VN Times Podcast, Ep 47: Happy Hour 16 – The profession and parenting, are we progressing?
VN Times Podcast
by Nigel Woodbine
2w ago
In her first Happy Hour as host, VN Times editor Lacey Pitcher was joined by a brilliant panel who shared their wisdom and candour to bring the community together and answer some tricky questions. Guests included Lianne Macfarlane, AKA @mortagefreeleigh – a content creator passionate about tax-free childcare and making things less overwhelming – who provided our audience with some great advice and signposting. Lianne then joined our panel of Emma Townson and Miles Asteri, both experienced RVNs who have worked in a range of roles to unpack key themes, such as flexible working. Happy Hour return ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 43: Veterinary nursing – falling back in love with medicine
VN Times Podcast
by Nigel Woodbine
4M ago
In this episode, VN Times editor Lacey Pitcher welcomes experienced RVN Helen Harris to discuss squiggly careers and falling back in love with veterinary nursing. Helen’s career has been varied including GP, charity and shelter medicine and now, zoo nursing. Helen discusses starting out as a veterinary nurse and how her various workplaces have shaped not only her career, but her outlook on animal welfare and veterinary medicine. HELEN HARRIS  RVN, DipVNZS, BSc(Hons) Helen qualified in 2010 from Harper Adams University College in Shropshire. She has since worked for various practices and ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 39: Nursing the cardiology patient, with Charlotte Pace
VN Times Podcast
by Nigel Woodbine
11M ago
In this episode of the VN Times Podcast we join Congress Times editor Tom Jackson as he speaks with BVNA president Charlotte Pace, who provides some practical advice for veterinary nurses who may wish to develop the knowledge and skills required to successfully and confidently support cardiology patients in their care. Charlotte looks at the definition of heart disease – which presents differently in different species – before going on to discuss the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s consensus statement guidelines for the classification, diagnosis, and management of cardiomyop ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 7: John Redbond discusses dermatology nursing
VN Times Podcast
by Rachael Buzzel
1y ago
John qualified in 2004 and worked at Castle Vets in Reading for 17 years. From 2011 he also ran a dermatology clinic at the practice and completed the BSAVA Merit Award in Dermatology. He has had several articles published in different journals around the subject of dermatology nursing, and has lectured at events such as at London Vet Show, BSAVA and BVNA. John left practice in 2018 to become group manager of the Veterinary Nursing Dermatology Group (VNDG) and works for the group’s sponsor Vetruus. For further information, visit www.vetnursedermgroup.co.uk ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 36: Happy Hour 15 – Protect the title
VN Times Podcast
by Nigel Woodbine
1y ago
VN Happy Hour saw a lively discussion around the theme of “Protect the title”, during which our panel explained why it’s so important to protect the “veterinary nurse” title and what this would mean for you as a VN, as well as the profession. More than 1,200 delegates have attended VN Happy Hour events since the concept was first launched during the pandemic, and we experienced one of our biggest turnout to date when BVNA president Charlotte Pace, Linnaeus chief nursing officer Andrea Jefferey and RCVS VN council chair Matt Rendle, tackled the hot topic of vet nurse title protection. If you’d ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 35: Rachel Pilling on mental health and ‘self-kindness’
VN Times Podcast
by Nigel Woodbine
1y ago
RVN and clinical tutor in veterinary nursing at Myerscough College Rachel Pilling has always had a passion for well-being and is a strong advocate in supporting mental health of veterinary professionals. Having always wanted to become a wellness coach, the time never seemed to be right. However, a devastating diagnosis for Rachel paved the way to building a new business to help others look after their mental health and learn lessons in “self kindness”. RACHEL PILLING RVN, FDScZRM, IQA Rachel always pursued a career working with animals – from horses at her local riding school to an animal kee ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 4: Flick Caldwell discusses Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
VN Times Podcast
by Holly Kernot
1y ago
This month, former VN Times editor Holly Kernot speaks to Flick Caldwell, who, in the August 2019 issue of the magazine, shared her experience of working as an RVN, despite suffering with a condition that causes chronic pain. Here, Flick talks more about her condition and the symptoms that affect her everyday life, and how she copes, as well as how she hopes to help and support other VNs suffering with disabilities. Despite being in constant chronic pain due to a rare hereditary disability, RVN Flick Caldwell refuses to let it get in the way of her career, or her plans for the future. In “Th ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 2: Kate Atkin – Overcoming impostor chatter
VN Times Podcast
by Nigel Woodbine
1y ago
More than two-thirds of people experience the impostor phenomenon at some point in their lives – so how can they overcome this oft-debilitating emotional experience? Step forward Kate Atkin – who will explore the concept in her keynote lecture at BVNA Congress and offer tips on how to manage it. Ahead of congress, Kate discusses how she discovered the phenomenon while studying for a master’s in applied positive psychology, her experiences with the “impostor chatter”, and how VNs can tackle it in practice ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 35: Rachel Pilling on mental health and ‘self kindness’
VN Times Podcast
by Nigel Woodbine
1y ago
RVN and clinical tutor in veterinary nursing at Myerscough College Rachel Pilling has always had a passion for well-being and is a strong advocate in supporting mental health of veterinary professionals. Having always wanted to become a wellness coach, the time never seemed to be right. However, a devastating diagnosis for Rachel paved the way to building a new business to help others look after their mental health and learn lessons in “self kindness”. RACHEL PILLING RVN, FDScZRM, IQA Rachel always pursued a career working with animals – from horses at her local riding school to an animal kee ..read more
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VN Times Podcast, Ep 34: Nikki McLeod on firework fears
VN Times Podcast
by Nigel Woodbine
1y ago
NIKKI McLEOD BSc(Hons) RVN, ISFM CertFN and AdvCertFB Nikki – a self-confessed “crazy cat lady” and “study geek” – has been an RVN since 2000. She is a cat advocate and consulting nurse for a small animal practice in Fife, and is studying for multiple certificates. Not satisfied with gaining her first undergraduate degree at 50, she is now going on to study clinical animal behaviour at The University of Edinburgh, with a view to becoming a practice-based clinical animal behaviourist. She will also be joining BVNA council and serving a three-year term in October ..read more
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