News

Read about recent events, essential information and the latest community news.

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.

Read more about 'Latest news about immigration and veterinarians'...


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.

Read more about 'Antimicrobial stewardship – who regulates what?'...


The NZVA Board welcomes Corey Regnerus

The NZVA Board is delighted to welcome Corey Regnerus to the Board for a one year term. 

Read more about 'The NZVA Board welcomes Corey Regnerus'...


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.

Read more about 'NZVA's work on getting overseas veterinarians into NZ'...


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).

Read more about 'Study shows Auckland householders share antibiotic-resistant bacteria with pets'...


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. 

Read more about 'Reduced use of antibiotics in dairy industry indicates progress on antimicrobial resistance'...


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.

Read more about 'We have a new NZVA Veterinary Manager (Large Animals)!'...


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.

Read more about 'Look out for animal health and welfare around Guy Fawkes'...


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.

Read more about 'Veterinary Shortage and Border Exemptions'...


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.

Read more about 'Welcome to our new website!'...