A new series of blogs launched on the RCVS website takes a deep-dive into some key projects – including collaborations with other organisations – to show how they are contributing to the Workforce project. The project was launched last [...]
Writing about sustainability from the perspective of VN Futures seems very fitting since, without a timely and dramatic change to the way we work and live, our collective future looks very worrying.
Sally Betterton RVN
What is the menopause?
The average age for the menopause is 51 years in the UK (source: NHS.UK) and it usually spans over an age range of 45 to -55 years. It is difficult to predict how long or how many years symptoms will last and not all women have symptoms. The symptoms can also vary in type, prevalence and severity.
Shelly Jefferies RVN NcertPT
I’m sure we’ve all heard somebody at some point in our career say “well someone had to train you” and yes it is true, however training our next generation of veterinary nurses is more than just repaying your training dues. It is about shaping, enlightening and educating...
Jasmine Curtis RVN
Jasmine Curtis is an RVN who currently works as a Veterinary Nursing Enrolment Officer at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is currently assisting with a project looking at how better support can be provided to student veterinary nurses from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background and encourage more people from those backgrounds into the profession.
Jill Macdonald RVN DipAVN (Surgical) FHEA
Whilst veterinary nurses hold a key position in primary care, referral and emergency practice, it is felt that their role is still often not recognised or understood by the public and clients who use veterinary services.
There has been some debate in recent months over the value of veterinary nurses to practices, and the ‘cost’ to veterinary businesses of their veterinary nursing staff.
Starting my career as a veterinary nurse in a variety of roles, and moving to senior management positions, I have always been passionate about the profession and my role within it...
As you read this, veterinary nurses across the country are caring for their patients, ensuring their needs are met. There are veterinary nurses spending their annual leave working with charities...
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...