May 2020

“I am delighted with the number of RVNs that have applied to join BVNA council and pleased that the number of applicants continues to increase...” – Jo Hinde, BVNA president.

3 mins

MSD Animal Health focuses on veterinary nurses as part of its support of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month – and says opportunities exist to create more proactive role.

5 mins

Data suggests an increasing interest in flexible ways of working, and highest levels of job satisfaction among practice managers and veterinary surgeons working in industry or field-based roles.

6 mins

The resource has been developed to give access to as much of the COVID-19-cancelled 2020 programme as possible.

4 mins

Benchmarking tool crunches numbers to mark Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month and shows revenue growth potential in vet nurse consults.

5 mins

“It’s an incredibly exciting event, bringing together expertise from all different continents to showcase all the things you can be in veterinary medicine” – veterinary leader Melanie Barham.

6 mins

Lacuna Diagnostics, VetCPD and clinical pathologist Francesco Cian team up to provide online course that uses digital cytology cases to provide similar experience to real microscope.

4 mins

“We hope our courses will help support, motivate and inspire veterinary nurses to continue with their career development” – Tim Richardson, managing director of Davis Veterinary Specialists.

3 mins

“I still think about Lou regularly and it’s just such a shame she isn’t still here with us all. She would’ve been the first one celebrating any award win” – Lesley Moore RVN.

7 mins

“We felt our Online Bitesize CPD could be particularly useful at this time, so we are making it available at a discounted price” – Improve International.

3 mins

Two senior veterinary nurses are trying to encourage young people into the profession with an online engagement and outreach programme throughout VNAM.

5 mins

This year's month-long campaign to raise awareness of VN role and important preventive health messages will take place wholly online for first time due to COVID-19.

12 mins

Five lucky winners will each receive a gift box from famous Yorkshire tea room Betty’s containing champagne truffles, chocolate desires, Yorkshire tea and shortbread.

5 mins

April 2020

Those working in the veterinary sector who are showing symptoms can now book a test online to help more employees return to work if the results are negative.

4 mins

Royal college sees a record turnout rate of 26.2% of those eligible to vote, while for veterinary nurses, turnout is a record 17.1%.

3 mins

The programme will provide VNs with a structured approach to referral life, taking them from day one qualification to specialist nurse.

4 mins

Four-year BSc(Hons) Equine Veterinary Nursing degree is fully accredited by RCVS and aims to equip graduates with high-level expertise in line with VN Futures project.

5 mins

“The commitment to quality improvement shown in this year’s Knowledge Awards applications is impressive and encouraging – particularly in these difficult times" – Chris Gush, executive director of RCVS Knowledge.

8 mins

Reports of “abuse and undue pressure” from clients to veterinary staff prompt plea from association.

4 mins

“We would encourage veterinary professionals to first consider what assistance they might be able to provide to the livestock production, meat hygiene and food import/export industries, before volunteering to assist directly with local NHS trusts.”

3 mins