NZVA CPD Courses

NZVA accredited CPDThe NZVA provides accredited continued professional development (CPD) courses and resources throughout the year. Education doesn’t stop when you graduate. Our aim is to support and empower New Zealand veterinary professionals to be lifelong learners. We provide technical courses and resources, as well as courses to build soft skills such as confidence and resilience.

For upcoming events from NZVA and other external providers, see our CPD & events calendar. For wellbeing resources, see the Wellbeing Hub. To get in touch with the team, email vetlearn@vets.org.nz.

Companion animals

CIVT Rehabilitation webinar series

The world's first online education institution specialising in evidence-based natural medicine.

Online
Available all year

Edu-Badge: Companion animal

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

Online
Available all year

Dentistry essentials for companion animal practice

A highly engaging workshop giving you skills put directly into practice.

Workshop
27-28 August 2024

Large animals, Lifestyle block & Equine

Lifestyle block medicine

Medical and surgical procedures for livestock species with a focus on lifestyle block situations.

Online: 11 March - 12 April
Workshop: 12 April

On-farm parasitology skills

Develop effective and sustainable parasite control programmes.

Online
5 May - 4 August 2024

Edu-Badge: Rural animal

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

Online
Available February - December

Veterinary Authorisations

Required for allied veterinary professionals working with rural animals.

Online
Available February - December

Professional skills

Empowering veterinary mental health

Fostering collective growth for greater community impact.

Webinars
25 March, 22 May & 22 July

Professional skills for veterinary teams

Learn techniques that promote team and workplace effectiveness and wellness.

Online
Available all year

Wellbeing and resilience for the veterinary profession

Fundamental skills required to thrive in the complex veterinary environment.

Online
Available all year

Leadership ProSkills Programme

Effectively lead your team and manage your practice.

Online
Available all year

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

A broad introduction to business management.

Online
Available all year

Leadership Intelligence Development

Develop and understand your leadership skills.

Online
Available all year

Clinical coaching

Create a collaborative relationship with your student allied veterinary professional (SAVP).

Online
Available all year

Supporting client through grief and euthanasia

Advance your communication and effectiveness skills to professionally manage these interactions.

Online
Available all year

Excellence in client care

Gain the skills to delver quality customer service to your client.

Online
Available all year

Next Step Vet: Career Accelerator

Gain clarity in your ideal career path and confidence to head in the right direction.

Online
12 February - 29 April 2024

All species

The Webinar Vet: Learn anytime, anywhere

Join the largest online veterinary community in the world.

Webinars
Available all year

CPD Free Recordings

Access the library of CPD recordings.

Webinars
Available all year

Regional Network Meetings

Auckland

Increase your knowledge and confidence in responding to cases of animal abuse and family violence

A one-hour interactive workshop by Catherine Rice designed for veterinary professionals to raise awareness of the links between animal abuse and family violence in New Zealand.

Dental Rooms, Auckland
Monday 6 May 2024

Waikato

Increase your knowledge and confidence in responding to cases of animal abuse and family violence

A one-hour interactive workshop by Catherine Rice designed for veterinary professionals to raise awareness of the links between animal abuse and family violence in New Zealand.

Wintec, Hamilton
Tuesday 7 May 2024

Central - Taupō

Increase your knowledge and confidence in responding to cases of animal abuse and family violence

A one-hour interactive workshop by Catherine Rice designed for veterinary professionals to raise awareness of the links between animal abuse and family violence in New Zealand.

Lake Taupō Rotary House, Taupō
Wednesday 8 May 2024

Taranaki

How to get the most out of your eye examination technique

We will review the various ophthalmic examination techniques that you can perform in practice so you get the most out of eye exams for your future patients.

New Plymouth Vet Group, New Plymouth
Wednesday 8 May 2024

Canterbury

Dealing with stressed and abusive clients

Join Michael Meehan for a talk on dealing with stressed and abusive clients.

Russley Golf Club, Christchurch
Wednesday 8 May 2024

Central - Palmerston North

Increase your knowledge and confidence in responding to cases of animal abuse and family violence

A one-hour interactive workshop by Catherine Rice designed for veterinary professionals to raise awareness of the links between animal abuse and family violence in New Zealand.

Focal Point Cinema, Palmerston North
Thursday 9 May 2024

Hawke's Bay

Dermatology

Learn about identifying and managing secondary skin infections.

No. 5 Cafe and Larder, Hastings
Wednesday 15 May 2024

Bay of Plenty

Unique and interesting veterinary services offered in the Bay of Plenty

Hear from local practitioners about the unique and interesting services offered in this region.

Holistic Vets, Tauranga
Tuesday 21 May 2024

Waikato

Driving change on dairy farms with tools and resources that hit the mark

Join this talk by Steve Cranefield.

Wintec, Hamilton
Wednesday 22 May 2024

Wellington

An old dog and new dog derm talk

Join this talk by Duncan Graham and Vandre Clear.

Whitireia Campus, Porirua
Thursday 23 May 2024