Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News
  • Oral Care Nurse Certificate

    Oral Care Nurse Certificate Oral Care Nurse is an exciting new initiative aimed at Registered Veterinary Nurses. The British Veterinary Dental Association and The British Veterinary Nursing Association have joined forces to offer a bite sized course...

    BVNA Congress | 6-8 October 2017 | Registration Opens with 'Super Early Bird' Rate!

    I am delighted to invite you to attend our 44th Annual Congress in October. We have put together an exciting three day programme providing delegates with over 100 hours of CPD, a vast choice of comprehensive lectures each day, specialist workshops, free...

    VN Knowledge | Feeding the hospitalised patient

    Feeding the hospitalised patient Sarah Collins discusses tube feeding, assisted feeding, why nutrition is important and how to select and use tubes. She also passes on her important top tips on how to meet your patient's nutritional needs. Click...

    BVNA Communication Portal Grows into 2017

    Final month’s prize draw winners and expanding #VNVoice forum Lucky veterinary nurse Clare Jones has received a New Year treat after she was drawn as the winner of the BVNA’s December #VNVoice competition. Clare won £400 of shopping...

    BVNA Attending London Pet Show | 17 & 18 May 2014

    Pop along to Stand A406 in Discover Animals & meet some of Team BVNA! We will be providing advice on a career in veterinary nursing and promoting National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month | May 2014, an annual event that aims to raise the awareness...

    New VDS Insurance Policy for RVN's

    The Veterinary Defence Society insures the vast majority of veterinary surgeons practising in the UK. It specialises in reputation protection, quickly settling claims when appropriate, whilst resisting claims which are speculative or unjustified. The...

    BVNA in 2017

    BVNA in 2017 will continue to deliver its part in the VN Futures projects; however, we will be looking to the profession to help us too. We would really like to inspire others to get involved in whatever they can to help drive our profession forward....

    Do your ambitions outweigh your resources?

    There may be assistance available to support your goals! After joining BVNA Council in October, I have been busy working on a project that involves investigating and compiling a list of all known bursaries available to our members nationally. As a member...

    RESEARCH PROJECT | Are veterinary personnel within equine practices are utilising the gold standard skin preparation of routine equine arthroscopies and synoviocentesis

    BVNA Member Lynn Irving RVN REVN and in conjunction with UCLan and Myerscough College, is currently studying for her BSc VN (Hons) Top up. To complete her dissertation she is conducting a survey to discover if veterinary personnel within equine practices...

    VN Knowledge | Development of Feline Behaviour

    Development of Feline Behaviour Nicky Trevorrow, Behaviour Manager at Cats Protection speaks on all the factors that can affect an individual cat's behaviour. Anything from genetics to kitten socialisation to looking at the cat's current environment...

    Win one of TWO free places for the Animal Welfare Foundation Discussion Forum!

    The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum takes place every year in London. The Forum offers a day of educational talks on current topics from renowned animal welfare speakers. This includes lively debate and discussion and the opportunity...

    Past President, Bonny Millar, congratulated by HRH Princess Anne

    BVNA would like to congratulate past President, Bonny Millar, on being nominated as one of the three finalists for the prestigious National Equine Forum (NEF) Sir Colin Spedding Award for 2017, in recognition of her contribution to the equine profession...

    BVNA Welcome Norfolk RCO to the Team!

    BVNA are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Cambridgeshire Regional Co-ordinator (RCO), Emily Chapman RVN. To find out more about Emily please follow: http://www.bvna.org.uk/…/cpd-regions-bedfordshire...

    Your Journal Needs You - We are looking for authors!

    The Veterinary Nursing Journal is the official journal of the British Veterinary Nursing Association, published by Taylor and Francis and has a double blind peer-review process with an international editorial board. For those that have never written...

    BVNA would like to congratulate 'RCVS Queens Medal' Winner Kathy Kissick

    BVNA is delighted to hear that Kathy Kissick has been announced as the winner for this years RCVS Queen's Medal. Congratulations Kathy! RCVS College Announces Award Winners The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is pleased to...

    BVNA CPD Events 2017 | £99 Early Bird Price Extended to 31 January!

    BVNA brings you a series of day events running from 9.00am - 2.15pm gaining a minimum of 4 hours CPD in one go. Cost includes refreshments, lunch, course notes and CPD Certificate. Our events being held at zoos, means that you have free access at the...

    #VNVoice Gets Louder!

    Second month's prize winners and poll results announced BVNA is delighted to announce that its #VNVoice community portal is attracting more and more VNs, who are making their voices heard by completing the online polls. The November topics included...

    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...

    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...

    Blue Cross awards top vet nurse of the year at BVNA Congress!

    Samantha Shand of Sleaford, Lincolnshire has been named 'Vet Nurse of the Year' by Blue Cross pet charity. It is the second time Samantha has won the award, first scooping the title in 2012. Samantha, a vet nurse at Quarrington Veterinary Surgery...

    VN Knowledge | Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis in dogs and cats US Veterinary Technician Megan Brashear talks about how to recognise and treat anaphylaxis in dogs and cats. Click the video below to view an introduction to the webinar Error module embedded not found VN Knowledge...

    First results from #VNVoice portal

    Poll results and winners announced for month 1 of BVNA members’ portal competition The results of BVNA’s first polls, put on its members’ website to elicit the views of the Association’s members and encourage sign up to its new...

    AWF Discussion Forum Winners Announced

    Congratulations to Sophie Beckwith and Elizabeth Cox who will each receive free places at the AWF Discussion Forum and House of Commons reception, plus £50 travel costs. In the online competition vet nurses were asked what they viewed as the...

    VN Knowledge | How to nurse and manage cats with flu

    Snuffles, wheezes, coughs & sneezes - how to nurse and manage cats with flu In this latest webinar Alexandra Taylor discusses the numerous pathogens which cause cat flu, focusing on Feline Herpesvirus (FHV) and Feline Calcivirus (FCV), clinical...

    BVNA Congress 2016 Highlights

    Did you attend BVNA Congress in October? See if you can spot yourself in this year's highlights video! If not, want to find out what it's all about? All sessions from the main stage at this year's event are available to view FREE at BVNA's...