Understanding the importance of Continuing Education and career progression, NZVNA has been working with our Industry Partners to create scholarships with our members in mind.

Kathy Waugh Leadership Scholarship

Kathy Waugh joined the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) Executive Committee (then Council) in 2000. Over this time, Kathy has held a number of portfolios – from President, Treasurer, to Membership Secretary, and everything in between, with most of our members having talked with her directly over her 21 year (voluntary) role on the Executive Committee. Kathy was a talented veterinary nurse and practice manager, and has a passion for continuing education and giving back to her profession. The NZVNA recognises how Kathy’s contribution and leadership skills have helped advance our community to where we are today and, to acknowledge and remember this outstanding contribution into the future of veterinary nursing and our association in Aotearoa, has established a scholarship in her name.

The Kathy Waugh Leadership Scholarship will assist veterinary nurses towards achieving their career goals, and will support future leaders of our profession. This scholarship will provide the successful recipient with $2000 towards the advancement of their career and leadership goals.

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Kathy Waugh Leadership Scholarship 2023 T&C's

Terms and Conditions

Failure to meet any of the requirements set out in the Kathy Waugh Leadership Scholarship application as well as these terms and conditions will result in rejection of the application, a decision made entirely at the discretion of the NZVNA and scholarship selection panel.

Applications must be emailed to and received no later than 5:00pm on November 17th 2022

The successful recipient must be:

A qualified veterinary nurse or allied veterinary health professional that is currently employed within the veterinary industry.

A financial member of the NZVNA

A NZ citizen or permanent resident currently residing in New Zealand

The scholarship will be used towards continuing education that advances leadership

The continuing education may be offered through a recognised institution in New Zealand or Overseas

Payment of monies in this scholarship will be awarded on confirmation of enrolment into a continuing education course

The monies awarded with this scholarship must be spent within 12 months of receiving this award or the scholarship will be classed as null and void

Proof of payment must be provided to the NZVNA

Vet Services Veterinary Nursing Scholarships

Vet Services Veterinary Nursing Scholarships.

Vet Services Hawkes Bay, Vet Services Dannevirke & Vet Services Wairarapa are proud to offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking studies in a Veterinary Nursing programme through an approved New Zealand tertiary educational provider.

The scholarships are open to all NZ citizen’s or permanent residents studying a NZ certificate in Animal Technology (level 5), a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (level 6), or a Bachelor in Veterinary Nursing (level 7). Applicants can be studying either full time or part time.

Successful candidates will receive a scholarship towards their Veterinary Nursing study fees and will have the opportunity to complete a minimum of 4 weeks paid practical work experience with Vet Services Hawkes Bay, Vet Services Dannevirke or Vet Services Wairarapa.

Online applications for these scholarships open from 1st February 2023 and will close 3rd March 2023

Follow this link to learn more or click here to start your application.