Careers

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Vetlife prides itself on looking after our colleagues and treating them like family.

As a larger practice, we are able to offer career pathways, best practice training, and mentoring to graduates.  At the same time, we think it is important to know each member of our team individually to be able to help them shape a satisfying career.  We also believe that work-life balance is important, and we work with our people to create sustainable working patterns and commitments. The variety of roles available to veterinary staff is large, with dedicated companion animal vets, production animal vets, mixed practitioners, vets with management responsibilities, vets involved in the provision of CPD and vets involved in research.  Our vet nurses, technicians and support staff can also build a rewarding career and are given dedicated training and career enhancement opportunities.  With 18 clinics that cover the full range of veterinary practice under the same umbrella, it is possible to forge an exciting and satisfying long-term career in Vetlife.  If you would like to join the Vetlife family, we would love to hear from you!  Contact Nicola Williams, HR Manager, on Nicola.williams@vetlife.co.nz with your CV to start a conversation.

Best Practice

Keeping up with modern technology is critical, and at Vetlife we ensure that we have an ongoing investment programme in top quality equipment supported by training.

With such a large team of vets employed in one organisation, our graduates are exposed to colleagues with an extensive range of knowledge and expertise who are happy to pass on their knowledge through a mentor programme and in-house education and training.  Vetlife also invests in external learning opportunities for career development, with speciality training and conferences both in New Zealand and overseas.  Career development is greatly encouraged within the company and being surrounded by top-level professionals is a great motivator.

Constant Learning

As science professionals with expert knowledge, we encourage staff learning and research.

Vetlife is proud to contribute to the veterinary body of learning through research and peer-reviewed academic papers.  We enjoy sharing this knowledge at conferences and symposia, and it can come from studies or trials that have been conducted through the company, often in conjunction with major universities.  We encourage engagement and the passing on of relevant knowledge and learning to both our farming clients and pet owners.  We do this by offering external training on products, services, and initiatives to improve animal health and well being.  This might be in the form of an open day, a training evening or just by talking to clients when they are in the clinic.