Scarsdale Vets in Derby has announced that it is to host free quarterly evening events to allow vet nurses of all levels to practise key Objectively Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) tasks in a safe and fun environment alongside experienced vet nurses.

The first event will take place at Pride Veterinary Centre (Derby, DE24 8HX) on Monday 26th November between 6-8pm.

There will be six different tasks set up (including closed gloving & gowning and x-ray positioning) for each nurse to practise, with an extra station for CPR techniques. At each station participants will be given the chance to see elements of the task being completed by a qualified vet nurse from Pride Veterinary Centre, before being offered to have a go themselves.

Michelle Staniforth-Trengove a Veterinary Nurse at Scarsdale Vets said: "Here at Pride Veterinary Centre we are extremely enthusiastic about helping the next generation of vet nurses in their professional development, and one of the ways we try to accomplish this goal is by hosting these OSCE events. We recognise how important it is to practice key techniques prior to taking OSCE exams, so we look forward to welcoming lots of vet nurses to Pride for an evening of education and fun."

Upon arrival all attendees will receive a goodie bag which contains handy hints and tips to accompany the tasks demonstrated at each station.

Attendees will also be offered a tour of Pride Veterinary Centre, which opened in 2011. The tour will show prospective employees the state-of-the-art facilities, including operating theatres, CT, MRI and x-ray imaging suites, an on-site dispensary, hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill – to name a few!

To attend, email:pride.events@prideveterinarycentre.co.uk.