The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia Inc (VNCA) is a not-for-profit professional association which promotes the interests of Veterinary Nursing across Australia.

With over 1,000 members working in a diverse range of clinical, education and corporate settings, VNCA membership is not only a sound investment in your career, but it supports the work we undertake to represent and advance the profession.  Membership is great value at $77.00 per year for students or $121.00 per year for veterinary nurses - and if you join and pay for 3 years or as part of a bulk clinic discount for three or more nurses you will receive a 10% discount.

Isn't it time you became a member and supported the organisation that supports you?

Coming Events

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SA Division evening seminar: 'The Bare Bones of Orthopaedic Nursing'

16 November 2016
7.30pm - 9.30pm

Whether you are working in a practice with a high orthopaedic caseload or are relatively new to orthopaedic nursing, this presentation caters to all experience levels. All aspects of orthopaedic veterinary nursing in general practice will be covered including: special considerations regarding orthopaedic equipment and theatre set up, patient preparation protocols, intra‐operative orthopaedic nursing practices and some guidelines for the post‐operative care and rehabilitation of orthopaedic patients.

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VNCA Conference 2017

29 March 2017 - 31 March 2017

Our flagship event next year, VNCA Conference 2017, will be held at ICC Sydney on Darling Harbour from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 March. Pre-conference tours will be held on Tuesday 28 March. Sponsorship opportunities open 1 September, and registrations open on 3 October. Stand by for further information and get ready to 'Let your career take flight' in Sydney in March 2017.

1st VNCA Advanced Veterinary Nursing Congress

12 August 2017 - 13 August 2017

Gold Coast Convention Centre, Australia, Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August.

Latest News

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Congratulations Frosina Duckin of WA - 2016 Veterinary Nurse of the Year

14 October 2016

Read more about Frosina and the Veterinary Nurse of the Year Awards

Congratulations Jessica Barker of VIC - 2016 Student Veterinary Nurse of the Year

14 October 2016

Read more about Jessica and the Veterinary Nurse of the Year Awards

eNewsletter - October 2016

06 October 2016

The monthly eNewsletter for VNCA members

VNCA Conference 2017

08 August 2016

Are you ready to 'Let your career take flight'? We are excited to announce that our conference will be held at the newly-built ICC Sydney Convention Centre on Darling Harbour, Sydney, from 29-31 March 2017 - save the dates now! DoveLewis veterinary technician Megan Brashear from Portland, USA has been confirmed as the International Guest Speaker. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities will be available from 1 September, and registration will open in late October.

Welcome to the new VNCA website

07 August 2016

The VNCA is excited to launch our new website. We've listened to our members and transferred to a new platform which is mobile responsive, as well as making navigation around the site much easier. Unfortunately a small amount of work could not be completed until the site was launched however. So please be patient while we complete the behind-the-scenes work to get our site fully operational. We anticipate being fully functional by Friday 12 August at which time our valued VNCA members will receive detailed information by email, including their new login details, so they can start reaping the full benefits! In the meantime, take a look around and let us know what you think. Of course, should you need to access something urgently, contact the VNCA National Office and we'll be pleased to assist.

VNCA's Valued Partners

The VNCA is extremely grateful for the support of our 2016 partners.

Major AVNJ Supporter:

Professional Development Supporter:

Vet Nurse of the Year Award Supporter:

Website Supporters: