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VET Assistant - Karaka

Position title:  Vet Assistant

Location:  Auckland, Karaka

Work type:  Part time

  • Growing practice
  • Specialist equine facilities
  • Friendly work environment

About the position

Veterinary Associates Equine – Karaka is seeking applicants for a part-time Vet Assistant position. 

This is an opportunity to work with our dedicated team of sixteen veterinarians, seven nurses, and four vet assistants in providing care to our hospital patients at the Vet Associates Equine Hospital in South Auckland. The position is for shifts shared with other team members on Saturdays and Sundays and rostered ahead of time. In other words, the applicant needs to be available for work on Saturdays and Sundays and will generally work every other weekend and some public holidays. 

Responsibilities will include mucking out and feeding hospital patients in addition to holding patients during procedures and assisting the veterinarians and nurses as needed. Experience working with horses is a requirement, and favourable applicants will have strong horse-handling skills, a willingness and ability to perform physical labour, and an enthusiastic and team-oriented attitude.  

About Veterinary Associates Equine

Veterinary Associates Equine is an equine general and referral practice located in Karaka, New Zealand with a satellite practice in Kumeu, West Auckland. 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 work environment is attractive; our custom-built hospital is well equipped with the latest equine medical technology. This includes a surgical suite, dynamic endoscopy, digital radiography, ultrasonography, dentistry gear, regenerative therapies including an in-house stem cell culture laboratory, and an in-house diagnostic laboratory. Karaka is a lovely rural community located just thirty minutes from Auckland’s central business district.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to our practice manager, Ruth Lucas, at

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