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Equine Internal Medicine/Stud Medicine Veterinarians – Permanent and Seasonal roles available

March 4, 2021

Due to the continued growth of our equine medicine and neonatal intensive care case load we are offering exciting seasonal and permanent opportunities for veterinarians with special interest in Equine Internal Medicine and/or Stud Medicine. Advanced training (Equine Medicine Internship or Residency) or at least 3+ years’ experience in Internal Medicine/Stud Medicine is preferred.

If you would like to:

  • Practice high level veterinary medicine
  • Work with knowledgeable and enthusiastic colleagues
  • Strive to offer the best service to clients
  • Know that you have other experienced vets available for advice

Then you might be a great fit for our Equine team!

MVS is a large equine practice with a purpose-built clinic and referral hospital located in the heart of New Zealand horse country. The majority of our caseload is Thoroughbred racing and breeding with a smaller sport, pleasure horse and Standardbred racing component. The annual hospital in-patient caseload is around 1300 horses per year.

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.

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.

Preference will be given to applicants who are eligible for registration with the NZ Veterinary Council. Applications (including CV and the names of 2 referees) are invited from veterinarians who are self-motivated and keen to join a progressive team.


Andrea Ritmeester BVSc MS DipACVS

+64 7 888 8193