Veterinary Nursing News

    Pet Loss and Bereavement

    "I thought I would write a blog about Pet Loss and Bereavement in practice during COVID19 to help guide and give tips to those in the veterinary industry. Saying ‘Goodbye’ to a beloved pet is very upsetting and due to the pandemic, makes it even more...

    Does your Practice have a Wellbeing Star?

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) has opened the 2020 Practice Wellbeing Star nominations to recognise those individuals who are helping to create a...

    Taking some precious time to appreciate the fantastic work of Vet Nurses!

    Petplan is proud to support Vet Nurse Awareness Month and show their appreciation for all the outstanding Vet Nurses out there. Your kind hearted, empathetic and hard-working approach means pets get the love, comfort and care that they deserve in practice...

    Need help with funding?

    BVNA has a fund of up to £8,500 to help Veterinary Nurse and Student Members with their CPD and training...invaluable for those that are struggling in these unprecedented times. You need to hurry though, the closing date is 31 May 2020! What are...

    Jacqueline's baby bird watch!Â

    In the last eNewsletter, we asked members to send us stories to share on our blog. BVNA member Jacqueline Morgans has sent us a heart felt story with some fab pics to share with you all. Many thanks Jacqueline! "I have recently become a member after...

    Mindfulness for the Veterinary Nurse for Covid-19

    Vetlife defines Mindfulness as “the practice of paying attention and focusing awareness, increasing clarity and acceptance of our present-moment reality” - and in these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to ensure you are looking after...

    RCVS News: Coronavirus - Minor updates to RCVS guidance

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has today published minor updates to its key coronavirus guidance for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, to reflect the developing situation and the latest guidance from the UK and devolved nation...

    BVNA VNAM Charity Quiz!

    Please join us online at 8pm on Saturday 23rd May, for a fun general knowledge quiz that's suitable for everyone! Simply pre-register here by clicking on the Zoom link below: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrdO6rrjwrGtZ704S6Pbq3TwHNyirhBUtd...

    BVNA Council Elections 2020 - List of Candidates

    Meet your BVNA Council Nominees BVNA are pleased to announce that we have received a record number of nominations for the vacant seats on Council and therefore we will be, once again, holding an election for 2020. We had fourteen (14) nominations...

    The Animal Behaviour and Training Council and the BVNA!

    Do you enjoy the animal behavior side of veterinary nursing; working with owners around socialisation in puppy preschools, discussing techniques for pets that have separation anxiety, and even finding solutions to some of those unwanted dog habits like...

    Prescribing and Repeat Prescriptions during Covid-19

    With the government's current guidelines on limiting non-essential contact with others during Covid-19, it means that there is less face-to-face interaction with clients making visits to the veterinary practice, but the animals still need our help! ...

    Covid-19: Student and Clinical Coach Q&As

    On 29th April 2020, BVNA held a webinar for student veterinary and clinical coaches which discussed how the coronavirus pandemic is currently affecting SVNs. Before, during and after the webinar, we invited questions from attendees – this article, which...

    Veterinary Nurses Change Lives!

    Every day, the Hill’s team visit practices all over the UK and Ireland. "We’re constantly blown away by the level of passion, commitment and sheer hard work that we see being delivered by Veterinary Nurses in the support of their patients and their...

    Social distancing tips in practice

    During these challenging times the BVNA asked you to send in your best social distancing tips for us to share with the industry. Thank you to all of you that took the time to send in their tips. Have a read and see if there are any ideas listed here...

    Who needs a superhero when you have a VN?

    J.A.K Marketing Ltd are super excited to be supporting VN month, and although there is a change to the norm this year with the move to digital, they feel that now could be a really good time for VN Month! The publicity surrounding human nurses and the...

    Triage tools during Covid-19

    Veterinary nurses and receptionists are often on the ‘front line’ when it comes to triaging patients over the phone in practice. However currently, due to Covid-19, many practice teams are working with less team members and some may be adjusting specific...

    VNJ temporarily online for a few months

    This is to let you know that there will be a temporary change to the way that you receive the VNJ during the COVID-19 pandemic. Taylor & Francis who print and distribute the Journal for BVNA, have informed us that a temporary suspension of printing...

    Infection Control in the Veterinary Profession for Covid-19

    With the ever-changing situation on the global coronavirus pandemic, we want to give you a veterinary specific update on Covid-19 in practice and how to reduce transmission through effective infection control. In this blog we highlight how Covid-19...

    Hopeful news for student veterinary nurses

    RCVS VN Council has formed a task force to tackle the issue of student veterinary nurses not being able to take their final practical exams and join the Register due to the government imposed social distancing measures that are currently in place to...

    Help us support veterinary businesses

    We’re asking you to write to your local MP to help secure proper financial support for veterinary businesses during Covid-19 and after. We need your help to get this message across and asking your local MP for their help to secure the financial support...

    We want to hear your top social distancing tips!

    Please let us know the changes you have made at work to help keep yourselves safer when working in small teams. Email your top tips to bvna@bvna.co.uk and we will compile these and share with the profession. Sharing best practice Here at BVNA we...

    RCVS Day One Skills for Veterinary Nurses

    Day One Skills is the minimum standard required for a veterinary nurse student to register with RCVS. They consist of general professional skills and attributes expected of newly-qualified veterinary nurses along with practical and clinical competences...

    Overcoming the NPL v Covid-19 stalemate

    During this unusual time of enforced inactivity many Student Veterinary Nurses are at a loss for how to continue moving their NPLs forward, but there are several aspects that can be worked on in the comfort and safety of your home. Section 1: Legislation...

    In House CPD during Covid-19 Outbreak

    In these times of uncertainty, and not knowing how long we may be in lock down, we find ourselves with more free time and more stress than usual. As critical workers for the veterinary industry, we are all expected to continue professional development...

    Microvolunteering Day

    In one day, you can use just 10 minutes of your time to give back to the veterinary industry or to do something positive for a charity within your community (even globally!) - These bite sized moments make up Microvolunteer Day, which is celebrated on...