Membership Criteria

Membership of the Association is open to anyone working in the area of animal care, including Zoo Hospital Staff, Rural Veterinary Technicians - in fact anyone interested in animal welfare.

Full Membership

Holds a formal veterinary nursing qualification recognised by the NZVA ANTECH Board. E.g.:

  • National Certificate or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Massey)
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (UCOL)
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Unitec)
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Wintec)
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Otago)
  • National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (SIT)
  • British Veterinary Nursing qualification
  • US Veterinary Technicians
  • Australian Veterinary Nurses

Full members are entitled to vote on matters of importance and hold Office within the Association.

You will be asked to upload your qualification document as proof of qualification during the online enrolment process

Associate Membership

Is open to all persons not within the "Full Membership" category. Associate members do not have voting rights and may not hold Office within the Association.

You will be asked to upload a brief document explaining why you would like to become an Associate member during the online enrolment process

Student Membership

 is available to people who enrol on a NZVA recognised Veterinary Nursing, Animal Care or Rural Animal Technology course and provide a copy of an acceptance letter.  A Student membership fee is offered for courses commencing in a new  Academic year  
Student members continuing to study towards a Diploma or by distance learning may renew their membership at the student rate

You will be asked to upload proof of enrolment as a student during the online enrolment process

Overseas Membership

Australia - NZ$125
Rest of World - NZ$185

Criteria for overseas membership is the same as for NZ membership.

If you would prefer to fill in a membership application form please click on 'Join Now!' in the left column
If you have any questions regarding membership, feel free to contact the membership secretary, membership@nzvna.org.nz
or phone 0800 868 773