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New Zealand sheep veterinarians look forward to welcoming and hosting their friends and colleagues from around the world to the 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress (ISVC) to be held in Rotorua 18th – 22nd February 2013.

Rotorua is the geothermal centre of New Zealand with geysers, boiling mud and other thermal wonders aplenty. In addition it could rightly describe itself as the Maori cultural capital of New Zealand. This is all set in a stunning natural setting of 16 lakes surrounded by bush and forest meaning there will be no shortage of attractions and activities for delegates and accompanying persons to enjoy. As a bonus it is surrounded by an extensive sheep faming industry. Visit the Rotorua district website for more information.

Rotorua is situated some 230km south east of Auckland which represents about a 3 hour drive by road or a short 40min flight. 

About The Congress

The International Sheep Veterinary Congress takes place every four years. The theme of the 2013 Congress is ‘Connecting Sheep and Science'. Invited international speakers will be presenting on a variety of topics plus the opportunity exists for anybody to proffer a paper for presentation.

Pre-congress tours have traditionally been a highlight of past ISVC’s and 2 tours showcasing New Zealand's North and South Islands have been developed. Details of a shorter 3 day tour of part of the North Island or a longer 12 day tour of the South Island, thereby giving delegates plenty of choice depending on time and or budget constraints, are available in the Pre-congress Tours section of this website.

A busy social programme for both delegates and accompanying persons is being organised with plenty of opportunities to experience the local culture and take advantage of the summer weather.

Don't forget to sign up for email updates on this website so you can be kept up to date with the congress arrangements as they occur.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rotorua in 2013.
John Smart
Congress Organising Committee Chairman  

For a little taste of what New Zealand has to offer please view the following video:

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