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  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: RCVS warns of dodgy VN training courses

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is warning practices and would be veterinary nurse students to check that VN training courses are approved by the College, or they will not lead to qualification as a veterinary nurse. The RCVS has reported one such course, run by Direct Veterinary Services...
  • Blog Post: Improve improves its training facilities

    Veterinary training provider Improve International has opened training facilities at its new European head office, near Swindon. The company says its relocation to Alexandra House Conference Centre is a strategic move, allowing it to offer residential courses, new programmes and extended courses,...
  • Blog Post: CVS launches nursing academy

    Corporate vet practice CVS has launched what is billed as a state-of-the-art nurse academy to help the company's 1,000+ veterinary nurses develop their skills. Once they have qualified, nurses can enrol onto the MiNurse Academy through a new online training platform and study four modules - Advanced...
  • Blog Post: CPD cards sent to vets and Registered Veterinary Nurses

    The 2009 RCVS Continuing Professional Development Record Cards have been sent to all practising vets and Registered Veterinary Nurses. Undertaking and recording Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory professional requirement for these vets and RVNs. Vets must average at least 35...
  • Blog Post: New Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing

    From June 2008, the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will be introducing a Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing tailored to the needs of practicing nurses. Detailed market research of nurses working in practice has shown a high demand for the course. From those surveyed via...
  • Blog Post: Record number sit practice management exams

    Braving the elements, a record 12 candidates sat the examinations for the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management last week, seven of which passed their selected elements, and four of which have been awarded their certificate. The new CVPMs are, Julie Beacham at Wendover Heights Veterinary...
  • Blog Post: CPD Solutions launches webinar club for veterinary nurses

    CPD Solutions has launched a webinar club just for veterinary nurses, available to view at www.veterinarywebinars.com . Susie Coughlan, Managing Director at CPD Solutions said: "We know that for nurses, CPD can be a big challenge. Time and cost are a real consideration and many nurses are not...
  • Blog Post: Veterinary nursing qualifications under review

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has embarked upon the most extensive review of its veterinary nursing qualifications for many years, in order to meet the timetable for Ofqual's implementation of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) in summer 2010. The new QCF aims to provide...
  • Blog Post: 500th veterinary SQP

    AMTRA says it has recorded the 500th staff member in a veterinary practice to qualify as an SQP, reflecting a growing trend. According to Stephen Dawson, the organisations's Secretary General, the number of SQPs working at veterinary practices is on the rise, with about two-thirds of these working...
  • Blog Post: Veterinary Nursing National Occupational Standards consultation open

    A major consultation of the National Occupational Standards required by veterinary nurses will take place throughout April 2010, giving veterinary nurses, employers and organisations the opportunity to ensure their ways of working are accurately reflected. Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for...
  • Blog Post: Webinars help vets exceed CPD targets

    The Webinar Vet has released the results of a survey which shows that its members are far exceeding their 35 hour CPD target. Launched just over two years ago, The Webinar Vet was the first company in the UK to specialise in web-based CPD for vets and now has nearly 1000 members from around the globe...
  • Blog Post: Lantra invites nurses to help update National Occupational Standards

    Veterinary nurses and their representatives from across the UK are being invited to define the standards for the modern day veterinary nurse at BVNA Congress 2009 (9-11 October). Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based industries, is working to develop and update what...
  • Blog Post: Pfizer offers VN self-awareness and team effectiveness CPD

    Veterinary nurses attending this year's British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Congress (5 - 7 October) are being given the opportunity to learn more about their personality, how they gel with their colleagues and how they can use these insights to create a happier working environment...
  • Blog Post: Students at Harper Adams to gain additional industry award

    The qualification awarded to Harper Adams veterinary nurses is set to gain added value, with an industry-recognised certificate being automatically awarded to all first-degree graduates. The Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) confirmed this week that the Veterinary Practice Administration...
  • Blog Post: New online video CPD programme for VNs

    Nurses now have their own dedicated online CPD service. Keysteps Online for Veterinary Nurses was launched by CPD Solutions on the 7th July. Vets have had access to their version of the programme, for the past four years, which enables them to complete their CPD hours at a time and place of their...
  • Blog Post: College of Animal Welfare opens new business school

    The College of Animal Welfare has opened a business school at its training and education centre in Chord Business Park in Godmanchester. CAW Business School provides accountancy courses accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and leadership and management courses accredited...
  • Blog Post: CPD survey finds RVNs working hard to keep current

    The first ever survey of Registered Veterinary Nurses' Continuing Professional Development has found that the average RVN appears to do substantially more than the minimum required amount of CPD. Libby Earle, RCVS Head of Veterinary Nursing said: "The CPD requirement for RVNs is to complete...
  • Blog Post: VN Merit Awards filling fast

    The BSAVA reports that its inaugural Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy VN Merit Award is already fully subscribed, with places on other programmes proving hugely popular. The association says it created the VN Merit Awards having identified a demand amongst nurses for focussed and cost-effective...
  • 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...