Student membership

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Student Membership

The NZVA offer free membership to students attending Massey University Veterinary School.

Being a veterinary student is where it all begins - the experiences and friendships made at university last a lifetime.

Networking, resources, and communications

Free online membership to NZVA's Special Interest Branches (SIBs):

Free online access to member-only resources

  • Get access to the NZVA's online Resource Centre with links to our policies, guidelines, position statements, templates and more.

Free online access to SciQuest

  • SciQuest is an e-Library of quality Australasian veterinary and animal science publications. Every word of every article is searchable, and every article has been classified by a veterinary expert.

Free online access to VetScript

The flagship magazine of the NZVA, which promotes the incredible breadth and depth of the veterinary profession.

Free online access to the New Zealand Veterinary Journal

The NZVA's international journal publishing high quality peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of veterinary science, including clinical practice, animal welfare and animal health.

Student events

VetLaunch is for 2nd year students
  • An event held to welcome you to the veterinary profession. Introducing the NZVA organisation while having fun.
Crossroads is for 3rd year students
  • A seminar held to provide insight into the diversity of the veterinary industry and opportunities available once you have graduated.
Prelude to Practice is for 5th year students
  • An event held as part of your professional studies. This will give you a general understanding of what the NZVA as a professional association will do for you as a new graduate and for your future in the veterinary industry.

Graduate events

In-Practice is for 1st year graduates
  • Held at the same time as graduation, this event gives you the opportunity to share your experience from being in the industry for your first six months, and get support or advice to ensure your wellbeing is being looked after.


Each year, the NZVA provides sponsorship for
  • Massey University graduation prizes
  • Massey Vet Ball best-dressed prize
  • Massey students fundraising calendar
  • Student networking and communications