Its the BVNA Congress this weekend in Shropshire and we wish all the VNs who are heading over to it the very best in an awesome weekend of CPD and fun. It looks a great program of lectures and workshops and will be an all round excellent weekend. Have fun!
We just wanted to bring to your attention the Worldwide Veterinary Service Bursary in case any of our members hadn’t heard about it already. This bursary is an amazing opportunity to enable VNs to go out and volunteer in some incredible roles in some incredible places. There are eight bursaries available for 2019 so well worth a look and checkout the amazing projects they have that need VNs!
At Vet Nurse Online we are all devastated to have to report that one of our lecturers, Louise O’ Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(Anaesthesia/Analgesia & ECC) DipAVN(Medical & Surgical) RVN has passed away. Louise was our first lecturer at vet Nurse Online and she was a highly respected and incredible Vet Nurse who was inspirational to many many nurses through her work and her lectures. We offer our condolences to her family and friends and for our members please see https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/sudden-death-of-louise-odwyer-announced/
We’ve been asked by the Paws for a Cause Animal Clinic at Nevis Animal Speak to let you all know about an awesome volunteer opportunity in the Caribbean for Vets and Vet Nurses/Vet Techs. Do see www.nevisanimalspeak.org and https://nevisanimalspeak.org/volunteer-working-holiday for more information – they are especially desperate to find a VN right now for a couple of weeks so if anyone is interested to check it out straight away! It is an ongoing need though so if you cant go right now but are interested then do get in touch with them – it sounds awesome!
To start of the new year we have uploaded two new lectures for our members to enjoy. Entitled “Nursing Role for the Ophthalmology Patient” and “Corneal Ulcers – Scratching the Surface” the two new lectures are the first from our new lecturer Kelly Shackleton RVN .
Kelly is the Ophthalmology Nurse at the Small Animal Referral Hospital Langford Vets at the University of Bristol and we think you’ll enjoy her first lectures for us. The Perfect start to 2019 to get you back into your CPD! Enjoy!