When did you start working for Scarsdale Vets?
I started at Pride Veterinary Centre in August last year 2017.
What’s a ‘typical’ day like for you here at Pride Veterinary Centre?
I am a rotating nurse which involves rotating around prep/theatre, medicine, imaging, wards and neurology. Occasionally I will rotate around cardiology and ophthalmology to cover shifts when people are off. Each discipline is different, and you do not see the same condition every day.
Rotating around involves various roles:
- Monitoring anaesthetics, whether this is a patient going into the MRI (neurology), CT (medicine) or general surgeries.
- Performing physiotherapy on neurology patients and updating owners on their fur babies.
- Monitoring sedations for abdominal ultrasound or radiographs.
- Placing cannulas for each new case that comes through, taking bloods.
- When on imaging, positioning patients for x-rays, helping prepare an animal for abdominal ultrasound or helping with MRI/CTs.
- On wards you are caring for the hospitalised patients, this will be referral and first opinion, working alongside clinicians to ensure the patient has the best possible care.
What do you love the most about working at Scarsdale Vets?
The freedom in learning and willingness of each team member to help you learn new skills that you may not have done previously, or not had the right facilities to help you learn previously.
To have a laugh with team members but also working together professionally to get the best outcome for patients.
When you aren’t at work, tell us a little bit about what else you do?
I spend time with my children (cats) Timmy and Luna (together they are called Tuna). I also love to shop and socialise with friends, whether that is out for dinner or at the pub. Occasionally I like to run, although I can’t say I do it often, motivation is a killer!