‘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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