BVNA Veterinary Nursing Career Advice: guiding potential nurses through training & signposting veterinary nurse career progression
The veterinary team is made up of a variety of roles that support each other as well the client and their pet.
The team can include: veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, student veterinary nurses, veterinary care assistants, receptionists, practice managers and support staff.
Registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) are an integral part of the veterinary team who provide high quality care for animals under their care. RVNs provide skilled, supportive care for patients and are also qualified to undertake minor surgery, monitor anaesthesia, administer medical treatment and diagnostic tests under veterinary supervision.
The training can be intense but the rewards are worth it.
Once you are qualified, there are a lot of opportunities to use your training in veterinary allied industries who value veterinary nursing skills.
You can also choose to focus on specific areas of nursing care to promote health and well-being in animals.
Information on training
Check out the different ways of becoming a qualified RVN Read more
Description of the veterinary nurse role
Find out what an RVN does on a daily basis Read more
Career pathways for RVNs
Look at where the RVN qualification can take you Read more
RCVS registration requirements
Check how to apply to go on to the RCVS register of veterinary nurses to allow you to practice Read more
Other practice support roles
There are other roles in the veterinary team where you can work with patients and their owners Read more
Hints for finding a work placement
Gaining placement can be very competitive, check out some hints about how to find one for you Read more
BVNA Learning Pathway Partners
British Veterinary Dental Association
"BVNA & BVDA worked together to create the Oral Care Nursing Certificate - a Learning Pathway to have a special interest in small animal oral care."
Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists
"BVNA are delighted to be collaborating with the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) to present a brand new Learning Pathway in Anaesthesia, proudly supported by Dechra."
Animal Behaviour and Training Council
"BVNA are delighted to be collaborating with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council to present a brand-new Learning Pathway in Behaviour."
Who we work with
We are proud to work with other associations to develop Career Pathways for veterinary nurses