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    BSAVA launches triage tool for use during coronavirus pandemic

    The BSAVA has produced a triage tool designed to help staff in small animal practice identify and process emergency canine and feline cases during the coronavirus pandemic. The tool is available to all practices, free of charge. The downloadable...
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    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...
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    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...
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    BVNA issues coronavirus guidance for vet nurses

    The British Veterinary Nursing Association has issued some practical advice concerning the coronavirus outbreak and the steps veterinary nurses should be taking. First and foremost the Association says the profession should only provide urgent and...
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    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...
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    Clarification about what vets are allowed to do during coronavirus lockdown

    The BVA and the RCVS have issued a statement which clarifies what work veterinary surgeons and practices are allowed to do under the coronavirus lockdown. On 23rd March, the Government demanded that the majority of public-facing businesses close their...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Animal Health Trust set to close

    The Animal Health Trust, the veterinary research charity which employs 257 staff at its centre near Newmarket, has announced that without an injection of funds, it will be forced to close at the end of the month. The charity says that it had already...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Voting opens in the 2020 RCVS VN Council Elections

    Voting in the 2020 RCVS VN Council Election is now open. There are 13 candidates standing in this year’s VN Council elections, including two existing VN Council members eligible for re-election and 11 candidates not currently on Council. They...
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    VN Council suspends requirements for student VNs and training programmes

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council has agreed to suspend the requirements for veterinary nurse students and veterinary nurse training programmes. Julie Dugmore, RCVS Director of Veterinary Nursing, said: "We...
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    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...
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    STOP PRESS. BVA webinar: COVID-19 and the veterinary profession. Noon tomorrow.

    BVA President Daniella Dos Santos is hosting a COVID-19 webinar for all members of the practice team at noon tomorrow (Sunday 22nd March). The aim of the webinar is to help bring everyone together to support one another and review how the profession...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Remote veterinary consultation providers step up activity

    Two limited-service, remote veterinary consultation providers have stepped up their activities following the coronavirus outbreak. Joii has announced that its free vet nurse consultations and £20 consultations with veterinary surgeons will now...
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    RCVS goes home

    The RCVS has announced that all its staff are now working from home and that Belgravia House has now closed indefinitely. The College says it will, however, continue to operate as close to normality as possible, with the main support services for veterinary...
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    TVM takes 'Lunch and Learn' sessions online

    TVM UK has announced that is taking its 'Lunch and Learn' CPD sessions, which normally take place in practices, online. The sessions, which are delivered by the company's territory managers and cover things like toxicology, ophthalmology...
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    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...
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    Bucks referral centre announces steps to maintain business as usual

    Buckinghamshire-based Hamilton Specialist Referrals (HSR) has announced the various steps it is taking to maintain a near normal service for referring practices and clients in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. HSR, which provides emergency and...
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    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...
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    RCVS sets out revised timeline for 'under care' review

    The RCVS has set out a new methodology and timeline for its review of its guidance to the profession on ‘under care’ and 24/7 out-of-hours emergency cover. The review, which had been due to start in late 2019, will now start in April 2020...