Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month was originally started by BVNA in 2005 as National VN Day and has since progressed into National VN Week, followed by a whole month campaign since 2012 to join us in spreading the word about the importance of the role of the veterinary nurse in practice and the provision of responsible pet care to the general public.
Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) work alongside veterinary surgeons in order to provide a high standard of care for animals. Veterinary Nurses normally work within a veterinary surgery or veterinary hospital and are involved in a wide range of care and treatment.
RVNs provide skilled supportive care for sick animals as well as undertaking minor surgery, monitoring during anaesthesia, medical treatments and diagnostic tests under veterinary supervision.
RVNs also play an important role in the education of owners on good standards of animal care. If you want more information about nursing check out the RCVS the BVNA or why not chat to one of the nurses about nursing for your pets or if you are interested as a career. The nurses here at Armac also run Nurse Clinics including weight clinics, diabetic clinics, nail clips, provide advice on worm and flea treatments, behaviour. why not ask to see the nurse and see what they do.