News & Press
Filter news by category:

Read about recent events, essential information and the latest community news.

NZVA news
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Have your say: significant surgical procedures regulations »
Under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 significant surgical procedures may only be performed by a veterinarian (or veterinary s...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Equine dentistry position statements »
Equine dentistry is a growing branch of veterinary medicine requiring specialist knowledge, training and skills. To help g...
Monday, 8 July 2019
Winter grazing practices and animal welfare »
Veterinarians and veterinary practices in the farming sector may come under public scrutiny regarding winter grazing pract...
Monday, 8 July 2019
Winter grazing must not compromise animal health and welfare »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association says there is no place in modern farming for winter grazing practices that compromi...
Tuesday, 25 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pet oxygen masks for NZ emergency vehicles »
  Havelock North Fire Brigade was the first in New Zealand to receive specialised resuscitation...

NZVA media release
Thursday, 4 July 2019
Mycoplasma bovis apology accepted »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) accepts the Government's public apologies for the way the Ministry for Pri...
Tuesday, 4 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NZVA advocates for ethically sourced puppies »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association has issued advice to prospective dog owners in light of recent news media coverage...
Monday, 10 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Veterinarians call for more owners to insure their pets »
New partnership between the New Zealand Veterinary Association and Southern Cross Pet Insurance to increase education abou...
Monday, 13 August 2018
NZVA statement: Living in mud is harmful to livestock »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is very concerned about the animal welfare consequences caused by poor pract...
Saturday, 30 June 2018
NZVA statement: The Animal Welfare Act must protect animals »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) condemns behaviour that fails to protect the welfare of animals – this is no...

Sunday, 8 October 2017
Member update: NZVA Board meeting »
November 2017 Board Meeting update The NZVA Board met at the end of November. Here's a brief overview of what was di...
Thursday, 7 September 2017
The Large Animal Veterinary Technicians Group »
By Justine Britton - LAVT committee member In mid 2012 the Dairy Cattle Veterinarians ( DCV) Committee, with the suppo...
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Working after hours and on-call: Employer obligations »
Recent changes to include the Availability Provision under the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2016, have highlighted t...