Registered Veterinary Nurse
I'm a former human nurse and was in the Queen Alexandra Royal Navy Service for 5 years. After I left the Navy I decided to pursue my passion for animals instead. After a spell as a volunteer at an RSPCA rescue centre, I started work as a veterinary nursing assistant in a vet hospital in Hampshire. I then moved to Yorkshire and for the past eleven years I have worked in a vet clinic in Howden. I fulfilled my ambition last year when I became a fully qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse.
I have the reputation as a bit of a ‘Dirty Harry’ as I willingly do the jobs that are too disgusting for anyone else to face (or too dangerous. I have the scars to prove it!).
I have tended to take my work home with me and have collected a lot of animals over the years. At present I have two dogs, Lola who is a Tibetan Terrier and has been blind from birth, and Peppa who is a Hairy Maclairy lookalike although she was virtually bald when I adopted her with a neglected skin condition. I have eight cats , two of whom I hand reared from the day they were born so are very babied. I also have eight ferrets who regularly wreck my front room when they come to play in the evening.
In my spare time, I am a member of the Goole based Reads Warblers Pop and Show Choirs. I usually practise in the car on the way to and from work, so I do get some very strange looks from other drivers as I pass by howling at the top of my lungs.
I think what I am most looking forward to in our new practice (apart from all the shiny new stuff), is getting to know all our new clients and their humans too of course!