Calm under pressure, caring, adaptable and forward thinking… Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN’s) possess all these qualities and more. They are essential to the smooth running of a Veterinary Practice.
Studying to be an RVN can take 2-3 years depending whether the course is completed as an apprenticeship or degree. Students take a number of theory exams, practical exams, assignments and have to complete a log of practical tasks in order to achieve their qualification.
RVN’s are regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and follow a Professional Code of Conduct. They have to carry out continued professional development to ensure that they stay up to date.
At Kingston Veterinary Group we have 17 RVN’s and 4 student VN’s.
You can recognise the RVN’s by their black nursing tunics. They work under the direction of a Veterinary Surgeon and are able to monitor anaesthesia, perform X-Rays, dispense and administer medication, perform laboratory tasks, carry out minor surgery and provide nursing clinics.
RVN’s are advocates of education and preventative pet care. At Kingston Veterinary Group our VN’s are passionate about helping pet owners throughout all stages of their pet’s life. We offer lots of complimentary nurse clinics which cover topics such as puppy and kitten care, weight, nutrition and parasite protection.
Our RVN’s are also here to help if your pet needs a microchip, nail clip or those pesky anal glands emptying. There is a fee for these clinics unless your pet is a member of our Pet Health Club.
Please call your local branch for more information, we are happy to help!