Veterinary Associates Equine and Farm is seeking applicants for our rotating internship
program. The advertised position is for one of two staggered internships that we offer
throughout the year. It is a one year position and commences January 2019.
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

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 inhouse
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
jenny@vetassociates.co.nz or at 09 294 7307.