- Current students
Academic Programme Manager
School of Environmental and Animal Sciences
New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA)
Laura graduated from Unitec in 2007 with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing. She has spent the past five years working in veterinary hospitals (including a 12 month stint in the UK), primarily in senior nursing and clinic management roles.
Laura has a keen interest in advancing the role of the veterinary nurse with the veterinary industry.
Gates, M.C., Zito, S., Harvey, L.C., Dale, A., & Walker, J.K. (2020). Do Labradors really deserve their 'eat anything' reputation? Does 'middle-age spread' affect our pets. Assessing obesity in our canine companions. 36th World Veterinary Association Congress 26 April - 16 May 2020, Online.
Prior, L., Harvey, L., Gear, R., Cameron, K., & Naden, K. (2019). Understanding the demography of animals presenting to a volunteer veterinary clinic in Tonga. New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association Annual Conference, Auckland.
Gates, M. C., Zito, S., Harvey, L. C., Dale, A., & Walker, J. K. (2019). Assessing obesity in adult dogs and cats presenting for routine vaccination appointments in the North Island of New Zealand using electronic medical records data. New Zealand Veterinary Journal (Vol. 67 (3)).
Naden, K., Harvey, L.C., Prior, L., Gear, R., & Cameron, K. (2019). Identifying the presence of Leptospira spp. in dogs of Tonga. New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Harvey, L.C., Gear, R., Prior, L., Cameron, K., & Naden, K. (2019). Investigating the presence of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) in the Kingdom of Tonga. New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association annual conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Harvey, L. C., & Cameron, K. E. (2018). Comparison of expectations between veterinarians and veterinary nurses in tasks and responsibilities in clinical practice. VNCA Conference 2018, Adelaide, Australia.
Harvey, L. C., Ladyman, R., & Cameron, K. (2017). It looks like a classroom to us. Veterinary Nursing is the pacific. New Zealand National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Harvey, L.C., Ladyman, R., & Dale, A. (2015). Stress and Compassion Fatigue in Veterinary Nurses in New Zealand. British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Congress, Telford, United Kingdom.
Dale, A. R., Salinsky, J., Ladyman, R., Harvey, L.C., Jolly, S., Leong, J., Farrow, A., Trippett, V., Murphy, D., & Walker, J. K. (2015). The comparative welfare status of owned, managed stray and unmanaged strays cats. G2Z (Getting to Zero) National Summit, Queensland.
Harvey, L. C., Ladyman, R., & Dale, A. (2015). What we do, what we should do, and what we want to do; Veterinary Nurses in New Zealand. BVNA Congress 2015, Telford, UK.
Harvey, L. C., & Ladyman, R. (2015). Zoological Society of Auckland Seminal Series: Veterinary Care, Tongan Style - Take 2. Zoological Society of Auckland, Auckland Zoological Park, New Zealand.
Ladyman, R., Harvey, L., and Gussey, A. (2014). Veterinary nursing students help out in Tonga. VetScript (Vol. April).
Harvey, L.C., Ladyman, R., and Gussey, A. (2014). Veterinary Nursing students support charity veterinary clinic in Tonga. The New Zealand Veterinary Nurse (Vol. March).