Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News

    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.

    New Publication 'Veterinary Nursing Care Plans'

    BVNA are delighted to announce that membership partner 'CRC Press' have launched the new publication 'Veterinary Nursing Care Plans: Theory and Practice' by author Helen Ballantyne and are offering BVNA Members a 20% discount! Features...

    VN Knowledge | A practical approach to planning veterinary nursing care

    Taking the time to plan nursing care can facilitate the provision of holistic nursing care that ensures the comfort and safety of patients. It can also support a therapeutic relationship with an animal's owner. Here, Helen Ballantyne provides an insight...

    Check out our updated and streamlined VN Voice Poll

    We have listened to your feedback and we have made participating in our regular VN Voice Poll easier for our members. Just log in the member areas on the website, http://www.bvna.org.uk/members/members-area enter your email address and password. Don’t...

    VN Knowledge | Setting up a foal intensive care unit in first opinion practice

    Jess Spanton looks at how provisions can be made in first opinion practice for the sick neonate in cases where referral is not an option or perhaps not necessary. This webinar will also cover the normal parameters for the equine neonate, routine monitoring...

    Over 1,000 vets, vet nurses and students come together to lobby government

    A 1,200-signature letter calling for the principle of Article 13 to be explicitly enshrined in UK legislation post-Brexit, which has been led by BVA and the BVNA been published in the Daily Telegraph today. The 1,194 individual veterinary surgeons...

    BVNA Announces Charity of the Year

    BVNA President, Wendy Nevins, is delighted to announce the association’s nominated charity of the year for 2017/2018. “I have chosen the Giraffe Conservation Foundation for the BVNA Charity of year because I have always thought Giraffes...

    VN Knowledge | The reality of breed specific legislation and practical dog bite prevention

    Very topical webinar by Shakira Free Miles from The SaveABulls, giving a more detailed insight into the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991-Section 1, veterinary guidance for the involvement in BSL cases and basic but practical dog bite prevention intervention skills...

    BVNA CPD Roadshow 2018 | £99 for Members

    BVNA brings you a series of day events running from 9.30am - 4.30pm gaining at least 5 hours of CPD in one go. Cost includes refreshments, lunch, course notes and CPD Certificate. Subjects covered on each day will be Weight Clinics, Delegation &...

    Schedule 3 Consultation Update

    BVNA was not surprised with the outcome of the consultation, although being such an emotive and important issue we would have liked to have seen a higher percentage of Registered Veterinary Nurses and student veterinary nurses responding. What was...

    RESEARCH PROJECT: Outcomes of treating UK wildlife species within veterinary practice

    As part of their regular workload, veterinary surgeons in the UK are often asked to provide treatment to injured wildlife. BVNA Member Fay Allen is carrying out research for her FdSc qualification at Sparsholt College and this will focus on the outcomes...