The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) recently called for nominations to fill three full (RVN) seats on its Board of Council. Following approval at the most recent BVNA Council meeting on Saturday 6th July 2024, BVNA is delighted to announce the successful candidates from this election process, along with the incoming officer team for 2024/5.

BVNA Council Election 2024 – Statement of Results

Seven valid nominations were received, with voting conducted online between Saturday 1st and Sunday 30th June 2024.

The nominated candidates are as follows – Successful candidates indicated with ‘*’.

  • Simone Bennett RVN*
  • Hamish Morrin RVN
  • Helen Stewart RVN*
  • Jessica Bold RVN
  • Chloe Carpenter RVN
  • Amber Smith RVN
  • Leanne Walsh RVN

The three successful candidates will be presented to the BVNA AGM for ratification on Sunday 13th October 2024.

BVNA Officer Team 2024/5

Also to be ratified at the BVNA AGM, the incoming BVNA officer team for the 2024/5 term will be as follows:

  • Lyndsay Hughes RVN – President
  • Sarah Holliday RVN – Junior Vice President
  • Steph Worsley RVN – Honorary Secretary
  • Nikki McLeod RVN – Honorary Treasurer

BVNA President Lyndsay Hughes commented: “I would like to thank all those who put themselves forward for election, plus members who voted this year. It is an exciting time to be part of representing the veterinary nursing profession, and we look forward to ratifying the successful candidates onto BVNA Council at the AGM in October.

“We are also pleased to announce the incoming officer team; a group of our Council Members who have committed even more of their time to step into a more senior role within BVNA Council. It is a privilege to work alongside the passionate and dedicated veterinary nurses who make up our entire Council team, and who volunteer their time to represent and champion the veterinary nursing profession.”

Any questions or comments may be addressed to Lyndsay Hughes, BVNA President, via