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

The BVNA wants candidates with “strong commitment to its ideals” to put themselves up for election to its council.

4 mins

“Even to be nominated for a Lantra Scotland award is great, so to go one step further and win is such a surprise” – Lauren Attwood, RVN.

3 mins

The college has confirmed it will be replacing its operational board with a finance and resources committee, while members also voted to retain electronic voting protocols.

3 mins

Nurses looking to enhance their skills can choose from a range of CPD modules on a new course, thanks to a collaboration between CVS, the RVC and University of London.

3 mins

How to navigate the unpredictable and the unexpected will be central to the big issues stream at the association’s 2019 congress in Birmingham.

3 mins

Two-hour course aims to give nursing staff the support and advice they need to develop a successful leadership career in the profession.

3 mins

February 2019

The Veterinary Christian Fellowship has 37 veterinary nurse members following a promotional drive that included a presence at BVNA Congress.

4 mins

High-risk anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, companion animal behaviour and small animal nutrition are the four areas covered by a new range of CPD courses to run through March.

3 mins

Maternity leave was the main reason given for non-compliance in the the 2018 veterinary nurses CPD audit and more than 58% of respondents gave no reason at all.

5 mins

A pair of RVNs have their fingers crossed for a win after being named finalists in the learner of the year category of Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Awards.

4 mins