The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) has kicked off its 50th Year celebrations by launching a new website along with refreshed branding. The new site was designed to showcase the association’s key activities of CPD, member representation and support. User navigation has been improved, along with an increased focus on sharing the association’s news on campaigning and lobbying activities.
A President’s Blog will feature updates from association president Fiona Andrew, while non-members can sign up to receive the BVNA newsletter which will highlight both regional and national activities. In response to feedback from consultation last year, which stressed the need of members for advice and support across several areas, the association has expanded its advice pages. Veterinary Nurses can find information here on mental health support, the Members Advisory Service, peer to peer support and financial help that is available through the Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund.
Ms Andrew was keen that 2015 would be a year of celebrating all that the association has achieved as well as looking ahead and planning for the future, “2015 is a pretty momentous year for the veterinary nursing profession and I feel very honoured to be representing our members at this key time. We have campaigned for a long time on professional status for veterinary nurses and it is so gratifying to see this come to fruition with the new Royal Charter being introduced in our 50th Year. There’s still much to be done though, and we’re looking forward to sharing our aims and achievements for 2015 with members and the rest of the profession.”