Career Opportunities at Timaru Family Vet 

We’re looking for a superstar Client-Care Expert!

We’re looking for a superstar Client-Care Expert!


  • Are you in the retail or hospitality industry?
  • Feel stuck in your career options?
  • Interested in a career change without going back to square one?

We are currently a small team looking to expand and grow in order to continue to deliver next level service and care to our clients and their pets. Once you come to work with us, you’ll never want to leave!

The superstar Client-Care Expert (CCE) we’re looking for looks a little like this:


Do you tick these boxes?

  • Sees work as fulfilling and a place to have fun!
  • Fantastic communicator, happy working in a team, and independently.
  • High on detail. The small things matter to you.
  • Thrives on knowing you have delivered an amazing customer experience with every single interaction.
  • Have a growth mindset. You love learning and are keen to take on new challenges!

Does this sound like you?

  • Confident in knowing you are the clinics first impression, and passionate about making sure it’s a great impression!
  • Has reception experience, cheery phone manner and a next level friendly disposition that puts our client’s minds at ease.
  • Loves animals and understands how much joy pets can bring to our lives. (Ideally some background in animal care would be great, but superstar reception skills and a genuine love for animals will do!)
  • A little tech savvy and happy to learn new computer systems, emails, texting, variety of online portals and more!

Why would you choose to join our team?

  • We are passionate about further learning, training and growth.
  • We have excellent facilities and equipment and a loyal clientele that we love.
  • Our practice isn’t just about delivering a high standard of veterinary service. It’s about developing a heartwarming connection with each and every client. We love going the extra mile to bond with our clients.
  • Having fun at work is as important as delivering a memorable client experience. We love what we do and we love the team we do it with.
  • The opportunity to live and work in the heart of the South Island and within striking distance of ski-fields, rivers, lakes and the sea.

We are looking for someone to join our team for the long term, someone who wants to be part of something great. All industry specific training provided. Young or old, if you’ve got the stuff, we’ll know. This is not for you if you are just wanting “a job”.

We will consider flexibility in work arrangements for the right person e.g part time. Additional hours possible.

Tuesday & Thursday 6hrs between 12pm – 6pm
Wednesday & Friday 9¼hrs between 8:15am – 5.30pm
Saturdays as rostered 1 in 4 between 9:15am – 12.15pm


We are ready for you to join us immediately, so if this sounds like it’s up your alley then call now!

027 278 7204

We’re looking for a Vet Nurse!

We’re looking for a Vet Nurse!


  • Love being a Vet nurse?
  • Want more than the usual daily grind?
  • What if this was the opportunity for you to thrive not just survive?

Being a great Vet nurse provides a super fulfilling career.

The challenge…
Finding a clinic that truly values you, your contribution and skills…
And that can support you so that it can truly be ‘a career’.

Timaru’s Family Vet is such a clinic.
      At Timaru’s Family Vet we strive to provide a place where every team member is valued and can grow to be their very best.

How are we different?

At Timaru’s Family Vet our nurses do just that…
      They aren’t receptionists and they are not glorified cleaners! So you get to focus on what you are best at and use all of your skills (and some more we will teach you!).

At Timaru’s Family Vet your voice is heard…
      Feedback is an important part of our culture. We value everyone’s feedback, ideas, and contributions. Everyone has a voice and a chance to help direct and shape how we run as a clinic.

At Timaru’s Family Vet we invest in you…
      Having a ‘growth mindset’ is super important. We want everyone to be better by virtue of working with us. We encourage all our nurses to become registered. The clinic happily invests in it’s team and their professional development. Together we become better.

At Timaru’s Family Vet quality time away from work makes you better…
      A vet clinic is a pretty fast paced environment. That’s why taking a break away to enjoy the people and things you love is important. Our roster process easily allows you to plan your quality time away from work for the important stuff!

So, if you are ready to thrive in your vet nursing career…

And this sounds like the opportunity for you…

Then I would love to chat.

Leave us a message at 03 688 5582 and we can make a time.
Look forward to hearing from you…

Call us today to book an appointment!

See below for opening hours, or use our online booking system anytime!

“You walk out feeling like you matter.”

“Just wanted to say thank you to Marnie and the team at Timaru Family Vet. Let me rush in with my problem child cat after I’ve already been having a rough couple of weeks with other life issues, and she was so kind and wonderful and put up with my tears and emotions. You walk out feeling like you matter rather than just a number on paper. Thank you so much!”

– Stacey D., 5-Star Facebook Review

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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
Sat: 10am-12pm

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We welcome all pets of Timaru and surrounding areas, including Pleasant Point, Temuka, Geraldine, and St Andrews.