Nominations For 2017 Is Now Open!

Nominations to stand for BVNA Council 2017-2018 is now open and closes at the end of April.

Why not nominate a friend, colleague or even yourself!


Have your say on who’s representing YOUR Association

This year we are looking for STUDENT MEMBERS TOO!

The British Veterinary Nursing Association is calling on all full members AND student members to stand for election onto BVNA Council. 

This year we have 2 full member (RVN) seats and one student member seat available on BVNA Council so if you are passionate about our profession and would like to make a difference nominate yourself and join us as the voice for veterinary nurses. 

We have 3 student member seats in addition to the 12 full member council seats.

To find out more about the role of a Council Member click here

Full (RVN) Member Nomination Guidelines:

Full members and, Honorary Members who are full members (RVN & REVN), may be nominated for Council.  However, Honorary Associate members (non RVN & REVN) are excluded as stated in the Constitution.

Every nomination must be proposed and seconded by either a full (RVN/REVN), or student member, if a proposer does not have access to a second member, a member of Council will second the nomination on their behalf. In the event of a second nomination being received for the same nominee, this will be accepted as also having seconded the initial nomination.

Nominate Someone For A Full Council Seat Now!   ONLINE NOMINATION FORM 

Nomination Guidelines For A Student Seat:

The nominee must fulfil the following criteria for eligibility to hold a student seat and become a Council member and must:

  • Be enrolled with the RCVS and undertaking a FE or HE veterinary Nursing course
  • Have no less than 6 months left in education at the time of being ratified onto Council (ratification will take place on 8 October 2017)
  • In the case of the student being in HE, have a signature of support from their college tutor
  • In the case of FE vocational students have a signature of support from their clinical coach
  • Be a director of the Association once ratified onto Council

Nominate Someone  For A Student Council Seat Now!    ONLINE NOMINATION FORM 

Important attributes for candidates are a strong commitment to promoting the ideals of the BVNA as well as the veterinary nursing profession in general and a willingness to devote time and effort to representing their fellow members.

If necessary a member of BVNA Council will second your nomination. In the event of a second nomination being received for the same nominee, this will be accepted as also having seconded the initial nomination.

Nominees will be contacted to confirm their willingness to stand for election and will be asked to submit a brief manifesto and a passport sized photo. The nominees, their manifestos and photos will be published within the VNJ and on the BVNA website and the results will be announced and ratified at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday 8 October 2017 at Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire.