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.
Australian bush fires – how to help the animals
If you want to help, here's some information on organisations currently helping Australian animals.
NZVA media release: Antimicrobial resistance a significant global challenge for animal and human health
Veterinarians and animal owners can help New Zealand play its part in meeting the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the biggest global threats to human and animal health. The WHO is raising awareness of the issue, which it regards as a significant issue globally, through World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November).
NZVA media release: Collaboration key to addressing the challenge of antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand
The New Zealand Veterinary Association is supporting rural veterinarians and farmers to reduce on-farm antibiotic use so they can assist in global efforts to slow the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Fireworks Season – How to help our patients get through it
With Guy Fawkes just around the corner, you may be getting an increased number of queries from clients about managing their pet’s anxiety during this time.
Guy Fawkes: care for animals by going to a public fireworks display
This year, care for animals by going to a public fireworks display – and don’t buy fireworks from the shops.
NZVA media release: Measles outbreak a reminder to pet owners to vaccinate
The measles outbreak is a reminder to pet owners to vaccinate their animals, which is the best way to protect them from certain infectious diseases, says the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA).
Update on changes to radiation safety for veterinarians
Organisations that manage and control radiation sources must be in possession of a source licence according to the new Radiation Safety Act 2016 that came into force on 07 March 2017.
NZVA Media Release: NZVA supports intent of proposed surgical procedure regulations
NZVA Media Release: NZVA advocates for ethically sourced puppies
The New Zealand Veterinary Association has issued advice to prospective dog owners in light of recent news media coverage highlighting animal health and welfare concerns regarding puppy farming.