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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Mon, 07 Jun 2010 3:46 PM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 04 Mar 2010 9:44 AM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 14 Jan 2010 4:38 PM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 07 Jan 2010 10:51 AM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:32 AM
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SPVS Senior Officer working to restructure VN training

Jacqui Molyneux, SPVS President Elect, has announced details of the work she has been involved in to radically restructure and improve the training of veterinary nurses in the UK. For the last 10 years...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 04 Nov 2009 1:20 PM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Tue, 03 Nov 2009 3:08 PM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 30 Sep 2009 4:17 PM
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Full-time VN training is back, at the College of Animal Welfare

The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) has gained approval from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to run a two and a half year long full-time veterinary nursing course from this October. For many years...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 16 Sep 2009 8:42 AM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Sat, 12 Sep 2009 8:55 AM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:32 AM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 18 Jun 2009 6:25 PM
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Dechra offers free online fluid therapy CPD

Dechra Veterinary Products has launched a new online fluid therapy distance-learning course for vets and nurses, to help maximise the potential of its Vetivex ® fluids range. The Fluids Knowledge Programme...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Mon, 04 May 2009 3:12 PM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 30 Apr 2009 7:15 PM
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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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 19 Feb 2009 7:52 AM
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