Large Animal Veterinary Technicians Group

The Large Animal Veterinary Technicians (LAVT) Group of the NZVA is a sub-group formed under the Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians. We recognise the strong relationship that veterinary technicians have with veterinarians in practices.


NZVA membership is available to LAVTs who are under the supervision of an existing NZVA member. Members receive:

  • discounted CPD events
  • access to MyCPD, an online tool to help you track your CPD activities
  • complementary regional network membership
  • weekly VetNews email newsletter
  • digital copies of VetScript and the New Zealand Veterinary Journal (NZVJ) through SciQuest
  • communications from the LAVT Committee
  • advocacy and representation
  • business advice and collegial support
  • free access to SciQuest
  • connection to veterinary colleagues from around the country.

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

Contact us

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