Kia ora veterinarians

Are you looking for a veterinary role in Aotearoa New Zealand?

We’re ready when you are.


The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is here to help you find your dream New Zealand veterinary job.

Whether you want to spend your days on a rural farm in the South Island or in a busy clinic in Auckland, we’ve got you covered with information and advice about finding a job, applying for a visa, and moving to New Zealand.

Apply for one of the many jobs available around the country right now or – if you’re not quite ready to move yet – get in touch with us to chat about your options.

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Advance your veterinary career in New Zealand

The New Zealand veterinary profession is a close-knit, supportive community. We work hard, enjoy life, and make time for the things that matter.

We have positions available in a range of specialities around the country, from companion animal veterinarians to sheep and beef cattle veterinarians.

Wherever you go, you’ll have ongoing training and learning opportunities to advance your career and improve outcomes for animals.

Learn more about working in New Zealand


Live where others come to holiday

There’s something for everyone in Aotearoa. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, outdoor festival go-er, avid hiker, or fine wine connoisseur, there are endless activities and places for you to enjoy. Kick back at the beach in summer or head to the slopes for a weekend of skiing in winter.

Take advantage of a flexible work-life balance to build a lifestyle that works for you and your whānau (family).

Learn more about life in Aotearoa


Moving to New Zealand:
Visas and Residency

Veterinarians are listed on New Zealand Immigration’s Green List, which means you can fast-track your residency.

As a veterinarian, you can apply for an Accredited Employer Work Visa for up to three years. If you love it here as much as we think you will, you can apply for residency straight away. No need to wait before making it official!

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