November 2018

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”.

3 mins

University of Nottingham research findings could provide new angle that could contribute to a future discussion regarding safeguarding "veterinary nurse".

3 mins

VetQuest event aims to showcase some opportunities available to those interested in pursuing a veterinary or veterinary nursing career.

4 mins

Delegates will be asked to explore hot topics and controversial issues – from dentistry to wound management – at congress 2018.

4 mins

In a bid to address the evident gender imbalance, staff behind the VN Futures project have created an additional focus group tasked with creating a sustainable workforce.

5 mins

The RVC's SVNFest – believed to be a first for the UK – will include lectures, workshops, social events and an exhibition to boost knowledge across a number of disciplines.

3 mins

Jo Hinde will be taking part in Byte Night for Action for Children, which aims to raise money for homeless young people and raise awareness of the issue.

5 mins

The Canine Arthritis Management home assessment tool comprises a checklist that veterinary teams, physical therapists and owners can use to identify features in a dog's environment that could be adapted or altered to reduce the impact of arthritis in their daily lives.

3 mins

September 2018

Organisations unite to urge cat lovers to avoid choosing pedigree breeds designed to have unusual or extreme features, which are often perceived by public as traits that make pets look “cute”.

5 mins

Association hopes to beat the 122 abstracts presented at its last congress when it gathers for its 2019 event next spring – can you help?

4 mins

The College of Animal Welfare is running Careers With Animals Day 2018 to showcase the options available to veterinary nurses at any stage.

4 mins