Veterinary Nursing Awareness MonthMay is National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, designed to help create awareness of the importance of the veterinary nursing profession. At Milton Keynes Veterinary Group, we have a team of experienced veterinary nurses registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons who will complete day to day tasks which will be around the care of your pet.
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.