Nelson – Veterinarian

Location: Nelson  |  South Island  |  New Zealand
Sector: Vets
Consultant: Ashley Nichol
Job Reference: NEL8
Salary: $50000 - $90000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Our clinic is located in Nelson. Nelson is a vibrant seaside city that offers fantastic beaches, amazing food, an active arts community and access to some of the most spectacular National Parks in New Zealand. It’s a location for everyone and a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers offering incredible beaches nestled against the northern end of the Southern Alps.

We have been servicing the Nelson community for the past 30 years in our purpose-built facility. We are proud to support the local and wider community with all their families companion animal needs.

Our team are very experienced, highly skilled and many came specially to live in this fantastic area of NZ to access all that the great outdoors and Nelson’s relaxed lifestyle and climate has to offer -work life balance is important to us! Our team are focused on delivering high standards of medical and surgical care and excellence in client service.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Full-Time Veterinarian to work a 4-day working week. We are looking for someone with the energy and drive to make a real difference, with a commitment and passion for quality practice and high standards of care, along with a great team spirit.

As part of National Veterinary Care we can offer you:

  • Access to practical training programs through our purpose-built Veterinary Training Centres
  • Continuing education allowance and study leave for annum
  • Access to one of the strongest networks of veterinary professionals in New Zealand
  • Endless opportunities with the possibility of working across any one of our clinics in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Sponsorship and a 482 Visa for you and your dependents, if applicable.
  • Relocation allowance, if applicable.

What you can offer us:

  • BVsc or equivalent, and registration to practice in New Zealand
  • An experienced and confident Veterinarian with at least 2 years’ experience in Companion Animal practice
  • A commitment to provide exceptional patient standards of care and go the extra mile for our clients and patients.
  • Ability to work as a part of a highly functional team as well as be confident to work independently when needed.
  • Exceptional communication and client relationship building skills.


Whether you are seeking a new career direction, a lifestyle change, a challenge or a relocation to a new environment, we would love to have a chat.

This position offers a negotiable base salary range of $50,000 – $90,000 (pro rata for part-time), dependant on the suitable applicant’s skills and experience. Whilst we seek to source applicants who meet the above criteria and skill set, alternative applicant’s may still be considered. In these cases, the base salary is subject to change to suit.