Membership benefits

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Benefits of membership


Value | Voice | Vision

Ma tini ma mano ka rapa te whai.
By many, by thousands, the work will be accomplished. Unity is strength.


Science backed value



The NZVA's role is to deliver vision and voice for the profession, and value for all our members – through outstanding services and support, first-class continuing education, inspirational leadership and management, enduring collegiality and community, and by effectively lifting and communicating the value of the profession.

We welcome membership from all veterinarians registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (including overseas veterinarians who are NZ registered). We also offer associate membership to non-veterinarians working in the industry and to Large Animal Veterinary Technicians through a specialised group.

Join the NZVA to:

Have a strong voice - where it counts

Increasing the visibility, value, and influence of vets.

The NZVA is your voice where it counts.

We work to influence, on your behalf, for the good of animals, the profession, the country, and society. We speak for the profession to influence and make change where it's needed most.

Find out how our strong voice helps support and advance members and our profession.

Stay connected and up-to-date

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, peers, and the rest of the profession, keep up with the latest information, and open up opportunities to meet other movers, shakers and influencers in the industry and beyond.

Find out more about how we help you stay connected and up-to-date.

Keep learning and upskilling

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

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

Members get exclusive discounts to NZVA-accredited CPD and conferences, and free access to MyCPD, an NZVA tool that records CPD points required for your annual veterinary licence registration.

Our goal is to help every veterinarian in New Zealand have a first-class, fulfilling career through the provision of enduring career pathways.

Find out more about how we support members to learn, upskill and have fulfilling careers.

Boost your career or business

Mau ano e rapu he oranga.
Our livelihood is in your hands.

The NZVA is focused on boosting growth and professionalism throughout the veterinary profession for the benefit of all. Dedicated NZVA staff are constantly looking for ways to support members and veterinary businesses to get ahead.

Find out more about how we support members in their careers, and in business.

Give or get a helping hand when needed

He korowai atā raranga he korowai whakaruruhau Mō tātau katoa.
A carefully woven cloak is a protective cloak for us all.

As Kaitiaki, the NZVA is the steward of the veterinary profession - guarding, protecting, and conserving what matters to veterinarians.

Our primary focus is on our members and supporting their wellbeing. Our staff are passionate and committed people who care about the profession and the veterinary services industry – they are on-call to support members who need help on a personal and professional level. By belonging to the NZVA, you are supporting the wellbeing of all members.

Find out more about how we support members' wellbeing.

Support students

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
With your food basket and my food basket the tribe will benefit.

Your NZVA membership fees help to welcome future generations of veterinarians into the profession, and support them into a rewarding career. We offer free membership to students attending Massey University’s veterinary school, and offer discounts for membership fees for the first two years after graduation. Being a vet student is where it all begins – the experiences and friendships made at university last a lifetime, so we pitch in to support social events too.

Find out more about how we support veterinary students.

Get discounts and free stuff

Get better value everyday.

Being an NZVA member means you get discounts and free stuff.

Find out about the discounts and free stuff you get as a member.