Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month


Each May we celebrate Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. This years theme is EMPOWERMENT. 

We strongly believe in empowering our highly skilled and dedicated veterinary nursing team. Our Head Nurse, Jo, leads a strong team of RVNs and Nursing Assistants who carry out a range of duties including but not limited to: 

  • Carrying out veterinary nurse consultations
  • Running our Senior Pet Clinics
  • Providing support to patients and their owners before, during and after operations
  • Preparing patients for surgical procedures
  • Assisting in the operating theatre
  • Administering medications and fluid therapy to patients
  • Observing and recording patients’ vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and pain)
  • Applying bandages to wounds and fractures
  • Educating owners on nutrition, preventative care and providing basic behavioural advice
  • Assisting during emergency procedures
  • Carrying out a range of diagnostic tests in the practice laboratory (e.g blood samples, urine samples)
  • Taking radiographs
  • Dispensing medication and demonstrating to owners how to use them
  • Supporting and/or managing teams
  • Carrying out small procedures
  • Performing POC

Jo RVN, has been with us for over 35 years and is a fountain of knowledge. She supervises the smooth running of the practice, and manages the clinical work at Animals in Distress alongside performing the many duties of an RVN.

Athina RVN, our Clinical Supervisor has been with us for over 10 years. She guides and supports our Student Veterinary Nurses in their training. She is also our cat advocate and ensures our feline patients have a stress-free visit. 

Devon is one of our Assistant Veterinary Nurses and our Environmental Lead. She supports the whole team and is always happy to help. Devon also ensures our environmental policy is being implemented. 

Holly is another of our Assistant Veterinary Nurses. She plays an important role in supporting our vets, RVNs and receptionists at all 3 of our clinics. She often helps injured wildlife.

Isabelle is the latest Assistant Veterinary Nurse to join the team and assists with all aspects of the role. She will soon be studying to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Please join us in celebrating the wonderful work that Registered Veterinary Nurses and their supporting teams do all over the world.

Quarry House Vets