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  • NZVNA CONFERENCE 2019 - Heritage Hotel, Auckland - 14th and 15th June

    We are extremely excited to advise that our Keynote speaker will be Dr Dan Brockman

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    Daniel Brockman BVSc CertVR CertSAO DipACVS DipECVS - Professor of Small Animal Surgery

    Daniel works with the Soft Tissue Surgery Service and is leader of the cardiac surgery team at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He has particular interest in surgical management of cardiac disease, vascular disease, wound management, plastic and reconstructive surgery and gastrointestinal surgery. Daniel is ‘head of group’ looking at therapies for congenital and acquired cardiac disease. These include valve replacement for valvular disease, open patch graft for pulmonic stenosis and palliative shunting for cyanotic heart disease.


    NZVA/NZVNA Conference 2018 -

    Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton
    19th and 20th June, 2018

    Keynote speaker - Amy Newfield, 
    Amy is currently employed at BluePearl Massachusetts in Waltham, Massachusetts as the National Technician Training Manager. In 2003 she became boarded as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. She is currently the president of the Academy of Emergency and Critical Care Technicians.Amy is well published in over 15 subjects, is an international speaker, has received numerous awards and highly involved in her community. She was awarded the 2014 NAVC Technician Speaker of the Year and the 2015 Western Veterinary Conference Speaker of the Year

    The 2017 conference was held at the Heritage Hotel, Auckland on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August.
    As it was our 25th Anniversary we celebrated with a masked ball in the Grand Tearoom on Friday evening.
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Our keynote speaker was Dr David Church.
David is currently Professor of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. He has spent over 30 years in small animal specialist practices and is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications on companion animal endocrinology and small animal medicine. He is a long-standing advocate of the benefits of the integrated veterinary team and specifically the role of the veterinary nurse in optimising patient management and quality of life. As a co-founder of VetCompass, he is also passionate about developing mechanisms to define and understand the disorders encountered in general practice and how to optimise their management

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Proceedings from the Conference can be found here


NZVNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015 - Rydges Hotel, Auckland


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NZVNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014 - Claudelands, Hamilton


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NZVNA SPRING BREAK - 2013- Monaco Resort, Nelson



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NZVNA CONFERENCE - "The Heart of Practice"

JUNE 19TH - 21ST 2012

Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton

Another great conference over.  We had a lot of fun at the vet nurses dinner, celebrating our 20th anniversary

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  • NZVNA Journal
  • HR and OSH advice
  • Reduced Conference fees
  • SciQuest Veterinary Nursing Library
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