IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE BVRA REGISTER.
BVRA has discontinued the Registered Veterinary Receptionist (RVR) status with immediate effect. Previously anyone wanting to achieve RVR status had to complete the bronze, silver and gold level of training, which was offered through BVRA up until February this year. It was announced this week that the bronze, silver and gold levels have now been discontinued, which means that the RVR status has become obsolete.
What does this mean for me?
The BVRA has developed new training including the Foundation Course, and to further training courses to be added in the autumn of this year. All BVRA courses have been written by leading industry experts so you can be assured you will be receiving the most up to date and relevant training. In addition, BVRA are undergoing approval to become a Training Provider with an external Awarding Organisation, and we are working on developing an exclusive Ofqual regulated qualification. This will ensure all our training undergoes the highest standards of quality control which will be done through an externally regulated body.
Anyone who successfully completes the BVRA training will be eligible to become a BVRA Associate Member and will be awarded the title Associate Veterinary Receptionist (AVR).
I’m currently a RVR so what happens now?
Those who are existing RVR’s on the BVRA register will automatically be transferred over to the BVRA Associate Member Register. This will allow you to attain, and annually maintain the newly created AVR status as a sign of your continued commitment to quality and professional development. By being a BVRA Associate Member, you will not only demonstrate your commitment to your role, it will also allow you to access a range of additional benefits including;
- Specialised and relevant training courses, including masterclasses.
- Early access to newsletters and articles.
- Access to annual updates in legislation and regulation that affects veterinary receptionists.
- Further discounts on events and the BVRA annual Congress.
- The use of the post nominal AVR, exclusive BVRA badge recognising AVR status and supporting certification.
- Exclusive offers and more.
- Only Associate Members can run for BVRA Council.
As a BVRA Associate Member you will remain affiliated with the official veterinary body for veterinary receptionists whose mission is to increase the value and visibility of veterinary receptionists through a structured support network and targeted skills development.
The BVRA Associate Veterinary Receptionist status will remain the recognised industry standard and will continue to be a sign of ongoing commitment and quality.
We will be in touch with more details shortly and you do not have to take any action now, however if you require further clarification or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support.
The BVRA Team