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.
Antimicrobial stewardship – who regulates what?
Veterinarians play a key role in the responsible use of antimicrobials in animals. Find out more about the regulators of antimicrobials.
The NZVA Board welcomes Corey Regnerus
The NZVA Board is delighted to welcome Corey Regnerus to the Board for a one year term.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.