February 2020

JaneRVN marks the passing of her canine companion by recounting fond memories of the Pekingese princess that exuded confidence, lived in the moment and taught Jane to face life head on.

7 mins

January 2020

Jane RVN explains why double dipping is never good – whether in patient consults or communal lunch times.

9 mins

Good signage is important and, in some instances, mandatory. But is it having the desired effect? Jane RVN probes an instance where, certainly in a busy practice setting, less is more…

14 mins

December 2019

In a second seasonal offering, Jane Davidson turns her attention to the frozen turkey – the symbol of all that is wrong with yuletide celebrations.

15 mins

Whether a selection box or signature tin, sweet treats at work around Christmas is always welcomed. But what happens when you clash over chocolate courtesy? Jane RVN lays down some ground rules...

10 mins

November 2019

Prompted by a calendar reminder from this time last year, Jane Davidson offers some advice to those considering standing for RCVS VN council – and to act sooner rather than later if interested.

15 mins

October 2019

Sharing practice cases via social media offers many benefits – from building and maintaining client relationships, to creating a professional image. However, ensuring all parties are happy with such undertakings is key, as JaneRVN explains.

9 mins

Drawing on her own experience, JaneRVN explores the issue of taking time off when grieving for a pet, and how knowing yourself can help detemine whether being at work is feesable or a poor choice.

12 mins

September 2019

JaneRVN shines the spotlight on those who may get lost in the bigger picture of animal rescue, but play a major role in getting them to safety, no matter how crazy the environment in which they are found.

10 mins

In today's digital age of speedy media sharing, Jane Davidson stresses the importance of understanding how client identities can be revealed via putting pieces of information together, and of remembering your ABC – airway, breathing and consent.

17 mins

August 2019

Whether it's strategic storage techniques or attempting to fill every nook and cranny, some veterinary practices are often faced with a “square peg in round hole” situation for ensuring a practical layout.

13 mins

With life throwing the occasional curve ball, it is no surprise some turn to a five-year plan to help stay focused on their goals. Jane Davidson looks at how such a plan can apply to your career – specifically, for SVNs en route to becoming qualified.

10 mins

July 2019

Is telling a little white lie sometimes more important than honesty? Jane Davidson suggests it is – to ensure the welfare of not only an animal brought into practice, but also of the people involved…

21 mins

With Pride in London approaching, JaneRVN shares some fond and fun-filled memories of a much-loved and sorely missed colleague to explain why she is proud to be an “active ally”.

17 mins

June 2019

Jane Davidson explains the importance of reporting accidental needlestick injuries, and asks whether the avoidance of £1.32 per patient is worth a possible compensation claim worth thousands.

10 mins

Addressing a particularly divisive trend among pet owners, Jane Davidson wonders if the way people refer to their pets and their relationships with them is inappropriate, or not such a bad thing after all.

11 mins

May 2019

The value of a VN has been spoken of regularly, but have you ever considered how many skills and tasks make up the overall nursing role, and what this translate to in monetary terms? JaneRVN, with the help of a Parental Salary calculator, tots up the numbers...

11 mins

Uniquely positioned to advise and support the public on matters of animal welfare, the UK veterinary profession needs to be a strong and identifiable voice that rises above the noise on social media.

13 mins

April 2019

In her latest blog for Vet Times, JaneRVN lays out her job expansion plans for the coming months – including embracing her RCVS VN council calling.

20 mins

Jane Davidson asks whether more should be done to prepare clients for their pet’s hair loss post-surgery – using the example of Ollie the cat, documented on Twitter by her owners Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon.

15 mins