“The role of the RVN is changing and evolving so quickly; their role in clinic is now much broader than it traditionally was as regulations have changed. It’s hard to look back and comment; however, I can say that I believe RVNs deserve this salary for the work they do in our clinics now” – Ciara McCormack, Medivet.15 mins
Initiative aims to help train veterinary managers and leaders on mental health issues in the workplace.
Two free Mindful May webinars from practice management software company ezyVet, the first of which is tomorrow (19 May), aim to empower veterinary practitioners worldwide to improve their welfare.
All-access film of teams from Vets4Pets’ Leeds Birstall and Handforth practices aims to showcase and celebrate the vets, VNs and support teams that care for UK pets.
More than 800 delegates, speakers and exhibitors attended ICC Wales in Newport from 13 to 14 May for the conference, which also marked the end of the partnership between the two associations.
The team at Linnaeus-owned North Downs Specialist Referrals has hailed the positive impact of its “pioneering” model, launched during 2021’s Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month.
“Laura is the best person in the world. She is the strongest person I know and the bravest. She’s also one of the best veterinary nurses I know” – Paragon’s nursing team leader Stacy Carlton.
The event – which took place in Solihull on 19 April – had 18 nurses attending from Linnaeus’ nationwide referral hospitals.
Fund-raisers from Vetlife, the BVA, The Veterinary Defence Society and Summit Veterinary Pharmaceuticals climb The O2 Arena to raise more than £8,500 for support charity.
Launch follows work of School Ambassadors Development Group, where volunteer VN Futures School Ambassadors developed resources, and carried out talks in classrooms, at careers fairs and virtually.
The free two-part series aims to break down barriers around financial conversations and help vet nurses take action, with the help of experts who understand the profession.
Adaptil and Feliway from Ceva have launched the booklet, titled “Long-term help for pet firework fears”, to give owners advice.
Membership will give vet nurses free access to BEVA’s online learning platform, clinical journal Equine Veterinary Education and one of its most popular CPD courses.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is hosting the event tonight (4 May) with The Mindful Vet Stephanie Sorrell and aims to provide advice to managers to use with their teams.
“There is a national shortage of vets, and universities are looking for prospects who have demonstrated willingness to excel in the industry” – Fern Gresty, iPET Network.
A total of 14 winners in 7 categories have been announced ahead of the awards ceremony on 8 July.
“Unless our concerns are addressed, we will refer this deal for an in-depth investigation to ensure that pet owners don’t lose out” – Competition and Markets Authority.8 mins
Referral centre releases footage to celebrate its RVNs and will also host Microsoft Teams CPD sessions throughout May.
Sue Paterson is re-elected and joined by newcomers Olivia Cook and Abbie Calow, but those choosing to vote – at 18.6% – was down a quarter on 2021’s figures.
Environmental enrichments allowing for tunnelling, digging and human interaction are best, while rubber toys and any items that can trap claws should be avoided, according to RVC study.