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Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

Throughout May, MK Vet Group will be supporting Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. The aim of this campaign is to spread the word about the importance of the role of the veterinary nurse within veterinary practices.

Every day working as a veterinary nurse is different – no two pets are the same and each one is treated as an individual.
Did you know that a Veterinary Nurse can also…..
Position patients for X-rays and ultrasounds, Take and run blood samples, Place intravenous catheters, Place urinary catheters, Monitor critical patients, Carry out minor surgical procedures such as removing a lipoma (fatty lump), Using the microscope to evaluate all manner of samples, Calculate the exact number of calories a patient needs per day, along with fluid requirements and urinary output, Assist the Vet in surgical procedures, Revive neonates (puppies and kittens!) during a caesarian section, Assist with CPR of patients who have undergone cardiac arrest, Administer all manner of medication (be it oral, topical, under the skin, into a muscle or veins, Administer oxygen therapy to patients who may be experiencing difficulty breathing, Carry out nursing consultations, Administer second vaccinations, Take blood pressure readings, Update owners of patients who are staying with us for longer periods of time and arrange visits, Triage emergency cases, Support owners through the times where euthanising their pet may be necessary, and ensuring that your pet is always treated with dignity, Giving advice on behavioural problems, Keep the practice clean and tidy and ensure everybody has had enough tea / coffee, Ensuring that we have enough stock of all the drugs and consumables used on a day to day basis, Help on the reception desk, advising clients over the phone
… And this is just the start. Aren’t we busy bees?
If you or someone you know are considering a career as a Veterinary Nurse, please visit http://www.rcvs.org.uk/education/i-want-to-be-a-veterinary-nurse/ or http://www.bvna.org.uk/a-career-in-veterinary-nursing/a-career-in-veterinary-nursing.
If you have any further questions, please contact the practice to speak to one of our nurses, we would be happy to help.
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