Lifelong learning



Learning and upskilling

Choose top-quality, lifelong learning and professional development

Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou.
Seek learning for the sake of your wellbeing.

Lifelong learning and professional development is the cornerstone of New Zealand’s world-class veterinary profession. Our goal is to help every veterinarian in New Zealand have a first-class fulfilling career through the provision of enduring career pathways.

The NZVA facilitates top quality education and continuing professional development (CPD) through VetLearn, complemented by a range of NZVA technical publications and resources, so that you can do well wherever you choose to use your skills.

World-class continuing professional development

Exclusive member discounts to NZVA-accredited CPD

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.

We’re continuously revising and developing CPD to meet the needs for our profession, and for our future. For example, in 2018 we will introduce new world-class CPD career pathways which includes Massey University and NZVA qualifications in farm analysis and advice (Certificate in Science and Technology, Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology, and Master of Veterinary Medicine or Master of Agriculture).

NZVA members also have access to CPD through talks hosted by their local NZVA regional branch. Membership to NZVA regional branches is complimentary.

Access to MyCPD - a tool to help you keep track of your CPD

MyCPD is a personal online space for NZVA members to record all CPD activity for easy tracking and reporting. It’s easy to use and allows you to access, print or email your CPD record on-demand. We also pre-populate any NZVA-organised CPD events into MyCPD for you so all you have to do is login and save the details.

Top-quality publications

Members get free access to our range of publications, and access to SciQuest – an e-Library of quality New Zealand and Australian veterinary and animal science publications.

Free online access to NZVA veterinarian members and Large Animal Veterinary Technicians.

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.

The New Zealand Veterinary Journal
Free online access to NZVA veterinarian members

The New Zealand Veterinary Journal (NZVJ) is our international journal publishing high quality peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of veterinary science, including clinical practice, animal welfare, and animal health. It ranks in the top 25% of veterinary science journals in the world.
The NZVJ publishes original research findings, clinical communications (including novel case reports and case series), correspondence, and review articles, originating from New Zealand and internationally.

VetScript (11 issues per year)
Free hard-copy delivered to NZVA veterinarian members.
Free online access to student members, associates and retired veterinarian members.

VetScript, the flagship magazine of the NZVA, showcases your stories and achievements as trusted advisors and champions of animal welfare, and what our profession is doing to shape and influence the issues where animals, humans and the environment meet.

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.