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About Us

Who we are

Healthy Pets NZ is a charity that supports research into improved health and welfare for Kiwi pets. Established by the New Zealand Veterinary Association’s Companion Animal Branch, we’ve been funding research into the big health and welfare issues facing Kiwi pets since 1988.

What we do

We raise funds through sponsorships, bequests and donations for outcome focused research that makes a difference to the lives of Kiwi pets and their owners. Our research helps to improve care, and results in new and better diagnostic investigation and treatment options.

Our researchers seek to publish their results and communicate important findings to the public.

Find out more about our research.

Why is our work important?

Although New Zealand has fewer infectious diseases than many countries, our pets face their own unique health and welfare challenges. There is little government funding to investigate these issues. 

That’s where Healthy Pets New Zealand comes in!

Meet our team.

Want to help? Find out how!