Vet Jobs New Zealand
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Veterinary Jobs in New Zealand
Locum and Permanent Vet & Vet Nurse Jobs in New Zealand for you to explore. At The Vet Service, we pride ourselves in our digital and personal relationships with our New Zealand Vet practices, so whether you are a graduate or an experienced vet there are many roles and positions such as locum, permanent, farm animal or small for you to choose from.
New Zealand Vet Salary
Salaries for New Zealand vets are pretty good, with some great packages offering many opportunities for new training and bonuses. New veterinarians usually earn, $58K-$76K per year with experienced veterinarians usually earn $76K-$130K per year
Source: New Zealand Veterinary Association, 2017
Veterinary nurses in New Zealand, with five or more years, experience typically earn $21 – $26 per hour, Veterinary nurses with up to three years experience usually earn $17 – $18 per hour, and with growing demand, there are lots of vet nurse roles to choose from.Source: NZ Veterinary Nursing Association, 2019.
We work with many veterinary practices who may cover relocation costs for you and offer contract incentives to help you financially settle into your new life in New Zealand as a vet.
Work/Life Balance in Veterinary Jobs in New Zealand
As you probably are already aware, working in a veterinary role and having a balance of work and life is sometimes hard to get right. In New Zealand, this is something the veterinary industry takes great pride in trying to strike the perfect balance. Working hard is important but also looking after yourself mentally and physically is also focused on. Lot’s of roles offer employees perks such as further education and more holidays than standard. If this is something that is important to you, you also may want to consider locum opportunities, which offers flexibility in the workplace.
Consider the Law Requirements to Practice Veterinary in New Zealand
To practice as, or represent yourself as a veterinarian in New Zealand you must be registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) and hold a current practising certificate.
All applicants must satisfy the Council that they:
can communicate in and understand English to an appropriate standard for practising as a veterinarian in New Zealand. Applicants whose first language isn’t English will be required to provide evidence of English competency by sitting and passing an approved English test to the required level.
New Zealand Work Visa for Vets
Before you start work in New Zealand, as a vet or vet nurse, you need to ensure that you have an appropriate visa if you are not a New Zealand citizen. Please contact the Department of Immigration in New Zealand for further information. If you are aged between 18 and 30 years you may be eligible for a working holiday visa for New Zealand. Here at The Vet Service, we can point you in the right direction for an appropriate Visa.
Veterinary Positions New Zealand
Mixed Animal Vet
New Graduate Vet Jobs
South Island, New Zealand
Dairy, Small or Equine
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