Voor dierenarts, paraveterinair en overig veterinair personeel

Interested in working as a Veterinarian (m/f) for the NVWA?

We have job opportunities in variable regions of the Netherlands; guaranteed in the north and east. If you are interested, we sincerely invite you to send in your application as to get acquainted and to explore the options that are available for you.
The NVWA guards food safety and the health and wellbeing of animals. Your most important task as a supervising veterinarian is to protect animal and public health and to watch over the quality of export products.
In this responsible and challenging position, you are making the difference when it comes to protecting the wellbeing of animals in large, moderate and small slaughterhouses (red meat and poultry). Your responsibilities start when the animals arrive. Did they endure the transport well? Do they look healthy? You are watching every step in the slaughter process closely. Would you like to know what the job entails? Look at this videos of two of the veterinarians https://youtu.be/Pzp959QiO6A and https://youtu.be/i6RmWmXSH7c.

You are not only checking carcasses to see whether the meat is fit for human consumption, you also verify that all operations are performed hygienically and in accordance to applicable regulations, laws and guidelines. If necessary and desired, you take appropriate measures. For the certification activities; you will visit primary production plants, animal collection centers for export and coldstores .
Working for the NVWA you get every opportunity to explore and develop yourself. That starts on the very first day. We won’t let you start unprepared;  we offer you a challenging nine month training programme. That way, you will have all the tools and knowledge to perform your job as well as possible.

Position demands   

  • You have an european acknowledged veterinary degree.
  •  You have a passport issued by one of the EU-countries.
  •  Preferably, you have experience working as a veterinarian or in this sector. However, this is not a demand. You can apply even if you just graduated veterinary medicine.
  •  You are a strong person, you can act firmly on behalf of the NVWA and you will hold your ground in tense situations.
  •  You have strong written and verbal English communication skills.
  •  You are willing and able to learn the Dutch language at level B2 during a crash course.
  •  You have good judgement, are able to distinguish major issues from minor issues and can make fast decisions when necessary.
  • You are willing to move to the Netherlands.


  • Before you start as a supervising veterinarian you will participate in an intensive training program. During this period you will receive salary (30 hours a week) and free housing will be provided.
  • Your training starts with an intensive Dutch language course level B2.
  •  If you pass the language course, you will be admitted to the veterinary training.
  •  An online assessment will be part of the selection procedure.
  •  If the collection committee deems it necessary, references shall be obtained. You will be notified if this is the case.
  •  If you want to participate in the training program of September 2019; please apply as soon as possible.
  •  You will initially receive a one year contract. If you function properly, your training is completed and you receive good work assessments, this will be converted into a permanent appointment.

Interested? Please send your letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae to info@flexvet.nl. Registration will close the 4th of July.

FlexVet B.V. Bouwstraat 5 Haaksbergen, Postbus 170 7480 AD Haaksbergen,  +31535725548   info@flexvet.nl   www.flexvet.nl. Contact