New Zealand Register of Veterinarians
Finding a veterinarian
You can locate a veterinarian by either surname, OR by the region in which the veterinarian works. Please note that searching
by both surname and region may not produce the required results, as some veterinarians may be listed under another region, as
regions are very specific.
To locate a veterinary specialist, please click here.
Enter the required information into the boxes below, then click on the Search button.
You can also search for a veterinarian by forename(s); to do this use the Adobe search (Ctrl-F) option to search the PDF file, and enter the name(s) you’re looking for.
Click here for a PDF file of the Register of Practising Veterinarians.
Click here for a PDF file of the Register of Non Practising Veterinarians.
Click on this link for a list of Veterinary Specialists (will open a new window).
Click here for the Council's policy on the Register of Veterinarians and publicly available information.
Only those practitioners who are registered and hold a practising certificate are entitled to practise as veterinarians in New Zealand.
This online register is updated three times a week and contains details of:
- registered practitioners who hold current practising certificates;
- registered practitioners who have advised the Council they are not currently practising (ie have requested to be listed on the
register as non practising status but are not entitled to practise as veterinarians during the practising year ending 31 March) or
- practitioners whose registration has been removed or suspended and are therefore not entitled to practise
- any conditions on the veterinarian’s practice
If you cannot locate the veterinarian you are looking for this may mean that their application for registration or a practising certificate
is still being processed, or they have changed their address (if you are searching under ‘regions’). However this could also mean that they
do not hold a current practising certificate (or non practising status).
In such circumstances please contact the Council office on 04 473 9600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.