British Veterinary Nursing Association News

    Job vs Career: following your Veterinary Nursing passion!

    What is the difference between a job and a career? The difference is all in your attitude. A job is work you do in return for a paycheck, moving from place to place with no real plan - but what if you had taken on specific roles and education, with...

    BVNA delighted to support Petplan Veterinary Nurse of the Year Award for 2018

    Local veterinary nurse named as winner in the 2018 Petplan Veterinary Awards Local veterinary nurse, Anna Ashworth of Dalehead Veterinary Group in Settle, North Yorkshire, has been awarded the esteemed title Vet Nurse of the Year in the 2018 Petplan...

    That’s it – It’s May 1st and we have lift off…..It’s now officially Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month!

    BVNA are extremely excited as this year the association aims to reach out to more practices, vets, colleges, schools, organisations and members of the public than ever before. There are many ways you can help! As well as the traditional waiting...

    RCVS news: Leading vet organisations seek practice support for vet and VN student placements during pandemic

    Together with a number of other leading veterinary organisations, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has recently written to UK veterinary practices to seek their ongoing help and support for veterinary students and student veterinary nurses...

    Welsh4Vets: Welsh Practice in Veterinary Practice

    Having a little bit of knowledge of conversational Welsh can help you to integrate with clients and communities. It can also open up a lot of new social experiences and provide an alternative perspective to see the world. The whole process of learning...

    RCVS Coronavirus Update: Remote prescribing, student placements, coronavirus testing, face coverings and regional lockdowns

    Here is the latest update for veterinary surgeons, nurses and practices on guidance relating to the Coronavirus outbreak. Remote prescribing temporary guidance extended The RCVS Council Covid-19 Taskforce recently decided to extend until the end...

    The Webinar Vet to Produce This Is Us Event

    We have very exciting news indeed. As you know, we have created a truly exciting Timetable for This Is Us 2020 – a celebration of veterinary nursing and we asked The Webinar Vet to work with us to deliver the production via their Zoom platforms. ...

    BVNA election results announced

    We're very pleased to announce the results of the 2020 BVNA council elections today. We have six new full Council members and one new student Council member and look forward meeting them later in the year. Fourteen candidates stood for full membership...

    Vets call for urgent clarity on post-Brexit pet travel

    The UK’s largest membership body for the veterinary profession is calling on the government to set out changes to pet travel rules as soon as possible to help vets manage demand from pet owners. The British Veterinary Association (BVA), which represents...

    International Cat Care want Happy Cats this International Cat Day

    International Cat Day takes place every 8th of August and this year custodianship has been passed to International Cat Care (iCatCare) – a not-for profit organisation which since 1958 has sought to improve the health and well-being of cats everywhere...

    BVNA Is Delighted To Announce New Head of Learning & Development

    The BVNA has unveiled Stacey Blease as its new Head of Learning and Development. This is a new position created as part of the BVNA’s 2017 governance review and is a response to the developing role of the vet nurse within the professional vet led team...

    Pet charity launches search for the top UK veterinary nurse of 2018

    Blue Cross has begun their annual search for the UK‘s 'Veterinary Nurse of the year' and is calling on pet owners and veterinary practices to help. The charity’s award recognises the dedication of the country’s vet nurses and their invaluable support...

    BVNA COUNCIL ELECTION – A RECORD NUMBER OF CANDIDATES

    VOTING IS NOW OPEN! The BVNA is pleased to announce that voting is now open for its Council elections. The Council of the BVNA sets the direction, policies and events of the representative body for veterinary nurses in the UK. Members choose their...

    VN Knowledge | Client Communication for Veterinary Nurses

    This webinar from Lisa Winter discusses essential communication for nurses in practice: How do we communicate, when does it go wrong, why does it matter if we communicate well, what do owners want from us. Also covers different types of communication...

    BVNA and VN Times Announce Student Bursary

    BVNA and VN Times are proud to announce the opportunity for BVNA Student Members to apply for a bursary in order to help fund their goal to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse! The bursary, worth £500, is available to any student, regardless of...
  • Honorary Member Obituary | Leander Taylor

    It is with sadness that the BVNA learned of the death of BVNA Honorary Member, Leander Taylor recently. Leander qualified as a RANA later in life and was a member of the BVNA for over 30 years. She was a BVNA Council Member from 1985-86 and was one...

    Full House

    The BVNA Council will be returned to full strength at its October AGM. At that meeting, Council will recommend to its members two Council members to join the Officer team – Jo Hinde as nominee for Junior Vice President and Jo Oakden the nominee for Honorary...

    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...

    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 Foundation...

    Vet nurses take top Veterinary Evidence Student Award

    Three veterinary nursing students have won first prize in RCVS Knowledge’s Veterinary Evidence Student Awards 2020. The winners were the first veterinary nursing students to place in the awards, which were launched by RCVS Knowledge last year to recognise...

    Top Tips for Transporting Cats

    Travelling with a cat can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be! With a bit of preparation, the whole process can be straightforward and less stressful for both cat and owner. Here are some tips on travelling safely with your cat: · Choose a strong...

    Advice for animal related businesses and local authorities in England

    This guidance has been updated in the light of revised Government advice (23.6.20) on Coronavirus to balance public health protection requirements and the need for businesses to keep working. There remains no evidence that pets are implicated in the...

    BVNA Council Election Results 2018

    BVNA COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2018 STATEMENT OF RESULTS – COUNCIL MEMBERS - 23rd July 2018 The British Veterinary Nursing Association called for nominations to fill THREE vacancies on its Council. Nine nominations were received The poll was conducted...

    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...

    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. She has been...