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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.

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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.