Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Relocate to New Zealand!

Location Auckland
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Equine Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: $80k - $140k + Vehicle/Cell Phone
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGVAENZ
Published: about 1 month ago

Are you an Equine Veterinary Surgeon ​wanting to live near the beach and wine country while working with a fabulous team? Get in Touch today to discuss this amazing Team based in Auckland, NZ!

This equine group are rapidly expanding and are a progressive general and referral practice covering the Auckland region. They have a purpose-built hospital in South Auckland and satellite practices in West Auckland and North Auckland. They are seeking enthusiastic veterinarians to join their team with an opportunity for either full-time or part-time work. 

The work in North West Auckland is based around the Kumeu area and has a caseload consisting mainly of sport horses and pleasure horses, including some breeding work. You would be joining two board-certified surgeons, and a board-certified internist, all of whom are readily available to provide backup and support for all members of the practice.

They are committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with regular team meetings, journal club, Friday happy hours, and regular team-building activities. They pride ourselves on a work environment that is supportive, friendly, and engages a team-approach. 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Ideally the successful candidate will wish to work in a fun and supportive team environment and welcome joining a practice that provides high-quality veterinary care.

  • In addition, the candidate will have a positive outlook, a good sense of humour, attention to detail, and strong communication skills.

  • A desire to continue to develop veterinary skills with the latest research are important attributes in a potential candidate. 


New Zealand is renowned for the great outdoors, and the local area is no exception. They have incredible beaches, surf, fishing, forest and bush walks, and great local schools. Being on the outskirts of a large city, there are many restaurants, and city culture is a short drive away. Many of the staff are involved in equestrian sports, including popular local hunts, show jumping, pony club, racing, and polo. T


  • A vehicle is provided and a competitive salary will be commensurate with experience.

  • Paid licensure

  • ACE/CPD budget

  • Cell phone package,

  • Paid NZVA/NZEVA membership, and paid professional liability are all part of the benefits package.

  • New Zealand offers a publicly-funded national healthcare system

  • An employer-matched retirement savings plan

  • Four weeks annual leave is also included.

  • Visa Sponsorship

If you are an experienced Equine Vet with an interest in relocating to Auckland, NZ -Get in Touch Today with Sophie!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.

If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. ​If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you. ​

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE