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The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has been supporting veterinarians and the veterinary profession since 1923. Join over 70% of registered veterinarians in Aotearoa New Zealand to become part of our vibrant, supportive community.

New to the NZVA?

The NZVA is here to support you at every stage of your veterinary career – from your student days to retirement. We welcome applications from:

  • veterinarians registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ)
  • retired veterinarians
  • students attending Massey University’s School of Veterinary Science
  • non-veterinarians working in the veterinary industry

To become a member:

  1. Log in to your NZVA account (or create a new one)
  2. Select the relevant membership category from the list below
  3. Complete the online form
  4. Sit back and wait for our membership team to contact you!

Already a member?

If you pay for your own membership, we'll send you a membership renewal invoice in November. Your membership will auto-renew on 1 January, provided we’ve received payment.

If your employer pays for your membership, we’ll contact them with membership renewal instructions.

If you're a student, retired, or life member, your membership will auto-renew on 1 January.

If you want to update your membership category, please email us at membership@vets.org.nz.

Membership categories

Select your membership category below to join the NZVA today.

Criteria
 
Pricing

Practising veterinarians registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) who have been qualified for more than three years. This includes: 

  • Full-time veterinarians
  • Part-time veterinarians
  • Locums
  • Contractors
  • Self-employed veterinarians
  • Consultants
 

Early bird: $799 + GST
Regular: $899 + GST

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits

VetScript (hard copy)   Business resources
VetScript (online)   VetNews (email newsletter)
New Zealand Veterinary Journal (online)   Private Facebook group
SciQuest (online)   Voting rights
Discounted CPD   NZVET Mentoring Support
CPD tracking   Best practice guidelines
Regional Networks   Exclusive member discounts
Special Interest Branches   Eligibility for grants and scholarships
Wellbeing resources     Student events

 
Join now

Criteria
 
Pricing

New or recent graduates registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) in their first three years of practice.



 

Early bird: $599 + GST
Regular: $629 + GST



 

Benefits

VetScript (hard copy)   Business resources
VetScript (online)   VetNews (email newsletter)
New Zealand Veterinary Journal (online)   Private Facebook group
SciQuest (online)   Voting rights
Discounted CPD   NZVET Mentoring Support
CPD tracking   Best practice guidelines
Regional Networks   Exclusive member discounts
Special Interest Branches   Eligibility for grants and scholarships
Wellbeing resources     Student events

 
Join now

Criteria
 
Pricing

Veterinarians registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) who are not currently practising. This includes: 

  • Veterinarians on family leave (time out)
  • Academics or researchers
  • Postgraduate veterinarians
 

Early bird: $269 + GST
Regular: $319 + GST

 

 

 

Benefits

VetScript (hard copy)   Business resources
VetScript (online)   VetNews (email newsletter)
New Zealand Veterinary Journal (online)   Private Facebook group
SciQuest (online)   Voting rights
Discounted CPD   NZVET Mentoring Support
CPD tracking   Best practice guidelines
Regional Networks   Exclusive member discounts
Special Interest Branches   Eligibility for grants and scholarships
Wellbeing resources     Student events

 
Join now

Criteria
 
Pricing

Professionals who work in the veterinary industry who are not veterinarians. This includes: 

  • Practice managers
  • CEOs
  • General managers
  • HR managers
  • Industry partners (non-veterinarian)
  • Large animal veterinary technicians
  • Support staff
 

Early bird: $249+ GST
Regular: $299+ GST

When all veterinarians in your clinic become NZVA members, your support staff (including administrators and veterinary nurses) receive free associate membership.

 

Benefits

  VetScript (hard copy)   Business resources
VetScript (online)   VetNews (email newsletter)
New Zealand Veterinary Journal (online)     Private Facebook group
SciQuest (online)     Voting rights
Discounted CPD     NZVET Mentoring Support
  CPD tracking     Best practice guidelines
Regional Networks   Exclusive member discounts
Special Interest Branches     Eligibility for grants and scholarships
Wellbeing resources     Student events

 
Join now

Criteria
 
Pricing

Retired veterinarians over 65 years of age.

 

Free

 

Benefits

VetScript (hard copy)   Business resources
VetScript (online)   VetNews (email newsletter)
New Zealand Veterinary Journal (online)   Private Facebook group
SciQuest (online)   Voting rights
Discounted CPD   NZVET Mentoring Support
CPD tracking   Best practice guidelines
Regional Networks   Exclusive member discounts
Special Interest Branches   Eligibility for grants and scholarships
Wellbeing resources     Student events

 
Join now

Criteria
 
Pricing

Students attending Massey University's School of Veterinary Science.

 

Free

 

Benefits

  VetScript (hard copy)     Business resources
VetScript (online)   VetNews (email newsletter)
New Zealand Veterinary Journal (online)     Private Facebook group
SciQuest (online)     Voting rights
Discounted CPD     NZVET Mentoring Support
  CPD tracking     Best practice guidelines
Regional Networks   Exclusive member discounts
Special Interest Branches   Eligibility for grants and scholarships
Wellbeing resources   Student events

 

We contact students attending Massey University's School of Veterinary Science each year to offer them free NZVA membership. If you haven't heard from us or you have any questions about membership, please email membership@vets.org.nz.

Criteria
 
Pricing

At the discretion of the NZVA Board.

 

Free

 

Benefits

VetScript (hard copy)   Business resources
VetScript (online)   VetNews (email newsletter)
New Zealand Veterinary Journal (online)   Private Facebook group
SciQuest (online)   Voting rights
Discounted CPD   NZVET Mentoring Support
CPD tracking   Best practice guidelines
Regional Networks   Exclusive member discounts
Special Interest Branches   Eligibility for grants and scholarships
Wellbeing resources     Student events

 

Life membership is at the discretion of the NZVA Board. To apply for life membership, please email membership@vets.org.nz.

Criteria
 
Pricing

Veterinarians living outside New Zealand.

 

Early bird: $249 + GST
Regular: $299 + GST

 

Benefits

  VetScript (hard copy)     Business resources
VetScript (online)   VetNews (email newsletter)
New Zealand Veterinary Journal (online)     Private Facebook group
SciQuest (online)     Voting rights
Discounted CPD     NZVET Mentoring Support
  CPD tracking     Best practice guidelines
Regional Networks   Exclusive member discounts
Special Interest Branches     Eligibility for grants and scholarships
Wellbeing resources     Student events

 
Join now

Pricing

The prices below are for the 2023 membership year. NZVA membership is valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.

  Early bird* Regular
Veterinarian (practising or industry) $799 +GST $899 +GST
Recent graduate $559 +GST $629+GST
Non-practising veterinarian $269 +GST $319 +GST
Associate or overseas veterinarian $249 +GST $299 +GST
Retired, life or student Free Free

 

* Early bird prices are valid until 20 January 2023. Regular prices apply after this date.

Terms and conditions

Please read the NZVA constitution for membership terms and conditions.