Companion Animal Veterinarians branch to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner

The Companion Animal Veterinarians branch (CAV) of the New Zealand Veterinary Association has signed an agreement to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner.

A registered charity, HPNZ was established by CAV in 1998 as the Companion Animal Health Foundation to fund research into significant health and welfare issues facing New Zealand companion animals. The foundation re-branded to become Healthy Pets New Zealand in late 2019.

CAV will donate $10,000 to the charity to help fund veterinary professionals, many whom are CAV members, to undertake clinical research projects as part of the agreement.

CAV President Dr Natalie Lloyd says she is delighted the association with the charity will continue.

“Healthy Pets New Zealand supports our members, and advances our profession by funding research that improves companion animal care and treatment in New Zealand,” she says.
HPNZ Chair Dr Cath Watson says the HPNZ team is very grateful to CAV for its ongoing support.

“As many people will be aware there is no government funding specifically for research into companion animal health and welfare. HPNZ’s purpose is to support research that benefits CAV members, so we appreciate your backing.”

CAV members with a clinical research interest are encouraged to apply for HPNZ grants. Find out more on the Healthy Pets New Zealand website