A new blog has been published on the Vet Futures website asking if veterinary nurses are being strong enough advocates for the profession.
Helen Ballantyne BSc (Hons) PG Dip RN RVN After graduating with a degree in Pharmacology in 2002, Helen qualified as a RVN in 2005, she then began a six year stint as a locum nurse working nationally and internationally in a variety of settings. She spent five years on BVNA Council. In September 2013 she […]
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) have launched VN Futures, a companion project to Vet Futures, which aims to draw up a blueprint for the future of the veterinary nursing profession. One of the recommendations of the Vet Futures report (Taking charge of our future: a vision […]
‘Where are all the veterinary nurses?’ is the opening gambit of the September 2015 Vet Futures guest blog, which examines the current undersupply of veterinary nurses in the industry and examines what more can be done to increase the number of students and retain experienced nurses.
Laura Kidd, a qualified veterinary surgeon, is an educational consultant and tutors on a post-graduate VN qualification, as well as teaching clinical skills to veterinary students.
Each year the actual number of veterinary nurses (VNs) in the UK increases (RCVS, 2014) yet, anecdotally, there seem to be insufficient veterinary nurses to meet demand….
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