Alison Young, RVN, explains how planning, communication, coordination, training and knowledge, teamwork and evaluation can be used by everyone to improve the flow of surgical patients.28 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.
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.
Helen Rooney explains options for dealing with thyroid and adrenal endocrine conditions in canine and feline patients.
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.
This month, Louise talks about the importance of dealing with the dystocia patient quickly.
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.
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.
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.
Hany Elsheikha describes manifestations of angiostrongylosis in canines and strategies VNs can share with owners for preventing the mollusc-borne disease.
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
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 ...
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.
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.
Abigail Edis looks at the impact and conditions breeding this physical trait can have on lagomorph health.
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”.
Scott Parry shares his experience of participating in the Practice Standards Scheme evaluation process and offers top tips for those preparing for the big day.
This month's Practice Champions sees us team up with Bayer Animal Health, while Kerry Lambert discusses what she and her colleagues do to promote parasiticide compliance among their clients.
RVN Gareth McCormack reflects on his councillor experience so far, the joy of representing VNs everywhere and work behind the scenes.