- Advocacy and consultation
- Education & events
- Animal welfare hub
- Wellbeing hub
- TEAM hub
- Veterinary Professional Insurance Society
- COVID-19 resources
- NZVET mentor support
- Veterinary wellbeing
- Veterinary shortage in New Zealand
More formalised training on wellbeing is available through VetScholar for NZVA members.
Below is a list of courses to support wellbeing. Some are a member benefit (free for NZVA members) and some are available for a nominal price.
Professional skills for veterinary teams
Learn techniques that promote team and workplace effectiveness, and develop your own workplace wellness plan.
This course has been created by Michael Meehan and has been fully funded by the NZVA for members to complete for free.
This course outlines theoretical and practical strategies for improving veterinary professional competencies essential for practice success and team and individual wellness. The course firstly introduces the concept Relationship Centred Care (RCC) as a theoretical foundation for building good quality work relationships with colleagues, staff, clients, patients and with self. Then the rest of the topics outlines practical strategies to improve each of these relationships. Specifically, there is advice on how to identify and build a highly effective team and work culture. How to communicate better with clients. How to resolve conflict in the workplace and how to improve individual wellbeing and resilience.
Wellbeing and resilience for the veterinary profession
Fundamental skills required to thrive in the complex veterinary environment.
This course has been created by Belinda Noyes and has been fully funded by the NZVA for members to complete for free.
Learn how to have a different relationship with stress and resilience through self care and awareness. This two-module course is designed with one intention - for you to connect with yourself - professionally and personally. To have a better relationship with stress and challenges, there must be awareness, consciousness and an understanding about who you are and how you show up in the world. CHOOSE how you respond to life and whatever happens - instead of just reacting to it!