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2024 Externship Opportunity

2024 Veterinary Externship: Ignite Your Career at Timaru’s Family Vet!


Are you a veterinary student in your 4th or 5th year with a strong passion for small animal medicine? 

Do you dream of getting hands-on experience right NOW?

Are you ready to kick-start your career with real skills?


Could you work with us at Timaru’s Family Vet? We offer an externship opportunity for 4th and 5th-year veterinary students. You can work with our experienced veterinarian and support staff. From the first day, you will get hands-on experience in all areas. This includes consultations and procedures. We'll also help with your accommodation and travel expenses during your term breaks.


About Us:

Timaru’s Family Vet is a small animal practice in Timaru, New Zealand. Our clinic has a skilled veterinarian. We also have a team of professional nurses and client relations specialists (CRSs). We provide top-quality care to our furry patients.


Key Responsibilities:

- Work alongside our experienced veterinarian in various clinical scenarios

- Be a vet (supervised). Create treatment plans. Carry out procedures.

- Gain practical experience in routine procedures, including spays, neuters, and dentals

- Assist with patient records and clinic organization

- Provide exceptional patient care and client communication

- Embrace a collaborative approach to veterinary medicine

- Accommodate your externship schedule to align with your term breaks



- Enrolment in a 4th or 5th-year veterinary program at an accredited institution

- Strong enthusiasm for small animal medicine and a desire to learn

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

- Willingness to adapt and take initiative in a fast-paced clinical setting

- Positive attitude, dedication, and a commitment to teamwork

- Flexibility to work during term breaks


What We Offer:

- Comprehensive hands-on experience in a real-world veterinary practice

- Mentorship and close supervision by our experienced veterinarian

- Exposure to a wide range of clinical scenarios and procedures

- Opportunities for skill development and refinement

- A supportive and collaborative work environment

- Accommodation during your externship

- Travel assistance for your term breaks

- The chance to make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of animals and their owners

- Potential for future career opportunities within our practice


How to Apply:

If you are a veterinary student and want a special externship opportunity, we want you to apply. The externship includes help with accommodation and travel. To apply, contact me at explaining why you want the externship. Put "Veterinary Externship Application - [Your Name]" in the subject line.

Come and join us for a memorable experience. You will enhance your skills and explore the beauty of New Zealand during your term breaks. We look forward to welcoming you to our team! Visit our website, for more.

Family Vet Limited

A big part of our local community - Our Veterinary Practice has been an integral part of our local community since February 2010. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of our clients cats & dogs, rabbits, rats and even a few birds.