Business Skills


Business Skills

Business skills include communication, influencing, negotiation and management. It can also include advanced skills such as leadership, presentation, strategic thinking and project management.

Like all areas of veterinary practice, business and management skills are becoming increasingly important.

The NZVA have created a selection of courses which will add value to any veterinary practice. You can select from one of the NZVA courses listed below to update, improve or extend your business and management skills or check out our CPD calendar to view an extensive selection of CPD offered by other providers.

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The 10 behaviours of success

Add practical skills to your tool kit to thrive in your work and at home.

  • Online
  • Course 1: 21 October - 4 November | Course 2: 18 November - 2 December 2020
  • Tutor: David Keane PhD

Read more about The 10 behaviours of success here

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Wellbeing and resilience for veterinary professionals

Fundamental skills required to thrive in the complex veterinary environment.

  • Online
  • Start now!
  • Author: Belinda Noyes

Read more about Wellbeing and resilience for veterinary professionals here

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On-farm consultancy skills

Improve your ability to engage with farmers to improve their farm businesses.

Read more about On-farm consultancy skills here

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Leadership ProSkills Programme

Effectively lead your team and manage your practice.

  • Online
  • Start anytime!
  • Tutors: Sue Crampton | Mark Hardwick | Rosie Overfield | Deb Render

Read more about this course

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Leadership Intelligence Online

Contemporary and relevant leadership training.

  • Online
  • Start anytime!
  • Optional coaching support and implementation programme available

Read more about this course

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2021 NZVA and NZVNA Conference: Stronger together

Next year's conference will bring everyone in the veterinary profession together in Christchurch.

  • NZVA conference: 23-26 June 2021 | NZVNA conference: 25-26 June 2021
  • NZVA workshops offered on 26 June 2021
  • Location: Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

Save the date! More information coming soon!

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36th World Veterinary Association Congress 2020

Catch up on what you missed at the virtual Congress and learn at your own pace!

  • 100+ hours of recorded lectures available on-demand until the end of September 2020
  • Topics relevant to all veterinary professionals including veterinarians, veterinary nurses, large animal veterinary technicians, practice managers and other veterinary staff

Get your subscription for the WVAC 2020 virtual congress recordings now!