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Each year, we seek applicants for our rotating internship program. The advertised position is for two staggered internships that we offer throughout the year, one starting in January, and the other in June/July. It is a one year position. The intern will perform both in-hospital and ambulatory duties, and mentorship will be constant for the first several months and readily-available thereafter. The intern will join our team comprised of twelve veterinarians, including another intern, a board-certified surgeon, a board-certified internist, six nurses, and two office staff. The practice is heavily involved in all types of equine pursuits and has a large surgical, medical, and reproductive caseload, providing a tremendous variety of work. The intern will be given a broad-reaching education and will be provided the skills to become an exemplary equine veterinarian. The program is designed such that the intern, upon completion of the program, would be prepared to enter directly into a position in a private practice setting or as an applicant into a residency program. When on call, the intern is required to be available for hospital emergencies, including evenings and weekends. In addition, as the intern’s clinical skills develop, she or he will be responsible for primary ambulatory emergency duty on a rotating schedule. Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. A vehicle and phone will be provided, and four weeks holiday will be granted. In addition, housing may be available. Students in their final year of study along with recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of reference. It is recommended that prospective applicants schedule an externship at our clinic. Applications will be reviewed and the position filled on a rolling basis. Veterinary Associates is an equine general and referral practice located in Karaka, South Auckland, New Zealand. The work environment is attractive; our custom-built hospital is well-equipped with the latest equine medical technology. This includes a fully equipped surgical suite, dynamic endoscopy, as well as digital radiography, ultrasound machines, dentistry gear, IRAP, PRP, an in-house diagnostic laboratory, and an in-house stem cell culture laboratory. Karaka is a lovely rural community located just thirty minutes from Auckland’s central business district.


To submit an application or to discuss the internship program in more detail, please contact Jenny Sonis at or at 09 294 7307.