Nominations open for BVNA 2024 awards

6th June 2024
Industry News

The BVNA has opened nominations for its annual awards, inviting its members and the VN profession to recognise individuals who have inspired and supported others.

Four award categories are available: the VNJ Writer of the Year, RVN Champion of the Year, RVN Mentor of the Year and Student Veterinary Nurse of the Year.

Finalists will be invited to attend a prize giving event at the dinner dance and awards ceremony during BVNA Congress from 11 to 13 October.

‘Real highlight’

BVNA president Lyndsay Hughes said: “We are incredibly excited to announce this year’s four award categories, and our annual awards ceremony at BVNA Congress is a real highlight for all at BVNA.

“It provides a fantastic opportunity to spotlight and celebrate the inspiring work that individuals do, and the impact our members have on the wider profession. Simply being put forward for an award also provides a real sense of recognition to all of our nominees.”

Award details

  • VNJ Writer of the Year (open to both BVNA members and non-members). This award is for articles that have encouraged discussions, or positive change, or improved clinical standards in practice. Articles to have been published in the VNJ between September 2023 and July 2024.
  • RVN Champion of the Year (BVNA members only). To recognise the veterinary nurse who has gone out of their way to raise awareness of the RVN role. They will have ensured that colleagues and clients understand the need for protecting the title, legislative reform and what veterinary nurses do.
  • RVN Mentor of the Year (BVNA members only). To recognise the RVN who has made a real difference to a colleague in their development by supporting them and enabling them to individually progress as a veterinary nurse.
  • Student Veterinary Nurse of the Year (BVNA members only). To recognise an SVN who has not only undertaken their training, but has contributed to raising awareness of the RVN role or has been supportive to other students throughout their studies.

Three finalists

Three finalists from each category will be invited to attend BVNA Congress on Saturday 12 October for the evening dinner dance and awards ceremony.

Find out how to nominate and read the terms and conditions on the BVNA website.


Credit to:  Nominations open for BVNA 2024 awards (Vet Times)

Vet Times. (2023).  Nominations open for BVNA 2024 awards  [online]

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