Entries by VF Press Office

New VN career case studies published

To observe the end of the British Veterinary Nursing Association’s Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, we have published a suite of new blogs and a VN Futures Board update. VN Futures is a joint initiative, from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), that aims to help the veterinary […]

‘Precision veterinary medicine’ the theme for second ViVet Innovation Symposium

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 […]

Claire Speight RVN

What is your current position and what does your job entail?
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.

VN Futures Board reports progress

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 […]

RCVS VN Council approves new advanced veterinary nursing qualifications

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 […]

RCVS Leadership Programme finalist in EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards

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 […]

Carl Rudkin RVN

What is your current position?
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.

Future-focus for the RCVS at BSAVA Congress

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 open for online leadership course

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 […]