ABSTRACT: Navigating any workplace can be hard; Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs’] are highly skilled, trained and ultimately just want to do the best for patients. However, in practice there may be times when it feels difficult to perform nursing duties because of interpersonal dynamics. This article will explore how to work effectively as a member of the veterinary team. It will address conflict, bullying and finally, it will look at what to do and what not to do in a workplace environment to help in more challenging situations.


Robyn McCurry

Robyn is the Head Veterinary Nurse in a small animal practice. She is a clinical coach to two nursing students and has a passion for mentoring and teaching. She also has competed a certificate in anaesthesia and achieved the Advanced programme veterinary nursing (zoo) qualification. Robyn has an interest in emergency medicine, and enjoys learning about the management side of veterinary practice

Email: robyn.mccurry@crownvets.co.uk

Keywords: conflict; team work; workplace

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 36 (12) • December 2021 pp354-356

DOI: https://doi.org/

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