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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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Equine exports suspended due to suspect positive test for piroplasmosis

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has suspended all equine exports into or via Australia with immediate effect.

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NZVA media release: ANZACs and Veterinarians worldwide share special day

The New Zealand Veterinary Corps was formed in 1907 during WW1 and despite being overwhelmed by a large number of animals they had to treat including horses, dogs and carrier pigeons, delivered outstanding service with only 2 per cent of animals succumbing to illness or disease.  

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COVID-19: self isolation and animals

Here are some recommendations from the NZVA on steps you can take to effectively care for your animals during the self-isolation period.

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Cancellation of World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC) 2020

Due to the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic last week, World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC) 2020 has been cancelled.

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COVID-19 and WVAC 2020
The NZVA and World Veterinary Association are currently monitoring the international COVID-19 situation.

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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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