Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians


To represent a united dairy veterinary profession that is recognised and respected nationally and internationally.


To enable the profession to remain relevant, healthy and sustainable in a changing world, through proactive leadership and being the voice of dairy cattle veterinarians in New Zealand.

We do this by:

  • Liaising with stakeholders such as DairyNZ, the Ministry for Primary Industries, Fonterra, DCANZ, Federated Farmers and the Dairy Women’s Network.
  • Lobbying on key issues affecting our profession.
  • Developing tools, resources, standard operating procedures, policy and services for veterinarians and for farmers.
  • Supporting our members by engaging and listening to their feedback and experience.
  • Keeping members updated on changes in legislation and developments.
  • Helping to develop future-focused professional development for our members through courses, workshops and conferences.


Members receive regular eNews updates and a quarterly print newsletter to keep them updated on the latest in our field.

Membership is included for NZVA members as part of your annual subscription fee – sign-up when you join or renew your membership. Or, to join outside the membership renewal period please email

DCV Publication

Read HoofPrint on SciQuest


Steve Cranefield

Caleb King

Immediate Past President
Stephen Hopkinson


  • Bryce Tod
  • Duncan Crosbie
  • Gregory Lindsay
  • Laurie Gray
  • Kyle Kannan
  • Rory Dean

Contact us

You can get in touch with the DCV Committee by emailing, or through the NZVA office.