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  • Category: Veterinarians
  • Location: Invercargill
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1495056B
  • Job Title: Veterinarians
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Veterinarians | Verification Services | New Zealand Food Safety 

Roles based in Taranaki and Southland

  • Are you a veterinarian interested in playing a vital role ensuring New Zealand’s food and animal products are produced to the highest standards?
  • Would you like to work for an organisation that offers career progression, rapid early salary progression and interesting pathways for development?
  • Do you pride yourself on your integrity and your ability to communicate well with internal and external stakeholders?

We are looking for Veterinarians in Taranaki and Southland who have great people skills, are passionate about supporting success and want to play a role in New Zealand’s economic recovery. 


Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team 

The Ministry for Primary Industries Verification Services (VS) is responsible for ensuring the safety and suitability of New Zealand exports for overseas and domestic markets by providing official assurances / certification required for exporting New Zealand’s food and animal products to overseas markets.  Maintaining and growing international market access for New Zealand depends on the excellent work that our Veterinarians provide on the front line. 

The Ministry for Primary Industries and the Verification Services directorate are committed to equal employment opportunities. 


Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

As a veterinarian in VS, you’ll talk to a range of people as you go about your daily tasks. You’ll need to be able to translate your technical knowledge and jargon into language that the layperson can understand.  You’ll partner with farmers as well as senior management in processing plants to help them innovate and grow their market share.

We provide a number of training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices.

Joining VS can be a gateway to a wider career path within the Ministry for Primary Industries.  This is a great entry point opportunity into a dynamic and forward thinking organisation that wants you to achieve your potential.

If selected, you’ll receive six to eight weeks of full-time technical training prior to being warranted under the relevant legislation.  We have ongoing, on-site based practical training, mentoring and technical support for you in your new role.

You’ll be given the opportunity to further develop technical and management skills with a comprehensive in-service training programme which includes interpersonal and communication skills, as these are critical aspects in this position.


How to apply? | Me pēhea te tuku tono 

If you want to become part of a diverse and fascinating organisation that offers a wide range of exciting career options and want to make a real difference then you need to apply now and join us on our journey growing and protecting New Zealand! 

To view the position description and apply for the role, please click on “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.  Please ensure your cover letter states clearly what region you are interested in. 

For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks.

For more information contact Sean Hill, Senior Advisor, Workforce Planning on +64 22 0121 090 or


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.