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NZVA / VPIS / Foundation CEO hands over the reins on December 16 2016

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) Chief Executive Officer, Julie Hood has announced her resignation after being with the Association for just under ten years, providing six months notice to allow the Board to find a suitable successor and a smooth transition.

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Wellington cats will be safe and sound

Release date: 04 August 2016

Wellington City Council’s stance on compulsory microchipping of cats has been applauded by the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA), a member of the National Cat Management Strategy Group, as an important step forward in promoting animal welfare and responsible cat ownership.

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New Zealand Veterinary Association supports veterinary clinic challenged over its ethical practice

Release date: 09 August 2016

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has come out in strong support of a veterinary clinic that acted to ensure a patients’ welfare in a situation where they believed it was not being protected

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August VetScript editor's choice articles

Each month, VetScript is filled with stories on a range of topics of interest to veterinarians, from animal welfare, to working animals, to the ways we teach the next generation of veterinarians. While the magazine is only available to NZVA members and subscribers, the editor will select an article each month, which we'll feature on our website.

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NZVA 2016 Special Interest Branch Awards

Congratulations are pouring in thick and fast for veterinarians winning awards for their outstanding contributions to their fields. The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is proud to recognise excellence within our profession and celebrate the success of our veterinarians

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NZVA 2016 Award Winners

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is proud to recognise excellence within the veterinary profession and the long and valued service of our members to our work. Congratulations to Doctors Hans Andersen and Richard Wild, the winners of the 2016 NZVA Awards for their outstanding contribution to the profession, and Doctors Jenny Weston and John Smart, life members of the NZVA.

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Launch of equine and dairy antibiotic judicious use guidelines for the New Zealand veterinary profession

We are pleased to announce launch of the much-awaited equine and dairy antibiotic judicious use guidelines developed specifically for New Zealand practitioners to refer to when selecting antibiotics as part of a treatment plan.

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NZVA Rodeo Position Statement

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has released it official position statement on rodeos today. The NZVA believes that the continued practice of these rodeo events in New Zealand, and the justification for the use of animals in this way, must be re-evaluated to ensure that the sentience of animals is acknowledged and that animal welfare is protected.

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Animal Health and Welfare

Antimicrobial resistance

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has launched an aspirational vision for the future in relation to tackling head on the 21st century challenges antibiotic resistance is presenting, for all species. This visions is that By 2030 New Zealand Inc will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness.

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Theileria orientalis

Theileria updates
Since the first reports of anaemia in beef and dairy cattle appeared from Northland in spring 2012 there's been an increase in reported cases from Northland down to the central North Island.

Find information on Theileria and the latest updates on the situation here.

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