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Vetlife is a large, progressive veterinary business providing services to a range of clients throughout New Zealand. Within the Vetlife companion and production animal vet clinics there are a range of rewarding vet positions and other veterinary related employment opportunities.

At Vetlife we appreciate the value of our people and with over 200 employees, spend much time and effort ensuring their needs are met. Professional development is high on the list of priorities and Vetlife invests in this area to allow people to grow in their roles. We have a great workplace where the celebration of success is encouraged.

A focus on teamwork creates a supportive environment and enables success and the achievement of province and team goals. A career with Vetlife is an exciting journey, that offers challenge and opportunity. We’re always keen to hear from people interested in joining our team. Please contact us with your details and current CV. Browse our vacancies for vet jobs and related vacancies.


Exciting opportunities to join our team…

Are you ready to take the next step?

The Role

As a Vetlife veterinarian you will work within a team of passionate professionals dedicated to providing high quality, leading edge service to our clients.  You will have the opportunity to network and share expertise with colleagues to develop your own knowledge and skills and to drive the thinking of the practice forward.  You will have access to formal development opportunities both within the practice and externally and to learn “on the job” by contributing to projects, research and through mentoring.

The Ideal Candidate

We have a range of opportunities for graduates through to experienced practitioners.  You may wish to maintain a broad range of skills and experience or you may have decided to specialise in a specific are of clinical practice.  As a larger practice with branches that each have their own personality and demographic, we can match your career and lifestyle goals to a role that will best suit your needs.  What all candidates will have in common is the strong desire to reach their full potential as a vet, build a progressive and satisfying career and develop a proven track record in client engagement and satisfaction.  Strong interpersonal skills both with clients and within your team will be a must.

The Location

Vetlife branches are located down the east side of New Zealand’s South Island, from Culverden in North Canterbury through North Otago, Mackenzie country and into Central Otago.  Whatever your preference in terms of climate, lifestyle and leisure interests, you will be able to create a satisfying work life balance as part of one of our branch teams.

We currently have opportunities in Ashburton, Dunsandel, Oamaru, Temuka, Alexandra and Twizel.

To apply….

If you think a career with Vetlife could be the next step in your development, please make your application in writing to:  Nicola.Williams@vetlife.co.nz


Exciting opportunities to join our team! Spring Locums 2019

Have you ever thought about experiencing a Spring season in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand?

We have several opportunities for large animal veterinarians to support our dairy vet teams during the busy calving period August through to October 2019.  As a Vetlife veterinarian you will work within a team of passionate professionals including vets, technicians and support staff, dedicated to providing high quality, leading edge service to our clients.  You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced dairy vets and to develop your own knowledge and skills.  All of this, in some of the most stunning landscapes in New Zealand!  Why not also take time to experience some of what the South Island has to offer – winter sports, scenery, famous kiwi hospitality and the great outdoors.

Once you have tried it, you might even want to stay a while!

The Ideal Candidate

These locum assignments would best suit vets who have 3 years plus production animal experience, are confident working in the dairy sector and are keen to learn about New Zealand systems and practices.  You will be a committed team player, get on with all sorts of people and be client and service focussed.

The Location

There are several locum assignments available throughout the practice.  Contact us for more information to discover which location might work best for you.

The Package

Pay rates are competitive as you would expect in a larger practice.  You would be provided with a vehicle, phone and other essential tools of the job.

To apply….

If you would like to explore a locum opportunity with Vetlife further, please send your CV to:  Nicola.Williams@vetlife.co.nz


Senior mixed animal veterinarian – Live the good life

We currently have a rare and exciting opportunity in North Canterbury for an experienced veterinarian where the role is truly mixed animal practice.

Located in Culverden, you will have everything you need for a balanced lifestyle on your doorstep. Within easy reach of an array of outdoor activities from water sports and fishing to amazing scenery and walking tracks you will also be close to the resort of Hanmer Springs and everything that has to offer, not to mention world class wineries.  In addition, Christchurch is not far away so the whole family is catered for.

This opportunity is perfect for a mixed animal veterinarian, ideally with several years’ broad-based experience, including dairy.  You will be part of the experienced, friendly team of vets and support staff, servicing Vetlife clients in North Canterbury.  You will have the opportunity to become part of this unique community, working with the team to continue to build this Vetlife branch which was opened three years ago and still has lots of opportunities to grow further.

As well as being a key member of your individual branch team, you will also be part of the wider Vetlife practice with access to a network of colleagues who have extensive experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine and nutrition.  With 18 clinics, over 60 veterinarians and a large team of support staff, there are always people at hand to provide support and advice.

Vetlife offers a competitively structured salary and CPD allowance and a vehicle for business use for mixed practitioners.  As part of this large, diverse and forward-thinking practice, you will have access to professional development opportunities both internally and externally.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please send your CV to:

Nicola Williams

HR Manager, Vetlife

Nicola.williams@vetlife.co.nz