May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month – VNAM for short!

Each year we ask you, vet nurses, to organise events at schools, colleges and in your local communities, and for your patients and pets, that will help educate the public and raise awareness about what we, vet nurses do.

However, because of the restrictions placed on us currently, and not knowing how long social distancing will be enforced, we have had to remove the face to face interactions and competitions and will be running the campaign strictly online and virtual.

How confident are you at recording yourself using a webcam or your mobile phone? As you will see from the competition details, we’re hoping that you take part in the campaign using video as much as possible.

There are two types of video we’re asking you to record. The first video is simply about you. Why you decided to become a vet nurse and what you love most about being a vet nurse. It should be no longer than a minute and then we encourage you to post it on the VNAM Facebook page, along with the hashtags #whatVNsdo #VNAM2020 #vetnurses.

The second video could win you a prize! We are asking you to record a short educational video clip, on topics such as dental health, cleaning ears, grooming, obesity or exercise, that helps pet owners care for their pets. The video should be less 5 minutes or less.

As well as video, we’re also asking you to design a digital poster, or infographic, showing the role of the Veterinary Nurse, using the hashtags #whatVNsdo #VNAM2020 #vetnurses, which could also win you a prize!

All of the competition details are on our website, along with some top tips and useful tools to use!

Here is a video to help you from Lou Northway, RVN and BVNA Council Member!