Fixed term (locum) nursing positions x2 (ASAP until Dec 2021/Jan 2022)

16 August 2021

2 fixed term/locum emergency nursing positions available - generous hourly rate, assistance with accommodation and domestic travel available

Animal Referral Centre (ARC) is a busy, growing, private small animal specialist/emergency practice established in 2016. We are independently owned and operated and have specialists in small animal surgery, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, oncology and cardiology. We will be adding a neurologist in late 2021.

Our after hours caseload is varied and interesting, consisting of a mixture of primary access and referral cases from practices in Auckland and beyond. A high proportion of our clients have pet insurance.

We have all the equipment you would expect in a modern referral veterinary hospital including full in-house laboratory suite with Radiometer, multiparameter patient monitors, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, underwater treadmill, mechanical ventilation, on-site CT, and dedicated cat and dog receptions, consulting rooms and wards. We have a receptionist on during the evenings and weekends.

We have a short term need for 2 full time nurses in our emergency team from now until December/January (4-5 months). A veterinary nursing qualification and least 2 years experience as a veterinary nurse is required. Previous emergency nursing experience is preferred. 

*Applicants need to have the legal right to work in New Zealand, and be present in New Zealand currently, due to current immigration/MIQ restrictions*


Why work for ARC?

  • Emergency and critical care is a challenging and rewarding field, no two shifts are the same and you will gain experience with a wide variety of cases
  • You will have the opportunity to provide outstanding patient care and use your nursing skills – we expect our nurses to perform triage, place IV catheters, take blood samples, take radiographs, etc.
  • We have a cohesive, friendly work environment and encourage collaboration between our specialist and emergency teams
  • We invest in your development and have motivated, experienced nurses and teachers to help you succeed
  • We are passionate about wellbeing for our staff


Job tasks and responsibilities

  • General nursing of referral and emergency patients, including high-dependency cases
  • IV and urinary catheter placement; venipuncture and running of laboratory tests
  • Monitoring anaesthesia
  • Assisting with emergency surgical procedures
  • Radiography
  • Triage of incoming patients
  • Some reception duties, though ARC also has receptionists working evenings and weekends

Job benefits and perks

  • In house continuing education programme
  • Wellbeing support such as free counselling services, mental health trained leadership, dedicated HR advisor within the practice, fresh fruit
  • A fun work environment with an active social committee

  • ARC is OPEN during Alert Level 4, providing services in a contactless manner
  • Emergency clients must phone us for an appointment, we have a limited capacity to take walk-ins
  • Our call volumes are currently very high so please use email for non-urgent enquiries: