Veterinary Associates is an equine general and referral practice located in Karaka, South Auckland, New Zealand with a satellite practice in Kumeu, West Auckland. We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinarian to join the satellite practice, preferably with several years of experience, for a position that would have long-term prospects and huge opportunity for the right person.
This is a chance to work in conjunction with a dedicated team of thirteen veterinarians as part of a full-service equine ambulatory and referral practice. Veterinarians on staff at the Vet Associates Equine Hospital in Karaka include two specialists, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine, and a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Medicine. These specialists are readily available to provide backup and support for the members of the satellite practice.
The Kumeu practice is heavily involved in all types of equine pursuits, with sport horses and pleasure horses making up the majority of the caseload. In addition, there are Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses in the area, providing a tremendous variety of work. Emergency duties are shared.
Ideally the successful candidate will have an equine interest or background and wish to work in a supportive team environment while pursuing their experience in high-quality general practice. In addition, the candidate will be a self-starter with great communication skills. Experience with lameness, sports medicine, and reproduction would make a stronger candidate. All applicants will be considered, and an enthusiastic person with the right attitude may be the right candidate regardless of work experience.
The work environment is attractive. Available equipment includes dynamic endoscopy, as well as the usual digital radiography, ultrasound machines, dentistry gear, IRAP, PRP, and a stem cell culture laboratory. Kumeu is a lovely rural community located just thirty minutes from Auckland’s central business district. With world class wineries, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and surfing, it is a great place to work and live.
This is a great opportunity to join a dedicated and happy team and to be part of a growing practice at an important time in its development.
A vehicle is provided, and salary will be commensurate with experience.
To submit an application or to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Jenny Sonis by email at [email protected] or by phone at +6492947307. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and the names of three references.