Denise Timms FDSc RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Joint Venture Partner
I started veterinary nursing in 2008 in a small private practice and gained my degree in veterinary nursing from Brackenhurst in 2012. I have worked in first opinion and referral practices and have done out of hours emergency work since 2009 before starting with Vets4Pets Bulwell in 2014. In 2018 I became a practice partner of Hucknall, partnering in a veterinary practice has always been a lifelong dream.
I have learned a lot of skills in the time I have been nursing and enjoy continually furthering my education to improve my patient care. I have a very keen interest in schedule three procedures which is where nurses are able to perform minor surgeries such as lump removals and stitch ups, and this is something I regularly practice. I am also interested in pain management. I have attended education CPD events which have given me the knowledge to assess pain with the veterinary surgeon and discuses multimodal approaches to management, I am also trained in nerve blocks.
I enjoy Nurse Clinics where I get to meet our lovely patients but feel my favourite are senior clinics. I feel our senior pets have given us so much love and joy in our lives the care we give them in their older years when their needs change is extremely important. I am a trained pet health counsellor, diabetic advisor, and clinical coach for trainee veterinary nurses.
At home I have a cat Cosmic Creepers, Two cocker spaniels Rogue and Binx and a horse Ross. In my spare time I enjoy long country walks with the dogs and regularly am out competing my horse.