Vetlife is a large, progressive veterinary business providing services to a range of clients throughout the east coast of the South Island. Within the Vetlife small and large animal vet clinics there are a range of rewarding vet jobs and other veterinary related employment opportunities.

Vetlife appreciates the value of their people and with over 160 employees spends much time and effort ensuring people’s needs are met. Professional development is high on the list of priorities and Vetlife invests in this area to provide the resources necessary for people to grow in their roles. Vetlife provides a great workplace where the celebration of success is encouraged.

A focus on teamwork allows people to work in supportive environments and assists them to achieve their goals. A career with Vetlife is a challenging and exciting journey. 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, Little River, Oxford, Oamaru, South Canterbury 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

Calling all experienced Vet Nurses!

We currently have opportunities for full-time qualified and experienced Veterinary Nurses to join the companion animal team at our Ashburton branch.

To be successful, you will be an energetic team player, enthusiastic and have the desire to make a difference.    As well as being passionate about animal health, your excellent communication skills will enable you to bond quickly with pet owners and build long lasting relationships.  A positive attitude will contribute to maintaining the culture of this supportive companion animal team.

We will encourage you to continue to develop your knowledge and skills, both within the clinic and through training opportunities.

The successful candidate will work with a team of highly-motivated professionals to provide high quality companion animal health care to our client base in the Ashburton area.  If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for as your next career step, we look forward to hearing from you.