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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 member fees established for 2021

The new inclusive membership model is one of the final pieces of the puzzle in our NZVA Change Project and we are pleased to be able to bring this to you in 2021.

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COVID-19 and pets update

With the re-emergence of COVID-19 in our community, we thought it worth updating you about what we know about animals and COVID-19.

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New Code of Practice for Veterinary Radiation

The Office of Radiation Safety (ORS) released the new Code of Practice for Veterinary Radiation (ORS C9), which came into effect on 31st July 2020.

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Increase in cases of Salmonella Bovismorbificans: please complete laboratory sample submission forms

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has noticed an increase in the reported incidence of Salmonellosis in livestock since 2015, most notably involving the serotype Bovismorbificans.

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Transport certification: important updates

We've had a few important things pop up about certifying livestock for transport recently. Are you referring to the latest advice?

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Transport certification update​

It’s that time of year again – where some veterinarians will be asked to certify heavily pregnant cattle as fit for transport.

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97th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board elections

The NZVA Board have set the date for the 97th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. 

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Veterinarian Dr Vince Peterson named Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Timaru veterinarian Dr Vince Peterson was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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