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Join the largest network of veterinarians and paraprofessionals in New Zealand. Membership with the New Zealand Veterinary Association is open to all veterinarians in New Zealand, at all stages of their career.

New members

You can join the NZVA if you are

  • A VCNZ registered veterinarian working in New Zealand or overseas
  • A student studying at the Massey University School of Veterinary Science
  • A non-veterinarian working in the industry as either a Large Animal Veterinary Technician or in another role e.g. Practice Manager (with a supporting member veterinarian)

To become a member of the NZVA, select the relevant membership category below and log in to your NZVA account (or create an account if you haven’t signed in or haven’t been a member before).

Our membership team will be in touch within 48 hours of your membership application submission.

 View our membership categories 

Existing members

If you pay for your own membership

On 31 October your membership will auto-renew and an invoice generated on your NZVA account.
To adjust your membership category please contact membership@vets.org.nz.

If your employer pays for your membership

In September, the NZVA will contact employers with membership renewal instructions.

Retired, life and student members

Your membership will auto-renew for 2022.

Membership fees

All fees remain the same for 2022 – great value for money!

Pay your NZVA membership now to receive discounted early bird pricing – after 20 January 2022, regular pricing will apply.


  Early bird Regular
Veterinarian – practising or industry $856.75 $989
Veterinarian – new graduate $599.15 $690
Veterinarian – non-practising $290.95 $345
Associate membership $281.75 $322
Retired, life and student members Free Free

NZVA membership is all inclusive and includes access to NZVA member benefits plus optional registration to any or all NZVA Special Interest Branches. When renewing your membership, nominate your main work interest and select as many SIBs that you would like to associate with.

When all veterinarians in a clinic are NZVA members, all support staff (administration and/or veterinary nurses) receive free associate membership, providing access to the Wellbeing Hub, discounted CPD and non-technical information.

 Learn more about our member benefits… 

The 2022 Membership Year covers the period 1/1/2022 – 31/12/2022. All fees are quoted in NZD and include 15% GST. See the NZVA constitution for membership terms and conditions for all NZVA members and prospective members. Any membership fees which are outstanding after 25 January 2022 will result in termination of access to member-only content until the invoice is paid.

Membership categories

Subcategory Criteria Benefits
Veterinarian living in New Zealand, registered with VCNZ, practising and working as per the sub-category All member benefits
Subcategory Criteria Benefits
Year 1 graduate
Year 2 graduate
Year 3 graduate
Veterinarian living in New Zealand, registered with VCNZ, in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of practice after graduating from veterinary school All member benefits


Subcategory Criteria Benefits
Time out
Academic / Researcher
Overseas (online only)
Veterinarians living in New Zealand who are not working or who are studying. Veterinarians who are currently living overseas All member benefits except printed copy of VetScript (online version included). Academic / Researcher members get printed copy of VetScript
Subcategory Criteria Benefits
Practice Manager
Industry Partner
Large Animal Veterinary Technician
Veterinary professionals who work within the veterinary industry and are not veterinarians Wellbeing Hub
Online VetScript
NZVJ online
CPD discounts
Subcategory Criteria Benefits
Retired Retired veterinarians over 65 years of age and has been a member of the NZVA (or similar organisation in another country) for 30 years or more All member benefits
Subcategory Criteria Benefits
Life At the discretion of the NZVA board All member benefits
Subcategory Criteria Benefits
Student members Students attending Massey University Veterinary School Wellbeing Hub
SIB membership
Online VetScript
NZVJ online
CPD discounts
Student events
Eligibility for scholarships and grants