Companion Animal Veterinarian


Permanent - Part Time – 32 hours per week + Rostered Saturday.


About Us:

Here at VetEnt we’re on a journey to change who we are and the experience of the animals and people we care for. We’re passionate about creating a different veterinary business that supports the growth of great people and embraces technology to deliver veterinary care in a new way. We’re a 100% kiwi owned group of clinics located across the best bits of New Zealand. We believe in empowering pet parents to provide their pets with the best quality of life. Our mission is to create a community where pets flourish, and their owners find confidence in their ability to care for them. We are passionate in supporting our people to thrive, follow their passions, and find meaning in their everyday.



  • Competitive salary and benefits package – we work with remuneration experts to ensure our pay is competitive and in line with remuneration movements in the industry.
  • Generous relocation package (if you are relocating or immigrating).
  • Birthday Leave: Happy birthday! All permanent team members, celebrate their way with an extra day off on your birthday.
  • Connected Lives Programme: Our connected lives programme was developed, by our people, for our people and supports you to take care of all facets of your wellbeing – at work, home and beyond.
  • Opportunities to influence change and make a name for yourself.
  • Minimal on calls required.  – Will be sometimes required to be on call between 5-7 and to do be available for on call for the After Hours Clinic in Chch a couple of times a year.  There will be an expectation to do one late night a week (10am-7pm)


The Position: 

We’re seeking an enthusiastic and experienced consultation and surgical companion veterinarian to join our Darfield team.  If you’re someone who will pitch in to our team environment and support your colleagues, as well as provide knowledge and care for our client’s pets, this could be the role for you!

Our clinics are well equipped and access to the latest technology in a well-equipped practice and benefit from our networks and support structures across New Zealand. We have a team of excellent support staff, capable nurses, and great veterinarians who enjoy helping each other. Our passionate team will go above and beyond to provide the best care and service to client and patient alike, so if you share a similar drive and values, come work for us!

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide exceptional veterinary care to our furry patients, ensuring their well-being and quality of life.
  • Build strong relationships with clients, offering guidance and support in their animal’s health journey.
  • Collaborate with a skilled and compassionate team to deliver the highest standards of care.
  • Pursue continuing education and stay current with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine.
  • Contribute to a positive and collaborative workplace culture where every team member thrives.
  • Develop into a leadership position or continue to grow within your current skillset by learning from industry leaders.
  • An in-house diagnostic including Ultrasound, Dental X-ray & full Idexx diagnostic suite
  • Work with a nursing and support team who take standard of care to the next level!


What Sets Us Apart:

Darfield is a perfect location for anyone who wants the best of both worlds.  A short and easy commute to Christchurch, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle, Darfield is a vibrant town with countless outdoor recreational activities on its doorstep. 


How to Apply:

There's never been a better time to take the next step in your career! If you would like to see a full position description, please email for a copy.

Please note we will be conducting interviews throughout the advertising period.