At Animal Referral Centre, our mission is to provide the best companion animal healthcare. Our family owned practice has a team of committed, caring professionals that take a multidisciplinary approach to every patient's care, in state of the art facilities. Our services are recommended by our clients to family and friends, chosen by our referring vets for their clients and are a source of pride for our employees.

At ARC we commit to:

  • Extremely high standards of care - if you want the best for animals, then you will want to work for us.
  • Providing you with a professional challenge that you can learn and grow from.
  • Commitment to your professional development.
  • Growth opportunities as the clinic grows.
  • Take the health of our team seriously by nurturing a safe, enjoyable and supportive place to work. 
  • Providing state of the art facilities

However don't take our word for it. This is what some members of our team have to say:

Gordon Lye
Resident in Radiology

Having survived my rotating internship, in no small part to the support from the specialists, emergency vets, nurses and receptionists, I knew I wanted to specialise. The team at ARC have always been nurturing of my aspiration to specialise in diagnostic imaging.

I was incredibly fortunate to be able to have ARC’s support for my ACVR residency, which wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. To be able to be a part of such a great team of approachable experts in their fields, all under one roof, has been humbling. I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the level of care the ARC team brings to preserving the human animal bond in Aotearoa. 

Faye Martin
Team Leader - Veterinary Support Staff

I am working towards my degree in Vet nursing at Unitec and through working at ARC I have been able to learn from the nurses and gain vauable clinical experience.

I'm passionate about animals and very grateful to have found a clinic with such great support to help further my career goals as a vet nurse.

Ashleigh Walsh
ECC Veterinary Nurse and Education Coordinator

After working in emergency and critical care departments for nine years in Australia, I knew I wanted to obtain my VTS ECC (Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care). The team at ARC has provided me with an incredible amount of support in doing this, and thanks to the extensive range of speciality disciplines, there is a broad and varied ECC caseload. This has enabled me to submit Parts A and B of my application successfully, which required (amongst other items) 2 references letters, 75 case logs, 4 case studies and to achieve a minimum of 29 advanced skills (placing arterial catheters, central lines etc.) in one year and now I can sit the final exam.

Without the backing of the ARC team, this would have been incredibly difficult to achieve.

  • To allow appropriate social distancing, we are allowing ONE person per pet to enter the hospital.
  • Please wear a mask when entering the hospital.
  • We are currently experiencing a high demand for emergency care. Please call us so we can explain current triage processes and wait times.