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BVNA Vet Nursing Awareness Month 2017

10 May 2017

BVNA Vet Nursing Awareness Month 2017

Annually during the month of May, the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) creates awareness of the veterinary nursing profession and the provision of responsible pet care.

BVNA was formed in 1965 and has been representing veterinary nurses for the past 50 years. The aim of the BVNA is to promote animal health and welfare through the ongoing development of professional excellence in veterinary nursing.



Willows are incredibly proud of our veterinary nursing team and the important roles they play within our team. Our nurses are totally dedicated to giving the very best care to your pets.

Willows have a very strong team of registered veterinary nurses (RVN), with additional student veterinary nurses and support staff. Once registered, veterinary nurses are entitled to use the letters RVN after their name. RVNs are now regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and are expected to follow a Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses, which includes requirements to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and to report their CPD activities to the RCVS. In addition, should any nurse not meet the high standards required of their profession, they can be disciplined by the RCVS as their regulatory body.

Willows is a recognised training centre for both student veterinary nurses who are working towards becoming RVNs, and also for already qualified RVNs studying for their Diplomas. We believe strongly in the benefits of having well trained and highly skilled nursing staff, who work closely with and provide vital support to our veterinary teams to ensure the highest levels of patient care.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a veterinary nurse see Willows nursing page or visit the BVNA website.

If you are already a Veterinary Nurse come and join us in May for a ‘Purr-fect’ day of CPD - Nursing the feline patient