Today we meet one of our newest nurses to the team. Liv Mozumder RVN she joined the team in November. She has been in practice 5 years and qualified in July 2016. Liv has a keen interest in exotic animals, she has an impressive list of exotic animals she has nursed some of these include a lemur, marmoset and 8ft Python. Liv enjoys nursing patients back to health and reuniting them with their owners. She would recommend nursing to anyone so long as you are prepared for hard work emotionally and physically, but it’s so worth it.
Today we meet RVN Alison Glover, Ali is our insurance claims guru and also assistant to our practice manager. She’s been in the Veterinary world for 27 years in various roles, she qualified in the early 90s. Her most exotic patient she has nursed was an axolotl (amphibious Mexican salamander). Her favourite thing about nursing is promoting health and welfare of animals to pet owners. Her wise words for anyone thinking about a career in Vet nursing are to remember that it is not just about nursing animals, you also need to be able to speak to the public and deal with lots of people.
It’s the turn of RVN Gemma Lown today. She has been in practice for 9 years, she qualified in 2012. Gemma is our cat advocate for the practice. As a Gold standard ISFM cat friendly practice it’s Gemma’s job to ensure we are all maintaining the best environment for our feline friends. Gemma enjoys surgical nursing and anaesthesia. Her words of wisdom to anyone wanting to become a Vet Nurse are ‘it is very hard work, it’s not just a job it is a lifestyle, but the hard work is definitely worth it. #whatvnsdo
Today we would like to introduce Kelly Maclean our Head Veterinary Nurse. Kelly has been in practice for 20 years she qualified in 2005. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but especially likes consulting, she has a keen interest in behaviour. Kelly likes going into the local schools to talk about looking after pets and Veterinary Nursing. #whatvnsdo
Day One. Meet you Vet Nurse Team So to kick day one off we have our Practice manager and Director Helen Manning RVN. Helen has been in practice for 25 years, she qualified in 1999. She has nursed most animals including a Bengal tiger, Rhinoceros and lots of Penguins. Helen enjoys educating clients to help their pets live a long and healthy life. For any of you budding Vet Nurses Helens’ words of wisdom are that it is very rewarding being a nurse but extremely hard work and can be a real emotional rollercoaster.