BEVA membership offered for free to RVNs during VNAM

BEVA membership offered for free to RVNs during VNAM

 

To celebrate Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM), BEVA is offering free membership to RVNs throughout May.

Free membership will give vet nurses free access to various benefits, including BEVA’s online learning platform, as well as clinical journal Equine Veterinary Education (EVE).

BEVA is also giving all nurse members free access to one of its most popular courses, “How to heal wounds – an online masterclass for vets and vet nurses”, for the duration of the month.

CPD
The online CPD course – comprising 12 on-demand lectures presented by Dylan Gorvy, Georgie Hollis, Derek Knottenbelt and Patrick Pollock – covers the key concepts of wound physiology and introduces new treatment ideas designed to optimise wound healing.

The course also includes access to case-based discussions from the four presenters.

‘Vital role’
David Mountford, BEVA chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be able to do something practical and supportive to celebrate the vital role RVNs play in every equine practice.

“We know how much our members value our online learning and hope RVNs everywhere can enjoy a month of first-class free membership benefits, as well as access to our one of most highly subscribed courses.”

RVNs wishing to subscribe to their free membership during May can do so online.

Credit to: BEVA membership offered for free to RVNs during VNAM (Vet Times)

Vet Times. (2022). BEVA membership offered for free to RVNs during VNAM [online]

Available at: https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/beva-membership-offered-for-free-to-rvns-during-vnam/

Ceva launches Feline Hypertension Awareness Month

Ceva launches Feline Hypertension Awareness Month

Ceva is reminding vet professionals that it’s Feline Hypertension Awareness Month (FHAM), presenting a chance to help pet owners understand more about the impact of hypertension on their cats. Feline hypertension is an extremely common but highly underdiagnosed condition which, once identified through blood pressure monitoring, provides a real opportunity to improve health and welfare. This year FHAM is being supported by well-known influencers, and Ceva has created free social media resources that practices can use to spread the word. The posts and templates are now available to access through Ceva Territory Managers, or from the free veterinary social media platform, Vet Social.

Now that it is FHAM, and with World Hypertension Day on 17th May fast approaching, there is a clear opportunity to provide reliable information to help to highlight the importance of blood pressure monitoring in senior cats. Ceva will also be launching an educational video that helps people recognise that older cats, and those with concurrent diseases, may have high blood pressure but show little in the way of recognisable signs.

Suzanne Page, Veterinary Surgeon and Amodip® Product Manager at Ceva, explains that the campaign aims to make life easier for busy vet professionals, “This year, in recognition of how busy practices are, we wanted to give veterinary teams resources that provide a straightforward and simple way to raise feline hypertension awareness. Hypertension is so difficult for owners to notice, so we are working hard with influencers to spread the word. Social posts for practices to join in and raise awareness are easily accessible from vetsocial.net. There will also be leaflets to share and a new website for cat owners at www.catbloodpressure.com.”

Several veterinary and cat-owner influencers will be supporting Feline Hypertension Awareness Month, including Cat The Vet, Louisa The Vet and Alex And Bump.

Cat The Vet says she is proud to support the campaign, “High blood pressure really is a silent killer in our cats, especially as they get older.  Often, there are few outward signs to indicate there is a problem. The disease can really impact on a cat’s health and behaviour, and diagnosing and treating the condition can give our golden oldies a new lease of life! I get my blood pressure monitor out for my patients regularly and I’m delighted to be letting cat owners know how important it is to get their feline friends checked!”  

Because hypertension is so difficult to spot, the disease is often only diagnosed when cats start to show serious signs that vital organs, including the heart, kidney and eyes, are being damaged.

Cat comments, “The only way to diagnose this condition before signs progress is via blood pressure monitoring, which is why campaigns like this that aim to raise awareness of the condition are so important.”

This month also provides an opportunity to brush up on some CPD around hypertension. Ceva’s online Hypertension Ambassador course, led by Dr Sarah Caney; Feline Medicine Specialist and CEO of Vet Professionals, is freely available to vets and RVNs who are interested in refreshing their knowledge on feline hypertension. Those interested can access the course here.

The social media posts and other associated resources are free to download and ready to view at vetsocial.net. Ceva Territory Managers are also able to provide access to all elements of the campaign.

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Date set for veterinary receptionist congress

Date set for veterinary receptionist congress

The fourth staging of the only congress organised specifically for veterinary receptionists is to take place in Leicestershire from 30 September to 1 October.

The British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) Congress will cover topics including pet poisons, triage, sustainability, nutrition, developing your brand and insurance. StreetVet’s Jade Statt will be the keynote speaker.

More than 6,000 people are active members of the BVRA, which has also established the first index of registered veterinary receptionists (RVRs).

Success

BVRA co-founder Kay Watson-Bray said: “Congress 2021 was an overwhelming success, with fantastic feedback from delegates.

“It was one of the first in-person events after the isolation of lockdowns, and veterinary receptionists relished the opportunity to meet up, support, share experiences and learn together.”

On empowering front-of-house staff, she said: “First impressions count and can take as little as seven seconds to be formed, so having highly valued, knowledgeable staff at the front desk is crucial in building valuable client relationships.”

Early bird booking for the congress, taking place at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, is in place until the end of April. Further information is available on the BVRA website.

Credit to: Date set for veterinary receptionist congress(Vet Times)

Vet Times. (2022). Date set for veterinary receptionist congress [online]

Available at: https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/date-set-for-veterinary-receptionist-congress/