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Multiple Roles Available

Multiple Roles Available

March 3, 2024

Matamata Veterinary Services – Equine are always looking for outstanding new staff to join the crew! If you feel that your skillset aligns with the veterinary industry and you would be a good fit on the team, please email your cover letter and CV to sophia@matavet.co.nz


Equine Internship

March 1, 2024

Matamata Veterinary Services is seeking applicants for our equine internship programme. Positions available for 12-months fixed term.

MVS is a 13 veterinarian, purpose build equine clinic and referral hospital with a full stallion export facility. The equine hospital is well equipped including a brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, full surgical facilities, digital radiography and ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, in house laboratory, video-endoscopy and gastroscopy.

The majority of our caseload is Thoroughbred racing and breeding with a smaller sport and pleasure horse and Standardbred component. We offer complete equine veterinary care, covering both ambulatory and specialist equine referral services. Our supportive work environment consists of board-certified specialists in surgery and sports medicine and rehabilitation, a large team of nurses/technicians and support staff and 3-4 interns. We have a culture of excellence and delivering a high-quality service to the client.

The internship position is primarily hospital based; however, an ambulatory component may be available during the off season (Jan-July). Caseload is high and varied, including medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, reproduction, lameness and bloodstock sales work. You will have the opportunity to work alongside an experienced group of equine practitioners with a wide range of skills, including two board-certified surgeons and a board-certified theriogenologist. This is a well-established, long-standing internship. Every year we seek to improve the quality of our interns’ experience and we believe that the mentorship the program provides, both in a structured capacity and in day to day clinical learning, is essential for providing a quality experience.

Our practice culture is one of quality service to the client, dedicated care of the patient and teamwork. Active clinical research programs are also on-going, and there is opportunity for involvement of interns that have an interest.

The internship is suited to a new or recent graduate that wishes to rapidly advance their equine skills, or to older graduates with mixed animal experience that want to broaden their general equine skill set.

Preference will be given to applicants who are eligible for registration with the NZ Veterinary Council. Applications should include a cover letter and a CV including the names of two referees.

Please address all enquiries to:

Andrea Ritmeester
Phone: +64 7 888 8193
Email: andrea@matavet.co.nz


MVS EquiBreed Technicians – Seasonal Roles

November 30, 2020

MVS EquiBreed is an advanced equine reproductive facility based in the Waikato, requiring casual, part-time and full-time equine technicians for the 2024 breeding season (September – February).

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Experience in the horse industry and good horse handling skills;
  • An interest in equine reproduction;
  • To be an energetic team player with a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • To show empathy and provide a supportive role in the care and welfare of the horses;
  • To deliver a consistent standard of excellence in service to our clientele;
  • Capacity to participate in our after-hours roster.

Please Note: Formal qualifications are not required for these roles. The successful applicants must at all times show initiative and aspire to excel in their work as skilled professionals as well as in the level of service we offer to our clients.

MVS EquiBreed strives to provide a supportive environment aiming to challenge and encourage team members to achieve goals and personal job satisfaction. If you enjoy working in a friendly environment with a positive, proactive and committed team that strives to be the best, then we want to hear from you.

To apply please forward your cover letter along with your CV to sophia@matavet.co.nz

https://www.equibreed.co.nz/

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Equine Veterinary Technicians – Seasonal Roles

May 30, 2020

Matamata Veterinary Services is a large and successful practice requiring additional Equine Veterinary Technicians to be based at our busy, purpose-built Equine Hospital in the Waikato, NZ for the 2024 breeding season (August – December/January). Part-time and full-time positions available.

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Experience in the equine industry and good horse handling skills;
  • To be an energetic team player with a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • To show empathy and provide a supportive role in the care and welfare of the horses seen in our practice;
  • To deliver a consistent standard of excellence in service to our clientele;
  • Flexibility to provide support to other areas of our business;
  • Capacity to participate in our after-hours roster which may include a period of night shifts.

Please Note: Formal qualifications are not required for these roles. The successful applicants must aspire to excel in their work as skilled professionals at all times, as well as in the level of service we offer to our clients. Preference will be given to those candidates who have relevant skills and previous experience. A significant component of the role may include foal nursing in our NICU, alongside other hospital, reproduction, and ambulatory activities.

Matamata Veterinary Services strives to provide a supportive environment aiming to challenge and encourage team members to achieve goals and personal job satisfaction. If you enjoy working in a friendly environment with a positive, proactive and committed team that strives to be the best, then we want to hear from you.

To apply, please forward your cover letter along with your CV to sophia@matavet.co.nz as soon as possible.


Yard Hand

June 19, 2019

MVS Equine requires a fixed-term, full-time (30+hrs per week) yard hand for the equine breeding season (September – December/January) to be based at our busy, purpose-built Equine Veterinary Hospital in Matamata. Hours to be discussed with applicants but a 7:00-7:30am start will be required.

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Excellent horse handling skills and stable management/ground maintenance skills;
  • To be an energetic team player with a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • To show empathy and provide a supportive role in the care and welfare of the horses seen in our practice;
  • To deliver a consistent standard of excellence in service to our clientele;
  • To be flexible enough with your time to participate in a rotating weekend roster as required.

The successful applicant must at all times aspire to excel in his/her work as a skilled professional as well as in the level of service we offer to our clients. Preference will be given to those candidates who have the skills we are looking for and previous experience reflecting quality care and service.

MVS Equine strives to provide a supportive environment aiming to challenge and encourage team members to achieve goals and personal job satisfaction. If you enjoy working in a friendly environment with a positive, proactive and committed team that strives to be the best, then we want to hear from you.

Please send your cover letter and CV through to sophia@matavet.co.nz asap.


Equine Ambulatory/Stud Veterinarians

March 3, 2019

Matamata Veterinary Services Equine is seeking an enthusiastic colleague to join our team in the heart of New Zealand horse country for the 2024 breeding season.

MVS is a large equine practice with a purpose-built clinic and referral hospital. The majority of our caseload is Thoroughbred racing and breeding and we provide routine reproductive management on Thoroughbred stud farms throughout the region. The successful applicant will work alongside experienced reproductive veterinarians managing on-farm mare and foal cases during the breeding season, as well as providing other routine ambulatory equine veterinary support.

The hospital is well-equipped with full surgical facilities, digital radiography, digital ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, in-house laboratory, video-endoscopy and gastroscopy. It also features a new purpose-built neonatal intensive care facility that is set up to house 4 mares with bed-bound foals, as well as a stand-alone unit providing advanced assisted reproductive technologies (AI/ET, semen collection, freezing etc.) offering referral services for infertility cases and reproductive surgery.

You will have the support of a large team of equine veterinarians (13 permanent equine vets including two board-certified specialists in surgery and one board-certified specialist in sports medicine and rehabilitation), 3-4 interns and a large team of nurses/support-staff. On-call for after-hours is shared equally.

A culture of quality service to the client, dedicated care of the patient and peer support exists in this practice. If you are looking for an exciting career opportunity in a modern and progressive equine practice, then you might be a great fit for our Equine team!

Applications (including CV and the names of 2 referees) are invited from veterinarians who are self-motivated and keen to join a progressive team. Please note: Candidates must be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Veterinary Council.

Contact:

Andrea Ritmeester BVSc MS DipACVS

Andrea@matavet.co.nz

+64 7 888 8193


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