This year during the month of May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month here at Riverview Vets in Cork.
Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign to tell people about all the amazing and valuable services that Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) provide for our animals.
Nurses are sometimes the unseen workforce in practice and many pet owners still have no idea how important veterinary nurses are to their pet’s care and wellbeing whilst they are at our Cork veterinary practice.
Like human nurses, Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) are highly skilled professionals in their own right.
The title of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) can be used by nurses who have undergone extensive training and education. Once they’ve passed their final nursing exams, nurses are entered onto the VN register and are regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). They follow the Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses, which includes requirements to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to keep their skills up to date.
Here at Riverview Vets in Bandon, we think our veterinary nurses are a vital part of our team and we couldn’t live without them!
To find out more about role of RVNs in veterinary practice, or if you are interested in finding out more about a career in veterinary nursing, visit the BVNA website at www.bvna.org.uk/a-career-in-veterinary-nursing/a-career-in-veterinary-nursing.