CPD Regions - Midlands

Regional Representative:

Kim Rathbone RVN 


My name is Kim and I am your new BVNA Regional Coordinator for the Midlands. I am very much looking forward to providing CPD events and already have a few topics I wish to cover, however I am open to situations as well. 

I first started my career in Lancashire as a Veterinary Receptionist and it was from doing this role I wanted to become a Veterinary Nurse so I made the decision to change practices to start my Nurse training, however my husbands career changed all that and it brought us to the West Midlands so I changed practices again only this time to a referral practice, after only a few months they decided to put me through my Nurse training and I was so excited. So I qualified in 2012 and after a year of qualifying I went back to 1st opinion and become a Consulting Nurse, team leader to the Vet Care Assistants and a Clinical Coach. I now work at a local practice as an RVN and Clinical Coach and wish to progress to a Head Nurse role sometime in the future. 

I have 2 Guinea Pigs called Neville and Rodney and a rescue Budgie called Ziggy. I have been with my husband for 18 years (married for 6 years) and have bought a house. I enjoy reading, walking, swimming, watching movies and socialising with friends in my spare time. I also love CPD and you will often find me catching up with webinars or listening to the latest podcasts in my free time. 

I look forward to booking events for the Midlands region and helping support the BVNA.