BVNA Council is made up of a team of registered and student veterinary nurses from around the UK who work tirelessly fitting in BVNA business around family and work life on a voluntary basis. The Council meets every six to eight weeks in the BVNA Head Office in Harlow, Essex.

All council members are elected student and registered veterinary nurses, with a common desire to represent the veterinary nursing profession and complete belief in what veterinary nursing can achieve.

The councillors undertake individual roles, chosen by themselves and building on their own personal strengths and experience.

Councillors are elected for a three year period. The terms of office are staggered so there will always be new council members coming onto council every year.

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of being a council member here. 

Council Members

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If you would like to find out more about becoming a Council member click here 

 President

 

Wendy Nevins RVN 

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Senior Vice President

Samantha Morgan

CertEd DipAVN 

(Surg & Med) RVN 

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Honorary Treasurer

Erika Feilberg RVN 

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Council Member

Nimisha Patel RVN

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Council Member

Donna Lewis RVN

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 Council Member

Gemma Reeve RVN

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Council Member

Jo Hinde RVN

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Council Member

Gareth McCormack RVN

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Council Member

Tom Reilly RVN

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Council Member

Josephine Oakden RVN

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Student Council Member

Simon Johnson

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Student Council Member

Suzanne Bedford

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Student Council Member

 

Jasmine Kilpatrick

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Office Staff

The BVNA is managed and run by a dedicated and capable team of staff, working out of the BVNA Offices based in Harlow, Essex.

Robin Millar

Strategic Director 

E-mail: robinmillar@bvna.co.uk

Angela Mariconda

Operations Manager 

Responsible for accounts & events 

E-mail: angela@bvna.co.uk

Stacey Blease

Head of Learning and Development

Responsible for professional learning and development – CPD courses, Congress Scientific Programme and VNJ (The Veterinary Nursing Journal) 

E-mail: stacey@bvna.co.uk 

Lisa Brett

Operations Assistant

Responsible for administration of education courses & congress exhibitor bookings 

E-mail: lisa@bvna.co.uk 

Nina Holmes

Membership Administrator

Responsible for administration of the Associations Membership

E-mail: membership@bvna.co.uk

Rachel Ives

Business Admin Apprentice 

Responsible for general administration & office support

E-mail: bvna@bvna.co.uk