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Equine Veterinarian

Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre - Taupo
New Zealand (NZ)
Commensurate based on experience
Closing date
6 Dec 2021

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Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre - Taupo , New Zealand

Ever fancied a move to New Zealand? We have an excellent opportunity for a motivated equine veterinarian. The position will primarily be providing ambulatory care to sport and pleasure horses with support from a well equiped and modern hospital. The job would suit an equine veterinarian with some experience or it could be tailored to suit a young vet with technical proficiency and confidence, that has completed an internship and is looking to expand their skills and career further. The successful applicant will be expected to service all aspects of equine veterinary care. An interest in lameness and musculoskeletal issues would be beneficial. Ongoing professional development will be encouraged both internally in the business, and with formal continuing education. 

The opportunity is in a new branch of the practice. Located in Lake Taupo; it is a stunningly beautiful part of the North Island with access to all the outdoor pursuits and opportunities that you associate with New Zealand. You will have primary case responsibility and work in conjunction with an experienced colleague with access to good equipment and resources. There will be additional support from our primary referral centre. Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre is non-corporate, modern referral hospital offering full surgical, medical and reproductive services with a two surgical specialists and a team of 12 equine veterinarians. 

This is a great chance to be part of something exciting at its inception. A chance to expand your knowledge and skills in a collegial environment. A chance to take responsibility of your patients care whilst receiving good support and to make the most of one of the most beautiful parts of the world in your free time.

The salary package will be commensurate on experience and include a car, mobile phone, 4 weeks annual leave, annual public holidays ( 10 days per year), annual continuing education and professional indemnity insurance and registration.

Enquires for further details and information are welcome  - Keelin MacDonald ( - and to apply please send a covering letter and CV to the same contact address.


Advanced imaging techniques include; digital radiography, portable high resolution ultrasonography, dynamic endoscopy, video endoscopy, gastroscopy, scintigraphy and computerised lameness detection.

Modern approaches in the latest techniques in joint medicine and surgery are commonly used in challenging cases.

We have a top-class reputation in the field of pre-purchase examinations at all levels, from weanlings and yearlings, to the best of tried racehorses.

Find Us
11 Pickering Road
RD 1 Cambridge 3493
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