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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. 

Karen is one of our fantastic 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 Vet Nurse and what route did you follow to qualify? 

I have been qualified for 13 years now but have been in practice for 19 years. I did my training at Rodbaston College which was a one day a week course whilst working at Blacks Vets. 

What attracted you to a career as a Veterinary Nurse? 

I love animals and knew as soon as I saw the interaction with animals that I would enjoy this. 

What does your job as a veterinary nurse entail?  

Trying to reassure and comfort patients whilst they are in our care. This is the most important job in my opinion, but the list is actually endless! 

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

Just being in the profession itself is rewarding and I am so glad to be part of it. It is lovely seeing patients go home after we have helped care for them. 

Thank you, Karen, 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