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Nominations open for VN Educator Awards
CQ ceremony will celebrate exceptional educators

Awarding body Central Qualifications (CQ) is inviting members of the profession to nominate candidates for this year’s Veterinary Nursing Educator of the Year Awards.

The awards ceremony, held annually at Central Hall in Westminster, recognises the hard work and dedication of staff who support veterinary nursing students.



Last year’s joint winners were Kirsty Gwynne, of Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary Training Ltd, and Karen Saddleton, from Central College of Animal Studies. Nominators praised their tireless efforts, commitment and passion for teaching.

The awards are open to anyone involved in training and educating veterinary nurses in the UK; from college tutors and practical teachers to clinical coaches and other members of the training practice teams.

All members of the veterinary profession, including student vets and veterinary nurses, are eligible to nominate somebody they feel is deserving of recognition.


Karen Saddleton, from Central College of Animal Studies, receiving her award from Professor Alice Roberts last year.

Kirsty Gwynne, of Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary Training Ltd, won the award jointly with Karen Saddleton.

Awards will be presented at the CQ Graduation and Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, 9 June, 2018.

To submit a nomination, visit: www.cqual.org/cq-en/awardsnomination.php

The closing date for nominations is Tuesday, 17 April, 2018.

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New online dental resource for vets and horse owners

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 The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a new online dental resource for vets and horse owners.

The veterinary section of the resource is aimed at primary practice equine vets who are performing dentals for clients as part of a routine care programme. Information includes 'how to perform a thorough oral exam,' guidelines for charting, and a list of BEVA equine vets with postgraduate qualifications in equine dentistry.

Free to BEVA members, the new resource is supported by a range of practical courses, veterinary CPD, workshops and webinars. To find out more visit the BEVA website 

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Vet school runs event for aspiring vets and nurses

Bristol Veterinary School is hosting an event for aspiring vets and vet nurses, to allow them to experience life as a student and find out what itís like to work in veterinary medicine. The one-day event, called VetQuest, will be held at the Langford Campus and includes a tour, talks on admissions and work experience, and the chance to take part in practical sessions. Taking place on Saturday 27 October, the event is primarily aimed at 11-12 year olds and costs £50, including lunch. There are a limited number of subsidised tickets for £10. To book, visit VetQuest 2018