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Veterinary Coordinator wanted

Monday, 19 August 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Henderson
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We are looking for an enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills and a flair for planning to become our first Veterinary Coordinator. Your role will be to assist our Veterinary Services team in providing strong leadership and effective support to members of the NZVA.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating timely professional and personal support/advice to NZVA members
  • Providing administrative support for the Veterinary Services team, including travel, diary management, and meeting logistics (including minute-taking)
  • Coordinating revision of key NZVA Policies, Position Statements and Guidelines
  • Coordinating special projects/activities as assigned by Chief Veterinary Officer
  • Liaising with the Veterinary Services team and Special Interest/Regional Branch Committees to support Branch interests

To excel in this role, you will be highly efficient and able to prioritise, plan, and manage varied tasks simultaneously. You will be a confident communicator with excellent written and verbal skills, including an ability to relate to NZVA members and empathise with their perspectives.

Intermediate/advanced skills in all Microsoft applications is essential, and an understanding of online/cloud computing systems is desirable.

Ideally you will have a qualification in animal health and/or welfare, and experience working as a veterinarian, allied veterinary professional (e.g. veterinary technician; nurse), veterinary practice manager, or similar.

Experience in veterinary administration and/or exposure to the Not-for-Profit sector would also be considered valuable.

This role would suit somebody with a passion for animals and the veterinary profession, who wishes to deepen their understanding of the not-for-profit sector. Your role will be varied and interesting, and you will be well supported by the Veterinary Services team.

The NZVA Wellington office staff are a small team with a big heart, and we offer a dynamic, fun place to work.

How to apply

See the full position description here.

For further information or to submit your application please contact Megan Miller at

Applications close: 6 September 2019, 5pm

About the NZVA

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is the only membership association representing New Zealand veterinarians. We’re committed to safeguarding the high skills, continuing development and ethical standards of the New Zealand veterinary profession and helping the profession to be better recognised and valued for the unique role they play in society.

At the heart of the NZVA vision is the core idea that the wellbeing of animals, people, and the environment is inseparable. Veterinarians have knowledge and skills at this ‘intersection’ to contribute to outcomes that benefit all New Zealanders directly and indirectly.