May 2020

Claire Pasquier Olcott decided to put her new-found free time to good use by dusting off her sewing skills to make hundreds of fabric masks for non-NHS workers.

8 mins

Vet Wellbeing Awards suspended due to coronavirus, but RCVS and SPVS have announced that practices can nominate individuals for Practice Wellbeing Star 2020.

4 mins

University of Glasgow professor Ian Ramsey to head association for 2020-21 and oversee move of congress to its new home in Manchester.

5 mins

Veterinary support service received a record number of contacts in February and March, with mental health and stress the most common theme.

11 mins

“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