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.
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.
Veterinary Shortage and Border Exemptions
Over recent months the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has been working hard advocating for you concerning the current shortage of veterinarians in New Zealand.
Govt exception for up to 30 veterinarians to be able to enter NZ
Hon Kris Fafooi, Minister of Immigration, announced exceptions for up to 30 veterinarians to be able to enter the country.
NZVA media release: Critical shortage of veterinarians just not sexy enough
While the primary sector has been hailed as a saviour of the New Zealand economy during the COVID restrictions, a critical shortage of veterinarians and its impact on the primary sector just doesn’t seem to be viewed as important or sexy enough to see border restrictions streamlined.
NZVA media release: ANZACs and Veterinarians worldwide share special day
The New Zealand Veterinary Corps was formed in 1907 during WW1 and despite being overwhelmed by a large number of animals they had to treat including horses, dogs and carrier pigeons, delivered outstanding service with only 2 per cent of animals succumbing to illness or disease.
Antibiotic advertising guide for veterinarians
Advertising of restricted antibiotics to end users is no longer permitted under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act.
NZVA Award 2019 winners
We are delighted to announce the NZVA Awards winners for 2019.
While the Government prepares to target six of the most problematic waste streams in New Zealand, some veterinary clinics are already focusing on reducing their rubbish.