Jayne Dawson RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
I've been a qualified veterinary nurse for two and half years now; I became a diabetic advisor two years ago as this is one of my favourite medical conditions and my favourite area of nursing is in ward where I spend a lot of quality time with our patients. I have also completed the Pet Health Counsellor award; by obtaining this I have improved my knowledge of nursing consultations thus improving my advice and care I can offer to clients for their pets.
As a veterinary nurse I believe our pets deserve the best treatment possible; because of this, last year I went back to university where I am currently undertaking an additional qualification, the advanced nursing diploma; I recently just passed my first year exams and have 18 months of my course left. When completed, this course will have helped me to improve patient care and nursing treatment.
I spend most of my spare time looking after my own pets, which there are a lot of! Currently I have three dogs; Ozzy who is a chocolate Labrador (he's my old boy and my first pet, he turned 12 in April), Lilly, a German Shepherd cross and my newest addition to the family is Teddy, a four week old Pomeranian. I also have two domestic short haired cats called Tom and Prince, two rabbits called Lola and Simba, two Guinea Pigs called Ted and Sid and our three Degus; Maximus, Jerry and Gandalf. I also take in a lot of wildlife and nurse them back to health before being released, most recently I nursed a hedgehog (who I named Brian) who now lives in a hedgehog sanctuary. The best part of the job has to be meeting the variety of pets we see, I enjoy seeing their own personalities come out and seeing them happy and healthy - although puppy and kitten cuddles is something I can never get enough of.