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Learning Without Landfill

Learning Without Landfill was launched in January 2017 – have you heard about their pledge? Concerned by the high levels of waste created at large events their goal is to engage with the veterinary community to find ways to address the environmental impact conferences have.
They believe we CAN have Learning Without Landfill #LWLpledge – and we do too!

RCVS updates guidance on informed consent

The RCVS have updated their guidance on chapter 11 of the Code of Professional Conduct in order to provide further advice to the professions on how consent should be discussed with clients to ensure informed consent is gained, and to offer clarification on who can gain consent for a procedure, as well as giving additional guidance on consent forms.

Update on the Veterinary Nurse-Client Communication Matrix

The Veterinary Nurse-Client Communication Matrix (VNCCM) will be a consultation communication guidance tool developed specifically for the needs of veterinary nurses. The project, led by Jill Macdonald, has been running over the past two years, and is nearing the completion stages.

Anaesthesia Monitoring Skills are Everyday Necessity

ONCORE Online Learning have added a new course to their Anaesthesia Series, entitled ‘Anaesthesia Monitoring – getting the basics right’.

Welfare of Cancer Patients – the Nurse’s Role

The role of the veterinary nurse as the patient advocate is such a significant one, and nurses are skilled at detecting and monitoring pain, and assessing and promoting the factors affecting quality-of-life.

Earn SQP CPD points on our Infection Control course

ONCORE’s Practical Infection Control course has been accredited by AMTRA for 32 CPD points, so if you are an SQP looking to build up your points, then our course will offer you an easy and convenient way to do this.

Group works to reduce the sales of pets on Facebook

There is a growing trend of animals being sold online, and many animals are also sold via social media. RVN Jo Hinde has taken on the somewhat overwhelming task of tackling this issue.

VN awarded MBE

UK veterinary nurse, Hayley Walters, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours.

BVA’s #BreedtoBreathe campaign

BVA launched a campaign on 5th January, to raise awareness of the issues brachycephalic animals face as a result of their breeding

Our Christmas Competition

This year our Christmas competition gives you the chance to win a beautiful hand-knitted scarf for your cat or dog