New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association

of the NZVA

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Mission

The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association branch of the NZVA 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.

How we do this:

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.

Contact us

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

New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Membership

The NZEVA is a special interest branch of the NZVA with over 270 members working in veterinary practices from Whangarei to Invercargill.

From 2021, 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.

New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Members' area

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

New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Committee

Andrea Ritmeester (President), Alexandra Leander (Secretary), Roisin McQuillan (Treasurer), Neil Houston (Immediate Past President), Marcus Allan, Leigh de Clifford, Robert Hitchcock, Gregory Quinn, Holly Richardson, Alanna Zantingh and Joe Mayhew (Editor).