Vetspecs - Internal Medicine Registrar or Specialist

Vetspecs in Christchurch, New Zealand have an opening for a recently qualified or experienced board-certified internist or registrar to work with our team of surgical specialists and highly trained veterinary nurses developing an internal medicine service for the South Island of New Zealand.




More about this position:

As our internal medicine specialist, you will be working closely with two experienced board-certified surgeons to further develop the capability of our multidisciplinary specialist referral centre. In this role, you will provide a specialist referral internal medicine service as well as supporting our specialist surgical team and consulting to our extensive general practice network across New Zealand. To enable you to deliver the highest standard of care you will be provided with a full diagnostic suite including in-house high spec endoscopy, laboratory and ultrasound as well as access to CT and MRI imaging with specialist radiologist support.

The role is a new position and we are looking to add to our team to be able to provide multidisciplinary care for patients across New Zealand. As it is new, it is flexible and whilst we forecast demand for a full-time position over 4 to 5 days per week, we can negotiate your hours and days of work. The Christchurch after-hours dedicated clinic is a part of our facility, allowing our patients to receive 24/7 care, with occasional support required as a professional obligation related to the care and management of our own caseload, where the need arises.

More about you!

To be successful in this role, it is important that you are either a registrar or a fellow and are working towards a qualification of are a qualified companion animal internal medicine specialist. It is important that you are eligible to be accepted by the ACVS, ECVS, or a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and that your qualification will be eligible for Specialist Registration with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand. You are welcome to email us for more information about this or you can refer directly to our Veterinary Council requirements for specialist eligibility in New Zealand ( Above all else, however, we value a someone who is a team player; committed to our patients, veterinary teams and clients; and is keen to be a part of our specialist team.

About Vetspecs:

Vetspecs is a dedicated, small animal specialist surgery and the only specialist surgical referral practice in the South Island. Our team currently has two experienced surgeons on-board, from national and international waters, and a dedicated team of excellent vet nurses and support staff. We are located in central Christchurch and share our building with an after-hours clinic, allowing our patients to receive 24/7 care.

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Living in Christchurch, New Zealand:

Whether you love to ski or you love the beach, both are minutes from each other in Christchurch. Home to adrenalin pumping activities, lush vineyards and pristine glacial lakes, you have a plethora of activities to choose from and exploration to do! It is an excellent place to raise kids and a very secure and safe city. We have an awesome city centre, filled with hidden gems like international eateries, theatre and shopping! Christchurch is known as The Garden city and we are proud of everything we can offer! Have a look at this website for more info on our city:



What about getting to New Zealand?

We will help you with all necessary requirements to get to New Zealand and will tailor a relocation package to suit the type of support you need. For example, we can organise your accommodation, pay for your flights, support you through the visa process and help you ship your goods here! Whatever it is you need, we can talk about how Vetspecs can support you – just let us know what would work best for you.


How to apply or for more information:

If this role sounds like something you would be interested in, or if you would like further information, we would love to hear from you. Please email Ana on and we can go from there!


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