BVNA News

World Wetlands Day 2020

World Wetlands Day 2020

28th January 2020

On the 2nd of February, World Wetlands Day will be celebrated globally. This day acknowledges and creates awareness about the vital role Wetlands play in the planet’s ecosystem which supports so many species of plants and wildlife.

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PDSA Animal Welfare Report ten-year anniversary survey

PDSA Animal Welfare Report ten-year anniversary survey

27th January 2020

Remember to complete the annual nationwide PAW report survey before 31st January. It takes less than 15 mins to complete and helps maintain an accurate picture of the biggest welfare issues facing pets in the UK.

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VN Futures news: Project launches new webinar series focused on the value of veterinary nursing

VN Futures news: Project launches new webinar series focused on the value of veterinary nursing

23rd January 2020

The VN Futures project will be holding a series of three webinars this year addressing issues around recognising the value of veterinary nurses’ work, including maximising the potential of veterinary nurses and leadership opportunities within the profession.

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Press Release: Dogs Trust reveals the cruel ‘Dogfishing’ scam duping thousands of UK dog lovers

Press Release: Dogs Trust reveals the cruel ‘Dogfishing’ scam duping thousands of UK dog lovers

22nd January 2020

Shocking new statistics released by Dogs Trust reveals how thousands of unsuspecting dog lovers may have been conned or ‘dogfished’ into buying puppies illegally imported into the UK, leaving them heartbroken and almost £500 on average out-of-pocket.

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News: The Introduction of the New Agricultural Bill

News: The Introduction of the New Agricultural Bill

22nd January 2020

It's good to see that animal health and welfare is at the forefront, and that there will be incentives to maintain and improve the very high standards already in place in England. 

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City & Guilds will not provide VN training in the future

City & Guilds will not provide VN training in the future

17th January 2020

You may have heard the news that City & Guilds will no longer provide VN training. Please do not worry if you are a current student as they will teach out your course and uphold their commitments to you.

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#BigSchoolsBirdWatch2020

#BigSchoolsBirdWatch2020

14th January 2020

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in the United Kingdom is the largest conservation charity in Europe - and they need our schools and community help to track the “ups and downs of birds across the country”.

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BVA and BVNA Action plan: Weight management and obesity prevention in companion animals

BVA and BVNA Action plan: Weight management and obesity prevention in companion animals

14th January 2020

There are many ways that vets and vet nurses can actively contribute to the prevention of obesity in companion animals - from regularly monitoring the weight and body conditions, to raising awareness about the importance of healthy body conditions and appropriate diets with pet owners.

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Press Release: New action plan offers guidance to veterinary professionals for tackling the scale of the pet obesity problem

Press Release: New action plan offers guidance to veterinary professionals for tackling the scale of the pet obesity problem

14th January 2020

Vets and vet nurses are marking National Obesity Awareness Week (14-20 January) by setting out an action plan for how veterinary professionals can play their part in tackling obesity in companion animals.

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National Obesity Awareness Week

National Obesity Awareness Week

14th January 2020

Running between the 13th and 20th of January is the National Obesity Awareness Week, a kick start to the UK's New Years Resolution to get the nation in shape! Over 35% of people in the UK are classified as overweight, and 29% of those are classified as obese (a BMI over 30).

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#WalkYourDogMonth2020

#WalkYourDogMonth2020

10th January 2020

With the festive season over, why not encourage your clients to get outside with their dogs to kick-start January's “Walk Your Dog Month”. It helps to move all of the Christmas turkey dinners, beats the winter blues, and gets those New Year's resolutions started - but most importantly, it improves well-being for both the owner and their dog!

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RESEARCH PROJECT | Canine Brachycephalic Patients

RESEARCH PROJECT | Canine Brachycephalic Patients

7th January 2020

Eliza Horn, a student veterinary nurse, is currently studying for her BSc Degree in Veterinary Nursing with The University of West Anglia.  She is carrying out research on 'An evaluation of veterinary nursing provision and opinion in the management of canine brachycephalic patients presented for veterinary treatment or advice'. Please help by taking part https://angliaruskin.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/nurse-questionnaire

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