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Season's greetings and happy holidays from the NZVA

Sunday, 11 December 2016  
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We would like to thank our members, volunteers, and stakeholders for all your hard work and support in 2016.

It’s been a year of great progress and change as we finalised the profession’s 2030 Strategy, and began to work together on creating a resilient, sustainable profession that works to advance the wellbeing of the animals, the people, and the environment we all care about so much.

Some of our key achievements in 2016 included:

  • Connecting with veterinarians from Invercargill to Northland on a 12-stop roadshow to discuss the future of our profession and its challenges and opportunities.
  • Holding a fruitful and eye-opening branch summit with veterinary business leaders and volunteers from branches around the country, discussing what we can do to ensure that our profession remains highly relevant and future-proofed.
  • Advocating strongly for responsible dog ownership, and being a key player in the National Cat Management Strategy Group.
  • Holding a highly successful conference, NZVA Worlds InFusion, hosting more than 900 delegates and creating a wonderful networking and learning experience for the profession and industry.

We’ve welcomed, and fondly-farewelled, member volunteers and staff members. We welcomed Julie McDade to the NZVA Board, and two new members to our Senior Leadership Team – Elise Adams (Head of Business and Operations) and Lynley Jenkins (Head of Communications and Engagement).

We will soon say farewell to our lady at the helm after almost a decade, Chief Executive Julie Hood. She will certainly be missed. Julie has been instrumental in ensuring that the veterinary profession and the NZVA are ready to take on a more sustainable approach. We all wish her the very best and look forward to hearing about her new adventures.

Thank you all for your continued support. Enjoy the holiday season, and we look forward to connecting with you again in 2017!

NZVA National Office Holiday Hours

Please note we will be closed from midday Friday December 23rd until 8.30am Wednesday 4th January.