I qualified in 2003 and have over 20 years experience of working in the veterinary industry, in a variety of roles. I have worked in a number of different locations, including Australia, in private, mixed and charity practices.

I have been privileged to teach veterinary nursing in a further education college for almost a decade as well as examining for a number of years. In these roles I further developed a keen interest in supporting student veterinary nurses to achieve their full potential. I am extremely proud to have been part of the journey to qualification for a number of Registered Veterinary Nurses.

My passions are education, wellbeing and exotics and wildlife.

I can bring to the BVNA Council role, understanding and increased awareness of the demands and rewards of the veterinary nursing qualification. Alongside this I would work to raise awareness of the need for opportunities to increase wellbeing for all those in industry, as well as exploring practical ways to implement these measures, to include colleagues who work in roles not considered to be purely practice based.

I have never stopped feeling excited or proud to be part of the veterinary industry.

This is an especially challenging time for all of us and I am keen to support all my veterinary nursing colleagues and promote positive change within this profession.