Equine Veterinarian

at Rangiora Veterinary Centre
Published March 31, 2024
Location Rangiora, New Zealand
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full-time  
Veterinary degree registerable with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand
Strong technical skills relating to diagnostics and treatment of the performance horse population
Proven experience working with racehorses and performance horses


Equine Veterinarian – Racehorse and Performance Horse
If being part of a great team and working in a practice with a vibrant, inclusive and friendly team culture is something you've been looking for then keep reading – this could be the position for you!

Rangiora Veterinary Centre Equine are seeking a dedicated and experienced Equine Veterinarian to join their team.

Our mission is simple:

To be the centre of veterinary excellence and innovation. Our values of excellence, empathy, respect, team, community and innovation are what we live and breathe every day, if these resonate with you, we'd love to hear from you.

About us:

We are a busy ambulatory practice with an onsite equine hospital and surgical facilities dedicated to providing exceptional care to our equine athletes. Our team are committed to best practice in veterinary medicine providing first opinion and referral services to horse owners and veterinarians of North Canterbury and the South Island of New Zealand.

Rangiora Veterinary Centre is a large mixed practice established over 50 years ago and is situated 25 minutes north of Christchurch City, 10 minutes to the beach, and 1 hour to the mountains. Our equine hospital and ambulatory team are growing which has created an exciting opportunity for a veterinarian with experience and passion in racehorse and performance horse medicine to join our dynamic and clinically diverse team of seven equine veterinarians including a specialist surgeon.

Our facilities include an equine hospital with barn and paddocks, surgical theatre, equine CT scanner, digital radiography, ultrasonography, videoendoscopy, dynamic endoscopy, orthobiologics, shock wave and an in house laboratory.

Position overview:

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in working with high performance equine athletes and possess expertise in diagnosing and treating conditions specific to this population.


Providing comprehensive veterinary care to racehorses and performance horses, including preventative care, lameness evaluations, diagnostic imaging, and performance improvement strategies.
Collaborate with our team of veterinarians, farriers, and other equine professionals to develop tailored treatment plans for each horse.
Participate in client education and communication helping owners understand the specific needs and requirements of their equine athletes.
Participation in the emergency after-hours roster.
Show strong written communication including maintenance of accurate medical records.

Veterinary degree registerable with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.
Proven experience working with racehorses and performance horses with a good understanding of their requirements.
Strong technical skills relating to diagnostics and treatment of the performance horse population.
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
Experience in inhalational anaesthesia is desirable.
Join our RVC family and enjoy the benefits:

Generous remuneration, reflective of your experience.
Inclusion in our friendly, collegial, supportive, fun and clinically diverse team who strive to continually improve and offer the best in patient and client care.
If applicable, provide support with visa application and VCNZ registration.
Generous CPD leave and allowance included.
Work life balance actively prioritised.
Annual Wellbeing Allowance.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the position to Dr Sam Taylor.

Send CV/Resume/Details here: sam@rangvet.co.nz