Nationwide | May 2017

History of the campaign

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) was originally started by BVNA in 2005 as National VN Day and has since progressed into National VN Week, followed by a whole month campaign since 2012 to join us in spreading the word about the importance of the role of the veterinary nurse in practice and the provision of responsible pet care to the general public.

Each year we see a steady increase of veterinary practices and colleges throughout the UK getting involved promoting the role of the veterinary nurse organising events ranging from sponsored sky dives, sponsored walks, pet health checks in the park, open days at the practice, to name but a few!

To encourage veterinary nurses, students and practice staff to become involved BVNA will post out a FREE VNAM pack including a poster and other promotional items to everyone who registers their interest so they are at least able to make a display within their practice or college.

Every year we run a competition comprising of 3 categories with winner and runner-up prizes.

BVNA Council and Office Team also attend a number of external events to support the campaign and ask that if you haven't participated before then please join us! There's no time like the present!

Come and join us in celebrating our amazing profession!

Details of our 2017 competition will be released soon..........

Our 2016 competition consisted of the following 3 categories:

  • Category A | Best Display ‘Showing the role of the Veterinary Nurse' (can be practice waiting room or college notice board)
  • Category B | Best Event ‘Promoting the awareness and role of the RVN to the general public' 
  • Category C | Best Pet Selfie

To view our competition winners please click here

Please follow the link below to our dedicated National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month Facebook page, like and share the page to keep updated with further information:

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The RCVS have launched a short film animation to coinicide with VN Awareness Month and help raise awareness among the general public of the vital role played by veterinary nurses in animal care and treatment.