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Business skill sNZVA accredited CPD


Business skills include communication, influencing, negotiation and management. It can also include advanced skills such as leadership, presentation, strategic thinking and project management.


Like all areas of veterinary practice, business and management skills are becoming increasingly important.

The NZVA have created a selection of courses which will add value to any veterinary practice. You can select from one of the NZVA courses listed below to update, improve or extend your business and management skills or check out our CPD calendar to view an extensive selection of CPD offered by other providers.

2022 NZVA conference

Featuring dairy cattle, companion animal, equine, sheep and beef cattle, deer, epidemiology, food safety, animal welfare, biosecurity, complementary medicine, veterinary business

  • Dates: 20-22 June | Location: Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton

Read more information about the conference here.

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The Webinar Vet: Learn anytime, anywhere

The NZVA has partnered with The Webinar Vet to offer the New Zealand veterinary profession exclusive memberships tailored to the New Zealand environment.

  • Join the largest online veterinary community in the world.
  • 1,500+ webinars | 1,000+ expert speakers

Read more information, and have a look at membership prices here!

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The 10 Behaviours of Successful people

Add practical skills that will help you thrive in your work and at home.

  • Live zoom webinars
  • Tutor: Dr David Keane (PhD)
  • Course intakes at set dates during the year. See booking website for next intake

Read more information and register for The 10 behaviours of Successful people here!

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Leadership Intelligence Development and Support Program 2021

Contemporary and relevant leadership training.

  • Online
  • Start anytime!
  • Includes coaching support and implementation programme

Read more information and register for leadership intelligence development and support program 2021 here


Leadership ProSkills Programme

Effectively lead your team and manage your practice.

  • Online
  • Start anytime!
  • Tutors: Sue Crampton | Mark Hardwick | Rosie Overfield | Deb Render

Read more information and register for leadership proskills here

BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

A broad introduction to business management.

  • Online
  • Duration: 18 months. Set intakes every 3 months.
  • Students can commence at any cluster over the 12 - 16 month course.

Read more information about BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Wellbeing and resilience for the veterinary profession

Fundamental skills required to thrive in the complex veterinary environment.

  • Start online course now!
  • Free for NZVA members | $100 for non-members
  • Tutor: Belinda Noyes

Read more information and register for wellbeing and resilience for the veterinary profession here


Professional skills for veterinary teams

Learn techniques that promote team and workplace effectiveness, and develop your own workplace wellness plan.

  • Start online course now!
  • Free for NZVA members | $400 for non-members
  • Tutor: Michael Meehan

Read more information and register for professional skills for veterinary teams here!

Externally provided NZVA Accredited CPD

To help veterinarians identify high quality CPD, the NZVA, in consultation with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ), has implemented an accreditation “tick” for CPD activities.

Listed below are CPD activities that meet the requirements for NZVA CPD accreditation and are provided by organisations external to the NZVA. Please contact the individual providers for specific information about each CPD activity.

For more information about NZVA CPD accreditation please visit the NZVA CPD accreditation application page.

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Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) programme provides high-quality continuing education for practicing veterinarians, delivered by distance learning.

Click here to view the 2022 courses they have on offer, and for more information