AVSPNI to deliver CPD for vet nurses
For the second year running, Covid has thrown a spanner in the works of the AVSPNI Spring Conference which was scheduled to take place in April at the La Mon Hotel.
Normally Spring Conference is a jolly affair with CPD and social activities for the whole clinical team – vets, vet nurses, student nurses.
The two local vet associations continue to facilitate a significant amount of CPD for vets but AVSPNI Council are aware that the Conference cancellation means that vet nurses have missed out yet again. To address this, they are facilitating two webinars by Gina Parkes on ‘Canine endocrine disease overview’ and ‘Canine and Feline diabetic differences’.
Gina qualified as a veterinary nurse in Northern Ireland in 2008 and then gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing from Myerscough College before joining the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in 2011 as the Senior Medicine Nurse.
She won the BSAVA nurse abstract award in 2015 for complications associated with intravenous catheter placement before becoming the Head Medicine Nurse at the Royal Veterinary College hospital in 2016. In 2019 Gina gained a PgCert in Veterinary Education and has a keen interest in nursing endocrine patients and infection control.
The first talk will take place on 13 May; the second, in late-Summer or Autumn. The talks will be open to all vet nurses and student nurses and free of charge to those from AVSPNI practices, that is, any practice that has two or more vets registered as AVSPNI members. Registration details will be released to practices shortly.