Episode Eight: Janet - President of the VNCA

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In this episode you’ll hear from Janet, the President of the Vet Nurse Council of Australia (VNCA). Janet is from New Zealand, currently living in Perth, and is a lecturer in vet nursing at South Metropolitan TAFE. Janet has been nursing for 20+ years and has multiple qualifications including a Bachelor in Veterinary Nursing and an Associate Degree in Adult and Vocational Education.  

Janet’s career has taken her all over the world including specialising in Emergency and Critical Care at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Janet recently travelled to the VMX conference in Orlando Florida as the only international recipient of the Dr Earl Rippie Veterinary Nurse Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes veterinary technicians and nurses who demonstrate leadership abilities and make a positive impact on the growth of the profession.

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When you hear about Janet’s involvement with the VNCA and the upcoming launch of the AVNAT scheme it will be obvious why she received this scholarship and was then treated like vet nursing royalty at VMX. Janet has had a massive year at the helm of the VNCA and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

We discussed: 

·         A podcast called Coffee Pods with Holly Ransom

·         The Dr. Earl H. Rippie Veterinary Nurse Leadership Scholarship

·         RECOVER basic life support and advanced life support workshop. Online RECOVER course available through the VNCA as a membership opportunity.

·         The April 2019 VNCA conference

·         The launch of the AVNAT Scheme

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