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Wiggles Strike A Sour Note With Veterinarians

Friday, 23 April 2021, 10:27 am | NZVA

Saturday 24 April marks World Veterinary Day and this year New Zealand veterinarians find themselves facing another year of significant stress and challenging workloads. There are many reasons for this including the fact that veterinarians were classified ... More >>

Veterinarians Available For Essential Services Only

Monday, 30 March 2020, 3:45 pm | NZVA

The clear message from health officials is to stay at home and save lives Apart from walking your dog, this largely applies to you and your pets except for essential services, which includes emergencies. Veterinarians have been confirmed as part of ... More >>

Think of animals on Guy Fawkes Day

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:19 am | NZVA

This year, care for animals by going to a public fireworks display - and don’t buy fireworks from the shops. More >>

The Animal Welfare Act must protect animals

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:34 pm | NZVA

The New Zealand Veterinary Association condemns behaviour that fails protect the welfare of animals - this is not limited to physical abuse, but also applies to situations where animals’ basic needs are not met, and their psychological and physical welfare ... More >>

Provision of distance veterinary services

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:36 pm | NZVA

Following media reports stating that a veterinary practice was advising a Winton farm some 1600 kilometers away, the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has released a statement setting out the rules in relation to the provision of distance ... More >>

Advice for pet rabbit owners over new strain of calicivirus

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 10:24 am | NZVA

The Ministry of Primary Industry’s announcement that a new strain of rabbit calicivirus (RHDV2) has been detected in a wild rabbit in Marlborough is worrying for pet rabbit owners. More >>

Petition of Appeal for Continuing Investigation of Jian Yang

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 11:22 am | NZVA

Petition of Appeal for continuing investigation of MP Jian Yang and the activities of foreign agents More >>

Vets helping farmers in response to Mycoplasma bovis

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 11:21 am | NZVA

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is supporting veterinarians to help farmers respond to the detection of Mycoplasma bovis in a dairy herd in South Canterbury/North Otago . Led by NZVA’s Dairy Cattle Veterinarians and Sheep and Beef branches, we ... More >>

NZVA support for cat management legislation

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 12:38 pm | NZVA

Today, local councils will vote on a proposal that seeks to facilitate improved management of all cats in New Zealand through relevant, useful legislation. More >>

Nomination for Vet of the Year 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 11:45 am | NZVA

We all know a veterinarian who really stands out in their field. Someone who delights in chewing the cud about cattle, or whose sheer love of sheep underpins everything they do. More >>

Protecting our pets’ welfare and wellbeing over Guy Fawkes

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 11:40 am | NZVA

Thursday 29 October 2015 Veterinarians are encouraging pet owners to protect their animals from the potential physical and psychological harm of fireworks, and say we all have a part to play to ensure the welfare and well being of animals in what ... More >>

Rejection of fireworks ban a missed opportunity for animals

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 4:28 pm | NZVA

Veterinarian are disappointed that the 25,000 signature petition to ban the private use of fireworks has been rejected by parliament and say that it is a missed opportunity to improve animal welfare. More >>

Responsible dog ownership vital

Monday, 3 August 2015, 3:10 pm | NZVA

The steady rise in dog bite injuries in New Zealand continues to reflect the need for societal change around the way we choose to own and care for dogs said the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) today, responding to a study based on ACC data ... More >>

Veterinarians set antibiotic goal for animals

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 9:45 am | NZVA

Veterinarians set antibiotic goal for animals Tuesday 21 July 2015 “By 2030 New Zealand Inc will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant said today. ... More >>

Maximising profit and environmental protection on farms

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 9:30 am | NZVA

Agricultural growth agendas are currently based on the idea that more production, at any cost, is the best strategy for higher national GDP. But, it is unclear how these agendas will be fulfilled, given tightening water quality limits and the pressing ... More >>

Research report to address cat population

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:38 am | NZVA

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has released a systematic literature review to help develop workable, evidence-based solutions to address the country’s issues around cat management, saying an urgent, nationwide strategy is needed to ... More >>

How much do you trust your food?

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 10:16 am | NZVA

New Zealand veterinarians have a pivotal role to play in food safety on World Health Day Tuesday 7 April 2015 Working at the frontline of food safety there are over 250 veterinarians across New Zealand protecting the public from 200 plus diseases that ... More >>

Focus must be on responsible dog ownership to reduce attacks

Friday, 16 January 2015, 10:49 am | NZVA

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) says the high number of dog attacks in our community, including the case in Invercargill this week where two women were attacked by a pair of bull mastiff crosses, is very concerning and shows that a much ... More >>

Give the Gift of a Life-Time

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:15 pm | NZVA

'Tis the season to be jolly, but it's also the time to be jolly careful when thinking about giving of pets this Christmas or becoming a pet owner yourself. More >>

NZ’s growing cat population requires urgent action

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 1:26 pm | NZVA

New Zealand’s cat population is on the rise and requires an urgent, nationwide strategy to ensure the welfare of cats and the protection of New Zealand’s wildlife, says the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA), which has commissioned a literature ... More >>