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We are looking for an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join the team at our independent mixed practice in Southland. Whilst experience would be preferred, we are happy to consider and provide support for a new graduate.

Whilst our preference would be a full-time veterinarian, we have scope to work around other life commitments. Wellness in the workplace and a positive work-life balance are important to us so we are flexible and would be happy to discuss your needs. 

We are a truly mixed practice (75% large animal), with dairy comprising the majority of the large animal work. We have some great clients who give us the opportunity for involvement in their business on a more intensive basis, and as a result, we have vets trained in InCalf, Healthy Hoof and with interests in Dairy Nutrition. We also have a good mix of sheep, beef, deer and horse work, with scope for an enthusiastic individual to help grow these areas of the practice.

The companion animal side of our practice is growing and we see a lot of challenging medicine, soft tissue and orthopaedic cases. We have a great team of veterinarians of varying experience and someone is always happy to lend a hand if more hands, more experience or just some friendly encouragement is required. With our team of four diploma-qualified veterinary nurses, one of whom also doubles up as a Rural Animal Technician, we have plenty of support available to ensure optimal care for our patients. 

We are open 8.30am-5.30pm, with no weekend clinics and a 1:6 OOH roster or better throughout the year, apart from 10-12 weeks in spring where we have two veterinarians on-call. We also have a veterinary nurse on-call over the weekend to assist with emergencies and in-patient care during the busier spring period. 

We have beautiful beaches 30 minutes away, mountains two hours away and the most stunning ‘office’ scenery to drive through on a daily basis.

We can’t tell you everything here, but if you are interested in joining us or would just like to find out a bit more about the role, please contact Jen Gordon

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Jen Gordon

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Otautau Vets Ltd

PO Box 77