International veterinary nursing standards

The IVNTA has set out ‘Day One Competency Standards’ as a benchmark of essential clinical skills that it recommends all those practicing as small animal veterinary nurses / technicians meet.The IVNTA Day One Competency Standards can be read here.¬†

In addition to this, several organisations publish national / regional standards for veterinary nurses / technicians practicing in that country or region. These standards will apply to all VNs / VTs working or wanting to work within that jurisdiction and may also be used as a guideline for countries / regions without published standards.

Dossier of European Competences for the Veterinary Nurse 2013

http://acovene.org/downloads/

Day One Competences for Veterinary Nurses

http://www.rcvs.org.uk/document-library/day-one-competences-for-veterinary-nurses/

Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills List

https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Programs/Pages/cvtea-pp-appendix-i.aspx