• The comparative welfare status of owned, managed stray and unmanaged strays cats 

      Dale, Arnja; Salinsky, Jodi; Ladyman, Rebecca; Harvey, Laura; Jolly, S.; Leong, J.; Farrow, A.; Trippett, V.; Murphy, D.; Walker, Jessica (2015-09)
      Stray cats are an extremely polarising issue in New Zealand drawing regular media attention often with reports of reduced welfare. With the aim of collecting empirical data to investigate this, we developed and validated ...
    • International differences in the journey toward compulsory veterinary nurse registration 

      Harvey, Laura; Ladyman, Rebecca; Farnworth, Mark (Mark Allen Group - MA Health Care Ltd., 2014-11)
      This paper seeks to explore the veterinary nursing profession and its regulation using five countries as examples, namely the United Kingdom (UK), New Zealand, Australia, the Republic of Ireland and the United States of ...
    • Stress and compassion fatigue in veterinary nurses in New Zealand 

      Harvey, Laura; Ladyman, Rebecca; Dale, Arnja (2015-10)
      Work-related stress and compassion fatigue are widely acknowledged in animal-related professions. There has been very little research focus on these issues for veterinary nurses. We investigated the prevalence of ...
    • Veterinary nursing students help out in Tonga 

      Ladyman, Rebecca; Harvey, Laura; Gussey, Angela (New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association, 2014-04)
      For one week during December last year, a team from Unitec's Diploma in Veterinary Nursing Programme participated in a veterinary clinic as part of the volunteer programme run by South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) on the ...
    • What we do, what we should do, and what we want to do : veterinary nurses in New Zealand 

      Harvey, Laura; Ladyman, Rebecca; Dale, Arnja (2015-10)
      Unregulated profession No protection of title Three qualifications Certificate (1 year of study) Diploma (2 years of study) Bachelor (3 years of study) Lack of a guaranteed and standardised skill-based learning, ...
    • Zoological Society of Auckland seminal series : Veterinary care, Tongan style - take 2 

      Harvey, Laura; Ladyman, Rebecca (2015-08)
      Who are we? Unitec Institute of Technology Department of Natural Sciences Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (DVN) Two year course >100 students The Idea: To immerse a group of first and second year DVN students in unique ...