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Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians Branch


To represent a united dairy veterinary profession that is recognised and respected nationally and internationally.


To enable the profession to remain relevant, healthy and sustainable in a changing world, through proactive leadership and being the voice of dairy cattle veterinarians in New Zealand.

We do this by:

  • Liaising with stakeholders such as DairyNZ, the Ministry for Primary Industries, Fonterra, DCANZ, Federated Farmers and the Dairy Women’s Network.
  • Lobbying on key issues affecting our profession.
  • Developing tools, resources, standard operating procedures, policy and services for veterinarians and for farmers.
  • Supporting our members by engaging and listening to their feedback and experience.
  • Keeping members updated on changes in legislation and developments.
  • Helping to develop future-focused professional development for our members through courses, workshops and conferences.


Members receive regular eNews updates and a quarterly print newsletter to keep them updated on the latest in our field.

Membership is included for NZVA members as part of your annual subscription fee – sign-up when you join or renew your membership. Or, to join outside the membership renewal period please email membership@vets.org.nz.

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Steve Cranefield

Vice President
Tennielle Ellingham

Caleb King

Immediate Past President
Stephen Hopkinson


  • David Dymock
  • Duncan Crosbie
  • Gregory Lindsay
  • Laurie Gray
  • Bryce Tod

Contact us

You can get in touch with our committee at dcv@vets.org.nz, or through the NZVA office.