Witnessing history unfold for the veterinary nursing profession
Making history sometimes happens right under our noses but do we realize it when it happens? When Ernest Rutherford split the atom, did the world truly recognize what an accomplishment that was? Did they realize that they were witnessing one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the century? This year, we are witnessing history in the making as the veterinary nursing community takes steps that could change the course of our profession for years to come. On 11 October of this year, the RCVS celebrated the 50th anniversary of veterinary nursing in the UK with a Golden Jubilee event at the House of Commons. During the event, VN Council Chairman Liz Branscombe urged MPs to sign up to an Early Day Motion calling for statutory regulation of the veterinary nursing profession. There is also an e-petition instigated by BVNA which is now open for all UK residents to sign. The VNC veterinary legislation working party will be considering all options and the recommendations on how to implement statutory regulation of veterinary nurses will be presented to the DEFRA Minister of State in mid 2012.
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