Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    Langford Vets to host a day of feline CPD for nurses

    The Feline Centre at Langford Vets is hosting a day of in-person CPD lectures, masterclasses and practical sessions about feline care for vet nurses on Wednesday 15th May, in Langford, Bristol. The day also has a stream for veterinary surgeons, and...

    Vetlife invites nurses to take the plunge

    Vetlife is inviting veterinary nurses to come and take part in a sponsored cold water dip at Walpole Bay Tidal Pool, Margate, at 12:30pm on Friday, May 17th. The Walpole Bay Tidal Pool is the biggest in the UK, covering four acres. Everyone taking...

    RCVS Disciplinary Committee takes no further action against veterinary nurse convicted of affray

    The RCVS Veterinary Nurse Disciplinary Committee has decided to take no further action against Kai Murray, a veterinary nurse who had been convicted and imprisoned for affray before becoming an RVN. Mr Murray was charged that he had been convicted...
  • Cambridge-based vet receptionist named Vetpol’s 2023 CPD Champion

    Stacey Godbold, a Registered Veterinary Receptionist from Paddons Vets in Wisbech, has been named Vetpol’s CPD Champion of 2023. While nearly 50% of all Vetpol SQPs exceeded their CPD targets last year, none did so by as large a margin as Stacey, who...

    New ocular lubricant

    Millpledge Veterinary has launched Oculeze, an ocular lubricant. The new product, which is for the management of any condition where eye health is supported by providing additional moisture or lubrication, is suitable for dogs, cats, horses, rabbits...

    Study shows most adverse veterinary drug reactions go unreported

    A study published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice has concluded that the majority of suspected adverse drug reactions (SADR) in veterinary medicine go unreported. The authors say that whilst it has long been suspected that adverse drug reactions...

    BVA joint response to the CMA misses the point

    The BVA has submitted a joint response with the BSAVA, SPVS, BVNA and VMG to the Competition and Markets Authority consultation on a proposed market investigation. The response offers further evidence concerning the CMA’s potential concerns, and says...

    Creature Comforts opens first clinic

    Creature Comforts, the start up which promises to revolutionise veterinary care using tech, has opened its first clinic in Notting Hill Gate, London. The new, four storey, architecturally-designed clinic is full of natural light and includes calming...

    Vetpartners offers grants for nurses volunteering to help animals overseas

    Vetpartners is offering grants to support those of its RVNs who want to boost their clinical skills by doing veterinary work overseas. The veterinary group is stumping up more than £100,000 for the initiative, which will enable 20 vets and nurses,...

    Vet nurses invited to online presentation of new WSAVA reproduction guidelines

    Virbac is hosting a webinar at 5pm on Wednesday 17th April, where members of the WSAVA Reproduction Control Committee will present its new reproduction guidelines. The 1st Reproduction Control Guidelines of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association...

    Leniency for vet nurse whose dog killed her baby

    Lincolnshire-based veterinary nurse Karen Alcock has been deemed fit to practise after being convicted of being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog, resulting in the death of her three-month-old daughter, Kyra. Ms Alcock was convicted on...

    CVS Group faces data breach after malicious hack

    CVS Group reports that over the past week, its UK operations have been significantly disrupted after a number of its IT systems were hacked. The company says that as soon as it discovered the unauthorised external access to its systems, it took them...

    New BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Dentistry

    The BSAVA has launched a new Vet Nurse Merit Award (VNMA) in Dentistry, starting in September 2024. The Vet Nurse Merit Award courses are designed for RVNs in primary care practice . The VNMA in Dentistry offers 30 hours of CPD and will help delegates...

    New podcast to help vet nurses navigate challenges of the job

    Agria Pet Insurance has launched ‘The Pet Profession Podcast', which aims to help veterinary nurses navigate some of the challenges they face in their career. Hosted by industry veteran, Anthony Chadwick MRCVS, there will be five episodes, covering...

    New BSAVA client info leaflets on reptiles

    The BSAVA has published a series of client information leaflets about the care and welfare of reptile species most commonly kept in the UK. Data for 2023 from UK Pet Food research found that around 5% of UK households own a reptile, up from 3.4% in...

    VetPlus launches two supplements for cats

    VetPlus has launched two supplements for cats, designed to support their gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and kidney health. The first is a new formulation of Sustain, which the company says will be the first UK veterinary product for cats to contain...

    CVS to launch Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (ECC)

    CVS has announced that its Chester Veterinary Training Centre (CVTC) will launch a new VetSkill VTEC Level 5 Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care) in May. It is the first time this Ofqual-regulated qualification has been...

    New anti-bacterial, anti-fungal shampoo for cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Pyoderm, an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal dermatological shampoo for dogs and cats. Containing 3% m/v Chlorhexidine, Pyoderm is designed to support the natural microbial balance of the skin whilst delivering gentle yet effective...
  • Zoletil anaesthetic licence has in-use stability increased to eight days

    Zoletil, Virbac's 2-in-1, injectable anaesthetic for cats and dogs has had a licence change increasing its extended in-use stability from 24 hours to 8 days. A single vial can now be used for 8 days after reconstitution when stored in a fridge at between...
  • British vets perform world-first body transplant

    A team of veterinary surgeons based outside Birmingham has performed the world’s first body transplant in a dog. The procedure was performed on a 13-year-old Siberian Husky called Marigold, which was diagnosed with a malignant mammary tumour last year...

    Free emergency triage CPD for nurses coming up in Birmingham

    Blaise Veterinary Referral Hospital in Birmingham is holding a free CPD session about emergency triage on Monday 27th May. The session will highlight the important role nurses play in this environment and look at the benefits of a nurse-led clinical...

    RVNs and SVNs needed for mental health project

    Researchers from Leeds Becket University are are looking for SVNs, RVNs and those who deliver diploma-route and degree route veterinary nursing curricular, to help support them in their research project into SVN mental health education. Dr Faye Didymus...

    Vet nurse struck off for offensive tweets

    An unnamed veterinary nurse has been struck off by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee for claiming to be a veterinary surgeon and for making offensive and discriminatory remarks on the social media platform X (Twitter). The individual, referred to...

    RCVS launches new course to help vet nurses recognise and challenge unconscious bias

    The RCVS Academy has launched a new course to help veterinary professionals recognise and challenge unconscious bias. The course was developed with RCVS Leadership and Inclusion Manager, Gurpreet Gill (pictured), and aims to increase self-awareness...

    Hampshire vet struck off for having indecent images of children and animals

    Hampshire-based Robert Russell has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after he was convicted of possessing indecent images of children and extreme animal abuse. Dr Russell, 64, who waived his right to attend the hearing, was convicted...