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Sheep, beef cattle and deer


Sheep, beef cattle and deer are important protein industries in New Zealand, industries which require expertise from veterinarians to be successful.


Like all areas of veterinary practice, expertise in the sheep, beef and deer sector is always changing and adapting as new scientific studies are undertaken

The NZVA have created a selection of courses which will be of value to sheep, beef and deer veterinarians at different stages of their career. You can select from one of the NZVA courses listed below to update, improve or extend your sheep, beef and deer practice or check out our CPD calendar to view an extensive selection of CPD offered by other providers.


Technical emergency large animal rescue

Be confident in providing safety and welfare-oriented approaches to animal recovery

  • Tutors: Chris Riley | Hayley Squance | Patrice Palleson-Putt

Read more information on technical emergency large animal rescue here!


On-farm parasitology skills

Develop effective and sustainable parasite control programmes

Read more information here!

Animal health planning

Animal health planning

Develop integrated animal health plans for sheep, beef and deer farming systems.

Read more information about animal health planning here

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.


Consulting skills for rural professionals

Improve your ability to engage with farmers to improve their farms

Read more information on consulting skills for rural professionalshere!

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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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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