Our strategy


   Our vision is for New Zealand to have the world's most trusted veterinary profession. You can download a 1-page summary of our strategic plan here.

What we do

  The Veterinarians Act charges us with protecting the public interest by ensuring vets are competent to practise. We do this by:
  • Registering vets who are properly trained and qualified
  • Setting and monitoring the standards vets must meet
  • Promoting high standards of veterinary education and conduct
  • Accrediting and monitoring training institutions for vets
  • Issuing vets with annual practising certificates
  • dealing with concerns about vets' performance, professional conduct or health and taking action where necessary
  • Advising and making recommendations to the Minister of Agriculture and Massey University on things related to vets, veterinary education and veterinary science.


Our values

  Our values summarise the way we work and what is important to us. 

Together, we:

  • Care we are considerate and fair
  • Collaborate we work as a team
  • Adapt we develop ourselves and our services
Ko te pae tawhiti whāia kia tata, ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tīna
Seek out distant horizons and cherish those you attain