It’s Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month (VNAM) and Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies), the small animal referral practice based near Hitchin in Hertfordshire, is celebrating the incredible job Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) do, with an inspirational video capturing the work and the passion of their dedicated team. The practice is also providing free CPD on interventional cardiology.
RVNs are a lynchpin of every practice. Whether a student, mentor or pioneer, they are devoted to caring for animals and are invariably very good at caring for the practice team too.
“Our video is aimed at showing how much we love our jobs, to inspire the next generation,” said Head of Nursing Services, Lillian Twigg. “We hope it will motivate RVNs of the future to continue with our mission to save lives, provide treatment and give hope, around the clock.
“We had fun making the video – it really captures the essence of our work and what we feel about being a part of this amazing profession.”
Throughout VNAM the VN team at Davies will be sharing favourite case studies and personal insights about what it’s like to work at one of the country’s leading small animal referral practices.
Lillian Twigg will be hosting an interactive Teams session on 5 May at 7pm, joined by Nicola Barrigan, Head of Nursing at Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex, to talk about day-to-day life as a referral nurse. It includes a friendly and informal Q&A session at the end to give interested individuals the chance to ask any questions they may have.
In conjunction with Southfields, Davies will also be providing a two-part programme of free, RVN- specific interventional cardiology CPD.
- Thursday 12 May at 7pm: Interventional Cardiology: Reaching the diagnosis and medical treatment of congenital heart disease, hosted by Southfields FdSc RVN Lauren Osborne
- Thursday 19 May at 7pm: Interventional Cardiology: Nursing considerations on anaesthesia, surgery, and post-operative, hosted by Davies RVN Diana Azevedo
Bookings close at midnight on 11 May.
For more information about nursing at Davies visit their website.