Confusion surrounding the precise nature of the RVN position might re-ignite requires veterinary nursing title safety.
College of Nottingham analysis has lifted the lid on proprietor/veterinary perceptions of RVNs and receptionists in UK small animal practices, as a part of a physique of labor exploring preventive medication consultations.
The ensuing paper1 said: “Traditionally, veterinary nurses and receptionists have seldom been the first topic of practice-based analysis, regardless of enjoying an integral half in small animal practices throughout the UK.”
Phone interviews with vets and homeowners recognized a spread of limitations to homeowners accessing nurse-led clinics.
These included not having sufficient veterinary nursing employees out there in a particular department or observe, insufficient consulting room house for veterinary nurses to run clinics, and poor understanding by vets and homeowners of what veterinary nurses might do.
The analysis additionally highlighted homeowners might not know who they had been talking to after they telephoned the observe – an RVN, trainee VN or receptionist.
1. Belshaw Z et al (2018). Proprietor and veterinary surgeon views on the roles of veterinary nurses and receptionists in relation to small animal preventative healthcare consultations in the UK, Vet Rec 183(9).
- Learn the complete story within the October difficulty of VN Instances.