The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) has announced the availability of a new email signature logo for exclusive use by its members. The logo has been designed for members to signify their commitment to maintaining professional excellence through membership of their recognised representative body. It will replace the ‘MBVNA’ (Member of the British Veterinary Nursing Association) trademarked post-nominal, previously used by some members.
BVNA President Fiona Andrew highlighted why the association felt the time was right for the change, “We are delighted that the new RCVS Royal Charter has come into effect, giving veterinary nursing the recognition it deserves. Our MBVNA post-nominal was introduced in 2006, at a time when professional status was deemed to be a long way off, and to give members the opportunity to emphasise their qualified nursing credentials. With the new RVN status and admission of veterinary nurses as associates of The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, we felt that our original objective of professional recognition had been achieved and the MBVNA is no longer needed.
“Successive Councils of the BVNA have worked tirelessly over the years to have veterinary nursing recognised as a profession and it is a delightful coincidence that that this has come about in the 50th year of our association. We would like to send our thanks to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for all their efforts in helping make what once seemed like an impossible dream, a reality.”
BVNA members can download the exclusive sign off straight away from the ‘members only’ area of the BVNA website www.bvna.org.uk.