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NZVA news

Update on HPAI detection in Australia and the US

Avian influenza has been detected on two poultry farms in Victoria, Australia. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) provides an update.

NZVA joins international experts raising awareness about the impact of extreme body conformations on canine health and welfare

Dog owners are being encouraged to think carefully before choosing a pet with extreme conformations – protruding eyes, deep skin folds, and twisted legs - that can lead to long-term suffering and costly veterinary bills. 

Celebrating the essential role of Aotearoa’s vets this World Veterinary Day

To mark World Veterinary Day, the New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) is celebrating the country’s veterinarians and the important role they play across the globe in keeping both animals and humans safe.


Babesia gibsoni detected in two dogs in Canterbury

Biosecurity New Zealand is investigating after the exotic red blood cell parasite Babesia gibsoni was detected in two dogs in the Canterbury region. Babesia gibsoni is an unwanted and notifiable organism in New Zealand.

Upcoming courses and events

2024 NZVA and NZVNA Conference

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

19-21 June 2024

Empowering veterinary mental health

Fostering collective growth for greater community impact.

Webinar series (recorded) - FREE
25 March, 22 May, 27 July

On-farm parasitology skills

Develop effective and sustainable parasite control programmes.

5 May - 4 August 2024

Edu-Badge: Rural animal

A range of micro-credentials for allied veterinary professionals working with rural animals.

Available February - December

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