The Pets’n’Vets Family, a network of veterinary practices, has launched an innovative new training programme aimed at expanding and developing the skillsets of newly-qualified RVNs.
The Pets’n’Vets Family already runs an enhanced new graduate programme designed to attract the best and brightest new graduates to its practices.
The programme provides an innovative approach to new graduate training in Scotland with hands-on surgical training and friendly seminars from Advanced Veterinary Practitioners at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Accredited Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital in Glasgow and a digital edge provided by a website accessible to all new and recent graduates.
Oliver Jackson, managing partner of the Pets’n’Vets Family, said: “We pride ourselves in investing heavily in the training and enhancing the abilities of our already highly qualified and capable staff. Our latest training programme has been developed in response to a demand from our RVNs for a programme of structured additional training designed to meet their specific needs to enhance and develop their clinical skills.
“The modular programme, which takes place at the award-winning Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital, will feature a line-up of presenters with specialist knowledge delivering a range of learning objectives for participants encompassing such topics as anaesthesia and consulting, will be developed further in future years following feedback from RVNs enrolled on the course.”
Ceri Boyd, RVN at the Pets‘n’Vets Family with responsibility for co-ordinating the initiative, added: “There is a growing recognition within the veterinary profession for RVNs to participate in the elevation of the status of veterinary nursing and we want to play an active part in that by helping RVNs blossom and realise their full potential.
“This initiative will endow our RVNs with the confidence they require to progress their skillsets and the initial feedback has been encouraging, with our nurses welcoming this opportunity to enhance their roles and responsibilities, offering the prospect for an even more rewarding career as a consequence of a programme that is not readily available in other veterinary practices.”