February 2021

Whatever kind of nurse you are, evidence-based veterinary medicine can help you provide the best possible care for the animals in your trust – and RCVS Knowledge has a variety of free resources to help you do just this.

November 2020

Doreen Lawrence looks back on her incredible career and shares some anecdotes of practice life in the 1970s.

30 mins

Evidence-based veterinary medicine is about everyone contributing to our knowledge. Kit Sturgess, editor-in-chief of RCVS Knowledge’s open access journal Veterinary Evidence, encourages VNs to get involved.

14 mins

Claire Devlin shares her three-month volunteering experience with African Wildlife Vets.

21 mins

August 2020

While auditing may initially appear daunting, it can be simpler than you think. Here, with RCVS Knowledge, RVN in equine practice Charlotte Hartley describes her workplace’s audit journey, tips on making improvements and ways the whole team can get involved.

17 mins

Albert Holgate offers an insight into life as a hearing-impaired practitioner and how technology is breaking auscultation barriers.

10 mins

July 2020

Gillian Gordon explores what this state of mental or emotional strain is, how it can be healthy and a way of managing it in a mindful manner.

53 mins

April 2020

Jack Pye shares how he turned a childhood love for animals into a career.

8 mins

February 2020

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes sufferer Katie Chadwick graduated as an RVN from Myerscough College in 2019. Here, she tells us about her new career and how she copes with the demands of the job, while managing the group of conditions.

23 mins

January 2020

Louise Northway reinforces the scale of anaesthetic role veterinary nurses play, as well as possibilities for further training and advanced physiological parameters that can be monitored.

41 mins

Rebecca Westwood explains how working abroad made her the person she is today, why she forged her own business, and why holistic therapy can complement veterinary medicine and benefit all parties.

33 mins

December 2019

Helen Tottey sought to find a solution to this conundrum by comparing RVNs’ views with those of the public.

20 mins

November 2019

Sally Bartlett details her adventures – from assisting with an operation concerning a poorly pangolin, to bottle-feeding orphans and getting hands on with rehabilitation – and urges nurses to take action before this beautiful, but threatened, species is wiped out.

21 mins

October 2019

RVN Dominique Doyle explains how she went from nursing all creatures great and small to being species specific working at The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.

32 mins

September 2019

Jane Davidson tells readers about how she went from history graduate to VN and soon-to-be doctoral candidate, and why you should always follow your heart and never give up on your dreams...

21 mins

August 2019

Advanced referral nurse Flick Caldwell, who has a rare hereditary disability, explains how she stays strong in the face of adversity, how her support networks helps her through, and why disabled people should never give up on their dreams.

34 mins

July 2019

RVN Melissa Cook shares her journey to becoming a physiotherapist and running her own physiotherapy business, as well as tips for those wanting to follow in her footsteps.

16 mins

June 2019

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.

10 mins

Two RVN friends recount their adventures from spending a month volunteering at the only veterinary clinic in the Cook Islands.

18 mins