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The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) welcomes membership from all veterinarians registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (including overseas veterinarians who are NZ registered). We also offer associate membership to non-veterinarians working in the industry. Find more information about associate membership below.

To join the NZVA click here.

Once we have received your application we'll check all your information is correct and put your application to the Board for final approval. Once approved we will send you your login details to access member only areas of our website

Please note there are no hard copy forms for applying to become a member of the NZVA. Registration is online only.

Renew your membership here >>

If your membership is up for renewal you will see a button at the top of the page linked to above prompting you to go through the renewal process.

Please note there are no hard copy forms for renewing your membership. Registration is online only.

Find more information about the advantages of belonging to the NZVA here.

Find more information on our branches and the benefits of subscribing to a branch here.

Important note: Membership pricing change

On 8 September 2017, we adjusted our pre-GST membership prices to overcome a technical glitch in our operating system. The adjustment means that our GST-inclusive prices are all slightly lower than before. The pricing changes are shown in full on the before and after comparison table. The membership fees below apply for the rest of 2017.

Membership categories

Pricing is inclusive of GST

NZVA Members
Vet - Full time $ 1003.95
Vet - Part-time (up to 30 hours per week)                 $ 509.45
Vet - 1st year graduate $ 509.45
Vet - 2nd year graduate $ 509.45
Vet - Post graduate (studying full time) $ 209.30
Vet - Time out (parental leave, illness, sabbatical etc) $ 209.30
Vet - Retired $ 209.30
Vet - Overseas (online access only, no GST payable) $ 210.00
 Vet - Student* (veterinary science student at approved institution) $ 0.00 
*All BVSc students receive a complimentary online membership.

Associate Members
Associate $ 209.30
Large Animal Veterinary Technicians (LAVT) $ 97.75

Special interest branches
Camelid Branch $ 29.90
Club Practitioners Branch $ 9.20
Companion Animal Veterinarians Branch
1st year graduate
Deer Branch $ 94.30
Epidemiology and Animal Health Management Branch  $ 19.55
Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Biosecurity Branch $ 49.45
Complementary Veterinary Medicine Branch
1st year graduate
Industry Branch $ 39.10
New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association
$ 149.50
Pig Veterinary Society $ 24.15
Retired Veterinarians Branch $ 9.20
Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians $ 124.20
Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians
1st year graduate
Wildlife Society
1st year graduate


*Massey University Veterinary School students can take up free online membership to the NZVA and any of our special interest branches. They are not entitled to vote at meetings or be elected to office.Massey University students receive complimentary membership to our special interest branches

**Please note that special interest branch (SIB) memberships are a fixed price throughout the membership year and are non-refundable. You can join as many SIBs as you wish. At the start of each membership year, all members will be asked to select/confirm all the SIBs they wish to belong to for the next 12 months.

We offer associate membership to non-veterinarians working within the veterinary industry.

We offer complimentary membership to veterinary students.

Find more information on student membership here.

We are currently running a pilot branch for Large Animal Veterinary Technicians. If you would like to join this branch please select from the appropriate member type in the application.

Find more information about this branch here.

Contact the membership team at or call us at the national office on 04 471 0484.