January 2017

Vets and VNs must do more to appreciate each other‘s skill sets to improve the advice and care a practice can offer, the BVNA president has said.

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Veterinary practices, PR agencies and industry marketers are being invited to showcase their PR campaigns by entering this year’s Veterinary Marketing Association PR Award for 2016.

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VN Alison Blyth has spoken of her delight at winning a caption competition that asked participants to contribute to an advertising campaign about the importance of senior canine care.

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Veterinary nurses wanting to expand their skills have until the end of January to enrol in Royal Canin’s level four certificate in canine and feline veterinary health nutrition.

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RCVS removes 247 veterinary nurses from its register for failing to pay their annual renewal fee – but figure is down on 692 removed this time last year.

3 mins

A Braintree-based practice has hired a new head nurse following her predecessor’s resignation after more than 20 years at the helm.

3 mins

The deadline is approaching for nominations from vets and VNs who wish to stand as candidates in the RCVS council and VN council elections.

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The president of the BVNA has promised “the best is yet to come” as the association looks forward to 2017.

4 mins

The International Society of Feline Medicine will hold two feline symposia ahead of this year’s BSAVA Congress – one of which is a new programme specifically for vet nurses.

3 mins

December 2016

VN Times again joins forces with Vets Now to offer RVNs chance to get Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care (Cert VN ECC) course funded.

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A veterinary nurse has spoken of her happiness at seeing a dog recover from “one of the biggest wounds” the veterinary team had seen.

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The RCVS veterinary nurse disciplinary committee (DC) has suspended a Gwent-based VN from the register … more

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Revised figures show a near 400% increase in telephone calls and emails to the Vetlife crisis helpline over the past four years.

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November 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Petplan Veterinary Awards, which recognise members of the vet profession who have gone “above and beyond” in their daily roles.

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Two-year, full-time course, based at the University Centre Hartpury campus in Gloucestershire, opens in January 2017.

3 mins

CVS has appointed its first director of nursing, in a move it said is designed to “champion” the role of veterinary nurses within its practices.

4 mins

Pet owners on the islands of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides are celebrating after acquiring their first veterinary nurse.

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A new nationwide pet health advice line that promises to “make unnecessary trips to the vet a thing of the past” has been launched for a monthly subscription fee of £4.50.

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The Worldwide Veterinary Service has launched a bursary for VNs who want to volunteer their skills for charitable projects around the world.

3 mins

A leading welfare VN is calling on veterinary colleagues to sign a petition giving protected status to police dogs and horses.

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