December 2018

This month, VN council vice-chairman Liz Cox throws down the gauntlet to fellow veterinary nurses to take the lead on quality improvement in practice for the benefit of all.

7 mins

November 2018

BVNA honorary treasurer Erika Feilberg discusses work-life balance and how sometimes, you have to say no.

8 mins

October 2018

VN Times editor Holly Kernot uses Lewis Carroll’s timeless tome to discuss the array of adventures RVNs embark on and ask readers, where do you want to go?

5 mins

RVN Donna Lewis reflects on her BVNA council experiences, return to the post and how fellow VNs could make a difference by being members.

7 mins

This month, RCVS Knowledge writers give RVNs the lowdown on how to obtain and review the very best in CPD.

7 mins

September 2018

In her final column, Louise gives advice on anaesthetising septic patients – from planning to implementing protocols.

23 mins

From the banning of puppy and kitten sales in pet shops to outlawing electric shock collars, Holly Kernot summarises the spate of notable victories for animal welfare that took place in August.

6 mins

August 2018

RVN Jo Oakden explains how a serendipitous moment led to her becoming a BVNA council member, and what goes on away from the public eye.

7 mins

In her latest foreword, VN Times editor Holly Kernot delves into the history of men and women’s rights to vote, to implore nurses to get involved and have their say.

5 mins

July 2018

The annual VN Times calendar competition returns for 2018 with the theme of “Out and about”, so submit your photos of animals in the great outdoors for the chance to win a £1,000 Amazon gift card.

6 mins

As brachycephalic breeds are becoming more popular, but rising numbers are also being taken to rehoming centres, Laura Richards suggests if VNs can use their rapport with clients to educate them via pre-purchase consultations.

12 mins

RVN Gareth McCormack reflects on his councillor experience so far, the joy of representing VNs everywhere and work behind the scenes.

7 mins

Decision making can often fill us with fear; however, without it, wouldn't life just be dull and unsatisfying? In her latest foreword, VN Times editor Holly Kernot discusses the freedom of being able to chart your own career course.

4 mins

June 2018

Change – is it good or bad? In her first foreword since taking the reins as VN Times editor, Holly Kernot discusses the changes going on all around us – personal and professional – and the exciting times of her editorship ahead.

5 mins

Helen Tottey RVN, explains the important link between positive pet owner practice visits and compliance, and how improving one can boost the other.

27 mins

Shakira Miles RVN, BSc, voices her strong feelings around importation of dogs that have had their ears cut off, how it is fuelling a fashionable trend among owners and how VNs can help make a difference.

23 mins

RCVS Knowledge writers discuss the important, yet often challenging, task of staying up to date with the latest and best available evidence, to ensure VNs can provide their clients with the best advice and courses of action possible.

9 mins

May 2018

This month, Louise discusses how to go about differentiating between a diagnosis of hyperthermia versus pyrexia.

13 mins

BVNA honorary treasurer Erika Feilberg explains her decision to join council and asks for project feedback.

8 mins

Louise looks at tackling animals suffering from poisoning – and how rule one is to always treat the patient, not the toxin.

10 mins