13 January 2012
Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) and would like to purchase the new RVN badge for the discounted price of £15, you can still do so until 31 January 2012.
We launched the new badge in October 2011 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of veterinary nurse training, and those qualifying since 4 July 2011 have been presented with this badge.
RVNs who qualified previously may purchase the new badge for £15 (to cover the cost of the badge and engraving it with the RVN’s individual number) as long as it's ordered before 31 January 2012 [order form available in 'Related documents' box on right].
After this date, it can be purchased for the usual ‘badge replacement’ rate of £43.
The design of the new badge builds upon the traditional antique silver and red-enamel badge, with the addition of the word ‘registered’ underneath.
This highlights the fact that RVNs, while qualified to the same level as their listed colleagues, stand apart because they additionally agree to account for their professional practice and keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
RVNs are registered in the non-statutory RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses, abide by a code of professional conduct, and commit to continuing professional development.
They can also now be taken to task via a disciplinary system.
There is no obligation to purchase the badge, although we hope that many RVNs will choose to do so to mark the step forward which their profession has made.