Senior Veterinary Nurse

Wanaka Location

Permanent Full Time – 40 hours a week including rostered Saturdays.


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.
  • TeamFirst Wellness Discounts: We’re animal lovers here! So, our furry whanau get the VIP treatment with our TeamFirst Programme, ensuring your pets get the care they need at reduced cost to you.
  • 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 for professional development and mentorship.
  • Work in a vibrant community that values pets and their well-being.
  • Experience the beauty of Wanaka and its unique lifestyle offerings.


The Position:

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic senior vet nurse to join our mixed practice team in our Wanaka clinic.  We are proactive and progressive and strive for the best care and service every day.  Are you ready to join us on this adventure into our bigger, brighter, better future?

This role offers an incredible opportunity for a self-motivated experienced Senior Veterinary Nurse in delivering expert and proactive care to companion animals that truly enhances the pet-owner bond.

You’ll love the empowerment of working within our clinic team and the support and benefits of working alongside Vets and Vet Nurses in our VetEnt clinics around the country.

To be successful with your application, you will have a Certificate or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Companion Animal clinic.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work well individually and as part of a close team.
  • You will have a Veterinary Nursing qualification and be able to provide strong leadership and mentoring to our younger nurses. 
  • Keen to drive the role and get involved with all aspects of the clinic.
  • Passionate about outstanding client and patient care.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and driven with a willingness to learn.
  • Compassionate, understanding, and friendly with an outgoing personality!


What Sets Us Apart:

  • A mission-driven organisation focussed on empowering pet parents.
  • A commitment to your professional growth and development.
  • A supportive team environment that values work-life balance.
  • A beautiful location in Wanaka, offering a high quality of life.


How to Apply:

There's never been a better time to take the next step in your career! To apply or see a full position description, please email

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


Applications Close: Sunday 17th December 2023.