OATHALL VETERINARY GROUP LTD 

30 Oathall Road

Haywards Heath 

West Sussex

RH16 3EQ

01444 440224

enquiries@oathall-vets.co.uk 

 

Emergencies for our registered Clients : 

24-hours

 

Mon - Fri: 08:00 – 19:00
Sat: 08:30 – 13:00

 

VAT Reg. No. 760 1736 42

Veterniary nursing awareness month

May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month which is all about the roles our exceptional nurses play on a day-to-day basis

Since 2005, every May, it is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. This celebratory month, led by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role of the veterinary nursing profession.

Our Veterinary nurses are an integral part of our veterinary team and are vital for the smooth running of our practice.  As well as providing expert nursing care for poorly animals, our veterinary nurses play an important role in supporting pet owners in keeping their pets healthy. They carry out essential clinical work and are skilled in performing treatments. Our registered veterinary nurses have the technical knowledge and hands-on expertise to care for animals with skill and empathy.

The registered veterinary nurse (RVN) title is used by our nurses who have undergone extensive training and education. Once they’ve passed their final nursing exams, all nurses are entered onto the VN register and are regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). They follow the Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses, which includes requirements to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to keep their skills up to date.

Our veterinary nurses have a complex yet diverse role in our practice, with no two days ever the same. Here are just a few fundamental roles they carry out regularly:

• They provide in-patient care
• They monitor anaesthesia and sedated pets
• They take blood samples and place intravenous catheters
• They provide dietary advice
• They support owners during bereavement
• They provide intensive care to critical patients
• They provide first aid
• They provide weight management advice
• They provide a nurse consultation service
• Assisting the vets where needed
• Carry out minor surgical procedures
• Provide aftercare for patients post procedures

Our nurses are amazing each and every day!