May 2019

Bronya Magill, Danny Gawn, George McCune and Catherine Armstrong all honoured at Northern Ireland Nurses of the Year Awards in Belfast.

5 mins

Decision on creation of two new certificates is “fantastic development for veterinary nursing”, according to council chairman Racheal Marshall.

6 mins

More than 100 current and aspiring head nurses gathered to discuss effective management and recruitment challenges, and speak to exhibitors from across the industry.

4 mins

“We are extremely proud of what this fantastic group of RVNs have achieved in their pursuit of delivering an even higher standard of care for our patients” – Fran Downing.

4 mins

The collective behind Rabbit Awareness Week (1 to 9 June) has released three webinars aimed at highlighting the importance of preventive care.

5 mins

Colleagues “devastated” at death of highly respected emergency and critical care veterinary nurse.

5 mins

Researcher from Colorado State University will be working with UK-based academics on a study about the perceptions of VNs working in companion animal practice.

2 mins

Global names in gastroenterology will be sharing their knowledge to help vets and VNs support the work of the British Horse Society and the University of Nottingham’s REACT to colic campaign.

4 mins

Founded by semi-retired RVN Sarah Taylor and retired RVN Zoe Daley, The Crafty Vet Project aims to inspire people in the profession to take up a new hobby in the hope it will them achieve a better work-life balance.

2 mins

The BVNA is encouraging VNs to get involved on social media and share “as many posts about VNAM as you can” to spread the message of the role's diversity.

6 mins

April 2019

Veterinary surgeons are being urged to measure the blood pressure of all cats older than seven years old as part of Feline Hypertension Month, starting on 1 May.

5 mins

Ambitious initiative aimed at reducing antibiotic use has been rolled out to more than 450 Vets4Pets and Companion Care practices.

4 mins

Vet Sara Creech and RVN Claire Shepherd are using their holiday leave to volunteer with charity Skiathos Cat Welfare Association.

5 mins

Head of clinical operations to tackle running feats in a bid to regain her fitness and raise money for animal welfare charity StreetVet.

4 mins

Applications have been invited from SVNs and qualified VNs for bursaries of up to £1,000.

3 mins

“Once again, the breadth of nominations for the welfare awards has amazed and enthused the judging panel” – chairman of the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards judging panel, Chris Laurence.

4 mins

March 2019

CVS chief executive Simon Innes reinforces his support and commitment to the VN profession following 'sad and disappointing' journal article.

6 mins

“I would like to make a real difference for people working in our industry as I know meditation and mindfulness really works…” – Angie Barca.

5 mins

Sessions will cover antimicrobial resistance and the BSAVA’s “Protect Me” resources, developments in pain management and managing biosecurity in a cat shelter environment.

3 mins

Vets Now brings in world-renowned consultant anaesthetist in human medicine Kevin Fong as keynote speaker for first staging at Royal Armouries in Leeds.

3 mins