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‘Vet nurses need to promote their worth’

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By Josh Loeb

Vet nurses need to articulate their value so their contribution is more clearly understood.

That was the message from Andrea Jeffery, a member of the RCVS veterinary nurses council, to the British Small Animal Veterinary Association congress last week.

While vets should recognise nurses’ value, she said it was a ‘two-way thing’ – it was also the job of nurses to educate vets as to why they mattered.

‘We need to have confidence in our ability and we need confidence to actually use that expertise and make sure our employers are aware, and the veterinarians with whom we work are aware, of our skill set and the value we add,’ she said.

It’s our job to say, this is what you can delegate to me and this …

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