Membership Benefits

Member Engagement

The New Zealand Veterinary Nurse Journal (NZVNJ) is produced exclusively for veterinary nurses and technicians in New Zealand. The NZVNJ is a highly regarded journal. It is the only publication produced exclusively for veterinary nurses in New Zealand.
Circulated to NZVNA members electronically and made available through Sciquest, the NZVNJ is a high quality quarterly publication, produced in full colour, and offers our members:
• Product knowledge
• Clinical articles and case studies
• Up-to-date product information
• Industry, ethical and legal information
• HR and other practice management support tools
• Career professional development and education opportunities
• Seminar dates and much more.

Distributed quarterly to over NZVNA members, non–members and industry supporters, the NZVNA’s eNews aims to provide readers with:
• Up-to-date news from across the sector
• Relevant and meaningful articles and information directed toward members and organisations across the industry.

NZVNA has a large social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. This includes 8 support groups that are made available to our members.

Clinical Resources

We have created and sourced a wide range of clinical resources for our members.  This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Anaesthesia
  • Animal Welfare
  • Infection Control
  • The Human-Animal Bond
  • Online Resources
  • The Team Approach
  • VetCheck

Working for You

We are the voice of veterinary nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand and we work together to make positive changes for all Allied Veterinary Professionals.

The NZVNA Executive Committee sit on a wide range of national and international boards, trusts, committees and working groups to advocate for our members. By sitting on these boards, we are able to give a collective voice and advocate for the veterinary nursing profession. 

Through this work, NZVNA was the first veterinary nursing and technicians association to become affiliated with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

We also worked together to create the 2022 Wage Guidelines for our members who have a large skillset and knowledge that contributes to the running of veterinary clinics.

Supporting You

While veterinary nursing is a rewarding career, it can also be demanding so we have created and sourced resources to support our members.

This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Disability Support
  • Employment advice
  • Health and Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Online support groups through our Facebook page
  • Vitae Support
  • Perks Card
  • Kora Card

All responses to enquiries will be on the basis of NZVNA membership. If you are not a member and would like to become one, please follow the link to Join Now.

Professional Advancement

The NZVNA Executive Committee understand the importance of Continuing Professional Development within the veterinary sector.

To help support this, we source a broad range of CPD for all sectors and where possible obtain discounts for our members.

This includes (but not limited to);

  • Annual conferences
  • MyCPD Record - where members are able to store and track their CPD activity
  • NZVNA CE Portal powered by WCEA
  • Sci-quest
  • Webinars

We are also able to offer our members scholarships which include;

  • The Kathy Waugh Leadership Scholarship
  • The Julie Hutt Student Scholarship

Discount at The Veterinary Training Centre

The Veterinary Training Centres (VTCs) are dedicated to empowering clinical excellence through elevating the skills and knowledge of veterinary professionals. The VTCs provide a safe & supportive learning environment where individuals can learn, practice, and ask questions in a small group environment. This format gives workshop attendees the opportunity to build their skills and confidence to be able to implement their new learning back in the consultation room or surgery.

 Our Vet Nurse workshops include Anaesthesia, Behaviour, Consult Nursing, Dentistry, Emergency & Critical Care and Surgical Nursing. 

For more information, please head to our website and/or follow our socials. All NZVNA members are entitled to 25% off all workshops. Have a look at our Additional Resources page to find out more information 

 Veterinary Training Centre NZ

Celebrating You

This is our opportunity to celebrate our colleagues who go above and beyond.

Our main award is the NZVNA and Hill's NZ Ltd Vet Nurse of the Year.

On occasion we do have other awards that are presented annually at our Vet Nurse Award Dinner.

Become a Member

If you would like to go ahead and become a member - Click the below link and you will be taken to fill out our online application form.

Membership Application