Companion Animal Veterinarian

at Bay of Islands Veterinary Services
Published February 24, 2024
Location Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full-time  


Bay of Islands Veterinary Services is looking for a full-time, or limited full-time, companion animal veterinarian to join our team of 16 veterinarians in the beautiful, subtropical, Far North of New Zealand.

We have a policy of strongly encouraging a healthy work-life balance and our location lends itself well to achieving that. From beautiful beaches, water sports, lots of sheltered boating and open ocean access, forest walking and mountain biking, there is something for everyone. Being a tourist destination, we are not short on cafes and restaurants. The region also boasts a number of wineries and craft breweries offering tastings.

Bay of Islands Vets is an independent, private mixed practice with 5 clinics spread across the Bay of Islands, servicing companion animals, farm animals and equine. Companion animals are attended from three of our four branch clinics as well as our central Kerikeri clinic.

The practice has DR x-ray, dental, ultrasound, in-house labs, orthopaedic kit (TPLO), as well as plenty of GA monitoring equipment, fluid pumps etc. to make your job easier.

Our workload is highly varied from routine desex surgeries and vaccinations to a growing caseload of complex orthopaedic patients, and everything in between.

Bay Vets has strong relationships with local animal charities, Bay of Islands Animal Rescue, Coast to Coast Cat Rescue, and the SPCA. We are also actively involved and sponsor the newly established Kiwi Coast Kiwi Rehab Unit.

Shared after-hours is split between large and companion animals, no more than one weekend in six, with a rostered veterinary nurse available. You will receive 6 hours' time in lieu per weekend, plus a generous call out fee.

This role could suit anyone from a recent graduate wanting to hone their routine surgery skills, to a more experienced veterinarian wanting to work in a stunning location out of the city.

A generous salary is commensurate with experience. VCNZ registration and NZVA membership is paid along with an allocated CPD allowance.

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