A newly announced partnership between the London Vets Show and the BVNA will see the provision of “practical, relevant and inspiring CPD” for veterinary nurses at the 2014 event.

The BVNA nursing stream, which aims to address general, everyday issues that nurses face in practice, will take place on Friday November 21.

BVNA education development coordinator Debbie Gray said: “This advanced nursing programme has been designed to provide nurses with an opportunity to develop their knowledge, and explore evidence based practice and current techniques used in the profession by leading subject experts.”

The full programme is as follows:

9:00 – 10:00 Analgesia from a Surgical Perspective
Susanna Taylor 
RVN VTS(Anaesthesia) NCert (A&CC)
10:15 – 11:15 Planning Lump Removal and Reconstruction (Don’t get in a flap about big margins!)
Julian Hoad 
BSc(Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
11:30 – 12:30 Drains and sutures: Tubes and ropes what can we use this for?
Pieter Nelissen

European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

13:30 – 14:30 Wound management: Help! My wound has broken down! Pieter Nelissen

14:45 – 15:45 Evidence based practice; does this apply to wound care?
Georgie Hollis 
16:00-17:00 Is it a lungworm, Is it a heartworm?
Joy Howell 
RVN Dip AVN (surgical) Hon MBVNA
BVNA members can register for just £99 (+ VAT) until May 31. This price also includes full access to both days of London Vet Show’s conference and exhibition. 
To book, contact CJ on 02476 719687 or email lvs@closerstillmedia.com quoting your BVNA Membership number to gain a further discount.
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