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1st Call Veterinary Recruitment
1st Call Veterinary Recruitment is a FREE service for job seekers looking for their next career move. Our team of specialists will work on your behalf and listen to what you want and what you are looking for in your new employment opportunities. We are able to promote you to our network of client’s throughout New Zealand and Australasia targeting those employers that best match your career and lifestyle requirements.
Should you be a Qualified Veterinary Specialist or experienced in associated roles, please contact the team for a 100 % confidential discussion regarding your personal situation.

How to apply

New Zealand Registered Vets (Registered with NZ Vet Council)

  • You may contact our 1st Call Veterinary Recruitment Team on +64 7 849 5500 or email your CV directly to  
  • Alternatively, you can apply directly for a particular role that is advertised in our available jobs section and apply for anything you are qualified for and interested in. Please be aware great roles fill fast and may not be advertised in the available jobs section. Don’t miss out on your next career move, contact 1st Call Veterinary Recruitment today.
International Vets (Currently overseas and not registered with the NZ Vet Council)

  • This is a very simple process. As we are the leaders in Veterinary Recruitment within New Zealand we are able to assist internationally Qualified Veterinary Specialists. Please contact our team via phone or email to discuss your application.
  • Information on NZ Veterinary Registration can be found at http://www.vetcouncil.org.nz/gainReg.php

This will list the eligible countries your qualifications are recognised from. Information on work visas can be found at http://www.immigration.govt.nz/

How to register with the NZ Veterinary Council
If you are a Vet who wants to work here, you need to be eligible to register as a qualified Vet in New Zealand. The process can take as little as 2 weeks and the cost to register plus an annual practising certificate is currently around NZ$765.00.
Our clients may partly or fully reimburse you for this registration fee but initially you will need to pay for these fees up front. Please discuss your situation with our consultants and arrangements may be made should you not be able to fund these fees. Once you have a job offer through one of our clients, New Zealand work permits / visas can also be fast tracked.

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Refer A Friend

When you refer a friend or colleague and we place them into a permanent role within our veterinary division, you will receive a NZ$250 gift voucher for assistant level roles and a NZ$500 gift voucher if they are placed in a qualified veterinarian role. * Conditions Apply.

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