BVNA launch nominations for 2023 Awards

The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) have launched nominations for this year’s BVNA Awards, which culminate in an awards ceremony and prizegiving at BVNA Congress on Saturday 7th October 2023.

All categories are now open for nominations, and will be open until 31st July 2023. This year’s award categories are:

Open to BVNA members and non-members:

VNJ Writer of the Year Award 

This award is for articles which have encouraged discussions, or positive change, or improved clinical standards in practice. Whose article has inspired you? 

BVNA Vet of the Year

In recognition of the vet-led team, this award recognises the veterinary surgeon who actively promotes and empowers nurses.

Open to BVNA members only:

BVNA Equine Vet Nurse of the Year

A celebration of the role equine RVNs play in the nursing profession. This award is for the equine RVN who promotes excellence in their role to clients and/or colleagues.

BVNA Nursing Empowerment Award

To recognise the veterinary nurse who has promoted the VN profession to clients and employees, or who tirelessly promotes others.

Three finalists from each category will be invited to attend BVNA Congress on Saturday 7th October, and attend the Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony in the evening.

Find out how to nominate and read the terms and conditions on the BVNA website here:

BVNA President, Charlotte Pace says:

“At BVNA, we are incredibly excited to announce this year’s four award categories. Our Awards Ceremony at BVNA Congress is a real highlight for us, as it provides a fantastic opportunity to spotlight and celebrate the inspiring work that individuals do. However, even being nominated for an award provides recognition and a real boost to that individual.

Our VNJ Writer of the Year Award makes a return for 2023, but three of this year’s categories are brand new. These new categories reflect and celebrate the wider team dynamic of the veterinary nursing role. We want to recognise the vets who empower veterinary nurses to maximise their role within the vet-led team, plus celebrate the veterinary nurses working in equine practice who whole-heartedly champion their role. Finally, our awards also reflect this year’s theme of Empowerment, to celebrate veterinary nurses who consistently promote their profession and empower others.

Please take five minutes of your time to look at the categories, and nominate a person who you feel deserves to be recognised. We look forward to reading about all the inspiring and empowering individuals who are nominated this year.”

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