Nationwide | May (Annually) 

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!

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


If you would like to download an editable press release template promoting Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month and your practice

please CLICK HERE  

The RCVS launched a short film animation in 2015 to coincide 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