European College of Equine Internal Medicine

Fixed-term (or Permanent) Equine Internal Medicine Specialist in Auckland, New Zealand

Veterinary Associates Equine is looking for a second board-eligible or board-certified equine internist to join our team in either a fixed-term or permanent role. The position is designed to offer assistance in the shared care of our medicine and critical care caseload and to provide support for all members of the practice and is to replace a valued team member who is moving back to her hometown. Teaching and mentoring are a large part of the role. We offer a yearlong internship with our interns rotating between surgery, medicine, and field services. In addition, we provide one and two-week long externship rotations to the Massey veterinary students during their final year.

We are committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with regular team meetings, topic rounds, journal club, and team-building activities. We pride ourselves on a work environment that is supportive, friendly, and engages a team-approach while providing high-quality veterinary care to our patients and their owners. We value a positive outlook, good sense of humor, attention to detail, and strong communication skills in our team members. 

New Zealand is renowned for the great outdoors, and our local area in no exception. We have incredible beaches, surfing, fishing, forest and bush walks, and great local schools. Being on the outskirts of a large city, many restaurants are nearby, and city culture is a short drive away. This is a great opportunity to join our Vet Associates Equine family and become part of our growing practice in beautiful New Zealand! 

A vehicle is provided, and a competitive salary will be commensurate with experience and includes shared emergency fees. In addition, paid licensure, a CE/CPD budget, cell phone package, and paid professional liability are all part of the benefits package. New Zealand offers a publicly-funded national healthcare system and an employer-matched retirement savings plan known as “KiwiSaver.” Four weeks annual leave per annum is included with additional days in lieu accrued for after hours work.

Applicants need to be eligible for veterinary licensure in New Zealand (details available at To submit an application or to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Jenny Sonis by email at or by phone at +6492947307. Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact details of three references.