When I left school I went to Kingston Maurward College and studied Animal Care and made my way to the L3 National Diploma in Animal Management. Close to finishing the course in 2010 I got a job in a small animal vets, but unfortunately this wasn’t a training practice. Knowing I wanted to go down the diploma route to nursing rather than a degree, I knew it was tough to get a placement in a trainee practice, but I was very persistent.
So, I took a job as a veterinary receptionist in a trainee practice knowing it would be a step in the right direction. I was right – a year later in 2012 they took me on as a vet nurse student. After blood (courtesy of the frightened cats) sweat and lots of tears I qualified in 2015 (Yay me!).
I’ve since worked in small animal practice as well as having the experience of working in an ‘out of hours’ emergency practice. I can’t wait to join the Vetsmiths team and settle my roots.
When I was growing up I wanted to be … a Veterinary Nurse. Having always had animals around me I was fortunate to know what I wanted to do since a very young age and here I am a registered veterinary nurse. I couldn’t imagine life as anything different.Back to the team