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Dairy Cattle

Dairy cattle form an important component of any large animal veterinarian's case load as well as contributing significantly to the nation's economy.

Like all areas of veterinary practice, expertise in the dairy cattle 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 dairy cattle veterinarians at different stages of their career. You can select from one of the NZVA courses listed below to update, improve or extend your dairy cattle practice or check out our CPD calendar to view an extensive selection of CPD offered by other providers.

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On-farm consultancy skills

Improve your ability to engage with farmers do improve their farm businesses.

Read more information and register for on-farm consultancy skills here

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On-farm parasitology skills

Develop effective and sustainable parasite control programmes for sheep and beef cattle.

Read more information and register for on-farm parasitology skills here>

Mountain climbers

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

dairy calves

Fundamental LAVT skills and procedures

Increase skills and knowledge on commonly encountered diseases and procedures.

  • Online
  • Date: 23 November 2020
  • Tutors: Justine Britton | Greg Chambers | Ben Hodgson

Read more information and register for fundamental LAVT skills and proceedures here

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Bovine ultrasound

Learn the latest techniques in bovine ultrasound and improve your confidence.

  • Online | Workshop
  • Date: December 2020
  • Tutor: Steve Cranefield

Watch this space! More information coming soon!

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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

Family on a hill

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!