Critical Care Veterinary Nurse

Critical Care Veterinary Nurse



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.

We are a proudly independent, privately owned practice having been serving our North Canterbury community for over 50 years. With 23 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 our near new spacious hospital, 2 large theatres, a dental suite, 20 walk-in kennels, 6 consult rooms  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 team environment and have fantastic people skills, then this is the job for you!



We operate a 24-hour, on-site staffing for our small animal patients. We have an exciting position available in our nursing team. We are seeking someone whom is positive, proactive, trustworthy and self-motivated with the ability to remain calm and triage calls and competently deal with emergencies.

The ideal applicant will have clinical experience with skills such as IV catheter placement, fluid therapy, anaesthesia, nursing critical patients, management of feeding tubes, drains and chest tubes, pain assessment and monitoring patients recovering from surgery. We are very well resourced with all the equipment you would expect from a hospital standard practice.

Shifts consistent of a 4-day time shift followed by 4 days off, 4 evening shifts and then a further 4 days off. You will be part of a 4-team member nursing rotation with soon to be 3 dedicated vets.

Because of the shift rotation you get to work with the day team on a regular basis which helps with up-skilling and your development but clearly, we will also provide additional training and an induction period will be provided with the full support from our dedicated team of nurses.

We can offer the successful candidate the following:

·     Competitive Remuneration

·     External and internal training opportunities


To apply or to have a confidential discussion about employment prospects please contact our Practice Manager, Craig Perriman:
Phone:    021-0348383

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Applications close 6 December 2020


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