*** May is Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month ***
Throughout May we are supporting ‘National Veterinary Nursing Awareness’ month, promoted by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA).
Here at Cogges Veterinary Surgery we have ten qualified registered veterinary nurses (RVN’s), and a student nurse currently undergoing training.
Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month gives us an opportunity to talk about the role of our veterinary nurses and the care they provide for you and your pets.
Quite often the first person you will see or talk to when visiting or contacting our practice is one of our veterinary nurses. Our nurses make your appointments, run clinics, give advice, answer your phone calls, as well as lots of other tasks on a day to day basis.
Behind the scenes they are anaesthetists, radiographers, laboratory technicians, surgical assistants, phlebotomists, and much, much more. They will always give your pets their full attention, and still make time to give them a reassuring cuddle.
RVNs have undertaken a rigorous training programme, sat examinations, and are subject to a Code of Conduct. A registered veterinary nurse (RVN) has been registered on the non-statutory register for veterinary nurses, held by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. They continue to study and log professional development hours to maintain their registration throughout their careers. Some RVNs go on to study specialist areas of nursing including critical and emergency care, feline medicine, anaesthesia and dentistry.
For more information on becoming a veterinary nurse please visit: http://www.bvna.org.uk/