The value of a VN has been spoken of regularly, but have you ever considered how many skills and tasks make up the overall nursing role, and what this translate to in monetary terms? JaneRVN, with the help of a Parental Salary calculator, tots up the numbers...10 mins
Uniquely positioned to advise and support the public on matters of animal welfare, the UK veterinary profession needs to be a strong and identifiable voice that rises above the noise on social media.
In her latest blog for Vet Times, JaneRVN lays out her job expansion plans for the coming months – including embracing her RCVS VN council calling.
Jane Davidson asks whether more should be done to prepare clients for their pet’s hair loss post-surgery – using the example of Ollie the cat, documented on Twitter by her owners Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon.
Jane Davidson addresses the situations where clients call ”to see the male vet” instead of ”one of the young female vets”, and what the industry can do to tackle this line of thinking.
Jane Davidson reveals the first rule of OSCE Club, which is a necessary step to creating some exam-worthy accessories.
Misplacing or being unable to spot things in front of them are the most common causes of "the Vet Look", says vet nurse Jane Davidson. But you don't need St Anthony or an eagle-eyed VN to help, it just requires a simple routine.
RVN Jane Davidson reflects on how she came to land her dream job and discover a flair for writing – something that may never have come to light if life had not thrown a few curveballs...
Using images and words found on the internet for presentations or social media can seem like a quick solution. But Jane Davidson has a few words of warning for those unaware of the law and encourages the profession to lead the way for fair copyright use.
While mourning the passing of her wilful ward, RVN Jane Davidson recounts their time together as a warning to those considering the purchase of a brachycephalic breed due to their “cute” factor.
Jane Davidson touches on and provides uncomplicated solutions to that moment when, while restraining a patient, the client steps too close and ends up accidentally stroking you.
In the run up to Christmas, RVN Jane Davidson challenges the traditional view of this time of year and suggests a few veterinary-specific definitions for festive phrases.
As the festive season kicks into gear, RVN Jane Davidson mulls on how to advise unsuspecting clients on being clued-up about the dangers of internet puppy sellers, especially via social media.
Jane Davidson kicks off #PlanVetRVN and encourages vets and VNs to delegate work better within the team to provide less stress for vets, better job satisfaction for nurses and better results for patients.
Jane Davidson looks back on her original article on the impact of in-practice training and EMS for vets and VNs, acknowledging how the system has changed and advanced in the past four years.
Jane Davidson reports back on an RCVS pilot for its new leadership and management course, and discovered if it supported her belief all that VNs are leaders.
Jane Davidson provides a helpful guide on how you can gather information via social media, while making sure the details gained are relevant and used transparently.
Jane Davidson asks, despite those in the profession playing a bigger role, why IV placement is deemed the “headline act” for a vet nurse's skill set?
Jane Davidson reflects on what she considers the biggest challenge when working at a new practice – finding where the needles are kept.
RVN Jane Davidson dresses down pet owners who forgo modesty to overshare information about themselves during a consult and warns new grads of unexpected nudity in the practice.
Jane Davidson details that knowing whether your dog walker is covered by your insurance is not as simple as it seems and has some advice for those unsure.
Jane Davidson muses on whether learning communities are the future for VN and vet teaching, especially helping those in vet nursing find a cohesive identity.
Do you sometimes struggle to get the information you need from a client – especially in an emergency? Jane Davidson reveals her own go-to term that helps direct a conversation and add much-needed focus.
Jane Davidson tackles this issue, stressing why it doesn't matter which building vet professionals get their degree from, what's important is their support during work-based learning and their work ethic.
In light of the imminent anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, RVN Jane Davidson discusses the importance of pet safety in the home – and how having an evacuation plan could be a lifesaver on both a human and animal level.
As a proud #spoonie, Jane Davidson reveals how she copes with her debilitating health issues and chronic fatigue after a little help from her friends and paddling down the canal at BSAVA Congress.
In time for Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Jane Davidson hammers home the importance of RVNs using and taking pride in the veterinary nursing title, as well as not falling into the code-breaking trap when it comes to the RCVS' rules and regulations.
After an exhausting but fulfilling weekend in Birmingham, Jane looks back at a BSAVA Congress that saw her speak about vlogging, launch an environmental initiative and manage to avoid falling in the canal.
It may be personal, it may be 'unspoken', but Jane Davidson is throwing down the gauntlet on the biological and emotional roller coaster that is hormones, and how, for female RVNs, they have a lot to answer for...
As “found pet” groups become more prevalent on the internet, RVN blogger Jane Davidson relives the time she found a lost cat to explain the strong feelings that come with temporary “ownership”.