ABSTRACT: Once qualified, most Veterinary Nurses relish the thought of no longer having to revise for exams or find and write up case logs for the NPL and CSL. They are content with CPD days on various topics and not having the stress put back on them that student VNs encounter. This article looks at the benefits of studying for the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (DipAVN) and how it can be achieved whilst still working in a full-time position.


Johanna Page RVN, MBVNA, PHC

Johanna Page, RVN, is head nurse at Orchard Vets in Glastonbury, Somerset. She has a keen interest in radiography, genetic health and behaviour. She is a Pet Health Counsellor and is finishing her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing this summer. Jo was nominated for the Petplan Veterinary Nurse of the Year 2013. She lives with her partner in Somerset and enjoys walking her three dogs to relax after a hard day at work.

Keywords: Feature, Veterinary, Diploma

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 28 (07) • May 2013 • pp167-168

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