May 2015 in national Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. An campaign being forwarded by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This campaign all about one thing, or one group of people, Veterinary Nurses. It's about promoting the incredible work done by veterinary nurses all over the country the integral role they play in keeping your pets safe and well.
Registered veterinary nurses are incredibly well trained and knowledgeable, required to go through at least 15 hours of continued professional development each year. This means that their knowledge and skills are always up to date and the best they can be!
You can always spot different kinds of veterinary nurses by their different uniforms. Registered veterinary nurses will always be in dark green, while students will don light green stripes. You may also spot some lovely people in red, these are animal nursing assistants, they have done the specific course needed, usually about a year long, to become a qualified animal nursing assistant.
As part of a drive to raise awareness for the incredible work all these people do, we wanted to find out and share exactly what happens in the day of an RV Nurse. Luckily, our Head Nurse, Jess, at our Linden House practice in Norfolk was happy to share the detail of one of her busy days with us. It provides an incredible insight as to what happens behind the scene at all of our practices. You can check it out by clicking on the picture below!
To help raise awareness and support for these incredible workers who help keep our pets in tip top shape, you can check out their Facebook and their website using the links below!
If you've got any stories about how a veterinary nurse has gone above and beyond for your pet, we'd love to hear from you! You can also learn more by checking out our Useful Links section below.