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Nominations for the 2022 NZVA awards are now open!

Each year, the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) proudly recognises significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to our veterinary community.

The NZVA Board and Awards Committee are pleased to include a new award for 2022, with the introduction of an Antimicrobial Resistance Award.

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Traffic light framework guidance

In anticipation of the traffic light framework being in effect from 11:59pm on Thursday 2 December 2021, the NZVA with the VCNZ have made the following summary guidance based on the information currently available.

The legislation governing the Framework has not yet been released and may change the situation.

Available on the NZVA website are the following:

  • A traffic light guidance table
  • Essential provision advice: traffic light system

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Veterinary Association welcomes Government money for graduate vets

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is delighted that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), have funded thirty four graduate vets through the Government‘s Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians (VBS).

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COVID-19 health and safety risk assessment templates

NZVA and VCNZ have teamed up with PEOPL3 to provide some rapid support to clinics requiring help to produce a health & safety risk assessment for COVID-19.

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COVID-19 update - vaccination in clinics: 5 November 2021

Advice in response to requests from clinics wanting clarification on how to operate in the current environment, irrespective of alert level settings.

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Vaccination requirements for veterinarians coming to New Zealand

As of 1 November 2021, it will become a requirement for non-New Zealand citizens arriving into the country to be fully vaccinated.

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COVID-19 advice: mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace

Some thoughts from the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) about managing your workplaces with respect to health and safety and mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. We will share any further advice on this topic and any templates to assist you with this as we receive them. In addition, independent legal advice may be necessary.

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Parasite resistance to drenches Action Plan launched

A new Action Plan designed to help manage parasite resistance to drenches in New Zealand has been launched.

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Guidance on veterinarian immigration

In order to provide some clarity regarding immigration requirements, the NZVA have created a guidance document that covers the different visa options and provides general advice on the processes. This document also includes advice from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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