May 2022

In his final post to mark Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli outlines signs that might indicate whether you are at risk of compassion fatigue or burnout.

10 mins

SVN Jade Brindley shares how she took the leap to train to be a vet nurse and, in the process, changed what success means to her.

It’s that time again: with Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month 2022 in full swing, the BVNA shares its plans and how you can get involved.

Evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) methodologies can bring significant improvements to daily practice, as RVN Leanne Reid found out first-hand when she got involved with RCVS Knowledge’s new EBVM for Practitioners course, supporting its testing. Here, she recounts why she is now an avid advocate for the course and the methodologies.

14 mins

Marie Rippingale discusses two of the main allergic respiratory and skin disorders in equids, and how veterinary nurses can help.

24 mins

In celebration of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month – and with its 2022 theme in mind – Casey Plain shares her journey from nursing assistant to registered vet nurse and her hopes for the future, as well as reflecting on how the profession has progressed since the start of her career.

17 mins

Kelly Huitson RVN, advises on how vet nurses can support owners of animals suffering with blinding diseases.

19 mins

The free two-part series aims to break down barriers around financial conversations and help vet nurses take action, with the help of experts who understand the profession. 

8 mins

April 2022

Yorkshire veterinary nurse will scale world-famous, 52-metre-high attraction tomorrow for Vetlife.

4 mins

Laura George looks at these common disorders/diseases seen in practice, including causes, the diagnostic process, clinical signs, as well as caring for these patients.

41 mins

Nicola Lakeman discusses how this may present, the importance of educating owners to spot the signs and the impacts on a pet’s quality of life.

18 mins

Meet the vet nurses who have received recognition for going “above and beyond” in the course of their duties. Do you know someone who deserves to join their ranks? If so, nominate them for an award.

2 mins

April’s VN Happy Hour, which will explore how developing a nursing specialism can enhance your clinical career, will be held on Thursday 28 November from 8pm.

2 mins

March 2022

When not saving pets at Vets Now’s Glasgow hospital, Katherine Alexander dedicates her free time to helping pets on the city’s streets with welfare charity Streetvet.

20 mins

The aim of the restructure at the Linnaeus-owned small animal hospital is to deliver an even higher quality of care and treatment to pets and referring vets.

6 mins

John Redbond explains the importance of VN clinics, how they can be run, and the role they play in aiding the vet and client.

27 mins

BSAVA Congress takes over Manchester Central from 24 March to 26 March for a hybrid online and in-person event – read on for a brief look into what’s in store.

17 mins

Victoria Bowes offers advice on supporting clients with flea, tick and worm prevention, management, and treatment.

33 mins

Sarah Little outlines handling, behavioural and environmental aspects in animals pre-medication.

30 mins

This International Women's Day, head of nursing services at Northwest Veterinary Services Kathryn Latimer Jones wants to empower women who left the profession to become mothers to return, saying it is “absolutely possible” to be both an RVN and parent.

15 mins