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.
Important information for veterinarians travelling on live export ships
Recently, a veterinarian working on a live export ship was not able to immediately return to New Zealand at the end their voyage. To prevent this happening again, we suggest several points are clarified with the export companies, prior to veterinarians sailing (or accepting the risk if these issues are not addressed). We do not have clarity of how this process is being managed currently – it is understood that veterinarians caught up in a delay/alternate port will not be afforded emergency MIQ space.
The NZVA is engaging with the exporters, via Animal Trade Advisory Council, and will provide further information when it comes to hand.
No AFFCO processing available for autumn bobby calves this season in Northland
The NZVA has been notified there will not be any AFFCO processing available for autumn bobby calves this season in Northland. Winter and spring bobby calf services will remain available due to higher volumes of calves at this time.
Bobby calf welfare is of paramount concern and therefore suitable and acceptable arrangements will need to be made. Plans should be on a farm by farm basis.
NZVA members COVID-19 update: 16 February 2021
We hope you and your team are managing with the latest COVID ‘adjustment’. It’s just a short one from us today, to provide updated information on yesterday’s two items:
- Revisions to NZVA’s Essential Service Provision Advice
- Clarification of Auckland’s regional borders
NZVA members COVID-19 update: 15 February 2021
In this update:
- NZVA Essential Service Provision Advice - V8
- Travel over the Auckland perimeter