“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.
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.
The resource has been developed to give access to as much of the COVID-19-cancelled 2020 programme as possible.
Benchmarking tool crunches numbers to mark Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month and shows revenue growth potential in vet nurse consults.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
Two senior veterinary nurses are trying to encourage young people into the profession with an online engagement and outreach programme throughout VNAM.
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.
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.
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%.
The programme will provide VNs with a structured approach to referral life, taking them from day one qualification to specialist nurse.
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.
“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.
Reports of “abuse and undue pressure” from clients to veterinary staff prompt plea from association.
“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.”