Jenny Grice from Purton Vets Cricklade with Iain Rivers, senior territory manager from Vetruus Jenny Grice from Purton Vets Cricklade with Iain Rivers, senior territory manager from Vetruus
  • 08 August 2017

Vetruus and BSAVA train 20 new dermatology nurses

Twenty nurses have recently completed the Veterinary Dermatology Award, part of the prestigious BSAVA Nurse Merit Award Scheme. The Award is delivered in conjunction with Vetruus, a leader in veterinary dermatology products and training, with the course tutors being renowned lecturers and dermatologists, Sue Paterson and Natalie Barnard.

 

The course, which comprises two days of theory and a practical day at Bristol University, is designed to provide nurses with highly useful and practical dermatology knowledge that can broaden their skill base and extend the services of the practices they work for. In addition to the study, each nurse was required to submit a case project.

“The course was fully booked, a testament to the quality of training on offer and the high regard in which a Veterinary Dermatology Award is held,” said Cathy Gurney, managing director at Vetruus. “I’m delighted that all the nurses passed. It is not an easy course but they worked hard under the expert guidance of Sue and Natalie.”

As well as the Veterinary Dermatology Award, each nurse automatically qualifies to become a Vetruus Dermatology Nurse Advisor. “We are keen to support nurses and practices with both with formal training and informal tutorials, such Vetruus Bites online videos. We want Vetruus Dermatology Nurse Advisors to become a key part of patient care,” added Cathy.

 

The course, which includes diagnostic techniques, practical sessions, allergies, ectoparasites, hormonal skin disease and Otitis Externa, will be run again in 2017. More information on course content, timings and financial support for attendees can be obtained from the Vetruus Territory Managers.

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