Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    Vets and nurses start strike action at South Wales practice

    Staff at South Wales-based, VetPartners-owned Valley Vets have gone on strike for two weeks after pay negotiations broke down earlier in the year and 94% of British Veterinary Union members at the group voted in favour of industrial action. VetPartners...

    Self compassion webinar for vet nurses

    The RCVS is hosting a free one-hour webinar about self-compassion, presented by Mind Matters research grant recipient Dr Katherine Wakelin, Clinical Psychologist, and Sarah Corthorne, trainee Clinical Psychologist, at 7:00pm on Tuesday 3rd September...

    New reproduction resource for vet nurses

    Following the publication of the new WSAVA Guidelines for the Control of Reproduction in Dogs and Cats earlier this year, Virbac (maker of Suprelorin) has produced a range of learning content on the subject. The content covers the main points in the...

    Practising veterinary nurses wanted for mental health project

    Researchers from Leeds Becket University who are researching how mental health education is integrated into the curriculum of student veterinary nurses are now looking for practising veterinary nurses to take part in an interview. The project is being...

    New RCVS President to focus on regulation

    In her inaugural address as RCVS President for 2024-25, Linda Belton said she wants to focus on the core remit of the RCVS as a regulator, and the importance of good regulation for public trust and keeping pace in areas such as artificial intelligence...

    Webinars to help veterinary women with their finances

    Veterinary Woman and VetYou are to host a series of free, one-hour online discussions to help women in the profession with their finances, the first at 7:30pm on 30th July. Each ' Facing Up To Finances' discussion will include tips from a financial...
  • Dechra to host otitis externa webinar

    Dechra is hosting a one-hour canine otitis externa webinar at 7:00pm on Wednesday 31st July to share practical tips on otitis externa, how to choose the right treatments and the latest guidelines for using antibiotics responsibly. The ‘Ear essentials...

    CVS discovers what makes vet practice reception staff hang up their boots

    CVS has published a study 1 which has identified the main factors that are predictive of resignations by support staff team members, including receptionists, patient care advisors and other support staff in companion animal practice. For the study...

    Practical sessions for equine nurses at BEVA Congress

    BEVA is introducing hands-on sessions for veterinary nurses at this year’s Congress (11-14 September 2024, the ACC in Liverpool). The nursing stream will run all day on Friday 13 September and not only will there be a dedicated lecture and workshop...

    Majority of vets given grief over CMA investigation

    VetHelpDirect.com has conducted a survey of 380 vets which found that 54% have received verbal abuse referencing the Competitions and Markets Authority report. 15.3% said they had received written abuse and 13.4% had received online abuse. One in...

    TVM becomes Dômes Pharma

    TVM UK, the maker of veterinary medicines, hygiene products and supplements, has changed its name to that of its parent company, Dômes Pharma. Jonathan Hill (UK Country Manager) said: “I’m delighted to announce that TVM UK is changing its name to Dômes...

    GP vets to go on strike for the first time

    The British Veterinary Union has announced that union members working at the Valley Vets group in South Wales will take strike action for two weeks from 8am on Tuesday 16th July. The strike follows a breakdown in negotiations for better pay and conditions...

    New course to help vet nurses understand RCVS concerns process

    The RCVS Academy has launched a course to help veterinary nurses understand the RCVS concerns process. The course explains what to expect if you’re a veterinary nurse who has had a concern raised about them. Clare Stringfellow, Case Manager in the...

    Vetlife seeks volunteer ambassadors

    Vetlife is on the hunt for people to become ambassadors and help raise awareness of the charity's work. Vetlife Ambassadors attend veterinary events, deliver talks and promote fundraising activities on behalf of the charity, which equips them with...

    Clare Jones RVN wins BSAVA Clinical Abstract Award

    Clare Jones RVN has been announced as the winner of the 'Best Poster' in the BSAVA Clinical Abstract Awards for 2024 Clare won the award for: 'Confidence with CPR within Veterinary Professionals. Would standardised CPR training help confidence within...

    Coventry practice manager celebrates first 40 years service

    Lisa Madden, Practice Manager at Broad Lane Vets in Coventry, has celebrated 40 years with the same practice. Lisa first helped-out at the Coventry practice as part of her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award whilst still at school and soon realised that working...
  • MSD gets UK approval for first flea and tick treatment for dogs which lasts a whole year

    MSD has been given approval by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate for an injectable version of Bravecto, its parasiticide for dogs, which lasts a whole year. This new injectable fluralaner formulation is approved for the immediate and persistent...

    Vet tech start up opens flagship practice in St John’s Wood

    Vet tech startup Creature Comforts, which two months ago opened its first practice in Notting Hill Gate, London, has now opened its flagship practice in St John’s Wood. Spread over two floors, the 3,300 sq ft flagship practice is unusually large for...

    Zoetis partners with BVNA to champion the role of RVNs

    Zoetis has partnered with the British Veterinary Nursing Association to champion the role of veterinary nurses and assistants. Zoetis, which has a portfolio of drugs for companion animals, including Apoquel, Cerenia, Convenia, Cytopoint, Librela and...

    Julian Hoad becomes new BSAVA President

    Julian Hoad has taken up his role as BSAVA President for 2024-25. Taking over from Carl Gorman, Julian says his focus is to continue the work undertaken this year as part of a ‘programme of change’ for BSAVA, that will continue to promote the strong...

    Horiba to host webinar on respiratory disease in cats and dogs

    Horiba is hosting a webinar about i nfectious lower respiratory tract disease in cats and dogs, presented by Amanda Paul FRCVS, on Thursday 11th July at 7:30pm. Amanda originally studied and worked in Australia where she undertook a residency in small...

    New domestic poultry resource

    Vetlexicon has launched Avis, a resource designed to provide comprehensive, up-to-date clinical information to veterinary professionals to support diagnostic and treatment decision-making in domestic poultry. Avis includes over 350 articles, images...

    Dechra launches Cushing's Campaign

    Dechra has launched ‘They’ve got Cushing’s. You’ve got us’ marketing campaign to highlight the company’s support for Vetoryl. Across Europe, the company has over 30 technical experts who get over 2,500 technical calls each year about Cushing’s. ...

    CVS drive to increase use of RVC's Diabetic Clinical Score

    CVS is running a nation-wide clinical improvement project to increase the use of the RVC’s Diabetic Clinical Score (DCS). The Diabetic Clinical Score is a quick, standardised scoring system to record the clinical signs of diabetes in a patient, which...

    Hold Your Horses

    The British Equine Veterinary association has launched 'Hold Your Horses', a free-to-members online CPD course presented by Gemma Pearson RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine (Equine), to help equine vet nurses and clients minimise patient...