For the story before 1961, please read Veterinary Nursing - the Early Years, from the Related documents box.
|1961||RCVS approved first Animal Nursing Auxiliary (ANA) training scheme.|
|1962||First Animal Nursing Auxiliary qualified.|
|1965||British Veterinary Nursing Association was formed (it became the British Veterinary Nursing Auxiliaries Association the following year as the term ‘nurse’ was protected until 1984).|
|1984||Title 'veterinary nurse' first used.|
|1991||Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 amended and the role of nurse formally recognised in law (schedule 3).|
|1992||First group qualify as DipAVN (surgical).|
RCVS accredited as an awarding body for vocational qualifications.
|1998||RCVS starts to offer nationally recognised vocational qualifications (NVQs), first undergraduate courses become available.|
|2000||First equine veterinary nurses qualified.|
|2002||Veterinary Nurses Council established.|
|2002||First cohort awarded BSc Hons in Veterinary Nursing.|
|2007||Non-statutory Register of veterinary nurses started.|
|2010||First Veterinary Nurse on RCVS Council.|
|2011||Introduction of disciplinary system for Registered Veterinary Nurses.|
|2012||New Code of Professional Conduct includes, for the first time, a declaration to be made by Registered Veterinary Nurses on professional registration|