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  • Blog Post: Vets Now accepting applications for Nursing Edge Programme

    Vets Now has announced that it is accepting applications for it's Nursing Edge Programme, starting in August. The eight week training programme, which was set up by Vets Now’s Head of Clinical Nursing, Rachael Marshall, provides a full induction leading to a permanent full time position...
  • Blog Post: Merial launches online support for SQPs

    Merial has announced the launch of Nexus ( http://merialnexus.co.uk ), a new online information resource which offers large animal vets and Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs) CPD training modules, webinars, technical articles, product information, marketing tools and support materials. Victoria Hudson...
  • Blog Post: Charity launches new course on infection control

    The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) and Oncore Online Learning have announced the launch of a 2 week online training course developed to help veterinary professionals implement rigorous, tailored infection controls in practice. Practical Infection Control is delivered online as a fully tutored course...
  • Blog Post: HM The Queen opens UK's eighth veterinary school

    Her Majesty The Queen has today opened the University of Surrey's new £45m School of Veterinary Medicine, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness toured the Large Animal Clinical Skills Building, where they met students taking equine examinations...
  • 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: New low-cost CPD company

    Husband and wife Cat Henstridge and Dave Hough MsRCVS have set up vCPD, a low cost CPD company based in the West Midlands. Cat said: "Many of you will have noticed how CPD has become extremely expensive with some of the larger providers. Single days of theory based lectures are often well over...
  • Blog Post: Vet Nurses flock to BEVA Congress

    BEVA Congress Registrations this year show that many more vet practices are now recognising the benefits of Veterinary Nurses attending Congress (8-11 September 2010) and are actively encouraging their VN teams to attend, say the organisers. Apparently, Veterinary Nurse registrations are already looking...
  • 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: 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: Echocardiography presentation added to Ceva's CPD website

    Ceva Animal Health has added a new presentation to its Cardio Academy CPD website , entitled: Echocardiography: Common Views. In the 30 minute multimedia presentation, cardiology specialist Anne French discusses the most common echocardiographic views used in the diagnosis of the cardiac patient....
  • 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...