Lead Veterinarian NVC631

  • 86 Pitt St, Palmerston North, 4410, CAN, NZ

Job Description

Palmerston North, home to Massey University, is a vibrant, youthful city set at the foot of the Tararua Mountain Range, with forested hills and native bushland. Our location surrounds offer majestic gorges, rugged beaches, sweeping mountain ranges and glow worm caves, all accessible within one day. And then there’s the coffee, golf by cable car, boutique shopping, and street art! For more information on our stunning location, please visit https://www.manawatunz.co.nz/loved-by-the-locals-palmerston-north/

At Pet Doctors Palmerston North, we have a team of five Vets, ten Nurses, one support staff member and two cattery attendants.  We pride ourselves on delivering high standards of care and exceptional customer service. Our clinic cat, Blackie, keeps the dogs in line and is very good at fooling team members into believing she hasn’t been fed.

There’s always something happening at Pet Doctors Palmerston North. Forty-four veterinary and veterinary nursing students spent a week or two at the clinic in 2018, it’s a very busy place!

A new opportunity exists for a superstar Lead Veterinarian, who wants to continue their veterinary leadership in a busy and stimulating environment. We are looking for someone with the with energy and drive to make a real difference, with a commitment and passion for quality practice and high standards of care, along with a great team spirit.

Being part of National Veterinary Care means we can offer you:

  • Access to practical training programs through our purpose-built Veterinary Training Centres
  • Continuing education allowance and study leave per annum
  • Access to one of the strongest networks of veterinary professionals in New Zealand including a Veterinary Advisory Committee that champions high Standards of Care throughout our clinics
  • Industry leading professional development programs
  • Endless opportunities with the possibility of working across any one of our National Veterinary Care clinics in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Sponsorship and a Visa for you and your dependents, if applicable.

What you can offer us:

  • A minimum of 4 years’ practical experience with leadership capabilities
  • Exceptionally high standards of care with a proactive and accountable attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated client relationship building skills
  • A hard working and a hands-on approach to your work
  • Effective time management and organisation skills

For more information please visit https://www.nzpetdoctors.co.nz/clinic/palmerston-north and www.nvcltd.com.au

National Veterinary Care (NVC) a group of nearly 100 clinics located across Australia and New Zealand. What makes us different?

National Veterinary Care believes that if we put our people first, the results will follow. We achieve this through keeping our clinical standards at the forefront of business decisions and through our Veterinary Training Centres – industry firsts where we offer practical CPD for our teams in everything from behaviour through to orthopaedic surgery – so that you have the skills and confidence to care for every pet who comes through your clinic doors. Click here to see more! https://veterinarytrainingcentre.co.nz/

Sounds great! How do I apply?

Please contact Shanda Lodge, Recruitment Coordinator, via [email protected] or 0407 300 263 or Apply Now.

This position offers a negotiable base salary range of $95,000 -$105,000 dependant on the suitable applicant’s skills and experience. Whilst NVC seeks to source applicants who meet the above criteria and skill set, alternative applicant’s may still be considered. In these cases, the base salary is subject to change to suit.


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  • We have a big team consisting of highly qualified and experienced Vets, Vet Nurses, Client
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