Location: Hamilton City
Close: 28 August 2023
our next Associate Zoo Veterinarian?
We're looking for a special kind of person to
join our Te Kaaroro - Hamilton Zoo team as an Associate Veterinarian. If you think this could be you, let's talk!
Hamilton Zoo is a Zoo and Aquarium Association
Australasia (ZAA) accredited and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
accredited zoo. Owned and operated by
the Hamilton City Council we are set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings
and are home to more than 600 native and exotic animals.
this role you must have:
A recognised and current NZ
Veterinarian qualification (or the ability to obtain it)
At least 3 years' experience
working with Zoo animals and/or wildlife in a veterinary capacity
Excellent time management skills
with the ability to work to schedules
An understanding of best practice
within modern zoological veterinary medicine
does a day in this job look like?
Under the direction of the Head Veterinarian,
the Associate Veterinarian will have shared responsibility for providing
comprehensive medical care for the animals at the zoo and native wildlife that
present for rehabilitative care.
General responsibilities include providing
routine preventative medical care, surgery, emergency medical care,
diagnostics, treatments, post-mortem examination, and biosecurity for
imports/exports. We work to maximize
individual animal welfare. We have all
necessary equipment for basic and advanced anaesthetic monitoring and
diagnostic techniques, including rigid and flexible endoscopy, digital
radiography and ultrasound.
Starting salary is $95,000 - $105,000 per
job is for you if:
You are an ambitious person
focused on process improvement and making the workplace around you better
You have exceptional communication
You enjoy working as part of a
team, but with the ability to work independently
You are available to work on a 7
day a week roster to care for our animals.
job isn't for you if:
You don't enjoy a fast-paced and
Interacting with an ever-changing
workload doesn't come easily to you
in it for you:
Free private medical insurance for
you (including cover for pre-existing conditions and no excess) and discounted
policies for your family members
A paid wellbeing day each year to
make sure you are looking after yourself
In-house Learning and Development
opportunities to grow yourself and your career
Free annual health checks and flu
A suite of discounts at local
How to apply:
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Note that we’ll be shortlisting as we receive
applications – so don’t muck around!
All candidates will be notified of the outcome
on their application via email. Short-listed candidates will be required to
complete an interview process, reference checks and a criminal check. This role
is Safety Sensitive so a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol test
will be required. View more information about these checks and our commitment
to the Privacy act here by clicking here
As a council, we believe in creating a
welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and belongs. We value
inclusiveness (Kotahitanga) – we respect and value the unique perspectives,
experiences, and talents that everyone brings. As a member of our team, you'll
have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of the community so that
Hamilton’s full potential can be unlocked making it the best place to be. It is
important to us that we support you throughout our selection process (interview
and assessments). If you have any access needs during this process, let us know
in advance so we can make sure these are met.
This role is being sourced directly. If/where
Hamilton City Council requires the support of a recruitment agency, we will
seek this support from our panel of selected agencies. Hamilton City Council
will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any commissions, fees or other
payments related to unsolicited contact.