RVN takes up Willows hospital director role

RVN Tom Reilly has been appointed hospital director at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service in Solihull. Mr Reilly has taken up the management role at the West Midlands-based referral centre, having joined from parent company Linnaeus, where he was referral field nursing manager. He also worked with Willows in 2011 as a member of … Read more

West Midlands referral center appoints former RVN as its Hospital Director – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Tom Reilly, a former RVN, has been appointed Hospital Director at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Center in Solihull. Tom, pictured on the right with Managing Director, Toby Gemmill, first joined Willows in 2011 as a member of its medicine and high-dependency RVN team. He subsequently established the role of patient flow manager at Willows, … Read more

RVN struck off the register following child sex offenses admission

An RVN has been struck off the register after being handed a suspended prison sentence earlier this year for making indecent images of children. Although a disciplinary committee said the offenses were “fundamentally incompatible” with the role, it granted the nurse anonymity after accepting concerns for their and their family’s safety. Indecent images The nurse, … Read more

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

Manchester RVN reprimanded by Disciplinary Committee for being drunk on a plane – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Katherine Heyes RVN has been reprimanded and warned as to her future conduct by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee after she was convicted of being drunk in an aircraft. At first glance, one might ask why? After all, who – other than the pilot – would fly with Thomas Cook sober? However, there’s a world … Read more

RVN reprimanded and warned about conduct following plane incident

An RVN who admitted being drunk on a plane more than three years ago has been reprimanded and warned as to her future conduct. Katherine Heyes was branded “every passenger’s worst nightmare” by a judge who handed her a 12-month community order for the offense in the summer of 2020. But, despite finding her unfit … Read more

Robyn Lowe RVN becomes first veterinary nurse on the Vetlife Board of Trustees – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

RVN Robyn Lowe has become the first veterinary nurse to be appointed to the Board of Trustees for veterinary charity Vetlife. Until recently, only veterinary surgeons could be elected to control the charity’s activities, with parts of its governing document reflecting its first incorporation as the Victoria Veterinary Benevolent Fund dating as far back as … Read more

Vetlife welcomes first RVN to the board of trustees

Vetlife has announced the appointment of the first RVN to its board of trustees. Robyn Lowe, an active fund-raiser for the charity for many years, was officially welcomed at Vetlife’s annual meeting on September 7. Review Until recently, only vets could be elected to control the charity’s activities. However, a review by the Vetlife board … 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

RVN suspended for stealing food and medication from her practice – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Suffolk-based Stephanie Hazelwood has been suspended by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee for three months after she admitted stealing a prescription-only veterinary medication and pet food from the veterinary practice where she worked. Ms Hazelwood faced three charges: that she had, on three separate occasions, taken bags of pet food from the practice without paying … Read more