July 2018

One of UK’s biggest pet supplement firms creates initiative and accompanying support materials to help owners keep animals relaxed and calm.

3 mins

PDSA's latest Animal Wellbeing Report reveals UK statistic regarding animals taken on, which has shown no improvement since 2016.

5 mins

Creating opportunities for VNs to explore other areas of nursing could be the key to tackling the profession's recruitment and retention crisis, says Noel Fitzpatrick.

6 mins

As a result of the VN Futures project, RCVS consultation seeks to obtain veterinary professionals’ views on a new proposed framework for post-registration veterinary nursing qualifications.

6 mins

“Blue Cross gives this annual award to recognise the commitment of vet nurses across the UK who work tirelessly to improve the lives of our pets” – director of veterinary clinical services David Catlow.

4 mins

Biannual mission aims to create sustainable, healthy street cat and dog population by sterilising, treating and vaccinating them against disease.

23 mins

A VN at Willows Referrals had her hair cut for the first time in eight years to help children recovering with cancer and other serious illnesses.

3 mins

June 2018

College survey aims to get better understanding of EU veterinary professionals’ views as “certain elements” of UK’s withdrawal from EU “have become clearer”.

7 mins

Provider to run a series of seminars in October and donate money to the Worldwide Veterinary Service to help it refurbish its teaching hospital in Goa, India.

5 mins

RVNs and auxiliaries at Ashleigh Veterinary Centre in Manchester promoted Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month while celebrating the opening of the practice’s Sale branch.

5 mins

The course will detail how to get the most out of initial diagnostic tests, as well as help decide what more advanced diagnostics may be appropriate.

4 mins

Catherine Gorman named Registered Veterinary Nurse of the Year following record nomination numbers for Northern Ireland Veterinary Nursing Awards 2018.

3 mins

Modular programme will see presenters with specialist knowledge deliver a range of learning objectives at The Pets'n'Vets Family network in Glasgow.

4 mins

Association’s free online CPD resource has more than 300 subjects available following addition of dentistry, exotics and surgery.

4 mins

Delegates at this year’s event are invited to book a place at a supplementary “pre-congress” day (15 June), featuring a wide range of communication workshops.

4 mins

Independent Vetcare ran a successful pilot Overseas Nurse Programme in April with three nurses, the next intake of “probably a dozen” nurses will be in August.

7 mins

May 2018

Stacey Blease will be in charge of shaping the learning and development of veterinary nurses following her appointment to the newly created position.

3 mins

With polling open between 1 June and 18 July, BVNA members – both full and student – will be to cast their vote for no more than two candidates they wish to see elected.

2 mins

Association uses Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage vets to “open up” about well-being and give more support to one another at work.

6 mins

Emily Richardson, a veterinarian at welfare charity Mayhew, is surprised feline neutering is not a routine activity for most vets, and has been teaching in Portugal.

7 mins