The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care, is launching a veterinary nurse and technician membership on the eve of the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Congress on October 9.

Launch to be held in Telford ahead of BVNA Congress.

Membership is free and gives access to Feline Focus – a monthly electronic journal – and to monthly feline webinars.

To sign up to become an ISFM vet nurse or technician, visit and complete the application form.

Feline Focus is being written by expert vets, nurses and techs, as well as having input from behaviourists and others working in veterinary or allied fields. The journal’s veterinary editor Sam Taylor is a feline specialist and European diploma holder, with a passion for feline care (she was ISFM resident at the University of Bristol Veterinary School for three years).

She will work with the ISFM team, including veterinary director Andrew Sparkes, to bring state-of-the-art information on medicine, surgery, welfare, handling tips for practice, behaviour and international views on veterinary nursing.

More than 350 nurses and technicians are taking, or have already taken part in, ISFM’s distance learning certificate and diploma courses in feline nursing and some will attend the evening launch at BVNA Congress along with local nurses.

Feline behaviourist Vicky Halls will speak on “Playing cat detective – an uncensored look at life as a cat behaviourist”.

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