Veterinary Nursing News

    BVNA Past President and Honorary Member receives RCVS Veterinary Nursing Golden Jubilee Award

    BVNA would like to congratulate past President Dot Creighton in being awarded the 2015 RCVS Veterinary Nursing Golden Jubilee Award. The RCVS announced the news today; RCVS news: Veterinary nurse recognised for pioneering awareness-raising work...

    RCVS Practice Standards Scheme Awards Reception

    Friday 7 October | Beckbury Suite | 16:00-17:30 Hosted by: RCVS President Dr Chris Tufnell MRCVS The President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr Chris Tufnell, invites you to a drinks reception for the first practices to achieve...

    The Wicked World of Wounds!

    Wounds are wicked in more ways than one and problematic even perhaps for some? For others like the challenge ahead and ideally wound management should be Nurse led! If you want to lead the way in wounds come and discover more at this CPD day offered...

    BVNA Welcomes Lizzie Rockey as South West Wales RCO

    BVNA Welcomes Lizzie Rockey as South West Wales RCO BVNA are delighted to welcome Lizzie Rockey RVN to our Regional Co-ordinator Team as South West Wales RCO (Regional Co-ordinator). Rhiannon Stundon who was previously appointed this position has...

    TRUE OR FALSE? Over 1.4 million people are estimated to be living in households where their pet dog is infected with a worm that presents a risk to human health

    Watch ‘Worrying Worms’ to find out! This month, courtesy of Merial Animal Health, we welcome the second in a series of three webinars that are FREE TO EVERYONE. This follows the success of the previously released webinar ‘Frustrating Fleas’ which...

    Meet the BVNA Council Nominees for 2016

    BVNA are pleased to announce the following nominees standing for Council following ratification at the AGM on Sunday 9 October 2016: Full Council Member Nominees; Stacey Bullock RVN, Alison Heywood RVN, Donna Lewis RVN, Wendy Nevins RVN, Samantha...

    VN Knowledge | Care and Maintenance of Surgical Instruments

    Rachel Beauchamp from Veterinary Instrumentation discusses disinfection and sterilisation, lubrication, sharpening and ultrasonic cleaning. VN Knowledge is FREE for everyone to sign up! ALL WEBINARS ARE FREE FOR BVNA MEMBERS! Non-members can access...

    BVA statement on the outcome of the EU Referendum

    BVA statement on the outcome of the EU Referendum President of the British Veterinary Association Sean Wensley said: "The UK's decision to leave the European Union will have a significant impact on matters of interest to the veterinary profession...

    Merial ParasitXpert Award Winner Announced

    Back in August 2016, BVNA and Merial launched a competition to find the first Merial ParasitXpert. Participants were tasked with watching 3 webinars, Frustrating Fleas, Worrying Worms and Troublesome Ticks and then needed to answer series of multiple...

    BVNA Launches #VNVoice Communication Portal

    The time and place for nurses to speak up about their profession is here! The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) is launching an online communication portal to drive engagement with its members and also elicit the views of its membership...

    BVNA Congress | X-Ray Competition Winner Announced

    BVNA ran it's infamous X-Ray competition at Congress last weekend. Delegates were tasked with guessing the animal from the 8 x-rays on view at the BVNA Stand. Entrants were asked to make a £1 donation to the British Hen Welfare Trust raising a total...

    BVNA says farewell to Honorary Member and Past Council Member, Pat House

    BVNA were saddened to hear that Honorary Member, Pat House, passed away on 10th May 2015. Pat qualified as a RANA ‘Registered Animal Nursing Auxiliary’ in 17th August 1965 and was awarded registration number 62. She would have celebrated her 50th...

    BVNA announces new joint Regional Co-ordinators for the South West (Somerset & Gloucestershire)

    BVNA are delighted to announce Hannah Callister RVN & Claire Grant RVN as our new joint Regional Co-ordinators for the South West. Claire Grant Hannah Callister To read more about Hannah and Claire and find out about your new RCOs please click...

    VN Knowledge | Zoo & Wildlife Species in Practice with Matt Rendle

    You can view an introduction to the webinar from Matt by visiting BVNA's You Tube Channel CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL WEBINARS ARE FREE FOR BVNA MEMBERS! Non-members can access FREE materials only and will be required to pay to view additional webinars...

    BVNA Welcomes Gemma Reeve as Essex & Suffolk RCO

    BVNA are delighted to welcome Gemma Reeve RVN to our Regional Co-ordinator Team as Essex & Suffolk RCO (Regional Co-ordinator). Gemma is taking over the role from long standing RCO Lindsey Raven-Emrich. Please visit Gemma’s webpage to view her profile...

    Warning about suspicious phone calls made to vets & VNs

    Warning about suspicious phone calls made to vets & VNs The RCVS have received a number of reports from veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses about suspicious telephone calls made to veterinary practices in different areas of the country...

    August's 50th Anniversary Prize Draw Winner's Announced!

    BVNA kicked off its 50th year anniversary celebrations in January and throughout the year are giving all members a chance to win a prize in a free monthly prize draw. August's prize draw winner was drawn at random and we are delighted to announce...

    New Membership Benefit Coming Soon!

    BVNA are about to launch a new exciting membership benefit.....watch out for more exciting news next week!

    BVNA Congress | 9-11 October 2015 | Telford International Centre

    Registered for Congress? If so, look out for your registration e-mail in your inbox. You need to print this and bring it with you to collect your pack! It's not too late if you haven't booked! CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW! http://www.bvna.org.uk/cpd...

    Congratulations to our Yearly Regional Meeting Prize Winner!

    Congratulations to Sharon Percival who was the lucky winner from the regional meetings yearly draw that BVNA run in association with Bayer, who receives £100 high street vouchers. Sharon attended the regional CPD meeting on the subject of Raw Feeding...

    VDS Presentation on Professional Responsibility

    I am delighted to announce that BVNA has worked with the VDS (Veterinary Defence Society) to provide a presentation, available exclusively to our members, which provides veterinary nurses with guidance on professional responsibility. It is difficult...

    BVNA Launches VDS Presentation on Professional Responsibility

    BVNA President, Fiona Andrew, announces launch of free VDS presentation which provides veterinary nurses with guidance on professional responsibility, exclusively available to BVNA members. To find out more please visit the President's blog

    RCVS news: Peer submits Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) Bill to House of Lords

    Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council member Professor the Lord Trees has submitted a Private Members’ Bill to the House of Lords which would legally protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’. Lord Trees submitted the ‘Veterinary Nurses ...

    BVNA Awards Hounds for Heroes with Total Fundraising for 2015

    Senior Vice President, Fiona Andrew, was delighted to award the chosen charity of the year for 2015, Hounds for Heroes, a total sum of £ 2,780. Funds were raised throughout 2015 which included raffles and events held by the BVNA RCO team, with VN...

    BVNA Welcomes Rebecca Redfern as Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire RCO

    BVNA are delighted to welcome Rebecca Redfern RVN to our Regional Co-ordinator Team as Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire RCO (Regional Co-ordinator). Please visit Rebecca’s webpage to view her profile by clicking on the following link: http://www...