July 2019

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.

4 mins

Nominations are now open and will remain so until 6 September for the animal welfare charity’s Veterinary Nurse of the Year award.

3 mins

Kira Sutcliffe, of Stanley House Veterinary Group in Burnley, named VN Educator of the Year at Central Qualifications Graduation Ceremony.

3 mins

Veterinary professionals urged to share their experiences in new survey by researchers at the University of Liverpool.

3 mins

June 2019

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.

3 mins

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.

7 mins

Referral hospital’s fixture list includes the first continuing professional development events it has tailored specifically for veterinary nurses.

4 mins

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.

6 mins

"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.

5 mins

BVNA members have until 12 July to cast their votes as nine candidates bid for one of three places on council.

3 mins

May 2019

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.

3 mins

“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.

5 mins

“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.

10 mins

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