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Companion animal

Companion animal veterinarians service a huge variety of species from dogs and cats to a multitude of exotic creatures.

Like all areas of veterinary practice, expertise in the companion animal sector is always changing and adapting as new scientific studies are undertaken.

The NZVA have created a selection of courses which will be of value to companion animal veterinarians at different stages of their career. You can select from one of the NZVA courses listed below to update, improve or extend your companion animal practice or check out our CPD calendar to view an extensive selection of CPD offered by other providers.

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Landmark Purina Institute study: pivotal step towards reducing cat allergens

  • Online
  • Date: 3 November 2020
  • Speakers: Craig Ruaux | David Thomas | Michael Zajac

Read more information and register for the webinar here

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NZVA Wildlife conference

Looking to increase your skills in avian and wildlife triage? Join us in Nelson for the annual NZVA Wildlife conference!

  • Date: 27-29 November 2020 | Location: Nelson
  • Lectures | Workshops | Field trips

Read more information and register for NZVA wildlife conference here

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The 10 behaviours of success

Add practical skills to your tool kit to thrive in your work and at home.

  • Online
  • Course 1: 21 October - 4 November | Course 2: 18 November - 2 December 2020
  • Tutor: David Keane PhD

Read more information and register for the 10 behaviours of success here


Veterinary refresher scheme

A self-directed course for veterinarians returning to companion animal practice.

  • Online
  • Start now!
  • Authors: Sandra Forsyth | Kate Hill | Andrew Worth

Read more information and register for the veterinary refresher scheme here

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Wellbeing and resilience for veterinary professionals

Fundamental skills required to thrive in the complex veterinary environment.

  • Start online course now!
  • Free for NZVA members through VetScholar | $100 for non-members
  • Tutor: Belinda Noyes

Read more information and register for wellbeing and resilience for veterinary professionals here

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2021 NZVA and NZVNA Conference: Stronger together

Due to venue unavailability the date and location for the 2021 NZVA and NZVNA conference will be confirmed.

  • NZVA workshops will be offered post-conference

Watch this space! More information coming soon!