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Jane Davidson

Jane Davidson, VN Council 2022 election candidate RVN

Candidate 6 of 9

Proposers: Tracy Newbury, Naomi Driver

Contact details

21 Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1QG

M 07983 572 843

E Jane@PlanetRVN.co.uk

W www.JaneRVN.com

Candidate biography

Serving my first term on VN Council since 2019 has been a brilliant experience and I hope to be re-elected to use my experience of council and my support for change for RVNs for another term.

Combining teaching and clinical work in my career I feel I can continue to bring a relevant voice to VN Council. I have worked hard to develop networks across council and beyond to engage more people in their unique self-regulated profession.

Qualifying via the NVQ route in 2004 I have worked between small animal charity and private hospitals across London and the home counties. I have taught diploma and degree vet nurses and my last role was Educational Development Tutor for vets and vet nurses. I am currently completing a PhD in the history of veterinary legislation which is helping shape my input to council as I learn more about our legislative structure.

I also continue to write about and for vet nurses as well as creating an online community under the award winning #PlanetRVN. Finally I am a trustee of the newly formed British Veterinary Chronic Illness Support group. I am proud to bring my knowledge to provide support for the veterinary profession.

Candidate manifesto statement

I am delighted to stand for re-election to RCVS VN Council. During my first term since 2019 I have had regular attendance at council meetings both face to face and remotely. As well as VN Council I have worked on the CPD working party and steering group during the change from a rolling to annual CPD period. I was able to be a VN voice to advise on how changes could impact the various VN roles across the profession and ensure a fair process of change.

In my second and third years I have been part of the Finance and Resources committee who have been managing the impact of covid and the building move, both of which have impacted the college and the profession. Both committees have added to my understanding of how council and college work and how best work for the profession.

Personally I have improved existing skills and gained new skills with RCVS training and also through my PhD training. Adding to the existing knowledge and experience I brought to council I have improved skills in project management, research and communications. These are crucial transferable skills as change proposed by council requires management through the processes of the RCVS and associated legislation. Any changes then need to be appropriately communicated to the profession and the public. I can use my skills at council level to support and advise where suitable, providing a link between the workings of council and the RCVS staff.

Voting for me for another term will ensure my experience and skills can be utilised for RVNs benefit for another 3 years and push forward the RCVS strategic plan. This includes improvements across learning culture, leadership, and mental health, all areas which I am passionate about and are areas we can all benefit from.

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