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From time to time the pressures of our professional and private lives call for some external assistance to ensure we remain confident, capable and able to deal with whatever opportunities and challenges life throws at us.
Confidential counselling service and a 24 hour phone serviceIf you are a member and would like to find out how to use Vitae’s counselling service, click here. You can also ring the NZVA Wellington Office on 04 471 0484 for a confidential talk with the Head of Veterinary Services.
If you are not a member we encourage you to contact Vitae directly on their 24-hour free-phone service on 0508 664 981, alternatively contact the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association provides a mentor scheme for veterinarians who are NZVA members, partnering veterinarians with experienced practitioners who can provide collegial support at any stage of a veterinarian's career.
The Elizabeth Veterinary Benevolent Fund
This fund was established in 1954 to provide financial assistance to NZVA members and their families during difficult times.
Today it also provides other support services for NZVA members, such as:
The fund receives income from donations and legacies, including annual contributions from the NZVA, the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) and the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (IVABS).
If you'd like to support The Elizabeth Veterinary Benevolent Fund please call us on 04 471 0484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org