Companion Animal



Companion animal veterinarians service a huge variety of species from dogs and cats to a multitude of exotic creatures.

Like all areas of veterinary practice, expertise in the companion animal sector is always changing and adapting as new scientific studies are undertaken.

The NZVA have created a selection of courses which will be of value to companion animal veterinarians at different stages of their career. You can select from one of the NZVA courses listed below to update, improve or extend your companion animal practice or check out our CPD calendar to view an extensive selection of CPD offered by other providers.

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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!

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Companion animal orthopaedic surgery

Learn the latest in fracture management and joint issues.

  • Online
  • Module 1: 3 - 16 August | Module 2: 17 - 30 August
  • Tutor: Richard Jerram

Read more about Companion animal orthopaedic surgery


Get your teeth into best practice dentistry

Improve your techniques in oral surgery and obtain better clinical outcomes.

  • Online | Workshop
  • Online: 31 August - 13 September 2020 | Workshop: TBC
  • Tutors: Tony Caiafa | Craig Hunger | Janine van Dam | John Wood

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Backyard chooks and other feathered friends

Increase your confidence and skills diagnosing and treating common problems.

  • Online
  • Date: 6 - 19 July 2020
  • Tutors: Neil Christensen | Dawn Mills

Read more about Backyard chooks and other feathered friends

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Veterinary refresher scheme

A self-directed course for veterinarians returning to companion animal practice.

  • Online
  • Start now!
  • Authors: Sandra Forsyth | Kate Hill | Andrew Worth

Read more about Veterinary refresher scheme

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Practical echocardiology course

An introduction to obtaining and interpreting diagnostic echocardiograms.

  • Workshop
  • Date: TBC | Location: Palmerston North
  • Tutors: Jacqui Huxley | Mark Owen | Sarah Pemberton

Watch this space! More information coming soon!