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Veterinary Nurse Profile – Arianne Morris

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.

Arianne is one of our Assistant Senior Medical Nurses/Practice Nurse here at Abbey House Vets and she kindly took time out to tell us about life as a vet nurse.

How long have you been a Vet Nurse and what route did you follow to qualify?
I have been in practice for 13 years now. I have been qualified for 10 years after taking the degree route.

What attracted you to a career as a Veterinary Nurse?
When I was at school I did 2 weeks work experience at a veterinary practice and loved it!

What does your job as an Assistant Senior Medical Nurses/Practice Nurse entail?
In a nutshell, it involves working in the hospital, looking after the animals and also undertaking nursing consults.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a Vet Nurse?
Getting to see the patients we treat get better and be able to go home.

What kind of attributes do you need to be a good Vet Nurse?
You need to be hard working and able to be on your feet for long periods of time.

What advice would you give someone thinking about a career as a Vet Nurse?
It can be hard but rewarding, and no day is the same!

What are the best things about working at Abbey House Veterinary practice?
No day is the same – each day brings varied cases and new challenges, so I never get bored.

What would be your career highlight so far?
I would have to say completing my Advanced Diploma

Have you completed any additional training to support you in your role?
Yes, my Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diploma and I am currently in the process of completing my Critical Care Certificate.

What’s the next step in your career pathway?
Once my Critical Care Certificate is completed I look forward to starting my next course, whatever it may be!

Thank you Arianne for sharing your story.

To find out more about the role of RVNs in veterinary practices, or if you are interested in finding out more about a career in veterinary nursing, visit the BVNA website