Veterinarians play a big part in the work MPI does within New Zealand and across the global market so we’re passionate about finding skilled professionals in helping us achieve these goals.
MPI is Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest employer of veterinarians. We have more than 300 vets working for us around the country and overseas. Our veterinarians provide valuable technical expertise and are recognised as trusted advisers at MPI, and in the wider public service.
As a veterinarian in MPI’s Verification Services team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on diverse and challenging projects in a wide range of areas. These include verification services, biosecurity, market access and animal welfare. Whether you’re an early career vet or have a broad portfolio of both technical and non-technical experience, there’s a place for you at MPI.
At Verification Services, our core purpose is to deliver independent, cost-effective, and high-quality verification, certification, inspection, and clearance programmes that meet all regulatory requirements. We’re committed to providing a range of food safety and biosecurity verification and certification services to at least 2,000 processing companies across New Zealand, including our meat, seafood, game, and dairy industries.
Export meat is a significant area of focus for MPI Verification Services, accounting for 80 percent of our activities. We work on farms, in abattoirs, meat and fish packhouses, cold storage facilities, and other specialised premises processing animal products.
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We’re looking for skilled veterinarians to fill a range of roles across New Zealand, from Northland to Southland and everywhere in between.
As an MPI veterinarian, you’ll have the opportunity to work on diverse and challenging projects in the food safety and biosecurity sectors, making a real difference to the safety and quality of our agricultural products.
These roles are varied, with key duties like verifying the right procedures are being followed, providing certification for animal meat exports, maintaining knowledge within the farming communities and ensuring that animal welfare is being maintained.