NZVA Consultation: Position Statement | Sentience
This is the first NZVA consultation on one of our new Position Statements using the new consultation process and policy framework – this consultation is on the proposed NZVA Position Statement | Sentience. Provide your feedback by completing the online survey by 9am Monday 31 May.
Ransomware warning: Take care out there in cyberspace
We’ve been informed by a member this morning that their computer system has been hacked with ransomware. Their IT providers have advised that often these hackers will focus on a particular sector, so please take care and be vigilant.
Retired Network Gathering – Wellington
A small group of Retired Network members met at the Foxglove Bar, Queens Wharf, Wellington on Wednesday 14 April. This was a chance for members to engage with new and old colleagues. Stories were told, memories revived, rumours dealt with and new contacts made.
NZVA Consultation: NZVA Policy | Animal Welfare
The entire NZVA membership is now being asked for feedback on proposed NZVA Policies and Position Statements. The first NZVA consultation on one of our new Policy statements using the new consultation process and policy framework is on the proposed NZVA Policy | Animal Welfare. Provide your feedback on the NZVA Policy | Animal Welfare now!
CAV Annual Service Award nominations now open!
Your CAV executive committee invites you to nominate a deserving CAV member for this year’s CAV Annual Service Award.
NZVA consultation – feedback required!
The entire membership will now be asked for feedback on proposed NZVA Policies, Position Statements and Standards. This will be achieved using Member Technical Notes/ briefing papers and online surveys.
The NZVA policy framework is also currently undergoing an extensive review. The aims of the review are to ensure that our positioning on issues that affect the veterinary profession are proactive rather than reactive, and to streamline our current portfolio of policy documents. It is anticipated that this review and the required member consultations will take around two years to complete.
The first NZVA consultation under the new consultation process and policy framework is on the proposed Standard for Working with Non-veterinarians. Provide your feedback on this briefing paper by completing the online survey by Monday 19 April.
Urgent notification regarding data privacy
We have been contacted by some members concerned that their private contact details have been shared on a public website. We are confident that the information has not originated from our confidential database i.e. the NZVA database has not been hacked. The NZVA IT team is continuing to investigate and we will keep you informed of any updates.
Intramammary insertion resources now available!
The long-awaited suite of intramammary insertion resources are now live on the DCV membership page.
These tools will provide members with resources to assist in the understanding of expectations, compliance, training, assessment and in the recommended use of disclaimers. The NZVA, DCV and VPIS are working towards improving communications around this topic. The guidelines that have been developed are highly recommended for veterinarians to follow.
98th AGM of the New Zealand Veterinary Association
The NZVA Board wish to advise that a date has now been set for the 98th Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. This will take place via Zoom at 5pm Wednesday 16 June 2021.