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Connecting you

Collegial connection is vital for healthy practice. Being a member of the NZVA ensures you remain connected with and supported by your colleagues across the profession.

Mentoring programme

The NZVA and VCNZ, in collaboration with Massey University School of Veterinary Science and VPIS, have partnered together to provide veterinarians of New Zealand with a mentoring support programme. NZVET Mentoring Support is a structured mentoring programme that supports new graduates as they enter the profession helping to provide a good start to their veterinary careers.

 Read more about the NZVET Mentoring Support programme 

Regional Networks

An extensive network of regional groups of NZVA members exist throughout the country to encourage collegiality within regions and across the profession. Joining your local Regional Network is a great way for you to connect with local colleagues, build professional and social networks and at the same time undertake some CPD!

 Find your nearest Regional Network 

Special Interest Branches

Join a large variety of Special Interest Branches to expand your knowledge in certain fields and connect with likeminded colleagues. Many NZVA SIBs also produce member newsletters which include case reports and other technical content.

 Explore the NZVA SIBs 

Regular communications

Stay informed and up to date with one-off, time sensitive news releases, the fortnightly VetNews email, access to the NZVA members Facebook group and member-only news items on the NZVA website. We work hard to keep you in the loop about issues important to the veterinary profession so you’re always on the front foot.

Student events

If you’re a veterinary student at Massey, then you are invited to four free events on your journey through the veterinary degree. These events help you forge connections with working professionals and showcase the opportunities for you in the veterinary profession.

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, NZVA Board member

International Veterinary Association membership

If you are an NZVA member working overseas, you can get a free three-month membership with the Australian, British or US veterinary association when working in these countries.


Have a say in your association and help steer the profession. Full, new graduate, non-practising, retired and life members are entitled to vote at all meetings of the NZVA, hold office in NZVA or in Branches and are eligible for board positions.