Organisation/clinic: Animal Referral Centre (ARC)

Location: Freemans Bay, Auckland

Position type: Full-time Emergency Veterinarian


  • Are you a qualified (New Zealand (NZ) equivalent) and experienced veterinarian?
  • Passionate about caring for animals and their people?
  • Want to join a stimulating and fun team environment that is constantly seeing unique cases and learning new skills?

Animal Referral Centre (ARC) is a private independently owned and operated animal referral practice established in 2016. We have two modern and amazing Auckland sites – Freemans Bay, Auckland city and Albany, North Shore.

We operate a 24 hour/7-day week operation for emergency medicine. We also have specialists in small animal surgery, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, oncology, and critical care. Hydrotherapy and dermatology are available at ARC North.

We have all the equipment you would expect in a modern referral veterinary hospital including full in-house laboratory suite with radiometer, multiparameter patient monitors, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, underwater treadmill, mechanical ventilation, on-site CT and MRI, along with dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and wards.

We employ clever, like-minded people who love animals, their people and delivering an excellent, well-rounded service.

ARC Values:

Our values guide our decisions and make our organisation successful:

  • We are one team.
  • We do right by our patients.
  • We value growth.
  • We take ownership.
  • We make referrals easy.

Our successful candidates must have a positive attitude, be approachable and open with excellent communication skills as well as a passion for every aspect of emergency veterinary care. A NZ equivalent veterinary qualification and least 2 years’ experience as a veterinarian is required.

As well as seeing emergency cases from all over New Zealand, the ER team also provides a vital role of looking after specialist inpatients including unusual and critical cases. The ER team is involved with stabilisation, diagnostics, and treatment, including surgery.

Large and growing ER team can provide support for those new to emergency work - there are usually multiple ER veterinarians on shift together which creates an excellent collaborative working environment.

Why work for ARC?

  • The caseload is varied, and no two shifts are the same and you will gain experience with a wide variety of cases.
  • Development opportunities into a leadership role if you want to.
  • We have a cohesive, friendly work environment and encourage collaboration between our specialist and emergency teams.
  • Weinvest in your development. In-house and external CPD opportunities.  
  • We offer an NZCVS membership support package.
  • We are passionate about wellbeing for our staff.
  • Competitive remuneration is offered as well as a CPD allowance, paid memberships, and an employee assistance programme.
  • Opportunity to provide outstanding patient care
  • Friendly, supportive team
  • Financial support for further studies and examinations
  • Onsite parking and gym
  • Mental Health support trained managers plus EAP support
  • A roster designed to achieve work-life balance, working a four-week rolling roster. We try and fit the roster to individual preferences where possible.

 Is this you? 

  • At least two years’ experience in high quality small animal emergency practice
  • Team player with excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing 6outstanding patient care.
  • Motivated, adaptable with a positive attitude.
  • At least two years’ experience in high quality small animal emergency practice
  • Motivated, adaptable with a positive attitude.
  • Uphold high clinical standards
  • Accuracy and skilled excellence in service to clients and their animals
  • Maintain a working knowledge of OSH and HSNO Compliance
  • Provide sound and experienced advice on health and welfare of animals
  • Prescribing, preparing, dispensing, and advising on the use of medicines, drugs, animal remedies to owners of animals.
  • Compliance with the Veterinarians Act, ACVM Act, Animal Welfare Act and ERMA – HSNO Act.
  • Compliance with Veterinary Council of NZ – Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinarians.
  • High degree of computer literacy on Microsoft products and databases.
  • Highly effective in time
  • Some understanding of relevant privacy and confidentiality in relation to
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with different personalities, ethnicities, and cultures.

If this sounds like you, we would love you to join our team! Please apply today with a cover letter and CV.

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