ABSTRACT: Nursing care plans tend to be applied wholeheartedly – or not used at all in general practice. Until recently only human models could be applied in the veterinary context, some of which were dated and none were completely relevant.

This series of articles will look at the author’s use of different nursing care plans in a first-opinion practice and discuss how useful they are, and the advantages and disadvantages of using them.

The articles are all based on cases seen at the author’s practice.


Johanna Page RVN,MBVNA,PHC

Jo is head veterinary nurse at Orchard Veterinary Group. She has a keen interest in diagnostic imaging and genetic health and is also a clinical coach for several of the student nurses at the practice. She is a Royal Canin Pet Health Counsellor and has almost completed her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. She lives with her partner and their three dogs in Somerset.

Keywords: Clinical, Nursing, Cases

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 28 (09) • August 2013 • pp253-255

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