January 2019

Of those removed for non-payment this year – which equates to 2.7% of all RVNs – 150 have subsequently applied for restoration to the register, paying a £123 fee to do so.

3 mins

Carla Finzel is the first winner of monthly Above and Beyond Award, while RVN Anna Wright wins in the revamped Top Tips for January.

8 mins

Two online learning courses unveiled by the International Society of Feline Medicine – one for vets and nurses, and one for receptionists.

4 mins

A range of new small animal online CPD courses aimed at veterinary nurses have gone live today.

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December 2018

The royal college’s network is hosting two day-long, expert-led workshops in Cambridge early in 2019, aimed at fostering innovation.

5 mins

Veterinary Poisons Information Service announces nine-venue UK roadshow aimed at keeping vets and vet nurses up to date in feline and canine toxicology.

2 mins

November 2018

Vet Times blogger Jane Davidson shortlisted in two categories of the UK Blog Awards 2019 and public voting for the winner remains open until 21 December.

4 mins

The East of England Arena and Events Centre in Peterborough will host College of Animal Welfare’s Head Nurse Congress.

3 mins

Student Helen overcomes Asperger's, dyspraxia and dyslexia to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinary nurse, landing Tom Moulton Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment.

4 mins

Mars Petcare and Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition commission study to quantify positive impacts of human animal interaction and pet ownership – particularly for people who are lonely and socially isolated.

2 mins

History made during October’s council meeting when VN council chairman and vice-chairman joined other appointed members and elected representatives for event at college’s HQ.

2 mins

“I really believe this is a field VNs can have a huge impact on in terms of patient outcomes and I am keen to support all nurses in setting up these clinics” – John Redbond, dermatology nurse advisor.

5 mins

The VetCPD course, launching on 19 November, will focus on nursing of paediatric and geriatric patients, and cover five modules.

3 mins

Delegates benefit from packed programme, including more than 8,000 hours of CPD, an exhibition boasting more than 100 stands and a range of social functions.

3 mins

BVNA and British Veterinary Dental Association Oral Care Nurse qualification breaks 2,000 completion barrier – smashing initial target of 300 nurses training in first year.

3 mins

Five modules over three weeks will cover subjects such as “Emergency care of neonates and paediatric patients” and “Anaesthesia of geriatric patients”.

3 mins

October 2018

Veterinary nurse Tyrina Gibson scoops Blue Cross British Vet Nurse of the Year Award for tireless passion in helping pets.

3 mins

The RCVS has defended its decision to publish a mindfulness activity book for BVNA Congress after it was later criticised by some delegates.

7 mins

“This is a new move for both the veterinary nurse education establishment and VetPartners” – RVN Lisa Bugh, Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing.

4 mins

RVNs and SVNs have until May 2019 to apply for the £1,000 bursary being offered by MSD animal health to “encourage qualified and student veterinary nurses into research”.

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