It’s the BVNA’s Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month and we are celebrating the important work carried out by our team of professional veterinary nurses. Our nurses are a vital part of our clinical team, supporting our vets. Their hard work and dedication helps the hospital to run smoothly and is vital to the 24 hour emergency service we offer, 365 days a year.
We have 10 qualified nurses and two trainee nurses, plus three seasonal nurses who work with us throughout the foaling season. A nurse’s role involves providing the treatment and care needed to ensure that each one of our equine patients has the best chance for a healthy outcome. They are particularly skilled in the following areas:
- Critical care nursing
- Intravenous fluid therapy
- Wound management and bandaging
- Theatre nursing
Our nurses also play an active role in liaising with horse owners, advising our clients on wound care, post-operative care and management of stabling environments when their horse goes home, as directed by the attending clinician.
Throughout the difficult and unprecedented times we are facing during the Covid-19 outbreak, the continuing commitment from our nurses, vets and support staff to providing a first class service to our clients is invaluable - we thank them all.
For more information about career in veterinary nursing, visit the BVNA website.
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