Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians

Our Vision: to represent a united dairy veterinary profession that is recognised and respected nationally and internationally.

Our Mission: to enable the profession to remain relevant, healthy and sustainable in a changing world, through proactive leadership and being the voice of dairy cattle veterinarians in New Zealand.

We do this by:

  • Liaising with stakeholders such as DairyNZ, the Ministry for Primary Industries, Fonterra, DCANZ, Federated Farmers and the Dairy Women’s Network.
  • Lobbying on key issues affecting our profession.
  • Developing tools, resources, standard operating procedures, policy and services for veterinarians and for farmers.
  • Supporting our members by engaging and listening to their feedback and experience.
  • Keeping members updated on changes in legislation and developments.
  • Helping to develop future-focused professional development for our members through courses, workshops and conferences.

Members receive regular eNews updates and a quarterly print newsletter to keep them updated on the latest in our field.

Contact us

You can get in touch with our committee at dcv@vets.org.nz


Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians Membership

Membership is open to NZVA members by way of an additional subscription fee. To join outside the membership renewal period please email membership@vets.org.nz


Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians members’ area

Members of DCV can access their member only area by logging into the NZVA website and selecting 'Groups' from their profile.