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RCVS publishes new blogs on VN careers
“The veterinary nursing profession offers many opportunities for career progression."
Career case studies posted as VNAM comes to an end 

The RCVS has posted a series of new blogs on veterinary nursing careers, to mark the end of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month.

Published on the VN Futures website, the new blogs aim to highlight differing career pathways available to veterinary nurses.

VN Futures is a joint initiative by the RCVS and BVNA, which aims to help the veterinary nursing profession visualise future challenges and respond to them.

Three case studies have been uploaded from Carl Rudkin, an oncology nurse at Davies Veterinary Specialists; Samantha Thompson, a clinical nursing manager at North Downs Veterinary Referrals; and Claire Speight, a head nurse at Vets4Pets Kettering.

VN Futures project manager Jill Macdonald said: “The veterinary nursing profession offers many opportunities for career progression, and the case studies, from veterinary nurses in a wide variety of different roles, are a great way to help nurses find more about the diverse career pathways available.”

In addition to the blogs, there is a section introducing the VN Futures board members and an update on a recent meeting.

 

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RCVS launches photo contest for Mental Health Awareness Week

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 The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) is holding a photo competition for Mental Health Awareness Week to highlight the link between the natural world and wellbeing.

Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) aims to encourage people to talk about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can prevent people from seeking help. This year's theme is nature - notably the connection between the natural world and better mental health.

The RCVS is calling on aspiring photographers to submit a photo on this theme to Lisa Quigley, Mind Matters manager, at l.quigley@rcvs.org.uk with a short explanation about their submission and why nature improves their mental health and wellbeing.  

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WSAVA to host free webinar on illegal online puppy trade

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has announced a free webinar to update veterinary professionals across Europe about the illegal online puppy trade. Taking place on Tuesday, 25 May, the webinar will also discuss the importance of the new EU Animal Health Law to help prevent illegal pet sales and make sellers accountable for their actions.

WSAVA chair Dr Natasha Lee said: "Veterinary professionals regularly have to deal with the repercussions of illicit breeding and trading when presented with clinically ill and sometimes dying puppies and distraught owners. Our webinar will equip veterinarians in Europe with the knowledge to play their part in upholding the new legislation and to contribute to new solutions for regulating the online puppy trade."

For more details visit wsava.org