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  • Blog Post: New Animal Nursing Assistant Course

    North Lindsey College near Scunthorpe has announced the launch of a new course in September to prepare school leavers and current workers in the industry to qualify as Animal Care Assistants with an option to progress on to their Level 3 Veterinary Course. Entry requirements are C in Maths, English...
  • Blog Post: Government asks if foreign vets should have their English tested

    The RCVS is encouraging veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and other members of the practice team to respond to a government consultation on changing the law to introduce English language testing for veterinary surgeons who have qualified from elsewhere in the European Union. Under the proposals...
  • Blog Post: 800 RVNs asked to submit CPD records to the RCVS

    The RCVS has asked more than 800 registered veterinary nurses to submit their continuing professional development (CPD) records in order to monitor compliance with their professional obligation to undertake CPD. Under the Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses, members of the VN profession...
  • Blog Post: Undocumented CPD allowance to be discontinued

    From the start of 2016, the RCVS will no longer allow veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses to enter undocumented continuing professional development (CPD) on their records. Under the RCVS Codes of Professional Conduct, veterinary surgeons are required to record a minimum of 105 hours of CPD over...
  • Blog Post: RCVS launches consultation on veterinary nurse day-one clinical skills

    The RCVS has announced the launch of a consultation on the new proposed list of 'day-one' clinical skills needed by veterinary nurses when they first enter practice. The College says it welcomes comments on the new list from veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons and all those involved in...
  • Blog Post: Improve International acquired by Benchmark Holdings

    Benchmark Holdings has announced that it has acquired Improve International limited , the Swindon-based veterinary Continuing Professional Development (CPD) business. Improve will be added to Benchmark's Technical Publishing division, which provides global knowledge transfer, technical insight...
  • Blog Post: Docsinnovent launches v-gel rabbit dentistry video

    Docsinnovent has launched a v-gel rabbit dentistry educational training video . The four minute video shows how to obtain a safer anaesthesia airway using the v-gel supraglottic airway device in rabbit dentistry procedures. It's the second in the series, after the cat dental video . In addition...
  • Blog Post: Jack Russell gets royal treatment

    A Jack Russell from Thurso had a bit of a surprise last week, when it looked down the stethoscope to find Prince Charles at the other end. The slightly unlikely encounter happened when the prince visited the newly-extended North Highland College Rural Studies Centre . The purpose-built centre,...
  • Blog Post: New government-funded veterinary receptionist qualification

    Improve International has launched a new course for veterinary receptionists to achieve the nationally accredited Edexcel QCF Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service, but with the assessment tailored specifically to demonstrate excellence in veterinary client care. Veterinary receptionists may be...
  • Blog Post: College of Animal Welfare offers free VN training to under-19s

    The College of Animal Welfare is offering fully funded apprenticeship training (Level 3 Diploma) to under-19s looking to start training as a veterinary nurse this September. According to the College, the only thing your practice would need to pay for is the student's RCVS fees i.e. enrolment and...
  • Blog Post: New veterinary school to launch in 2014

    The University of Surrey has announced that it is to launch a new school of veterinary medicine in 2014. According to the University, the new school will embrace the 'One Health - One Medicine' philosophy and will include the development of a unique research-led veterinary medicine degree...
  • Blog Post: Graduates say EMS placements are an essential part of the degree

    The RCVS has released the results of a survey it conducted which has found that the vast majority of recent graduates from UK veterinary schools consider extra-mural studies (EMS) to be an essential component of the veterinary degree. The survey was launched earlier this year in order to help the...
  • Blog Post: Permethrin highlights value of SQP qualification

    AMTRA has cited a study by the Veterinary Poisons Information Service as highlighting the value of the SQP qualification. The study found that 97% of cats wrongly treated with permethrin-based flea treatments for dogs showed signs of poisoning, with 10.5% being put down. There are probably very...
  • Blog Post: RCVS invites comments on VN Return to Practice course

    The RCVS is inviting comment on its proposed Return to Veterinary Nursing Practice course for veterinary nurses returning to the Register following a break of five years or more. The non-statutory Register for Veterinary Nurses was introduced in September 2007. Registration is compulsory for those VNs...
  • Blog Post: RVC launches new veterinary nursing programmes

    In response to a national shortage of qualified veterinary nurses, the Royal Veterinary College has announced its new combined vet nursing programme. From September 2008, the college will offer a newly developed BSc programme in veterinary nursing in addition to the Foundation Degree in Veterinary...
  • Blog Post: Free feline-focussed CPD to start the year

    Hill's Pet Nutrition is offering a series of free webinars about feline medicine, delivered by some of the best-known experts in the field. The first presentation on feline liver disease will be delivered by Danièlle Gunn-Moore BVM&S BSc PhD MACVSc MRCVS, on the 26th January 2011...
  • Blog Post: No more portfolios for student VNs

    The traditional NVQ 'portfolio' system for student veterinary nurses could be phased out from next summer, under draft proposals from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Awarding Body, which has responsibility for the delivery of VN qualifications. Proposals include an initial year of...
  • Blog Post: Free masterclass to help you prepare for medicines inspection

    The RCVS and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) will be holding a free Masterclass offering practical guidance on the requirements of the Veterinary Practice Premises Register, on Saturday 4 April, at BSAVA Congress. If you are concerned about medicines inspections and would like further information...
  • Blog Post: Pfizer offers free online dental CPD

    Pfizer Animal Health has announced that its Dental Leadership programme is now available on-line at www.dental-leadership.co.uk . The course is offered under the 'Pfizer Academy' umbrella and has previously been available in hard copy for over five years. Almost 1000 vets and nurses have tackled...
  • Blog Post: New Nurses' Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition

    Improve International has launched a new Nurses' Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition designed to help nurses with an interest in nutrition to increase the depth and range of their knowledge. The new Certificate will take its first students in March 2015 and be taught over three two-day residential...
  • Blog Post: Free feline CPD presentation

    Sureflap , the microchip pet door company has teamed up with animal behaviourist Jon Bowen MRCVS to provide a free CPD-qualifying presentation about improving cats' quality of life with simple modifications to their environment. In the 45-minute webinar Jon explains how the domestic environment...
  • Blog Post: New pet bereavement distance learning course

    The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) has launched a distance learning course aimed at veterinary professionals working with individuals and families facing pet bereavement. Officially accredited by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), the course considers many forms of bereavement...
  • Blog Post: New feline stress videos for veterinary professionals

    Ceva Animal Health UK has launched a range of support materials to help educate veterinary professionals and cat owners about feline stress and the benefits of using Feliway. For veterinary surgeons and nurses, the company has produced a series of video presentations by the Specialist in Feline Medicine...
  • Blog Post: Solicitor launches CPD-qualifying dog law training webinars

    Canterbury-based solicitor Cooper & Co , which specialises in dog law, has launched a series of CPD-qualifying webinars for veterinary professionals available at www.doglaw.tv . The webinars, which are presented by Trevor Cooper, cover a wide variety of subjects, including: Compulsory microchipping...
  • Blog Post: New safety qualification for people who drive at work

    The British Safety Council has launched a new qualification to help people who drive as part of their work stay safe on the roads. According to the organisation, the Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work provides work drivers with key knowledge of the hazards and risks associated with driving and...