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The NZVA's advocacy work
The NZVA advocates on several issues affecting the veterinary profession, including matters related to veterinary business sustainability, veterinary wellbeing and animal welfare. Key advocacy topics are covered below.
New Zealand urgently needs more veterinarians
New Zealand urgently needs more veterinarians from other countries!
Restricted veterinary medicines
This advocacy section relates to the NZVA work regarding short-term and long-term actions needed to address concerns regarding veterinary authorisation and restricted veterinary medicine (RVM) procurement practices can be found in the information below.
- Brief history of the RVM scenario including decoupling/recoupling, remote authorisation and/or procurement, product stewardship
- Recent work conducted by the NZVA regarding the veterinary authorisation/RVM issue
- Summary of member views on the current legislative framework relating to these issues
- Strategies - short and long term
- Communication to ACVM and VCNZ
- Member Communications and Podcast
Intensive winter grazing
Winter grazing (including wintering on crops) is used in New Zealand pastoral farming systems to ensure animals have access to feed at a time of the year when pasture growth is limited, and pasture management is challenging.