#VNVoice Gets Louder!

Second month's prize winners and poll results announced

BVNA is delighted to announce that its #VNVoice community portal is attracting more and more VNs, who are making their voices heard by completing the online polls.

The November topics included behaviour and the RVN’s role in relation to Schedule 3. The results show the depth of passion that runs through the veterinary nursing profession about what tasks nurses can and can’t do. Some of the results are shown below.

Poll 3: Behaviour

More than 90% of VNs had assisted in a euthanasia for behaviour reasons;

No respondents said they’d refused to help euthanase an animal for behaviour reasons;

33% of respondents said they encouraged the owner to find a different solution, such as rehoming.

Poll 4: Schedule 3

87% of those polled said they understand how Schedule 3 impacts on what VNs can and can’t do in practice;

11% were unsure of the impact of Schedule 3;

76% of VNs polled agreed they would like to see a list of medical or surgical procedures as part of the Schedule 3 exemptions that could be undertaken by RVNs.

When asked ‘Which of these statements do you agree with…’ The results were very close:

Schedule 3 should be a …Guide that is flexible to an individual’s skill levels and competency 44%

…Be a definite list of procedures that RVNs can and can’t do 42%

These results are just the tip of the iceberg and BVNA received some amazing comments and feedback from VNs on both topics, some of which will be taken forward by the association to help represent to other bodies the views of the nursing profession.

Members were asked to respond to a number of topics, for which they gained points to be entered into a monthly prize draw, giving them more chance of winning each time. The online platform is run through Moodle and is open to all BVNA members, who can sign up to take part via the BVNA members’ section on the website https://www.bvna.org.uk/about-us/bvna-members-communication-portal

The winners of our November #VNVoice prize draw are as follows:

£ 400 Laura Hunt
£ 150 Catherine  Partridge
£ 50 Susan Oddell
£ 50 Kathryn J Richmond
£ 50 Ruth Wallace
£ 50 Angela Jonas
£ 50 Jo Hinde

All winners receive the value of prizes in shopping vouchers. Congratulations to all!

Many thanks to all our generous sponsors who have made the prize draw possible.

Don’t forget, the competition runs for another month, so if you haven’t already signed up to the forum do it now to have a chance of winning a prize in the December competition!

For further information, visit https://www.bvna.org.uk/about-us/bvna-members-communication-portal


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