Small Animal Veterinarian - Relocate to New Zealand!

Location Christchurch City
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Generous Salary, Visa Sponsorship & Relocation Assistance!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

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Job ref: SGNZS
Published: 23 days ago

If being part of a great team and working in a practice with a vibrant, inclusive and friendly culture is something you've been looking for then keep reading – this could be the position of your dreams!

At this Vet Centre their mission is simple: to be the centre of veterinary excellence and innovation. Their values of excellence, empathy, respect, team, community and innovation are what they live and breathe every day, if these resonate with you, we'd love to hear from you.

About the Practice:

  • Established in the 1960’s.  

  • Located on the outskirts Rangiora, 25 minutes north of Christchurch, New Zealand.  

  • A 24/7, 365 day a year first opinion and referral practice receiving patients from all over the South Island. 

  • 2013 Brand-new, purpose-built facility, offering three custom designed theatres, one of which is dedicated to orthopaedic surgery.  

  • NZVA Best Practice and Hospital Standards accredited

  • ISFM Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic

  • Full in-house laboratory facilities and comprehensive diagnostic imaging including ultrasound, digital DR X-ray, endoscopy and a new Canon 78cm bore 128 slice CT scanner. 

  • A VTS anaesthesia technician and physiotherapy/rehabilitation team onsite.

The Role:

You ideally with be an enthusiastic and motivated Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon, an interest in Consulting is desirable but area to explore your interests also.

  • A part time or full time role available and negotiable.

  • Only required to work 1 in 4 Saturdays


  • Generous remuneration, reflective of your experience

  • Inclusion in our friendly, collegial, supportive, fun and clinically diverse team who strive to continually improve and offer the best in patient and client care

  • If applicable, support with visa application, VCNZ Registration

  • Tailored relocation assistance  

  • Generous CPD leave and allowance included  

  • Work life balance actively prioritised 

  • A $500 Annual Wellbeing allowance 

The Location:

Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-largest city, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, it provides a vibrant arts, dining, and sporting mix. 

Rangiora is just 15 minutes from the beach and within an hour’s drive of the Southern Alps providing a natural playground of skiing, fishing, boating, mountain biking, hunting, horse riding and hiking.  You get the best of city and outdoor lifestyle with plenty to occupy children alongside a world-class education system, in a practice that values work-life balance. We have a new swimming complex, gyms, sailing, tramping and many other sports clubs as well as great cafes, restaurants, shopping and local theatre. There are several wineries and craft beer brewers within a 50-km radius.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you (and the rest of the family) for work, education and play. Applying for this position could be the best decision you've made in a while!

If you are a Small Animal Vet already in NZ looking for a change or interested in Relocating - Get in Touch with Sophie for a Confidential & Friendly Chat!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to

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