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Vet nurse role to be showcased at referral hospital
The role of the veterinary nurse will be showcased during an informal event at a referral hospital in Derby.
Scarsdale Vets to raise awareness of nursing as a career

The role of the veterinary nurse will be showcased during an informal event at a referral hospital in Derby.

Scarsdale Vets is aiming to raise awareness of veterinary nursing as a career option, giving an insight into the various disciplines and opportunities that are open to nurses.

Attendees will be able to speak to veterinary nurses on a number of stalls, each focusing on a different career avenue for nurses.

For example:
  • in-patient care
  • ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
  • medicine
  • oncology
  • theatre
  • imaging
  • neurology
  • surgery
  • ophthalmology
  • rotating discipline nurses (staff rotate across a range of disciplines).

The event will be held at Pride Veterinary Centre, Derby, on Tuesday 18 September, from 6-8pm. To attend, book via:

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RCVS carries out annual VN CPD audit

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 The RCVS is carrying out its annual veterinary nurse CPD audit and has sent out requests for the CPD records of more than 1,100 nurses this week.

Under the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct, nurses are required to carry out at least 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three-year period. This year, 1,130 nurses have been asked to share their records from 2016-2018 to show that they have complied with the requirements.

Earlier this year, the VN Council decided to expedite the referral process for nurses who have not complied with the CPD requirement for three or more years. In such cases nurses will have their records sent to the CPD Referral Group. 

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The Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project is aiming to record the remaining knowledge from across the British Isles, before it disappears.

Visit the Kew Gardens website for more information or email to share data.