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BVNA congress
Veterinary nursing: engaging with new roles and professionalism

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THE 41st annual congress of the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) was held at Telford's international Centre on October 10 to 12. The three day event centred heavily around the themes of the profession's future and evolving identity. The workshops and lectures, all geared towards the professional development of veterinary nurses, emphasised the widening of veterinary nurses' influence, via increasing the field's legitimacy and professionalism within the veterinary sector. An extensive commercial exhibition and lively social events were also held, providing delegates with the opportunity to network and discuss new products and current events in the field.

Career development

The presentations on offer were wide-ranging, targeting veterinary nurses at all stages of their career, as well as acknowledging the many different contributions that they make in practice, industry and research. A whole stream for student nurses was included, covering subjects such as fluid and drug calculations, while other lectures were aimed at more experienced members …

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