British Veterinary Nursing Association News

    The Webinar Vet to Produce This Is Us Event

    We have very exciting news indeed. As you know, we have created a truly exciting Timetable for This Is Us 2020 – a celebration of veterinary nursing and we asked The Webinar Vet to work with us to deliver the production via their Zoom platforms. ...

    RCVS Coronavirus Update: Remote prescribing, student placements, coronavirus testing, face coverings and regional lockdowns

    Here is the latest update for veterinary surgeons, nurses and practices on guidance relating to the Coronavirus outbreak. Remote prescribing temporary guidance extended The RCVS Council Covid-19 Taskforce recently decided to extend until the end...

    Welsh4Vets: Welsh Practice in Veterinary Practice

    Having a little bit of knowledge of conversational Welsh can help you to integrate with clients and communities. It can also open up a lot of new social experiences and provide an alternative perspective to see the world. The whole process of learning...

    RCVS news: Leading vet organisations seek practice support for vet and VN student placements during pandemic

    Together with a number of other leading veterinary organisations, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has recently written to UK veterinary practices to seek their ongoing help and support for veterinary students and student veterinary nurses...

    Wearing facemasks

    Facemasks have been widely used in surgical settings for a hundred of years and first use documented in 1897 (Romney 2001) (Da Zhou, Sivathondan, and Handa 2015). This has been ingrained in the definition of best practice in human health care although...

    Government recognises test and trace challenge for vet practices in England

    Public Health England has issued advice on test and trace in recognition of the potential impact on veterinary practices, following lobbying by the British Veterinary Association (BVA). When the contact tracing systems were introduced across the UK...

    What makes you smile?

    Pets are pretty awesome. They're cute, love-able creatures that improve our lives and lift our spirits when we feel down. It is with this thought in mind that VN Times chose the theme for this year’s VN Times calendar competition: Makes Me Smile!...

    Ease the pressure in hypertensive cats in your clinic with Ceva’s new easy to access website

    Ceva Animal Health helps vets and nurses ‘ease the pressure’ in their hypertensive feline patients with their new and easy-to-use website www.easethepressure.co.uk which will offer the latest and most up-to-date support helping practices succeed with...

    Animalcare Reveals Vet Nurse Heroes

    York – July 2020: Five vet nurses working in a range of clinical settings have been announced as the winners of Animalcare’s Vet Nurse Heroes competition. During Vet Nurse Awareness Month (VNAM) in May 2020, the company called on veterinary team members...

    Rescued Animals

    It is no secret that the United Kingdom has a love for animals - almost 50% of households own at least one or more of the nation's 50 million pets; from everything with no legs to four legs, hooves or claws, beaks, scales, fins or shells. The most...

    Health and Wellbeing for the Busy Veterinary Nurse

    It is no secret that living a healthy and active lifestyle is full of benefits. It reduces the chances of developing major illnesses like heart disease or diabetes, it boosts self-esteem, improves sleep quality and energy levels, it helps lower the risk...

    MMI news: Time to reflect with Mind Matters

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) will be holding a series of free online ‘Reflection Time’ sessions over the coming months. These facilitated sessions aim to help veterinary professionals reflect on the emotional...

    Knowledge Awards 2021 expand to recognise QI in education

    RCVS Knowledge is inviting educators and learners to join practitioners in entering the awards that recognise the use of continuous quality improvement (QI) principles. The Knowledge Awards, now in their third year, celebrate the achievements of individuals...

    VN Futures July board meeting summary

    The VN Futures Board met virtually on Friday 3 July to discuss the progress of the project and plans going forward. Understandably, progress has been slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic however, there has still been behind-the-scenes work taking place...

    Advice for animal related businesses and local authorities in England

    This guidance has been updated in the light of revised Government advice (23.6.20) on Coronavirus to balance public health protection requirements and the need for businesses to keep working. There remains no evidence that pets are implicated in the...

    Top Tips for Transporting Cats

    Travelling with a cat can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be! With a bit of preparation, the whole process can be straightforward and less stressful for both cat and owner. Here are some tips on travelling safely with your cat: · Choose a strong...

    Vet nurses take top Veterinary Evidence Student Award

    Three veterinary nursing students have won first prize in RCVS Knowledge’s Veterinary Evidence Student Awards 2020. The winners were the first veterinary nursing students to place in the awards, which were launched by RCVS Knowledge last year to recognise...

    International Cat Care want Happy Cats this International Cat Day

    International Cat Day takes place every 8th of August and this year custodianship has been passed to International Cat Care (iCatCare) – a not-for profit organisation which since 1958 has sought to improve the health and well-being of cats everywhere...

    Vets call for urgent clarity on post-Brexit pet travel

    The UK’s largest membership body for the veterinary profession is calling on the government to set out changes to pet travel rules as soon as possible to help vets manage demand from pet owners. The British Veterinary Association (BVA), which represents...

    BVNA election results announced

    We're very pleased to announce the results of the 2020 BVNA council elections today. We have six new full Council members and one new student Council member and look forward meeting them later in the year. Fourteen candidates stood for full membership...

    Job vs Career: following your Veterinary Nursing passion!

    What is the difference between a job and a career? The difference is all in your attitude. A job is work you do in return for a paycheck, moving from place to place with no real plan - but what if you had taken on specific roles and education, with...

    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...