The New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association is a proud supporter of research undertaken by veterinary professionals in New Zealand, particularly research undertaken by veterinary nurses and technologists and that which will benefit all allied veterinary professionals. 

As part of this support, we will help researchers in a variety of ways. This may include participant recruitment and/or research dissemination. Whilst the NZVNA doesn't have the funds to financially support researchers, we are keen to hear other avenues in which you feel the NZVNA might be of assistance. 

At our 2019 stand-alone conference, we were excited to have our very first poster presentations. You can read more about them here. It is hoped this will become a regular fixture at future NZVNA conference and we encourage you to get involved. 

Assistance with a Research Project

It is great to see veterinary professionals in New Zealand conducting research about our veterinary community. We are currently working on a programme that supports researchers who are doing work that we think will support the professionalism and professional identity of allied veterinary professionals in NZ.

The NZVNA are in a unique position to be able to support research through access to our members and non-members alike, through our Facebook groups, e-newsletter and database.

We are also able to help disseminate research both in a formal process of peer-review via the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing journal, and through non-publication means via our website or non peer-reviewed articles.

Any researchers wishing to access these support mechanisms, either for the recruitment of participants or for the dissemination of results need to submit an application form (linked here).  Please email this back to

Applications are reviewed by the committee with a decision fed back to applications within 10 working days.

If accepted, we will provide you with visibility for your project (e.g. some free social media and/or newsletter coverage, at our discretion) and access to our membership base to help you collect data (with an associated cost), again at our discretion. We would also ask that you publish an article in our journal on your results with a summary of the outcome, for the benefit of our membership base (see application form).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Current Research Projects

Current Projects:

Are you working on a project that you'd like listed here? Email

Note: We are highlighting both research by veterinary nurses and that which impacts veterinary nurses. 

Prior Research

Here are links to prior research that has been supported by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association

Poster Abstract: Surgical treatment of Cushing's syndrome through bilateral adrenalectomy in a canine patient: an anesthetic case study by Michelle Martin, RVN

Poster Abstract: Identifying the presence of Leptospira spp. in dogs in Tonga by Kristina Naden, Laura Harvey, Lauren Prior, Robyn Gear and Dr. Kristie Cameron

Poster Abstract: Investigating the presence of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) in the Kingdom of Tonga by Laura Harvey, Robyn Gear, Lauren Prior, Dr. Kristie Cameron and Kristina Naden