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

  • Hargrave, C. (2018) Helping owners to support the emotional and behavioural needs of the socially mature cat. The Veterinary Nurse, 9(9), pp. 480-487 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Richmond, P. and Wright, I. (2018) A veterinary nurse-led approach to flea control. The Veterinary Nurse, 9(9), pp. 466-473 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Brown, B.R. (2018) The dimensions of pet-owner loyalty and the relationship with communication, trust, commitment and perceived value. Veterinary Sciences, 5(4), pp. 95 [This article is available on open access, click here]
  • Belshaw, Z. et al (2018) Owner and veterinary surgeon perspectives on the roles of veterinary nurses and receptionists in relation to small animal preventive healthcare consultations in the United Kingdom.  Veterinary Record, 183(9), pp. 296

A list of references on the role of the VN in supporting and education clients is available to download.

Emergency and critical care

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

  • Haskey, D. (2019) Acute kidney injury. The Veterinary Nurse, 10(1), pp. 19-25 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Kirkness, H. (2019) Wound management – innovations and techniques.  VN Times, 19(2), pp. 12-14
  • Hall, K.E. et al. (2018) ACVECC-Veterinary Committee on trauma registry report 2013-2017. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 28(6), pp. 497-502 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Bell, S. (2018) An overview of debridement techniques. The Veterinary Nurse, 9(6), pp. 294-301 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]

A list of references on the role of the VN in emergency and critical care and wound management is available to download.

Veterinary medicine and surgery

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

  • Gray, K. (2018) Management of tubes, lines and drains. The Veterinary Nurse, 9(10), pp. 525-531 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Riley, I. (2018) Advanced equine diagnostics – magnetic resonance imaging. The Veterinary Nurse, 9(8), pp. 422-427 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Mede, E. (2018) The veterinary technician in ambulatory exotic animal medicine. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 21(3), pp. 563-578 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Bagshaw-Wright, P. (2018) Capnography: a guide for veterinary nurses. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 33 (10), pp. 283-286 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]

A list of references on the role of the VN in veterinary medicine and surgery is available to download.

Animal well-being and welfare

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

  • Williams, T., Carroll, A. and Montrose, V.T. (2019) Environmental methods used by veterinary centres to reduce stress of cats and dogs during practice visits. The Veterinary Nurse, 10(1), pp. 47-52 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Pizzi, R. (2018) Veterinary nursing in international conservation projects. British Veterinary Zoological Society: Proceedings of BVZS Conference, 9-11 November 2018, pp. 43
  • Hunt, G. (2018) The influence veterinary practice management teams have on the welfare of veterinary nurses within the work environment. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 33(4), pp. 114-117 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]
  • Dawson, L.C. et al. (2018) Evaluation of a canine and feline behavioural welfare assessment tool for use in companion animal veterinary practice. Applied Animal behaviour Science, 201, pp. 67-76 [This article can be accessed via RCVS Knowledge Library membership, click here]

A list of references on the role of the VN in animal well-being, welfare, palliative care and euthanasia is available to download.

Keeping up with your CPD

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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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