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May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, a whole month dedicated to raising awareness of the veterinary nursing profession and the vital role they play in animal care and treatment.

Beth, our Student Nurse here at Broadway Vets, kindly took time out to tell us about life as a vet nurse.

How long have you been a veterinary nurse?

I started my training in Jan 2018.

What is the most rewarding thing about this career choice?

I enjoy Bandaging and General Anaesthetic Monitoring

What’s the best thing about working at Broadway?

Looking after all the animals and seeing a variety of cases

What does an average day involve for a veterinary nurse at your practice? What type of treatments and care does this include?

Interaction with clients, answering phones, getting to know pets and owners, inpatient care, and holding animals. I also do cleaning, feeding, medication checks, making sure the pets are comfortable, anaesthetic monitoring, preparation for surgery, and assisting the vet with surgery, as well as wound management, bandage changes, and helping with consults. The most important one being working as a team!

How has your role progressed within the practice?

I have continued to work through my training becoming more confident in my role as a vet nurse

How has your role changed during the pandemic?

Due to staffing shortages, I have become a lot more confident in my role and had many opportunities to improve. Although it has been a stressful time, I have tried to stay positive and keep focused on the animals.

What single most important thing has helped you through these challenging times?

Staying positive.

Thank you, Beth, for sharing your story.

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