Veterinarians discuss veterinary clinic sustainability – Dr Francesca Brown + Dr Rose Unsworth + Dr Liza Schneider

This is the first episode in the series about Vet Clinic Sustainability

Dr Rose Unsworth – Companion Animal Veterinarian

Complementary Veterinary Medicine Branch of the NZVA. 

Previous Paws Claws Wet Noses guest episodes

Episode 09

Episode 21

Vet Clinic Sustainability - Dr Rose Unsworth
Dr Rose Unsworth
Vet Clinic Sustainability - Dr Francesca Brown
Dr Francesca Brown

Dr Francesca Brown

Head of Programmes and Principal Lecturer, Vet, Nursing Education and Chair, Educational Standards committee at Otago Polytech.  

Previous Paws Claws Wet Noses guest episodes

Episode 28

Episode 29

Dr Liza Schneider – Companion Animal Veterinarian

Principal and owner of award winning Holistic Vets in Tauranga.   

Liza established Holistic Vets in 2003. 

You’ll hear more about Liza’s journey next week.

Vet Clinic Sustainability - Dr Liza Schneider
Dr Liza Schneider

Links mentioned in this podcast

Sustainable Vet Practice – NZ – Facebook

Sustainable Vet Practice – NZ – Instagram

Dr Francesca Brown – email

Petition to Get2Vets into NZ

Get2VetsNZ Petition:

Allocate two MIQ spaces per week to visa-approved veterinarians

Petition request

That the House of Representatives require the allocation of two Managed Isolation & Quarantine (MIQ) spaces per week to allow veterinarians who have been approved by Immigration New Zealand to enter New Zealand.

Petition reason

I – Julie South – believe New Zealand has a dire veterinarian shortage and urgently needs vets from overseas.

Even though Immigration NZ has approved special exceptions for veterinarians to work in New Zealand, they are waiting what I believe are extreme lengths of time for MIQ spaces. In my view, human and animal welfare are at crisis levels because clinics are closing and withdrawing after-hours emergency services, and veterinary professionals’ mental health is at crisis levels.


Love Your Vet Nurse Lunch Time Shout Winners

We’re super-excited to announce the following clinics each won a lunchtime shout from VetStaff. Once everyone’s back in-clinic and can enjoy a lunch together (as opposed to split teams because of different lockdown levels in New Zealand) we’ll deliver to you:

Pet Doctors – Tristram Street Clinic

Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Clinic

Pet Doctors St Lukes & Exotic Centre

CareVets Chartwell

Tauranga Vet Services


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