The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand is looking for a DACVECC/ECVECC or board-eligible ECC individual to join our team at Massey University for a locum position from January 2020 to December 2020.
Palmerston North is centrally situated and offers the best of the great outdoors: skiing, hiking, surfing and is ideal for purveyors of great coffee, fine food and excellent wine. It is often said that no matter where you are in NZ, you are approximately 15 minutes from somewhere spectacularly beautiful.
We are interested in commitments of 4-8 weeks, ideally (with one extending to 3 months May-July 2020) though we will consider shorter locum periods in the appropriate situation.
Our AVMA accredited veterinary programme is world renowned, with a focus on providing quality learning experiences for students. The hospital is staffed by board certified specialists in anaesthesiology, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine/critical care, soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery. The Hospital has good diagnostic facilities including digital imaging, ultrasonography, fluoroscopy and a 16-slice CT scanner. Ready access to off-site MRI and PET-CT is available. Diagnostic facilities are provided by an on-site commercial laboratory and an in-house suite of laboratory equipment.
The ECC service provides out-of-hours emergency services for all of the practices in Palmerston North and additional surrounding towns. The ECC also provides round-the-clock intensive care of all medicine, surgical and critical care patients. The ECC is supported by a team of dedicated nurses and interns and works in a purpose-built and well-equipped facility. The successful candidate will be expected to support and promote the opportunities for improved patient care in the emergency and intensive care setting, and to nurture a climate which ensures veterinary students and veterinary technical students are involved in ‘best practice’ in emergency care.
Full details can be found in the following document: