ABSTRACT: In this article, I discuss the career change from working as a Veterinary Nurse (VN) in first opinion practice to a VN working in a referral teaching hospital. Of course, no two veterinary practices are the same and this article reflects personal experiences. However, I hope it may help those who are considering a change in their career path and wondering which route to take.


Samantha Cross BSc RVN

Sam graduated from University of Bristol with BSc in Veterinary Nursing and Bio-veterinary Science, qualifying as an RVN in 2017. She worked in small animal first opinion practice for 2 years and now works in a referral teaching hospital. Sam thoroughly enjoys in-patient care and supporting students during their training.

Email: sc13421@bristol.ac.uk

Keywords: veterinary nursing; career; referral

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 36 (04)• April 2021 pp

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