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 Simparica, says it will be sharing knowledge with BVNA members via webinars, regional CPD events and the Veterinary Nursing Journal (VNJ), and supporting the 2024 BVNA Congress.

Zoetis says the educational aspect of the partnership was developed after its market research showed that 8 in 10 veterinary nurses were interested in CPD support on the topic of parasiticides. 

Louise Longstaff, National Veterinary Manager - Companion Animal, at Zoetis, said: "Veterinary nurses, alongside veterinary care assistants, all play a key role in the ongoing health and welfare of clients’ pets and as the backbone of every practice, they are to be applauded for all that they do.

"We are delighted to be able to announce this new initiative so soon after Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month and are proudly looking forward to delivering to the extended needs of RVNs as a reflection of our recent market research.”

BVNA President Lyndsay Hughes said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Zoetis on this new initiative.

"This partnership fully aligns with our commitment to promote the vital work of veterinary nurses in upholding animal welfare, plus those in wider veterinary care roles.

"We look forward to working together to enhance our offering to BVNA members, across many of our educational activities as an association.”

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