Complementary Veterinary Medicine Branch

of the NZVA

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Our Mission

To provide educational opportunities and support to veterinarians, as well as the public to make use of integrative medicine, thus encouraging sustainable healthcare options and working towards a healthier planet.

We do this by:

  • Increasing awareness amongst our colleagues and the public about integrative healthcare and the importance that it has in the future of sustainable healthcare (looking after the long-term health and welfare of the animal as well as the environment and the community)
  • Encouraging a greater national acceptance and practice of various complementary therapy tools by providing educational opportunities for vets in general practice as well as a support base to assist with integrative veterinary practice
  • Working to enhance animal welfare by educating the public about the importance of responsible animal ownership and the broad range of options available for the healthcare of their animals.
  • Boosting membership to the CVM and therefore the NZVA thereby supporting our veterinary community
  • Liaising with overseas like-minded veterinarians and their respective associations

Contact us

You can get in touch with our committee at holistic@vets.org.nz, or through the NZVA office.

Complementary Veterinary Medicine Branch Membership

Membership is included for NZVA members as part of your annual subscription fee – sign-up when you join or renew your membership. Or, to join outside the membership renewal period please email membership@vets.org.nz.