The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) exists to promote animal health and welfare through the ongoing development of professional excellence in veterinary nursing.  They launched Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month, which happens every May, to highlight the importance of the role of the Veterinary Nurse in practice and in the provision of responsible pet care to the general public.

Did you know that, outside of the consult room, most of the attention and medical care your pet receives is at the hands of a qualified veterinary nurse (RVN)?  No one day is the same and their daily tasks can involve:

  • Taking x-rays
  • Medicating patients
  • Nurse clinics
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Monitoring anaesthetics
  • Dressing wounds

This is all on top of looking after all the hospital inpatients who have been in overnight and admitted as day patients for surgery and procedures.

To find out more about the role of the RVN and how to go about choosing this as a career please click here to visit the British Veterinary Nursing Association website.