2017 Thank A Vet Nurse Day Winner: Fiona Leathers from
A & G Vets 😁
This is one of the many entries that we had for Fiona:
"Fiona has been with the practice since it opened 10 years ago and has gone above and beyond when working with her clients and patients. Whether this is from the nursing care she gives or from the little extras she provided such as home visits, dropping medication off, picking up patients for appointments - this list is endless. Within the practice she is is Head Nurse and has a super team of nurses, all of whom she has trained as clinical coach. The dedication she gives to her students is second to none and she works hard to help them achieve their ambition of becoming a vet nurse. For 9 years, she was the BVNA RCO for Scotland - ensuring the nurses in Scotland had good quality CPD. This job for Fiona is not just a job - it's her life and vocation"
2017 Thank a Vet Nurse Day winning team: Paragon Veterinary Group!
Thank a Vet Nurse Day:
To celebrate the end of Nurse awareness month each year, we invite veterinary surgeons, practice managers and practice principals to enter the competition by telling us what makes their nurse or nursing team outstanding, and deserving of special thanks
2017 - Get nominating - Click here
In 2016, the winning nomination for an outstanding nurse was Louise Cornford (pictured right) from Withy Grove Veterinary clinic. Her manager said: "Louise works tirelessly in the practice promoting better standards for all our patients and is always around helping the students and advising them on inpatient care. She gives up her own time to come back and nurse overnight patients when clients have difficulty finding out-of-hours care for their pets. She is also a full-time mum to three children. She became a vet nurse as a career change studying whilst caring for the family and then went on to get an additional qualification in critical care."
The winning nurse team last year was from Ribble Vets. Their nomination read: "I would like to nominate my team of hard-working nurses for all the support they give to their colleagues, clients and especially the patients in their care. We have a wide age and experience range within the team and there is interest and expertise in surgical, medical, behavioural, rehabilitation and emergency nursing. Every patient counts and every nurse goes the extra mile on a daily basis. I am so proud of the team and they deserve a little thank you for all those bleary- eyed moments in the early hours dealing with an RTA, GDV, whelping or other emergency. They take it all in their stride - even the farm animal emergencies!"
The Nurse that won “Thank A Vet Nurse” day is Louise Bouchard from New Era Veterinary Hospital nominated by Peter Howarth. The nominator that won was Val Marsh for nominating Kate Slack from Blacks vets. Your Ipad mini is on it’s way to you!
Winning Nursing Team!! We are very pleased to announce that the winning nursing team for the Thank a Vet Nurse Day competition is Oval Pet Centre in Sidcup Kent- Well done to you all!!! A case of Champagne is heading your way next week- Whoopee!