The RCVS has announced its planned activity for BVNA Congress this October, including awards, lectures and Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) surgeries.

bubbly-bottle-rcvs_stockphoto-grafTaking place at the Telford International Centre on 7-9 October, the college will be talking about the VN Futures project, hosting a PSS awards reception and offering free one-on-one PSS surgeries.

Awards reception

The college said the PSS awards reception on 7 October will pay “special recognition” to the practices already achieving some of the scheme’s optional awards, less than a year after they were launched.

Attendees to the event will be able to enjoy sparkling wine and canapés while hearing about the experiences of three VNs who have led their practices through the PSS and new awards.

One direction

Also on Friday, VN council chairman Liz Cox and RCVS head of veterinary nursing Julie Dugmore will spearhead the talk “VN Futures – where is the profession headed?” and introduce the six main ambitions of the project and its latest developments.

On Sunday, Mrs Cox will return to discuss the importance of VNs being held accountable for their work, while, later in the afternoon, she will be joined by 2015 Golden Jubilee Award winner Dot Creighton to give a talk called “Step up and step out”, which the college hopes will encourage delegates to take on a leadership role within the profession.

Meanwhile, throughout congress, RCVS staff will be on stand B8 to answer any questions. The college will also be hosting its Practice Standards Awards game, with participants having the chance to win a Fitbit Alta.

  • To arrange for a one-on-one PSS surgery with lead assessor Pam Mosedale, email Emma Lockley on or visit the RCVS stand on the day.


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