Vet Nurses and Support Staff

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Animal Emergency @ Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa, Auckland (posted 22nd April)

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Animal Emergency @ Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa - Henderson

Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa (VSA) is proud to bring the very best in an animal hospital, with a dedicated team providing advanced surgery, imaging, medicine, and physiotherapy, together with excellent emergency and after-hours care.  Our goal is to provide exceptional care to all our patients and their families. To provide every cat, dog, and small animal that enters our hospital the very best treatment available and a better way of life.

We are looking for nurses who have relevant qualifications in veterinary nursing and are interested in Full-Time or Part-Time work, who are passionate about nursing and the animals we care for. 

Other VSA employee benefits  

Please apply if: 

Are you curious but still a little unsure? Come and look around the hospital or reach out and we can discuss what opportunities we have available.

Please send your CV and Cover letter to

Kohimarama Veterinary Clinic, Auckland's Eastern Suburbs, NZ (posted 19th April) Locum Veterinary Nurse

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Veterinary Nurse Locum 10-12 weeks from mid July 2024 - Full Time

Kohimarama Veterinary Clinic is a well established, modern and well equipped, privately owned small animal practice in Auckland's Eastern Suburbs. We have a dedicated team of 3 veterinarians and qualified full-time and part-time nurses. We are looking for an experienced nurse for a 10-12 week locum from the middle of July 2024

This is a practice with highly skilled veterinarians and nurses who are dedicated to offering their patients the best of care and developing a culture of excellence.

The position involves working 35- 40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks from mid July 2024. We can be flexible with the number of weeks.

Qualities we are looking in an ideal candidate are:

The job includes shifts on surgical, hospital and reception duties. We provide a high level of care for our patients and a high level of service to our clients.

If you are a qualified veterinary nurse or technician and are interested in working with us, send your application and CV to:

Eastland Veterinary Services Wairoa, Hawkes Bay Region (posted 3rd April)

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Part Time Veterinary Nurse - Students considered!

Eastland Vets is a privately owned mixed animal practice that services a large area from Wairoa to the East Cape. Wairoa provides a relaxed lifestyle with a social farming community, ample hunting and fishing opportunities, and a mountain biking park. Lake Waikaremoana and Mahia peninsula are just a stone’s throw away and make for great weekend getaways.

We are looking for a vet nurse to join our close-knit small animal team. This role will be working Monday – Wednesday, with another nurse working Tuesday – Friday. We also have one full time veterinarian and two support staff.

The cases we see are varied and our nurses have an involved role with treatment planning, anaesthetics, and after care. As well as support from our Gisborne clinic, our Wairoa clinic is equipped with a digital x-ray machine, ultrasound machine, and Idexx biochemistry and urinalysis machines to help give our clients and patients a high standard of care.

Applicants should:

We can offer you:

Please email your CV to: if you think Wairoa could be the place for you!

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

Wellington After Hours Veterinary Clinic, Wellington (posted 3rd April)

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Veterinary Nurse - Part Time or Full Time

We are Wellington’s only after-hours emergency vet clinic, and we pride ourselves on providing an excellent level of care and service for all companion animal pets and their families in the Wellington region, 365 days per year. We are looking for part-time and full-time experienced vet nurses to join our fun and cohesive team.

Our vision is for all pets to have access to the highest quality emergency and critical veterinary care during overnight and weekend hours. We practice team-based care, fostering a culture of learning and team growth to guarantee the best possible outcomes for our patients.

We thrive on an extremely varied caseload and our nursing team enjoys the variety of triaging incoming patients, looking after our hospital patients, intensive care and surgical nursing. There are multiple opportunities for ongoing learning and development, and you will be well supported in this role.

We are well equipped with all the usual toys including digital radiography, ultrasound and a full in-house laboratory.

We are open overnight from 7pm on weeknights and all weekends and public holidays. We can provide some flexibility, but candidates must be available to work at least one overnight shift per week as well as some evening and weekend 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 like to discussion the position further to: Sally Cory -

Royal Oak Veterinary Care, Mt Eden, Auckland South (posted 27th March)

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We are a kiwi owned and operated company of 3 clinics located across central Auckland.

As our current head nurse moves in to a new management role within the company we are now seeking an experienced surgical nurse to join our team. For the right applicant there is the potential for this role to lead to a head nurse position.

We are very fortunate to have dedicated admin and reception staff so we are on the hunt for a clinical leader who enjoys delivering a high standard of care across all aspects of nursing.

What we offer:

What you will bring to the table:

The successful applicant will be motivated, eager to learn and passionate about the veterinary industry. They will thrive in a busy, dynamic workplace and show initiative and a driven work ethic with an interest of progression and training of our future nurses.

All applicants are to be current New Zealand residents or hold an appropriate working visa.

For any more information, to meet our team and see what they have to say about us or to apply simply send an email with your CV and cover letter to

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Pet Vets Papatoetoe, Auckland (posted 11th March)


Pet Vets Papatoetoe is looking for a passionate Veterinary Nurse - apply now!

About the Role

Our nurses are amazing support for the veterinarians. Nurses are involved in general and surgical nursing, invoicing, IV catheterisation, blood sampling, in house laboratory tests, X-rays, puppy schools, nurse consults, client education and retail.

Why choose us

The Position

How to Apply

Please get in touch for more information or to meet our friendly team and to see the practice.

To apply, send an email with your CV and cover letter to Gaylene at

Vetora Putaruru, Waikato (posted 5th March) Senior Veterinary Nurse


Senior Veterinary Nurse - Putaruru

A Fixed-Term position is available within our Putaruru clinic for an experienced Senior Veterinary Nurse to lead our team. This exciting opportunity has arisen due to parental leave cover, commencing early April. Vetora Waikato has multiple clinics with potential opportunities that may also lead to a permanent role in the future.

Vetora is a large, modern and diverse club veterinary practice, currently employing over 140 staff across the Waikato region.

Working as a Vet Nurse in our Putaruru clinic, you will be responsible for providing high standards of care for your patients and clients. Your role will involve all aspects of vet nursing such as general administrative tasks, in-patient and out-patient care, nurse consults and assisting vets in all areas including surgery.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a minimum of 3 years experience, be comfortable working with and running a large, busy team, with a strong focus on outstanding customer service, high standards and excellent performance of veterinary nursing.

About you:

If you are committed to high standards, have a pro-active attitude and enjoy working in a strong team environment with a focus on having fun whilst providing customer focused results please apply now.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Lance at

Global Veterinary Services, Hamilton, Waikato Region (posted 27th February)

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Interested in being a part of a team where together we are striving to do amazing things
Enjoy a role that provides variety and a great team environment…


We need an Experienced Mixed Practice NURSE who can do rural tech work. To join our team which is working towards excellence, committed to continued learning, and has a positive team culture.

The role is full-time 8 am to 4:45 pm MON - FRI 5 days a week.

We could consider part-time.


Global Veterinary Services is a premium practice that strives for excellence, quality service and great team culture. We do farm, pet, and exotic work from our modern purpose-built clinic.

Our practice is unique in offering services to perhaps the largest range of clients and species in New Zealand. Giving plenty of opportunities to gain equally unique experiences and skills that will set your career apart.

Dairy farms make up the larger part of our business, and we are very good at meeting the needs of this sector. And we are experiencing steady growth in our exotic and companion animal services.

We need more staff with a desire to be part of a progressive animal health business. Our team is enthusiastic, friendly, and supportive. We aim to be an industry-leading workplace striving for excellence and a great team culture. We look after our staff, having happy healthy staff is good for you, good for our clients, and good for us.



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


You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

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!

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