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Join the largest community of veterinary professionals in New Zealand
The New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) is here to support you at every stage of your veterinary career – from your student days to retirement.
We’ve been supporting our members and the veterinary profession for nearly 100 years. Around 70% of registered veterinarians in Aotearoa New Zealand are members of the NZVA and we’d love to welcome you to our vibrant, supportive community.
I recommend that veterinarians join the NZVA community for just that, to be part of the community of veterinarians across New Zealand from all corners of the profession... The NZVA facilitates interaction and engagement with your colleagues from Kaitaia to Bluff, pocket pets to zoo animals, clinical practice to industry and everything in between.
– Corey Regnerus-Kell
Working together as members of the NZVA facilitates collaboration of our veterinary community and some wonderful opportunities to make a positive difference to animals, people, our community and our environment.
– Liza Schneider
I recommend that veterinarians join NZVA because it’s a great way to engage meaningfully across the whole profession, improving communication and understanding of where we are all at despite the vast array of roles we cover... It’s rewarding to be part of an organisation that unites us and represents us when and where it needs to.
– James Laidlaw
Frequently asked questions
You can join the NZVA if you are:
- a veterinarian registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ)
- a retired veterinarian
- a student attending Massey University’s School of Veterinary Science
- working in a role related to the veterinary industry (associate membership)
NZVA membership is valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.
Your membership will auto-renew on 1 January, provided we’ve received payment. We start sending membership renewal invoices for the upcoming year in November. If your employer pays for your membership, we’ll contact them with membership renewal instructions.
All membership invoices for the upcoming year are due on 30 January.
If you have outstanding membership fees due after this date, we reserve the right to cancel your membership and all membership benefits.
If you have any questions about membership or want to update your membership category, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you join the NZVA (or renew your membership), we’ll ask you to nominate your main work interest and select any Special Interest Branches (SIBs) or Regional Networks (RNs) you want to join. If you want to join a SIB or RN part way through the year, please email us at email@example.com.