Samantha Bradshaw RVN

Who is your current employer and what do they do?
Cromwell Veterinary Group – Small animal veterinary practice. VetSkill – Awarding body Self-employed OSCE examiner for Central Qualifications, City and Guilds and College of Animal Welfare.

Claire Speight RVN

Claire Speight RVN

What is your current position and what does your job entail?
I am the Head Nurse at Kettering Vets4Pets. My job entails liaising with the JVP’s of the practice to ensure the highest possible standards of care for every patient. I ensure the practice is fully equipped with medications and supplies, ensure the equipment is working properly and serviced according to the manufacturers guidelines. Day-to-day I manage the prep area to make sure the work flow is kept moving and all the everyday tasks are completed. I manage the nurse rotas, holidays and CPD and act as a go to for all the nurses in my team.

Samantha Thompson RVN

Samantha Thompson RVN

What is your current position?
I am the Clinical Services Manager at North Downs Specialist Referrals, a multi-disciplinary hospital in Surrey. My day-to-day role includes…

Carl Rudkin RVN

Carl Rudkin RVN

What is your current position?
I am an Oncology Nurse at Davies Veterinary Specialists, a veterinary referral hospital. My job entails looking after patients in a multi disciplinary referral centre, focusing on patients requiring chemotherapy and palliative care. I’m responsible for placing oncology catheters, and administering chemotherapy agents, as well as advising the Ward’s nurses on the inpatient care required. I liaise with clients on their pets’ ongoing care and treatment.

Lance Corporal Lucy Hennessy RVN

What can you tell us about your role?
Being an RVN in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) offers a unique opportunity to work with military working animals, in particular dogs and horses.

My daily routine includes nursing inpatients, assisting the Veterinary Officer with surgical and medical procedures, running and organising clinics, dispensing medications and supportive treatments, completing routine paperwork and ensuring patient records are maintained and up to date. In addition, I have the opportunity to assist trainee Veterinary Technicians as a Clinical Coach.

Susan Howarth RVN

What is your job title and what does the job entail?
I am the Programme Manager for the veterinary nursing course that we offer, which includes the license to practice BSc (Hons) degrees in veterinary nursing, the RCVS DipAVN and postgraduate veterinary nursing courses ranging from certificates to MSc.

My job involves recruitment of students and the development and quality assurance of courses and content, as well as teaching and assessment of students across the range of courses.

Stuart Ford-Fennah RVN

Who is your current employer and what do they do?
I am employed by Cave Veterinary Specialists a multidisciplinary veterinary referral centre in Somerset. As a centre we only see referral level patients in multiple disciplines which include medicine, oncology, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, neurology, cardiology and dermatology. These primary areas are then supported by specialists in anaesthesia and diagnostics. Our dedicated nursing team provide a high level of nursing care to these patients 24/7/365.

My current position as Clinical Manager is a very diverse role, which includes both clinical and management components.

Nimisha Patel RVN

What is your job title and what does the job entail?
I work as a registered veterinary nurse in a referral practice. I could be running a ward of patients, dogs, cats or exotics to ensure they get their medications and the care they need. I may also oversee the surgeries for the day, ensure everything is ready in a theatre, including equipment, and then prepare and monitor the anaesthetic for each procedure.

Hayley Walters RVN

What is your current position?
I am the Welfare and Anaesthesia Nurse at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and have been for over five years. I work in the Anaesthesia Department of our small animal teaching hospital helping to teach final-year vet students the importance of a well-thought-out anaesthetic and analgesia plan, and how that impacts on the animal’s welfare.