BVNA attends Crufts

BVNA Council Member, Lucy Hayne is pictured in the centre

The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) attended Crufts for the first time this year with the main objective for attending to promote the work of the veterinary nurse and National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month in May 2013, as well as to give veterinary nursing career and pet care advice.

The BVNA stand proved popular throughout the four day event, with many visitors from a wide range of dynamics; from the very young “budding” veterinary nurses of the future, to adults seeking a career change into the veterinary profession, plus those attendees from overseas and existing student and qualified veterinary nurses.

The majority of the visitors to the stand were people seeking careers advice which was a great opportunity to bring to the forefront the work veterinary nurses carry out within veterinary practice and the avenues to take to enable qualification to become a veterinary nurse.

Qualified VN’s and Student VN’s also came to the stand to say “hello” and took the opportunity to speak directly to BVNA about membership benefits, CPD and the BVNA annual congress.

BVNA council member, Lucy Hayne, said “I found it a very positive experience; being able to share my knowledge and passion of veterinary nursing to a captive audience.  It was also fulfilling to gain encouraging feedback from pet owners about their own experiences at the vets”.

During the event BVNA was also invited to participate in the launch of The Hounds for Heroes charity campaign ‘Fit in Kit’ and BVNA council member, Lucy Hayne, was photographed alongside other professionals including the police, army and fire service.