Vet sector’s newest event proves a big hit

BVA Live proved to be a big hit with more than 1,000 veterinary professionals attending the inaugural event in Birmingham. Held from 23 to 24 June at the NEC, the sector’s newest event showcased a wide range of CPD, debates and discussions, as well as a lively exhibition featuring more than 100 companies. Hugely popular … Read more

Linnaeus celebrates VNs with new film

As Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) draws to a close, veterinary group Linnaeus has released a film celebrating vet nurses as key members of the veterinary team. Promoting the vital role nursing teams perform in providing care for pets, the film also emphasises the career progression available to the profession. It features nurses working at … Read more

sponsored Regional nursing manager shines light on career opportunities

The regional nursing manager at Village Vet has praised the career development pathways open to nurses as part of the group’s innovative focus on the profession. RVN Kerry Jackson, who was appointed to the newly created leadership role at Linnaeus-owned Village Vet last year, has hailed the opportunities available to both herself and colleagues to … Read more

sponsored Village Vet regional nursing manager shines light on career opportunities

The regional nursing manager at Village Vet has praised the career development pathways open to nurses as part of the group’s innovative focus on the profession. RVN Kerry Jackson, who was appointed to the newly created leadership role at Linnaeus-owned Village Vet last year, has hailed the opportunities available to both herself and colleagues to … Read more

Broadway Veterinary Surgery celebrates VNAM with new structure for vet nurses

Broadway Veterinary Surgery near Liverpool has announced the launch of a structure to create more career development opportunities for its vet nurses. To coincide with Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM), the Wirral practice has made a string of senior appointments to its overall nursing team. Opportunities Eve Griffiths has been appointed as clinical nursing manager … Read more

Vets4Pets launches national campaign to champion industry heroes

Practice group Vets4Pets has launched a national campaign to celebrate and thank all veterinary teams caring for the nation’s pets. In launching the campaign, the group said it wants to champion everyone working across the professions to showcase their passion, dedication and commitment. Vets4Pets said the campaign followed its Project Listen report, which raised the … Read more

VN Futures School Ambassadors Scheme launches

The RCVS VN Futures Project has launched its VN Futures School Ambassadors Scheme – an initiative to inspire children to choose a career in veterinary nursing and raise awareness of the VN role. The VN Futures School Ambassadors Scheme, which launched on 5 May, provides resources and support for registered and student vet nurse volunteers, … Read more

Thank you to ‘incredible’ nurses during VN Awareness Month

Veterinary nurses – the doting advocates and voices for the pets in our practices and hospitals. As a vet in a busy emergency hospital, I have the utmost appreciation for our incredible incredible hard work and the compassion they show – not just for our patients, but towards each other. Special thanks, this month, has … Read more

Facing up to impostor syndrome: will the real me please stand up?

While impostor syndrome resonates with lots of people across many professions, it can be more prevalent among high-achieving, self-pressurising individuals. These traits are commonplace among veterinary practitioners – and many experience that feeling of being an impostor. You can hear it in the words and phrases that we choose – for example, “I was just … Read more