Understanding the importance of Continuing Education and career progression, NZVNA has been working with our Industry Partners to create scholarships with our members in mind.

Kathy Waugh Leadership Scholarship

Kathy Waugh joined the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) Executive Committee (then Council) in 2000, retiring in 2021. Over this time, Kathy held a number of portfolios – from President, Treasurer, to Membership Secretary, and everything in between, with most of our members having talked with her directly over her 21 year (voluntary) role on the Executive Committee. Kathy was a talented veterinary nurse and practice manager, and has a passion for continuing education and giving back to her profession. The NZVNA recognises how Kathy’s contribution and leadership skills have helped advance our community to where we are today and, to acknowledge and remember this outstanding contribution into the future of veterinary nursing and our association in Aotearoa, has established a scholarship in her name.

The Kathy Waugh Leadership Scholarship will assist veterinary nurses towards achieving their career goals, and will support future leaders of our profession. This scholarship will provide the successful recipient with $2000 towards the advancement of their career and leadership goals.

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Completed application forms and supporting documents must be received prior to 24th November 2023.

Julie Hutt Student Scholarship

Julie Hutt joined the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) Executive Committee (then council) in 2002.
While volunteering hundreds of hours of her time over 20 years on the Executive Committee, she held the President position for ten of these. On top of this, Julie was also working full-time teaching veterinary nursing students as well as working part-time in a veterinary clinic.
In 2012, Julie was quoted in the New Zealand Veterinary Nurse Journal “strive to be the best you can be and keep on learning! Strive to further your knowledge through all avenues available and become invaluable to your practice, your clients and their pets”.
The NZVNA recognises Julie’s contribution to the development of future veterinary nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand and her encouragement to those wishing to upskill from their current qualification to the next level of qualification and has established a scholarship in her name.
The New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) has always valued and promoted the benefits of Allied Veterinary Professionals (AVPs) in New Zealand holding qualifications that are relevant for their chosen profession. A qualified AVP is an integral part of the animal healthcare sector, helping to ensure that best practice is achieved for the welfare of their patients.
NZVNA is also aware that to achieve a qualification there is a considerable cost involved, regardless of which qualification being obtained. To help NZVNA members achieve their goals of either becoming a qualified AVP or advance their qualification to the next level we have created the NZVNA Student Scholarship.
This scholarship will provide one successful recipient with $1000 that can be used towards their tertiary fees (of a recognised NZQA qualification), purchasing textbooks or travel required for their chosen area of study (e.g. if you are studying online and need to travel to block courses).

Please click here to apply. 

 Completed application forms and supporting documents can be sent to prior to Friday the 26th of January 2024

Vet Services Veterinary Nursing Scholarships

Vet Services Veterinary Nursing Scholarships.

Vet Services Hawkes Bay and Vet Services Dannevirke are proud to offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking studies in a Veterinary Nursing programme through an approved New Zealand tertiary educational provider.

The scholarships are open to all NZ citizen’s or permanent residents studying a NZ certificate in Animal Technology (level 5), a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (level 6), or a Bachelor in Veterinary Nursing (level 7). Applicants can be studying either full time or part time.

Successful candidates will receive a scholarship towards their Veterinary Nursing study fees and will have the opportunity to complete a minimum of 4 weeks paid practical work experience with Vet Services Hawkes Bay or Vet Services Dannevirke. 

Applications for these scholarships will be open 1st November 2023 - 29th Feb 2024.