Awards, Grants and Scholarships

Awards, Grants and Scholarships


NZVA Awards

The NZVA Board call for nominations in September for the following awards:

  • Honorary Life Membership Award
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • President's Award

How to make a nomination

Please view the criteria under the titles below and send your nomination to the NZVA Chief Executive during the nomination period (September to December).

Please include:

  • the nominee’s full Curriculum Vitae (CV) with bibliography
  • a cover letter with a brief overview of the nominee’s professional background
  • a statement outlining the nominee’s work (including community service) in relation to the award and its criteria.

This award recognises individuals whose contribution to New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has been of an exceptional nature. 

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This award acknowledges individuals who deserve special recognition for outstanding service on behalf of the Association and its members.

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This award recognises meritorious service to the veterinary profession in the broadest sense. 

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From time to time the NZVA is approached to support the nomination of individuals for New Zealand honours. Normally, these individuals would be veterinarians who are members of the Association. However, there may be non-veterinarians, whose contribution to the community is well known to the Association, whom the NZVA may consider nominating for an honour. Nominations for the award are called through an announcement in the October edition of VetScript.

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Companion Animal Veterinarians Grants and Scholarships

This grant supports a Companion Animal Veterinarians (CAV) branch member to spend a week in specialist practice, selecting from a wide range of veterinary medicine disciplines – feline medicine, surgery, pathology, and dermatology.

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This scholarship provides assistance for veterinary educators to attend advanced level continuing education events outside New Zealand, in exchange for articles, reports and presentations on their area of interest. It is open to both CAV members and non-members. Successful applicants are usually specialists in their field but we also support those who have developed advanced skills in a specialist area.

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The Companion Animal Health Foundation was registered as a charitable entity in 2006 and attracts sponsors, bequests and donations that are distributed in accordance with the trust deeds overarching aim - that all projects must be of benefit to companion animals in New Zealand.

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Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians Scholarship Award

The Neil Bruère Scholarship Award is an initiative to provide funding for individual clinical practitioners to undertake district-level investigatory or research work. Applications for the award are open to all members of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians and, in exceptional circumstances, to other appropriately qualified individuals with a close affinity to sheep and beef cattle production and health.

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Wildlife Society Grants

The MCMF Grant is awarded to students engaging in research that is practicable and relevant to current wildlife concerns. The research should enhance veterinary contributions to the welfare and management of New Zealand's wildlife and promote communication among both veterinarians and non-veterinarians with expertise in wildlife management and research. It should also encourage conservation, especially by veterinary contributions, to the management of threatened species.

For more information email wildlife@vets.org.nz

The Wildlife Society Practitioners Grant is a new fund established in 2013 to provide support to veterinarians in practice who have a strong interest in further developing their veterinary skills in native New Zealand wildlife species. The grant can be used for funding continuing education in this field either through online courses and/or practical placements at wildlife veterinary centres. Our purpose for such a fund is to increase the skills of general practice veterinarians in wildlife medicine and surgery and to promote the benefits of treating wildlife in practice.

For more information email wildlife@vets.org.nz