2024 WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines webinar

The long-awaited 2024 the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines are now available!


Date: Tuesday 13 August 2024
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Online via Zoom 


The Companion Animal Veterinarians branch (CAV) of the NZVA is excited to host Dr Richard Squires for a webinar highlighting the latest principles for vaccinating dogs and cats from the 2024 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) guidelines. As the former Chair of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG), Richard is in an excellent position to share his insights on the guidelines, which will be widely used by companion animal veterinarians in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This webinar will cover:

  • core and non-core vaccines
  • current and emerging themes in cat and dog vaccinology
  • the role that maternally derived antibody (MDA) plays in designing vaccine programmes for puppies and kittens
  •  key changes from the 2015 WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines.

We hope to have time at the end of the session to answer your questions on this important topic.


Dr Richard Squires

Dr Richard Squires graduated as a veterinarian from Bristol University in 1982. After a spell in general practice, he obtained clinical training at the Universities of Cambridge and Pennsylvania and research training at Glasgow University. He is a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and he holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Diploma of Veterinary Radiology. His PhD involved a hunt for endogenous retroviral elements in canine genomic DNA. Richard held faculty positions at the Universities of Liverpool, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Massey University prior to taking up a position at James Cook University in 2007. Throughout much of his career, Richard has taught and assessed veterinary students in the broad field of small animal internal medicine. Most of his research has been on canine and feline infectious diseases. Richard has been a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Vaccination Guidelines Group since 2010 and was Chair of the committee from 2020–23. He has recently been working to revise and update the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines. Richard retired from James Cook University in August 2022 but continues to work actively as a volunteer for WSAVA. He also teaches part time for other universities.


NZVA and NZVNA members: Complimentary
Non-members: $20


Liz Earl
Veterinary Coordinator