Shortage of medical professionals in New Zealand
The grass is always greener on the other side...
Have you ever considered a working holiday in New Zealand?

Your chances of finding a suitable position have never been better! New Zealand has a huge shortfall for Veterinarians and ALPHA IMPACT is currently recruiting candidates to live and work in New Zealand!

Qualified veterinary professionals (Veterinary Surgeons) are on the shortage list for skilled migrants (category 234711, BVS or equivalent) and a eligible to apply for a visa if their degree is approved for registration by the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.

What does this mean?
Under current registration policy VCNZ registration without further examination is granted to graduates with primary veterinary degrees from those schools which have been assessed and approved by an internationally recognised `authority` having a rigorous assessment and review process.
Not all of the EU member state qualifications are eligible for Registration in New Zealand.
The governing body, the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) only accepts registrations from recognized Universities and Institutions, listed below:
VCNZ Recognised Schools

Veterinary Schools Accreditation Advisory Committee (VSAAC)
VCNZ recognises veterinary degrees from these schools accredited by VSAAC:
New Zealand: Massey
Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Murdoch, Queensland
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

VCNZ recognises veterinary degrees from these schools accredited by RCVS:
United Kingdom: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol, Cambridge and London
South Africa: Pretoria
NB Registration is also granted to holders of MRCVS by examination.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
The VCNZ recognises veterinary degrees from these schools accredited by AVMA:
USA: Auburn, California, Colorado State, Cornell, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisiana State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina State, Ohio State; Oklahoma State; Oregon State; Pennsylvania; Purdue; Tennessee; Texas A & M; Tufts; Tuskegee; Virginia-Maryland; Washington State; Wisconsin-Madison

Canada: Montreal; Guelph; Prince Edward Island; Saskatchewan
Europe: Utrecht
Ireland: National University of Ireland (Dublin) graduates from 2004 onwards only
NB Registration is available for those who have successfully completed the USA Certificate of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) or the Canadian National Examination Board Licensing Examination (NEB) for foreign graduates, as long as they fulfil other eligibility criteria required by VCNZ.

Registration by Examination
If you received your primary degree from a university that is not on the above list of recognised institutions above then you may be entitled to apply for registration by examination. The examination is the New Zealand National Veterinary Examination (NZNVE). The exams are conducted by Massey University in Palmerston North and are hold twice yearly.

Veterinary Locums and those interested to work in permanent positions New Zealand should contact ALPHA IMPACT LOCUMS and submit a letter of interest as well as their C.V!

View Archived News

Alpha Impact Ltd. - Terms of Use

To access our website go to further contact information can be found by on our website. By using our website you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions of use, as they apply to your use of/ or access to our website.

The contents of our website are protected by international copyright laws and other intellectual property rights. The owner of these rights is Alpha Impact (UK) Limited or other third party licensors. All product and company names and logos mentioned in our website are the trademarks, service marks or trading names of their respective owners, including us.

You may download material from our website for the sole purpose of placing an order with us or using our website as for a knowledge resource. However, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, attempt to upload, post, transmit or distribute, by any means or in any manner, any material or information on or downloaded from our website including but not limited to text, graphics, video, messages, code and/or software without our prior written consent, except where expressly invited to do so, for example in order to complete.

Unless specifically provided, we make no representations whatsoever about any other websites which you may access through our website or which may link to our website. When you access any other websites you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over the content or availability of that website. In addition, a link to any other site does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use of, such a website and shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through any other web or resource. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to our website administrator by emailing

Alpha Impact reserves the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our website or the content or services available through it, including your access to it. Unless explicitly stated any new features including new content and/or the sale of new Products/ Services shall be subject to these terms and conditions.

We will try to make our website available but cannot guarantee that our website will operate continuously or without interruptions or be error free and can accept no liability for its unavailability. You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of our website and in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router or any other internet connected device.

When registering or ordering from Alpha Impact Ltd you must ensure that the Personal Information you provide is accurate and complete and that all ordering or registration details (where applicable) contain your correct name, address and other requested details. You authorize us to use, store or otherwise process any personal information which relates to and identifies you, including but not limited to your name and address, to the extent reasonably necessary to provide the Services which are available through our website by us or our sub-contractors. If you obtain or choose to buy Services through our website then we may collect information about your buying behavior and if you send us personal correspondence such as e-mails or letters then we may collect this information into a file specific to you (together, the various purposes set out in this paragraph and in our privacy policy shall be known as 'the Purposes'). All such information collected by us shall be referred to in these terms and conditions as 'Personal Information. If you would like to update or modify any part of your Personal Information then you should email

In addition, the following also applies to all messages, e-mails, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted by you to us ('Content'): you must own or have the right to submit the Content; you must ensure that all Content submitted to us does not infringe the copyright, design, privacy, publicity, data protection, trademark or any other rights of any third party, nor be obscene, abusive, threatening, libelous or defamatory of any person or be otherwise unlawful; and you have sole responsibility for the Content which you submit to us and you shall indemnify and shall keep us fully and effectively indemnified on demand from and against all losses and liabilities (including legal costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us and arising directly or indirectly out of the publication of Content submitted by you to us which may form part of an application or registration of some sort.

In accordance with the Act when you register with us Alpha Impact may choose to write to you or send you a newsletter containing information which we feel may be of interest to you.

Alpha Impact is a registered Trade Mark of Alpha Impact Ltd. All rights reserved