British Veterinary Nursing Association News

    Pride - A Veterinary Nurse Prospective

    Samantha Payne RVN, BVNA Council Member and representative on the RCVS Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, talks about diversity and Pride in London. “Saturday June 27th, the streets of London should have been filled with hundreds of thousands...

    The Virtual Future of Veterinary Nursing Careers

    In this day and age, social networking at our fingertips - does that mean your next career move is too? Whether you’re looking for a new role in a new practice, wanting to venture into other industry related businesses, or even if you are happy in...

    RCVS News: RCVS to hold first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting in July

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) 177th Annual General Meeting will be the first to be held virtually in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the associated government guidance on social distancing. The Annual General Meeting...

    The effects of PPE and implemented guidelines on the behaviour of canine and feline patients visiting veterinary practices during the COVID-19 pandemic - Part 2

    Part one of this blog discussed the impacts that the COVID-19 precautions have on patient behaviour when visiting the veterinary setting. Part two will look at how veterinary professionals and clients can work together to improve the patients experience...

    BVNA This Is Us 2020 - a celebration of veterinary nursing

    Following the announcement a few weeks ago from BVNA cancelling Congress 2020, today they announced they are organising a completely different event altogether! BVNA This Is Us 2020 takes place on 9 – 11 October and is a weekend celebration of veterinary...

    ISFM International Feline Congress

    Bringing the world’s veterinary community together for cats! The ISFM International Feline Congress is the world’s first free virtual feline congress for vets, veterinary nurses and technicians, which will deliver over 30 hours of high quality CPD...

    Free Veterinary Nurse CPD

    Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) usually undertake 15 hours per year of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to fulfill the requirements of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [RCVS] register. However, because of Covid-19 RCVS has reduced...

    Redundancy

    The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a 20% decrease in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the UK economy. With the Government and RCVS Covid-19 guidelines advising veterinary practices to provide only emergency or essential medical treatment; the amount...

    Research Bites 2020 goes virtual!

    Were you considering submitting your research project or case reflection into Research Bites at BVNA Congress 2020? The good news is that, as BVNA will be delivering a virtual celebration of veterinary nursing this year, we have decided that Research...

    The effects of PPE and implemented guidelines on the behaviour of canine and feline patients visiting veterinary practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Veterinary professionals continue their brave effort to provide health care to patients in need during the COVID-19 pandemic despite the risks involved to themselves and their families. Unavoidable measures are continually being implemented by the government...

    Deadline extending for Kennel Club Charitable Trust Bursaries

    Each year the Kennel Club Charitable Trust kindly donates a fund of £6,000 for it's members in order to enhance their knowledge and career. This year the deadline for these bursaries has been extended to 30 June and are open to Students and RVNs....

    RCVS news: Working through uncertainty and change with RCVS Leadership webinar series

    As a part of its Leadership initiative, the RCVS is running a series of free webinars for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to address the challenges of leading and working with colleagues and clients through the coronavirus pandemic. The...

    BVNA decides to call-off Congress 2020

    After much deliberation and consideration, and with great sadness, the British Veterinary Nursing Association [BVNA] has decided that the 47th BVNA Congress will not go ahead this year. It was due to take place in October. In recent weeks, a number...

    #VNAM2020 Competition Winners

    Each year we ask Veterinary Nurses to organise events at schools, colleges and in local communities, and for patients and pets, to help educate the public and raise awareness about what Veterinary Nurses do. However, because of the restrictions placed...

    Back to Practice

    As the UK Government is slowly lifting the lockdown restrictions that are needed to control and protect ourselves from Covid-19, there will be more veterinary nurses and support staff returning to the practice. Every person will have had their own...

    Animal Behaviour & Training Council Newsletter May 2020

    ABTC have asked us to share their newsletter with you and have given us permission to publish this on our blog! Internal Newsletter - No 34, May 2020 "Dear All, Over two months into the Covid-19 crisis and nobody has escaped the effect completely...

    National Volunteer Week – June 1st to 7th 2020

    The BVNA was founded in 1965. Since then we have employed a dedicated team of office staff, but the BVNA would not function as it does today without its volunteers. BVNA Council Members are volunteers. Up to seventeen veterinary nurses come together...

    The Six Stages of Cats: Take a snapshot of your cat’s life for charity photo competition

    International Cat Care (iCatCare) is on the hunt for the best feline photographers with the 2020 launch of its annual photography competition. For the competition this year, the charity is exploring the six different life stages of cats, from kitten...

    Meet the Candidates for the BVNA Election!

    British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Council is run by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses, and it is election time! This is where full members and student members of BVNA cast a vote on who represents the Association. There were 15 nominees...

    Pet Loss and Bereavement

    "I thought I would write a blog about Pet Loss and Bereavement in practice during COVID19 to help guide and give tips to those in the veterinary industry. Saying ‘Goodbye’ to a beloved pet is very upsetting and due to the pandemic, makes it even more...

    Does your Practice have a Wellbeing Star?

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) has opened the 2020 Practice Wellbeing Star nominations to recognise those individuals who are helping to create a...

    Taking some precious time to appreciate the fantastic work of Vet Nurses!

    Petplan is proud to support Vet Nurse Awareness Month and show their appreciation for all the outstanding Vet Nurses out there. Your kind hearted, empathetic and hard-working approach means pets get the love, comfort and care that they deserve in practice...

    Need help with funding?

    BVNA has a fund of up to £8,500 to help Veterinary Nurse and Student Members with their CPD and training...invaluable for those that are struggling in these unprecedented times. You need to hurry though, the closing date is 31 May 2020! What are...

    Jacqueline's baby bird watch!Â

    In the last eNewsletter, we asked members to send us stories to share on our blog. BVNA member Jacqueline Morgans has sent us a heart felt story with some fab pics to share with you all. Many thanks Jacqueline! "I have recently become a member after...

    Mindfulness for the Veterinary Nurse for Covid-19

    Vetlife defines Mindfulness as “the practice of paying attention and focusing awareness, increasing clarity and acceptance of our present-moment reality” - and in these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to ensure you are looking after...