VN Times

Kelly Deane dreamed of being a vet – but that was before she discovered veterinary nursing. Here, she explains how an apprenticeship changed her life and why you shouldn’t give up on dreams.

9 mins

“Our congress is fast approaching and spaces are booking up fast, but there’s still time to get your spot” – SCVS spokesman.

2 mins

Grab your cameras (or smartphones) for a chance to share more than £1,000 in Amazon vouchers and have your photo featured in VN Times’ 2020 calendar, showing your subject "living their best life".

9 mins

Joanne Brown and Victoria Robinson discuss the pathogenesis of otitis, its diagnosis and treatment options that can be used to improve owner compliance and aid response to therapy.

35 mins

RVN Kelly Eyre looks at how studying older cats can help improve quality of life in later years.

7 mins

Nadia Wiseman discusses the importance of keeping owners of the UK's third most popular pet informed and up to date with their welfare needs.

34 mins

Louise Northway urges colleagues to learn from mistakes, embrace CPD and, if the time is right, spread their wings.

11 mins

RVN Melissa Cook shares her journey to becoming a physiotherapist and running her own physiotherapy business, as well as tips for those wanting to follow in her footsteps.

16 mins

Nick Coleman is an internal medicine RVN at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Here, he shares his career journey, the best aspects of the job and his pearls of wisdom when it comes to working in the field.

9 mins

Two RVN friends recount their adventures from spending a month volunteering at the only veterinary clinic in the Cook Islands.

18 mins

Helen Benney details considerations around performing the vital peri-anaesthetic role required for patients with cardiovascular disease.

40 mins

Elle Payne talks about how she overcame dyslexia and dyspraxia to achieve her ambitions – and urges everyone to strive for their goals.

6 mins

Esme Hawkes discusses advice VNs can share with owners in the build-up to this season, from travel, vaccines, treating endemic and non-endemic ticks to infections – and everything in between.

24 mins

David Beeston discusses the idea of removing the stigma around making mistakes and the key role veterinary nurses can play in quality improvement.

29 mins

Hannah Canning shares her top tips on making students feel welcome in practice, the joy of welcoming the next generation to the profession and why she loves what she does.

16 mins

VMG president Gillian Page explains why she has chosen "collaboration" as the theme for her presidential year and her route to becoming one of the UK's first VNs to own their own practice.

21 mins

Melanie Sainsbury shares her experiences of working in small animal practice and as a veterinary education manager.

10 mins

Esme Hawkes discusses the role veterinary professionals play in ensuring pet owners are on board with everything from microchipping and vaccinations, to flea and tick treatment, training and behaviour.

29 mins

The BVNA president explains how she almost became a schoolteacher before discovering the joys of veterinary nursing, and outlines her hopes for the remainder of her presidential year.

13 mins

Gemma Reeve bangs the drum for this year's Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month theme, which is exploring the variety of nursing options out there.

7 mins

In celebration of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM), we at VN Times would like to take you back in time to the very roots of the veterinary nurse role, how it has evolved and the conception of VNAM.

8 mins

Emily Gardiner-Warren worked as a VN before turning to teaching. She is now a lecturer, tutor, programme manager and head of a centre. Here, she talks about how and why she went back to the classroom, and shares her advice on getting into teaching.

18 mins

An animal nursing assistant talks about her journey from pharmacy dispenser to working in the veterinary sphere.

27 mins

Sarah Caney discusses the importance of regular blood pressure evaluation in cats, and the part RVNs can play in ensuring owner awareness and understanding.

26 mins

Laura Rosewell discusses managing emergency cases of dyspnoea, types of breathing diseases commonly seen in practice, and how these canine and feline patients can be supported by veterinary nurses – both during hospitalisation and after discharge.

49 mins

Albert Holgate shares his journey from animal lover to clinical manager, the challenges of being deaf in the profession and his aims as a BVNA councillor.

9 mins

International Cat Care behaviourist Elizabeth Waring looks at the hunting behaviour of cats and explains why they still do this despite being fed.

7 mins

Gayle Morrison and Victoria Robinson discuss prevalent causes of – and latest treatment options for – pruritic patients.

37 mins

This month, Matt reflects on the fluttering feeling of fear at the prospect of treating exotics patients, and considers how far the care of exotics species has progressed over the years.

21 mins

Meet the vet nurses who have received recognition for going “above and beyond” in the course of their duties. Do you know someone who deserves to join their ranks? If so, nominate them for an award.

1 mins

Meet the VN Times readers who shared their pearls of wisdom on how to make life that bit better in practice. To be in with a chance of joining them, submit your tip at http://bit.ly/VNtoptips

Marie Rippingale – who has been at the coalface for equine veterinary nursing for many years – explains why she believes district veterinary nursing should be formally recognised and how it could enhance well-being for all.

15 mins

Louise Northway tells us why she believes clinical audits are useful and how you can follow in her footsteps by implementing them in practice.

21 mins

Jamie Prutton discusses various diagnostic techniques and management options used for horses presenting with skin-related presentations.

22 mins

Having switched countries and careers numerous time, Tanja Klein reflects on her unusual route into the profession and why she loves her job.

25 mins

RVN and BVNA council member Gareth McCormack talks about the challenges of being LGBT+ in vet practice, and how those who identify as such are not on their own and are appreciated – however bad the situation may seem from the inside...

10 mins

In the second part of a special feature on veterinary nursing clinics, Amie Britton explains how to choose and set up a clinic suitable to patient need.

25 mins

Ian Wright discusses the principles of controlling these parasites and the vital role VNs play in making recommendations for individual pets.

46 mins

Stud vet Kayleigh Barker explains how she coped taking her eight-week-old baby along to BEVA Congress, and how she believes combining motherhood with a career is achievable.

10 mins

RVN Jane Davidson reflects on how she came to land her dream job and discover a flair for writing – something that may never have come to light if life had not thrown a few curveballs...

9 mins

Heather Kirkness refreshes readers’ understanding of dealing with tissue injuries in companion animals.

25 mins

VN Times hears from an RVN who, in pursuit of a bucket list ambition, took a year out of practice to embark on life-changing adventures.

26 mins

Amie Britton, in a two-part article, explores the increasing popularity of this VN role aspect and how to run it to achieve optimum result. This month, she explains the complexities of communication and how to conduct an effective consult.

33 mins

Emma Gerrard provides an overview of what RVNs should be telling owners of older canine and feline pets.

46 mins

BVNA president Wendy Nevins reflects on the power – and importance – of belonging to the association’s family.

7 mins

Matthew Rendle – an RVN with more than 25 years’ experience, with a particular interest around the care and welfare of exotic species in captivity and the wild – embarks on the first of his new column series by introducing himself to readers and sharing his career journey to date.

16 mins

Laura Lacey provides readers with an overview of the various routes to becoming a VN, what each can offer, and career progression and diversification opportunities once qualified.

33 mins

In the first The Consult for 2019, VN Times speaks to an RVN who recounts her many roles within the profession – from volunteering for charities to establishing her own business – and urges colleagues to aspire to their ambitions, whatever they may be.

21 mins

RVN Verity Johnson – of Sandhole Veterinary Centre in Snodland, Kent – discusses the feline-friendly protocols she and her colleagues conduct daily to put patients at ease and ensure a successful consult/stay.

8 mins

Emma Gerrard discusses how to go about approaching this subject with pet owners and giving suitable advice, including what’s too fat and what’s too thin.

36 mins

Bursary winner Martin Peters reflects on his hopes for the future and acknowledge the presence of a few butterflies as he embarks on his new adventure in emergency and critical care.

8 mins

RVN Sophie McMurrough is a veterinary technician specialist in small animal medicine – a qualification gained in Washington DC. She explains the origins of the “exciting” role, why no day is the same, and how holding the qualification could enable VNs to progress and get the “recognition they deserve”.

18 mins

In our final column of the year, a deaf RVN shares her journey and undeterred determination to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.

18 mins

Emma Gerrard explores two forms of this inflammatory condition – idiopathic in cats and bacterial in dogs – as well as what helps resolve them.

29 mins

This month, RVN and BVNA council member Gemma Reeve reaches out to colleagues to remind them that, even at the toughest times of the year, the association is there for them.

5 mins

Kit Sturgess discusses the causes, management and treatment of gastrointestinal issues in small animal patients.

48 mins

Mars Petcare and Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition commission study to quantify positive impacts of human animal interaction and pet ownership – particularly for people who are lonely and socially isolated.

2 mins

History made during October’s council meeting when VN council chairman and vice-chairman joined other appointed members and elected representatives for event at college’s HQ.

2 mins

Delegates benefit from packed programme, including more than 8,000 hours of CPD, an exhibition boasting more than 100 stands and a range of social functions.

3 mins

Stacey Blease was appointed BVNA head of learning and development six months ago. Here, she reflects on her journey so far, what she has achieved since boarding the "BVNA bus", and considers what the future may hold for the organisation.

16 mins

BVNA and British Veterinary Dental Association Oral Care Nurse qualification breaks 2,000 completion barrier – smashing initial target of 300 nurses training in first year.

3 mins

Julii Elliott was the winner of last year's £1,000 bursary for the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care course, courtesy of VN Times and Vets Now. Here, the RVN reflects on her experience, the challenges of study and the joys of completion.

27 mins

This month we are joined by a ZSL London Zoo RVN, who talks about life on the wild side of animal care.

17 mins

Gayle Morrison and Peter Forsythe outline a strategy for dealing with this ear disease in small animals to maximise the chances of a successful outcome and minimise the likelihood of chronic disease onset.

38 mins

From treating lemurs with lasers and checking penguin chicks, to scanning pregnant sloths while up stepladders, and caring for poorly pigs, no two days are the same for a zoo RVN. Holly Kernot visited ZSL London Zoo to find out more...

49 mins

BVNA honorary treasurer Erika Feilberg discusses work-life balance and how sometimes, you have to say no.

8 mins

Claire Bloor explores the significance of veterinary nurses’ involvement in the provision of dental services – both in the veterinary surgery environment and take-home advice for owners.

30 mins

Jen Oliver discusses the intricacies of hyperthyroid cases and the VN role within them – from assisting early detection to client education.

15 mins

Marge Chandler breaks down the never-ending myriad of pet dietary offerings to aid veterinary nurses in helping their clients make nutritional choices.

50 mins

Canine hydrotherapy has been a treatment option for more than two decades, yet the canine hydrotherapist's role remains unregulated. Angela Griffiths, owner and chief executive of Greyfriars Veterinary Rehabilitation Referrals in Surrey, explains why she is leading a revolution for regulation.

17 mins

University of Nottingham research findings could provide new angle that could contribute to a future discussion regarding safeguarding "veterinary nurse".

3 mins

In the next of our series, we hear from an RVN's experience helping rhinos in South Africa – with one case in particular that has stayed close to her heart.

16 mins

In a bid to address the evident gender imbalance, staff behind the VN Futures project have created an additional focus group tasked with creating a sustainable workforce.

5 mins

Rosie Bescoby offers some words of wisdom to RVNs in maximising owner compliance when it comes to ensuring their pets are kept as calm as possible during this season.

30 mins

The RVC's SVNFest – believed to be a first for the UK – will include lectures, workshops, social events and an exhibition to boost knowledge across a number of disciplines.

3 mins

VN Times editor Holly Kernot uses Lewis Carroll’s timeless tome to discuss the array of adventures RVNs embark on and ask readers, where do you want to go?

5 mins

Holly Kernot speaks to Tree of Life for Animals founder Rachel Wright, who lifts the lid on more than a decade of helping animals in need, changing the perception of pets in India – and how VNs should follow their dreams.

18 mins

Clare Dagnall offers solutions to some of the common questions vet nurses may ask themselves when dealing with this challenging patient period.

32 mins

RVN Donna Lewis reflects on her BVNA council experiences, return to the post and how fellow VNs could make a difference by being members.

7 mins

The Canine Arthritis Management home assessment tool comprises a checklist that veterinary teams, physical therapists and owners can use to identify features in a dog's environment that could be adapted or altered to reduce the impact of arthritis in their daily lives.

3 mins

This month, RCVS Knowledge writers give RVNs the lowdown on how to obtain and review the very best in CPD.

7 mins

Organisations unite to urge cat lovers to avoid choosing pedigree breeds designed to have unusual or extreme features, which are often perceived by public as traits that make pets look “cute”.

5 mins

VetSkill's two-year veterinary nursing (companion animal) qualification has been given provisional accreditation by the RCVS.

4 mins

Holly Kernot speaks to two women who together created an education enterprise aimed at offering support to VNs revising for their exams.

13 mins

Marge Chandler details the core benefits these live organisms can have on small animal pet health, including on specific diseases.

69 mins

Kicking off a new article series seeking out the vast and varied work of RVNs, we hear from one nurse’s “incredible” time in India.

20 mins

In her final column, Louise gives advice on anaesthetising septic patients – from planning to implementing protocols.

23 mins

Dan Skeldon details options regarding mobility-aiding drugs, supplements and therapies for treating canine and feline patients.

42 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.

6 mins

A proposed framework for post-registration VN qualifications have been met with approval and welcomed from across the profession.

5 mins

The International Society of Feline Medicine is organising an event dedicated to feline veterinary nursing – thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

4 mins

Speaking at the RCVS' Royal College Day, Racheal Marshall encouraged veterinary nurses to take action and "engage as much as they possibly can" with the profession.

5 mins

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.

20 mins

Helen Rooney explains options for dealing with thyroid and adrenal endocrine conditions in canine and feline patients.

42 mins

This month, Louise talks about the importance of dealing with the dystocia patient quickly.

9 mins

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.

7 mins

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.

5 mins

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.

17 mins

Hany Elsheikha describes manifestations of angiostrongylosis in canines and strategies VNs can share with owners for preventing the mollusc-borne disease.

29 mins

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.

20 mins

PDSA's latest Animal Wellbeing Report reveals UK statistic regarding animals taken on, which has shown no improvement since 2016.

5 mins

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.

17 mins

RVN Gareth McCormack reflects on his councillor experience so far, the joy of representing VNs everywhere and work behind the scenes.

7 mins

Hany Elsheikha discusses how economy, age and compliance – as well as potential treatment resistance, and drug reactions and interactions – play a part in how to approach pet owners on parasite management in companion animals.

39 mins

Decision making can often fill us with fear; however, without it, wouldn't life just be dull and unsatisfying? In her latest foreword, VN Times editor Holly Kernot discusses the freedom of being able to chart your own career course.

4 mins

Helen Tottey, RVN and VN Times editorial board member, summarises and shares her thoughts on the College of Animal Welfare Head Nurse Congress 2018, which – fittingly – took place during Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month.

11 mins

This month, Louise discusses the many challenges paediatric patients can pose, but also reveals the deep joy a successful nursing outcome can bring.

13 mins

Change – is it good or bad? In her first foreword since taking the reins as VN Times editor, Holly Kernot discusses the changes going on all around us – personal and professional – and the exciting times of her editorship ahead.

5 mins

Emma Gerrard DipAVN(SA), DipHECVN, BSc(Hons), CVN, RVN, K-SQP, PHC, advises on how to offer an allergy clinic to support dermatology patients with skin diseases – a common problem in small animal veterinary practice.

25 mins

Helen Tottey RVN, explains the important link between positive pet owner practice visits and compliance, and how improving one can boost the other.

27 mins

Shakira Miles RVN, BSc, voices her strong feelings around importation of dogs that have had their ears cut off, how it is fuelling a fashionable trend among owners and how VNs can help make a difference.

23 mins

RCVS Knowledge writers discuss the important, yet often challenging, task of staying up to date with the latest and best available evidence, to ensure VNs can provide their clients with the best advice and courses of action possible.

9 mins

Samantha Lindley BVSc, MRCVS, looks at a VN’s role regarding this long-lasting symptom in feline patients, along with an explanation of causes, diagnosis and treatment options.

50 mins

This month, Louise discusses how to go about differentiating between a diagnosis of hyperthermia versus pyrexia.

13 mins

BVNA honorary treasurer Erika Feilberg explains her decision to join council and asks for project feedback.

8 mins

Laura Rosewell BSc(Hons), DipAVN(Small Animal), RVN, offers advice on treating food aversion in feline patients.

6 mins

Wendy Sneddon discusses ways of preventing intimidating behaviour between colleagues in the workplace, highlighting to key decision-makers the fact this type of conduct does not necessarily only happen in the school playground.

18 mins

Ian Wright details the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and control of Bartonella species infections in feline patients, as well as precautions nurses should take when in contact with infected patients and advising owners on how to reduce the risk of exposure.

39 mins

With April being National Pet Month, BVNA council member and RVN Gareth McCormack discusses the importance of sharing preventive health advice with pet owners.

8 mins

Dan Skeldon looks at common ailments geriatric feline and canine patients can present with in practice, as well as treatment methods.

32 mins

In her latest column, Louise discusses the many considerations required for dealing with patients with bleeding disorders.

6 mins

RCVS Knowledge writers kick off their first article of 2018 with a look at this useful technique to help safeguard any tasks that could be overlooked.

14 mins

RVN Sam Knightley, in thinking about the future of the VN profession, decided to create a spur-of-the-moment survey to capture her peers’ thoughts. The results make for interesting reading…

28 mins

RVN Laura Lacey urges VNs to talk, talk and talk some more about this potentially tricky problem in pets.

50 mins

For February's VN Times, RVN Louise O'Dwyer begins an article series on practical capnography – a topic highly requested by readers.

13 mins

RVN Jo Ireson implores readers and their veterinary practices to help spearhead efforts to get kittens neutered early.

8 mins

RVN Emma Walker-Boyce talks through various steps that can be put in place to prevent contamination in operating theatres.

33 mins

RVN Stacey Bullock helps readers prepare for, and solve, those tricky times when training student nurses.

27 mins

BVNA council member Erika Feilberg reminds readers about this support resource – there to help veterinary nurses when things get tricky.

8 mins

The BVNA, British Veterinary Dental Association, VN Times and Mars Petcare have once again teamed up to help RVNs across the country lead the way in companion animal dentistry.

11 mins

With the beginning of 2018 leading to the usual existential thoughts a new year tends to bring, RVN Helen Tottey sits her younger self down to share some profession and career learnings.

33 mins

The association lets readers get acquainted with Sam Morgan in her new post-BVNA presidency role.

10 mins

RVN Emma Gerrard details the protocol she designed to help owners follow the nursing plans they are given for pets with this condition.

34 mins

The sixth and final unit of the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care is complete for Ruth Clooney-Power. Now to study for the final exam...

6 mins

RVN Helen Russell completes her two-part recruitment article by giving readers the view of those on the other side of the table…

19 mins

Tim Hutchinson offers guidance on how VNs can help patients with this commonly discussed, but under-diagnosed, condition get the assistance they need.

42 mins

Continuing her series of articles on electrocardiography, RVN Louise O'Dwyer takes a look at how to identify cardiac arrhythmias.

11 mins

Fact: you lot have more than the ability to lead consults and clinics – but what if you don’t quite believe that yet? RVN Nicola Ackerman is here to help…

23 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard talks to the director of Vetsnet, a website that aims to help profession members struggling with mental health.

19 mins

RCVS Knowledge writers, in their fourth article, help veterinary nurses put their hard-earned evidence-based veterinary medicine learnings into practice.

11 mins

BVNA council member and regional coordinator Gemma Reeve uses a career milestone to rally the veterinary nurse troops.

9 mins

As the veterinary profession reacts to the results from the RCVS Schedule 3 consultation, RVN and BVNA junior vice-president Stacey Bullock takes a closer look at one of its key building blocks.

19 mins

RVN Kayleigh Walsh advises on clinical signs, treatment and care requirements for urethral blockages in entire male feline patients.

16 mins

RVN Laura Lacey talks vet nurses through potential dangers pets can encounter during the Christmas period, and what to advise owners regarding prevention strategies.

47 mins

Starting a series of articles discussing electrocardiography, Louise O'Dwyer begins with the basics – how to understand an ECG.

9 mins

Louise O’Dwyer highlights the measures that need to be taken to prevent infection, both during and after catheterisation.

27 mins

Dan Skeldon highlights different management options VNs can help with and advise their clients on regarding degenerative joint disease in canine and feline pets.

57 mins

The end is nigh for Ruth Clooney-Power and her emergency and critical care certificate, financed by the VN Times bursary she won. You can do it, Ruth – you're so close!

6 mins

RVN Louise O'Dwyer takes a look at the therapy needed for – and the requirements of – critical pneumonia patients.

7 mins

RVN Sarah Nicholson spotlights a case that not only led to a unique treatment being undertaken, but a new pet for her, too...

21 mins

SVN and BVNA student council representative Jasmine Kilpatrick reminds readers of the importance of social media etiquette.

7 mins

Marge Chandler takes a look at cases in practice where these live microbial species may be of help to cats and dogs.

45 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard fills readers in on one of two open days at Mars’ Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition.

13 mins

RVN Alexandra Taylor asks why cats often receive suboptimal pain relief, and how VNs have a key role in challenging this...

7 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard introduces two tales of VNs heading to South Africa to assist in relieving the plight of the rhino.

2 mins

RVNs Sara Harman and Jade Juniper describe their practice’s experiences with a TV crew as it filmed the team’s every move for a behind-the-scenes CBBC children’s show...

16 mins

RVN Scott Parry – using his practice’s health plan as an example – offers advice on what his peers can do if they wish to get on board...

17 mins

BVNA council member Erika Feilberg reflects on her time as a member of the BVNA and what the association has achieved since she got involved.

8 mins

RVN Emma Gerrard, with Guy Fawkes Night on the horizon, looks at what advice VNs can give owners to help petrified pets cope through this period.

37 mins

Anaesthesia is challenging enough, and in neonatal and paediatric patients, even more so. RVN Louise O’Dwyer offers some help in this tricky area.

7 mins

RVN Wendy Sneddon attempts to help VNs in team situations – as manager, leader or member – be the best they can be to benefit both staff morale and business potential.

21 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard introduces readers to Bonnie Blake, an RVN who has taken to blogging about her experiences working abroad as a veterinary nurse.

20 mins

RVN Adina Valentine talks about her trip with two colleagues to Sri Lanka to help a dog and cat shelter.

18 mins

Locum RVN Jo Hinde applauds social network giant's change in commerce policy to prevent sales of animals, but insists more needs to be done to stop problematic adverts appearing in the first place.

5 mins

RCVS Knowledge writers, in their third article, help VNs give evidence-based veterinary medicine a go by discussing the importance of evaluation.

14 mins

With mental health problems earning their right in the spotlight, RVN Erika Feilberg asks whether we give enough consideration to the similar issues our patients have.

9 mins

With the end in sight, RVN Ruth Clooney-Power pushes through the final stages of her Cert VN ECC...

7 mins

In the first of a two-part article looking at the ins and outs of searching for and landing that new role, RVN Helen Russell explores the experience from a jobseeker’s viewpoint...

15 mins

RVN Kayleigh Walsh spotlights the care and processes needed to treat this emergency case successfully.

7 mins

Vet Dan Makin reports from 2017’s Pride in London march and the wider activities of the British Veterinary Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group.

26 mins

RVN Helen Tottey uses her experiences with a new pet to think about the owner view of practice, and why veterinary nurses should listen to what she has come to realise...

33 mins

An RVN now in the medical profession, Helen Ballantyne discusses a topic rarely spotlighted. But, thanks to VN Futures, this is likely to change...

8 mins

RVN Emma Gerrard looks at the latest research into this parasite and how vet nurses can help owners avoid their pets picking it up.

30 mins

With recumbent patients regularly appearing in practice, RVN Louise O'Dwyer discusses the best action for VNs tasked with managing such cases.

9 mins

RVN Alexandra Taylor reports from the nursing stream of 2017’s International Society of Feline Medicine World Feline Congress.

19 mins

In a new and exclusive International Cat Care column for VN Times, VNs with an interest in all things feline offer their views on cat topics. Kicking off is RVN Carly Rideout, on brachycephaly.

6 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard, in the latest of our “tricks of the trade” series, talks to an RVN passionate about all the things this technique can do...

19 mins

In the second of a two-part article, RVN Shakira Miles and vet Samantha Barley look at how VNs and other veterinary staff can help report suspected cases of dog fighting.

15 mins

RVN Emma Walker-Boyce discusses the latest treatment options for this increasingly common condition.

36 mins

RVN Kat Warren reviews the speakers, social activities and nursing trail from this annual event aimed at promoting veterinary education for tomorrow.

12 mins

Burnout takes time to happen, but can be recognised and stopped before it is too late. Renowned mental health lecturer and author Mike Scanlan advises readers on how to look for the signs in both themselves and colleagues.

5 mins

Dan Skeldon takes readers through the latest treatments in joint care, with a particular emphasis on OA management.

43 mins

With a lack of time being a major factor in stressful practices, RVN and practice owner Helen Russell tries to help readers – and herself – manage the unstoppable ticking of the clock...

20 mins

Louise has chosen triage as the subject to put under the spotlight this month, as well as the VN’s role within the process...

5 mins

RVN and director of veterinary nursing at CVS Belinda Andrews-Jones details a nationwide week in her working life, spanning many miles, meetings and hotel meals…

15 mins

Extra qualifications can "open doors" and improve salary expectations for veterinary nurses, claims the head of Glasgow's new postgraduate course for VNs.

10 mins

Halfway through, Ruth Clooney-Power is finding the CertVN ECC certificate ever more applicable day-to-day...

4 mins

Helen Rooney explains the integral role of diet in canine chronic kidney disease, helping VNs understand what they need to know and advise clients.

22 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard continues our look at compulsory microchipping legislation one year on, talking to VNs about how the law impacted practice both immediately after implementation, and 12 months later.

15 mins

RVN Wendy Sneddon – considering practices are businesses that need to make money, and that VNs could probably do with knowing a little more about this – offers readers business finance explanations and tips for improving performance...

18 mins

Marge Chandler, in the final of a two-part article, discusses the complex relationship of obesity and health, and how VNs can help owners manage the condition in pets.

28 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard looks at the efficacy of the tools, materials, CPD and training that accompany production of antiparasitic pharmaceuticals.

24 mins

May might be over, but, as RVN and BVNA regional coordinator Gemma Reeve explains, it doesn’t mean it’s time to stop pushing the profession forward...

6 mins

RVN Charlotte Beard shares how her need to travel set off an obsession with all things elephant and welfare...

22 mins

This month, Louise O’Dwyer takes a look at refeeding syndrome, how to avoid it and what to actually do instead...

6 mins

RCVS Knowledge writers continue to help VNs get to grips with evidence-based veterinary medicine. This month, it’s all about searching...

14 mins

RVN Ruth Clooney-Power powers through with her certificate, despite taking on more work and avoiding procrastination in the sunshine…

3 mins

Richard Morris looks at the stages of diagnosing and treating equine dermal allergic reactions, along with the VN's role in achieving these, using case studies as examples.

21 mins

RVN Louise O’Dwyer uses May’s Nursing Notes to take a (condensed) look at the Rule of 20.

5 mins

RVN Stacey Bullock looks at the problem with training placements for SVNs and asks readers to consider whether their practice could help...

17 mins

With May hosting Mental Health Awareness Week, RVN Emma Gerrard reminds us all it’s okay to struggle, it’s good to say so, and you are not alone...

5 mins

Royal Canin's John O'Connor looks at how to treat dermatosis in cats and dogs by exploring the range of diets the company offers, which now has one for every stage of the nutritional management of such cases.

8 mins

RVN Louise O’Dwyer discusses the importance of nutrition in emergency situations, exploring calorie requirements, assisted feeding and the wonderful world of feeding tubes.

36 mins

RVN and BVNA council member Stacey Bullock tries to get the non-training practices among you on board…

6 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard takes a look inside a practice doing things a bit differently, and chats to its director of nursing about its aims and ambitions.

19 mins

RVN Laura Lacey discusses whether treatment for these two ectoparasites should be addressed at the same time – rather than apart – by VNs and, in turn, their clients.

24 mins

Louise O’Dwyer discusses the details of blood pressure monitoring in cats and dogs in March's Nursing Notes.

9 mins

In RVN Ruth Clooney-Power’s latest entry, she documents how learning the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care isn’t always plain sailing...

4 mins

In a new series, RCVS Knowledge writers are to offer advice and ideas to VNs on how to ensure evidence-based veterinary medicine is adopted in clinics.

19 mins

RVN Helen Tottey implores readers to tear down the walls stopping them from carrying out consultations, starting from within practice.

27 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard speaks to an Antipodean veterinary nurse about her UK-based anaesthesia training.

18 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard hears from RVN Rachel Bean, who is so busy and talented, we simply could not stop at finding out about just one working day.

16 mins

Ariane Neuber looks at the part VNs can play in managing aural conditions, including different factors involved in the disease process and examination techniques.

26 mins

BVNA Welshpool regional coordinator Emma Gerrard wonders why vets do not seem to be aware of what RVNs can offer them.

6 mins

RVN Shakira Miles, in the first of a two-part article, looks at the prevalence of this organised activity and the potential resulting wounds.

15 mins

RVN Scott Parry discusses how he, as a practice owner, is able to undertake charitable work, looking at the challenges and crucial nature the role entails.

16 mins

BVNA regional coordinator Gemma Reeve looks at the importance of spreading the VN word in educational environments.

6 mins

Emergency and critical care superstar Louise O'Dwyer looks at the veterinary nurse’s role in pre-anaesthesia planning.

10 mins

Marge Chandler looks at research and evidence to discuss diet topics often enquired about by cat and dog owners.

24 mins

RVN Sophie Beckwith questions who is best suited to the role of a human resources position in a veterinary clinic – a practice team member or an HR-trained individual?

27 mins

RVN Emma Gerrard looks at the common endocrinopathies that present in practice and how nurses can involve their clients in helping to manage these conditions.

27 mins

SVN Simon Johnson discusses the preconceptions he faces as a man in a predominately female profession and how this can be addressed in the future.

18 mins

RVN Ruth Clooney-Power files the latest entry in her bursary diary, where she tells readers how she’s getting on with the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care.

4 mins

RVN Diane Westwood describes a training day she took part in for volunteers willing to respond to marine mammals in danger.

14 mins

RVN Louise Buckley shares her seven golden steps to compiling, developing and honing critical appraisal skills in evidence-based veterinary medicine.

17 mins

BVNA council member Jasmine Kilpatrick speaks about her first year as a diploma student VN.

6 mins

Louise O'Dwyer discusses small animal pain management, arguing a need for more pain scoring in practice.

6 mins

RVN Devon Caffull outlines various dental procedures often involving VNs and the significant contributions they can make.

23 mins

RVN Laura Lacey discusses common symptoms associated with elderly canine and feline patients, plus advice for VNs to adopt and share with owners.

40 mins

Emma Gerrard RVN offers key recommendations to help implement and maintain infection control protocols.

27 mins

Clare Jones RVN, in the first of a two-part article, familiarises VNs with parrot handling, diet, environment and illness.

28 mins

BVNA council member Erika Feilberg takes a closer look at VNs in practice, including how they are used in the hospital she works in.

7 mins

Louise O'Dwyer takes a look at the relationship between pre-surgery fasting and anaesthesia in December's Nursing Notes.

8 mins

Rory O’Connor offers practical advice for VNs to prevent mental health issues occurring – and to ensure you don’t suffer in silence.

19 mins

Pam Mosedale explains the responsibilities of suitably qualified persons (SQPs) in practice.

20 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard talks to an RVN about how her volunteering trip to the southernmost tip of Africa brought her face to face with big cats and bolstered her recovery from anxiety.

17 mins

RVN Samantha Thompson advises on common festive-related items often within reaching distance of pets that can prove toxic if ingested.

23 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard discovers what the future holds for a trio of veterinary nurses who have been appointed to the VPMA’s board.

25 mins

Dan Skeldon looks at various treatment methods for this prevalent joint disease affecting canine patients.

27 mins

In her VN Times editorial board member role, RVN Louise O'Dwyer looks at a guideline change in fluid therapy for anaesthetised patients.

5 mins

VN Ruth Clooney-Power, the winner of our emergency and critical care bursary competition, begins her bi-monthly update on how the course is progressing...

3 mins

Having begun her second year at the helm of the association, BVNA president Samantha Morgan speculates as to what might happen in 2016-17 and beyond.

7 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard continues the series of documenting VNs as they learn new skills or take the lead in practice by meeting RVN Samantha Ford, who has a passion for all things itchy and scaly.

10 mins

RVN Samantha Feighery discusses veterinary nursing protocols to help stabilise equine patients after this gastrointestinal procedure.

20 mins

Neil Forbes discusses this vital area of veterinary practice management and the cost-effective training BVNA has created for VNs and vets.

31 mins

Richard Jones and Marcella Palmer discuss strategies for treating fractures and crop impaction in chickens.

20 mins

Emma Gerrard discusses environmental triggers, as well as short-term and long-term management strategies, for cats and dogs with sound sensitivities.

24 mins

Claire Bloor discusses the involvement of VNs when presented with pets requiring dental treatment, such as assessment and recording.

52 mins

Speaking in the association’s congress month, BVNA regional coordinator Emma Gerrard tells VN Times what the association means to her.

7 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard finds out how one VN’s animal aspirations led her all the way to Asia.

17 mins

In her role as a cat advocate, RVN Hayley Oates recounts her involvement in a client education evening that offered feline tips to owners.

8 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard reveals the advisory panel that will be keeping your magazine at its best, and her on her toes…

41 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard, in a first for this series, hears from a nurse whose career has spanned not one but three countries.

19 mins

RVN Rebecca Wright recounts the story behind her seven-hour stint in a kennel dressed as a rabbit to help raise awareness of the animal’s welfare needs.

19 mins

Cheryl Ramsbottom discusses the transmission routes, clinical signs and diagnostics associated with rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus – and its emerged variant.

19 mins

Donna Wills recalls the efforts, resources and stages she went through to produce her own puppy massage DVD.

16 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard hears from NOAH on its mission to embrace a new website platform for its compendium.

20 mins

Dan Skeldon provides a comprehensive guide to the wound-healing options available to veterinary nurses in practice.

36 mins

In September's VN Voice, Natalie Franks, SVN at Anglia Ruskin University, talks about the initial year on her degree course.

8 mins

Two top veterinary surgeons have said VNs and vets need to take dental disease in practice “incredibly seriously”.

6 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard reports from the launch of the VN Futures action plan summit.

29 mins

Stacey Bullock RVN reports from an afternoon of physical on-site team building activities for her college’s training practices.

8 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard continues her look at RVNs’ daily working patterns by heading to a Liverpool small animal practice for a male perspective on the role.

10 mins

RVN Sophie Beckwith asks whether veterinary nurses training later in life could help the profession climb out of its retention problem.

24 mins

Samantha Thompson looks at the impact hyperthyroidism has on canine and feline patients, as well as management options and how VNs can increase owner compliance.

18 mins

BVNA president Sam Morgan’s time at Pride in London leads her to look at acceptance, in both practice and life.

6 mins

Vets and VNs can be justifiably proud of what they have achieved to improve owner understanding and knowledge of nutrition, internal and external parasites, and vaccination. Sadly, however, the same cannot be said for dental and oral care.

10 mins

In a new series, VN Times hears from VNs who have learned or taken up a skill in practice they are proud of. Ann-Marie Mayren from the St Helens branch of White Cross Vets tells us how she has learned to suture.

15 mins

The use of antibiotics and probiotics in acute and chronic diarrhoea in small animals is controversial. Even the correct definition of a probiotic in the context of veterinary medicine can be challenging.

22 mins

Rebecca Hubbard and Kate Robson look at one of the latter’s pet weight loss cases – and it’s on a pretty big scale.

19 mins

Rebecca Hubbard looks at possibilities the internet can offer nurse advocacy efforts and talks to a particularly impassioned VN on how this can be done.

12 mins

Emma Gerrard looks at the aetiology, investigation and treatment regarding FLUTD, as well as the vital role nurses can play in educating owners on prevention strategies.

24 mins

Hany Elsheikha looks at reasons behind poor compliance among owners when adopting helminth treatment protocols for their pets and proposes some solutions for VNs to action

29 mins

Rebecca Hubbard continues June's article on “a look at what’s occurring in practice” by hearing from more VNs about their day-to-day flea and tick treatment dealings, advice, compliance and more.

23 mins

Rebecca Hubbard reports from the 2016 edition of the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation’s annual discussion forum.

16 mins

Portly pups, colossal cats, hefty hamsters, rotund rabbits – the fight against flab is something most people struggle with, as do the nation’s pets.

19 mins

Rebecca Hubbard, in a new series, talks to RVNs about their day-to-day work, finding out what they like and love (and maybe what they don’t) about their jobs, and what it is they get up to.

15 mins

RCVS VN council member and zoo RVN Matthew Rendle talks of the male side of the profession, where numbers are, unfortunately, dwindling.

6 mins

Holly Kernot shares highlights from the Association of Zoo and Exotic Veterinary Nurses’ second annual meeting.

11 mins

The BVNA has announced the new members of its council. If you’re thinking this is a bit out of the blue, I suppose it is, mainly because of that bugbear of mine – lack of engagement.

30 mins

It was Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month in May, with all sorts of activities taking place. Here is a snapshot of what some VNs got up to...

10 mins

The first year after qualifying as an RVN is exciting. You’ve passed your exams and your nursing progress log/clinical skills log is behind you, but, even qualified, you’re always learning – one of the great things about this profession.

6 mins

Every veterinary profession member, including the VN, knows the importance of CPD and further learning. In fact, it’s likely some VNs love it, seeing it as a chance to grow and learn, as well as achieve those much-needed CPD hours.

18 mins

For owners who wish to travel with their pets, several animal threats exist.

35 mins

Marie Rippingale, a well-respected and highly thought of REVN, decided in 2015, after 13 years … more

15 mins

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is an exaggerated inflammatory condition that can start from a local source, yet becomes widely systemic.

31 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard asks VNs for their opinions on owner advice, compliance and the nurse’s role in practice regarding this hotly debated topic.

34 mins

Parasite prevention is a huge part of veterinary nursing. It is important to understand life cycles and treatment protocols to ensure clients and their pets receive the correct information.

31 mins

So, it happened. The RCVS elections closed and you (well, 10.9% of you) elected your two new councillors. Let me introduce you to them.

15 mins

Over the past few months, I have been in the privileged position of spending time travelling around the country with my colleagues talking to VNs from all backgrounds about what being a nurse means to them and how they think it can be made better.

7 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard talks to vet nurses about the reception new compulsory microchipping legislation in dogs has had among clinics, and asks for their personal views on the law itself.

25 mins

Rebecca Hubbard reports from the VN Futures initiative's second regional meeting and the challenge faced by participants of setting what lies next for veterinary nurses.

44 mins

Lynne Kerrigan offers key tips VNs should share with new owners of these pets to ensure their health and welfare needs are met.

30 mins

BVNA education development coordinator Debbie Gray asks what VNs can do to educate and inform the public.

5 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard continues her delve into the digital realm by talking to International Cat Care about why its Cat Friendly Clinic initiative and website is worthwhile.

26 mins

Ariane Neuber discusses the aetiology and treatment methods of various allergic conditions that often present in dogs and cats.

27 mins

Hayley Walters talks about the importance of future VNs recognising both the mental and physical welfare needs of animals, and introduces a course designed to help.

10 mins

Rebecca Hubbard, VN Times editor, enlightens readers on a new initiative directed at the future of the veterinary nursing profession, what it means for RVNs and why you should get involved.

19 mins

Rebecca Hubbard, VN Times editor, in a new series, boards planes, trains and automobiles to talk to nurses about their experiences working abroad.

21 mins

Rebecca Hubbard reports from 2016’s TP Congress, where clinical coaching, cocktails and canapés made for a captivating concoction.

24 mins

Lynn Irving describes common conditions that can lead to immunocompromised horses, including prevention and treatment advice.

29 mins

Lynne Kerrigan suggests ways VNs can advise and assist dog and cat owners in helping geriatric pets live life to the full in their senior years.

28 mins

Laura Rosewell discusses how VNs’ actions and protocols are essential in preventing disease spread in practice, in the second of a two-part article.

17 mins

BVNA education development coordinator Debbie Gray tells readers about the free CPD available for its members.

5 mins

Nicola Ackerman looks at an RVN’s microchipping role in light of new legislation coming into force.

20 mins

Emma Archer focuses on a nurse’s role prior to, during and after a patient is anaesthetised, from appropriate premedication to supervision tools (part 1/2).

23 mins

Rebecca Hubbard in a new series, delves into the digital world to find websites, apps, forums and noticeboards to help and inspire VNs in work and play.

16 mins

Caroline Iser shares her experiences as an animal hospital VN, the gratification and satisfaction she receives and the importance of like-minded colleagues.

11 mins

Holly Kernot speaks to RVN Jane Davidson on the methods in which she reaches out to fellow nurses and her hopes for the profession’s future.

18 mins

Emma Gerrard explains the usual causes of vomiting in cats and dogs to equip VNs with useful knowledge when performing triage.

27 mins

ABSTRACT Chronic pain is a life-altering condition that has significant impact on a cat’s quality … more

25 mins

The first and most important aspect to remember when dealing with hens is they are … more

20 mins

In many weight loss programmes, the most difficult stage is once ideal/target bodyweight has been … more

14 mins

After attending a workshop by the RCVS Mind Matters group, I was startled to see … more

5 mins

ABSTRACT Otitis – specifically, otitis externa – is a common problem in dogs, but less … more

24 mins

While VN training touches on employment law, there may be significant gaps in a veterinary … more

5 mins

A VN’s role may have developed over the past 25 years, but the fact remains … more

26 mins

Linda Roberts provides an introductory look at the psychology, methodology and uses of this form of reinforcement learning in animals.

31 mins

Laura Lacey looks at causal factors, behaviour meanings and therapy options in relation to negative emotions experienced in dogs when home alone.

37 mins

Laura Rosewell details the VN’s critical role in helping stop infection in practice and measures to adopt in surgical environments.

29 mins

Have you ever considered presenting your research at BVNA Congress? The Science Café is a … more

4 mins

Another summer; another amazing opportunity to continue my quest to learn, savour and share the … more

29 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, shares advice given by a behaviour expert on helping these domesticated birds and their owners to live both happily and harmoniously.

14 mins

Dermatology cases are frequently seen in small animal practice, making up about 20% of patients … more

21 mins

Oval Pet Centre in Sidcup, Kent is a family-run practice, led by Corrado Fornengo and … more

15 mins

Being a mum in a full-time head nurse role has its challenges. However, from my … more

12 mins

We all know and agree having a well-trained and compassionate veterinary nurse working in a … more

9 mins

Another BVNA Congress has come and gone. With delegate numbers up by almost 40 per … more

6 mins

ABSTRACT As veterinary nurses, we readily advise clients about the additional needs of elderly animals … more

27 mins

When receiving a wildlife casualty in practice, it is extremely important to record details to gain … more

6 mins

We’re all now getting ready for BVNA Congress, taking place in Telford from October 9 … more

5 mins

Claire Hargrave offers advice to pass on to owners regarding best practice to managing animal anxiety from unexpected noises.

27 mins

ABSTRACT The field of veterinary cardiology is continually expanding, with scientific studies and papers arising … more

28 mins

If you fancy a change in your career, but want to stay in veterinary nursing … more

36 mins

The RCVS is encouraging veterinary professionals to incorporate evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) into their everyday work. … more

7 mins

Veterinary nurses have an important role in every aspect of anaesthesia, from the preparation of equipment … more

23 mins

Sitting in her office, vet and clinic director Kelly Whitelaw said with conviction: “In terms … more

18 mins

Probiotics supplementation is gaining popularity – for example, as promoted in advertisements for people as “good bacteria”. A … more

25 mins

A Key function of the BVNA is to support our members and to do this effectively, … more

6 mins

RVN Hayley Walters has two passions in her working life and says being named Ceva … more

17 mins

General care of small mammals is directly related to their natural behaviour, environment and nutritional … more

18 mins

When presented with a dog suspected of suffering from separation anxiety (SA), it is important … more

17 mins

Firework season – a time many pet owners hate, with an abundance of scaredy cats and … more

13 mins

International Cat Care (ICC) has teamed up with the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) and Agria … more

18 mins

ABSTRACT It can be assumed veterinary dental procedures are performed almost every day in almost … more

19 mins

The royal charter stands out as the highlight of Kathy Kissick’s time as RCVS VN council … more

15 mins

Endoparasite infections in dogs and cats are a familiar concern for pet owners. This article will … more

27 mins

A little girl screaming and sobbing in the waiting room; a mum having to deal with … more

14 mins

Using social media can achieve wonderful things – photos can be shared with friends and family … more

6 mins

This year has been a challenging, but exciting, time for International Aid for the Protection … more

7 mins

Lameness is a common presentation in equine practice and the equine veterinary nurse plays many … more

13 mins

I am a proud registered veterinary nurse, having undertaken NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 … more

9 mins

In terms of risk assessments in the UK, the NHS European Office (2013) has changed … more

17 mins

From personalised kennels to top of the range facilities and a 100-strong team of dog … more

20 mins

Exercise is an essential part of a weight loss programme in overweight and obese animals. … more

19 mins

The Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA) 1991 was pushed through parliament in response to media and public … more

13 mins

ABSTRACT Feline lower urinary tract disease is commonly seen in practice. Patients may show chronic clinical signs … more

29 mins

It was January 2013 and there had been a lot of snow that month. A member … more

13 mins

For some owners travelling with their pets can be a traumatic experience. What starts out as … more

17 mins

BVNA sees investing time and effort into work on mental health and well-being for VNs … more

5 mins

As an almost innocent new graduate vet 13 years ago, I was harangued early one … more

17 mins

I first came across crowdfunding platform Kickstarter a few years ago, when I saw some … more

9 mins

ABSTRACT The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) says because of a cat’s nature and … more

11 mins

Bull terriers have always been one of my favourite breeds of dog. Owning my first … more

8 mins

Dietary-induced skin problems include food intolerances; primary and secondary nutrient deficiencies and nutrient toxicities. A … more

18 mins

Emma Gerrard explains the importance of getting clients onside when it comes to carrying out recommended veterinary action for pets’ health care.

22 mins

Overweight animals are, unfortunately, seen all too often in veterinary practice. However, this should not … more

19 mins

Since 1943, when Karl Luft introduced the first infrared carbon dioxide (CO2) measuring and recording … more

27 mins

Douglas came into my life one Saturday night in January 2011 while I was a … more

7 mins

ABSTRACT The past decade has seen a rapid growth in popularity of small mammals kept … more

23 mins

Canine behaviour expert David Ryan has urged veterinary professionals to do all they can to … more

24 mins

ABSTRACT Much work has been documented with health care workers to highlight the danger of … more

17 mins

Cats have long been one of the most commonly owned pets in the UK. This enormous … more

20 mins

Flea infestation is a common concern among pet owners; nevertheless, many owners fail to implement an effective … more

28 mins

Having always wanted a pug, I was really pleased to get Lola as a puppy in … more

15 mins

At BVNA we have been celebrating the diversity of the veterinary nursing profession. As has … more

5 mins

Diabetes mellitus is a complex disease, with stabilisation of blood glucose levels being affected by confounding … more

19 mins

Casey Plain Bsc(Hons), ANA, CA-SQP, a VN Times reader, supports moves made to raise awareness … more

15 mins

A young deaf woman has overcome the odds to forge a career as a registered veterinary … more

10 mins

Occasionally, the BVNA receives comments and questions from the public on issues relating to the … more

5 mins

Oobie is a pedigree bullmastiff, but she will never win Crufts because of her “unique … more

6 mins

In the first VN Voice column of 2015, the BVNA encourages veterinary nurses to take … more

7 mins

Emma Gerrard DipAVN(SA), DipHE CVN, BSc(Hons), CVN, RVN, K-SQP, PHC, provides a comprehensive guide to … more

37 mins

Lisa Angell RVN, VTS(Anaesthesia), looks at the benefits, dosing requirements, alpha-2 agonist options and best … more

29 mins

Claire Bloor MAEd, BSc(Hons), RVN, PGCE, QTLS, CertVN(Dent), explains wound aetiology, types, triage and treatment … more

31 mins

Linda Matthewman BVSc, DACVIM(SAIM), MPhil, MRCVS, explains the value and benefits these microorganisms can have … more

23 mins

We always try to see things from the client’s point of view – that’s why we’re good at … more

6 mins

I always saw myself as a dog person, having grown up around boxers. But then … more

10 mins

Julie Ross-Edwards former VN, shares her experiences of a trip to an Indonesian wildlife rescue … more

28 mins

Sarah Caney BVSc, PhD, DSAM(Feline), MRCVS, discusses the clinical signs, diagnostic tools and management options … more

24 mins

In this month’s column, the BVNA urges registered veterinary nurses to ensure they stand up … more

7 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, hears from two veterinary nurses whose efforts have been rewarded … more

11 mins

Sue Veal RVN, discusses common causes of overweight cats and dogs, as well as advice … more

15 mins

Christopher Shivelton Queen BSc, BVSc, MRCVS, discusses the concept of virtual reality as a potential … more

11 mins

Samantha Thompson RVN, DipAVN(Small Animal), shares her own and other veterinary nurses’ experiences of the … more

24 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, speaks to a registered veterinary nurse who trained as an … more

31 mins

Alice Blore SVN and ANA at Vets4Pets Sheffield (Birley Moor), shares a heartwarming tale of … more

13 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, hears from two registered veterinary nurses who have made history … more

19 mins

Claire Hargrave BSc(Hons), MSc, PGCE, CSci, CChem, MRSC, DAS(CABC), CCAB, explains the reasons and emotional … more

23 mins

ABSTRACT A good understanding of customer base is vital to the success of any veterinary … more

22 mins

This month a veterinary nurse who has returned from volunteering at an animal centre abroad … more

7 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, reports on two upcoming events to whet the appetite of … more

8 mins

Emma Russell principal nurse manager at Vets Now in Middlesbrough, in the first of a … more

16 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, gets industry views on both short and long-term solutions VNs … more

15 mins

Lynne Kerrigan MAEd, CertEd, RVN, highlights both physical and neurological changes in cats as they … more

27 mins

Our VN Voice column offers you the chance to speak out on any issue you … more

7 mins

Lesa Thompson MA, BVM&S, DZooMed, MSc, MRCVS, offers a guide for veterinary nurses on how … more

23 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor visits the UK’s oldest and most famous animal rehoming centre … more

29 mins

Emma Gerrard DipAVN(SA), DipHECVN, BSc(Hons)CVN, RVN, K-SQP, PHC, discusses the importance of retail and preventive … more

23 mins

Our VN Voice column offers the chance to make your views known on anything from … more

8 mins

Denise Laughlin RVN, CertVNES, reports on a joint project between the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) … more

10 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, reports on the remarkable biological make-up of the fl ea … more

9 mins

Lynne Kerrigan MAEd, CertEd, RVN, looks at the effects of ageing on dogs and the … more

27 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, gets the views of Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency … more

12 mins

Eileen Green, VN Times editor, talks to a student VN whose life-changing experience with Pets … more

10 mins

Jess Thomas shares her views on the charity and how she came to be both … more

9 mins

Nicola Ackerman BSc(Hons), RVN, CertSAN, CertVN ECC, looks at various contributing factors to this urinary … more

30 mins

Sue Paterson MA, VetMB, DVD, DipECVD, MRCVS, advises on the ways canine skin diseases are … more

22 mins

Eileen Green VN Times editor, meets five veterinary nurses offering services outside of the traditional … more

42 mins

VN Times is inviting you to make your views known on anything from issues concerning … more

7 mins

Rachel Sant BVetMed, CertVD, CertSAM, MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine, Medicine of Cats), MRCVS, discusses the … more

26 mins

In the first of a new series, we invite you to make your views known … more

7 mins

Nicola Ackerman BSc(Hons), RVN, CertSAN, CertVN ECC, A1, V1, looks at the varied ways the … more

21 mins

Eileen Green, VN Times editor, reports on the need for nurses to promote pet tissue … more

38 mins

Kayleigh Boardman BSc(Hons), RVN, in the first of a two-part article, outlines research she was … more

15 mins

Dan Skeldon BA, VetMB, CertSAS, MRCVS, reviews the telltale signs of this debilitating disorder in … more

31 mins

Samantha Frogley RVN, DipAVN (small animal), considers the needs of dogs with heart conditions and … more

36 mins

NEARLY 2,000 VNs attended the record-breaking BSAVA Congress in Birmingham. Organisers said 6,311 vets, nurses, … more

5 mins

THE Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) used its presence at congress to launch its comprehensive guidelines … more

2 mins

THE RSPCA had a clear message for delegates: practise and promote cat neutering at four … more

3 mins

SUREFLAP used its stand at congress to showcase its SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder. Activated when … more

1 mins

FRESH from his triumph in the Veterinary Marketing Awards, Nacho the cat was ready to … more

1 mins

THE winner of this year’s Ceva Welfare Nurse of the Year says she was “shell-shocked” … more

6 mins

Carolyn Henderson freelance writer, learns about the problems being left on their own can cause … more

7 mins

TACKLING the difficult issue of canine separation anxiety means defining your terms carefully and managing … more

6 mins

Laura George RVN, DipHECVN, looks at the role of the VN in the treatment of … more

23 mins

Emma Cooper freelance writer, runs to catch up with BSAVA Congress speaker Susan Burns, BS, … more

16 mins

The Consulting Veterinary Nurse, Nicola Ackerman, Wiley- Blackwell, 251 pages, £29.99. WHEN I was asked … more

4 mins

Tim Watson BVM&S, PhD, MRCVS, discusses the prevalence of degenerative joint disease in canine and … more

23 mins

Stacey Crompton RVN, He, DipCVN, AVN, in the first of a two-part article, looks at … more

38 mins

Nicola Ackerman BSc (Hons), RVN, CertSAN, CertVN ECC, A1, V1 explains the benefits of fibre … more

26 mins

Wendy Bament RVN, MSc, BSc (Hons), takes a look at the origins of rats, their … more

28 mins

Shakira Miles BSc, RVN, is passionate about bull breeds and urges practices to play their … more

16 mins

RVN Scott Parry runs the Bridge Veterinary Surgery in Highbridge, Somerset, along with his vet … more

8 mins

Emma Gerrard Dip AVN (SA), DipHE CVN, BSc (Hons) CVN, RVN, K-SQP, PHC, offers advice … more

26 mins

Christopher Shivelton Queen BSc, BVSc, MRCVS, discusses what “wearable tech” means for our pets, and … more

10 mins

Helen Rooney BSc (Hons) CVN, CertEd, DipAVN (Medical), RVN, describes some practical methods for veterinary … more

26 mins

Jon Bowen DipAS (CABC), MRCVS, veterinary behaviourist, describes an online tool designed to give owners … more

14 mins

Emma Cooper VN Times acting editor, speaks to self-help teachers and CVS staff about the … more

11 mins

Emma Gerrard DipAVN(SA), DipHE CVN, BSc(Hons), CVN, RVN, K-SQP, PHC, offers advice on how nurses … more

25 mins

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