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Vaccination requirements for veterinarians coming to New Zealand

As of 1 November 2021, it will become a requirement for non-New Zealand citizens arriving into the country to be fully vaccinated.

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COVID-19 advice: mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace

Some thoughts from the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) about managing your workplaces with respect to health and safety and mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. We will share any further advice on this topic and any templates to assist you with this as we receive them. In addition, independent legal advice may be necessary.

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Guidance on veterinarian immigration

In order to provide some clarity regarding immigration requirements, the NZVA have created a guidance document that covers the different visa options and provides general advice on the processes. This document also includes advice from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

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Lack of access to MIQ endangers vets and animals

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is calling on the Government to take action when it comes to prioritising access to MIQ spaces.

After sustained but unsuccessful lobbying to achieve a commitment from the Minister for COVID-19 Response to allocate at least two rooms per week for vets entering the country, NZVA is concerned that lack of action is jeopardising the well-being of vets and the animals they look after.

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Managing pets from COVID-19 households

Managing non-vaccinated team members

NZEVA member update: equine breeding under alert level restrictions

In this update:

  • Equine thoroughbred breeding at Alert Level 4
  • Equine breeding under Alert Level 3
  • Reminder: COVID-19 member updates

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NZVA members COVID-19 update: 27 August 2021

In this update:

  • Please be kind!
  • An update on the upcoming thoroughbred breeding season
  • Triaging process for regional border crossings

Reminders from previous updates:

  • NZVA Veterinary Service Provision Advice - V11
  • Press release on non-urgent veterinary appointments during the current lockdown

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NZVA members COVID-19 update: 26 August 2021

In this update:

  • Border restriction information
  • Press release on non-urgent veterinary appointments during the current lockdown
  • NZVA Veterinary Service Provision Advice - V11
  • Today’s VCNZ Update

Reminders from previous updates:

  • VCNZ & NZVA statement on operating veterinary services at AL 3 and 4

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Non-urgent veterinary appointments on hold until COVID-19 levels reduce

According to two of Aotearoa’s key veterinary organisations, the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) and the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA), COVID-19 restrictions have changed how animals, as well as people, receive healthcare.

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