I am putting myself forward for the BVNA Council due to having a passion for Veterinary Nursing and wanting to help those within the profession whilst helping to move the profession forward. Animal health and welfare is extremely important to me and very much a part of being within the veterinary profession. I feel supporting both registered and student veterinary nurses in their goals is important and BVNA are key in this by being there for members when for various reasons  they are in need of help. The strange times we are currently experiencing mean the work of the BVNA council is all the more important to support nurses and animal health and welfare.

I qualified via the apprenticeship route in April 2018. I initially worked at Bridgnorth Veterinary Centre a small animal independent practice, I moved to YourVets Smethwick a small animal hospital in November 2017.

I became a clinical coach and thoroughly enjoyed supporting and helping students develop their skills. I enjoy all aspects of nursing with a special interest in Pain Management, Geriatric Care and Behaviour. My fascination for cats means I completed the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour in November 2018 and started the ISFM Foundation Diploma in Feline Nursing in April 2019.

Since July 2019 I have been unable to work in practice due to Functional Neurological Disorder it has affected my mobility and causes light headedness making concentrating difficult. Due to not wanting to leave the profession, I am currently formulating a business plan for Purrfect Solutions. The aim is to help create the perfect cat environment in various situations.

I volunteer at Shropshire Cat Rescue where I am creating a workshop programme and on a weekly basis monitor weights and highlight changes in condition of the residents in the retirement village.