Overseas veterinarians

NZVA membership for overseas veterinarians

Living and working overseas is a rich, rewarding experience for many Kiwis. But that doesn't mean you have to lose touch with the veterinary community in New Zealand when you leave!

The New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) offers a range of benefits at an exclusive price for veterinarians living and working abroad.


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News from Aotearoa

Stay up to date with the latest news about the veterinary profession in New Zealand with our range of publications and newsletters. Overseas members get digital access to: 

  • VetScript: our flagship magazine celebrating the veterinary profession, published every two months
  • New Zealand Veterinary Journal: peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of veterinary science
  • SciQuest: a library of New Zealand and Australian veterinary publications
  • VetNews: our weekly e-newsletter with news and opportunities from the NZVA

Opportunities to stay connected

Strengthen your professional networks and maintain your links to New Zealand's veterinary community.

  • Access to publications, newsletters and online forums through our branches and networks
  • Get updates, support and advice from veterinarians around the country in our private Facebook group
  • When you're ready to return to Aotearoa, find your next veterinary job using our jobs and classifieds board

Resources and guides

Access a range of free resources including best practice guidelines, templates, posters and member technical notes.

  • Evidence-based policies and position statements you can use to inform conversations with clients
  • Member Technical Notes, which provide additional background information on certain issues
  • Best Practice Guidelines, which include detailed advice on specific procedures such as vaccinating companion animals, desexing, euthanasia and disbudding
  • Templates and forms you can use at your practice
  • Posters and social media templates to help you educate clients on animal welfare and veterinary care

Wellbeing support

Living and working overseas is exciting, but it can be challenging for some. Support your mental health and wellbeing in your new environment with: 

  • Access to the NZVA Wellbeing Hub
  • Free enrolment in our six-week wellbeing and resilience course (worth $100)
  • Webinars, articles and e-books on burnout, compassion fatigue, stress, trauma and emergency response
  • Workplace culture resources for employers and employees
  • Complementary access to Āki, the MAS health and wellbeing portal

Great deals on CPD

Enjoy discounts on courses and events to support your continuing professional development (CPD).

  • Save up to 50% on tickets to our annual NZVA Conference
  • Significant discounts on courses, workshops and webinars throughout the year
  • Free enrolment in our mentoring course
  • 12 months access to four Vetlexicon online encyclopaedias for just £53.28 (regular pricing starts at £40 a month for one subscription)
  • 30% off CRC Press or Routledge books through Taylor & Francis
  • Free recordings of past webinars

International association deals

The NZVA is a member of the International Veterinary Officers Council (IVOC), which means overseas members can enjoy exclusive deals from international associations.