Non-urgent veterinary appointments on hold until COVID-19 levels reduce
According to two of Aotearoa’s key veterinary organisations, the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) and the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA), COVID-19 restrictions have changed how animals, as well as people, receive healthcare.
Veterinary shortage – confirmation of border exception application process
Following on from the Government’s decision to grant 50 border exceptions to veterinarians, the New Zealand Veterinary Association has been working with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to determine the process for these exceptions.
To ensure a robust process is followed and that all veterinarians meet the outlined criteria, MPI have requested that the NZVA manage applications.
Benchmarking surveys for New Zealand Veterinary Practices
NZVA members have been asking for quality benchmarking data to help them make better business decisions. The Veterinary Business Branch (VBB), supported by NZVA, have partnered with BBVet to run a series of benchmarking surveys.