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Veterinary nursing
Veterinary nurses and interprofessional working
  1. Tierney Kinnison and
  2. Stephen May
  1. Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, e-mail: tkinnison@rvc.ac.uk

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WE welcome the recent focus of the Vet Futures project and Veterinary Record Comment on veterinary nurses (VR, September 19, 2015, vol 177, p 270). As your Comment and the 2014 RCVS Survey of the Profession indicate, just under 20 per cent of veterinary nurses plan to leave the profession. Of these, a significant number (54 per cent) said that not feeling rewarded or valued in non-financial terms contributed to this decision. In addition, as the RCVS survey showed, 33 per cent of nurses …

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