On 15 November 2018 the RCVS launched one of its most ambitious consultations yet regarding the future of veterinary education and how the profession can better help support veterinary graduates through the transition into life in practice. Launching at the London Vet Show 2018 with a call to be part of #TheBigPicture, the Graduate Outcomes Consultation asks […]
‘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….
@BritishVets @theRCVS @VetPractice_Mag @vetmindmatters #VetFutures is great. But we need SO much more of that at the point where expectations are newly being formed. You have only ~3 lines in the report addressing students EMS, yet this is the first point of working life for the future vets, and it's dangerously variable in quality.