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NZVA news
Thursday, 2 July 2020
Transport certification update​ »
It’s that time of year again – where some veterinarians will be asked to certify heavily pregnant cattle as fit for transp...
Thursday, 11 June 2020
Veterinarian Dr Vince Peterson named Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit »
Timaru veterinarian Dr Vince Peterson was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Ho...
Thursday, 11 June 2020
97th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board elections »
97th Annual General Meeting (AGM) The NZVA Board have set the date for the 97th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the New...
Thursday, 21 May 2020
Equine exports suspended due to suspect positive test for piroplasmosis »
The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has suspended all equine exports into or via Australia with immediat...
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
COVID-19: self isolation and animals »
With the new self-isolation requirements introduced by the Government on March 14th, many more people will be self-isolati...
Sunday, 15 March 2020
Cancellation of World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC) 2020 »
Over the weekend, the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) received advice from the World Veterinary Association (WVA...
Thursday, 12 March 2020
COVID-19 and WVAC 2020 »
The NZVA and World Veterinary Association are currently monitoring the international COVID-19 situation....
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
COVID-19 and animals »
In response to enquiries from members, here are some guidelines for managing COVID-19. This information has been summar...
Sunday, 12 January 2020
Australian bush fires – how to help the animals »
As you’ll be seeing in the media, the Australian bush fires continue to burn. So far, more than 8.5 million hectares of Au...
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Antibiotic advertising guide for veterinarians »
Advertising of restricted antibiotics to end users is no longer permitted under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary...
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
NZVA Award 2019 winners »
Each year, the NZVA recognises significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment in our veterinary...
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Companion animal veterinarians - PetPlan insurance policies »
We’ve had several queries from members about the PetPlan insurance policy process. So, we asked PetPlan for clarification...
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Equine: Withholding time list update »
The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Prohibited Substance Recommended Withholding Times List (WHT list) has been...
Monday, 2 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
A privileged career »
VetScript Editor's pick: December 2019 As a child, Helen Beban was a “horse-mad science nerd” who was inspired by th...
Monday, 2 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Down south »
VetScript Editor's pick: December 2019 In this month's 'Out there vetting' series, Bette Flagler talks to Louise Ingr...
Monday, 2 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Waste not »
VetScript Editor's pick: December 2019 While the Government prepares to target six of the most problematic waste stre...
Tuesday, 19 November 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
Taking no shortcuts »
VetScript Editor's pick - November 2019 They’re out there in the provinces and the cities, veterinarians doing the...
Monday, 18 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clarity of purpose »
Emma Williams profiles incoming NZVA CEO Kevin Bryant, who has a passion for serving members of organisations that make a...
Monday, 18 November 2019
Great expectations »
Newly appointed NZVA Veterinary Manager (Companion Animals) Lorelle Barrett argues that the profession will need to adapt...
Sunday, 10 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
African Swine Fever »
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viral disease of domestic and wild pigs. The clinical sig...
Tuesday, 29 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fireworks Season – How to help our patients get through it »
With Guy Fawkes just around the corner, you may be getting an increased number of queries from clients about managing thei...
Sunday, 20 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Guy Fawkes: care for animals by going to a public fireworks display »
Guy Fawkes Day is coming up (5 November). This year, care for animals by going to a public fireworks display – and don...
Wednesday, 9 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Care trumps knowledge »
They're out there in the provinces and the cities, veterinarians doing the everyday work in neighbourhood and country clin...
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Question authority »
VetScript editor's pick - October 2019 The decoupling of veterinary authorisations from the prescribing of restri...
Monday, 30 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wanted: Appointed Board Chairperson »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is looking for an appointed board chairperson. For further information or...
Sunday, 29 September 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Handling equine in Alex »
VetScript editor's pick: August 2019 They’re out there in the provinces and the cities, veterinarians doing the ever...
Sunday, 29 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Financial boost for graduates in rural areas »
Thirty-two graduate veterinarians will receive a financial boost from the Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians to he...
Monday, 23 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New regulations: disbudding and dehorning of cattle »
As of 1 October 2019, it will be a legal requirement that all cattle being disbudded/dehorned will need an appropriately p...
Tuesday, 17 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wanted: Working Huntaways aged 2-10 years »
Veterinary Enterprises and the Massey University Working Dog Centre are running a study on the prevalence of canine hip dy...
Sunday, 15 September 2019
Update on changes to radiation safety for veterinarians »
New licencing requirements Organisations that manage and control radiation sources must be in possession of a source...
Tuesday, 10 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Science meets spirit – The hidden medical benefits of yoga »
Yoga is an ancient practice that has been through a popularity boom in recent years. Known for its ability to increase fit...
Thursday, 29 August 2019
A really bittersweet year »
The best kākāpō breeding season on record has had a grim coda, with an outbreak of aspergillosis on Whenua Hou/Codfish Isl...
Wednesday, 21 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mycoplasma bovis – exclusive webinar invitation for NZVA members »
Learn about the latest science relating to Mycoplasma bovis Find out more about ongoing screening of bulk tank milk...
Monday, 19 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Veterinary Coordinator wanted »
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills and a flair for planning to become our first...
Monday, 5 August 2019
Certification of pregnant cows »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is aware that members are being approached to assess cattle in late gestatio...

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