Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News

    National Love Your Pet Day

    After Valentine's Day passes, not all love is lost! On the 20th of February, we get to celebrate the love of our pets. Whether they have 4 legs, hooves, beaks, scales, fins or shells - It's National Love Your Pet Day! Everyday they get given...

    RESEARCH PROJECT | Investigating interpersonal relationships

    Do veterinary nurses feel heard? Kelly Cadman is carrying out research for her Masters Degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing Practice on 'Investigating veterinary nurse and veterinary surgeon's interpersonal relationships'. CLICK HERE...

    #StudentVolunteeringWeek2020

    Calling all SVNs - Between the 10th and 16th of February, we will be celebrating Student Volunteering Week within the Veterinary Nursing profession. Student Volunteering Week aims to “celebrate the impact of student volunteers and encourage students...

    #StudentVolunteering @ BVNA

    Suzanne Bedford says “I was part of BVNA’s student council from 2016-2018, and what an amazing few years they were! Having read the VNJ from day one of my training, I was really interested in the BVNA and a passion to be involved at the heart...

    #BVNACouncilElections2020

    Find out why Jo Oakden joined BVNA council…. “I joined BVNA Council in October 2017 and am currently Junior Vice President. I had been a BVNA Regional Representative from 2015 and felt ready to get more involved with BVNA.” If you...

    February issue of VNJ available online

    The clinical article ‘How hard is too hard’ suggests that a fractured tooth is more common than owners realise. Educating our clients on appropriate chews and clinical signs of fractured teeth can reduce any potential discomfort to dogs. ...

    VN Salary Survey & Prize Draw

    It’s that time of the year again when we encourage our members to take part in the SPVS Salaries Survey. The survey has been updated to make it easier to complete financial details, whilst adding additional categories to reflect changing working...

    Vet Nurse Avenue @ BVNA Congress 2020

    Do you have a creative side alongside your role as a RVN? Do you make your own products to sell? We are once again hosting Vet Nurse Avenue at BVNA Congress in October, so if you, or anyone you know, has products they want to sell to fellow colleagues...

    World Wetlands Day 2020

    On the 2nd of February, World Wetlands Day will be celebrated globally. This day acknowledges and creates awareness about the vital role Wetlands play in the planet’s ecosystem which supports so many species of plants and wildlife. Not only can...

    PDSA Animal Welfare Report ten-year anniversary survey

    This year the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report – the largest, most comprehensive insight into pet wellbeing in the UK – will reach its ten-year anniversary. To help mark the landmark year, PDSA is inviting the veterinary profession to...

    VN Futures news: Project launches new webinar series focused on the value of veterinary nursing

    The VN Futures project will be holding a series of three webinars this year addressing issues around recognising the value of veterinary nurses’ work, including maximising the potential of veterinary nurses and leadership opportunities within the...

    Press Release: Dogs Trust reveals the cruel ‘Dogfishing’ scam duping thousands of UK dog lovers

    One in eight puppy buyers suspect they were lied to by the seller of their puppy Puppy buyers describe the horrific reality behind many online puppy adverts, with some puppies found malnourished, thirsty or kept in tiny cages away from their mum Over...

    News: The Introduction of the New Agricultural Bill

    Are you aware of the new legislation? It sets out how farmers and land managers in England will in the future be rewarded with public money for “public goods” – such as better air and water quality, higher animal welfare standards...

    City & Guilds will not provide VN training in the future

    You may have heard the news that City & Guilds will no longer provide VN training. Please do not worry if you are a current student as they will teach out your course and uphold their commitments to you. City & Guilds provision of VN training...

    #BigSchoolsBirdWatch2020

    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in the United Kingdom is the largest conservation charity in Europe - and they need our schools and community help to track the “ups and downs of birds across the country”. How can our...

    BVA and BVNA Action plan: Weight management and obesity prevention in companion animals

    There are many ways that vets and vet nurses can actively contribute to the prevention of obesity in companion animals - from regularly monitoring the weight and body conditions, to raising awareness about the importance of healthy body conditions and...

    New action plan offers guidance to veterinary professionals for tackling the scale of the pet obesity problem

    Vets and vet nurses are marking National Obesity Awareness Week (14-20 January) by setting out an action plan for how veterinary professionals can play their part in tackling obesity in companion animals. The British Veterinary Association (BVA), British...

    National Obesity Awareness Week

    Running between the 13th and 20th of January is the National Obesity Awareness Week, a kick start to the UKs New Years Resolution to get the nation in shape! Over 35% of people in the UK are classified as overweight, and 29% of those are classified as...

    #WalkYourDogMonth2020

    With the festive season over, why not encourage your clients to get outside with their dogs to kick-start January's “Walk Your Dog Month”. It helps to move all of the Christmas turkey dinners, beats the winter blues, and gets those New...

    RESEARCH PROJECT | Canine Brachycephalic Patients

    Eliza Horn, a student veterinary nurse, is currently studying for her BSc Degree in Veterinary Nursing with The University of West Anglia. She is carrying out research on 'An evaluation of veterinary nursing provision and opinion in the management...

    BVNA Strategic Director Resigns

    Last Friday, Robin Millar, Strategic Director of the BVNA was elected as the MP for Aberconwy. Robin has tendered his resignation in order to focus on his new role and we are discussing with him how to ensure a smooth transition and the continued development...

    RESEARCH PROJECT | Clinical coach training

    Susan Holt RVN is carrying out research for her Masters Degree at Hartpury College on 'Clinical coach training and preparedness for the role of training student veterinary nurses'. Please help by taking part https://uchartpury.onlinesurveys.ac...

    BVNA develops app for BVNA Congress!

    BVNA Congress will be easier to navigate this year, thanks to a new mobile app that will help delegates to get the most out of the event. The app, available via iOS and Android, will enable delegates to view a list of the exhibiting companies, locate...

    BVNA Statement

    With reference to recent coverage of a presentation by the District Veterinary Nursing Development Group to a meeting of the BVNA's Kent region: the BVNA encourages its network of regional representatives to provide events that are relevant and educational...

    Three new members elected onto BVNA Council

    The 2019 BVNA Council elections saw three new full Council members and two new student council members added to the BVNA Council. Nine candidates stood for full membership and Samantha Payne, Jack Pye and Matthew Wright were elected. Charlotte Ottewill...