Exploring the many roles of a veterinary nurse

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Exploring the many roles of a veterinary nurse

Supporting and educating clients

Below is a selection of references from a search on CAB Abstracts database

  • Gower, L. (2017) Pre-pubertal feline neutering: the role of the veterinary nurse in owner education. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 32(7), pp. 194-200 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Druce, K. (2017) Feline hyperthyroidism and the importance of effective client communication. The Veterinary Nurse, 8(6), pp. 307-313 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Gerrard, E. (2017) Endocrine management: involving pet owners with diseases. VN Times, 17(1), pp. 22,24
  • Wright, I. (2017) Nurse-led parasite control. The Veterinary Nurse, 8(2), pp. 60-64 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]

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A comprehensive list of references from a search on CAB Abstracts database is available to download.

Emergency and critical care

Below is a selection of references from a search in CAB Abstracts database

  • Sines, D. (2018) Seizures in companion animals. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 33(1), pp. 26-29 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Jones, A. (2018) Current issues in veterinary transfusion medicine. The Veterinary Nurse, 9(1), pp. 34-40 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Brashear, M. (2017) Emergency wound care. The Veterinary Nurse, 8(7), pp. 358-362 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Haskey, E. (2016) Nursing critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. (Special issue: Intensive care in companion animals). In Practice, 38 (10, suppl.), pp. 25-29

Free webinar

A comprehensive list of references from a search on CAB Abstracts database is available to download.

Veterinary medicine and surgery

Below is a selection of references from a search in CAB Abstracts database

  • Almond, S. (2017) Theatre, the ideal design and the nurse’s role in maintenance and hygiene. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 32(7), pp. 188-190 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Focus on osteoarthritis – what vet nurses should be advising. VN Times, 18(1), pp. 8-10
  • Thornton, C. (2017) Supporting quality of life in feline patients with chronic kidney disease. The Veterinary Nurse, 8(4), pp. 200-206 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • O’Dwyer, L. (2017) Challenges of EBVM as a RVN in a practice setting. Veterinary Evidence, 2 (1)  [podcast recorded Jan 2017]

For more sources of information see EBVM Resources for VNs

Free webinar

A comprehensive list of references from a search on CAB Abstracts database is available to download.

Animal well-being and welfare

Below is a selection of references from a search in CAB Abstracts database

  • Shawcross, A. (2017) Euthanasia of aggresive dogs: ethical considerations. The Veterinary Nurse, 8(9), pp. 480-484 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Badger, S. and Jeffery, A. (2017) Don’t be afraid to ask the question: a simple guide for veterinary nurses to conducting evidence-based research in clinical practice. Veterinary Evidence, 2(1); pp. 91 [Available on open access. Accessed 24/5/2018]
  • Kerrigan, L. (2016) Preserving the ‘passion’ in compassionate nursing care. The Veterinary Nurse, 7(8), pp. 436-439 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Yeates, J. (2016) The Veterinary nurse’s role in helping tackle the most difficult animal welfare challenges. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 31(1), pp. 30-31 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]

Free webinar

A comprehensive list of references from a search on CAB Abstracts database is available to download.

Career development

Free access CPD resources

Online full-text available to Library members

A range of library membership packages is available and MRCVS vets and RVNs can join the library for a heavily subsidised, annual fee.

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