Student membership

NZVA student membership

The New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) is the largest community of veterinary professionals in Aotearoa.

Students attending Massey University’s School of Veterinary Science – Tāwharau Ora get FREE membership with the NZVA for the duration of their study.


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Student events

Network with practising veterinary professionals and learn about new opportunities at our free student events. 

  • VetLaunch: an opportunity for students in their second year of study to learn more about the NZVA and the path to becoming a veterinarian in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Crossroads: an interactive event where third year veterinary students can meet veterinarians working in different fields and learn about the diverse career opportunities that await them after graduation.
  • Prelude to Practice: a seminar to help fifth year veterinary students transition into their new career with talks from recent graduates and NZVA members.
  • InPractice: a chance for new graduates to reflect on their first six months in practice and work through any challenges or concerns with fellow classmates.

Great deals on CPD

As a student member of the NZVA, you’ll enjoy discounts on courses and events to support your education and continuing professional development (CPD).

  • Up to 50% off our biggest event of the year, the NZVA Conference
  • Significant discounts on courses, workshops and webinars throughout the year
  • Free recordings of past webinars
  • 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

Networking opportunities

Build your social and professional network before you graduate. Join the Central Regional Network or Overseas Network to connect with veterinary students and professionals, or expand your knowledge through our special interest branches.

Career development

Get ready for life after graduation with resources, support and opportunities to help you thrive in your veterinary career.

  • Find your next veterinary job using our jobs and classifieds board.
  • Apply for grants and scholarships from our special interest branches.

News and publications

Stay up to date with the latest news and research about the veterinary profession with our range of online publications and newsletters.

  • 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
  • Special interest branch publications: Regular newsletters from our companion animal, dairy cattle, equine, sheep and beef cattle, wildlife and complementary veterinary medicine branches.

Wellbeing support

Support your mental and physical health through 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