Celebrating World Veterinary Nurse Day with a new resource

October 9, 2020
dvm360 Staff

This free online tool aims to promote the role of the veterinary technician—a profession that’s gaining increasing attention.

Today the University of Edinburgh launched a new online resource for veterinary technicians and students—just in time to celebrate World Veterinary Nurse Day.

Veterinary Nursing Skills aims to promote the role of the veterinary nurse, “who is an essential part of the veterinary team,” says Haley Walters, RVN, an anesthesia nurse at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in Scotland, in a university release.

“Knowledgeable and compassionate veterinary nurses improve patient welfare, so we want to share some of our educational and animal welfare expertise with a global audience,” says Walters.

The new resource offers insight into the principles and practice of nursing dogs and cats in a clinic setting, according to the release. The content is provided by the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the University’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and covers a wide range of topics including clinical skills, patient handling, behavior, wound management and bandaging, animal welfare, and inpatient care. It also features video tutorials, downloadable fact sheets, and interactive quizzes.

To learn more about this nursing resource, go here.