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Veterinary Nurses Day

VN Day audience

About the event

We are delighted to be hosting two Veterinary Nurses Days this summer, on 28 July and 19 August, with two ceremonies on each day.

The events will celebrate the achievements of those who have recently joined the RCVS Register, and those who have completed an advanced qualification in veterinary nursing.

VN Day programme 

Each ceremony provides a very enjoyable and interesting programme, as follows:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • Welcome and introduction
  • VN professional declaration
  • Presentation of scroll and official photograph
  • Short address from both RCVS President and Chair of VN Council
  • Guest Speaker, Andrea Jeffery RVN, with a talk titled: Veterinary nursing and the importance of the word ‘why’
  • Refreshments and close


Andrea Jeffery RVN  

We are pleased to be welcoming, Andrea Jeffery RVN as our guest speaker, with a talk titled: Veterinary nursing and the importance of the word ‘why’.

Andrea Jeffery

Previous events

During the pandemic we held several online Veterinary Nurses Evening events, which can be accessed via the links below.

The virtual event in  October 2021 saw 85 newly registered VNs formally welcomed to RCVS Register. 

In May 2021, we saw over 150 newly registered VNs formally welcomed to the profession and celebrated the achievements of 12 RVNs who had completed their Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. Watch back the recording of the 6.30pm event and the 8:00pm event.

The November 2020 event is also available to watch back.

We do hope you enjoy watching the recordings. 


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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Find out about Veterinary Nurses Day

  • We will be holding two Veterinary Nurses Days in summer 2022, with two ceremonies taking place on each day.

    The events will be held on the following dates:

    • Thursday, 28 July 2022 (Manchester)
    • Friday, 19 August 2022 (Oxford) 


  • To make the event more accessible, we will be holding Veterinary Nurses Day in two different parts of the country:

    • 28 July - Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester, M13 9PL
    • 19 August - South Writing School, University of Oxford, OX1 4BG

    Both venues are conveniently located close to the city centres. We would encourage you to use public transport where possible.


  • Those eligible to attend and celebrate their achievements include:

    • Newly-registered VNs who have completed the Level 3 Diploma
    • VNs who have completed an advanced qualification in veterinary nursing

    The tickets will be released in two stages: firstly to those who have recently registered and therefore were not invited to the online Veterinary Nurses Evening events in 2021. Spaces permitting, any remaining tickets will be opened up to those who registered during the pandemic in 2020/2021 and could not attend an in-person event. 

  • Guest tickets are strictly limited to two guests per RVN, this is owing to space limitations and high demand for places. To allow as many nurses as possible the chance to attend, only two guest tickets may be purchased with each veterinary nurse ticket.

    We kindly ask that you do not contact the College to request more guest tickets. 

    Please only register your attendance for your preferred ceremony, we regret that registrations for more than one ceremony and any more than two guest registrations per nurse will be removed.

    Please note that places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and that you and your guests’ attendance is not confirmed until you have registered on Eventbrite.


  • VN Day is free for VNs to attend, and guest tickets are available at £15 each.

    Ticket costs include: 

    • Refreshments and nibbles before and after the ceremony.
    • A professional photographer will be taking photos throughout the day. You will be able to download your photos for free from the RCVS Flickr site a few weeks after the ceremony.
    • VNs will also receive their professional declaration in a scroll tube.
  • We ask that you and your guests attend the ceremony dressed as you feel most comfortable.

    As a guide, we recommend smart-casual. Alternatively, newly-registered VNs may wish to dress in their VN uniforms for the ceremony, however, please note that there will not be changing facilities at the venues. 

  • You will receive an email confirmation via Eventbrite when you have booked your ticket(s).

    You will receive a further confirmation email with the final details ahead of the event.

    Please do check your junk email folder and email us at if you haven't received this.

  • For queries relating to the registration process contact / 0207 202 0707.

    For queries relating to Veterinary Nurses Day contact / 0207 202 0738.