Stay connected and up-to-date

Be part of a lively and collegial professional network

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
Let us keep close together, not wide apart

Belonging to the NZVA means you stay connected with your colleagues and the rest of the profession, keep up with the latest information and enjoy opportunities to meet other movers and shakers in the industry and beyond.

Collegiality and networking opportunities

Regional and special interest branches

Our national network of 15 regional branches and 14 special interest branches means there is plenty of opportunity for members to network, learn and socialise. Each branch is run by a committee of volunteers who work on your behalf.

Members receive complimentary membership to their regional branch. Regional branches organise and host local CPD and social events, as well as coordinate and communicate information to you at important times; such as civil defence emergencies.

Members can choose to belong to special interest branches to build species-specific knowledge and professional relationships. Each special interest branch has it’s own benefits of membership which can include advocacy, species specific newsletters, grants and awards, forums/discussion groups and more.

Other networking opportunities

  • NZVA committees
    Members can join our special interest and regional branch committees, providing opportunities for you to work with others to help shape the veterinary profession of the future.
  • The NZVA 2018 mega-conference
    Held 19-22 June in Hamilton
    Members get a 50% discount on registration.
  • NZVA forums and roadshows
    Giving members opportunities talk face-to-face to fellow members, and the NZVA Board and leadership team about where the profession is heading and the challenges you face.
  • NZVA member-only Facebook groups
    Sharing and communicating information directly with your colleagues around the country.

The latest news, information and education

Continuing professional development

Members get exclusive discounts to NZVA accredited CPD and conferences, including a 50% discount for the NZVA mega-conference.

Our online event calendar gives you access to an extensive year-round CPD programme for veterinarians for any stage, speciality or preferred style of learning. The CPD programme includes conferences, workshops, seminars, roadshows, VetScholar online courses (online CPD modules and courses that you can start at any time and complete at your own pace), student events and webinars; and all with easy online registration and payment options.

Subscriptions to publications and access to member-only resources

NZVA members receive subscriptions to high-quality publications and technical resources including:

Vet Hub
Access to NZVA developed policies, guidelines, position statements, templates and other resources through the online Resource Centre.

SciQuest is a fully indexed and searchable e-library of quality New Zealand and Australian veterinary and animal science, and veterinary continuing education publications. Every word of every article is searchable, and every article has been classified by a veterinary expert.

VetScript (11 issues per year)
VetScript, the flagship magazine of the NZVA, showcases your stories and achievements as trusted advisors and champions of animal welfare, as well as the latest news, trends and technology.

The New Zealand Veterinary Journal
The New Zealand Veterinary Journal (NZVJ) is our international journal publishing high quality peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of veterinary science. . It ranks in the top 25% of veterinary science journals in the world.

NZVA members (including NZVA Associate members and Large Animal Veterinary Technician members) are subscribed to our emailed communications which include:

  • VetNews: our monthly member update (February – December).
  • The CEO update: a quarterly update from Mark Ward.
  • Special interest branch eNewsletters (for members of special interest branches).
  • Weekly media round-up: A high-level media and social media round-up sent once a week.

Special Interest Branch publications
Members of the NZVA who belong to Special Interest Branches receive communications and technical publications specific to their particular area of speciality.