Policies and position statements

Policies, position statements and guidelines

Our policies, guidelines and position statements are backed by science. They outline our agreed principles and provide a platform from which the NZVA can advocate for the profession to influence legislation, educate our members and the public, and more.

The NZVA Veterinary Team develops the documents in collaboration with our Special Interest Branches (SIBs) and key stakeholders. Following consultation with NZVA members, the documents are sent to the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) and, if necessary, the NZVA Board for review and approval.

If you need more information on a particular topic, please contact nzva@vets.org.nz.

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