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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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NZVA Award 2019 winners

We are delighted to announce the NZVA Awards winners for 2019.

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Waste not

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. 

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Down South

In this month's 'Out there vetting' series, Bette Flagler talks to Louise Ingram and Sandy MacGillivray at Otautau Vets.

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A privileged career

Approaching the end of a long and varied career, the retiring Ōtaki veterinarian Helen Beban reflects on changes in the profession she loves.

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Taking no shortcuts

Bette Flagler talks to Sandy Cooper of Elles Road Veterinary Centre, Invercargill.

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