Stacey Blease was appointed BVNA head of learning and development six months ago. Here, she reflects on her journey so far, what she has achieved since boarding the "BVNA bus", and considers what the future may hold for the organisation.16 mins
Julii Elliott was the winner of last year's £1,000 bursary for the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care course, courtesy of VN Times and Vets Now. Here, the RVN reflects on her experience, the challenges of study and the joys of completion.
This month we are joined by a ZSL London Zoo RVN, who talks about life on the wild side of animal care.
In this month's Practice Champions feature, we’ve teamed up with Virbac and hear from Louise Manton, who discusses the importance of feeding pets the right diet for their age, breed size and lifestyle.
From treating lemurs with lasers and checking penguin chicks, to scanning pregnant sloths while up stepladders, and caring for poorly pigs, no two days are the same for a zoo RVN. Holly Kernot visited ZSL London Zoo to find out more...
Jen Oliver discusses the intricacies of hyperthyroid cases and the VN role within them – from assisting early detection to client education.15 mins
Canine hydrotherapy has been a treatment option for more than two decades, yet the canine hydrotherapist's role remains unregulated. Angela Griffiths, owner and chief executive of Greyfriars Veterinary Rehabilitation Referrals in Surrey, explains why she is leading a revolution for regulation.
In the next of our series, we hear from an RVN's experience helping rhinos in South Africa – with one case in particular that has stayed close to her heart.
Holly Kernot speaks to Tree of Life for Animals founder Rachel Wright, who lifts the lid on more than a decade of helping animals in need, changing the perception of pets in India – and how VNs should follow their dreams.
VetSkill's two-year veterinary nursing (companion animal) qualification has been given provisional accreditation by the RCVS.4 mins
Holly Kernot speaks to two women who together created an education enterprise aimed at offering support to VNs revising for their exams.
Kicking off a new article series seeking out the vast and varied work of RVNs, we hear from one nurse’s “incredible” time in India.
This month we team up with MSD Animal Health and are joined by Kayleigh Williams RVN, who ponders the problems flea, tick and worm infestations pose – and how she tackles them.
Gavin Goldsbrough first stepped into Westway Veterinary Group's Eden Hills branch in County Durham as an 18-year-old student on work placement. Five years later, not only is he a qualified RVN, but holds a bachelor of science in veterinary nursing, too. Holly Kernot finds out more...5 mins
Holly Kernot finds out about clinical nurse lead Lucy Montague’s journey, how she helps colleagues map their career path and her “top tips” for those looking to emulate her.
This month sees us team up with Miele and hear from Ella Tolliday REVN, who discusses the challenges of maintaining a clean, sanitary environment and how she meets the standard.
Alison Devonshire, of the RCVS Ethics Review Panel, discusses the fascinating facet of research in the VN sphere, before guiding nurses through how to make an ethical study proposal – especially if not affiliated with an academic institution.
RVNs play an invaluable role, yet are increasingly harder to recruit, and arguably harder to retain, than vets. For practices to remain successful, recognising, rewarding and developing VNs is no longer an optional extra ...17 mins
Paul Imrie reports on a BSAVA Congress session by Liz Cox, chairman of RCVS VN council and a co-chairman of the RCVS/BVNA VN Futures project, where she described her vision of the nursing role in 2025.
VN Times editor Holly Kernot reports on the latest Association of Zoo and Exotic Veterinary Nurses conference, held at West Midland Safari Park and hailed “the best yet”.