ABSTRACT: The equine veterinary nurse plays a crucial role in the purchase, maintenance, sterilisation and set-up of arthroscopic equipment and instrumentation. This three-part review will cover all of these aspects, and aims to serve as a practical resource for the equine surgical nurse. In Part 1, we will provide a brief introduction to the equipment and instrumentation required for arthroscopic surgery in horses.


Jessica Johnson BAgrSc, MVB, MRCVS, Dip. ECVS, DVMS

Jessica Johnson graduated with an MVB in Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin in 2011. She is a European Specialist in Large Animal Surgery and has completed a Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Specialization (DVMS). In 2018 she joined the Equine Veterinary Medical Centre, Qatar; as a clinician in surgery & sports medicine.

Email: johnson@qf.org.qa

Jackie Ryan

Ms Jackie Ryan has been working as a veterinary nurse for more than 19 years. She obtained her diploma in Veterinary Nursing from University College Dublin in 2009 and has since worked in equine hospitals in Ireland and Australia. She moved to Qatar in 2018 where she joined the team at the Equine Veterinary Medical Center as Head Surgery Nurse.

This article has been republished with minor changes. These changes do not impact the academic content of the article,

Keywords: equine; horse; arthroscopy; surgery; veterinary nursing; arthroscopic
instrumentation; surgical equipment

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 35 (09-12) • September-December 2020 •



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