Small Animal Surgical Residency

Animal Referral Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Animal Referral Centre (ARC) is currently recruiting for a Resident in Small Animal Surgery. The residency programme is 3 years in duration, and will prepare the Resident in order to obtain specialist status (by examination).

• Applications close on 16th April 2020 – applications after this date will not be accepted
• Candidates will be shortlisted and interviews will be held in May 2020
• Position commences July 2020


Our surgical caseload includes soft tissue surgeries (including surgical oncology cases), orthopaedic and neurology surgeries. Surgical theatres are fully equipped for arthroscopy, orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures.

We are well equipped with Synthes orthopaedic kits and power tools, surgical stapling equipment, Ligasure vessel sealing technology, IMEX ESF and HD arthroscopy. The clinic has a 64 slice Siemens CT, digital radiography, C-arm image intensification, ultrasound, endoscopy, mechanical ventilation, and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and treatment areas. We have a new rehabilitation centre with an underwater treadmill, operated by 2 canine hydrotherapists. We have access to off-site 3T MRI and radiation therapy.

The residency programme is supported by an excellent multi-disciplinary team with specialists in small animal internal medicine, diagnostic imaging and dermatology on site, and a visiting cardiologist. Pathology and anaesthesia rotations have been arranged off-site for the residency programme.

The specialist services provided by the practice are supported by a team of dedicated emergency veterinarians and nurses, who enable 24-7 patient care.

This residency provides the opportunity to develop your career in a pleasant and supportive atmosphere. This will be a rewarding and challenging role.

You need to be a highly motivated self-starter with:

  • The ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • An inclination to learn, and develop your skills
  • A desire to provide the best clinical service to all our patients and clients
  • A good sense of humour

The ideal candidate will have fulfilled a rotating and/or surgical internship at a referral hospital, have evidence of further education in surgery and show an interest in clinical research.

You must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand
  • Completed a recognised rotating and/or surgical internship (preferred), or have at least 2 years experience in small animal practice
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Maintain a professional and caring approach in all aspects of your work

At Animal Referral Centre (ARC), our mission is to provide the best companion animal healthcare. Our family owned practice has a team of committed, caring professionals that take a multidisciplinary approach to every patient's care, in state of the art facilities. 

At ARC we commit to:

  • Extremely high standards of care - if you want the best for animals, then you will want to work for us.
  • Providing you with a professional challenge that you can learn and grow from.
  • Commitment to your professional development.
  • Growth opportunities as the clinic grows.
  • Take the health of our team seriously by nurturing a safe, enjoyable and supportive place to work. 
  • Providing state of the art facilities


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For further information about the role please contact Karl Mathis BVSc DipECVS on +64 277 743 744.

Applications by: 16-04-2020

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