:

We offer:

Applicants must have NZ residency or hold a valid NZ work visa.

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter, or email should you require any further information:

Sally Cory

Sommerville Veterinary Centre, East Auckland (posted 25th March)

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Sommerville Veterinary Centre, Howick, has an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Vet Nurse with a few years under their belt who wants to take the next step.

Do you have the ability to be a leader? Do you want to have a role in shaping clinical nursing decisions? Are you ready to take the next step in your nursing career? If this sounds like you then we need you to apply for this great opportunity.

The Sommerville Vet Centre has a strong culture of advocating for pets and providing high level animal care. The position is permanent fulltime (35-40 hours per week) and involves 1 Saturday in 4. We are looking for a nurse who has the capabilities to be part of our leadership team as well as providing excellent nursing care.

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

Remuneration will be competitive and commensurate with experience, skills and responsibilities.  

If you are interested in the position, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to : 
Angela Talbert ( Practice Administrator)


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