Category: NZVA news
Update on border exceptions and MIQ
In June the government announced 50 general practice veterinarians would be allowed to enter the country with a border exception. The NZVA have been working with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Immigration NZ (INZ) to ensure a robust process is in place.
98th Annual General Meeting
The 98th NZVA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday 16 June. Member subscriptions were confirmed for 2022 and will stay at the same amount as 2021. The constitutional changes were passed with more than two thirds voting for the changes as presented.
Companion Animal Veterinarians branch to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner
The Companion Animal Veterinarians branch (CAV) of the New Zealand Veterinary Association has signed an agreement to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner.
Veterinary shortage – confirmation of border exception application process
Following on from the Government’s decision to grant 50 border exceptions to veterinarians, the New Zealand Veterinary Association has been working with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to determine the process for these exceptions.
To ensure a robust process is followed and that all veterinarians meet the outlined criteria, MPI have requested that the NZVA manage applications.
Veterinary shortage update: border class exception announcement
Following considerable advocacy from the NZVA, Cabinet have approved a border class exception for up to 50 general practice veterinarians (companion animal, equine, large animal and mixed veterinarians) to enter the country. These exceptions are in addition to the 30 received in August 2020 for large and mixed animal veterinarians.