Friday, April 13, 2012


The Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) seeks nominations for its Golden Jubilee award by 8 May 2012.


The award recognises an exceptional contribution made to the veterinary nursing profession and/or a positive contribution to animal welfare. The Golden Jubilee award was inaugurated to mark the 50th anniversary of veterinary nurse training, in 2011, and the first award was presented to Jean Turner in 2011 for her lifetime contribution to veterinary nursing.


"This is a prestigious award and a great opportunity to recognise someone who has made a positive impact on our profession," says Liz Branscombe, Chairman of the VN Council.


"VN Council feels strongly that the award should be accessible to a wide spectrum of individuals, so nominees could come from veterinary nurses or veterinary surgeons involved in clinical practice, research, teaching or politics - in fact, any aspect of veterinary nursing," she adds.


Both veterinary surgeons and VNs are eligible to make nominations, or to be nominated, for the Golden Jubilee award; nominations should be received by 8 May 2012. More information, together with the nomination form, can be found at


The award will be presented at RCVS Day on 6 July 2012.



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