The RCVS landmark innovation initiative ViVet will focus on how rapidly developing technology and data-driven practice will transform the veterinary professions and the care they provide for its second-ever Innovation Symposium this autumn. The ViVet Innovation Symposium takes place on 1 October at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, Greater Manchester, and will see a number of guest […]
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I am the Head Nurse at Kettering Vets4Pets. My job entails liaising with the JVP’s of the practice to ensure the highest possible standards of care for every patient. I ensure the practice is fully equipped with medications and supplies, ensure the equipment is working properly and serviced according to the manufacturers guidelines. Day-to-day I manage the prep area to make sure the work flow is kept moving and all the everyday tasks are completed. I manage the nurse rotas, holidays and CPD and act as a go to for all the nurses in my team.
The new VN Futures Board met for the third time at BSAVA Congress in early April where discussions included the formalization of working groups around key themes from the 2016 VN Futures report. A spokesperson said: “The Working Groups are where the real work and delivery of the VN Futures initiative lives. We are fortunate […]
At its May meeting RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council gave final approval to two new advanced veterinary nursing qualifications that would allow members of the profession at all stages of their career to develop their professional skills and knowledge in designated areas of practice. The proposals for a new post-registration qualification framework for the profession grew […]
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), NHS Leadership Academy and FutureLearn have been announced as finalists in the prestigious EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Excellence in Practice Awards. The collaboration between the three organisations was recognised in the Professional Development Awards category for their RCVS Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme. The leadership programme […]
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I am the Clinical Services Manager at North Downs Specialist Referrals, a multi-disciplinary hospital in Surrey. My day-to-day role includes…
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I am an Oncology Nurse at Davies Veterinary Specialists, a veterinary referral hospital. My job entails looking after patients in a multi disciplinary referral centre, focusing on patients requiring chemotherapy and palliative care. I’m responsible for placing oncology catheters, and administering chemotherapy agents, as well as advising the Ward’s nurses on the inpatient care required. I liaise with clients on their pets’ ongoing care and treatment.
The RCVS hosted a suite of future-focused presentations at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress this year, building on some of the key recommendations of the Vet Futures project. BSAVA Congress, took place from Thursday 4 through to Saturday 6 April 2019 at the Arena Birmingham, where the College gave presentations on its […]
Enrolments are now open for the RCVS Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme, with the second public cohort of learners scheduled to begin the first of three courses on 15 April 2019. Piloted in the summer of 2018, as part of the RCVS Leadership Programme initiative, the Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme is a free-to-access Massive Open Online Course […]
The RCVS innovation initiative, ViVet, as part of the Vet Futures project, is to host its first student innovation competition this year titled, ‘What’s your big idea?’, ahead of the initiative’s second Innovation Symposium in October. This competition is open to all UK-based undergraduate veterinary students and offers them the opportunity to work as a team to […]
#BVACongress Fiona Andrew @bvnauk says the #VetFutures and #VNFutures began discussions around how vet nurses should be seen as an allied profession that stands shoulder to shoulder with the vet profession, not as subordinates #Vetshow #whatVNsdo