Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgeon - McMaster and Heap Vet Practice – New Zealand - No OOHs

Christchurch (Territorial authority), Canterbury (NZ)
15 Nov 2022
14 Jan 2023
Contract Type

Experienced Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgeon

McMaster and Heap Vet Practice – Christchurch, New Zealand 

BEST Practice Accredited

We are a large, single site, busy, privately owned small animal practice in the South of Christchurch. We are seeking a keen, experienced surgeon to help with a large, varied soft tissue and orthopedic surgical caseload.

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Christchurch is a great city to live in. We are a bike ride away from the Port Hills, mountain bike tracks, the sea and not far from the lakes, mountains and ski slopes. The city has great cycle ways and being flat is easy to get around. We are otherwise known as the “Garden City” because we have a beautiful park and the Botanic gardens right in the city centre.

McMaster & Heap Vet Practice started in 1999 and we employ 11 veterinarians and 20 veterinary support staff who all go above and beyond for their patients and each other. We see referrals from all over Canterbury and the South Island in Ophthalmology, Ultrasonography, ECHO, Endoscopy, CSF taps, Chemotherapy and Medicine cases. Our environment is supportive, talented, accommodating, friendly and we all strive to be our best.

We have a dedicated new, extremely well equipped, surgical suite. The surgical gear was meticulously organized by specialist surgeon Dr Helen Milner. We have the instruments and capabilities to perform BOAS soft tissue surgery through to all orthopedic and spinal surgery. We have a dedicated sterile surgery and theatre.

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We have just become the FIRST Veterinary Practice in New Zealand to have a dedicated animal MRI facility on site, run by Pacific Radiology Group.

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We have a modern beautifully designed practice which separates out canine and feline patients in terms of waiting areas, consulting rooms, ICU and treatment areas and hospital wards. We have all the high-tech equipment to enable us to do the best possible job for our patients including a full Idexx lab, digital radiography, IM3 dental radiography, extensive anaesthetic monitoring equipment and the like. Our veterinary software is EZYVET and we have SMARTFLOW for patient monitoring.

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We are ideally looking for a surgeon with post graduate qualifications in surgery or someone working towards this. Consideration would be given to someone with significant surgical experience and confidence who didn’t have post grad qualifications. You will have a very skilled, passionate qualified veterinary and nursing team to work alongside.

Specific hours, days worked and start dates are negotiable and flexible. We are part of the afterhours clinic so there is no on call or afterhours work.

Remuneration is very negotiable!

CPD is encouraged and supported. We can make the job suite you.

Please visit our website and FB page to gain a little more insight into who we are and where our passions lie.

Please email your CV to Steve via the APPLY button or call +64 021606067 for further information. 

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