Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News

    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...

    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...