Working and living with a chronic illness or condition is a challenge for many veterinary nurses.

We’re aware of the challenges faced by veterinary nurses who suffer from a chronic condition, so circulated a survey to gauge the extent of the issues. Almost 1,000 veterinary nurses completed the survey. The outcomes of the survey have helped us to identify specific resources to help improve the working environment for veterinary nurses who suffer with a chronic condition.

Chronic Illness

Download the above infographic here;

During August and September, we are producing information to help veterinary nurses in the form of podcasts, online information, and articles in the VNJ, along with a series of four webinars:

A VN Listening Group – A webinar to share the tools we use to help us live with chronic illness – Tuesday, 10 August 7.30pm

Resilience for life with a chronic condition – Thursday, 19 August 2021 7.30pm

Chronic illness and communicating what you need – Tuesday, 14 September 2021 7.30pm

Chronic Illness, VNs & the Equality Act at Work – Tuesday, 21 September 2021 7.30pm

All webinars are free to attend.

We are also developing a Tool Kit that will include the above resources at the end of September. We will build up the Tool Kit which is designed to support practices to develop protocols that help to support veterinary nurses suffering with a chronic condition.

A big thank you our illustrator: