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

Companion animal oncology

Increase your understanding of diagnosis, treatments and considerations so you can guide your clients confidently through the process of treatment and care.

Online course
2 - 27 September 2024

Large animals, Lifestyle block & Equine

On-farm parasitology skills

Develop effective and sustainable parasite control programmes.

Online
5 May - 4 August 2024

Healthy Hoof provider training for rural professionals

Prevention of lameness with information and training on management and treatment.

Workshop
20-22 November 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

East Coast

High pathogenicity avian influenza threat

We will discuss critical areas most likely to be affected by high pathogenicity avian influenza (HPAI) and share a list of critical contacts during an outbreak.

Petfirst Veterinary, Gisborne
Thursday 25 July 2024

Otago - 29 July

An approach to surgery of the eye and eyelids in dogs and cats.

Join this talk by Jos van Hees

Cromwell Polytech, Room 3, (corner of Molyneux and Erris Street)
Monday 29 July 2024

Waikato

Spinal disease decision making

Join this talk by Georgina Stewart

Wintec, Long Room, Hamilton
Wednesday 7 August 2024

Taranaki

Tips and tricks for managing problematic adrenal glands

New Plymouth Vet Group, New Plymouth
Wednesday 14 August 2024

Bay of Plenty

Raw diets - a meaty discussion

Get all your raw feeding questions answered by veterinarians and veterinary nurses who recommend it daily.

Holistic Vets, Tauranga
Tuesday 27 August 2024

Hawkes Bay

How to get the most out of your companion animal and equine examination technique

No. 5 Cafe and Larder, Mangateretere
Tuesday 27 August 2024

Canterbury

Chronic pain management - beyond the basics

During the talk you will consider clinical scenarios where chronic pain exists and the need to increase analgesia to control the pain.

Russley Golf Club, Christchurch
Thursday 31 October 2024

Wellington

Chronic pain management - beyond the basics

During the talk you will consider clinical scenarios where chronic pain exists and the need to increase analgesia to control the pain.

Venue TBC - Wellington
Tuesday 5 November 2024

Auckland

Chronic pain management - beyond the basics

During the talk you will consider clinical scenarios where chronic pain exists and the need to increase analgesia to control the pain.

Venue TBC - Auckland
Wednesday 6 November 2024

Waikato

Chronic pain management - beyond the basics

During the talk you will consider clinical scenarios where chronic pain exists and the need to increase analgesia to control the pain.

Wintec, Hamilton
Thursday 7 November 2024