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.


Effective Leadership tips in times of change and uncertainty

Be the leader and change agent that is needed to manage the “new normal”.

  • Online Webinar | Free to NZVA members
  • Date: 9 & 15 April 2020
  • Tutor: Sue Crampton

Read more about about this webinar

Veterinarian team

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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On-farm consultancy skills

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

Watch this space! More information coming soon!

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36th World Veterinary Association Congress 2020 - Cancelled

The 36th WVAC has been cancelled.

  • Conference
  • Date: 6–8 April 2020 | Location: Auckland
  • Speaker biographies and programme available online

More information regarding the cancellation is available at