Job Opportunities

Equine Internship

Matamata Veterinary Services is seeking applicants for our staggered equine internship programme, with one position commencing in January each year and the second commencing in August each year. Both positions are for a fixed 12-month term.

You will work as part of our equine team, based at our purpose built hospital. Our team consists of ten veterinarians, including one other intern, supported by five nurses and two office staff.

The internship position is primarily hospital based. Caseload is high and varied, including medicine, surgery, some reproduction, lameness and other performance horse work. You will have the opportunity to work alongside an experienced group of practitioners with a wide range of skills, including a board-certified surgeon and two board-certified theriogenologists. Formal tuition and mentoring are part of this package.

A culture of quality service to the client, dedicated care of the patient, teamwork and fun exist in this practice. CPD is valued, supported and expected.

This position is ideally suited to a new or recent graduate that wishes to rapidly upgrade their equine skills. Applicants MUST be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Veterinary Council. Applications should include a cover letter and a CV including the names of two referees.

Please address all enquiries to:

Andrea Ritmeester
Matamata Veterinary Services Ltd
26 Tainui Street
Phone: 07 888 8193