Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, or VNAM for short, was originally started by BVNA in 2005 as National VN Day campaign, and now, since 2012, the campaign takes place throughout the month of May every year. The purpose of VNAM is to spread the word to the veterinary profession and pet owners, about the importance of the role of the veterinary nurse in practice, and the provision of responsible pet care to the general public.

Each year, we see an increase of veterinary nurses getting involved and promoting the role of the veterinary nurse. VNAM has been different recently, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but it hasn’t stopped the community of veterinary nurses coming out and joining in the campaign!

This year, in May 2021, the theme of VNAM was Sustainability, with the tagline; ā€œIā€™m a veterinary nurse, and I’m human too!ā€ Each week, the campaign focused on the 4 different pillars of sustainability (human, economic, environment and social).


With thanks to our amazing partners for VNAM 2021;