Careers & Vacancies

A purpose driven company, a career at VetSouth is different.

This is a place that prides itself on making a real difference to the communities we call home. It’s a place where friendships are formed that will endure a lifetime. It’s where continuous improvement and change is the norm. To be a part of VetSouth is to be a part of something more than a company, it’s a home. 

Working at VetSouth

VetSouth is a progressive animal health business, with clinics across Southland & South Otago, and sister clinics  on the West Coast of the South Island and Morrinsville in Waikato. 

We have a strong focus on team, are passionate about the work we do and encourage professional and personal development through the many opportunities the business has to offer.

   

INNOVATION & RESEARCH

A never ending quest for improvement and advancement

Researching animal welfare and pathology is a passion we share, with our work being used by industry bodies such as Dairy NZ, the Sustainable Farming Fund and Beef & Lamb.

Why Southland?

FURTHER READING

Latest news

Tail scoring study underway

In 2021, we helped develop and lead a four year nationwide study to investigate the prevalence of tail damage in NZ herds. Our vets and techs have been tail scoring for a number of years now throughRead more

Spring case: uterine torsion

While summer is now upon us and the focus has shifted to repro and scanning, it can be useful to look back on the season's just been and take on any learnings.  James Benstead, a mixed animal vet baRead more

Scanning versus cow wearables

We are seeing more farmers adopt rumination technologies (such as AllFlex or Halter collars, or CowManager tags) in their herds, with many positive benefits for the cows and farm staff. TheseRead more

WelFarm: Proactive beats reactive

Regular dentist check ups can hurt your back pocket at the time, but can prevent a much bigger bill and a lot more pain down the track.  Proactively monitoring herd health and welfare can offer theRead more

Preparing for a hot summer

We have had a couple of consecutive hot, dry summers in the south and, while predictions suggest we may have some reprieve from dry spells this season, it is worthwhile preparing for low rainfall. Read more

Beating B1 deficiency

Vitamin B1, or thiamine, deficiency causes a disease known as polioencephalomalacia (‘polio’). In New Zealand, this is most commonly seen in youngstock over the summer months, when calves areRead more

Planning for scanning

Calving hasn’t long finished and mating is still in full swing, so it may seem too early to start thinking about pregnancy testing? Wrong! Now is a great time to think about your scanningRead more

Youngstock and minerals

Our livestock progeny is always a priority. Ensuring they are in tip-top shape to allow for optimal growth is critical to having them become successful members of the herd in the future. In mostRead more

Lepto vaccine update

Leptospirosis (lepto) is a disease caused by bacteria that can be spread from animal to human, otherwise known as a zoonotic disease. The impact lepto can have on-farm is devastating, with severe fluRead more

Meet the vet flock: Holly

Hi, I’m Holly, a mixed animal vet based between Gore and Tapanui. I have been with VetSouth for almost 2 years now, after graduating from Massey University in 2021.  Having moved to Gore withoutRead more

'Mop up' parasites by cross grazing

If you farm various species of animals, you have a great advantage when it comes to managing parasites.  The majority of parasites will only affect the one species that they like. So, if they areRead more

Ensure every drench counts!

Youngstock performance has a massive impact on your bottom line and effective parasite management has a massive impact on youngstock performance! Drenching is part of effectively managing parasitesRead more
 

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