A Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) will have undertaken an accredited qualification, governed by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and are listed on the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses. They are held to a high professional standard. This means you can be assured that all nurses working in practice are knowledgeable and will be happy to refer you on to a vet if necessary. They have to complete a set time of CPD (continued professional development) to keep their knowledge and skills up to date, and to continue being placed on the register.
Student Veterinary Nurses (SVN) are also regulated on a list until they have qualified and can perform tasks under veterinary direction. This qualification is achieved over 2-3 years, where specialist training and exams are taken.
Once registered, nurses are independently governed and hold professional accountability in the same way Veterinary Surgeons.
RVNs are responsible for providing expert nursing care for sick animals as well as, monitoring anaesthesia, medical treatments and diagnostic tests under veterinary direction.
Our Veterinary Nurse offers consultations for:
- Weight management
- Nutrition advice
- Senior dog and cat checks
- Post operative checks
- 2nd vaccinations
- Parasite prevention
- Dental check ups
- New pet advice