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In May 2023 it is the national Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month.  Its aim is to raise awareness of the important work veterinary nurses carry out within the veterinary team , delivering the best care to their patients.

The veterinary nursing profession continues this yearly celebration in recognition of the skills and value registered veterinary nurses bring to animal health and welfare. During May, Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month (VNAM) provides a focussed opportunity to reflect on how veterinary nurses shape the high levels of clinical care practices provide and the many different roles and responsibilities they have.

Registered Veterinary Nurses and the wider nursing team of Student Veterinary Nurses and Patient Care Assistants are a fundamental part of the clinical team, taking a leading role in preventative health care, care of hospitalised patients and running of diagnostic tests. Depending on the procedure, registered veterinary nurses also support with or undertake surgical procedures and provide care during anaesthesia and in the recovery period too.

Veterinary nursing is a diverse and rewarding career where no two days are ever the same.

Find out more about becoming a veterinary nurse here:

I want to be a veterinary nurse – Animal Owners (

Careers – British Veterinary Nursing AssociationBritish Veterinary Nursing Association (

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