Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News

    Need help with funding?

    BVNA have announced the available bursaries for 2019. Funds are available for students and RVNs to assist with funding CPD BVNA Educational Bursary £500 General furthering of veterinary nurse training/education Kennel Club Charitable...

    VN Knowledge | Social Media Savvy

    Jo Hinde RVN, gives advice on how to use social media within your practice and ensuring that you stay within the RCVS Code of Conduct. ALL WEBINARS ARE FREE FOR BVNA MEMBERS. www.vnknowledge.co.uk Click the video below for an introduction Error...

    BVNA Congress 2019 Preview Programme Launched!

    BVNA are pleased to announce this year's CPD programme for BVNA Congress 2019. With over 80 lectures and workshops delivered by expert speakers over the 3-day event, there is something for everyone. Take a look and start planning your CPD...

    Vet charity wants to find and fix the UK’s fattest pets

    PDSA tackling ‘pet obesity epidemic’ affecting the nation Vet charity PDSA is appealing for the UK’s fattest pets to enrol in a national pet slimming competition. The call comes as stats reveal up to half of UK pets (46% of dogs,...

    VN Knowledge | Rabbit Care in Practice

    Jo Hinde RVN, talks about what we can do in practice to improve things for our rabbit patients. She covers a range of different scenarios, protocols and things to think about to make a difference to this easily stressed species. ALL WEBINARS ARE FREE...

    BVNA Announces Charity of the Year for 2018/19

    BVNA President, Wendy Nevins, is delighted to announce the association’s nominated charity of the year for 2018/2019. The Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund The Fund was set up in memory of Daphne Shipman. Daphne was the Chief Steward for BVNA, during...

    Infection Control for Practice Standards | Online Course

    This online course aims to provide delegates with the principles of infection control to improve animal health and welfare and underpin the initiatives of ‘one health’. Course starts 4 February 2019 Members £295 +VAT Non-Members £394...

    BVNA donates funds raised in support of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation

    BVNA are delighted to announce that the total funds raised in support of its chosen charity for 2017/2018, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), totalled £ 1,195.89 Stephanie Fennessy, Director of GCF said: "The Giraffe Conservation...

    Today is One Health Day!

    One Health and Veterinary Nursing Think of One Health and the immediate response is to consider concepts such as antibiotic resistance, global epidemics and rabies control. While all relevant and important aspects of One Health, the VN Futures group...

    MSD Animal Health Announces its First Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary

    Veterinary Nurses Invited to Submit Applications MSD Animal Health is launching its first veterinary nurse research bursary, supported by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), and adding to its existing vet surgeon and vet student schemes...

    BVNA Congress 'Standing Taller'

    Over 1300 delegates and 110 exhibitors attended the BVNA’s Annual Congress (Congress 2018) on 12 - 14 October at the International Conference Centre, Telford. The event exceeded targets, reinforcing the BVNA’s Congress as the place for veterinary...

    VN Knowledge | Blood pressure, measurement and perfusion

    This webinar from Louise Welsh talks about Blood pressure, measurement and perfusion and covers why and how we monitor blood pressure and why we are concerned with perfusion in our patients. ALL WEBINARS ARE FREE FOR BVNA MEMBERS. www.vnknowledge.co...

    Newcastle local wins Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse of the Year 2018

    A Newcastle animal devotee has been named ‘Veterinary Nurse of the Year’ by pet charity Blue Cross. Tyrina Gibson, who has worked at the PDSA for almost four years in Newcastle, has been dedicated to helping pets for her whole life. ...

    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...