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New member benefit: build an online store with Storbie

We have partnered with Kiwi e-commerce platform Storbie to help you get started with an online shop.

Storbie have made a real impact on the pharmacy industry in New Zealand, so we are excited to partner with Storbie to bring the same opportunity to the veterinary industry. Together, we have been working on a website solution designed with veterinary clinics in mind.  v

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NZVA's work on getting overseas veterinarians into NZ

The NZVA board decided recently the number one priority for NZVA is working to alleviate the critical shortage of veterinarians in New Zealand. We are doing this by lobbying Ministers and officials to streamline the processes for bringing overseas veterinarians into New Zealand. We are also seeking expressions of interest from overseas veterinarians to match with potential employers.

During the last month, we have achieved a lot towards making this priority a reality.

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Study shows Auckland householders share antibiotic-resistant bacteria with pets

Results of a recent study of 27 Auckland households showing people and pets can share the same antibiotic resistant strains of E.coli is a timely reminder of the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

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Reduced use of antibiotics in dairy industry indicates progress on antimicrobial resistance

A reduction in dry-cow antibiotic therapy shows New Zealand is making progress in addressing Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR), regarded as one of the biggest challenges to human and animal health. 

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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.

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Look out for animal health and welfare around Guy Fawkes

This year, look after the animals - don’t let off fireworks at home or around your community.

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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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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website! Things have moved a bit, but everything is still here, and we’ve designed it to help you find what you need, faster.

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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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