Southfields RVN celebrates VTS qualification

A veterinary nurse at Basildon-based Southfields Veterinary Specialists has become one of just seven VNs in the country to be recognized as a veterinary technician specialist (VTS) in internal medicine. Charlotte Fennell from the Linnaeus-owned small animal hospital said it was an honor to have joined such a select group, and admitted the news of … Read more

VetSkill celebrates first VN to complete level 5 diploma

An RVN is celebrating after becoming the first student to complete a Level 5 Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing – Practice Nurse with VetSkill, the awarding organization has shared. Clare Lackenby studied at Askham Bryan College to complete the qualification, which allows her to join the VetSkill Suitably Qualified Person Register for companion animals. VetSkill … Read more

Clinical research report celebrates collaboration across the UK profession

Trends in clinical research are covered in a new major work focusing on the importance of collaboration in high-quality research projects. Authors from Mars, the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, own group Linnaeus and Nottingham Trent University have contributed in what will be a series of reports on clinical excellence and sustainability. Topics in the series … Read more

RVN celebrates 30 years in the profession

A Lancashire-based veterinary nurse is celebrating a career milestone after clocking up 30 years of caring for pets. Despite being told by a school careers advisor that the only way to work with animals was in a pet shop, Samantha Kenny defied the odds and qualified as an RVN in 1992. Miss Kenny, head nurse … Read more

“Murder Mittens” Subreddit Celebrates The Adorable Ferocity Of Cat Paws

Oh, darling kitties, how we love you and your murder mittens, most terrifying and adorable! And we know you, feline fancier, love your sweet cat peets too. So, to honor the cuteness and power of the cat paw and the claws that come with it, we bring you the subreddit Murder Mittens. With Reddit having … Read more

First cohort of Bristol nursing students celebrates graduation

The University of Bristol Veterinary School is celebrating as its first cohort of Bachelor of Science Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behavior students has graduated. Graduates attended a ceremony of admission to membership of the RCVS at the school’s Langford campus on July 14. Important Bristol’s veterinary school said the event is important for the … Read more

Somerset vet practice celebrates 100th birthday – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

An independent Somerset practice with branches in Wells and Shepton Mallet is celebrating its 100th year in business. Founded in 1922, the practice has come a long way from the days when its founder, Tom Patterson did his rounds on a motorbike with a sidecar. It’s now a successful farm and small animal two branch … Read more

Rescue Pup Celebrates His Senior Years By Becoming “World’s Ugliest Dog”

The “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest had to be canceled the past two years due to the pandemic. But now, it’s back and more amusing than ever. Most people do not like to think of their dogs as “ugly,” but these canines embrace their unique appearances while being great advocates for rescue dogs and abuse survivors. … Read more

Abbeydale Vet Nurse Training celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Abbeydale Vet Nurse Training in Monmouth is celebrating after being judged as a ‘good school’ by Ofsted following an inspection last month. Abbeydale says this was a particularly special achievement because it was its first full inspection as a training provider. Sam Morgan RVN, a director alongside Kirsty Gwynne RVN, said: “The inspectors were particularly … Read more

VN diversity group celebrates role models

The VN Diversity, Inclusivity and Widening Participation Working Group (DIWP) is calling on the profession to celebrate its role models as it marks DIWP Role Models Month with a new campaign. Throughout June, the Role Models Campaign will champion the DIWP group’s inspirational role models, and give space to share their stories and experiences. Role … Read more