From the age of 13, I knew I wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse after a visit to the vets with my first cat. I was constantly told by my Career advisors this job wouldn’t suit me, well here I am having proved them wrong!
I started in September 1988 on the YTS scheme and qualified as a listed Veterinary nurse in July 1993. I was made Head Nurse in 1991.
I have always lived with animals including cats, a dog, chickens, hamsters, rabbits, fish, a budgie and guinea pigs. My life currently revolves round my two cats.
During the years I have obtained various qualifications including D32/33 assessor awards in March 2001, NEBS management Introductory award at certificate level july 1998, HSE approved first aid at work, Hill’s nutritional adviser programmes, C-SQP, licentiateship award in Veterinary Nursing (diploma) October 2008.
My job is theatre nurse and training student veterinary nurses, particular interests include nursing the feline patient.
In my free time I enjoy going to the theatre with my Mum, socialising with my friends and going to Agricultural shows with my Dad.
Whenever I see my friends from school they comment ‘Well you got the job you wanted and you’re still at the same place, you must be happy’ and yes I am!Back to our staff