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Veterinary Nursing September 2020 Intake

June 3, 2020
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Autumn Veterinary Nursing Intake Open for Applications

Applications are open for the September intake of our Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal Pathway). With many of us staying at home or working reduced hours due to the coronavirus pandemic; if you’ve always wanted to work with … Continue reading

Types of Veterinary Nursing Roles in Practice

May 21, 2020
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6 Types of Veterinary Nursing Roles in Practice

Have you ever wondered what life as a veterinary nurse involves? Outside of the consulting room, RVNs handle most of the care and attention required by our pets. Their registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) shows that … Continue reading

Clinical Coach and SVN

May 4, 2020
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5 Tips for Effective Clinical Coaching

If you’re a clinical coach or mentor in your veterinary practice, you’ll know the responsibility for supporting junior team members goes way beyond helping them learn the technical knowledge needed to do their job, or achieve a qualification. It’s also about … Continue reading

Environmental sustainability in Veterinary Practice

April 24, 2020
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World Veterinary Day: 20+ Ideas to Boost Environmental Sustainability in Your Veterinary Practice

As veterinary professionals, we have a natural compassion for living creatures and the natural world. From LED light bulbs to recyclable paper, every veterinary practice has scope to reduce its environmental impact, whatever the size or budget. In the spirit … Continue reading

10 Ways to Become a Better Head Veterinary Nurse

April 23, 2020
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10 Ways to Become a Better Head Veterinary Nurse

It’s a difficult balance to be a head nurse: you need to be caring, motivating and approachable to your staff, but you also need to be firm and authoritative when needed. The role requires good management and leadership skills. The … Continue reading