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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...
Monday, 28 May 2018
Good on-farm management essential for eradication plan to succeed »
Good on-farm animal management will be essential if plans to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis ( M. bovis ) are to succeed, the N...
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
New Zealand Veterinary Association outlines stance on the provision of distance veterinary services »
24 May 2018 Following media reports stating that a veterinary practice was advising a Winton farm some 1600 kilometer...
Thursday, 17 May 2018
Important information about Filavac vaccination »
As you will be aware - The Ministry of Primary Industry's announcement that a new strain of rabbit calicivirus (RHDV2) h...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Advice for pet rabbit owners after a new strain of calicivirus found »
The Ministry of Primary Industry’s announcement that a new strain of rabbit calicivirus (RHDV2) has been detected in a w...
Thursday, 26 April 2018
World Veterinary Day »
Tomorrow is World Veterinary Day. On this day the New Zealand Veterinary Association is celebrating New Zealand's wonde...
Sunday, 15 April 2018
NZVA hopes for change to Dog Control Act 1996 »
Source: NZ Veterinary Association -- The New Zealand Veterinary Association applauds the decision by the Christchurc...
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Advice for pet owners on protecting their pet rabbits from RHDV1-K5 »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association is encouraging rabbit owners to protect their pets from Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease...
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Veterinarians support a ban on fireworks »
Source: NZ Veterinary Association -- The New Zealand Veterinary Association supports calls by Auckland City Counci...
Thursday, 22 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Don't forget your pets after Gita »
Source: NZ Veterinary Association -- The New Zealand Veterinary Association reminds New Zealanders to protect their...
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
NZ veterinarians welcome Trade Me ban on dog breeds »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association welcomes the decision by Trade Me not to list pugs, French bulldogs and British bul...
Thursday, 11 January 2018
Veterinarians supporting pet owners over potential microchip failures »
Source: NZ Veterinary Association Please note that since this statement was released, Virbac has announced that it...
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
NZVA calls for swift action from Greyhound Racing New Zealand to improve dog welfare »
Today, a report on welfare issues in New Zealand’s greyhound racing industry was publicly released. The New Zealand V...
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Veterinarians support a ban on fireworks »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association supports a ban on the private use of fireworks. New Zealand Veterinary Associati...
Monday, 24 July 2017
NZVA in support of Local Government New Zealand push for cat management legislation »
Today, local councils will vote on a proposal that seeks to facilitate improved management of all cats in New Zealand thro...
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
NZVA thrilled with hard-fought end to tail docking in New Zealand »
The New Zealand Veterinarian Association (NZVA), and veterinarians across the country, are celebrating the news that tail...
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
New Zealand Veterinary Association welcomes new animal welfare regulations »
Today, the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, announced new animal welfare regulations under the Animal Welfare...
Friday, 7 July 2017
New Zealand Veterinary Association appoints Chief Veterinary Officer »
Dr Helen Beattie, known to many in the veterinary profession as a valued colleague and leader, has been appointed New Zeal...
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
NZ vets taking on one of the biggest health issues facing the planet »
World Veterinary Day (WVD) will take place globally on 29 April 2017. The theme this year is Antimicrobial Resistance: Fro...
Tuesday, 22 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NZVA says responsible ownership of all dogs is the key to success »
The NZVA applauds the Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston for her continued action to address the issue of...
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Protecting our pets' welfare and wellbeing over Guy Fawkes »
We live in an environment that we share with animals too. The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) urges you all to a...
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Breed laws don't work »
Dangerous dogs are a complex animal, human and environmental societal problem. These dogs kill and injure the people we ca...
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
A vision for responsible cat ownership and humane cat management »
How we treat animals in New Zealand is becoming increasingly linked to how we feel about ourselves as a society. There...
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
NZVA/VPIS/Foundation CEO hands over the reins »
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) Chief Executive Officer, Julie Hood has announced her resignation after bein...