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VN Evening event to celebrate vet nursing profession during landmark year

18 May 2021

This Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (May 2021), the RCVS will be holding a Veterinary Nurses Evening event to celebrate those who are joining and achieving within the profession.

The Veterinary Nurses Evening will take place on Thursday 27 May in two sessions starting at 6.30pm and 8pm respectively and will see over 150 newly-qualified veterinary nurses being welcomed on to the Register across the two events, as well as celebrating members of the profession who have recently achieved their Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (DipAVN).

The keynote speaker for the event is veterinary surgeon and leadership coach Anne-Marie Svendsen Aylott MRCVS who will be delivering a talk on growing resilience during tough times called Turning resilience theory into resilient vet nurses.

Our Director of Veterinary Nursing Julie Dugmore will also be giving an update on the current project work of the joint RCVS and British Veterinary Nursing Association’s (BVNA) VN Futures project as well as from other RCVS initiatives such as Mind Matters.

Matthew RendleMatthew Rendle (pictured), Chair of VN Council, is hosting the event alongside RCVS President Mandisa Greene. He said: “Not only is this event taking place during Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, but it also takes place during the ‘Diamond Jubilee’ of the veterinary nursing profession, it being 60 years since the launch of the first RCVS-approved Animal Nursing Auxiliary (ANA) training scheme.

“More will be announced about this anniversary on the night, but VN Evening will be a perfect opportunity to celebrate our new generation of veterinary nurses as well as our DipAVNs who are continuing to advance and grow our profession and its skillset, all those decades since we first started.

“All members of the veterinary team are invited to watch the event live – we do hope you can join us and celebrate veterinary nursing after what has been a pretty difficult year for all of us.”

You can register to watch either of the events via its dedicated webpage where you also find the full programme.

For further details, please contact the RCVS Events Team on events@rcvs.org.uk

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