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  • Blog Post: New leadership and management programmes for Head Nurses

    The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) is preparing to launch a new range of leadership and management programmes aimed at head nurses and practice managers at the BVNA Congress (5-7 October). The College says that its management programmes, which lead to professional recognition with the Institute...
  • Blog Post: Helen Lower first to get equine VN qualification in the North.

    Nurse Helen Lower has successfully completed the Equine Veterinary Nursing qualification and becomes the first in the North of England to do so under the new direct track training system. Until recently equine nurse training had an indirect route to qualification involving a two years' training...
  • Blog Post: Coming soon: free webinars for vet nurses

    Hill's Pet Nutrition has announced that it is developing a new webinar series for veterinary nurses. The three webinars will all be free of charge. Although the topic of the webinars remains a closely guarded secret for now, Hill's says it is promising a sparkling line up of speakers who will...
  • Blog Post: RCVS veterinary nurse training expertise wins European funding

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has won European funding to develop its innovative system for the online recording of veterinary nurse training. The College has been granted Leonardo da Vinci funding to the tune of €245,000 to investigate how its Nursing Progress Log (NPL), used as part...
  • Blog Post: COAPE unleashes first behaviour Diplomates

    The Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) has announced that its first students have completed the COAPE Level 4 Diploma in the Principles of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training and the COAPE Level 5 Diploma in the Practical Applications of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training. The qualifications...
  • Blog Post: New resource to improve your apptitude for exotics

    Exotics referral practitioner, Mark Rowland MRCVS CertZooMed MRCVS has launched an iPhone app for veterinary professionals which puts all the information you need about the commonly presented exotic species at your fingertips. Mark said: "Vets often have little training in exotic animal medicine...
  • Blog Post: Equine endocrine disease webinars now available on demand

    Boehringer Ingelheim VetMedica has published its equine endocrine webinars online for veterinary professionals to view on demand at www.prascend.co.uk/webinars . The webinars, which cover 'Diagnostic challenges in equine endocrine disease', presented by equine internal medicine specialist...
  • Blog Post: New 'Lunch & Learn' webinars for VNs

    The Webinar Vet has launched 'Lunch & Learn' CPD webinars specifically developed for veterinary nurses. The webinars begin with a series of three in May, and will then be held monthly thereafter. The first webinar at 1pm on 14th May is 'Back to Basics' with Australia-based Harrie...
  • Blog Post: New animal welfare grant for nurses

    Vet Nurse Online, a CPD provider, has announced the launch of the Vet Nurse Online Volunteering for Animal Welfare Grant, and is now inviting applications from its members who would like to be considered for the £500 grant. The company says volunteering to help improve animal welfare can...
  • Blog Post: VetNurse offers free CPD for UK RVNs

    You probably know that just reading content on www.vetnurse.co.uk can count towards the 5 hours of undocumented Continuing Professional Development RVNs are allowed to undertake each year. What you may NOT know is that other activities on the site can now count towards the requirement for 45 hours (on...
  • Blog Post: Ceva's cardiology webinars now available on-demand

    Ceva has announced that its cardiology webinar series, which attracted over 1,600 veterinary professionals when viewed live, is now available to view on-demand by visiting www.cardaliscpd.co.uk . The webinars, which cover the management of heart failure, are presented by some of the UK's leading...
  • Blog Post: RCVS has no mandate to control student numbers

    The RCVS has clarified its role concerning new UK veterinary schools, saying that it has no mandate to control student or graduate numbers. Responding to calls from the profession that it should comment on the desirability of any change in the number of schools or graduates, the College has confirmed...
  • Blog Post: New online veterinary anatomy museum

    The Royal Veterinary College has announced that it is to launch the Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum next Tuesday (20th November). According to the College, the museum is one of the world's largest online veterinary anatomical resource collections. The College says it hopes the museum will support...
  • Blog Post: Pfizer launches Practice Management Academy

    Pfizer's Vet Support+ has launched the Practice Management Academy, which offers online training in the key management disciplines required to run a successful veterinary business. There are twelve courses which cover four key areas of management: financial operations, staff management, client...
  • Blog Post: New special interest group focuses on rehabilitation

    A special interest group has been established for vets, veterinary nurses and chartered physiotherapists interested in the rehabilitation of diseased and injured animals. 'Physiovet UK' aims to provide practical training in the field of veterinary rehabilitation and pain management. The...
  • Blog Post: RCVS invites veterinary nurses to Question Time online

    The Royal College is inviting veterinary nurses to the first-ever Virtual Question Time, which is being held online with The Webinar Vet, from 8-9.30pm on Wednesday 24 April. Lizzie Lockett, Head of the RCVS Communications Department said: "This is an ideal opportunity to put your burning questions...
  • Blog Post: Three new learning aids from BVA

    Three new learning aids launched by BVA: Practical Animal Handling - Online Tutorial The BVA AWF have launched an online tutorial on practical animal handling which has been prepared in conjunction with Newcastle University. The tutorial is primarily aimed at veterinary students and nurses. It features...
  • Blog Post: 100% pass rate at Medivet Training College

    Veterinary nurse students at the Medivet Training College are celebrating a 100% pass rate in this year's VRQ Level 2 and Level 3. Medivet's Head of Nursing Affairs, Kate Hunt said: "We are absolutely delighted with our students' results. The hard work and dedication of both students...
  • Blog Post: Nurses invited to comment on National Occupational Standards

    Veterinary Nurses are being invited to comment on National Occupational Standards (NOS) as Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries, announced today that further consultation meeting dates have been set for January and February. Individuals and organisations representing...
  • 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: 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: Webinar to reveal what pet owners want from their vet

    Elanco Companion Animal Health - maker of Comfortis, the flea treatment for dogs - is hosting an online evening webinar on Tuesday 10th January to highlight what pet owners want from their vets. The free webinar follows research into the perceptions of clients and veterinary surgeons as to what attributes...
  • Blog Post: Computer-based testing for veterinary nurses

    At its recent meeting (8 November), RCVS Council agreed to the new arrangements proposed by the RCVS Awarding Body, which manages the veterinary nurse training scheme. It means that candidates will be able to take their multiple-choice question examinations on computer at one of 150 managed test...