BVNA launches survey to support bid for veterinary nurse title protection

The BVNA has launched a survey today (September 26) to gather information to support its campaign for statutory protection of the title “veterinary nurse”. The data collected will provide an overview of how those within the veterinary professions feel about the issue and how it might affect them, their patients and the public – who … Read more

sponsored VN Times Podcast, Ep 32: Jack Pye on ultrasonography, public speaking, and nurturing your niche

This month, VN Times editor Rachael Buzzel is joined by locum RVN Jack Pye, who specializes in emergency and critical care and has a passion for ultrasonography. Jack is also a member of BVNA council, sits on the VN Times editorial board, and is a regular guest, contributor and official quizmaster on VN Happy Hour. … Read more

Purina to offer nutrition conversation support at BVNA Congress

Delegates attending next month’s BVNA Congress are being encouraged to learn more about how to have difficult conversations with clients about their pets’ weight. Purina is offering a series of talks on the subject during the three-day gathering in Telford, as well as the chance for one delegate each day to win a spa day … Read more

In-person celebration of 60 years of veterinary nursing

The RCVS celebrated 60 years of veterinary nursing at its belated in-person event in Oxford, with some 100 people in attendance. The evening, co-hosted by VN council chairperson Matthew Rendle and RCVS director of veterinary nursing Julie Dugmore, took place last month at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to celebrate the profession’s diamond … Read more

VN Times Podcast, Ep 31: Alex Taylor and Charlotte Pace on resilience, empowerment and BVNA Congress

Building resilience has been the theme of Alexandra Taylor’s year as BVNA president – ​​and she joins us to review some of those initiatives, as well as preview how the campaign will conclude at congress. Charlotte Pace, who will take over as president at the congress, also joins us to provide an insight into her … Read more

VN Times Podcast, Ep 30: Nicola Lakeman on resilience and BVNA Congress

RVN Nicola Lakeman is the keynote speaker at BVNA Congress 2022 – and her lecture will give an insight into how resilience has played a part in her career. Ahead of congress, Ms Lakeman joined us to share her excitement for the event and discuss how she hopes delegates will be able to relate to … Read more

MMI sponsors VetLed VN think tank series to tackle incivility

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) is sponsoring the latest series of VetLed Veterinary Nurse Think Tanks. The Veterinary Nurse Think Tank series, established in 2021 and supported by the BVNA, is running as part of an ongoing collaboration between MMI and VetLed, which aims to tackle incivility in the workplace and encourage working environments … Read more

BVNA 2022 council election results in

The BVNA has announced its 2022 council election results with six new faces, including an SVN, voted on to BVNA council. Twelve candidates stood for election, with 266 votes cast in the poll. Elected candidates The new candidates are: Christopher Appleton Emma Foreman Sarah Holliday Nikki McLeod Steph Worsley Bronwyn Bailey was appointed, uncontested, as … Read more