|dc.description||The New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.||en
|dc.description.abstract||This report on the Veterinary Club movement in New Zealand is made up
of two parts.
Firstly I have researched and detailed a brief history of the development
of the Veterinary profession in New Zealand with particular emphasis
on the promotion of veterinary clubs as a means of achieving the rapid
increase of professional services required by the post-war livestock
farming boom. The successful achievement of an adequate farmers
veterinary service in all but a few isolated areas in about ten years
can be largely attributed to the Veterinary Services Council set up in
1946 to promote and encourage the provision of an efficient veterinary
service for the owners of livestock in New Zealand.
After a period of consolidation including the establishment of regional
diagnostic stations and the veterinary facility at Massey University
the Vet Club movement and its parent body the V.S.C. are now at the crossroads
and considering their respective roles in the modern farming world.
Ttlei r his Lory ~rovid es a useful r ec ord of and tribute to the achievements
of those involved in that it gives an insight to the reasons for the
decisions made over the last few years and under consideration at this
very time regarding the future role of the Veterinary Services Council.
Secondly I have attempted to examine and analyse the issues involved
as to whether the V.S.C. in its present form is the appropriate body
for its future twin roles of firstly acting as the parent body to the
63 Veterinary clubs involved in the provision of clinical services to
livestock and secondly in the promotion of a practitioners advisory
service in a role of preventive veterinary medicine.||en
|dc.publisher||Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme.||en
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme report||en
|dc.rights||Copyright © The Author.||en
|dc.subject||Veterinary Services Council||en
|dc.title||The veterinary club movement in NZ||en
|lu.contributor.unit||Kellogg Rural Leaders||en
|dc.subject.anzsrc||07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences||en