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Advanced Veterinary Nursing Congress

May 30, 2022
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Come along to our first Advanced Veterinary Nursing Congress!

Come along to our first Advanced Veterinary Nursing Congress on Thursday 1st September 2022!   Advanced Veterinary Nursing Congress is a one day virtual event that explores advanced professional practice, focusing on advanced veterinary nursing skills, knowledge and expertise.  Advance … Continue reading

Clinical Coach and SVN

May 26, 2022
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I want to study veterinary nursing, but I’m not employed in a veterinary practice. What are my options?

If you’re not employed in a veterinary practice, your options depend on how much work experience you have in a veterinary practice: I have experience working in a veterinary practice You may be eligible to apply for one of our … Continue reading

Male RVN in practice - careers with animals day

May 26, 2022
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I’m interested in studying the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing – what’s the difference between block and day release?

Our Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing is delivered using two different delivery models: day release and block release. Successful completion of the programme on either model allows you to enter the RCVS Register of VNs, and there is no … Continue reading

VetSkill VN Diploma FAQs

May 26, 2022
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Can I become a veterinary nurse without any GCSEs / formal qualifications?

It is highly unlikely you would be accepted onto a veterinary nursing training programme without any formal qualifications. This is because the role of the veterinary nurse involves a high level of scientific knowledge relating to animal health, regular communication … Continue reading

Resilience for Veterinary Nurses

May 16, 2022
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How to Build Resilience as a Veterinary Nurse

Many of us will experience challenges and adversity throughout our lives – this could be anything from illness, job loss or financial instability. There is also the shared reality of stressful world events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. As challenges … Continue reading

May 13, 2022
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Loneliness And How To Cope

We’ve talked a lot this week about loneliness and it’s link to social media and the ‘new normal’ but loneliness can be caused by a whole variety of things. To round up this Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we’d … Continue reading

May 12, 2022
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Buddy Up To Beat Loneliness: The Buddy Scheme at CAW

Loneliness and feelings of isolation have only become more prevalent in our everyday lives since the pandemic. This Mental Health Awareness Week we’re shining a spotlight on loneliness and how we can help combat these feelings and, in particular, what … Continue reading