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BVNA partners with Zoetis to offer CPD
“We are delighted to collaborate with Zoetis on this new initiative” – Lyndsay Hughes.
The collaboration will include webinars and regional events.

The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) has launched a new partnership with the animal health company Zoetis.

The partnership will see Zoetis sharing knowledge with BVNA members through webinars, regional CPD events, and the BVNA’s Veterinary Nursing Journal. Zoetis will also support and attend this year’s BVNA Congress.

The educational initiatives were developed after market research by Zoetis found that eight in 10 veterinary nurses were interested in CPD support on the subject of parasiticides.

Zoetis is the world’s largest producer of animal health medicines and vaccines, selling its products in more than 100 countries.

BVNA president Lyndsay Hughes said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Zoetis on this new initiative.

“This partnership fully aligns with our commitment to promote the vital work of veterinary nurses in upholding animal welfare, plus those in wider veterinary care roles.

“We look forward to working together to enhance our offering to BVNA members, across many of our educational activities as an association.”

Louise Longstaff, national veterinary manager (companion animal) at Zoetis, added: “Veterinary nurses, alongside veterinary care assistants, all play a key role in the ongoing health and welfare of clients’ pets and as the backbone of every practice, they are to be applauded for all that they do.

“We are delighted to be able to announce this new initiative so soon after Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month and are proudly looking forward to delivering to the extended needs of RVNs as a reflection of our recent market research.”

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Special imports digital service set to change

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 From Monday, 15 July, Special Import Certificate (SIC) applications will only be accepted via the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's (VMD's) new special imports digital service.

The original online special import scheme will be decommissioned. The VMD says that the new service is easier to use, more secure and reliable, and meets accessibility legislation.

The VMD is urging veterinary surgeons who have not yet signed up for the new service to do so before 15 July. The new digital service can be accessed here

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RCVS course explains concerns process

A free, online course from the RCVS Academy has been launched, designed to clarify RCVS' concerns procedure.

The content will give veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses a better understanding of the process, and what they can expect if a concern is raised about them. It includes details of common concerns.

The interactive resource has been developed in collaboration with Clare Stringfellow, case manager in the RCVS Professional Conduct Team.

Ms Stringfellow said: "We appreciate that concerns can be very worrying, and we hope that, through this course, we can give vets and nurses a better understanding of the process and how to obtain additional support."

The course can be accessed via the RCVS Academy. Users are encouraged to record their learning for CPD.