Caring Patient-focused Vet

  • 9 Latter Street, Timaru, 7942, CAN, NZ

Job Description

Would you believe me if I told you I know where Paradise is?

The Place:

A place that is situated on one of the most popular beaches in the South Island, a place that can offer mountains, rivers and lakes within a stone’s throw of the CBD?

A place that can offer any professional the work/life balance that our larger cities cannot compete with?  Affordable housing, schooling, sport, shopping, a sense of getting away from it all without being “cut off” from the world?

Timaru – on the East Coast of the beautiful South Island of New Zealand – is one of the most central and pleasant locales that our country has to offer!

Easily accessible by both road and air, travelling to our idyllic part of the world is easier than ever, meaning once you have explored the many nooks and crannies in our most appealing region, you can easily travel further afield to experience more of the divine South Island, the gorgeous Central Otago or a city break in Christchurch only 2 hours away!!

The Role:

What about working for a progressive and respected Veterinary Practice?

What about being part of an energised, focussed and fun team?

What about the opportunity to become part of a team that really knows the meaning of the word “support”?

What about taking the opportunity to become a partner within the business at a future date?

What about providing the BEST pet care in Timaru at a great price?

What about working with the latest mod cons – including:

    • New Digital X-ray
    • New Ultrasound
    • New Laser Therapy Unit
    • New IDEXX In-house Laboratory


To be considered for this role there are most definitely some “Musts”.

Communication:  Your communication MUST be better than excellent – with both in house relationships and with our patient’s anxious parents – you have to be able to talk to people on a real personal level – from taking them through the basics to the not so basic – with compassion, intelligence and heart.

Humour:  You MUST be able to laugh – at yourself, with the team, and at the Practice Manager’s awful jokes!!!

Independent:  You MUST be able to work independently of the Practice Owners – can you make decisions on your feet for the greater good?

Customer Service:  We MUST see that your Customer Service is second to none – just like ours!  We put ourselves in our customers shoe’s and sometimes that is not a walk anyone wants to take, but at all times you MUST be able to be professional and remember that the client is always right!

Workload:  You MUST be able to accept that at times our workload is heavy, and that working 9-5 is not always realistic when it comes to animals and their health.  You MUST also be able to recognise that the load will be shared as best is possible so that you can have a life outside of work too!

Longevity:  You MUST have your eye on staying with the practice for a long time – if we are going to offer opportunities, you must prove yourself first and the world will open up for you – we have our eye on the future growth of this practice and wish to work with like minded people.

Qualifications:  You MUST have all the New Zealand recognised qualifications to apply for this role and they must be so that you can practice as a VET!!  We can help to organise New Zealand registration if needed.

While this position would suit an experienced vet, we would be happy to accommodate and consider a recent graduate.


You MUST apply for this job TODAY.  Don’t miss out on this unique and desirable position – get in touch NOW!

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  • We are a small but very busy practice dealing 100% with small animals - 95+%
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