About our Surgical Nurses
As a surgical nurse there are many things we are are involved with. When your pet comes into the vets for a procedure we help get your pets prepped and ready to go. Monitoring anaesthetics is one of the main roles we perform as a surgical nurse. It can range from more routine operations like castrations and spaying to more major orthopaedic surgery.
Surgical nurses also assist with different types of imaging including x-rays and CT. We are always happy to give advice and make sure patients feel as comfortable as possible during their stay. We scrub into major surgical procedures to assist the vet and are also involved with the sterilisation and maintenance of the equipment and instruments used.
Our job can be busy and challenging as we see lots of different types of emergency here at Abbey House which makes our job very interesting. Lots of the nursing team are involved in doing post qualification certificates and further learning.