The charity Vetlife has expanded its charitable objectives so that veterinary nurses can now have full membership of the organisation and benefit from additional support.

Full membership means veterinary nurses can now stand for nomination as trustees, allowing them to represent the needs of nurses and help guide the future direction of the charity.

It also means that the Vetlife Financial Support service, the part of the charity which for more than a century has offered financial support to veterinary surgeons and their dependants in the UK, will also be able to consider future applications for financial aid from veterinary nurses.

BVNA JVP Charlotte Pace said: “The BVNA is very excited about this development that now recognises the contribution of veterinary nurses.

"We hope that allowing veterinary nurses to stand for nomination as trustees will allow our voices to be heard far and wide.

"Veterinary nurses, just like vets, have pressures and demands in and outside the workplace, that sometimes can benefit from a little outside help, especially from such great charities like Vetlife.”

Photo: Graham Dick, Vetlife President, signs the Notice of Resolution

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