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

College could bring private prosecutions for act breaches

A new policy set to be drafted could enable the RCVS to bring private prosecutions for alleged breaches of the Veterinary Services Act (VSA). Officials have been asked to draw up potential guidelines, despite concerns over costs and whether the available punishments would offer a sufficient deterrent to offenders. A paper presented to the latest … Read more

RCVS considers private prosecutions for offenses under the Veterinary Surgeons Act – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

RCVS Council has been considering the costs, advantages and disadvantages of bringing private prosecutions against people and organizations that breach the Veterinary Surgeons Act. A paper introduced by the RCVS Registrar Eleanor Ferguson looked at the possibility of the RCVS prosecuting, for example, unqualified individuals undertaking veterinary work and courses falsely purporting to lead to … Read more

The sector must listen to new recruits to help the retention crisis

The outgoing BEVA president has urged the veterinary industry to listen to its newest recruits to tackle the current staff retention crisis. Huw Griffiths’ plea came as the association’s annual congress was told the work-life balance is “here to stay” and a senior academic insisted universities were not to blame for the problem. After a … Read more

RCVS extends under care consultation

A new deadline has been set for consultation responses to the RCVS’ proposed reforms of “under care” guidance, following the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Professionals were initially given until September 12 to have their say on the college’s plans during the process, which was launched in July. But an update on the college’s … Read more

RCVS fellowship aims for greater diversity

The RCVS has vowed to continue in its efforts to increase the number of fellowships awarded to people from traditionally under-represented groups. Last year the fellowship welcomed more new women members than men for the first time, and, this year, 15 of the 31 new fellows are women. ‘Enormous contribution’ Board chairperson John Innes said: … Read more

Honorary BEVA membership for ‘outstanding’ researcher and vet

A cardiology researcher has been hailed for her “outstanding example” as she was granted honorary membership of BEVA during its annual congress in Liverpool. Lesley Young received the accolade during the association’s annual meeting, where a number of awards recognizing current research and the response to the war in Ukraine were also presented. From left: … Read more

RCVS publishes Book of Remembrance for VNs to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS has opened an online Book of Remembrance following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, to allow all members of the veterinary professions to pay their respects. The online book invites veterinary nurses to leave written messages of condolence, and pictures. The book will be available until Monday October 3rd. Dr Melissa Donald MRCVS, … Read more

RCVS launches book of remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II

The RCVS has opened an online book of remembrance following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. Officials said details have been shared with all vets and VNs, and the book will remain open until October 3, two weeks after next Monday’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey. ‘Greatly saddened’ RCVS president Melissa Donald, who … Read more

Mind Matters sessions back for fourth series

A fourth series in the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative’s (MMI) Campfire Chats has been scheduled for the autumn. First set up in January 2021, the chats aim to provide professionals with the chance to come together to chat about important topics impacting their mental health and well-being. They have grown in popularity since launching and … Read more