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COVID-19 and animals

In response to enquiries from members, here are some guidelines for managing COVID-19.

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Australian bush fires – how to help the animals

If you want to help, here's some information on organisations currently helping Australian animals.

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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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Equine: Withholding time list update

The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Prohibited Substance Recommended Withholding Times List (WHT list) has been updated.

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Companion animal veterinarians - PetPlan insurance policies

We’ve had several queries from members about the PetPlan insurance policy process. So, we asked PetPlan for clarification about what they require.

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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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