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New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association


Address: NZVNA P.O. Box 35831 Browns Bay Auckland 0753 New Zealand

Country: NewZealand

Region: Oceania

Telephone no: +64 03 3841713


Members: 1295

Status: Affiliate

Tier: Tier 3

President: Dr Julie Hutt

Rep: Dr Julie Hutt


Vision, Mission & Objectives

The New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association was set up in 1992 to promote the profession of veterinary nursing in New Zealand.
Having grown from small beginnings, the Association now has over 650 members in practices throughout the country and a number of overseas members, all of whom regularly are kept in touch with veterinary nursing issues through our online newsletters, quarterly journal and an annual conference and meetings.
The Aims and Objectives of the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association are:
  • To foster and promote the highest standards of veterinary nursing.
  • To foster and promote the interests and status of qualified veterinary nursing staff, trainee veterinary nursing staff, and lay staff in the employment of members of the veterinary profession.
  • To provide advice and assistance where feasible to those persons mentioned in the above point.
  • To provide help and advice to persons wishing to make veterinary nursing their career.
  • To keep a record of members.
  • To take part in other activities relevant to the practice of veterinary nursing.
In March 2013, the NZVNA applied and was accepted as an affiliate member of the WSAVA and became the first veterinary nursing association to join the WSAVA Global veterinary community.

Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Confernce June 14 & 15th 2019 Auckland, keynote speaker Professor Daniel Brockman
Professor of Small Animal Surgery.