dog with veterinary nurse

Our vet nurses

Anaesthetist, dental hygienist, radiographer, dietician and friend

Veterinary nurses are essential members of the veterinary team and play a key role in caring for pets and supporting pet owners. 

They have a jam-packed job, with a variety of important duties to complete every day. Here are just some of the ways our veterinary nurses help look after your pets…

About our vet nurses

Our veterinary nurses work directly with pet owners in the appointments and clinics they run within the practice.

These appointments can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes. In these appointments or clinics, you can build brilliant relationships with your veterinary nurse and other pet owners, as you learn about all the important aspects of pet ownership.

Our veterinary nurses are experienced and passionate about animal welfare, and these appointments and clinics are a brilliant way to learn the best methods for caring for your pet.

Here are just some of the great nurse appointments and clinics on offer, but pop into your local Vets4Pets practice or ask at reception to find out more:

  • 2nd vaccinations
  • Weight clinics
  • Microchipping
  • Dental care and advice
  • Dealing with behavioural problems
  • Nail clippings
  • Puppy socialisation
  • Senior clinics

Should you ever bring your pet into the practice for a procedure, our veterinary nurses will be there every step of the way.

Our vet nurses will often admit pets for investigations or surgery. During this appointment, they will walk you through the procedure and deal with any questions or concerns you might have. They will hospitalise your pet and ensure they are as calm and comfortable as possible.

They will then help the vet with anything from placing IV catheters, taking blood samples to assisting with radiography and ultrasound examinations. If surgery is required, nurses will ensure your pet's skin is clipped and cleaned appropriately. They will monitor anaestheticsproviding information to the vet as well as assisting with surgery when required. 

Post-operation, they will nurse your pet through their recovery whilst ensuring they are comfortable at all times. They will also continue supporting you by being there to answer any questions you may have.

When they aren’t consulting, helping with surgery or carrying out in-patient care, there still isn’t any rest for our veterinary nurses!

They are in charge of keeping the practice and all the medical equipment maintained, cleaned and sterilised. They also keep on top of the practice dispensary including checking, correctly storing and ordering of medicines and checking prescriptions.

All of our qualified veterinary nurses have a level 3 diploma or degree and are registered with the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons). 

The Code of Professional Conduct 

All of our Registered Veterinary Nurses makes the following declaration:

I PROMISE AND SOLEMNLY DECLARE that I will pursue the work of my profession with integrity and accept my responsibilities to the public, my clients, the profession and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and that, ABOVE ALL, my constant endeavour will be to ensure the health and welfare of animals committed to my care. 

Helen Russell | Registered Veterinary Nurse