Just a few more days left to get your application in for the Vet Nurse Online Volunteering for Animal Welfare Grant for £500. Take a look at https://www.vetnurseonline.co.uk/volunteer-links/the-grant-2017 for more information or contact us for an application form.
Great news for animal welfare as at last the Government are planning for mandatory CCTV for all slaughterhouses in England. Animal charities such as Animal Aid as well as the BVA and the VHPA have been campaigning for years for this and it is a huge step forward for animal welfare that it is now going forward. The shocking footage exposed by those such as Animal Aid of animal abuses in slaughterhouses has really shown the need for CCTV so that the animal welfare at time of slaughter can be more effectively monitored. To read more about it see the BVA page or here for further info.
Just a few more weeks left to get your application in for the Vet Nurse Online Volunteering for Animal Welfare Grant for £500. Take a look at https://www.vetnurseonline.co.uk/volunteer-links/the-grant-2017 for more information or contact us for an application form.
Our new lecture has now been uploaded for August and continues our new three part series on Volunteering for Vet Nurses. This one is entitled “Vet Nurse Volunteering Series: UK – Hand Raising Puppies and Kittens”and focuses on raising orphaned puppies and kittens by hand. The report shows the work done by VN Ashley Crews who was awarded the Vet Nurse Online Volunteering for Animal Welfare Grant in 2014. The lecture then follows on with an in depth presentation focusing specifically on hand rearing and nutrition of puppies by in order to provide guidance to others in their volunteering in this way. We hope it will inspire some more VNs in their volunteering and show that you dont have to go abroad to volunteer your vet nursing skills or, of course, to apply for the Volunteering Grant!
Volunteering to help improve animal welfare can be an amazing opportunity to use veterinary nursing skills in a really valuable and rewarding way, and after the success of previous years Grants, which have helped VNs travel to Sri Lanka, India and South Africa to volunteer, Vet Nurse Online will be offering the grant of £500 again this year. Applications will be accepted between July 1st and September 1st and decision on the successful applicant will be made and awarded in September 2017.
Our CPD series on Volunteering for Animal Welfare has also been introduced this summer and will highlight some of the amazing work done by previous winners of the award. For further information on the Grant please see https://www.vetnurseonline.co.uk/volunteer-links/the-grant and please contact us for an application form if you would like to apply.