The BVNA has announced the details for its 2017 bursaries which, it claims, are ideal for those VNs whose “ambitions outweigh their resources”.

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“It has become apparent there are many opportunities for financial grants or bursaries. Each comes with it own terms and conditions.”

Available to BVNA members are:

  • BVNA Educational Bursary – up to £500 as assistance for VNs or students in training or furthering their veterinary nursing education.
  • The Kennel Club Charitable Trust Bursary – £3,000 to help defray the costs of VN training.
  • The Kennel Club Charitable Trust Degree Bursary – £3,000 for one degree student, distributed equally over three years, to help with the costs associated with training.

Untouched resource

BVNA council member Stacey Bullock said she believes the bursaries are an avenue that remains “relatively untouched, with little or few applicants”.

She said: “Feedback from former successful beneficiaries has confirmed they had to do their own research into available assistance, so it has become apparent there are many opportunities for financial grants or bursaries. Each comes with it own terms and conditions.”

Supportive practices

She said those awarded with one of the bursaries also get the opportunity to attend BVNA Congress in October to be issued them formally.

She added: “It appears practices are very supportive in applications made for such assistance from their employers and, for those that can make it, they gain further career advancing opportunities by attending seminars from the scientific programme and perusing the exhibition.”

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