Vets from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka received International Awards, while others were honoured, at RCVS event in London on 12 July.5 mins
Extractions, x-rays and regional anaesthesia were all on the menu during a day of specialist-led dental training at Avonvale Veterinary Centres.
Nominations are now open and will remain so until 6 September for the animal welfare charity’s Veterinary Nurse of the Year award.
Kira Sutcliffe, of Stanley House Veterinary Group in Burnley, named VN Educator of the Year at Central Qualifications Graduation Ceremony.
Veterinary professionals urged to share their experiences in new survey by researchers at the University of Liverpool.
80 RVNs and SVNs from across the UK attended event, where delegates participated in lectures ranging from nutrition and imaging to anaesthesia.4 mins
Three new level five diplomas in advanced veterinary nursing are to be launched, covering the medical, surgical and practice nursing disciplines.
Rule change means vets must complete 35 hours of CPD per calendar year, not 105 hours over a rolling three-year period, and VNs 15 hours per year, not 45 hours over three years.
Referral hospital’s fixture list includes the first continuing professional development events it has tailored specifically for veterinary nurses.
More than 1,000 registered veterinary nurses will be asked to share their CPD records to ensure they have met the requirements of the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct.
"The results of the surveys form a very important ‘snapshot’ of the profession at a given point in time, but they also prove useful for years to come..." - RCVS chief executive Lizzie Lockett.
BVNA members have until 12 July to cast their votes as nine candidates bid for one of three places on council.
New blogs exploring the many career options open to veterinary nurses published to mark the end of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month 2019.5 mins
BVNA president Wendy Nevins thrilled with engagement across UK practices in this year’s drive to raise awareness of veterinary nurse role.
“I’m incredibly proud to be offered this role, and with it being the only one in the UK for City and Guilds, it makes it even more special” – RVN Ali Heywood.
“The committee considered that members of the public would be, rightly, appalled a registered veterinary nurse had committed an offence of this kind” – chairman of the RCVS disciplinary committee.
Bronya Magill, Danny Gawn, George McCune and Catherine Armstrong all honoured at Northern Ireland Nurses of the Year Awards in Belfast.
Decision on creation of two new certificates is “fantastic development for veterinary nursing”, according to council chairman Racheal Marshall.
More than 100 current and aspiring head nurses gathered to discuss effective management and recruitment challenges, and speak to exhibitors from across the industry.
“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.