The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association

The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association (NZEVA) is a special interest branch of the NZVA with over 270 members working in veterinary practices from Whangarei to Invercargill.

Our branch committee works to:

  • provide leadership within the New Zealand equine industry to improve the health and welfare of horses
  • promote excellence within the veterinary profession as the primary guardians of the health and welfare of horses
  • promote the value of proven science based equine veterinary medicine to our clients.
Health and welfare

We work closely with all sectors of the equine industry on health and welfare issues. The knowledge and experience of our members has been used to develop equine industry policies on a number of racing, sport-horse and equine welfare issues. Our experience has also been called upon to set regulations for the transportation and quarantine of horses travelling to and from New Zealand.

Professional excellence

We promote excellence within the veterinary profession by providing educational and professional development opportunities to veterinarians who in turn provide the highest standard of service to their clients.

The conferences and workshops we host each year attract world-class speakers on all aspects of equine veterinary science.

The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association has close affiliations with all the major veterinary schools and many international equine research institutions. We support research and education within the New Zealand equine industry by way of donations and resource support.


NZEVA Membership

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


NZEVA members’ only areas

NZEVA members can access their member only area by logging into the NZVA website and selecting 'Groups' from their profile.