Job Opportunities

Equine Reproduction/Stud Veterinarian

Matamata Veterinary Services Equine is seeking an experienced, 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 must be capable of managing on-farm mare and foal cases during the breeding season.

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!

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.

Contact:

Andrea Ritmeester BVSc MS DipACVS

Andrea@matavet.co.nz

+64 7 888 8193


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

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.

Contact:

Andrea Ritmeester BVSc MS DipACVS

Andrea@matavet.co.nz

+64 7 888 8193


Equine Internship

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


Multiple Roles Available

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