Receptionists’ survey suggests growing CPD desire and pay dissatisfaction

The body representing veterinary receptionists says its members are willing to do more to help meet the industry’s retention crisis, but should be properly paid for doing so. New figures from the British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) indicate the proportion of staff being given allowances to complete CPD has soared over the past four years. … Read more

VN creates CPD event to ‘ignite and inspire’ fellow nurses

A nurse with a passion for anesthesia has set up her first CPD event after being inspired by daily emails and messages she received from fellow RVNs and SVNs. Set to take place on Saturday November 5, “‘VN spark’: igniting RVN passion and confidence” has been organized by RVN Louise Northway. The event – ​​which … Read more

CVS expands CPD with client care certificate

CVS said it is recognizing the crucial role played by receptionists in veterinary practice by expanding the CPD offering for front-of-house employees. It has launched a Level 4 Endorsed Certificate in Client Care for Veterinary Receptionists, tailored specifically to its receptionists’ needs – becoming, it said, the first in the sector to do so. Commitment … Read more

Ep 68: Companion animal pain management, with Nuria Quesada Vicent

Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”. Companion animal pain physiology, and its classification, is complex and dynamic. In this Vet Times podcast, Nuria Quesada Vicent discusses definitions, treatment options and … Read more

Cornish Veterinary Association’s CPD day draws in delegates

More than 100 vets and VNs enjoyed a day of learning across four streams when the Cornish Veterinary Association (CVA) ran its CPD day. Four streams – two companion animal, one equine and one farm animal – and an exhibition with 18 companies were organized for the day, held at the Fal building at Truro … Read more

Vet Times Podcast, Ep 67: Choosing a better life for animals, with Sean Wensley

Titled Through a Vet’s Eyes: How We Can All Choose a Better Life for Animals, Sean Wensley’s book explores our relationship with animals; how we treat them, how we get it wrong and what we can do to fix it. Ahead of its release on April 28, we have invited Sean back to the Vet … Read more

Engelberg-bound for ‘top-grade’ equine CPD

The course organizers, Henry Tremaine and Catherine Mayes, must be applauded for taking a large risk in arranging this excellent live event. The whole group proudly wearing our conference BOVA jackets. I was so keen to participate that I had a senior moment when I left my home. I arrived at Terminal 5 at Heathrow … Read more

New CPD partnership to share latest evidence-based knowledge with vet nurses – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Improve International has announced a partnership with the University of Cambridge to share its specialists’ evidence-based knowledge with veterinary nurses. The new Improve Veterinary Academy Series is comprised of five month-long semesters, each of which will focus on a different clinical topic. Each semester will consist of videoed lectures, discussion forums, journal clubs, as well … Read more