Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News

    Use your time to plan for future events

    With Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month in May, there’s lots of planning you can do for this. Click here to find out all about the competition and how you can help raise awareness about #whatVNsdo. Also, April is National Pet Month, and you can...

    BVNA message on furloughing

    All of us at BVNA recognise the stress and uncertainty that the world is experiencing right now – both as veterinary professionals and as individuals with homes and families to look after. Many of us will be dealing with financial hardships as well...

    National Pet Month

    This April is National Pet Month, and we are taking our passion for pets public by promoting and raising awareness for responsible pet ownership - It’s time to celebrate what pets do for us, and also what we do for our pets! With around 40% of...

    COVID-19 Update, 26.03.2020

    Today, BVA have published a Briefing on 'Guidance for veterinary practices in assessing emergency and urgent care during the COVID-19 pandemic'. Veterinary practices provide essential services, vital to ensure safe food production and safeguard...

    New Research Bites categories for BVNA Congress 2020

    Have you recently completed data collection for a research project? Perhaps you have wondered how to develop your skills to be able to speak at a future BVNA Congress? Whether you are in the process of completing a dissertation, have worked with an interesting...

    COVID-19 Update, 25.03.2020

    On Monday 23rd of March the Government announced that the country needed to enter the next stage of the plan to ‘flatten the curve’. This included a 3-week lock-down. There was initial confusion about who could remain open and what level of...

    BVNA member, Jackie, on returning to the profession

    Jackie Lynch read the article on our blog with the email from Minnie about returning to work. And she posted a story on Facebook that she said we can share with you…. “I have just returned to Veterinary Nursing after a 17 year career break...

    RCVS issues temporary suspension of VN training requirements

    In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the RCVS has issued a series of temporary arrangements to help to support student veterinary nurses navigating their training during this challenging time. If you are a student veterinary nurse...

    Oral Care Nurse Certificate 2020 | Update

    In light of the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact this may have on RVNs working in practice, the BVNA has made the decision to alter the course requirements of the Oral Care Nurse Certificate. We previously stipulated...

    Becoming a Student Council Member for the BVNA

    It's nomination time! The BVNA Council Elections are coming up and we want passionate Student Veterinary Nurses (SVNs) to join us. There are 2 Student Council Member seats, so if you want to support the Veterinary Nursing industry then you can...

    COVID-19 and the veterinary profession - webinar recording

    If you missed the live webinar by BVA on Sunday 22 March, here is a link to the recording. https://www.thewebinarvet.com/webinar/covid-19-and-the-veterinary-profession Its available to everyone, but you’ll need to login or to create an account...

    Why RVN's aren't considered 'key workers'

    BVNA has made the following release regarding the pandemic and the status of "key worker's": The world is currently facing a pandemic; with challenges facing our daily lives that have not been seen since the last world war. There will...

    COVID-19 and the veterinary profession - free webinar

    I'd like to draw your attention to a free webinar organised by BVA on 'COVID-19 and the veterinary profession' presented by Daniella Dos Santos. The webinar takes place this Sunday, 22 March at midday. Please share the registration link...

    A message from BVNA President

    This is a message to all BVNA members and veterinary nurses from Jo Hinde, President of BVNA. "We are in unprecedented, worrying times for both human and animal welfare. Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to all members of the veterinary...

    National Complementary Therapy Week

    Small or large, from dogs to horses… Pet owners will seek out the very best care they can find for their poorly pets - did you know there are a number of Complementary Therapies that can be offered to your patients to go alongside their conventional...

    Global Recycling Day 2020

    Have you thought about how you can make your veterinary practice more Eco-Friendly? Well, this Wednesday is Global Recycling Day, and the BVNA have some tips on how you can make more environmentally savvy choices in the workplace. But first, let’s...

    My time on the council has been amazing!

    Wendy Nevins shares her experience with us…. “I joined BVNA Council in October 2016. I wanted to join as I felt it would be a really great experience and that it was time I looked at giving something back to the profession that has been...

    National Careers Week 2020

    Did you always know you wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse? Many of us were visiting veterinary practices as teenagers, spending time after school and on the weekends doing any odd jobs just to see what it was like to get to care for poorly pets - this...

    Returning to Work as an RVN

    BVNA member, Minnie, wrote to us saying… “Hi, I thought I’d just get in touch as I’m guessing I’m not the only RVN in this situation. After taking a career break, after 17 years of nursing, to pursue other things,...

    Coronavirus Update and Infection Control

    Not a day goes by where the global coronavirus epidemic isn’t in the news. This blog gives an update on the current status of coronavirus and the need to know information on the virus and its symptoms, transmission of the virus and your employee...

    Are you passionate and interested in making a difference in our profession?

    BVNA is calling on all full members and student members to stand for election onto BVNA Council. This year, BVNA are looking for 5 full members and 2 student members to stand for election. All Council members are either student or registered veterinary...

    Call for future authors for the VNJ

    The VNJ is always looking for veterinary nurses to write about their experiences. The VNJ belongs to you and your input to content is vital to keep it relevant to the nursing profession. You will have seen the Features list in the January issue which...

    RESEARCH PROJECT | Assessment of acute pain in companion animals

    Do you use pain assessment tools in practice? Amy Homer is carrying out research for her MSc in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia on 'The use of pain assessment tools by Veterinary Nurses for the assessment of acute pain in companion animals'...

    Positive progression is occurring!

    BVNA Press Release responding to the 2019 RCVS Survey of the VN Profession. The BVNA are delighted to see evidence of the positive changes highlighted in this summary. This is further proof that our profession is heading in the right direction. ...

    Do you have a desire to represent the Veterinary Nursing profession?

    This year, BVNA are looking for 5 full members and 2 student members to stand for election onto BVNA Council. The Council is made up of a team of Veterinary Nurses from around the UK who work tirelessly on a voluntary basis, and have complete belief in...