May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month! What a great opportunity to celebrate the amazing work our Registered Veterinary Nurses carry out on a day to day basis, and even more so during these challenging times. In addition to their clinical responsibilities, Amy, Sharon, Jodie and Renée are doing a brilliant job taking your calls, answering queries, phone triaging pets and managing repeat prescription orders in lieu of our reception team in the current climate. And they’re brilliantly supported by our student Veterinary Nurses Meena and Alanna too.
No two days are ever the same for a qualified veterinary nurse. From preparing patients for theatre and monitoring anaesthesia during surgery, to carrying out scale and polishes, placing catheters, intubation (inserting breathing tubes), x-ray positioning, microscopy, urology, taking and processing bloods, delivering pre and post-op patient care, carrying out laser therapy, giving meds under direction, supporting vets as needed, coaching student nurses and, under normal circumstances, carrying out a wide range of client-facing clinics to help your pets stay in best health, the role is hugely diverse. And this list is definitely not exhaustive!
Our practice wouldn’t be what it is without the dedication, passion and high care standards of our brilliant nursing team. A huge thank you for everything you do.
To find out more about a career in veterinary nursing and how to become a registered veterinary nurse, visit the British Veterinary Nursing Association’s website.