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In additional to their training to become a veterinary nurse, many have completed or are currently undertaking further training and qualifications including nutrition, medicine, anaesthesia, emergency nursing, behaviour, small mammals, exotics species, avian species, feline medicine, and many more.
A veterinary nurse will complete a wide range of jobs within their routine including:
- Nurse consults to discuss, weight, preventative care and give second vaccinations
- Admitting patient for procedures or hospitalisation
- Preparing animals for theatre and sterilisation of the surgical site
- Monitoring anaesthetics
- Taking blood samples
- Testing samples within our in-house laboratory and arriving external laboratory tests
- Cleaning kennels and feeding the in-patients
- Administration of medicines
- Sterile cleaning of theatre
- Positioning patients for x-rays
- Dispensing medication
- Reception duties – answering telephone calls, booking appointment, greeting clients
- Performing dental scale and polishes
- Dressing wounds
- And much more! As you can tell our veterinary nurses are a vital part of the daily running of our practice and we couldn’t provide the care to your pet without them.
Some of you may already know our nurse, Caroline Stevens from our Cat Clinic at Stoke Road. She has been instrumental in us gaining International Society of Feline Medicine’s Cat Friendly Clinic Silver award, ensuring a calm environment for your cats to be treated.
For the last two years, alongside her hard work in the practice, Caroline has been studying for the RCVS Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing, which we are pleased to inform you she has recently passed.
The Diploma is an advanced post-registration qualification which involved a combination of modules that she studied both on study weekends at Myerscough College and distance learning. Caroline selected clinical modules that reflected her interests, which included anaesthesia, medical nursing and surgical nursing.
Caroline will of course be able to apply her learning to her role as Clinical Coach for our nursing students.
We, as a practice, actively encourage continuous professional development and encourage personal growth across the whole practice team.
Congratulations, Caroline Stevens BSc(Hons) RVN DipAVN Dip HE CVN SQP