Company VetSouth Equine
Location Invercargill, Southland
Listed Thu 11 Jan, 5:01 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 3928400
VetSouth Equine is looking for a new equine vet to join our enthusiastic and capable Invercargill team!

The Work

Our practice is 60% Standardbred racehorse, 35% sport horse (and growing) with 5% throroughbred racing. Officiating at local harness and gallop meetings, our distinct racing season means a quieter winter. During the summer we have a busy reproduction caseload with chilled transported and frozen AI as well as regular stud duties. After-hours commitments are shared with a neighboring practice.

Our modern, purpose-built hospital in Invercargill, is well equipped with surgical, medical and laboratory facilities, enabling us to cater for first option, referral and in-house patients across Southland, as well as Central Otago and Otago.

With such a varied caseloads, we can offer a mix of work to suit specific interests.

Our Region

Situated within two hours reach of Fiordland National Park to the west, the Catlins to the east, Queenstown to the north and beautiful Stewart Island to the south, Southland offers some superb outdoor activity and lifestyle options for those wanting to explore and/or settle in the region.

Our Team

The team is headed up by Brendon Bell, a registered Equine Surgical Specialist with an enviable reputation. Other members include a specialty-trained equine internal medicine clinician, a new grad vet and a highly experienced seasonal locum from the USA, covering the busy summer period.

And as part of the wider VetSouth team of 40+ vets, there is a vast pool of experience we can draw on, should the need arise, or if your interest extends beyond purely equine veterinary work.

Our ideal candidate

This position would provide an excellent opportunity for someone with 2-3 years experience, looking for exposure in all aspects of equine practice, and to hone your skills in surgery, medicine or reproduction.

To discuss the role, and everything that VetSouth and Southland have to offer, please call Brendon Bell on 027 484 6378.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.