Companion cats and wildlife populations
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The Companion Animal Veterinarians' Branch and the Wildlife Society are excited to bring you an online event aimed at discussing how we can better manage our companion cats to mitigate their impacts on New Zealand’s wildlife.

 Export to Your Calendar 15/09/2020 to 23/09/2020
When: Tuesday 15 Sept & Wednesday 23 Sept
7 - 9pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
Contact: Liz Earl
04 471 0484

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In this discussion, Professor Yolanda van Heezik (University of Otago), and Dr Elsa Flint (veterinary behaviourist) are lined up to bring you the most up-to-date information around managing our companion cats to mitigate their impacts on New Zealand’s wildlife.


Yolanda van Heezik is an urban ecologist interested in how companion cats impact wildlife populations, and will tell us about the most current research in this area.

Elsa Flint will then discuss how veterinarians can help owners to effectively manage their cats in ways that both ensure the cat’s welfare and behavioural needs are met, and reduce their impact on surrounding wildlife populations.

Intended learning objectives

  • Increased understanding around the impact of companion cats on our wildlife populations.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Improve cat owners education on how they can effectively manage their cats to ensure both cat welfare and flourishing wildlife populations.


NZVA members: No charge (as part of their NZVA membership subscription)

Non-members: $20