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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