Epidemiology, Food safety, Animal welfare and Biosecurity Branch

of the NZVA

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Mission

The Combined Epidemiology and Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Biosecurity Branch represents those interested in the use and development of epidemiological methods and their application within veterinary science in New Zealand. It is also focused on animal health and welfare, biosecurity, epidemiology, food safety, government assurances, public health, quality assurance and standard setting.

Vision

To be seen as a resource for issues of animal welfare, food safety and biosecurity for all members of the NZVA and to encourage branch members to ensure their care and management of animals is informed and of a high standard.

We do this by:

  • Representing professionals within the veterinary industry interested in the use and development of epidemiological methods and their application within veterinary science in New Zealand, as well those working in areas of food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity
  • Imparting knowledge and providing support to encourage branch members to ensure their care and management of animals is informed and of a high standard
  • Advancing the knowledge in the area of epidemiology, animal health and welfare, biosecurity, food safety, government assurances, public health, quality assurance antimicrobial stewardship and standard setting
  • Sharing knowledge with any organisations that need help or guidance in any of our areas of expertise, and advocating for food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity causes.

Contact us

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

Epidemiology, Food safety, Animal welfare and Biosecurity 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.

Epidemiology, Food safety, Animal welfare and Biosecurity Branch members' area

NZVA members can access member only content by logging into the NZVA website and using the links in the left hand navigation.

Epidemiology, Food safety, Animal welfare and Biosecurity Branch Committee

The branch is operated by a voluntary committee of nine passionate veterinarians coming from varied backgrounds. Their collective aim is to support and provide all members of this branch with opportunities that enhance members’ professional skills and development.

Karen Phillips (President), Mark Bosson (Vice President), Katie Saunders (Secretary), Katie Saunders (Katie Saunders), Kristi Hamblin, Brittany McCauslin, Emma Passmore, Evelyn Pleydell, Nicole Sia and Mark Wren.