What is your position within the surgery?
Clinical cleaner and animal nursing assistant.
What are your personal origins – how did you come to reside in your current location?
I have been in Dorset all of my life.
Why did you become a veterinary nurse?
I am not one as of yet, but would love to be one day. David Attenborough, Steve Backshall and Steve Irwin are all big inspirations to me. The role of being a veterinary nurse fascinates me as I would love to be able to care for sick and injured animals and be able to competently nurse them back to health.
How did you become a veterinary nurse?
My educational background so far had me at Kingston Maurward for 2 years doing an Extended Diploma in Animal Care. I have also done a vast range of work experience from equids to zoo animals and reptiles.
What do you actually do as a veterinary nurse?
My role as a clinical cleaner and animal nursing assistant is to keep all clinical areas of the building as clean and sterile as possible to reduce the spread of disease and infection. I also prepare rooms for upcoming operations with the necessary equipment. I am also around the place incase an extra pair of hands is needed as regards to assistants the veterinary nurses and vets such as restraining an animal.
Tell us about your pets. What are their names, ages, histories and personalities?
I have two pets, Roxy and Ronnie. Roxy is a 7 year old Miniature schnauzer who loves to be cosy and snuggle up in the evenings but run around like a lunatic during the day!
What are your personal interests and achievements?
I have been doing martial arts since age 5 and a half and have been a 1st Dan black belt in Goju Ryu Karate since 2013. In 2015 I was awarded my 1st Dan black belt in Ryukyu kobudo which is a style of weaponry. When I’m not training in the dojo I am being creative. I enjoy writing creative short stories as well as use watercolours and acrylic paint.
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