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        New joint president elected for                        New BSAVA pocketbook for
        NIVA and BVA Northern Ireland                          veterinary nurses

        Branch                                                 The BSAVA has updated its popular Pocketbook for Veteri-

                                                               nary Nurses to reflect the expanding responsibilities of the
        The Northern Ireland Branch of the British Veterinary   veterinary nursing profession. The book is a quick-refer-
        Association (BVA) and the North of Ireland Veterinary   ence guide providing essential, practical information in a
        Association (NIVA) have jointly elected veterinary     concise design.
        nutritionist Mark Little as their new president.         This second edition is edited by Emma Gerrard, who is a
          During a joint annual general meeting that was held   BSAVA Committee member and incoming chair of Cymru/
        virtually, Mark succeeded Susan Cunningham as president   Wales region. It builds on the excellent work of Louise
        of BVA Northern Ireland Branch. Susan will now move on to   O’Dwyer, who was editor of the first edition. The book con-
        the role of senior vice president. Mark was also elected as   denses knowledge from a range of BSAVA titles, including
        the incoming 2021 president for NIVA. NIVA represents the   the BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing, and this is bol-
        interests and collective voice of all sectors within the local   stered by external sources and sections written by Emma.
        veterinary profession which include practice, government,   Substantially larger than the first edition, the new Pock-
        research, industry and academia.                       etbook for Veterinary Nurses contains notable additions
          Mark will be joined on the BVA Northern Ireland Branch   including: surgical and anaesthetic checklists, pain scales
        team by succeeding JVP and fellow NIVA council member,   for dogs, cats and rabbits, dental recording charts and
        Fiona McFarland.                                       PROTECT ME information on antimicrobial resistance. It is
          As part of the network of devolved and specialist    presented in full colour and has numerous handy illustra-
        divisions, BVA branches contribute local knowledge and   tions and tools. The book is thoughtfully laid out with an
        expertise to BVA’s wider lobbying and representational   awareness of the value of time in a busy clinical setting.
        activities.                                            Sections are arranged alphabetically, with cross-references
                                                               for ease of use.
          For more information about BVA Northern Ireland
          Branch, please visit bva.co.uk/About-BVA/              The BSAVA Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses, 2nd
          Association/Northern-Ireland-Branch/                   edition is now available from bsava.com/shop




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