BVNA announces candidates for its 2024 Council election

BVNA announces candidates for its 2024 Council election
BVNA announces candidates for its 2024 Council election

The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) have today announced the seven candidates who have been nominated by members to stand for election, onto the three Full (RVN) seats available. Voting will open to BVNA members on Monday 3rd June 2024, closing at midday on Friday 28th June 2024.

The 2024 candidates are:

  • Simone Bennett RVN
  • Jessica Bold RVN
  • Chloé Carpenter RVN
  • Hamish Morrin RVN
  • Amber Smith RVN
  • Helen Stewart RVN
  • Leanne Walsh RVN

More information about each candidate including their profile and manifesto can be found on the BVNA website. Prior to the open date of Monday 3rd June, Full and Student BVNA members will be sent an e-mail from BVNA with details on how to vote.

Results of the election will be announced during July, with successful candidates ratified at the BVNA AGM at BVNA Congress, on Sunday 13th October 2024.

BVNA President Lyndsay Hughes commented: “I am delighted that seven RVNs have been put forwards to stand for our Council elections this year. I would like to thank all candidates for having the courage and dedication to our profession in order to do so. It is an exciting time to be part of BVNA Council, and the successful candidates who join us will be part of our work to shape the future of the veterinary nursing profession.

Our members have the power to be a part of this, by voting for the individuals that they feel will best represent our profession on BVNA Council for the next three years. Please take the time to read all candidates’ manifestos, and vote when polling opens on 3rd June.


The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) is the largest membership body of veterinary nurses in the UK with over 6,000 members. Its purpose is to represent, support and champion the veterinary nursing profession; actively campaigning on matters which are important to both student and registered veterinary nurses.

The BVNA exists to empower veterinary nurses to develop as individuals and increase their impact on the profession and animal welfare. In addition to support for its Membership, key activities of the BVNA include an Annual Congress and provision of CPD opportunities for veterinary nurses. The BVNA also publishes its own membership publication, the Veterinary Nursing Journal (VNJ).

Charlotte Bullard
BVNA Learning, Development & Communications Manager 

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