Nick Coleman is an internal medicine RVN at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Here, he shares his career journey, the best aspects of the job and his pearls of wisdom when it comes to working in the field.9 mins
Jane Davidson explains the importance of reporting accidental needlestick injuries, and asks whether the avoidance of £1.32 per patient is worth a possible compensation claim worth thousands.
Two RVN friends recount their adventures from spending a month volunteering at the only veterinary clinic in the Cook Islands.
Hannah Canning shares her top tips on making students feel welcome in practice, the joy of welcoming the next generation to the profession and why she loves what she does.16 mins
VMG president Gillian Page explains why she has chosen "collaboration" as the theme for her presidential year and her route to becoming one of the UK's first VNs to own their own practice.
Melanie Sainsbury shares her experiences of working in small animal practice and as a veterinary education manager.
The BVNA president explains how she almost became a schoolteacher before discovering the joys of veterinary nursing, and outlines her hopes for the remainder of her presidential year.
In celebration of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM), we at VN Times would like to take you back in time to the very roots of the veterinary nurse role, how it has evolved and the conception of VNAM.
Emily Gardiner-Warren worked as a VN before turning to teaching. She is now a lecturer, tutor, programme manager and head of a centre. Here, she talks about how and why she went back to the classroom, and shares her advice on getting into teaching.18 mins
An animal nursing assistant talks about her journey from pharmacy dispenser to working in the veterinary sphere.
Marie Rippingale – who has been at the coalface for equine veterinary nursing for many years – explains why she believes district veterinary nursing should be formally recognised and how it could enhance well-being for all.15 mins
Having switched countries and careers numerous time, Tanja Klein reflects on her unusual route into the profession and why she loves her job.
VN Times hears from an RVN who, in pursuit of a bucket list ambition, took a year out of practice to embark on life-changing adventures.26 mins
Amie Britton, in a two-part article, explores the increasing popularity of this VN role aspect and how to run it to achieve optimum result. This month, she explains the complexities of communication and how to conduct an effective consult.
Laura Lacey provides readers with an overview of the various routes to becoming a VN, what each can offer, and career progression and diversification opportunities once qualified.33 mins
In the first The Consult for 2019, VN Times speaks to an RVN who recounts her many roles within the profession – from volunteering for charities to establishing her own business – and urges colleagues to aspire to their ambitions, whatever they may be.
RVN Sophie McMurrough is a veterinary technician specialist in small animal medicine – a qualification gained in Washington DC. She explains the origins of the “exciting” role, why no day is the same, and how holding the qualification could enable VNs to progress and get the “recognition they deserve”.18 mins
In our final column of the year, a deaf RVN shares her journey and undeterred determination to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.
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.