Students celebrate success in Cert VN ECC exams

Veterinary nurses from across the UK and Europe have celebrated passing their Cert VN ECC exams.

The students and their guests were invited to a special graduation ceremony at the Royal Armouries in Leeds where clinical development adviser Laura Kidd and keynote speaker Eleanor Haskey presented each of them with their gifts and certificates.

The event was held during the Vets Now ECC Congress, which is one of the biggest CPD events in the veterinary calendar.

This year, 192 vet nurses sat the final assessment for the Cert VN ECC, with 83% passing. Overall, more than 750 vet nurses have successfully gained the qualification since its launch.

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Laura said: “This was the first time we’ve held the graduation ceremony in Leeds and it was a real success with lots of proud parents, partners and friends turning up to share in their loved one’s success.

“It was also great to see so many vets and vet nurses in attendance to wish their colleagues well.

“Our certificate holders have shown a massive amount of dedication and perseverance to complete the course and we’re immensely proud of each and every one of them.

“We look forward to them using their knowledge, understanding and confidence to influence the development and progression of patient care standards across the veterinary profession.”

Photo of vet nurses graduating in Cert VN ECC
This year, 192 vet nurses sat the final assessment for the Cert VN ECC

The Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care qualification, developed by Vets Now and accredited by City & Guilds, is for vet nurses who have an interest in extending their knowledge of small animal emergency and critical care.

It’s open to veterinary nurses registered with the RCVS as well as international colleagues who have a similar accredited qualification. For more information or to find out how to enrol on the course click here.