Veterinary Nursing

11th April 2016

What do our veterinary nurses do all day?

Have you ever wondered what is involved in the average day for a veterinary nurse? At Bollington Veterinary Centre we couldn’t survive without our highly experienced clinical team of nurses. They’re involved in all aspects of your pets visit to our surgery, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

It can take years to become a qualified, experienced nurse. They work to ensure the care given to all animals is of the highest quality throughout the day. Some of the jobs they are involved with include;

  • Blood tests - taking and processing samples
  • X-rays - positioning and taking
  • Anaesthetics - monitoring
  • Placing catheters and fixing drips
  • Intensive care nursing - essential for all critical patients
  • Wounds - cleaning and bandaging
  • Operations - assisting our vets

The list is really endless.

We thought we’d share with you an excellent video produced by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA). Whilst the film was not made at out clinic, we feel it represents all aspects of work that our nursing team are involved in at Bollington Veterinary Centre.

If you are interested in becoming a nurse, or know someone who is, you might want to share this information with him or her.

There is an excellent pamphlet produced by the BVNA which can be downloaded from their website.