New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association

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New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Branch

Mission

The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association branch of the NZVA works to:

  • provide leadership within the New Zealand equine industry to improve the health and welfare of horses
  • promote excellence within the veterinary profession as the primary guardians of the health and welfare of horses
  • promote the value of proven science based equine veterinary medicine to our clients.

How we do this:

Health and welfare - We work closely with all sectors of the equine industry on health and welfare issues. The knowledge and experience of our members has been used to develop equine industry policies on a number of racing, sport-horse and equine welfare issues. Our experience has also been called upon to set regulations for the transportation and quarantine of horses travelling to and from New Zealand.

Professional excellence - We promote excellence within the veterinary profession by providing educational and professional development opportunities to veterinarians who in turn provide the highest standard of service to their clients.

The conferences and workshops we host each year attract world-class speakers on all aspects of equine veterinary science.

The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association has close affiliations with all the major veterinary schools and many international equine research institutions. We support research and education within the New Zealand equine industry by way of donations and resource support.

Membership

The NZEVA is a special interest branch of the NZVA with over 440 members working in veterinary practices from Whangarei to Invercargill.

From 2021, 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 membership@vets.org.nz.

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Committee

President
Brendon Bell

Secretary
Lucy Holdaway

Treasurer
Grace Reed

 

Members

  • Alexander Fowler
  • Katie Kindleysides
  • Philippa Hendron
  • Melissa Sim
  • Michelle Hann
  • Ronan Costello

Equine Veterinary Practitioner Editor
Joe Mayhew

Contact us

You can get in touch with our committee at nzeva@vets.org.nz, or through the NZVA office.