Celebrate Vet Nurse Day - 9 October 2020



On Friday 9 October 2020, we will be celebrating Vet Nurse Day. This annual event marks an important day for the veterinary industry and general public to acknowledge the vital role that vet nurses play within the veterinary team.

Established by the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VCNA), Vet Nurse Day recognises their contribution and hard work in providing patient care and reinforces the value and professionalism of vet nurses.

Veterinary nurses and technicians are an integral part of the veterinary team and provide expert nursing care for animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. They provide hands on treatment and care and closely monitor hospitalised patients. They carry out essential technical work and are skilled in undertaking a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments, administration of intravenous fluids, taking radiographs  (if licenced) as well as preparation of patients for surgery and monitoring of anaesthetics. Veterinary nurses and techs play a significant role in liaising with and educating owners on maintaining the health of their pets. 

Veterinary nurses and techs are vital to the running of any veterinary practice and to high standard animal care.

This year VCNA are calling on Vet Nurses to share why they love being a vet nurse across their social accounts with the tag #VetNurseDay #MyVCNA. Celebrate Vet Nurse Day with morning tea or decorating your practice and take the opportunity to show gratitude to your vet nurse and make them smile.

Find out more about the VCNA and Vet Nurse Day here.