RVN BSAVA Surgical Nursing Merit Award
Claire started at Bishopton Vets in 2000 as a trainee nurse, and has been Head Nurse since 2007. She looks after clinical and practice standards at Ripon and Pateley Bridge.
Holly started working at Bishopton in 2016, after qualifying and completing her training at a Veterinary Hospital in Harrogate. She grew up on a family dairy farm and this is where her love of animals great and small stemmed from. At work her passion lies in medical nursing and the care of our hospitalised patients and she looks forward to expanding her knowledge with further qualifications in this area. Holly has recently been promoted to Senior Medical Nurse.
RVN Bsc(Hons) VPAC Clinical Coach
Laura graduated from Harper Adams in 2016 with a first class degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management. Her first job as an RVN was in a mixed practice in East Yorkshire, but for the last three years she has been working as Head Nurse in a small animal practice in York. She has also spent some time guest lecturing at Askham Bryan College in York. Laura thoroughly enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, but her passions are medical nursing, physiotherapy, geriatric patient care and radiography. She also loves training student nurses and is currently working towards her Nutritional Ambassador qualification.
Becky started working at Bishopton in 2018 and is currently studying to become a registered veterinary nurse which she will complete in 2021. Prior to joining Bishopton Becky worked as a dog groomer.
All my interests, hobbies and work related interests are all about my animal related. I absolutally love all animals, particularly dogs and farm animals. In my spare time like going on walks in the countryside with my dogs and spending time with my cheeky herd of pygmy goats.
Sophie relocated back to Yorkshire after spending 11 years in Liverpool. Sophie studied for a Zoology degree at The University of Liverpool and then went on to study veterinary nursing.
Steph has a background in design, but when she joined Bishopton in 2017 she changed track to her dream career of working with animals. Steph originally started at Bishopton as a Client & Clinical Care Assistant and after two years she was offered the opportunity to train to study as a nurse. Steph comes from a farming family and has grown up around animals of all sizes, in particular sheep.
Rosie first came to our Bishopton Easingwold surgery in 2018 for work experience, this led onto a placement the following year as part of her college course. During this time Rosie gained experience working across both our Easingwold and Ripon surgeries. In 2020 she qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant at Askham Bryan College and also completed an Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management for Companion Animals. Rosie has now progressed onto the Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma starting in September 2021 based at our Ripon Hospital.
Eleanor studied at Harper Adams University gaining a degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Managment. Since qualifying as a veterinary nurse Eleanor has locumed in London before moving up to Yorkshire. Eleanor loves all aspect of nursing but her key areas of interest lie in emergency and critical care, medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Zoe joined us in 2020 as Student Veterinary Nurse, she really enjoys animal behaviour and emergency care and when qualified she would like to do further study in those areas.
Yasmin is currently studying for her Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing at the University Centre Askham Bryan College. As part of her degree she has to undertake a placement year in practice. Prior to starting her degree Yasmin studied the Introduction to Animal Nursing.
Lucy qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018 with a foundation degree from Askham Bryan College. She started working at Bishopton in March 2022 splitting her time between practice nursing where she carries out nurse consultations and a general nursing role which involves caring for inpatients, monitoring anaesthesia and taking and running bloods.
Lucy has a keen interest in canine behaviour and hopes to study this is more depth in the near future. She has always enjoyed training dogs but since getting her own rescue dog in 2019 she can understand how this can help many dogs and families.