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BVNA Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

May is the British Veterinary Nursing Association’s (BVNA) Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month.


The BVNA is the representative organisation for veterinary nurses in the UK. Their aim is to promote animal health and welfare through the ongoing development of professional excellence in veterinary nursing.

The Awareness Month is about spreading the word about the importance of the role of the veterinary nurse in practice and the provision of responsible pet care to the general public.



Do you know what Veterinary Nurses do?



The BVNA has created a lovely You Tube film to highlight the role of the Veterinary Nurse, this is a great way to see some of the jobs and responsibilities nurses have on a day to day basis and what their training entails.…/what-is-veterinary-nursing



Abbey House has a large team of registered veterinary nurses (RVN's), students and trainee nurses and is passionate about the importance of RVN's in practice.


We currently employ 18 RVN's in clinical roles, 12 of those are full time positions and 6 are part time. There is also 3 RVN's working in non-clinical roles such as insurance claims and reception work.

Abbey House also has a strong culture for training and development and for many years has been a large training centre for VN’s. The Head and Deputy Head Nurse both have their Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) qualifications and have previously taught on the veterinary nurse training program. At present there are 5 student nurses attending college to gain their RVN qualification 3 trainees waiting to start their college course. We have a dedicated Clinical Coach working alongside the students and trainees to help with the training and the Nursing Progress Log.


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