A collaborative approach to delegation in practice – maximising the role of the VN in the vet-led team
Chair: Lou Northway RVN and Lisa Bonnett MRCVS
Lou and Lisa’s presentation will discuss collaboration between the vet and VN teams, sharing the experiences of the presenters with regards to how their teams work together.
“Team work and communication within veterinary practice are pivotal to success, satisfaction and well-being of all team members. This is why, in our presentation, we will guide you through a typical day in our practice and show you the various ways our vet and VN teams work together and delegate tasks and responsibilities. In addition to this, we will explain the steps used to create an encouraging and inclusive collaborative learning environment alongside delegation,” says Lou.
Inspiring future generation of VNs through the VN Futures School Ambassador Project
Chair: Racheal Marshall RVN, Chair for RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council
This presentation is on the School Ambassador Project, which was launched in November 2019. The Project addresses the need for highlighting and supporting pathways into the veterinary nursing profession, starting as early as primary school.
“We know that very little career information about veterinary nursing is available at many schools and so it is vitally important to the veterinary nursing profession that we are well positioned to share information and advice on VN careers. This is why, under this project, a group of enthusiastic VN ambassadors is going to inspire the next generation of potential veterinary nurses and deliver careers advice and information about veterinary nursing to school age children,” says Rachael.
Nursing in the community – the potential of the community nurse role in one health
Chair: Becky Jones RVN
During this final session, Becky will share profiles of veterinary nurses performing such roles, which will demonstrate their diversity and value to the community.
“As the concept of One Health continues to gather momentum, there is an increased recognition of the benefits of human-centred healthcare and veterinary professionals working together for the benefit of both human and animal patients. The establishment of the Community Veterinary Nurse is a great example of this ‘and this is why we want to explore the scope for this role in more depth,” says Becky.