All people working as veterinarians in New Zealand must by law (Veterinarians Act 2005) be registered with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand and hold a current practising certificate.
The links on the left of this page and below will direct you to the services that the Council provides and the duties it performs:

Complaints Investigation Outcomes
To view the outcomes from investigations of a selection of complaint cases, please visit the CAC Outcomes page.
Other functions of Council include:

  • Provision of advice to government and Massey University on issues relating to veterinarians, their education and their practice
  • Development of policy and procedures to implement the Veterinarians Act e.g. on the recognition of universities, degree training programmes and assessment programmes and recognition of specialist branches of veterinary practice
  • Liaison with Australian and other overseas veterinary registration bodies