Skip to Content
The Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is looking for enthusiastic new-graduate veterinarians who are motivated by the opportunity to provide high quality diagnostic and treatment skills within a fully equipped specialist hospital environment through a 12 ½ months internship position.
|Term:||Fixed Term of 13 Months|
|Applications close:||10 p.m. on 23 October 2017|
|Additional Information:||Cost of Living_Manawatu.pdf|
The Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s 12 ½ months internship programme provides you the opportunity to gain experience working within a fully equipped specialist hospital environment.
The interns will rotate on a shift basis through the anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, medicine and surgery services within Massey University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Pet Emergency Centre at Massey University. Interns work as primary and support clinicians, working closely with the residents and faculty clinicians in management of a varied local and referral caseload from across New Zealand. Other components of the program include participation in seminars, case rounds and journal clubs, instruction of final year veterinary students and involvement in a research project along with other special program opportunities.
The Pet Emergency Centre operates on a 24 hour basis. Employment will be on a shift basis with shifts rostered across day, night and weekend shifts so the ability and willingness to work overnight shifts, weekends and public holidays is essential.
You should be enthusiastic, motivated, organised, service-orientated, have a passion for education and possess excellent communication skills. This position will provide the successful candidate with a strong background in companion animal general, emergency and speciality practice and an introduction to a research/publication career under the guidance of specialist veterinarians. We are looking for veterinarians who will enjoy the challenge of providing advanced diagnostic and treatment skills within an exciting, fully equipped specialist hospital environment.
Inclusive dates of the program: start date of May 29, 2018; date of completion of June 10, 2019.
To apply please visit our website at www.massey.ac.nz or for further details on the position please contact Valerie Poirier, Intern Coordinator on V.Poirier@massey.ac.nz
To provide high-quality veterinary services to companion animal patients seen at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH).
The VTH Director and CAH Group Leader through the CAH Intern Coordinator
Facilities and Equipment:
1. The intern has access to current medical textbooks.
2. The intern has access to internet resources including search engines for scientific literature and online journals.
3. The primary hospital has an intensive care unit.
4. Hospital equipment/technology access (on-site or outsourced) includes:
a. Arthroscopy and bone plating equipment
b. Basic clinical laboratory equipment
c. Blood gas analysis
d. Blood pressure monitoring
e. CT Scan
f. Diagnostic laboratory
g. Digital Radiography
h. Electrocardiography and echocardiography
j. Fluid pumps/syringe drivers
k. I131 therapy
n. Multiparameter monitors
o. Nuclear Medicine
p. Physical Therapy Equipment
Approximate scheduling (percentage of time assigned on services; percentages may not be cumulative):
• Day ECC with ECC specialist: 18%
• Weekend ECC Day: 7%
• Night ECC: 26%
• Referral medicine: 18%
• Surgery: 18%
• Anaesthesia: 11%
Clinicians in direct support of Internship:
Surgery specialists: 3
Internal medicine specialists: 3
Nutrition specialists: 1
Anaesthesia specialists/memberships: 4
Emergency/CC specialists: 2
Radiology specialists: 2
Clinicians with consultative support of Internship:
Clinical pathology: 3
Anatomic pathology: 6
Veterinary professional degree, e.g., BVSc, DVM, VMD etc. from an AVMA-accredited school or one recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Council to enable full registration in New Zealand as a veterinarian. See the NZVC website for clarification.
Ability to obtain a work visa to work in New Zealand if not a New Zealand/Australian citizen or resident
Unrestricted driver’s licence
Previous work-experience in companion animal general and/or referral practice