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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.
Externally provided NZVA Accredited CPD
To help veterinarians identify high quality CPD, the NZVA, in consultation with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ), has implemented an accreditation “tick” for CPD activities.
Listed below are CPD activities that meet the requirements for NZVA CPD accreditation and are provided by organisations external to the NZVA. Please contact the individual providers for specific information about each CPD activity.
For more information about NZVA CPD accreditation please visit the NZVA CPD accreditation application page.
To ensure that general practitioners have a good understanding of methods that can be used to provide analgesia to companion animals for orthopaedic conditions and to provide information that can be readily applied to clinical practice.
Join ROYAL CANIN for a FREE webinar around large breed puppy nutrition to understand the importance of prioritising appropriate feeding during the developmental stage, as well as answers to the common questions from your clients to best support the conversation of nutrition during your puppy consultations.
You have just told the client you have heard a heart murmur… Now what? Join us with Veterinary Cardiology Specialist Dr. Fiona Meyers as she gives you the foundations to cardiac patient management. She will cover the most recent guidelines around staging and interventions including medications and nutrition.
Winterfest is a free CPD event for veterinarians and veterinary nurses hosted by Veterinary Specialists Auckland. It is a full-day seminar with presentations covering a wide variety of topics including critical care, diagnostic imaging, oncology, surgery, internal medicine, nutrition, cardiology, pathology, dermatology, anaesthesia behaviour and physiotherapy.
While gastrointestinal invovlement is one of the top three diagnoses made in the consult room, it is not such a simple solution. Not all treatments are created equal. Join us for this FREE webinar with Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Craig Webb as he covers two of the most common pathologies in general practice: Cronic Enteropathies in dogs including IBD and Megacolon in cats.
Free webinar series brought to you by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Australia and New Zealand for the whole veterinary team.
Lecture 1 – Case-based Approach to Chronic Feline Diarrhoea with Dr Pru Galloway
Lecture 2 – Nutritional Management of Hyperthyroidism with Dr Danielle Page
Lecture 3 – Cats are difficult, so make sure you’ve got the owner on YOUR side with Dr Elizabeth Thrift