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

Paul Manning MA, VetMB, MSc(VetGP), DProf, MRCVS, draws on his own experiences in practice to explain how dog microchipping legislation has impacted on the fate of abandoned pets.

23 mins

Nimisha Patel explains how she got involved with BVNA council, as well as what the role has taught her.

6 mins

Laura Rosewell BSc(Hons), DipAVN(Small Animal), RVN, offers advice on treating food aversion in feline patients.

6 mins

April 2018

With April being National Pet Month, BVNA council member and RVN Gareth McCormack discusses the importance of sharing preventive health advice with pet owners.

8 mins

March 2018

RCVS Knowledge writers kick off their first article of 2018 with a look at this useful technique to help safeguard any tasks that could be overlooked.

14 mins

With the final examination booked, the countdown is on. For Ruth Clooney-Power, it’s time to revise, revise, revise.

7 mins

Lacey Pitcher RVN, implores her peers to join a growing group of proactive and passionate RVNs making advances the profession not only desires, but needs.

22 mins