BVNA’s New Head of Learning and Development

The BVNA is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Blease as its new Head of Learning and Development. The BVNA created the position in its 2017 governance review as a response to the developing role of the vet nurse within the professional vet led team.


Wendy Nevins, President said:

“We are really pleased with this appointment. Stacey will bring real academic rigour, professional awareness and a strong understanding of the learner experience to this role. This is just a first step in the BVNA’s plans and demonstrates our commitment to give vet nurses access to the very best development and career opportunities, in line with new RCVS qualifications framework through VN Futures.”

Stacey Blease

Stacey Blease said:

“I have been looking for a challenge – for something innovative that would build on my experience in practice, research and delivery of educational content. This is a very exciting time to be a veterinary nurse with new models of working coming forward and the BVNA’s role in discussions about Schedule 3. I also would like to make an impact so the opportunity to help shape learning and development for veterinary nurses is a tremendous privilege.”


Strategic Director, Robin Millar, said:

“Most importantly these links will help us serve Members’ interests better. This is a key appointment for us and brings responsibility for all our professional learning and development offerings – CPD courses, our Congress Scientific Programme, the Veterinary Nursing Journal – together under one role; possibly making it the most exciting role in veterinary learning and development. It reinforces the BVNA’s interest in the improvement of learning and development across the whole sector and positions us well to respond to the needs of the veterinary led team.”