The BVNA Awards for 2021 were launched this month and are open for nominations until noon on 31st August. The award categories are:

  • VNJ Writer of the Year Award – This award is for articles which have encouraged discussions, or positive change, or improved clinical standards in practice. Whose article has inspired you?
  • BVNA Impact Award – Is there a special veterinary nurse you work with who goes above and beyond to support and teach others in practice?
  • Inspiring Environmental Change Award – Do you know a veterinary nurse who is a ‘green champion’ for the veterinary profession either inside or out of practice?
  • The #SupportMeSupportYou Award – Is there a veterinary nurse who has paved the way for promoting mental health support and equality within the profession?

The three finalists will be invited to attend BVNA Congress on Saturday 2nd October and attend the Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony in the evening.

You can find out how to nominate and read the terms and conditions on our website here;


Our President, Jo Oakden says;

“This is the second year of our new BVNA Awards. We had so many fantastic nominations last year, it really was a boost needed in such a tough year. Following last years success, I am so excited to see the nominations for the 4 categories this year.

We don’t get many opportunities to shout about the amazing and inspiring work individuals do, but it makes such a big impact to give that individual recognition.

So please take 5 minutes of your time to have a look at the categories and nominate someone that you feel deserves to be recognised. Let’s shout about how great Veterinary Nurses are.”