Senior Practicing Veterinarian



Job description

Palmerston North, New Zealand

Salary Range: Senior Veterinarian: 72,661 – 92,733
School of Veterinary Science
College of Sciences
Term length: ongoing
Hours of work: full-time

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The School of Veterinary Science at Massey University invites applications for the position of Senior Practicing Veterinarian / Professional Clinician in Dairy Cattle Health and Production based in the mighty Manawatū of New Zealand.

If you are interested in inspiring and engaging the next generation of veterinarians this is the ideal opportunity for you. The position is suited to an ambitious dairy cattle veterinarian who wishes to grow in their career through teaching dairy cattle health and production in a University environment. You will also provide clinical services to clients of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (primarily dairy cattle, but also other production animal species) and participate in teaching on-farm visits, in practicals, tutorials and lectures.

This position will provide you with a variety of opportunities to add respected career credibility through working alongside veterinary and animal scientists with world-class expertise in pastoral animal health, preventative medicine, pastoral nutrition, information systems, theriogenology and epidemiology.

The position is very much about the clinical work, which is now recognised by Massey for promotion criteria. You must hold a veterinary degree registrable in New Zealand and have clinical experience. 

We embrace diversity, talent and performance, and provide staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

The School of Veterinary Science advances knowledge in animal health and welfare, bio-security, conservation and sustainable productivity. We are a world-leader in our field, working with governments, other universities, international and national organisations and companies to improve animal health and production, and human health.

Massey University offers international relocation assistance and individual assistance towards immigration costs. In addition to a base salary, Massey also offers up to 6.75% employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme, five university holidays per year; free eye test & staff study for eligible employees discounted membership to our fully equipped recreation centre and gym facilities as well as a comprehensive professional development and training programme.

If you are not familiar with Palmerston North, it is a family-friendly, eminently bike-able, compact city of approximately 82,000 people and is centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand

There is easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, road and mountain biking clubs, outstanding golf courses and surfing. The city has a vibrant café culture, abundant restaurants, diverse community groups, large cultural city events and hosts international attractions.

In less than two hours’ drive, you can be immersed in the vibrant capital city culture of Wellington, you could tour our world-renown wine-growing country in the sunny Hawkes Bay or you could be water skiing in NZ’s crown tourist spot; lake Taupo.  And we cannot forget the outstanding ski fields in NZ’s central plateau. So, are your lifestyle pursuits within easy reach like ours? If you want to enhance your career and lifestyle contact us now.

Enquiries of an academic nature may be directed to Dr Kristina Mueller ([email protected]) or Prof Richard Laven ([email protected]).
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Senior Practicing Veterinarian

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Massey University (Māori: Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa) is a university based in Раlmеrstоn Nоrth, Nеw Zеаlаnd, with significant campuses in Аlbаny and Wellington. Massey University has approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students, making it New Zealand's second largest university when not counting international students.Research is undertaken on all three campuses, and more than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university.