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What is the MVM?

The MVM programme offers a flexible, modular system of study which allows practicing veterinarians to choose from a wide range of companion animal, production animal, equine  and epidemiology courses (papers). Each course is designed for distance study and will advance a student's knowledge and skills beyond that obtained in their primary veterinary degree. Papers can be completed for continuing education or put towards a Master of Veterinary Medicine or other qualification.

Massey University has an excellent reputation for veterinary teaching, and it is an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-accredited provider. Massey is also New Zealand's premier distance education provider.

The Master of Veterinary Medicine programme provides high quality, accessible, and relevant continuing education for practicing veterinarians in a conventional academic structure. Veterinarians worldwide have used the programme to build on existing competencies. The MVM can also further develop technical knowledge and skills in particular fields of general (non-specialist) veterinary practice. Students explore effective problem-solving strategies within the constraints of general veterinary practice. In the process, MVM students strengthen confidence in skills and approach to cases.

The programme strengthens skills in sourcing and evaluation of literature relevant to clinical practice. Reflection and self-assessment facilitate self-directed and life-long learning.

All courses in the MVM programme are delivered by distance learning, and there is no restriction on where in the world students may reside. Contact workshops are held in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Attending these workshops is strongly recommended, but not compulsory. However, for the capstone courses 118.851, 118.852 and 118.853, attendance at the contact workshop (either in person or online) is compulsory. All courses require a computer and internet access.

You may view a list of available qualifications or see endorsements for qualifications.

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