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BVNA Congress: Advanced nursing stream - Running a smooth cruciate surgery

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Date: Friday 7th October 2022

Opening times: 10:45-11:45

Venue: Telford International Centre


Join us at BVNA Congress 2022 from Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October.

Do you get confused with cruciate surgery? Agonising over orthopaedics? Try to avoid being a part of the rota?

Cruciate surgery is one of the most common orthopaedic surgeries carried out in practice daily. It can make a large difference to our patients and their owners. The success of these procedures is not reliant on just the veterinary surgeon, as the veterinary nurse plays a key part in the patient's care. Veterinary nurses are also vital for the data collection and internal audit through the RCVS Knowledge's Canine Cruciate Registry. 

This session will go through how to run a smooth cruciate surgery, increase your confidence, and improve communication within your theatre team.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase confidence with running cruciate surgeries in practice.
  • Put processes in place to create a smoother surgical experience for the team and the patient
  • Understand how veterinary nurse can get involved with the Canine Cruciate Registry


Falon Hepburn BSc RVN

Falon Hepburn RVNFalon completed her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at The College of Animal Welfare in Edinburgh. She qualified in late 2015 and then began working towards her Veterinary Nursing BSc Top-Up degree at Edinburgh Napier University in 2017, graduating a year later. Having worked out of hours, equine practice and first opinion small animal, she now works as a referral nurse in a busy hospital in Glasgow mainly focusing on orthopaedics. At present, she is working towards her nurse's certificate in anaesthesia.


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BVNA Congress 2022 takes place in Telford International Centre and will be streamed to remote delegates, resulting in a more inclusive and accessible three-day event for veterinary nurses in the UK and the rest of the world. Book your tickets and access the full programme. 

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