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Practice Manager - Large Animal Services

Massey University
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

School of Veterinary Science, College of Sciences
Palmerston North

The School of Veterinary Science's Teaching Hospital is seeking a Practice Manager for its Large Animal Services, including Equine and Production Animal services. Reporting to the Director of Operations, this role will provide practice management and leadership to both of these clinics.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the main clinical setting for teaching undergraduate and post graduate veterinarians and veterinary technicians. As part of Massey University, it also supports research, and advancement of clinical practice.

As a Practice Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of non-clinical daily operational tasks to ensure all their functions are performed efficiently and effectively within the Large Animal area of Massey University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This includes human resources, financial management, marketing and client services, and adherence to legal and ethical standards. It includes supervision, leadership and management of both of these services.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • a relevant tertiary level qualification and at least two years practice management experience
  • significant knowledge of the veterinary industry, with a particular focus on equine business, dairy farming and the agriculture industry
  • affinity for people and be able to work with a wide variety of staff roles
  • a strong value for education and academic knowledge, paired with sound business acumen and effective practice management experience.

For further information you can contact Paul Cocks, Director of Operations, School of Veterinary Science;

Closing date: 30 September 2018
Reference number: CS_SVS_156_09/18

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