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Finalists revealed for 2021 BVNA Awards
Emma Foreman RVN has been named as a finalist for the VNJ Writer of the Year Award.
“Let’s shout about how great Veterinary Nurses are” - Jo Oakden, BVNA president. 

The BVNA has announced the 11 finalists for its 2021 BVNA Awards, with the winners to be revealed during the Association's annual congress on Saturday (2 October).

The BVNA Impact Award

The BVNA Impact Award is bestowed to a veterinary nurse who goes the extra mile to support and teach others in practice. It honours an individual who has been a force for positive change, encouraged discussions or improved clinical standards or has been a positive role model to the public and the profession.
The three finalists are Kirsty Cavill, Robyn Lowe and Natalie Fisk.

VNJ Writer of the Year Award 

This award recognises articles that have encouraged discussions, positive change or improved clinical standards in practice. 

The two finalists of this award are Aneesa Malik and Emma Foreman.

Inspiring Environmental Change

This award is for a veterinary nurse who is a green champion for the veterinary profession, either inside or outside of practice, and who can demonstrate what they have accomplished as a ‘green champion.' 

The three finalists are Sarah Coton, Kirsty Shepherd and Declan Jones.

#Supportmesupportyou Award

This award recognises an inspiring veterinary nurse who has paved the way for promoting mental health support and equality within the profession.

The three finalists are Flick Caldwell, Maisie Jeanes and Claire Lackenby.

"A boost needed in such a tough year"

“This is the second year of our new BVNA Awards,” commented BVNA President, Jo Oakden. “We had so many fantastic nominations last year, it really was a boost needed in such a tough year. 

“Following last year’s success, I am so excited to see the nominations for the four categories this year. We don't get many opportunities to shout about the amazing and inspiring work individuals do, but it makes such a big impact to give that individual recognition. Let’s shout about how great Veterinary Nurses are.”

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RCVS Fellowship applications open

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 Applications have now opened for RCVS Fellowship 2022. The RCVS is encouraging anyone who would like to be considered for Fellowship to apply, and if successful, they will be welcomed into the Fellowship next year.

The process for joining the fellowship has changed slightly for this year, as applicants will now need two signed referee forms instead of three professional references, and five assessors will review each application instead of three.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022, and more information on how to apply can be found here. If applicants have any questions, or would like informal advice from previous successful applicants, they are encouraged to contact Ceri Via Email 

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Horiba announces veterinary haematology webinar

Horiba Medical has announced a free webinar providing practical insight on best practice in veterinary haematology. Entitled 'In practice haematology - Beyond the pale!' the webinar will be presented by Ronnie Barron from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School.

Ronnie's presentation, which will conclude with a Q&A session, will look at QC and artefacts of sample quality and review the effects of different pathologies. Using images, photomicrographs and video links, he will also explain the techniques and equipment needed to complement analytical automation to confirm results quality.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 28 (7.30-9pm). For more details and to register, click here.