Equine Surgeon, Permanent & Fixed-term - Massey University - New Zealand | British Equine Veterinary Association
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Equine Surgeon, Permanent & Fixed-term - Massey University - New Zealand

16 Nov 2023 BEVA

Position Overview
Tāwharau Ora, the School of Veterinary Sciences (SoVS) at Massey University invites applications from Senior Practicing Veterinarians in Equine Surgery for TWO opportunities.  Join us as a permanent ongoing staff member or as a flexible fixed-term locum.   
The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi 
Massey University offers Veterinarians more than just an awesome career! You will work alongside a friendly, talented, and experienced team of veterinarians and technical staff.
The SoVS has research and teaching strengths in veterinary clinical education, epidemiology, veterinary pathology, animal health and welfare, biosecurity, and wildlife conservation. 
Check out your future at Massey.
You will also join a university which offers staff discounts, career progression, and the opportunity to work with the students of the future of veterinary science! 

  • Up to 6.75% employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme 
  • Five university holidays per year in addition to four weeks of annual leave 
  • Subsidised Southern Cross Healthcare plan for you and your family 
  • Special staff rates available for campus gym membership 
  • Staff purchasing privileges and discounts at many commercial and retail businesses across NZ 
  • Access to a wonderful on-Campus crèche /day care facilities for dependents of staff 
  • Comprehensive professional development and training programmes. 

About this role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi  
In this role, you will provide clinical surgery services to clients of the Equine Veterinary Clinic within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well as provide lectures, tutorials and case-based instruction to veterinary undergraduates and residents. Participation in research and related scholarly activity is not required, but opportunities to engage in research are available if desired. Depending on the appointment level, you will also contribute to course coordination, clinical roster leadership, academic group leadership and mentorship of staff. 
The salary range for this role is at a Senior Practicing Veterinarian grade (2024), ranging from $101,724 - $143,949 (NZD). Salary will be negotiable by background/experience.
About you | Ko koe tēnei
If you have experience in equine surgery and are passionate about veterinary education, including clinical teaching, then this is the ideal opportunity for you. The position is suited to individuals with either board certification or eligibility for board certification, although candidates with extensive proven surgical experience will also be considered.  
Equine surgical clinical experience is expected, and teaching experience is desirable.
You must hold a veterinary degree registrable in New Zealand.  
WHY Massey SoVS?
Our Māori name, Tāwharau Ora, encapsulates our aim as a School to strive to be a place of wellbeing, healing and recovery for people and animals. Our mission is to advance animal and human wellbeing and environmental sustainability, through veterinary education and research for Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. Our vision is to be world-renowned as the veterinary school that everyone wants to be part of. This is our mission.
Tāwharau Ora, Massey’s School of Veterinary Science (SoVS) runs the Bachelor of Veterinary Science programme, a 5-year full-time degree programme with a current annual intake of around 175 students. Our programme is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. We have a suite of postgraduate programmes, providing Masters and Doctoral level training and a range of residency programmes, as well as providing continuing education to the broader veterinary profession.
Seeking work/life flexibility  
If you are not familiar with Palmerston North, it is a family-friendly, eminently bikeable, compact city of approximately 90,000 people and is centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand https://manawatunz.co.nz/live/work/ . We are a welcoming, friendly, multi-cultural city, with excellent parks and schools and easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, road and mountain biking, outstanding golf courses and surfing. The city has a lively café culture, abundant restaurants, a diverse range of community groups, and hosts large local and national level cultural events. 
In less than a two-hour drive away from Palmerston North you can be immersed in the vibrant culture of our capital city Wellington, touring our world-renowned wine-growing country in the sunny Hawkes Bay, snow skiing on Mt Ruapehu, or water skiing at Lake Taupō.  
If you are ready for a change and are looking for a position that can provide you with professional and intellectual opportunities as well as an appealing lifestyle, apply now.
For enquiries please contact: Dr Luca Panizzi – Equine Group Leader at L.Panizzi@massey.ac.nz or Jane Langton Burnell -Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director J.LangtonBurnell@massey.ac.nz
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and appointments may be made prior to the closing date.
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