Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News

    RESEARCH PROJECT | The welfare of healthy stray dogs and the role of veterinary professionals

    Do veterinary professionals and members of the public differ in terms of attitudes, expectations and knowledge as to the role of the veterinary practice in the care of healthy stray and escapee dogs? This project is being undertaken by veterinarian...

    Search is on to find top UK Veterinary Nurse of 2019

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

    BVNA Announces Congress Fringe Line Up for 2019!

    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 and discussions plus some awards taking place. To see the full programme...

    BVNA Council Elections 2019 | VOTING OPENS

    The BVNA Council poll opens at midnight on 1st June 2019. A BVNA spokesperson said: “Once again this year we have an election to decide on who will fill the three full seats on BVNA Council. This is a great demonstration of our Members’...

    BVNA Council Elections 2019 - List of Candidates

    The British Veterinary Nursing Association called for nominations to fill THREE vacancies on its Council. The following candidates have satisfied the criteria and will be presented for consideration of Members (in alphabetical order by surname): Debbie...

    VN Knowledge | Assisting with orthopaedics - more than just meccano?

    Alison Young, Head Theatre Nurse at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, talks about implant choices, equipment used and how knowing about the type of fracture repair and what is used to repair that fracture with, helps to improve the nursing of your...

    Louise O'Dwyer

    The BVNA Council extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Louise O'Dwyer. Louise was a valued member of the BVNA for two decades and was an inspirational, award winning Veterinary Nurse impacting on the professional...

    BVNA Council Nominations Closed for 2019/20!

    The nomination period is now closed. Candidates will be announced w/c 13 May 2019 and the polls open on 1 June!

    BVNA Announces Kate Atkin an inspirational speaker, training consultant and coach as Keynote Speaker at this years BVNA Congress

    Once a shy schoolgirl from rural Lincolnshire, Kate Atkin is now an award-winning speaker so she has plenty of ideas on how to overcome the butterflies and find the inner strength needed to be the best ‘you’ that you can be. Before starting...

    BVNA Bursaries: Is it worth applying?

    Did you know that BVNA have bursaries to assist with funding training or CPD? There's a total of £6,500 in the pot just waiting to be given away! If you have not yet considered applying, read previous winner Casey Plain's post-training...

    Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Win an MSD Animal Health Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary

    Student or qualified veterinary nurses wanting to apply for MSD Animal Health’s first Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary have until 10 May 2019 to get in their applications. Last year, MSD Animal Health launched its first Veterinary Nurse Research...

    MMI introduces Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grants

    Applications are now open for the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) first Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant, named for an elected RCVS Council member who tragically passed away in 2017. One £20,000 grant will be awarded each year for five...

    Introducing Research Bites

    If you have undertaken a research project relating to the veterinary nursing profession and are excited and passionate about sharing the methodology and results of the project, Research Bites is a platform to enable you to do so! Research Bites provides...

    BVNA Launches Registration for Congress 2019!

    BVNA is delighted to announce that congress registration is now open! Please visit our event page to view the programme and see what's happening. There's an excellent lecture programme, as well as great workshop sessions and exciting social...

    BVNA Council Nominations for 2019/20

    BVNA Council Nominations for 2019/20 Have your say on who’s representing YOUR Association The British Veterinary Nursing Association is calling on all full members AND student members to stand for election onto BVNA Council. This year we...

    VN Knowledge | Practical Equine Imaging

    Linda George REVN BA (Hons), Diagnostic Imaging Nurse from the University of Edinburgh, gives useful tips and hints for sinus, teeth, cervical vertebrae, elbow and shoulder ALL WEBINARS ARE FREE FOR BVNA MEMBERS. www.vnknowledge.co.uk Click the...

    RESEARCH PROJECT | The Body Condition Score and Patient Weight Management: The Veterinary Nurse’s Role

    BVNA Member Natalie Hofman is conducting research to investigate the veterinary nurse’s role in identification and education of weight management and the body condition score in veterinary practice. Natalie is currently studying for her Bsc in...

    Honorary Member Obituary | Rosemary Popplewell

    It is with sadness that the BVNA learned of the death of BVNA Honorary Member, Rosemary Popplewell recently. Rosemary was BVNA's first Honorary Treasurer, when the association was formed in 1965 and was qualified RANA No. 9 BVNA would like to send...

    Oral Care Nurse Certificate 2019

    BVNA are delighted to announce that the Oral Care Nurse Certificate 2019 is now open for registration. The course was developed in collaboration with the British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA), Mars Petcare UK and the BVNA. Over 2,000 RVNs have...

    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...