ABSTRACT: In this article I discuss the changes I have experienced when changing profession from a Veterinary Nurse (VN) in practice to a VN working in the charity sector. I hope to encourage those VNs who may be considering a change of career path, and also conversely, give some clarification to the VNs who want to stay in practice but have a little self doubt as to if “the grass is greener” in a different role. Firstly, I will give a brief description of my VN history.


Clare Louise Jones BA(Hons) RVN

Clare is Registered Veterinary Nurse who qualified from Myerscough College in 2013. She worked at Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic, a small animal and exotic practice, for over 6 years, and then a small animal hospital in Mold for 6 months. Clare now works for Dogs Trust as a Campaigns Veterinary nurse. Clare has a particular interest in exotics, running weight clinics and education. She has a handsome black labrador and a bouncy springer spaniel.

Email: Clarey_klair@hotmail.com

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 32 (11) • November 2017 pp339-342

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