Companion Animal Veterinarian - Surgeon

Companion Animal Veterinarian - Surgeon

Companion Animal Veterinarian - Surgeon



Our vision is simple: to be The Centre of Veterinary Excellence and Innovation and we are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and driven team player to help us achieve this. Our goals are set around Care, Community, Communication and Continuous Improvement. Enhancing lives together is why we come to work everyday.

We are a proudly independent, private practice and have been serving our North Canterbury community for over 50 years. With 25 vets and over 50 support staff, we work closely as a team to deliver a wide range of services. We are proud of our purpose-built, state of the art clinic which includes one of New Zealand’s few 24-hour hospitals with 2 sterile surgical theatres, a dental suite, 6 consult rooms, for inpatients we have 20 walk-in kennels and a separate cattery all built to Best Practice Hospital Standards. 



Our values are Excellence, Empathy and Respect, Team and Community and Innovation. If you share these values and you enjoy developing strong relationships with clients, working in a supportive and collegial environment and have a desire to see your clients and patients thrive, then this is the job for you!

We are looking for someone who is experienced and has a passion for surgery with a post-graduate qualification or looking to work towards one in the future, you will be working alongside colleagues with advanced qualifications in dentistry, ECC, medicine and dermatology.



The role could be part or full-time to suit the successful candidate, and will assist with our rapidly-expanding surgical work for both pets and working dogs. We have a client base of over 8000.

The established referral surgical case load is supported by extensive surgical, anaesthesia and supportive care instrumentation and equipment and Smartflow. Access to CT and MRI is readily available off-site.

You will be supported through an experienced and passionate support staff team including a VTS anaesthesia tech and physiotherapy/rehabilitation team on-site.

We can offer the successful candidate the following:

  • · Excellent Remuneration
  • · In-house and External CPD opportunities including $3500 towards CPD training annually
  • · Personal career development is strongly encouraged, the size of the practice allows for special interests to be pursued and these are actively supported
  • · With our own 24-Hour After-Hours, you will only be required to work just 1 late night evening shift per week (until 7:00 pm) and a 1 in 4 Saturday roster
  • · Regular well-being seminars from external providers, subsidised in-house massages, complimentary staff fruit bowl – part of our well-being initiatives


Rangiora is a great place to live, work and play! This is a fantastic opportunity for you and the rest of the family. Applying for this position could be the best decision you've made in a while!

To apply or to have a confidential discussion about employment prospects please call or email our Practice Manager, Craig Perriman on:
Mobile: 021 034 8383

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Enhancing Lives Together