We are looking for an equine locum, preferably from September 2018 to March 2019, to cover maternity leave.
The locum will join our busy team comprised of three veterinarians, and two support staff. The easy going client base is an even mix of breeding, racing and pleasure horses, providing a tremendous variety of work in some of the most spectacular parts of the world.
When on call, the locum is required to be available for emergencies, including evenings (one night per week) and weekends (one in three). Surgical cases are referred.
Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. A vehicle, phone and accommodation (if required) will be provided.
The successful applicant should have experience in reproduction, especially AI. Experience with frozen semen and embryo transfer would be an advantage, but not necessary.
Lameness examinations are also a moderate component of the workload, so experience in this area and particularly in radiography and ultrasonography would be of benefit.
Any other experience will be gladly welcomed.
The successful applicant must be able to be registered with the New Zealand Veterinary Council (see http://vetcouncil.org.nz/gainReg.php for registration eligibility).
About Rangiora Equine Services
Rangiora Equine Services is a 3 vet ambulatory equine practice located in the stunning South Island of New Zealand, 30 minutes drive North from Christchurch central business district. The clinic is well-equipped with endoscopy, digital radiography, ultrasound machines, dentistry gear, IRAP, PRP, and basic laboratory equipment. There is also a commercial harness racing stable and stud farm on the premises. The relaxed clientele are an even mixture of racing(both standardbred harness and thoroughbred), breeding work and pleasure/sport horses, providing an interesting mixture of challenges and rewards. There are two referral practices located close by for surgical emergencies and support if required. The location is close to skifields and beaches, as well as many other outdoor pursuits, and there are many suberb restaurants in close proximity, as well as theatre, pubs, sporting and cultural entertainment. Christchurch is rebuilding into a vibrant and safe city.