Wildlife Society

of the NZVA

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The Wildlife Society of the NZVA was formed to enhance veterinary contributions to the welfare and management of New Zealand's native wildlife, to support research in this field, and to encourage conservation of threatened species.

We do this by:

  • Assisting in the veterinary management of New Zealand native wildlife through the sharing of general and technical information
  • Producing the technical publication Kokako and a newsletter three times per year
  • Running a Google discussion group
  • Holding an annual conference to share ideas and encourage conservation of threatened species

Contact us

You can get in touch with our committee at wildlife@vets.org.nz, or through the NZVA office.

Wildlife Society Membership

From 2021, membership is included for NZVA members as part of your annual subscription fee – sign-up when you join or renew your membership. Or, to join outside the membership renewal period please email membership@vets.org.nz.

Wildlife Society Members' Content

NZVA members can access member only content by logging into the NZVA website and selecting the links in the left navigation.

Wildlife Society Committee

Kate McInnes (President), Melanie Leech (Secretary), Harry Taylor (Treasurer), Anthony Paul Prosee (Editor), Kelly Buckle, Pauline Howard, and Samuel Lee.

Annual Conference

This year’s Wildlife Conference will be a part of the larger NZVA November conference. We’ll still have the great range of member talks, workshops and fieldtrips. Keep an eye out on the NZVA 2021 Conference site for more details!

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The next AGM will be held at our 2021 conference in Christchurch in November 2021. See the NZVA 2021 Conference site for more details.