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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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November NZVA and NZVNA conference

Featuring dairy cattle, companion animal, wildlife, epidemiology, food safety, animal welfare, biosecurity, complementary medicine, large animal veterinary technicians and companion animal nursing streams.

  • Dates: 18–20 November 2021 | Location: Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre

Read more information here

Veterinary point of care ultrasound

Veterinary point of care ultrasound

Rapid techniques any practitioner can perform.

  • Online | Workshop
  • Online: 8 March | Workshop: 10 April 2021
  • Tutor: Soren Boysen | Serge Chalhoub | Ivayla Yozova

Read more information and register for Veterinary point of care ultrasound here

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Professional skills for veterinary teams

Learn techniques that promote team and workplace effectiveness, and develop your own workplace wellness plan.

  • Start online course now!
  • Free for NZVA members through VetScholar | $400 for non-members
  • Tutor: Michael Meehan

Read more information and register for professional skills for veterinary teams here!

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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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Landmark Purina Institute study: pivotal step towards reducing cat allergens

  • Online
  • Recording now available!
  • Speakers: Craig Ruaux | David Thomas | Michael Zajac

Watch the recording here!