VNCA Position Statements
The VNCA Position Statements explore and provide guidance on various issues that impact Veterinary Nurses within Australia.
About: This discussion paper highlights how the role of working as a veterinary nurses in practice be achieved by those qualified as Certificate IV veterinary nurses or veterinary technicians.
About: These guidelines will help you to determine if you are able to hold a radiation licence in your state to take radiographs and how to obtain one.
About: This position statement seeks to:
About: These guidelines are to provide assistance to veterinary nurses and technicians wishing to work in Australia.
Click HERE for the AVA’s full policy on live animal export
The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia would like to announce its support of the Australian Veterinary Association’s position on live animal export. AVA’s policy on live animal export states the following:
Ideally, Australian food animals should be slaughtered as close to the site of production as practicable to minimise transport and handling stress, and to ensure they are protected by appropriate and enforceable animal welfare and slaughter standards.
The VNCA supports the stance that the health and welfare of animals exported to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer be must be of paramount importance.
About: This Position Statement is designed to inform VNCA members and the wider Veterinary Nurse community in Australia about the VNCA's standpoint on the practice of performing anaesthesia-free dentistry on a conscious animal.
The VNCA believes only dentistry performed under the guidence of veterinary professionals during full general anaesthesia is an acceptable route to allow complete and thorough oral dental examination.
About: This Position Statement is designed to inform VNCA members and the wider Veterinary Nurse community in Australia regarding improvements identified and recommended by the VNCA around qualifications, competencies and professional standards of Veterinary Nurses.
Addressing these issues and adopting new approaches will ensure the quality of the qualifications and the competencies of graduate Veterinary Nurses is consistent, reinforcing the competency, reputation and professionalism of Veterinary Nurses in Australia.