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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. 

Harleigh is one of our fantastic Student Veterinary Nurses here at Blacks Vets and she kindly took time out to tell us about life as a vet nurse. 

How long have you been a Student Veterinary Nurse and what route did you follow to qualify? 

I started working in a veterinary practice in 2015 and have worked as a receptionist, animal nursing assistant and I am now a second-year Student Veterinary Nurse and nearing the end of my studies. 

What attracted you to a career as a Veterinary Nurse? 

I love being a veterinary nurse and enjoy the many different aspects of the job. Every day is different. 

What does your job as a Student Veterinary Nurse entail?  

We care for patients as soon as they step through our doors. I particularly enjoy caring for the patients who are admitted into our hospital and need that extra attention and love. 

What is the most rewarding thing about being a Vet Nurse? 

Seeing the patients go home to their families feeling better after the care we provided for them. 

Thank you, Harleigh, for sharing your story.

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