About Vet Futures

Vet Futures Aotearoa is an industry-wide response to the need to ensure a sustainable future for veterinary professionals. It involves representatives from all key veterinary organisations in Aotearoa.

This collaborative approach encourages veterinary professionals to contribute to the programme by providing insight and ideas for how the industry could look in the future.

Along with workforce development, the Vet Futures Aotearoa team will look at how veterinary businesses maintain viability, look after our people, and continue to provide the best possible care. Topics such as veterinary wellbeing, education, training and leadership will also be considered.

We invite all vets, vet nurses and allied professionals to share their thoughts with us on the future of New Zealand’s veterinary industry.


Relief for veterinarians as profession makes Government's new Green List

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