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Veterinary Nurses Day

We hold several VN Days each year, at which newly-registered veterinary nurses, and RVNs who have completed an Advanced Diploma, are invited to attend to celebrate their accomplishment with their friends and family.

Veterinary nurses at VN Day

Virtual event 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will be replacing our usual ceremonial Veterinary Nurses Day in 2020 with virtual celebrations. 

If you have previously registered a place for yourself and guests at VN Day, you will be contacted about re-booking your place at one of the virtual events. 



The next virtual events will be held on the evenings of 20 and 21 October 2020. 

Please check the FAQs below for the answers to any queries.

If you need any further information, please contact the RCVS Events Team on 020 7202 0738 /  

Frequently Asked Questions

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Veterinary Nurses Day - virtual event

  • Very sadly, due to the ongoing pandemic and Government guidelines around social distancing, we have had to revise our plans for all our ceremonial events this year, including Veterinary Nurses Day. In order to reduce the risk to you, your guests and the public, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the October event at London Zoo and have moved the event online.

  • Those who had registered for a place at Veterinary Nurses Day in May, which were subsequently transferred to the October date via Eventbrite, will be given priority booking in the first instance. Nurses in this situation will be given two weeks to register for a place.

    If there are still places available after 10 September, we will then invite those who had expressed an interest in attending the late 2020 event.

    There will be limited places, so we recommend early booking.

  • Yes, up to two extra devices can be used to access and view the event virtually. When you register you will be given the option to add two different guest email addresses. Each email address can access the event on a device

    Please ensure this information is correct when you submit the form, as we will be unable to amend guest details at a later date.


  • We are asking all VNs attending the virtual event to provide us with a head and shoulders photograph of themselves when registering their attendance, but this is not mandatory.

    For those who wish to submit a photograph, further instructions on how to supply high quality photographs will be provided on the registration form.

    If supplied, the photograph will be displayed on screen as part of the ceremony, when your name is announced.
    By submitting your photo, you consent for it to be used by the RCVS along with your name (as supplied) as part of the RCVS Veterinary Nurses Day online celebration, and related publicity. These images may appear on our website, social media channels and email newsletters, in our printed materials produced for promotional purposes including leaflets, posters and adverts and in materials sent out to the media and other veterinary organisations. We will not include personal email or postal addresses, or telephone or fax numbers on our website or in printed publications. Please note that websites can be seen throughout the world and not just in the United Kingdom, where UK law applies.

  • The event will be held on the online platform GoToWebinar.

    Once you have successfully registered, further details about the virtual event including the link to join, will be sent to you in October.

  • Yes, the recording will be available to watch after the event.

  • We would like your mic off during the proceedings but please leave your cameras on.

  • This virtual event is replacing the normal ceremony based at London Zoo. Unfortunately, as we do not know when the pandemic restrictions will be lifted, we will not be able to offer you a place at any future events that may take place at London Zoo.

  • Please notify the RCVS Events Team as soon as you can at so that your place can be allocated to someone else.