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Veterinary Nurses Evening

Recording of 6:30pm event held on 27 May:

 

Recording of 8:00pm event held on 27 May:

 

About the event

We were delighted to host Veterinary Nurses Evening on 27 May, which saw over 150 newly registered veterinary nurses formally welcomed to the profession and celebrate the achievements of 12 RVNs who have completed their Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing.

This event not only took place during Veterinary Nurses Awareness Month, but also during the 'Diamond Jubilee' of the veterinary nursing profession, with it being 60 years since the launch of the first RCVS-approved Animal Nursing Auxiliary (RANA) training scheme. 

We held two events throughout the evening, beginning at 6:30pm and 8:00pm. 

We do hope you enjoy watching the recordings. 

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Desktop OS and Browser

We recommend using the following browsers and versions on Windows 7 or later or macOS Sierra (10.12.6) or later:

  • Chrome 30+ (has automatic updates)
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  • Internet Explorer 11
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  • Safari 9+ 

    If you are able to see the video holding image at the top of this page, then you should be able to view the event live.

May 2021 Programme

At the two events held throughout the evening, we celebrated two different groups of newly registered veterinary nurses and those who have achieved the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. If you are attending to watch the celebration of a friend or family member, please check which session they will be in. 

Event one - 6:30pm  

  • 6:30pm Welcome and Introduction - Mandisa Green MRCVS, RCVS President
  • Address from VN Chair - Matthew Rendle RVN
  • Veterinary Nurse Declaration and formal admissions to the register
  • Presentation of Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diplomas
  • President's Address 
  • VN Futures – where are we now? - Julie Dugmore, RCVS Director of Veterinary Nursing 
  • Keynote speaker -  Anne-Marie Aylott MRCVS, Leadership coach and trainer - 'Turning resilience theory into resilient vet nurses'.
  • Approximately 7:30pm Closing remarks 

    Event two - 8:00pm

  • 8:00pm Welcome and Introduction - Mandisa Green MRCVS, RCVS President
  • Address from VN Chair - Matthew Rendle RVN
  • Veterinary Nurse Declaration and formal admissions to the register
  • Presentation of Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diplomas
  • President's Address 
  • VN Futures – where are we now? - Julie Dugmore, RCVS Director of Veterinary Nursing 
  • Keynote speaker -  Anne-Marie Aylott MRCVS, Leadership coach and trainer - 'Turning resilience theory into resilient vet nurses'.
  • Approximately 9:00pm Closing remarks

Guest speakers 

Anne-Marie Svendsen Aylott MRCVS 

Picture of keynote speaker We are very pleased to be welcoming our Anne-Marie as our guest speaker for the evening. 

Anne-Marie originally trained as a vet and ran her own practice for many years. With a scientific background and a thirst for constant improvement and learning, Anne-Marie focuses on evidence-based and research driven training and coaching. A key focus is growing emotional intelligence skills and personal resilience, as well as providing soft skills to help gently manage confrontations and challenging interactions. 

Join our event to hear Anne-Marie's talk titled: 'Turning resilience theory into resilient vet nurses'.  

There will be an opportunity for Anne-Marie to answer some of your questions after the talk. 

Julie Dugmore RVN 

The RCVS Director of Veterinary Nursing, Julie Dugmore, will be speaking to attendees about the VN Futures initiative, a project lead jointly by the RCVS and BVNA. There will be information on the next phase of the project and any opportunities to get involved. 

You can find more information about the initiative on the dedicated VN Futures website. 

Previous events

We held the first virtual Veterinary Nurses evening on Thursday, 12 November.  During the evening, over 70 newly registered VNs were formally welcomed to the register and we recognised the achievements of several nurses who have completed their Advanced Diploma. Please see below for the full programme. 

Speaking at the event was Hayley Walters RVN, with her talk titled: ‘From Bosnia to Vietnam: where a veterinary nursing career can take you’, and Jane Devaney RVN REVN, with a talk titled: ‘From graduation to Golden Jubilee: how a veterinary nursing career can lead to great things’. 

Watch back the November 2020 virtual event here

 

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 / events@rcvs.org.uk.  

 

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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 moved the event online, with the next event scheduled to be held on 27 May 2021.

  • Yes, the VN Evening celebrations will be streamed live and viewable from this page, starting at 6:30pm and 8:00pm on 27 May. The events will also be available to watch after the event has taken place.  

    Ensure your browser is up to date (Desktop OS and Browser)

    We recommend using the following browsers and versions on Windows 7 or later or macOS Sierra (10.12.6) or later: 

    • Chrome 30+ (has automatic updates) 
    • Firefox 27+ (has automatic updates) 
    • Internet Explorer 11 
    • Microsoft Edge 
    • Safari 9+  

    Alternatively, the event can be accessed directly on the Vimeo website (details to follow shortly). 

  • 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 still wish to submit a photograph, further instructions can be obtained by contacting the Events Team at events@rcvs.org.uk.

    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 Vimeo.

    If you have registered to attend, further details about the virtual event including the link to join, will be sent to you by email ahead of the event.

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

  • 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.

  • Although it would be nice if you are able to join us live so we can celebrate your achievements with you, the evening celebration will be recorded and available to watch on demand after the event from this page.