The VN Futures Board met virtually on Friday 3 July to discuss the progress of the project and plans going forward. Understandably, progress has been slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic however, there has still been behind-the-scenes work taking place, with plenty to discuss.

VN Futures Project Manager Jill Macdonald gave an update on progress which included the release of the final webinar in the VN Futures series on the value of veterinary nursing. All three webinars in the series are fantastic and I would highly recommend taking the time out to watch them, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all three speakers; Louise Northway RVN, Stephanie Writer-Davies MRCVS and Gillian Page RVN for their brilliant work and support of the VN Futures project.

Another exciting development has been the launch, in May, of a dedicated VN Futures website where the work of the project is showcased along with news, upcoming events and resources such as career case studies.  We hope that you take the time to look at all the content the website has to offer, take inspiration from it and be inspired to get involved in the project.

The Board also discussed plans for the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) This is Us 2020 online event, where we will be holding several sessions to allow you to give your views on current topics affecting the veterinary nursing profession. This is your opportunity to have your say so please register – details will be available soon.

You can read the full article on the VN Futures website here.

Updates on new board members at the BVNA;

Nikki Ruedisueli (BVNA's Head of Learning and Development) - Member of the VN Futures Executive Group.

Jo Oakden (BVNA's Junior Vice President) - Incoming Chair on the VN Futures Board.

PS: Whilst you're here, take a moment to see our latest job opportunities for vet nurses.