Companion Animal Veterinarian - Team Leader

One of New Zealand's largest vet groups

We appreciate that one of the special things in the world is the human animal bond. But of course, you know that - that's why you're in this job!

We're looking for a Companion Animal Veterinarian who understands the big role that small animals play in people's lives and is as focused on both the owner and their pet.

You'll bring solid experience as a Companion Animal Veterinarian and be comfortable doing all the things you'd expect, such as consultations, clinical diagnosis, and surgery. As well as empathy and a focus on animal wellness, you'll have a real flair for working with our clients and looking after them as well as their pets. While you can expect some on-call work for emergencies, you'll also find that we're fair and reasonable about it, and still make sure you have that all-important work-life balance.

As the Team Leader, or CA Lead Vet as we like to call the role, you will lead a team of nurses and other CA vets. Our Riverside CA clinic sits within a larger LA clinic, meaning you have the benefit of a wider team, while focussing on growing your own little part of the business.

In return, you'll find an array of career advancement opportunities including training support towards membership of ANZCVS, clinic exchanges and involvement in our subsidiary operations such as VetEnt Research and PureMilk. You'll have access to the latest technology in a well-equipped practice (we have a LogiqV2 ultrasound machine on the way), and a combined pool of knowledge from a network of supportive and collaborative vets all over New Zealand.

That's because VetEnt is one of New Zealand's largest veterinary groups, and we're all united by our passion for animal care. And in Ashburton, in the heart of Canterbury, you'll be able to make the most of your life off the clock, as well. All the scenery and outdoor sports that the South Island is famous for are in easy reach - and you'll be welcomed into a friendly small-town community with a relaxed lifestyle. So it's definitely a role that will allow you to do your best vet work.

If all this sounds like you, you're keen to lead a small team, and you meet the conditions of the Veterinary Council of New Zealand, you could well have found your next career move.

Apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to


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