Category: NZVA news
Canine cough epidemic in NZ
Latest news about immigration and veterinarians
As a result of the NZVA lobbying efforts, supported by VCNZ, as well as recent correspondence from Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), we are pleased to announce that MBIE and Immigration NZ have formed the below view regarding the state of the veterinary profession in New Zealand.
Antimicrobial stewardship – who regulates what?
Veterinarians play a key role in the responsible use of antimicrobials in animals. Find out more about the regulators of antimicrobials.
Mycoplasma cynos outbreak in racing Greyhounds
We had a few queries about an outbreak of infectious tracheobronchitis (ITB) caused by M. cynos in Greyhounds, so we’ve asked Greyhound Racing NZ for more information. Here is what we’ve learned from them to date.
Antimicrobial stewardship – when to reach for red?
Veterinarians play a key role in the responsible use of antimicrobials in animals. Prudent use guidelines and a traffic light use system have been developed by the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) to assist veterinarians in their antimicrobial use decision making. The Veterinary Council New Zealand (VCNZ) and the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Group of the Ministry for Primary Industries (ACVMG) are co-regulators for the use of veterinary medicines and veterinarians.
Critical shortage of veterinarians: NZVA advocacy update
The NZVA Board recently decided the critical shortage of veterinarians, made worse by COVID-19 border restrictions, is the number one priority for the NZVA at this time. The NZVA office team have pulled out all stops to work on helping the situation.
The NZVA Board welcomes Corey Regnerus
The NZVA Board is delighted to welcome Corey Regnerus to the Board for a one year term.
New member benefit: build an online store with Storbie
We have partnered with Kiwi e-commerce platform Storbie to help you get started with an online shop.
Storbie have made a real impact on the pharmacy industry in New Zealand, so we are excited to partner with Storbie to bring the same opportunity to the veterinary industry. Together, we have been working on a website solution designed with veterinary clinics in mind. v
NZVA's work on getting overseas veterinarians into NZ
The NZVA board decided recently the number one priority for NZVA is working to alleviate the critical shortage of veterinarians in New Zealand. We are doing this by lobbying Ministers and officials to streamline the processes for bringing overseas veterinarians into New Zealand. We are also seeking expressions of interest from overseas veterinarians to match with potential employers.
During the last month, we have achieved a lot towards making this priority a reality.
We have a new NZVA Veterinary Manager (Large Animals)!
We are delighted to announce that the Veterinary Manager (Large Animals) role has been successfully recruited, and Dr. Cristin Dwyer will be joining our team in early January.