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CPD Pathway

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) and Massey University have partnered to provide this unique continuing professional development pathway of courses and papers for veterinarians that leads to an internationally recognised qualification - providing veterinarians with direction and incentive in their learning.

The pathway is tailored to your speciality and includes technical and non-technical courses, online and face-to-face learning, student benefits and access to the Massey University library.

Why the CPD Pathway?

The NZVA identified an increasing demand for high quality, continuing education for veterinarians, and is partnering with Massey University to develop this unique opportunity for veterinarians.

The NZVA and Massey University CPD pathway is a series of courses and papers that lead to an official qualification, providing qualified veterinarians with direction and incentive in their continued education, and the tools veterinarians need to develop their careers.

The courses in each CPD pathway can work towards a Massey University qualification or can be taken as stand-alone courses. You will need to enrol in the Massey University qualification to gain the credit towards that qualification.

Available pathways

Sheep, Beef and Deer

  • Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (GradCertScTech)
  • Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) or Master in Agriculture (MAg)

Dairy Cattle, Equine and Companion Animal CPD Pathways are in progress.

How to enrol

Those wanting to enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology should visit the Massey programme page, click on "Apply Now" and follow the instructions. You will need the recommended papers from the NZVA website to help inform course selection.

Those wanting to enrol in a Master programme should visit either the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) or Master of Agriculture (MAg) on the  Massey University programme pages and click on "Apply Now" and follow the instructions. 

Got questions?

Check out the frequently asked questions about our CPD Pathway, or email the team at vetlearn@vets.org.nz.


The development of the NZVA CPD Pathway was made possible by the hard work of Charlotte Cantley (NZVA Continuing Professional Development Academic Director), Clive Bingham (Zoetis and member of NZVA Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians) and Victoria Chapman (Zoetis and member of the NZVA Deer Branch).

We would also like to acknowledge Massey University for working with us on this project. Special thanks to Ewen Cameron, Paul Kenyon, Jenny Weston, Liz Norman and Kate Hill.