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    BVNA announces new events to take place during Congress Fringe 2018!

    Medivet Products Wound Survey, AWF Debate on importing rescue dogs from abroad, BVNA Question Time, Veterinary Christian Fellowship, BVDA Debating Dentistry Dilemmas are just a few of the events taking place during BVNA Congress Fringe! To see the...

    BVNA Announces New Congress Fringe Event for 2018!

    The BVNA fringe is the place for tackling the issues of the day. They may be edgy, controversial, challenging or all three! During the fringe event programme there will be debates/discussions around veterinary wounds, should we import rescue dogs from...

    BVNA Council Election Results 2018

    BVNA COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 STATEMENT OF RESULTS – COUNCIL MEMBERS - 23rd July 2018 The British Veterinary Nursing Association called for nominations to fill THREE vacancies on its Council. Nine nominations were received The poll was conducted...

    Full House

    The BVNA Council will be returned to full strength at its October AGM. At that meeting, Council will recommend to its members two Council members to join the Officer team – Jo Hinde as nominee for Junior Vice President and Jo Oakden the nominee...

    Honorary Member Obituary | Leander Taylor

    It is with sadness that the BVNA learned of the death of BVNA Honorary Member, Leander Taylor recently. Leander qualified as a RANA later in life and was a member of the BVNA for over 30 years. She was a BVNA Council Member from 1985-86 and was one...

    RESEARCH PROJECT | Degree or Diploma - does it make a difference?

    Sarah Mason RVN is undertaking a research project for her BVetMed degree at The Royal Veterinary College regarding the educational entrance routes into veterinary nursing and employability. The survey is aimed at Practice Managers, Head Veterinary...

    #VNAM18 a huge success

    The BVNA is overjoyed with the response to this years Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month campaign and believes it is the biggest yet! The campaigns official Facebook page received over 2,200 new likes and posts were shared in over 47 different countries...

    BVNA COUNCIL ELECTION – A RECORD NUMBER OF CANDIDATES

    VOTING IS NOW OPEN! The BVNA is pleased to announce that voting is now open for its Council elections. The Council of the BVNA sets the direction, policies and events of the representative body for veterinary nurses in the UK. Members choose their...

    Pet charity launches search for the top UK veterinary nurse of 2018

    Blue Cross has begun their annual search for the UK‘s 'Veterinary Nurse of the year' and is calling on pet owners and veterinary practices to help. The charity’s award recognises the dedication of the country’s vet nurses and...

    BVNA Is Delighted To Announce New Head of Learning & Development

    The BVNA has unveiled Stacey Blease as its new Head of Learning and Development. This is a new position created as part of the BVNA’s 2017 governance review and is a response to the developing role of the vet nurse within the professional vet led...

    That’s it – It’s May 1st and we have lift off…..It’s now officially Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month!

    BVNA are extremely excited as this year the association aims to reach out to more practices, vets, colleges, schools, organisations and members of the public than ever before. There are many ways you can help! As well as the traditional waiting room...

    Shakira Free Miles RVN in Parliament on the behalf of the campaign on BSL

    On Tuesday 17 April, Shakira Free Miles RVN spoke in Parliament on the behalf of the campaign on Breed Specific Legislation. Shakira was invited to discuss this somewhat controversial subject for The All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group...

    VNJ - Looking Back.......

    Do you enjoy reading your VNJ? Do you find the articles interesting? Do you relish catching up on the latest news? Do you ever look back at past copies? Here at the BVNA office we have been sorting through the archive VNJ issues and reminiscing the...

    BVNA and VN Times Announce Student Bursary

    BVNA and VN Times are proud to announce the opportunity for BVNA Student Members to apply for a bursary in order to help fund their goal to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse! The bursary, worth £500, is available to any student, regardless...

    VN Knowledge | Client Communication for Veterinary Nurses

    This webinar from Lisa Winter discusses essential communication for nurses in practice: How do we communicate, when does it go wrong, why does it matter if we communicate well, what do owners want from us. Also covers different types of communication...

    BVNA delighted to support Petplan Veterinary Nurse of the Year Award for 2018

    Local veterinary nurse named as winner in the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards Local veterinary nurse, Anna Ashworth of Dalehead Veterinary Group in Settle, North Yorkshire, has been awarded the esteemed title Vet Nurse of the Year in the 2018 Petplan...

    VN Knowledge | Pain Relief for Exotics: Truth and Lies

    Molly Varga discusses recognition of pain in different species, as well as the differences in neural pain pathways in order to then provide a scientific and practical basis for providing analgesia to the less well-known species. This webinar is intended...

    Have you thought about becoming a BVNA Council Member?

    It’s Election Time Again……...Nominate Someone Today! Have your say on who’s representing YOU The British Veterinary Nursing Association is calling on all full (RVN) and student members to stand for election onto BVNA Council...

    BVNA Congress 2018 registration is now open!

    The ONLY event dedicated to veterinary nurses.....book now to: Organise your CPD – more than 80 lectures, delivered by expert speakers Network with other professionals View leading business products and services in the exhibition The...

    BVNA Statement on Brachycephalic Animals

    Concerns about brachycephalic animals have been growing for some time and the debate has attracted passionate contributions from vets, breeders, owners, charities and others, including RVNs and members of the BVNA. It is appropriate and important that...

    Clinical Abstract Submissions | BVNA Congress 2018

    BVNA INVITE THE SUBMISSION OF CLINICAL ABSTRACTS FOR PRESENTATION AT CONGRESS 2018 This year we are welcoming abstracts across the profession and would like to encourage submissions from veterinary nurses in practice as well as those undertaking research...

    Oral Care Nurse Certificate 2018

    The British Veterinary Dental Association and The British Veterinary Nursing Association have joined forces to offer a bite sized course worth 9 hours of CPD! The programme, proudly supported by Pedigree & Whiskas and our media supporter, VN Times...

    VN Knowledge | Pet bereavement support - Separating sadness from guilt

    An exploration of the communication and understanding challenges during end of life discussions. Robin Hargreaves shares what he has learned over the last 30 years, guiding clients through this difficult process and illustrates how he has overcome...

    BVNA Announces Keynote Speaker - Emma Goodman Milne BVSc MRCVS

    BVNA is delighted to announce Emma Goodman Milne as its ‘Keynote Speaker’ for BVNA Congress this year. Emma will be speaking about her work as well as presenting awards to the deserving winners during the 'Awards Ceremony' held...

    Bursary Funding | Applications now open!

    Do you need any help funding your college course, degree, CPD or research? Applications now open for potential funding. Please visit https://www.bvna.org.uk/members/bursaries for more details.