6 April 2021
Living With A Student Veterinary Nurse, and Moving With The Times
In the first podcast below, Carly Kilby talks to her mum about inappropriate dinner conversations from 20 years ago. Have times changed?
In the second podcast, Carly chats with Laura Rowbotham, who discusses how her role within the practice she’s worked in, for over 15 years, has changed and developed.
Carly is BVNA’s South West Regional Representative. She gained work experience in rescue centres, farms, kennels and catteries before enrolling with the RCVS in 2001 and starting her veterinary nursing journey. Carly trained in a mixed first opinion practice in Devon while studying for an HND in Animal Nursing and Business and Facilities Management alongside the RCVS NVQ Levels 2 & 3 as well as A1 assessor award.
She qualified in 2006 and during her time in practice, she has worked in large animal practices, small animal referral and everything in between. She has settled into small animal locuming with an interest in orthopedic surgery, theatre practice and anaesthesia.
Carly has also travelled with a vet nurse friend. They went to Thailand, where she completed a Dive Master course and worked in an animal rescue centre. They treated poisonings, RTAs and mistreatment of street dogs and cats as well as routine neutering.
During her years in practice, she has gained NCert (Anaesth), ISFM NCert FN, BVNA Oral Care Nurse Certificate and is now studying for NCert Surgical Nursing.